PALOUSE PATHWAYS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER


It contains a calendar of upcoming college and career events and links to information about college and career planning, college admissions, scholarships, financial aid and more.  It’s a great way to stay in touch!  Click here to read and subscribe.

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FACEBOOK HIGHLIGHTS


Palouse Pathways maintains two Facebook groups: a general Information group and a group focused on scholarship information.  We'd love for you to join, if you haven't already and to invite your friends with middle and high school students to join too.


The Palouse Pathways Group  has  great information for college bound families.  It is suitable for both parents and high-schoolers.

GENERAL RESOURCES


Moscow High School Counseling Center


20 Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Your school counselor is one of your best resources as you plan for college. Your counselor has information about admission tests, college preparation, and your education and career options.


Palouse Pathways has a blog where we explore important college topics in greater depth.  This week’s post “Keep Calm and Make Sure You Can Afford It” advises seniors to make sure that the schools they are applying to will be affordable for their families.  Required reading for seniors!!! 



Seniors: What you should be doing now. | Olin College of Engineering

Great advice from the Dean of Admissions at Olin College.

It’s the summer before your senior year of high school and, more specifically, it’s the week before the Common Application opens. So from my seat- that is from the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid seat-what should you be doing when it comes to the college search and application process RIGHT NOW?


Doing these two simple things can help you get motivated when you’re feeling stuck | The Washington Post

Seniors are you stuck on the whole college thing? Here are two great pieces of advice. They are not specifically designed for students or college, but they can really work for you!


Beach Reading About College | Forbes

​Books which discuss issues related to college and college admission, written for the general reader.


Next Steps Idaho | Educate Idaho

Whether you’ve got your sights set on a four-year college, community college, a certification program, or the military, we’re here to help—every step of the way.  The Educate Idaho partnership has developed this website as a resource for families from grades 8-12.  


Higher Ed Data Stories

This is a great source of information about all things college. The author is the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at DePaul UNiversity in Chicago, and he has an interest in presenting higher ed data in very easy to use graphic form. His blog includes a presentation of in-state and out-of- state tuition rates all over the country. 


Bigfuture.collegeboard.org offers facts and tips for every step of the process from finding colleges which are a good fit, to applying and paying for college.


Learn About Idaho’s Direct Admissions Initiative Within the next few days all Idaho Seniors will receive a letter from the State Board of Education and Governor Otter with notice about which Idaho colleges and/or universities have accepted each student based on  his/her grades and SAT/ACT scores.


Antonoff, Steven R. 
College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You. Octameron Associates. Dec 20, 2011.


College Greenlight

Sign up for College Greenlight - it is a good place to find schools, determine your fit, and discover tools to evaluate scholarships.
If you identify yourself as affiliated with Palouse Pathways, it may provide a bit of an admissions edge, because the site is used by schools looking to recruit students who are underrepresented at their schools.


Guiding a First Generation to College | NYTimes

Many of the causes for the unequal participation in higher education are very difficult to address. But we do know what to do about one big part of the divide: the information disconnect.


​How Colleges Can Again Be Levelers of Society | NYTimes

Talented students should go to the best college they can — and not just for the career advantages later. A student who could get into a top school is nearly twice as likely to graduate there than if she goes to a noncompetitive school. The top colleges are the only ones where students of all income levels graduate at the same rates. The reason is money: Selective colleges are richer. They can afford to provide specialized counseling and lots of financial aid. And running out of money is the most common reason people drop out.