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College Study Tips: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Here are some benefits to studying for your college classes the right way: more leisure time, less stress, less pressure from your parents, less debt, better grades, and better career opportunities. Sound worthwhile? That doesn't mean there isn't work involved, but it's how you accomplish the work that matters.

College Residence Life Staff: Speak to Gain Respect

When you speak, do residents listen or ignore you? If you're having trouble commanding respect, it could be the way you're saying it. Here is a list of words that can sabotage your effectiveness as a communicator.

Reducing the Administrative Burden for Further Education Colleges

The introduction of the Government's Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in September 2004 meant that more young people from poorer backgrounds could afford to stay on in further education instead of being forced to find work.But the scheme brought with it an extra administrative burden for further education (FE) colleges.

Creating the Acceptable College Applicant

America's colleges and universities no longer have enough room to accommodate all the qualified students who apply. As a result, schools are forced to reject far more applicants than they accept.

The College-Bound Students Early Bird Menu

Many parents and students I counsel confuse Early Admission, Early Read, Early Decision, Early Action and Early Notification. How these and the other admission strategies listed below are used, will determine the course of the student's college years.

Getting Into College No Longer A Numbers Game!

Sending your kids to college has never been more difficult or more expensive, and outstanding grades no longer guarantee admission! Student competition is at an all-time high and families now face the toughest admissions committees in history, soaring tuition costs, and a financial aid system designed to eliminate all but the most knowledgeable and persistent applicants.America is knee deep in an unsung higher education crisis that is affecting families from all walks of life.

Saving For College - Your Number Two Priority

In today's highly competitive college admissions process, families must never lose sight of the fact that nothing is more important to parent or child than the student's acceptance to college. Your second priority is how to pay for it.

Submitting The College Application

At this point, except for the waiting, the worst is basically over! However, the way you submit the student's stuff is just about as important as the stuff that's being submitted!The correct order is: (1) The application is first (2) followed by the essays, which should be attached to the application unless there are specific instructions to the contrary; (3) Next is the resume, which should be stapled together, but not to the application or the essays; (4) The special essay(s) follow and should be paper clipped to the resume as opposed to being stapled to it. Attach a large paper clip to all of the above to ensure everything stays in the proper order, and then send the entire package overnight or 2nd day with a signature guarantee.

The All-Important College Application


Tips On College Selection

It is highly recommended that early in the college selection process, parents and student(s) visit some schools to determine if they'll be suitable. The criteria that must be considered before any college is applied to include:? Average GPA, SAT I, class rank for acceptance ? The school should offer enough choices in the event the student changes their major ? Size, location, Greeks, religious affiliation ? Percentage of freshmen that return for year two ? Percentage of freshmen that graduate in four years ? Percentage of financial need met ? Percentage of gift aid/self-help awarded ? On or off campus job opportunities ? Meal plans and dietary situations met ? Name recognition ? Student/teacher ratio ? Average class size, semester or trimester ? Percentage of professors who teach and percentage of teaching assistants ? 2 or 4-year college or university ? Co-ed dorms ? Freshman cars permitted ? Handicap accessibility ? Cost of the sheepskinIt is also recommended that you determine if the school uses a need-blind or need-sensitive admissions policy.

Writing The All-Important College Application Essay

The application essay is the most crucial piece of writing the student will submit to the colleges, and, if not done impressively, it will also be their last. In most cases, it is the college's first actual exposure to the student, and first impressions have a habit of lasting.

Most Colleges Require Letters Of Recommendation

I cannot overemphasize the importance of developing strong relationships with high school teachers and counselors as early as possible. An extremely well written, all-telling letter can absolutely make the difference of being accepted or rejected to any college.

Facing Your Fears as an Adult Returning to School

In case you hadn't noticed, career colleges aren't just for learning a vocational trade anymore. Nowadays, career colleges can help you obtain a Bachelor's, Master's, or even Doctorate Degree in just about any field of study, or they can even help you simply brush up on skills you might already have on your way to earning a certification or Associate's Degree.

