Archive for August 2011

Most Chicago universities get an "F" in graduation rates

Despite being home to some of the world’s best academic institutions, 75% of Chicago area four year, Bachelor degree granting institutions have overall graduation rates of less than 50%. According to data obtained from the US Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), of the 32 colleges and universities that offered four year,... Read more »

C.I.A. Scholarship info

I worked in the military intelligence field for well over a decade so I know that whomever is awarded the following scholarship will have a thrilling experience. This one is highly competitive so apply sooner rather than later. Good luck. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Undergraduate Scholarship Program If you are a high school senior planning to... Read more »

When parents should butt out of college decision making

With so many colleges options for students these days, teens need all the guidance they can get when applying for colleges. Oftentimes, however, well meaning parents go beyond what’s needed of them and end up doing more harm than good for their children. Here’s a list of three decisions in which a parent should advise... Read more »
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5 Ways to Boost Your College Applications Before School Starts

For the majority of incoming Chicago area high school seniors, the school year starts in just under three weeks. Once school starts, homework, jobs, college applications and visits, homecoming, ACT’s & SAT’s and other activities will take up much of their free time. Luckily, there are things incoming seniors can do while summer vacation winds... Read more »