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College Admissions Report Predicts U.S. Enrollment Increases through Decade’s End

By Jamaal Abdul-Alim

In large public high schools throughout America, counselors, who are individually responsible for an average 407 students, spend less than a fourth of their time on college counseling, while their counterparts in private schools devote more than half their time to the task.

In schools with high-poverty rates, the college prep courses that college admission officers increasingly value, such as AP and IB courses, are offered far less frequently than in low-poverty schools.

Due to the ease of submitting college applications online, more students are submitting multiple applications to different colleges, but colleges are accepting fewer students and forcing more of them onto wait lists from which increasingly fewer are admitted.

These are just some of the realities revealed in “2011 State of College Admission,” a new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, or NACAC.

Continued at: http://diverseeducation.com/article/16551/

Read the report: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/nacac-report.pdf

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