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The Journal of College Admission

cover_jca240The Journal of College Admission offers readers resources from thought-leaders tracking the pulse of college admission counseling; the foremost authorities on trends, data, and research; and members dedicated to ethical college admission.

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  • Teachers Can Counsel, Too

    We can’t see our students every day, or every week, for that matter. To create a school-wide college-going culture, we need a lot of help from our fellow educators. How can we help them help us?

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  • Recs That Change Lives

    The organized narrative is informed by survey feedback from admission representatives and it allows writers to quickly and effectively draft personal and detailed letters using a hybrid of headers, narratives, and bullet points. A win-win-win for students, writers, and admission reps, this format reduces the time to draft and read letters because it directly speaks to the strengths of students.

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Feature Articles

Talking with Parents

The fast pace of today’s world, fueled by ever-increasing use of technology, has affected all areas of our lives, including how counselors and admission professionals communicate with parents about the college admission process.

Free College

Free college initiatives, which have been part of the national political conversation for years and which some feared might now lose favor in Washington, DC, actually have quietly been inching forward in a variety of forms throughout the country.

Too Many Essays

Students are required to write more applications essays than ever before. When is it too much?

Equitable Representation among People of Color and Women in Higher Ed

Why we need more diversity in college admission counseling leadership and how to make it a priority.