Accredited Life Experience Degrees - Accelerate Your Progress Online

Chances are you are pursuing an online degree to reap benefits in the workplace. For this reason, you may be interested in accelerating your progress to get your degree faster.

On-line Universities and Degrees - Find the Right One for You

The first step to finding the right online university is to decide what degree you want. Do you want an undergraduate or graduate degree? Are you interested in a certificate program for work related study? If you are returning to school for work, you may want to get feedback from your employer for this decision.

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College Students Aren't Checking Out Books  The Atlantic

University libraries around the world are seeing precipitous declines in the use of the books on their shelves.

University of Oklahoma gave false data to U.S. News college rankings for 20 years  CNN

The company that makes the annual Best Colleges rankings said that the University of Oklahoma gave "inflated" data on its alumni giving rates for two decades.

At the top of their classes  Tampa Bay Times

Lauren Dingle, 18. Parents: Kimberly and Phillip Dingle. College: University of Notre Dame. Major: Business. Co-Salutatorian. Sydney Lowman, 18. Parents: ...

Michigan baseball ousted by Nebraska in Big Ten tournament semis  The Detroit News

The Cornhuskers bounced back from an 18-8 loss to the Wolverines earlier Saturday to reach the title game Sunday for the first time since 2014.

Auburn radio voice Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, die after car wreck  Montgomery Advertiser

AUBURN — Rod Bramblett, the radio voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, died late Saturday night from injuries suffered in serious car wreck about 6 ...

Father linked to University of San Diego pleads guilty in college admissions scandal  10News

A Los Angeles real estate CEO accused of gaining preference for admission to University of San Diego for his children was one of three parents who pleaded ...

Free College: More Than 53,000 Disney Employees Can Attend University of Central Florida  Newsweek

Thousands of Disney employees have attended college free of charge courtesy of their employer and now over 50,000 people will be eligible to attend the ...

Opinion: Oregonians need a bold investment in higher education

While we should celebrate the new investment in Oregon's prekindergarten-12 system, we cannot forget the need for investment in higher education, writes Ben ...

Chapman University Student Linked to College Admissions Scandal  NBC Southern California

A private university in California says it determined one student linked to the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities may have ...

University of Oklahoma stripped of U.S. News college ranking after giving false information for 20 years  The Week Magazine

The University of Oklahoma has been supplying false information to U.S. News & World Report for the last 20 years, reports CNN. U.S. News & World Report, ...

Capital Region college, university graduations begin this weekend  Times Union

Mortar boards and academic robes will be a common site in the coming weeks in the Capital Region as area colleges and universities hold their graduation ...

The Day the National Guard Raided a Dorm in North Carolina  The Atlantic

Violence in the spring of 1969 marred the commencement festivities for that year's North Carolina A&T graduates. This year, they finally got to celebrate.

Opinion | More on the College Dropout Crisis  The New York Times

This article is part of David Leonhardt's newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. A few years ago, I got some feedback from a reader that ...

University of Illinois' Gies College of Business to end on-campus MBA classes  Crain's Chicago Business

The Gies College of Business in Urbana-Champaign will direct more resources to its fast-growing online MBA program, among others. “The iMBA is the right ...

NCAA Softball Super Regional: Tennessee Lady Vols outlast Florida, force Game 3  Knoxville News Sentinel

Haley Bearden drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to finish off Florida 3-2, sending the best-of-three series to the third and deciding game.

College Radio Watch: University of Evansville to Sell WUEV License and More News  Radio Survivor

I'm saddened, but not surprised to hear that University of Evansville has announced plans to sell the 91.5 FM license for college radio station WUEV-FM in ...

Chapman University Says Student Linked to College Admissions Scam May Have Given Fraudulent Test Scores  KTLA Los Angeles

A private university in California says it determined one student linked to the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities may have ...

University to use The College Board's 'adversity score' for student admissions, retention  Daily Illini

The College Board recently announced a new college admissions tool that measures the economic and social adversity of students who take the SAT exam.

