If you’re a fan of clear-cut, black-and-white decisions, getting a college waitlist letter probably ranks low on the list of things that make you happy. But more and more colleges are using making use of the dreaded limbo list. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) 2011 Admission Trends Survey, nearly 45 percent of colleges use waitlists.
If going back to school is on your to-do list this year, you’re not alone. Research by Franklin Covey indicates that education has been a growing resolution among adult Americans over the past decade, and is one of the top resolutions for 2013. If you want to make your back-to-school resolution a reality this year, start by taking some A+ advice compiled by experts at Brandman University, a private, nonprofit university providing on-campus programs throughout California and Washington, and online degree programs across the United States.
When you’re 18 years old and fresh out of high school, the college information that matters most to you probably includes extracurricular offerings and the intangible fun factor. When you get a little bit older and you’re going back to school to get ahead in your career, your college criteria tend to shift. The emphasis is less on the “college experience” and more on “return on investment.” In other words, you want to know that the degree for which you paid dearly will pay you back.
When it comes to protecting veterans, service members, and their families from getting bamboozled for their GI Bill benefits, President Obama isn’t taking any chances. Though members of Congress have introduced legislation to protect veterans from deceptive and misleading practices by educational institutions, the president recently bypassed Congress, issuing an executive order to protect vets.