American Council on Education

Sally Raftery, program coordinator and GED examiner at Bellevue College, holding a booklet for the math portion of the Washington GED test. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. On Thursday, an upgraded GED exam and two new competing equivalency tests […]

01/01/2014

Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

College application process intimidating to some

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sometimes, all it takes is a $7 burrito gift card to get high school seniors to submit their college applications early. “You always have some students who say, `I don’t want to […]

11/30/2013

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College prices appear to be moderating

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s some good news on college tuition. Yes, the cost has gone up — but not as much in the past. For in-state students at a four-year public college or university, published […]

10/22/2013

College credit recommended for free online courses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online classes that are reshaping higher education. The American Council on Education says it’s recommending degree credit for five courses offered by Coursera.

02/07/2013