The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines HBCUs as “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans.” HBCUs have a long legacy of producing successful graduates in all fields, with an active professional alumni network, which is one of the primary draws. In a competitive job market, students know they will have an extensive network within which to search for a job after graduation.
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If you do end up needing a portfolio–for a summer program, contest, scholarship application, or anything else–there is nothing worse than facing a stack of college admission applications... and realizing you haven’t kept track of awards, projects, or even well-written English and history papers. Having concrete examples of student work and accomplishments easily on hand will make your family life much less stressful, especially if you aren’t having to hunt through boxes in the attic to meet a last-minute deadline.
The good news is universities are more aware of food allergies and special diets. The bad news is adding the need to find accommodations for your student’s special diet can increase the stress of
It may be counterintuitive, but disclosing a documented learning disability in the college application process can actually provide your student with an advantage.
In this last entry, in our four-part series, we focus on the Teacher Recommendation.
It may feel as if you and your student have no control over what a teacher writes in a recommendation, and to some extent, that is true. But, with the right approach, you and your student
Now that your student has practiced that elevator speech, it’s time to make sure the essays, short and long, are in sync with what your student has been communicating in the college search and visit.
Once your student has their elevator speech perfected, it is time to use it in two preplanned conversations: the college fair and the interview.
Applying to college is more than making campus visits, filling out applications, demonstrating interest, and scoring good grades and standardized test scores. It is learning to present a total picture that appeals to the admissions office, convincing them your student is a perfect fit, who can enhance the college’s community. This means doing your homework and knowing what each college values.