The 10th anniversary edition of the State of College Admission report provides a detailed look at some of the long-term trends observed in data collected by NACAC over the last ten years. It also offers a recap of some shorter-term observations, which are reflected in periodic research NACAC conducted into issues of concern to students, families, and college admission counseling professionals. Issues such as transfer admission, homeschooling, and student loan debt are among those that gained prominence during the past decade.
NACAC’s 2012 State of College Admission report is based on ten years of surveys of school counselors and colleges and universities nationwide. The report presents information on a variety of topics related to the transition to college and the counseling and admission professions, including:
High school graduation and college enrollment
Applications to college
Early Decision, Early Action, and wait lists
Factors in the admission decision
School counselors and college counseling in high schools
The college admission office
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Data and trends presented in the 2012 State of College Admission report were discussed by prominent professionals in the college admission couseling field in a series of three Webinars. View Webinar 1: Selectivity and Competition in College Admission, Webinar 2: Admission Practices: Implications from a Decade of Change, or Webinar 3: The Legitimacy of College Admission in 2012.
Read the 2012 Press Release
Previous editions of NACAC's State of College Admission report are also available to download for free
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