Not sure what all the hype was about? Read more here!
Great quick article by Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz via HuffPost. Not sure how common these mistakes are, but they are certainly avoidable.
In short she notes:
1. MISTAKING A DOWNLOADABLE, PRINTABLE PDF APPLICATION FORM FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION
2. FORGETTING TO SAVE YOUR IN-PROCESS APPLICATION
3. USING INCOMPATIBLE BROWSERS OR OPERATING SYSTEMS
4. UNDER-REPORTING OR UNDER-EXPLAINING HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
Read the full article here.
Four out of the five that made it on to the top-five list are western states – California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington. Just another reason why bigger (and public) isn’t always better or, more so now than ever, more affordable. Though public college tuition for the most part is still less for in-state students, with increased competitiveness within the in-state market (especially in states like California) looking out of state, at both public and smaller private institutions, is becoming an increasingly more viable option.
Read more about rising tuition costs here.
Failure, unfortunately, is just part of life. We will not achieve all we set out to in the time frame in which we wish to achieve it, and you know what? It’s OK. Successful people, as this article notes, overcome their unsuccessful moments. Playing a big part in this effort is their attitude and perception; it’s really all about perspective and believing in yourself.
College Admissions + Will Ferrell = Crazy U.
Tip number 36: Don’t apply for financial aid after midnight…..
Everyone who has worked in college admissions knows that you need to have a sense of humor – a mantra students and parents going through the process should also adopt. This should be worth a few laughs.
Long story short: It all works out exaclty how it should in the end.
For the long version check out the article, here.
OK. I have to admit that even I did not know a few of these. Read some of these little known facts here – trust me, it is worth the read!!! Oh, and also – a number of these are trivia worthy…if like me, you are into that sorta thing.