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List of 5 news stories.

  • The College Interrogation

    Director of College Counselling Brennan Barnard and members of the Derryfield community were recently interviewed for a Wall Street Journal story about the frustration many high school seniors have with being interrogated about their college plans....
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  • Take Me to Your Leaders

    “The college invasion.” This is how my high school seniors describe the scene on our campus each fall. Admission visitors—like extraterrestrials—arrive in their rental cars with big smiles and stories of bright new worlds. Their message is always the same—“take me to your leaders....”
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  • The College Transfer Phenomenon

    Going through the college admissions process once can be emotionally wrenching—but more than a third of students choose do it again. A 2015 report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that more than a third of college students transfer and that nearly half of those do it more than once....
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  • Failing to College

    “Rejection,” she says bluntly, “that is what I’m afraid of. If I don’t get in, I’ll feel like a failure.” In a nationwide climate of hyper selective college admission, there has been a steady increase in such sentiments—an unwillingness to take risks and an alarming trend of failure-adverse anxiety....
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  • Education Is Understated

    Often the headlines lead with stories about ways in which the Granite State falls short. 

    “Kindergarten in New Hampshire isn’t Elementary” – USA Today 

    “New Hampshire Tops List for Highest Average Student Loan Debt in Country” – N.H. Journal 

    “N.H. Gives Least to Higher Education of any State in the U.S.” – Telegraph 

    These reports are all true, and we need to address each of these issues, dedicating the resources necessary to provide access and affordability, however, it is not all grim and disheartening.
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