US Education Admission – By Hook or By Crook

Everyone knows of the smart kid who decided to apply “DIY” and then wasn’t accepted—and they don’t want to risk being  the next one. Unfortunately, there’s a sense in China that the honest applicants are the chumps. (What Students in China Have Taught Me About U.S. College Admissions, Terry Crawford, The Atlantic, 6.1.15) There's editing … Continue reading US Education Admission – By Hook or By Crook

“What Students in China Have Taught Me About U.S. College Admissions”

So what’s an international admission officer to do? These individuals admittedly have their work cut out for them in a way that domestic admission officers do not. Domestic admission officers have mounds of historical data upon which they can project matriculation percentages, future GPA, and graduation rates. International admission officers—in order to do things the … Continue reading “What Students in China Have Taught Me About U.S. College Admissions”

Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part II

Truth in advertising:  A fairly legal definition is advertisements that do not make misleading, false, or deceptive claims.  So let's say Wonderful Educational Consulting  Company is organizing a US higher education fair series and they state in their publicity that only regionally accredited (RA) colleges and universities are permitted to join.  Wouldn't you logically expect … Continue reading Not All US Higher Education Fairs Are Created Equal: Part II

“Institute Accused of Falsely Reporting How It Spent State Dept. Funds Settles Lawsuit for $1-Million”

Now that's a headline you don't see very often in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the weekly bible of the US higher education community.  This is not just any run-of-the-mill institute but the Institute of International Education (IIE), one of "the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations," according to its website.    This 16 April … Continue reading “Institute Accused of Falsely Reporting How It Spent State Dept. Funds Settles Lawsuit for $1-Million”