Play the soundcloud track above to add some Wizard of Oz soundtrack to the wind outside!
Back on the college admissions front – if you’re following this subject, we’re sure you noticed the major topic this week has been the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a Texas case which will more than likely have some implications for affirmative action policy in the nation. We rummaged through most/all the articles surrounding this topic to find an article that presented the facts without bias (not an easy thing to find!) on either side of the issue.
We decided to share an article from our own home state on NJ.com (Star-Ledger, Times of Trenton, Jersey Journal, et al) which is the basic Associated Press version of the story – read “U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge over college admission affirmative action policy” to get background and facts on this important issue facing the college admissions world.
The second article that caught our attention this week “Colleges deferring more students“, by Gary Stern for USA Today, gives some good advice (toward the end of the article) on a couple of steps a student can take if they’ve been deferred and, of course, would still like a chance to attend. Although some schools drop you back into the regular admissions pool, in others you may be in a sort of purgatory.
Last, but not least, over at the MyCollegeGuide.org blog, in “Looking at Your College Picks from a Different Perspective“, two books are offered as suggested reading if you’re looking for a “different” college experience. Well worth the read if you’re interested in reading more about cool colleges you might have never considered!
Hope you have a very nice week, and good things happen for you – Happy Trails!