College Admissions (12 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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Which presidential candidate will do the most to improve our country's education system? Nyasia looks at Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's positions. (full text)
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Marlo attends a for-profit college and gets into some debt. He researches for-profits and finds out that public schools are a better value. (full text)
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The author is serving an eight-year sentence in prison and taking college classes while there so she can come out with her bachelor's degree. (full text)
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The author's lust for money gets him in trouble, but he learns to redirect that desire into a plan to become an accountant. (full text)
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The college application process can be intimidating; Debra offers some advice that can help. (full text)
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Shameka feels abandoned when her school makes little effort to help her apply to college. She later realizes that it's also up to her to take some initiative. (full text)
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A calendar to help high school seniors keep track of the college application process on a month-by-month basis. (full text)
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Ja’Nelle battles her insecurity and achieves her goal of attending college. (full text)
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Learn the criteria for applying for New York's Excelsior Scholarship which offers free tuition to certain New York State teens. (full text)
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Aishamanne is a fierce, informed debater of social issues and flourishes as a reporter on her high school newspaper. But she worries colleges will only judge her based on her average grades. (full text)
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Applying to college can be extra stressful for kids who are dealing with poverty or whose parents can't help. College counselor Joshua Steckel addresses some common worries. (full text)
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Marco is suspicious when his English class turns into a sales pitch for DeVry University. Doing research, he finds plenty of reasons to distrust this and other for-profit colleges. (full text)