USF President Makes Historic Gift, Donating $20 Million to Establish the Judy Genshaft Honors College | USF News  USF News Channel

The University of South Florida System has flourished under President Judy Genshaft. Now, she continues her transformational leadership – this time through a ...

A College Student Is No Longer Enrolled At School After A Video Showing A Group Of White Students Using The N-Word Went Viral  BuzzFeed News

At least one Monmouth University student is no longer enrolled there after he was identified in a video with other, mostly white students using the n-word that ...

Normal to improve College/University intersection this summer  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — One of Normal's busiest intersections is getting upgrades this summer, including better accessibility for the vision-impaired.

University of Oklahoma stripped of 'US News' ranking for supplying false information  Inside Higher Ed

University knowingly exaggerated the share of alumni who donate. Seven other colleges found to have submitted incorrect information.

Tuition discounting grows at private colleges and universities  CNBC

There has been a great deal of news about the rising cost of college tuition. However, discounts at private colleges and universities are actually on the rise.

Year-old video surfaces showing college students repeating racial slur; Peers now demand action

A year-old video posted on social media this week that shows eight young people repeating a racial slur sparked outrage from New Jersey college students and ...

College students seeking mental health care face barriers on campus  The Gazette

When Mary Rose Bernal sought help for an eating disorder during her first year of college in Iowa, she said she felt like she had to educate providers “who ...

MSU College of Education recognizes outstanding teacher interns  Mississippi State Newsroom

Twenty-one Mississippi State College of Education graduates recently were recognized as outstanding teacher interns for the spring 2019 semester.

PIAA track and field championships: Girard College’s Thelma Davies makes state history

Davies became the first person to win two PIAA championships four years in a row, according to PIAA records.

Webster University Appoints Paul Steger Dean of Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts  Webster University Newsroom

Paul Steger has been named dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University, effective mid-July. Steger joins Webster University from ...

Michelle Casey, Oregon State University student, falls to her death while taking pictures on coast  CBS News

Michelle Casey, of Happy Valley, was taking pictures at Neahkahnie Mountain near Manzanita when she fell.

Unique degree paths present numerous possibilities for Oklahoma college graduates

Til death do us part has new meaning for Cassie Alvarez and Ryan Johnson. The two University of Central Oklahoma students both recently graduated with a ...

Several exposed, 2 hospitalized after chemical spill at Lone Star College  Chron

Several people were exposed to Bromine after the chemical spilled inside a northwest Houston Lone Star College campus Wednesday morning, police said.

Disney World employees can now attend Florida college for free  NBC2 News

Disney is going to pick up the tab for workers who attend the University of Central Florida.

OU Super Regional - Photo Gallery

Oklahoma players carry a piece of the outfield wall after winning the second game of the NCAA softball tournament in the Norman Super Regional between the ...

Mr. Chenowith goes to Washington ... to speak about insurance for college athletes  Kansas City Star

Former KU basketball center Eric Chenowith spoke in front of the Knight Commission on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The topic was insurance for college ...

Local woman killed in semi-truck crash on Highway 6 in College Station  KBTX

It took firefighters two hours to rescue a driver who was trapped in the wreckage of a semi-truck on Highway 6 in College Station. The truck's passenger was ...

She used to ignore her mother’s stories about Vietnam. A professor’s class helped change that.  The Washington Post

In her valedictory speech at the University of Southern California, the child of Vietnamese immigrants challenged the school on its diversity.

6 strategies for filing successful college applications (Part 1)

This is the first part of a two-part series, offering strategies for filling successful college applications. Here are the first three strategies, with the final three to come ...

OC University Turns Over Student Records In College Cheating Scandal  KABC

Chapman University reportedly turned over records for nine students in the case. The L.A. Times is reporting that school received $400-grand from a bogus ...

This year, top colleges are forgoing politicians as commencement speakers  CNN

(CNN) Every year during commencement season, influential people from all spheres of life pop up at colleges and universities to share words of wisdom and, ...

