College rankings always seem so confusing; what factors are considered, for example, in the annual US News and World Report rankings. This opinion piece from the Los Angeles Times highlights the key component that is missing from published rankings - student satisfaction. www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-klein-college-regrets-20170619-story.html
Now that summer is here, it's time to begin working on the UC Personal Insight Questions. You have 8 questions to choose from, but you only need to answer 4, each 350 words or less. It's never too early to start. Check out the prompts here:
Two pieces of news from the California State University (CSU) system. The first is about the elimination of freshman placement tests for math and English. Students will be able to use their SAT or ACT scores to indicate their level within those subjects, or their scores on the Early Assessment Program testing available through their high school.
The next is related to the California state budget. CSU will be considering a program where students who meet the eligibility requirements will be guaranteed a spot at a CSU campus. This is similar to UC's Eligible in the Local Context program as mentioned in this article.
College Board has released scores for the May SAT. Be sure to check yours out through the College Board website:
The follow-up article on appropriate use of social media and why it is important.
Many of you may have already seen articles about Harvard University rescinding the admissions of at least 10 students for inappropriate comments in social media. Here are two important articles to read. This first is the original article from Harvard's own newspaper, The Crimson. The second article you will find above holds some great advice for using social media.