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Applying Early Decision to College: Best Admission Strategy There Is

A single application trick can instantly double or triple your odds of college acceptance.<p>Every year, parents pay through the nose for …

The Adreian Payne Story: How Michigan State Star Became the Ultimate Role Model

EAST LANSING, Mich. — After she was wheeled out of surgery and into her room, eight-year-old Lacey Holsworth—“Princess Lacey” to her Twitter followers—issued a strict order.<p>No visitors.<p>Everyone at Sparrow Hospital, though, knew the rule didn’t apply to Adreian Payne.<p>Two days earlier, Michigan …

New polls released: Michigan State sets school record

The Spartans have never gone three weeks atop the AP's poll ... until today. Who hopped in/out?<p>The Spartans are the No. 1 team in America for the …

Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Spread Analysis, Prediction

Link to Media<p>After both of these teams lost to Michigan last week, this becomes a crucial game in the Big Ten standings. The third-place Iowa Hawkeyes look to keep close to the second-place Michigan State Spartans.<p>Both teams rate in the top 14 teams according to power rankings, and the computer …

College Football

Michigan State Basketball: How Matt Costello Is Stealing the Spotlight

Matt Costello wasn’t necessarily “who” Michigan State needed Tuesday night.<p>But he was “what” the No. 7-ranked Spartans needed in order to escape Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 71-69 OT win over No. 15 Iowa.<p>With exception to the final few minutes, the Hawkeyes outplayed Tom Izzo’s club. Costello, …

The 'Crazy' World Of College Admissions

Guest host Lynn Neary talks to Andrew Ferguson, a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, about his new book, <i>Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College</i>. Ferguson details his sometimes comical efforts at helping his son with college applications and the confusing, and often …

Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

College-admission letters go out this month, and most recipients (and their parents) will place great importance on which universities said yes and …

Junior Year and College Admissions: A Timeline

In 11th grade, the college preparation process accelerates and you need to start paying careful attention to looming deadlines and application …

Early Decision: Better for Colleges Than for Students

Early decision — you apply to one school, and admission is binding — seems like a great choice for nervous applicants. Schools let in a higher …

Colleges May Penalize Students Over Preference on Financial Aid Applications

<i>By Liz Weston</i><p>LOS ANGELES -- College applications aren't fraught enough, so here's something else to worry you. The order in which you list your …

Swarthmore Admissions: SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, and in 2016 only 13 percent of applicants were admitted. Students will generally need …

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Stress About College Admissions

<b>By Katherine Varga</b><p>You are going to be fine.<p>Whether you’re still trying to finish your applications or you’re going through pints of Ben & Jerry’s as you wait to hear back from colleges, right now you’re probably feeling like biting your nails till they’re gone or running away to hide in a bear cave …

10 College Application Tips from Admission Officers

Patch asked 10 admission officers at the Lyons Township High School College Night to give their No. 1 piece of advice for applying to …

The False Promise of 'Holistic' College Admissions

Many institutions claim to evaluate applicants based on who they are as people rather than simply looking at test scores and grades—an approach that incites anxiety in students and parents alike.<p>College applicants these days take the admissions process so personally. Not because today’s youth can’t …

What's a Good SAT Score for College Admissions in 2018?

What is a good SAT score on the SAT exam? For the 2017-18 admissions year, the exam consists of two required sections: Evidence-Based Reading and …

Researchers find substantial drop in use of affirmative action in college admissions

University of Washington researchers Grant H. Blume and Mark C. Long have produced the first empirical estimates using national-level data to show …

Workshop Helps Parents with Getting Kids into College

As part of the workshop, parents can speak with a top-ranked academic planner on the college admissions process, essay writing and interviewing …

High school grades matter most in college admissions, report reveals

A student’s high school record is the most important factor in college admission decisions, according to survey results released Thursday by the …