Your Thursday Admissions Briefing: May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

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NACAC’s annual College Openings Update: Options for Qualified Students (formerly the Space Availability Survey) is a voluntary listing of NACAC member postsecondary institutions that are still accepting applications from prospective freshman and/or transfer students for the upcoming fall term. The College Openings Update is designed as a tool for counselors, parents and others assisting students who have not yet completed the college admission process. Typically, colleges will continue to join the update after the May 3rd public release date, so check back periodically to see additional colleges still accepting applications.


It’s Hard to Say What This Private Jet Company’s Family College Tour Offer Makes Look Worse, America or Its Colleges

Hey, do you love your kid? Are your daughter’s college application essays starting to make you feel the emotional tug of an empty nest? Are you trying to be a part of your son’s college selection process? Do you have, at minimum, $57,000 to spend on a private jet to ferry you and your soon-to-be grade-inflation demanding child to visit colleges? If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, or just the last one about money really, has Magellan Jets got a late capitalism campus tour offer for you. The 10-hour jet card. The what? The 10-hour jet card.


Teen turns $135 in application fees into 113 college acceptances — and $4.5M in scholarships 

One high-achieving teen is enjoying her own special school daze.

Jasmine Harrison, a Greensboro, N.C., high school senior with a 4.0 grade point average, was accepted to 113 colleges and universities.

Along with all of the acceptance letters, the 17-year-old student, who graduates from Academy at Smith on May 24, was also was awarded more than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.


Rich parents are using doctor’s notes to help kids cheat the SATs

“Her time always runs out,” says personal- injury lawyer Gronich, a mom of two. Yet, many taking the test that day didn’t face such issues: They had extra time because they’d been granted special accommodations after being diagnosed with a learning issue by a medical professional.


Your high school senior doesn’t know this key fact about college, and it will cost you

Your high school senior has already committed to the college he or she will attend. Odds are your scholar has no idea how much it costs. Recent research from Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank showed that more than 40 percent of senior-year students don't know how much an average year of tuition at a four-year college or university costs.

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