The liberal arts are under attack. So why do the rich want their children to study them?  The Washington Post

A new analysis by two economists takes issue with those who argue that liberal arts education is not worth the investment. Catharine B. Hill and Elizabeth ...

New dean of College of Law announced  Northern News

Following a national search, Charles H. Rose III has been named dean of the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University, effective July 1. Rose is currently ...

Area sports notes: Lee University finishes season strong at national track and field meet  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Lee University wound up with six top-eight finals times in the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field meet in Kingsville, Texas.

WFISD announces valedictorians and salutatorians for three high schools  Times Record News

The Wichita Falls Independent School District announced the six salutatorians and valedictorians from the district's three high schools.

15 college presidents who've been paid millionaire salaries  Business Insider

The highest paid university president earned 41 times more than professors. Here are some college chiefs who earn millionaire salaries.

Lady Vols softball loses to Florida in super regional; UT one loss from elimination  Knoxville News Sentinel

If the Tennessee softball team is going to reach the Women's College World Series, it will have to do it the hard way.

Chico State wins Yeti FLW College fishing Western Conference tournament  Ukiah Daily Journal

The Chico State University duo of Carson Leber of Dixon, California, and Chad Sweitzer of Chico, California, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Clear ...

Best College/University | Best Education And Instruction in Northwest Indiana

2200 169th St. Hammond. 219-989-2400. 1400 S. U.S. Hwy. 421. Westville. 219-785-5200. “It is a tremendous honor to consistently be recognized by ...

National Champion! South Carolina’s Paul Jubb takes NCAA men’s tennis singles title  The State

The South Carolina Gamecocks men's tennis program got its first ever national champion when Paul Jubb beat Mississippi State's Nuno Borges at the NCAA ...

Lone Star College-University Park Salutes Graduates  PRNewswire

HOUSTON, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The hopes and dreams of students from all backgrounds and walks of life will be front and center at Lone Star ...

KU point guard target R.J. Hampton to announce college choice Tuesday on ESPN  Kansas City Star

R.J. Hampton, the No. 6-ranked player in the college basketball recruiting Class of 2019 by, will announce his college choice on Tuesday, May 28, ...

University Of Miami & Miami-Dade College Sign New Transfer Agreement  CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It's not uncommon for a student to begin at Miami-Dade College with the intention of eventually transferring to the University of Miami.

It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her  The New York Times

When Marilyn Webb asked a distinguished male professor to serve on her dissertation committee at the University of Chicago, he said he would do so only if he ...

Here's how the University Center will be more like a community college — and how it won't  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

University of South Dakota officials want to change the University Center in Sioux Falls into a community college with a rebrand and a new name: "Community ...

OU Begins WCWS Thursday against Alabama

NORMAN — No. 1 seed Oklahoma softball (54-3) opens play at the 2019 Women's College World Series Thursday at 8:30 p.m. CT against No. 8 seed Alabama ...

4-star recruit Cole Bajema sticking with Michigan basketball  Detroit Free Press

Michigan basketball signee Cole Bajema reaffirmed his commitment to the Wolverines.

What history tells Howard: Ex-NBA players jump to college coaching with mixed results  The Detroit News

Juwan Howard, a former Fab Five member and Miami Heat assistant, has had plenty of success throughout his career. But when it comes to former NBA players ...

It looks like any other graduation -- except these graduates earned their degrees in prison  CNN

It looked like just another graduation ceremony -- except it took place at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in the town of Pacific, where all 10 of the ...

For Braiden McGregor, four-star DE, 'It was always Michigan'  The Detroit News

Braiden McGregor of Port Huron Northern, one of the nation's top defensive end prospects in the 2020 class, will play college football at Michigan, ...

Michigan offers Juwan Howard its basketball job, deal being negotiated  Detroit Free Press

Michigan basketball has offered its head coaching job to Juwan Howard, the former Fab Five member.

UNC Charlotte's 'worst day': Former student kills 2, injures 4 in shooting at North Carolina university  USA TODAY

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A former student opened fire in a classroom building at a North Carolina university on Tuesday night, killing two people and injuring four ...

