As an educational consultant and college planner, I’m always on, as the world continues to change the university admissions surprised. If this is not something to do with the SAT and ACT, college applications, it may, financial aid and scholarships, or a new policy on his early decision. If all this to confuse me, I can only imagine what they are for families who are at the beginning of the planning process of the college to do. A few observations come to mind:
1). Early action and early decision – Schools in the United States saw an average increase of 14% in applications in the spring of 2010. These include not only highly competitive colleges, but also others. The average rate of adoption in the beginning was twice as high as the decision regularly almost every school. Although I’m not a big believer in the premature, it is clear that if the students absolutely sure that a particular school is right for them, are early decision will probably be the best chance for acceptance at the university. You must understand, however, that the ruling is a binding agreement. Early action is not.
2). To see this year a rise in demand at colleges and universities – increase in applications. Many believe that this is common due to the application and the opportunity for students at many schools that request, without sending her checks or other information. This year, Stanford had its development of applications by 7% to 34 200 candidates. They will begin in this group of candidates under 1700 for their first year in the fall of 2011 to choose. Some students have applications for more than 25 college filed last fall. I usually beat the students with whom I work, that the application is much to 7-9 schools. But most importantly, to ensure that a balanced list of at least three schools you feel confident that you will accept. College admissions has become quite unpredictable.
3). College Affordability – While most schools were able to increase their financial support and scholarships to rising college costs. Many schools have used a blind policies need financial assistance can not afford to do so. “Borrowed, the average student debt, money for college was $ 19 800 at public four-year colleges and $ 26,100 in private non-profit universities.” According to information from the College Board It is estimated that, in the past decade, 440,000 students were able to attend four-year colleges for lack of financial resources. Since budget cuts have been so important for the public schools, some students, the price of a private school can actually be cheaper than at a public university. I suggest that students of colleges for a scholarship for which they are offered. You should also check up at the office of school counseling for other suggestions. The more money you can earn scholarships, the less you have to pay for college.