CC INSIDER January 2016 College Confidential CC on Twitter  CC on Facebook CollegeView   CollegeView on Facebook CollegeView YouTube Channel
Talkin’ Smack-a-demic: January ’16

Here’s our last CC Insider for 2015. You have best wishes from everyone at CC for an awesome 2016 and, if you are still waiting to hear from schools, great college acceptances. We appreciate your making us part of your college process!

Billionaires Show That Going to a Top College Isn’t Very Important
Billionaires aren’t nearly as well educated as top journalists, notes an article in The Washington Post. Then again, quite a few billionaires do have degrees from elite schools. CC members debate correlation, causation, and whether going to an elite school will be a factor in entrepreneurial success.
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Yale Fail: Ivy Leaguers Sign ‘Petition’ to Repeal First Amendment
Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University to speak directly to students. What do you think of the result?
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No More “House Masters” at Harvard
The Harvard Crimson reported that the current masters of Harvard’s residential houses have unanimously decided to change the “house master” name due to the term’s association with slavery. Is this a real concern, or is it needless loss of centuries of tradition?
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Princeton Students Take Over President’s Office, Demand Erasure Of Woodrow Wilson
Students demand, “that steps be made to rename Wilson residential college, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, and any other building named after him. Furthermore, we would like the mural of Wilson to be removed from Wilcox Dining Hall.”
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What to Know about the New FAFSA Changes for 2017-2018
There are some significant changes coming for the millions of students who rely on federal financial aid each year. Starting next year, a small number of alterations to the 2017-18 FAFSA will make the process easier and more flexible, as well as increase access to aid for many students.
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Ask the Dean
Ivy Admissions Boost from Arts Submissions?
Question: I was wondering what kind of impact art portfolios and supplements have at top-tier/Ivy admissions. My work I would describe as high-quality. What role do art and music supplements play in the admission process? They’re not as helpful as athletic recruits, of course, but it does resemble another “under-the-table” sort of consideration since the portfolios are usually sent directly to the art and music departments rather than viewed by the committee.
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Admit This!
Parents and College Costs
We’ve been discussing the issues of college value, Return on Investment (ROI), and the effect of college costs on students (loans) and families (financial sacrifices). Today, as somewhat of an extension of those topics, I want to share some ideas and information about two additional areas: 1) Parents’ ideas about controlling college costs, and 2) How parental financial support can affect student academic performance.
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Dates To Remember
SAT
Test Dates
Registration
Deadline
Late Reg
Deadline
Details
JAN
23
Dec 28 Jan 12 Register
MAR
5
Feb 5 Feb 23 Register

 

ACT
Test Dates
Registration
Deadline
Late Reg
Deadline
Details
FEB
6
Jan 8 Jan 15 Register
APR
9
Mar 4 Mar 18 Register

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