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The Journal of College Admission

The Journal of College Admission Spring 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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  • Guiding the 98%: Counseling Non-Scholarship Athletes

    A great deal of media attention is given to Division I athletics, with hype around early commitment, signing ceremonies, and full-ride scholarships. But what about the majority of college athletes—those who don’t anticipate huge scholarships and national attention? They need to “drink early and often” too.

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  • Toward a Better Letter

    Letters or recommendation consume a lot of time and thought as they are solicited, written, and read, and, while many high school and college admission officials say that work pays off by providing a university with valuable and sometimes unique information about prospective students, most everyone also agrees they could be more effective.

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  • Moving the Needle: Dual Enrollment

    Dual Enrollment is fast becoming the norm.

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  • Just Starting Out: Advice and Opportunities for EAPs

    Career success and longevity in the admission field isn’t mysterious or even complicated. Experienced administrators across the country, many who started out as admission counselors, often cite numerous reasons behind their professional growth and accomplishments. However, some believe three practices are key to helping newcomers survive and thrive in their job: observe work-life balance to avoid burnout; cast a wide net to take advantage of resources, tools, and networking opportunities, both on and off campus; and break out of your silo to develop new skills, experiences, and professional relationships beyond the world of admission.

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  • Blocking Bulldozers

    Helicopter parents prevent a child from dealing with things like loneliness, self-sufficiency, and taking risks. Bulldozer parents prevent children with dealing with obstacles and setbacks. Helicopter parents prevent kids from growing up. Bulldozer parents prevent them from developing character.

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