We come across a lot of interesting articles pertaining to colleges and careers. In order to keep York families as informed as possible, we are providing links to these articles. Take a gander and form your own opinion about their value to you. Happy reading!


Parents Balancing Support and Independence During the College Application Process
The Real Odds of Getting In

10 Things Successful High School Student Do

How to Help a Teenager Be College Ready:

How to Get the Most Out of College:

Brookings Institute - On Their Way? A Portrait of Young Adults: - The Hardest Part of the College Application Process

College Readiness Beyond Academics:

St. Edwards University - 6 Tips for Parents on the College Search:

Forbes - Why Appyling to All 8 Ivies Makes No Sense:

Inside Higher Ed - Frogs in the Wrong Ponds, Tiger Mothers, and the 'Best' College:

Business Insider - 7 Admission Officers Share the Things They Never Tell Applicants:


Washington Post - School Rankings: Why Even the Better Ones Are Questionable

New York Times - America's Great Working Class Colleges (upward mobility):

Washington Post - America's Most Challenging High Schools:

Financial Aid/Paying for College

New York Times - What College Really Costs :®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region

New York Times - What Students Don't Know About Their Loans:

Boston Globe - Parent Facing Jail Time for Falsifying Financial Aid Forms:

Mother Jones - Skyrocketing Student Loan Debt:

Relief from Student Loan Debt for Public Service Workers:

Careers in Public Service

30 Top Scholarships for Public Service Students:                                                    
How to Get Financial Aid for Your Public Service Degree:                                    

Wall Street Journal - Return on Investment:,All

Testing and Test Prep

Wall Street Journal - Is Test Prep Worth It?:

Colleges that Superscore:


The State of the Humanities 2018: Graduates in the Workforce and Beyond:

Pew Research - What Career Advice Do Americans Have for High School Students?:

CNN Money - Best Jobs in America:

Quartz - Silicon Valley Hires the Most Alum of These Universities and None Are In The Ivy League:

Inside Higher Ed - Conversations on Major and Income: