Governor Peter Shumlin has unveiled a plan to get more Vermont students into college and to produce more skilled workers.
The proposal would expand the dual enrollment program to allow more high school juniors and seniors to attend college classes, for free. Students would be able to attend up to two classes at the Vermont State Colleges, the University of Vermont, and participating private institutions.
Planning for college is the focus of today’s program, and certified educational planner Lynell Engelmyer is in the studio this afternoon to talk more about it.
As many of us have found, securing an acceptance letter to an institution of higher learning is often only half the battle – the other half involves funding the educational experience you hope to have there. We’ll have more on this from Lynell, who helps prepare students for these aspects of the college experience.WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.
Dartmouth College will stop awarding credit based on Advanced Placement exam scores starting with the class of 2018.
The Ivy League school in Hanover, N.H., currently awards some credit for AP and other test scores. But faculty recently voted to end the practice because they believe AP courses are not equivalent to Dartmouth classes. Though some students have used the credit to graduate early, officials say future students will still have other ways to do that.
On this edition of Vox Pop, Lynell Engelmyer - certified educational planner with over twenty years of experience in college admissions and financial aid - joins us to talk college financial planning and admissions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.
A women’s college in Massachusetts has received a substantial financial boost from the federal government. It will mean an overhaul of the curriculum and new services to help ensure student’s graduate. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.