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7 Admissions Officers share the things they never tell applicants (Off-Site Link) Source: Business Insider

The Plague of “Early Decision” (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

[12 min. Podcast] College Admissions: Stop the Madness! (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Why Elite-College Admissions Need an Overhaul (Off-Site Link) Source: The Atlantic

Former Yale admissions officer reveals secrets of who gets in (Off-Site Link) Source: New York Post

You’ve been wait-listed. So now what? (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Surviving admissions madness (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

How VIPs Get In (Off-Site Link) Source: Time

Holding the (car) key to daughter’s college search (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Determining the right fit in a college (Off-Site Link) Source: NACAC

Advice & Wisdom

How to Get the Most Out of College (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

A Stress-Free Way to Great Grades (Off-Site Link) Source: The Princeton Review

Social media pitfalls: Colleges vet applicants online (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Professor Offers Best Advice for College Freshmen (Off-Site Link) Source: Grown & Flown

History of Caps & Gowns (PDF) Source: Purdue University Commencement 2012

Welcome to Freshman Disorientation (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Newbie’s guide to navigating college classes (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Grads: Pursue a realistic dream (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Today

The summer before everything changes (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Open letter to high school grads (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Top 12 nuggets of advice for high school freshmen (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

From one graduate to another (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Dear parents . . . (Off-Site Link) Source: The Mash

What I’ve Learned About Great Teachers (Off-Site Link) Source: Parade Magazine

Nobody asked, but . . . (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Welcome home, college freshman. XOXO (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

College lesson: There is no ‘One’ (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Anxiety, School Refusal & Other Emotional Challenges
Book List

College Reading Resources (Word) Source: College Planners of America

Campus Safety

Campus Safety & Security (Off-Site Link) Source: U.S. Department of Education

College Students Want to Talk About Sex. They Just Don't Know How. (Off-Site Link) Source: New York Times

College—Worth It?

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career? (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

No college degree? That’s a hurdle for getting hired (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

What Is The Point Of College? (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Does Alma Mater Really Matter? Where MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellows Went to College (Off-Site Link) Source: Huffington Post

Is the Ivy League “Worth It?” (Word) Source: MSN Encarta

End of college was start of success (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune
 

Can You Pass This 8th Grade Final Exam from 1895? (Off-Site Link) Source: Business Insider

Questioning college (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune
 

Do Kids Need College? (Off-Site Link) Source: Family Circle

Weighing the Value of That College Diploma (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

The Case for a College Report Card (Off-Site Link) Source: The Atlantic

Yes, college is worth the costs (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Today

What’s Your Kid Getting From College? (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Is College Worth It? (Off-Site Link) Source: Pew Research Center

Sports Salaries Show What We Really Value (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Readers Turn: Education Pays in Many Ways, but So Does Plumbing (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Cost & Tuition

An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000 (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Ways to cover those big college expenses  (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Why Is Tuition So High? (Off-Site Link) Source: Inside Higher Ed

Readers’ Turn: College, Gas and Entitlement (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Price Points (Off-Site Link) Source: Inside Higher Ed

Get Smart About College (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Some colleges cut tuition, hasten graduation (Off-Site Link) Source: Reuters

College costs keep you up at night? What to do (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Today

Buying Your Way Into College (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Do Colleges Need a Consumer’s Report Card? (Off-Site Link) Source: The Atlantic

The College Graduate as Collateral (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

How to qualify for a tuition waiver (Off-Site Link) Source: Bankrate.com

Dorms/Housing

Freshmen, ditch the iron! (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

More is More Mom: a laundry lesson for the college-bound (Off-Site Link) Source: More is More Mom

College condos 101: Parents buying property to cut student housing costs (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

The big send-off (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Moving into a dorm? Here’s your must-have list (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

The freshman 15 (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Welcome to Freshman Disorientation (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

chool Wants to Get Out of Campus Housing (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Financial Aid

Why Upperclassmen Lose Financial Aid (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Applying for Financial Aid Is About to Get Easier (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Is Pell Too Big? (Off-Site Link) Source: Inside Higher Ed

Boosting Your Financial Aid (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Trends in merit and need-base aid for undergraduates (Off-Site Link) Source: Institute of Education Sciences

Financial Planning

The Secrets of Saving for College (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

What’s Your College Fit, Financially Speaking? (Off-Site Link) Source: College Data

Changes Afoot in How Families Pay for College (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

A Parent’s Guide to College Funding: How to Support Your Student and Still Stay on Track (Off-Site Link) Source: Tony Robbins Blog

6 Essential Money Skills for Grads: What Every New High School Graduate Should Know Before College (Off-Site Link) Source: Tony Robbins Blog

The Top 8 College Financial Aid Questions You MUST Ask! (Off-Site Link) Source: Huff Post College

Tax Breaks for Students (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

The Great Stock Myth (Off-Site Link) Source: The Atlantic

Warning: Retirement Disaster Ahead (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Building an emergency fund is essential, yet often difficult (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

The cost of financial illiteracy (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Today

