Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
July 31, 2013
Which Universities Practice Grade Inflation?
When you are researching colleges, here is another question to ask: are the professors hard graders? Do any of the schools on your child’s list favor the anti-grading inflation policies of Princeton University? Or is your child looking at schools that are more like Brown University which has the reputation of giving out easy “A’s.” The grading policies are especially...
March 7, 2013
A Look at Where 15,600 Liberal Arts Grads Got Jobs
Today I’m sharing a post written by David Kochanek, who is the publisher of LiberalArtsColleges.com, a site dedicated to providing students and parents with the information they need to make intelligent college decisions. In his post he examines the the beauty of pursuing a liberal arts degree from the perspective of Williams College, an elite institution, which has tracked where...
November 12, 2012
Why Failing to File for Financial Aid Can Be a Mistake
Here’s a variation of a question that I always get at this time of year: Someone told me yesterday that it’s better to answer “No” to the “Do you intend to apply for need based financial aid” question on the Common Application. My son has already submitted his applications and he answered “yes” to that question as we are not...