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Loveland, Elaina – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Generation Z students (born between 1995-2010) have replaced millennials on college campuses. Generation Z students are entrepreneurial, desire practical skills with their education, and are concerned about the cost of college. This article presents what need to be known about this new generation of students.
Descriptors: College Students, Student Characteristics, Generational Differences, Student Costs
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Stegmeir, Mary – Journal of College Admission, 2017
The 120 movers and shakers included on LinkedIn's 2016 list of Next Wave honorees hail from a variety of industries but share a common goal. Their objective? To tackle some of the globe's most critical issues by rethinking business-as-usual. Professionals selected for the list are dedicated to transforming the way people live, learn, and even…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Higher Education, College Bound Students, College Planning
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Paterson, Jim – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Like it or not, research shows time and again that despite best intentions, assumptions are made about others--judgments based on sweeping cultural or racial stereotypes, preconceptions parents quietly fostered, or even someone's clothing style or resemblance to a middle school bully. In an effort to find a solution to implicit bias, researchers…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Racial Bias, Gender Bias, Stereotypes
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Wagner, Kathryn Drury – Journal of College Admission, 2017
When parents of today's students were applying to colleges, they researched factors like location, financial aid, and majors. Physical safety was barely on the radar--it was assumed. A lot has changed since then, and today's prospective students and their parents are savvier about campus safety issues. College-age women are the demographic most…
Descriptors: Females, Victims of Crime, College Students, Crime Prevention
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Abdul-Alim, Jamaal – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Experts say colleges and universities should do more of to give prospective students a more authentic experience as opposed to just presenting them with brochures filled with pictures of happy-looking students. Experts also say now--amid the spirited discussions and debates about race, privilege, and inequality on campus--is a good time for…
Descriptors: College Admission, Enrollment Management, Admissions Counseling, Guidance Programs
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Patton, Carol – Journal of College Admission, 2017
In 2014, approximately 7.3 million undergraduate students (42 percent) were enrolled in community colleges in the US, the latest statistic offered by the Community College Research Center. At some schools, like Cleveland State University (OH), more transfer students graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree than students who entered four-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Articulation (Education)
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Brown, Andy – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Independent educational consultants (IECs) are rapidly becoming a regular part of the college search and admission process as students search for the right fit. Although the cost of going to college has risen sharply in recent years, the cost of hiring a consultant hasn't gone up nearly so quickly. Families are beginning to see consulting as…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Applicants, Consultants, Consultation Programs
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Paterson, Jim – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Just outside New York City, school counselors at Hunterdon Central Regional High School (New Jersey) were at lunch discussing the students who would graduate from their sprawling suburban school in spring 2017. Their thoughts echoed those from a variety of people who have worked with these seniors. The 2017 graduates are confident, but need…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Student Loan Programs, Grantsmanship, College Entrance Examinations
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Patton, Carol – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Whether it's your first day or first year on the job as an admission counselor at a university or college, you may be struggling with balancing the demands of your job with family needs, positioning yourself for advancement, or finding valuable programs that offer growth opportunities. Every generation of admission counselors at higher education…
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Admission, Family Work Relationship, Social Networks
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Paterson, Jim – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Letters of recommendation consume a lot of time and thought as they are solicited, written, and read, and, while many high school and college admission officials say that work pays off by providing a university with valuable and sometimes unique information about prospective students, most everyone also agrees they could be more effective. Some…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Students, College Admission, High School Students
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Loveland, Elaina – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Dual enrollment programs offer a wide range of students many advantages, and many families would say cost savings is at the top of the list. There is a huge cost savings to students and families, students have the opportunity to experience college in high school, and it shortens their path to their degree. Students, particularly those who are…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Trends, College Bound Students, High School Students
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Stegmeir, Mary – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Hate crimes and incidents of bias against US Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to data collected by the FBI and other organizations. As Muslim youth search for a sense of security, counselors on both sides of the desk are called to ensure their institutions remain safe and…
Descriptors: Muslims, Social Bias, College Environment, School Safety
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Paterson, Jim – Journal of College Admission, 2017
The interwoven issues of trauma and safety have swept through college campuses over the last decade, and they've arrived at doors of admission offices, encouraging officials to think more carefully about those concerns and take a closer look at how they handle them. Experts recommend in this atmosphere that admission offices discuss these topics…
Descriptors: Trauma, College Students, School Safety, College Applicants
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Turner, Marcia Layton – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Ten years ago, NACAC published a report showing that 61 percent of college admission offices were using social media to recruit prospective students. The authors--and many people in college admission--could see the writing on the wall: Social media was becoming indispensable. One of the study's authors, Nora Ganim Barnes, recently observed,…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Choice, College Admission, Student Recruitment
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Newhouse, Maria R. – Journal of College Admission, 2013
It is exceedingly important for student affairs professionals to have an understanding of the types of students living, working and learning on our campuses in order to strategically enhance their experiences. One group on college campuses that is often overlooked is the transgender population of students; the lack of focus on the "T" in…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, College Admission, Sexual Identity, College Students
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