Graduates & Jobs

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You) Source: Wait But Why

Mentorship 2.0: How to Find the Mentor You Need Source: Dorie Clark

The Ultimate Guide to Apprenticeships (Off-Site Link) Source: The Mission/Medium

Interns, Victimized Yet Again (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Attention Graduates: You Will Be Googled (Off-Site Link) Source: David PR Group

30 Best-Paying College Majors: 2015 (Off-Site Link) Source: LifeHealth Pro

Job No. 1 after college: Establish credit history (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA A lift or a drag? (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA Charting a different course (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA Find program that fits your dream (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA Understand realities of a part-time program (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA More schools connect with students via Web (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA A world of opportunity (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA Cost of MBA teaches tough financial lesson (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

MBA Apps that make grade for applicants, students (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

College Graduates, Expect a Lengthy Job Hunt (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Recent college graduates get some startup wisdom (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Facebook profile can predict job success (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Employers beefing up summer jobs, internships (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Loans, lawsuits pile up as law school grads face worst job market (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Graduation Stats/Numbers
Loans

Federal Student Loans Guide (Off-Site Link) Source: The Student Loan Report

How to Approach Student Loans, as First Payments Come Due (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

3 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Student Loans (Off-Site Link) Source: Money

Why Students With Smallest Debts Have the Larger Problem (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

How Marriage Affects Your Student Loan Repayment (Off-Site Link) Source: US News & World Report

What to do when it’s Time to Pay for all that Knowledge (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

The $550,000 Student-Loan Burden (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

New Peril for Parents: Their Kids’ Student Loans (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Gender pay gap influences student loan debt loan (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Parents also must avoid crippling student debt (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Student debt not just for the young (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Student-loan defaults prompt call for reform (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Top youth concern: Paying for college (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Today

For Unpaid College Loans, Feds Dock Social Security (Off-Site Link) Source: SmartMoney

Problem Solver: Student gets schooled in student loans (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Consider saving before paying off student loans (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Heavier burden for grads (Off-Site Link) Source: The Daily

How do we fix the college debt problem? (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Today

Student loan debt a growing threat to the economy (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Washington’s Quietest Disaster (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

You will never pay off college (Off-Site Link) Source: Salon

Obama’s Student-Loan Order Saves the Average Grad Less Than $10 a Month (Off-Site Link) Source: The Atlantic

Students finding out what it means to be underwater (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Miscellaneous

A's on the rise in U.S. report cards, but SAT scores founder (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Today

On Campus, Failure is on the Syllabus (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Why College Rankings Are A Joke (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

20 Summer Job Ideas for High School and College Students (Off-Site Link) Source: US News

Does a Gap Year Affect Financial Aid? (Off-Site Link) Source: About Money

How to Secure Teacher Recommendations for Your College Applications (Off-Site Link) Source: Time

New Data Gives Clearer Picture of Student Debt (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Is College Tuition Really Too High? (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

When Machines Can Do Most Jobs—Passion, Creativity, and Reinvention Rule (Off-Site Link) Source: SingularityHUB

We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Bad Economy has ROTC on a roll (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Top U.S. schools welcoming ROTC back to campus (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Parents

How To Get Your Kids To Read This Summer (Off-Site Link) Source: NPR

How to raise a bookworm (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Weekend

5 tips for raising money-smart kids (Off-Site Link) Source: Bankrate

To win the war on drugs, end the war on kids (Off-Site Link) Source: Naperville Sun

Parents taking an active role in choosing colleges (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Parents taking an active role . . . Page 2 (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Preparing for College

College Prep Checklist (Word) Source: College Planners of America

The College Sleepover: Overnight Visits (Off-Site Link) Source: NACAC

An Internet Road Map for the College-Bound Student (Off-Site Link) Source: NACAC

Surviving Your College Search: The Adventure Begins (Off-Site Link) Source: NACAC

Shopping for Colleges: Does Price Matter? (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

When it’s tough to be first (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Your A+ Back-To-School Action Plan (Off-Site Link) Source: USA Weekend

U.S. Students Remain Poor at History, Test Show (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

AP classes aren’t making students smarter (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Professional Help
Saving for College

Please, Don’t Save for College (Off-Site Link) Source: Huffington Post

Scholarships

No Merit in These Scholarships (Off-Site Link) Source: Washington Post

Some Schools Cut Student Grants, Scholarships (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Special Needs

A Serious Illness or an Excuse? (Off-Site Link) Source: Wall Street Journal

Brain Matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, But Follows Normal Pattern (Off-Site Link) Source: National Institute of Mental Health

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fact Sheet (Off-Site Link) Source: National Institute of Health

Sports

Do Homework (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

Testing

Top 15 Hot Tips for Finals (Off-Site Link) Source: US News & World Report

The real reason that colleges go ‘test-optional’ (Off-Site Link) Source: The Hechinger Report

The Big Problem With The New SAT (Off-Site Link) Source: The New York Times

Ace the ACT? It’s easier with help (Off-Site Link) Source: Chicago Tribune

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