Getting In: What It Means To Be "College Ready"

May 7, 2014


We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be college ready.   A common complaint is that freshmen arrive without the fundamentals of writing and math.  Meanwhile, the nation’s top tier schools are tougher than ever to get into – and students are playing an admissions game, figuring out the right mix of grades, extra-curriculars and experiences. 


  • Allie Bidwell - education reporter for U.S. News & World Report
  • Colleen DesRuisseaux director of School Counseling at Bow High School.
  • Anne Miller –assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at Keene State College. She has worked in higher education for many decades.  
  • Tom Raffiochairman of the State Board of Education and President & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental