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| April 16, 2020

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| August 27, 2020

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CBS This Morning

| March 13, 2019

The Washington Post: Should you bring covid-19 into your college application essay?

Oct. 17, 2020

You have been told the essays give you a chance to stand out. They are also designed to reveal how well you fit in. If you obsess over how much

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CNBC: Here’s how to get more financial aid for college amid the Covid-19 pandemic

September 30, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, many American families are under severe financial strain. Meanwhile, others are also facing a $40,000 college tuition bill.

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NerdWallet: Gap Year - The Real Cost of Taking a Year Off

October 1, 2020

While a one-year wait might seem like the right decision for students who don’t want to study online or risk COVID-19 exposure, graduating a year later could cost $90,000 in

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KENS5: 'Runway Course' helps students navigate the path to college during the pandemic

September 19, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — With countless high school seniors losing access to in-person meetings with their school counselors this year due to coronavirus and remote learning, a new free online class

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Forbes: The Journey To College In The Age Of COVID-19

May 18, 2019

COVID-19 has turned the world, and the journey to college, upside down. High school instruction is now online. Grades have moved to pass/fail in many districts. Standardized test administrations have

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AP News: Coronavirus upends high school seniors’ college decisions

March 31, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has made the nerve-wracking experience of picking a college all the more difficult for Illinois’ high school students as campus visits are canceled and

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CBS LA: Coronavirus And College: Complications Amid The Pandemic

March 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is causing students and employees to make big shifts in their everyday activities.

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Chicago Tribune: With high school seniors’ lives upended by coronavirus, universities are loosening enrollment deadlines, but some colleges are ‘being stubborn’

March 30, 2020

Despite vast uncertainty over when their campuses can fully reopen, Illinois colleges continue to court prospective students, in some cases revising admissions deadlines and rolling out virtual tours to help

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Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Leaves Students and Colleges Playing Waiting Game

May 6, 2020

Incoming freshmen at Fordham University were told they had to decide by May 1 whether to accept the admission offers and send in their deposits.

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Tribune Content Agency: College admissions and the COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020

In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, high school seniors and their families will receive the long-anticipated college admissions letters in the coming days.

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Forbes: Not So Fast, Siri - Technology Won’t Replace School Counselors

February 28, 2020

The world of college admissions often gets boiled down to some combination of metrics and mechanics: GPAs. Test scores. Early Decision. Regular Decision. Yield. And here in 2020, all of

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Boston: How to choose a college that’s right for you

February 28, 2020

By late February, most high school seniors who are planning to attend college in the fall have already submitted applications, and are waiting to find out where they will spend

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AP News: ‘He’s shady’ - Ringleader in college scandal irritated others

March 13, 2019

For 25 years, William “Rick” Singer was in the business of helping high school students get into some of the country’s top colleges, gaining a reputation as a master salesman

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Chicago Tribune: Recruiting college students to become more competitive

October 25, 2019

Aggressively recruiting transfers. Poaching students already committed to other schools. Financial aid incentives, priority housing, advanced course registration and other benefits for making early enrollment commitments.

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Vanity Fair: Born on Third, Stealing Home, Paying Off the Ump - The Unhinged Greed of “Elite” College Cheats

March 13, 2019

“Ruh Ro!” That’s what Felicity Huffman wrote in an e-mail to William Rick Singer, the head of a private admissions-counseling firm, who allegedly helped Huffman’s daughter and dozens of other

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Yahoo News: How to pick the right college when you can’t bribe your way in

March 14, 2019

Right now college acceptance (and rejection) letters are hitting mailboxes, and students everywhere are about to make the biggest decision of their lives: where to enroll for college.

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USA Today: College admissions scandal involving Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin was a long time coming. Here's how the system got so rigged.

March 13, 2019

For a subset of the American public, the annual race to get into top-tier schools is marked by anxious teenagers, mountains of paperwork, and the occasional wealthy parent who makes

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AP News: Making sense of college financial aid letters

April 24, 2019

Congratulations - you are considering college! But first, paying for it: Students who applied for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, should be receiving

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Union Bulletin: With most campus tours canceled, prospective students are booking viewings online

November 2, 2020

Like other high school seniors considering college applications, Samantha Seaboldt can’t make choices based on campus visits this fall.

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WSB-TV: Families can start applying for free college funding – and now is the time to do it

October 1, 2020

ATLANTA — Families can apply for important funding to pay for college. It’s even more important this year because many families are feeling the financial crunch from the pandemic.

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KENS5: 'Runway Course' helps students navigate the path to college during the pandemic

September 19, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — With countless high school seniors losing access to in-person meetings with their school counselors this year due to coronavirus and remote learning, a new free online class

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The Northwestern: Without fall seasons, high school athletes need to market themselves to college coaches

September 13, 2020

The hand you're dealt isn't always fair, but if there's one lesson coaches pound into their athletes, it's to make the most of the situation regardless.

In other words, control the things you can control.

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NEWS10: With many colleges test-optional, students must stand out in other ways

September 16, 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. —As the high school class of 2021 begins their senior year, college applications are waiting to be filled out. But something that may not be needed this year

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ABC-7: How high school students can pivot extracurricular activities amid Covid-19

September 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — While students everywhere adapt to a school year like no other, it’s a particularly stressful time for high-schoolers hoping to strengthen college applications with extracurricular activities, sports, or

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WDVM: High school athletes look for ways to get noticed during a pandemic

August 27, 2020

(WDVM) — With the chance of not having their senior season, high school athletes look for ways to get noticed by colleges. Jordan Kanarek from Collegewise talks about the ways

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WGN-TV: ‘Should your child still take the ACT/SAT now that many colleges are test optional?’ Rebecca Putter of Collegewise Academics discusses pros and cons

August 27, 2020

‘Should your child still take the ACT/SAT now that many colleges are test optional?’ Rebecca Putter of Collegewise Academics discusses pros and cons

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The Davis Clipper: To Test Or Not To Test

August 21, 2020

FARMINGTON-In light of the pandemic, many colleges are waiving the ACT/SAT test requirement for admissions, leaving students to wonder if they should test or not. Collegewise, one of the nation's

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Click On Detroit: How to get your student back on track to start the school year

August 20, 2020

The term “summer slide” refers to the academic skills students temporarily forget over the summer. This year, people are calling it the “COVID slide,” because it began all the way

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NEWS4SA: High School Seniors: Be prepared for changes in college testing requirements

August 21, 2020

San Antonio — High school seniors -- there's important information you need to stay on top of involving college admission.

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AP News: Click to copy Will you get a refund if COVID-19 closes your campus?

August 19, 2020

Many colleges are welcoming students back for in-person learning and dormitory living this fall semester. Looming over everything: Campuses could shut back down at any time.

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CBS News: The cost of taking a gap year amid a pandemic

July 29, 2020

Students have often been encouraged to take gap years between high school and college, but many graduates are reconsidering their options this year. Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of

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WJLA: COVID-19 learning loss leaves DC students racing to play catch up

August 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (ABC7) - Due to the pandemic, the abrupt switch to remote learning during the spring semester left many students without critical one-on-one time with teachers as well as the

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Nerd Wallet: Gap Year - The Real Cost of Taking a Year Off

October 1, 2020

Taking a gap year could cost $90K in lost wages. But if you’re anxious about starting this fall, it might be worth it.

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Boston 25 News: For students returning to campus amid the pandemic, college life will ‘look a lot different this year’

July 30, 2020

BOSTON — As coronavirus surges in several parts of the country, many colleges are revising their fall plans.

While details about classes, housing, athletics and even dining are still being worked out, some local students are preparing to leave the safety of home to return to campus soon.

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KVUE: Austin Learning Center offers tips as schools prepare to begin again with online instruction

July 28, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — The new school year is rapidly approaching with many students starting off by learning from home. 

The owner of Austin Learning Center, Becky Fliss, reached out to KVUE on Nextdoor to offer her advice for parents while they navigate online schooling. 

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CBS News: The cost of delaying college by one year? More than $90,000 over lifetime

July 17, 2020

Many incoming college freshmen are faced with a momentous decision: Take classes from home on Zoom and other video-conferencing apps, or delay matriculating for a year in the hopes they

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Yahoo Finance: Should you take a college gap year amid the pandemic? 'Think twice,' NY Fed argues

July 14, 2020

Should college students consider taking a gap year as this coronavirus pandemic rages? NY Fed researchers say “think twice before delaying” in a new blog post.

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Yahoo Finance: Harvard, MIT sue over new ICE student rules

July 8, 2020

Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi speak with Arun Ponnusamy about Harvard and MIT sueing the government over ICE guidelines that require college international students to leave the U.S.

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Tribune Content Agency: Kids and Money - Students still have time to file the FAFSA

June 12, 2020

Many parents still on the fence about sending their high school graduate to college this fall may think it is too late to apply for federal student loans. This is

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Gainesville: College entrance tests still key, advisers say

June 10, 2020

While COVID-19 will have some impact with colleges in considering applicants this year and maybe next, Mike Testa at Sisyfly Academy, which helps students prepare for college, still believes standardized

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The News Star: LSU, West Monroe teen who used slur issue statements about video

June 8, 2020

On June 5, actress and author Skai Jackson shared a video of a young white man either yelling racial slurs or with a voice over or voice filter. She said he is a

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Insider: Teens are getting into their dream schools as colleges dip into their waitlists during the coronavirus pandemic

May 27, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic adding more uncertainty to the college admissions process, more high school seniors are getting into their dream schools.

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Review Journal: Local grads bound for elite schools unsure if classes will be online

May 22, 2020

From the moment Dakyung “Demi” Lee set foot on the Yale University campus at age 10, she knew she’d found her dream school. When it came time to apply for

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KRLD News Radio: Students Wonder What College Will Look Like This Fall

May 19, 2020

As students wrap up their high school careers with virtual graduation ceremonies and socially distanced parties, many of them are starting to wonder what college will look like in the fall. 

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ABC-7 NY: High school seniors struggling with decision to defer from colleges, universities

May 14, 2020

NEW YORK (WABC) -- High school seniors across our area are trying to decide whether to defer admission to their respective colleges or universities for the fall due to uncertainty

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Tribune Content Agency: Terry Savage: Pandemic complicates college decisions

May 7, 2020

For the first time in memory, students have the upper hand in college admissions — but only if they have enough money to play that hand

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WGN Radio: Wintrust Business Lunch with Terry Savage 5/11/20: College admission anxiety and the financial health of the state of Illinois

May 11, 2020

Casey Near, Executive Director of Counseling for Collegewise, joins guest-host Terry Savage to discuss the challenge of making decisions about college amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MSN: Pandemic complicates college decisions

May 7, 2020

For the first time in memory, students have the upper hand in college admissions — but only if they have enough money to play that hand.

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NBC Washington: High School Students, Colleges Adjust To Changes In Admissions Process

April 27, 2020

BOSTON (CBS) — When Governor Charlie Baker officially closed schools for the remainder of the school year, Braintree High School junior Karim Mouine had one question that worried him the

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Detroit News: 'The unknowns' haunt college students, university officials alike

April 28, 2020

Heidi Garay was planning to visit Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University one more time to help her decide where she would attend college in the fall.

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Boston 25 News: Harvard University - ‘Fall 2020 is not canceled’

April 27, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University is announcing that the fall 2020 semester won’t be canceled.

Though, whether students will be returning to campus or continue learning virtually still remains unknown.

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KVUE: College Board makes big changes to AP exams, high school students work to adjust

April 21, 2020

High school students and their parents need to know about major adjustments coming to AP testing.

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York Dispatch: York area higher ed preps for financial aid surge, investment hits

April 21, 2020

With colleges and universities in southcentral Pennsylvania beginning to see endowment losses, a surge in financial aid requests could put them in a difficult position to manage the upswing.

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NBC Boston: New Survey Finds COVID-19 Will Keep Some Students From Enrolling in College This Fall

April 22, 2020

A survey by Simpson Scarborough finds 1 in 5 high school seniors are likely to not attend college in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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CNBC: Colleges extend decision deadline due to coronavirus as new students reconsider

March 29, 2020

College acceptance letters are already in the mail. Now high school seniors must decide their fate for September.

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