How Guidance Counselors’ Ethical Decisions Could Hurt Students - Student Research Foundation

How Guidance Counselors’ Ethical Decisions Could Hurt Students

As we are writing this post, the college admissions scandal took a new turn. You can read about it in “Students Receive `Target Letters’ in College Admissions Scandal, Lawyer Says,” an article by Jennifer Medina and Anemonia Hartocollos that was published in The New York Times on April 16, 2019. It reports that children whose parents paid bribes to get them into college could now be charged in criminal cases. Read more

Benefits of Attending an Elite Institution - Student Research Foundation

Are there Benefits to Attending an Elite Institution?

Since news broke about the college admissions cheating scandal, I have been reading a lot of articles about it, and watching a lot of news programs. It has been encouraging to see that most people are truly indignant about all the harm that has been done by parents who have attempted to get their children into elite colleges through bribery and lying. Those parents have done untold harm to their own children and to students who have been denied admission to top-tier colleges. How will those students ever recover from this scandal in the years ahead? Read more

Tuition-Free Colleges Really Do Exist - Student Research Foundation

Tuition-Free Colleges Really Do Exist

…But Be Sure to Read the Fine Print

Do you know a student who just plain cannot afford to pay any money at all for college?

Well, there is no shame in that. And the good news is, tuition-free colleges really can be found. The issue is that even though they really do exist (unlike leprechauns and unicorns), they usually only offer free tuition to students who meet certain requirements. Read more

Stats on AP Classes and Exams - Student Research Foundation

Decoding the Fast-Changing World of AP Classes and Exams

On February 11, the College Board released statistics that show, beyond a doubt, that participation in its AP program has increased substantially over the last decade.

Here’s some of the news that the College Board shared: Read more

Canadian Universities - Student Research Foundation

Are You Advising Students to Consider Canadian Universities?

Are you a teacher, a parent or a guidance counselor who is helping American students select colleges?

If so, how much do you know about Canadian colleges and universities? If you are not sure, please take a moment to answer a few questions. Read more

Why the SAT and ACT Tests Are Not Going to Go Away Soon - Student Research Foundation

Why the SAT and ACT Tests Are Not Going to Go Away Soon

Back in 1985, a group of educators founded fairtest.org, an organization dedicated to the idea that standardized tests like the SAT and ACT should no longer be used to evaluate college applicants.  In the years since, the “test optional” movement has picked up speed. On the fairtest.org website today, you can find a list of more than 1,000 colleges and universities that do not require either the SAT or the ACT. Read more

College Rankings - Student Research Foundation

Inside Money Magazine’s College Ratings

How the Collge Rankings Were Done

The 2018 Money Magazine college rankings have just been published. That means that parents and kids have a new, statistics-based list of college ratings that they can consult before picking colleges that are application-worthy. (We thought that the US News rankings would fill the demand for ratings, but the appetite for them is apparently great.) Read more

Back-to-School Financial Scams to Avoid - Student Research Foundation

Don’t Fall Victim to Back-to-School Financial Scams

Your son or daughter gets an email that says, “Save Big Dollars on Your Textbooks!” It comes from a company that purports to be a bookseller. So your kid clicks through, orders textbooks, and feels good about saving money. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, according to a number of articles that have recently appeared on sites like Hiya.com, and even in newspapers like The Asbury Park Press. Read more

Strategies for Finding College Jobs - Student Research Foundation

Last-Minute Strategies for Finding College Jobs

September is a month when college students typically need an extra infusion of money. Fortunately, it is also a month when new opportunities for student employment arise.

Here are some proven strategies that can help college students start the new school year with new jobs. Read more

Finish college in 3 years to Save 25% of Your College Costs - Student Research Foundation

9 Finance Blogs Offer Advice to Help You Pay For College

Are you a parent, a student, or a college admissions counselor who needs to know more about paying for college?

In addition to books and magazine articles that offer insights, there are also a number of blogs that offer advice. Here is a list of some we found that offer good information. Read more