When the President of the United States announces a National College Application Month, it's time to step up and make things happen. Whether or not you've begun your college search or thought about how to share your story with a college admissions officer, the Cooke Foundation has your back.
Here's a collection of our best tips for high school students and community college students looking to transfer. Follow us on Instagram (@thejkcf) and Twitter (@TheJKCF) too – we'll be sharing more tips throughout November!
As the spring sun rises higher in the sky, so too should the college-seeking ambitions of high school juniors. College campuses all over the country are welcoming flocks of prospective students to usher in the warmer weather, and junior year is the perfect time to see what all the buzz is about.
Those familiar with the Foundation’s work and this blog know that the issue of undermatching, a phenomenon where students who are qualified to attend selective four-year institutions choose to attend a less selective school, is one we try to combat directly through our Young Scholars Program and College Scholarship Program and some of our grant initiatives, as well as more indirectly through sharing our expertise on the topic. Michael Stratford from Inside Higher Ed interviewed our vice president of programs, Emily Froimson, about this issue, and her thoughts were quoted in an article published today. Please read the article from Inside Higher Ed below and feel free to comment!
The Foundation invests heavily in advising our Scholars so that they succeed in their education and hopefully beyond. This recent opinion piece by David L. Kirp, a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, that ran in Wednesday’s The New York Times, gives a glimpse of the value of ample, available advising to college-going students.