Your Tuesday Admissions Briefing: June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018

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Summer is a key time for research on what college to attend
Dear Mr. Bradshaw, School is over, I will be a senior in the fall, and I do not expect to find a job this summer. That leaves me with a lot of free time. Rather than waste that time, my mother suggested that this would be a good opportunity to start planning for my college applications this fall. I plan to take the SAT in October. Do you have any advice on the best way to prepare for the application process?

Prepping for the College Application Process
If you have a high school student that plans to graduate in 2019, college counselor Joe Niemczyk says they should start preparing for college this summer. He's with University Lake School, where 100% percent of graduates are accepted into competitive colleges or universities, and he joins us with important tips for seniors.


Comeback in Compton
The athletic field at Compton College is a freshly manicured, lush green with new stadium lights hovering above. It’s late spring in California, and as the community college’s soccer team practices, the sun is shining on a field that carries the maroon and silver lettering of the Compton Tartars. This is typical for any college, especially one with a team that nearly won its conference championship last year.
But it’s an achievement at Compton -- the first public college in California to ever lose its accreditation.

Chinese Students: Security Threat or Stereotype Threat?
A Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday afternoon originally bore the title “A Thousand Talents: China’s Campaign to Infiltrate and Exploit U.S. Academia.” Although the name of the hearing was changed to “Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security,” Democratic lawmakers nevertheless raised concerns that Chinese students and scholars are being broadly tarred as threats to national security and potential intellectual property thieves.


The Confusing Information Colleges Provide Students About Financial Aid
The cost of college is one of the main things students consider when deciding whether and where to enroll. So it makes sense that students, once admitted, would rely so much on the letters from colleges that tell them how much the institution can chip in. The problem is: Those letters, called financial-aid award letters, are often confusing and vary wildly from college to college.


Universities Slap Rules on Professors Accused of Sexual Harassment
Gabriel Piterberg, a tenured history professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, faced two allegations of sexual harassment in the past five years. After the first accusation, Dr. Piterberg was barred from closed-door, one-on-one meetings with students in his office, was told by UCLA not to have romantic relationships with students, paid a fine and took a one-quarter suspension, the school said. The allegations, according to a legal complaint, included unwelcome comments and forcing his tongue into a graduate student’s mouth.


Why One College Has Second Thoughts About the ‘Coalition’ — and Another Has High Hopes
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a well-meaning push by many of the nation’s most prominent colleges to enroll more low-income students. No, it’s just a hollow and self-serving marketing gimmick. Hey, hold on: Isn’t it...



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