Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

High school students – mostly juniors and seniors – annually take AP (Advance Placement Tests) or IB (International Baccalaureate tests), but which is better?             Jay Mathews from The Washington Post argues in an article that the IB tests are slightly better because they force students to write more. Therefore, students must think deeper and provide more-detailed answers. He believes that this is the type of thinking that students will be exposed to in college.              The AP exams are mostly multiple ch ... Read More About Advanced Placement Or International Baccalaureate

Graduation Rates Of Athletes

Graduation Rates Of Athletes

Practice, class, practice, class, practice, homework, class, clubs/organizations, homework, game, practice, class, homework, projects, practice game and then maybe laundry – goes the schedule of collegiate athletes.             Compare that to a typical full-time student’s schedule of class, homework, clubs/organizations and of course maybe laundry…maybe. A student athlete’s schedule is more demanding than a typical student’s.             However, N.C.A.A. student athletes are now graduating at record r ... Read More About Graduation Rates Of Athletes

New Higher Education Regulations

New Higher Education Regulations

The Obama administration is setting new regulations on colleges that participate in federal student aid programs, according to an article in The Washington Post.             This initiative will change how admission recruiters are paid, how course credits are defined and how college curriculums and training programs will operate.             There will be 13 new regulations for colleges that accept federal student aid programs, decided on by policy makers October 27, 2010. The rules will go into effect in July 2011, giving the federa ... Read More About New Higher Education Regulations

Make Your Own Scholarship

Make Your Own Scholarship

            Some students, overcoming the rising costs of college, have successfully created their own scholarships, recruiting donors through websites and other platforms, according to an article in The US News & World Report.             These students are creating personal social networking pages through Myspace and Facebook, asking potential donors for financial support. Not many students have received significant donations through these methods. But, The US News and World Report published eight tips that can help you create your own scholarship ... Read More About Make Your Own Scholarship

Most Expensive Colleges

Most Expensive Colleges

Sure, college tuition is increasing rapidly. But how expensive are some colleges’ tuition rates?       Here are the nation’s most expensive colleges, according to an article in The Washington Post, which cited a Campus Grotto finding. Sarah Lawrence College, a liberal arts college in Bronxville, NY, has no specific majors or areas of study. The college, instead, encourages broad reasoning and creativity, according to its Web site. It topped the list with its tuition of $56,420.  New York University and Wesleyan University followed with tuitions of $53,589 and $53,406, respectively. No college w ... Read More About Most Expensive Colleges