Michigan basketball's John Beilein leaving to coach NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers  Detroit Free Press

Michigan's John Beilein will be the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

University of London faces boycott over treatment of staff  The Guardian

The University and College Union (UCU) congress has voted to boycott Senate House, the administrative centre of the University of London (UoL), because of ...

Ex-Michigan coach John Beilein: I left the greatest university in the world  Detroit Free Press

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein said that ongoing issues in college basketball were not why he left for the Cavaliers.

Free college is coming for WA families making under $50K  Crosscut

For years, Washington state has failed to fully fund its financial-aid program for low-income college students. This school year, about 18,000 people qualified for ...

Sonita Alleyne to be first black leader of an Oxbridge college  The Guardian

A businesswoman and media executive is to become the first black person to lead an Oxbridge college after being elected master of Jesus College, Cambridge.

Brother of dead UB fraternity pledge wants justice  Buffalo News

I want the ones responsible to pay for it,” said Sergio Serafin-Bazan, whose brother died after a suspected hazing incident.

Carroll College, University of Providence split softball doubleheader  Montana Sports

(Argo Athletics Media Release). GREAT FALLS – Argo softball fell by run-rule to open their series against Carroll but rallied in the second contest to take a ...

See the names of the delegation members accompanying Gov. DeSantis to Israel

The delegation includes elected officials, Florida agency personnel, business leaders, academic leaders and faith leaders.

After Saturday's win, Gophers advance to Women's College World Series  Minnesota Daily

Minnesota's dream of reaching the Women's College World Series for softball came true on Saturday night. After second baseman MaKenna Partain threw the ...

This is the greatest hidden ball trick you've ever seen  Yahoo Sports

Trine University pulled off a walk-off pick-off using the hidden ball trick to advance to the College World Series.

Campus Notes: TCC posthumously bestows degree to Vietnam veteran

TCC posthumously bestows degree to Vietnam veteran. David Lowe was a student at TCC in 2006 and again in 2009-10. He died in June 2018. Tallahassee ...

Which Tennessee football assistants are the most productive recruiters?  Knoxville News Sentinel

As Jeremy Pruitt prepares for his second season as Tennessee's football coach, he and staff members he hired are responsible for more than half of the ...

Lawmakers call on congress to pass ALERT Act to protect college, university students  WWMT-TV

Several United States senators and representatives are calling on Congress to pass the Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations ...

Class of 2019: Meet the top students in Pinellas public high schools this year  Tampa Bay Times

With final exams and college decisions bearing down on the top students in Pinellas County public schools, we threw one more assignment at them. We asked ...

Washington State Moves Toward Free and Reduced College Tuition, With Businesses Footing the Bill  The New York Times

Washington State lawmakers have taken a major step toward offering free or reduced college tuition using funds from businesses there, including Amazon and ...

South Carolina makes top five for key in-state recruit  The State

The South Carolina Gamecocks football team with Will Muschamp and John Scott Jr. are working hard on Conway defensive lineman Tonka Heminway, who ...

College and University Graduation This Weekend  klyq

This is the weekend for commencement activities. First up will be Hamilton's Bitterroot College - University of Montana with graduation Friday at the Daly ...

AJ Plitzuweit transfers to University of South Dakota as Augustana maps D-I future  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

NSIC Freshman of the Year AJ Plitzuweit is transferring from Augustana to the University of South Dakota.

‘We definitely will bounce back’ : USC greats confident in baseball program  The State

The South Carolina baseball wrapped up its worst season in the past two decades Tuesday night. The Gamecocks lost to LSU, 8-6, in the elimination round of ...

Cambridge University college bell removed over slavery link  BBC News

A Cambridge University college has removed a historic bell from view amid fears it has links to the slave trade. The Demerara Bell was donated to St Catharine's ...

South Carolina star wins NCAA semifinal, clinches spot in national championship match  The State

The South Carolina Gamecocks tennis team will have someone playing for a national title for the first time ever when Paul Jubb plays Saturday in the NCAA ...

