Once students have selected which colleges to apply to, they have to do the actual applying. Help guide your students through the process, step by step.
It's important that your students understand all the elements of the application process. This includes timelines and the actual items they will have to submit. Much of the necessary information originates from other sources (such as transcripts and personal recommendations), so students should initiate those requests first. Use the College Application Checklist to get started.
Despite much opposition, a 2011 regulatory change to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA , weakened this federal law that once protected student information from being shared without consent. FERPA needs to be fixed and parents need to be given back their rights to consent to student data sharing. State laws as well as the Student Privacy Pledge need to be scrupulously enforced so that personal student data is not sold for profit. Bottom line, parents and students after they reach 18 should own and control their own data. They should have a say as to whether and how personal information about their child is shared outside of the school walls.
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