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Admissions 101: What's the Best College Guide?

Over at Admissions 101, Jay Mathews has opened the debate on the best college guide. Here's a quick sampling of the discussion so far: ANetliner says: Daniel Golden's "The Price of Admission" is a terrific book on this subject. Golden...

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 9, 2009; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Admissions 101: To Take or Not to Take AP and IB

Over at Admissions 101, Jay Mathews is discussing the answer to a prickly question: The Question: Is it better for college admissions to take an IB or AP class and receive a C or D or take a standard class...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 25, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: AP, IB, college admissions  
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Admissions 101: College Pitfalls for Poor Students

It's conventional wisdom that talented, but underpriveleged, students are often turned away from college for lack of funds. Jay Mathews tried to dispell that idea in a column this week. He asked for readers to throw out examples of such...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 11, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: college admissions, underprivileged students  
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Admissions 101: Boot the SAT?

Jay Mathews is looking for feedback over at Admissions 101: My latest online column addresses the growing trend of colleges telling many of their applicants they do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores. This is one of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 4, 2009; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: ACT, SAT, college admissions  
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Admissions 101: Can Acerbic Students Make Good Teachers?

In his Friday column, Jay Mathews wrote about Michele Kerr, username Cal_Lanier on the boards, a California teacher who was nearly thrown out of Standford University's Teacher Education Program (STEP) for blogging about her anti-progressive (thus anti-Stanford) ideals during her...

By Sarah Mimms  |  July 28, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Admissions 101: Do We Have the Guts to Tell Our Kids We Can't Afford Their Dream Schools?

Cathy W. has posed a thorny scenario over in Admissions 101: "Your child has been accepted at the school of their dreams (or perhaps yours), but the price tag is shocking. Should you have allowed you child apply to the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 21, 2009; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Admissions 101: A Class Quandry, Washington Post Editors , June 23, 2009
Admissions 101: Could AP Replace the SAT?, Sarah Mimms , June 16, 2009
Scholarship Contests: Easy Money or Scam?, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2009
Admissions 101: Are Too Many Smart Kids Ditching the SAT?, Washington Post Editors , May 19, 2009
Admissions 101: How qualified are AP teachers? , Washington Post Editors , May 12, 2009
Admissions 101: Shortening College Waitlists?, washingtonpost.com editors , April 29, 2009
Admissions 101: You Can't Always Judge a School By Its Size, Washington Post Editors , April 28, 2009
Admissions 101: The Unusual Stress of Applying to Art School, Washington Post Editors , April 15, 2009
Admissions 101: Attention, Top U.S. High Schools, Washington Post Editors , April 2, 2009
Admissions 101: Professors Reviewing Professors, Washington Post Editors , March 24, 2009
Should Student Life Trump Academics? , Washington Post Editors , March 12, 2009
Are College Choices Too Career-Driven? , Washington Post Editors , March 10, 2009
Talk: Are Legacy Admits Happy?, Washington Post Editors , March 3, 2009
Talk: Do Students Regret Early Decisions?, Washington Post Editors , February 24, 2009
Admissions 101: Dealing With the College Drinking Culture, Washington Post Editors , February 18, 2009
Talk: How Would You React as a UDC Student?, Washington Post Editors , February 10, 2009
Admissions 101: The More Apps You File, the More They Charge, Washington Post Editors , January 30, 2009
Universalize the Med School Admission Model, Washington Post Editors , January 29, 2009
What is Admissions 101?, Washington Post Editors , November 30, 2008
 
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