Class of 2020 cornerback Angelo Grose of Mansfield commits to Cincinnati Bearcats

Angelo Grose may look to run track at UC in addition to playing football.

Sanskrit College & University to increase intake in Linguistics  Millennium Post

Kolkata: The Sanskrit College and University (SCU) is taking steps to increase its intake in Linguistics at the undergraduate level considering the opportunities in ...

Michigan defensive lineman Ron Johnson enters transfer portal  Detroit Free Press

Michigan defensive lineman Ron Johnson has entered the transfer portal. He'll have two years of college football eligibility remaining.

HR Program Directory  SHRM

The Program directory includes HR- and HR-related degree programs that align with the SHRM Human Resource Curriculum Guidelines and templates, ...

Report: Cincinnati Bearcats to host Valparaiso transfer Jaume Sorolla for visit

Valparaiso grad transfer Jaume Sorolla, a 7-foot center from Tortosa, Spain, will visit the Cincinnati Bearcats this weekend, according to a report via Twitter from ...

Hundreds of students and staff from two L.A. universities remain quarantined amid measles scare  The Washington Post

Hundreds of students, staff and faculty at two Los Angeles universities have been quarantined because they may have been exposed to measles, according to ...

Lecturers urge colleges not to hide behind government on pay  TES News

The UCU is urging colleges to deliver better pay and conditions for FE lecturers and not hide behind the government's failings to increase funding for the sector.

Chicago's Urban Prep Academy – known for 100% college acceptance rates – put reputation ahead of results  The Conversation - US

Urban Prep Academy in Chicago made a name by boasting about its 100% college acceptance rates for graduating seniors. A founding teacher at Urban Prep ...

Standout Gamecock pitcher ending career early, but he’s not leaving team just yet  The State

A promising season derailed by injuries has ended with South Carolina baseball closer Sawyer Bridges deciding to transition to a new role with the Gamecocks.

Riot starts League of Legends collegiate body and names 6 advisory board...  Dot Esports

Brought to you by IKON, challenging you to share your greatest game moments and win amazing prizes. Riot Games has finally launched the Riot Scholastic ...

Scrap student loans and give every 18-year-old who stays in training £20,000, report says  The Telegraph

Scrap student loans and instead give every 18-year-old who stays in training a £20000 lump sum, a former Government adviser has said.

Deion Sanders, DT Cromer see friendship come full circle with Gamecock connection  The State

D.T. Cromer has put up Deion Sanders in his house, and now he can extend the same offer to Sanders' son Shilo thanks to South Carolina football. Cromer, who ...

LSU’s national champion coach: Kingston ‘one of the very best’ despite dismal season  The State

LSU baseball coach and College World Series champion Paul Mainieri was highly complimentary of South Carolina baseball and coach Mark Kingston after ...

Historic Number of Women Elected to National Academy of Sciences  University Herald

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their ...

Georgia quarterback comes away from South Carolina visit ‘amazed’  The State

The South Carolina Gamecocks football team played host to Dacula, Georgia quarterback Colten Gauthier. He plans to see Troy, Duke, June Miami and UCF.

Two to transfer from South Carolina baseball, including brother of former starter  The State

In the immediate aftermath of a trying season, two more players are set to part ways with South Carolina baseball — rising senior Quinntin Perez and rising ...

Letter: Sajid Javid should not be allowed to criminalise the British heroes of Rojava  The Guardian

Volunteers against Isis who helped liberate Kurdish communities in Syria face up to 10 years in jail after the home secretary's ultimatum. Sat 25 May 2019 16.00 ...

Universities told not to 'scaremonger' ahead of fee cut  BBC News

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has told England's universities not to "scaremonger" over their finances, ahead of a review which is expected to call for a cut ...

Wisconsin assistant coach’s wife, daughter die in crash  Macon Telegraph

The University of Wisconsin said Sunday the wife and daughter of men's basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile ...

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