Getting into College: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog

Barry Lenson

Getting into College: Highlights from the StraighterLine Blog

Getting into college is a subject that’s on the minds of all high school students. Here’s a selection of the solutions offered  on the StraighterLine blog in the last year . . .

A College Admissions Tool for Smart Students (June 30, 2010)

Students have been reporting that StraighterLine is helping them get into their colleges of choice.

The Safer Safety School (August 26, 2010)

The day may be coming when more American families say that expensive middle-tier colleges are just not worth the money. If that day comes, dozens of them could be forced to shut their doors and tiptoe away.

What's Wrong with the U.S. News Best College Listings? (August 27, 2010)

So, what’s wrong with the U.S. News college listings? We think that despite the efforts of the editors to present information in new ways, the issue still presents a distorted view of what college is all about, and exerts unrealistic pressure on students and their parents.

What Can Your High School Guidance Counselor Do for You? (November 17, 2010)

According to a new report, the average guidance counselor in California handles a caseload of about 1,000 students. In Arizona, Utah and the District of Columbia, the load is more than 700. And the nationwide average is 460.

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