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'Crazy U' delves into admissions process

A few weeks ago I received the book, "Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College," and groaned. Great, I thought, another book written by another Baby Boomer for fellow Baby Boomers about what the admissions process means to them (and not, you know, their college-bound children).

By Jenna Johnson  | March 10, 2011; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Admissions, Campus Overload Live  
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Texas group launches scholarship exclusively for white males

The application for a $500 scholarship from the Former Majority Association for Equality looks pretty much like all the others out there. Well, except for this eligibility requirement: "Male - No less than 25% Caucasian."

By Jenna Johnson  | February 28, 2011; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Texas State University  
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Take this ring... and my in-state tuition discount

I know a few couples who have tied the knot earlier than planned, for reasons greater than love alone -- usually, the need for health insurance or visa woes. But here's a reason I had not thought of: Getting hitched to score in-state tuition.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 8, 2011; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  University of California  
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Culture shock? Proud East Coaster now a West Coast college student

A few weeks ago, Midwesterner Valerie Roder told us about adjusting to college life in the Big Apple. Today's guest blogger is Brianne Jones, a New Jersey native who is now a freshman at Santa Clara University.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 7, 2011; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Santa Clara University  
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The fine art of polishing your online persona

Your college apps are in, and you are in a prime position to be accepted at the college of your choice. Or are you? All the hard work you've put in could possibly be undone by your online and social media footprint.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 3, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Facebook, admissions  
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Web helps admissions officials demystify application process

Admissions officials at many colleges are trying to fight the Hollywood version of the college application process: A panel of ancient white guys in suits sitting in a stuffy wood-paneled boardroom as they discuss a pile of dusty folders.

By Jenna Johnson  | January 6, 2011; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Centre College, University of Delaware  
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