In this inaugural episode of Admissions Live, Ashley Hennigan hosts Don Fraser in a discussion of the state of college admissions. Don Fraser is the Director of Education and Training at NACAC. Topics include changing demographics, economic impacts, and the relevance of higher education. Don predicts the biggest challenges and opportunities in 2012.
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Why College Is Still Relevant in the Age of Free Information, via Mashable.
FUTURE SHOCK: College for today’s newborns could cost as much as $422K, from The Daily.
Christina Quinn calls out 6 Biggest Lies in College Admissions.
Unsolicited Shout-out of the Week
Thank you Eric Clark for all your chatter and support over on our hash tag #AdmissionsLive. You rock!
Check out Eric doing great things over at @QuincyTutoring.