Member View: Ditch the College Admission Stress

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The college search and application process can be a stressful time for families and students. But there are ways to manage this stress and anxiety.

Sherri Geller, co-director of college counseling at Gann Academy (MA), recently shared her stress management tips with JewishBoston.

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Report: Rethinking Work-Study Programs

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The Federal Work-Study program currently offers low-income students the opportunity to work while enrolled in higher education. But could it also serve as a career-readiness program?

A new report from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) gives recommendations for how colleges can rethink work-study programs to more intentionally prepare students for the “real world.”

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Planning is Key to Successful Community College Transfer

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Students who transfer to a four-year college or university from a community college are more likely to graduate than other transfer students. However, planning out the move is necessary for success.

KCUR 89.3, the NPR station in the Kansas City, KS area, recently ran a piece on tips for making your transfer from a community college as smooth as possible.

The biggest message – planning ahead is the way to go.

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New Report Offers Admission Framework for Displaced Students

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Verifying transcripts and information from outside the US can often be a challenge for colleges and universities. But what about applicants who aren’t able to provide documentation at all?

A new analysis and toolkit, “Inclusive Admissions Policies for Displaced and Vulnerable Students,” from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) offers a framework for colleges and universities as they work with displaced students.

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A New Way to Measure Student Success

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Could a video game ever replace standardized testing’s role in college admission?

Enter 27-year-old Rebecca Kantar and Imbellus Inc., her start-up that aims to reinvent testing.

Imbellus wasn’t started with the recent bribery scandal in mind, but Kantar told Bloomberg Businessweek that it is “cheatproof.”

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Registration Now Open for 40th Annual Guiding the Way to Inclusion

Register now for NACAC’s 40th Annual Guiding the Way to Inclusion and join hundreds of professionals responsible for multicultural recruiting, increasing access to higher education, and creating campuses strengthened by students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The workshop will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 28-31.

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Author: ‘Bias Toward Privilege’ Prevalent on College Campuses

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Colleges and universities are working to recruit more diverse populations. But a new book finds that these marginalized populations often don’t have the resources and support they need as they work toward a degree.

“There’s a difference between access and inclusion,” explains Anthony Abraham Jack, author of the new book The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students.

“Universities have extended invitations to more and more diverse sets of students but have not changed their ways to adapt to who is on campus.”

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AACRAO Panel: Beyond the Bribery Scandal

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Earlier this week, attendees at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 2019 annual meeting in Los Angeles spoke for the first time at a national event about the “Operation Varsity Blues” bribery scandal.

As part of a panel that included Tammy Aagard, associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Florida and AACRAO board member, and Phil Ballinger, associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Washington, I had the opportunity to provide an update on NACAC’s activities to date, and to hear questions and concerns from the admission officers in attendance.

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