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What's New In Guidance

The Guidance Department is proud to present a new area within our Guidance Resource Center, The Career Corner, which is dedicated to career research and development.
Please have your child come in and utilize the following resources:

  • Career books
  • Career interest questionnaires
  • Current and relevant news articles (trends on careers and majors)
  • Samples of resumes appropriate for students
  • Information on how to write a resume and how to look for your first job


College: What's Hot and What's Not

The Common App Changes…..Beginning August 2013, the Common Application will upgrade to a new generation known as the CA4.  Why?  The current form is six years old and the volume of users has nearly doubled, up from 381,000 in 2007 to 660,000 last year.  School membership has grown from 315 schools to 488.  One change was the removal of the “free-choice” essay.  Replacing it will be four or five rotating topics posted in March of the previous year.  The new version will feature fewer questions per screen, students will see relevant questions only, a sidebar will provide help for each question, and there will be at-a-glance progress checks.  The essay length will remain the same 250-500 words.
The University of Pennsylvania has added a second required essay to its Common Application supplement.
The University of Michigan attracted a record 42,544 applicants for this year, thanks in part to the Common Application, which the university started using two years ago.
Reprinted from the College Bound Newsletter, November 2012

The Emory College of Arts & Sciences accepted 4,539 students for the Class of 2016 from a record 17,502 applications, for an admissions rate of 26 percent.
Using what it calls a “high touch” approach to admissions, Lafayette College has reaped a record number of applications for the Class of 2016. It received 6,654 applications, up 16 percent over last year.
The University of Michigan attracted about 42,000 applications for the Class of 2016, an all-time high. It expects to enroll fewer than 6,000.
Reprinted from the CollegeBound Newsletter, May 2012

Wednesday, January 29, 2020