November 28, 2012
Last time I talked about the rating system used by the University of Chicago in deciding who to accept. Today I want to explain one of the factors a bit more, the personal rating.
I told you that the colleges evaluate the activities you have been involved with including the level of commitment. But it actually goes deeper than that.
You see, what activity you have been involved with can make a huge difference. But not in the way you think. There is no one right activity. Being involved in sports is not better than being involved with quiz bowl. Band is not better than choir.
What does matter is that the college is looking to fulfill a need that the college has in the upcoming years.
November 25, 2012
Do we ever stop paying for our kids, even after they reach adulthood? Many parents ask themselves this question, and now health insurance gets added to that list.
Healthcare reform now lets post-college adults use their parents’ health insurance, as long as the parents are willing to pay. The dependent age has been raised to 26 to cover the large number of uninsured young adults, many of whom are unemployed due to a slowly recovering economy.
However, paying for college impacts the financial well-being of families, and there are not always discretionary funds to help cover the health insurance needs of young adults. Adult dependents can be costly when added to a family insurance plan. The student may be coming off his or her college-mandated health insurance coverage, and could be left with no coverage, especially if unemployed or under-employed with only a part-time job.
A recent survey conducted by eHealthInsurance shows the varying views parents and their graduating children when it comes to funding post-college health insurance.
Tags: Health Insurance
November 11, 2012
EVANSVILLE — A daunting slope with five holes stood between nine scholastic teams and victory Saturday morning at Ivy Tech Community College as the school hosted “Slippery Slope,” its fall VEX Robotics Competition.
Area fourth- to 12th-graders participated in the event, which tested their skill at building a robot and controlling it through various challenges.
This year’s challenge: Direct 16 golf balls into the various holes on the slope.
Lauren VanCleve / Special to the Courier & Press Aaron Gray directs a remote-controlled robot to place two golf balls in a hole during Slippery Slope the VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville. Gray was a member of the Mountain Dudes, a home-school team that took third place in the competition. <
Tags: Slippery Slope
November 3, 2012
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October 29, 2012
I recently spoke to a parent about their student who is a strong student academically. The parent wanted to know how I could help their student in the admissions process since the student has done well with grades and test scores. Here was my response:
You should be proud of your daughter for being a strong student. That will be very helpful in the process of applying to colleges. However, good grades in challenging classes and strong test scores alone will not get a student admitted to a highly selective college. These colleges expect those things but to get admitted, you need more.
You need to be an interesting person. H
, Student Bright