The Journal of College Admission

The Journal of College Admission Fall 2017 CoverThe 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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Feature Articles

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  • Authentic Conversations

    There’s a huge need for counselors—particularly high school counselors—to be authentic and real about what students could possibly experience on campus, especially when counseling students of color or students who represent any type of culturally distinct group.

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  • Social Media’s Influence on College Choice

    Nailing down which social media platforms potential recruits use isn’t an exact science, so schools tend to be experimental, casting a wide net. Of course, this means where admission departments spend their time varies by school—and by what’s trending among students.

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  • Muslims on Campus

    Support from counselors and admission professionals familiar with Muslim beliefs and cultures can also increase a student’s chances of postsecondary success.

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  • Trauma Aware & Safety Ready

    The interwoven issues of trauma and safety have swept through college campuses over the last decade, and they’ve arrived at doors of admission offices, encouraging officials to think more carefully about those concerns and take a closer look at how they handle them.

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  • Early Bird

    Middle schoolers are the right age to have these substantive conversations. School counselors are talking about higher ed, community college, military, technical schools, apprenticeships, and other kinds of training. Students are being educated that some kind of education beyond high school is necessary in order to get a job and support themselves.

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