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Supiano, Beckie; Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
High-school seniors have only until May 1 to decide where they will go to college. While it is still too soon to tell if widespread predictions that seniors will flock to lower-cost institutions were accurate, two new surveys and conversations with guidance counselors suggest that the economic situation is indeed playing a large role in students'…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Low Income
Hoover, Eric; Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Admissions deans everywhere shared concerns about recruiting students during a recession as they tried to discern how, or if, the economy would affect demand for their institutions. Amid this uncertainty, colleges used many different strategies. Some recruited more here and less there. Some offered more merit aid, while others scaled back. Some…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Deans, Administrator Attitudes, School Surveys
Hoover, Eric; Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Woodbridge Senior High School, known as "the Bridge," serves a diverse community. Located in Prince William County, in Virginia, the high school lies about 20 miles south of Washington. Teenagers here are less likely than those in Virginia's affluent northern suburbs to aspire to top-25 colleges. Nonetheless, a higher education is a…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, College Bound Students, School Choice, Reputation
Hoover, Eric; Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Wake Forest University will no longer require applicants to submit standardized test scores, the university announced last week. The move makes Wake Forest, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, one of the most prominent institutions with a "test optional" admissions policy. The university's decision reveals the increasing complexity of the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Admission Criteria, College Admission