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Technophoria: New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

Technophoria: New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

“I did not make a LinkedIn profile for my friends,” said Matthew Martratt, a high school senior in Marietta, Ga. “I made it to show people who don’t know who I am what I am about.”
Technophoria: New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

Technophoria: New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

“I did not make a LinkedIn profile for my friends,” said Matthew Martratt, a high school senior in Marietta, Ga. “I made it to show people who don’t know who I am what I am about.”
Along the Autism Spectrum, a Path Through Campus Life

Along the Autism Spectrum, a Path Through Campus Life

Crosby J. Gardner, with Michelle Elkins, the director of Western Kentucky University’s Kelly Autism Program, which provides an “educational, social and supportive environment so that those diagnosed
Along the Autism Spectrum, a Path Through Campus Life

Along the Autism Spectrum, a Path Through Campus Life

Crosby J. Gardner, with Michelle Elkins, the director of Western Kentucky University’s Kelly Autism Program, which provides an “educational, social and supportive environment so that those diagnosed
Sports Business: Navy Opens a Back Door, and In Come Athletes and Victories

Sports Business: Navy Opens a Back Door, and In Come Athletes and Victories

Navy players celebrating their victory over Notre Dame in November.
Women Make Up Majority of U.S. Law Students for First Time

Women Make Up Majority of U.S. Law Students for First Time

Students from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., celebrating as they received their degrees, in 2012.
Women Make Up Majority of U.S. Law Students for First Time

Women Make Up Majority of U.S. Law Students for First Time

Students from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., celebrating as they received their degrees, in 2012.
Agony as Tulane Applicants Learn Acceptance Emails Are in Error

Agony as Tulane Applicants Learn Acceptance Emails Are in Error

The atmosphere at the Tulane commencement ceremony in May in New Orleans. The school recently sent mistaken acceptance emails to 130 applicants.
How a Trump Supreme Court Pick Could (or Could Not) Sway Cases

How a Trump Supreme Court Pick Could (or Could Not) Sway Cases

The Supreme Court in Washington this month. President Trump said he would announce a nominee to fill the court’s vacancy on Tuesday.
You’ve Been Accepted to Columbia. Oops, Our Error.

You’ve Been Accepted to Columbia. Oops, Our Error.

The campus of Columbia University in Manhattan.

Harvard Law, Moving to Diversify Applicant Pool, Will Accept GRE Scores

The elite law school, following the University of Arizona law school, seeks to widen its pool of potential students by not requiring the LSAT.

Harvard Law, Moving to Diversify Applicant Pool, Will Accept GRE Scores

The elite law school, following the University of Arizona law school, seeks to widen its pool of potential students by not requiring the LSAT.
College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

TaTy’Terria Gary in her entrepreneurship class at Topeka High School last fall. Like many working-class students, she struggled with the college admissions process.
The Ivy League Sweep: Still Rare, but You’re More Likely to Hear About It

The Ivy League Sweep: Still Rare, but You’re More Likely to Hear About It

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a senior at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, N.J., received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools, plus Stanford.
Quadruplets Offer Colleges Package Deal. Harvard and Yale Buy It.

Quadruplets Offer Colleges Package Deal. Harvard and Yale Buy It.

Zach, left, Aaron, Nigel and Nick Wade at Lakota East High School.
Your Money: As College Deadlines Near, Families Wonder What They Can Pay

Your Money: As College Deadlines Near, Families Wonder What They Can Pay

The Smith family’s 17-year-old triplets, from left, Jake, Zachary and Lucas, with their sister Tess, 15, at their home in Philadelphia. Their mother, Mary Lou Smith, said all the colleges that
Harvard Law Expands Deferral Program, Pushing Students to Gain Work Experience

Harvard Law Expands Deferral Program, Pushing Students to Gain Work Experience

The Harvard Law School library. A new program at the school will allow college graduates to broaden their experience while knowing they have a secure law school berth, a school official said.
Harvard Law Expands Deferral Program, Pushing Students to Gain Work Experience

Harvard Law Expands Deferral Program, Pushing Students to Gain Work Experience

The Harvard Law School library. A new program at the school will allow college graduates to broaden their experience while knowing they have a secure law school berth, a school official said.
Your Money: This Year’s College-Bound Essayists and Their ‘Beautiful Contradictions’

Your Money: This Year’s College-Bound Essayists and Their ‘Beautiful Contradictions’

Idalia Felipe, 18, with her brother Cesar, 6. Ms. Felipe, who plans to attend California State University, Fullerton, described the “warm touch of a small palm” in her busy home.
Your Money: When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them

Your Money: When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them

Students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., last year. Hampshire was among several colleges that contacted students after May 1 to hint at more financial aid.
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