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    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
    Choosing a college is stressful and making sure you make the right decision can often feel like a daunting task. To help out with the process, here are some common mistakes to avoid along the way: [gate] 1. Rushing the process. Finding the right college takes time and effort, not to mention research and an often lengthy application process. Waiting until ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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    Simplify the Admissions Process

    Simplify the Admissions Process
    The entire college admissions process is daunting – to say the least. What if, instead of getting overwhelmed and anxious, there was a better way? Good news! There is a better way! Here are four steps you can take to ease the stresses of the college admissions process, making your experience much simpler and much more efficient. 1. Time Management Recognizing ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

    39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees
    Nowadays, it’s not only expensive to go to college, it’s also expensive to apply. College applications have increased in cost – some of them are upwards of $70! And, for students with limited funds, it can be cumbersome to apply to several colleges. While you are able to get around fees with financial need, there may be an easier way. Consider ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants

    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants
    Did you miss the boat on National Decision Day? Don’t worry – you can still attend college this fall! Most institutions require that application submissions by January and that all accepted applicants send in their enrollment deposits by May 1, National Decision Day. However, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, known as the NACAC, there are still plenty ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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    Top Five Tips for Back to High School

    Top Five Tips for Back to High School
    *Learn about your schools* The best applicants know their top choices-the name of the library, where students hang out for coffee after class, a star professor they'd love to take a class with. Go beyond the basics of class size and location and find out what makes your school special. The extra effort will shine through in your application. *Make friends ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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    August Checklist for High School Juniors

    August Checklist for High School Juniors
    You’re about to head back to school – as an upperclassman! It’s an exciting time and, the more organized you are in your studies and the college preparation process, the more you’ll be able to enjoy every moment with your friends. Here’s a checklist for the month of August to help you head back to school ahead of the class in ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    August Checklist for High School Seniors

    August Checklist for High School Seniors
    Here’s what you can do in August so you can head back to school ahead of the class during the college planning process. You’re about to head back to school – as a SENIOR! You get to rule the school. Finally. Woot, woot! It’s an exciting time and, the more organized you are in your studies and the college admissions process, ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    220 Colleges Still Accepting Fall Applications

    220 Colleges Still Accepting Fall Applications
    National Decision Day, which took place on May 1, has passed us by. It’s a significant date in terms of college admissions because it’s the date students are expected to submit their final college choices. Were you unable to make a final decision? Perhaps, you made a decision and have changed your mind since? Or, maybe the colleges you applied to ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Your College Admissions Options

    Your College Admissions Options
    Did you know there are four types of college admissions options for students? Now that it's almost time to head back to school and start thinking about the admissions process, whether it's preparing to take your college entrance exams, like the ACT or SAT, or actually sitting down to write your college admissions essays to kick-start the applications process, you should ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +27
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    3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now

    3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now
    The personal statement is a critical component of your college application package. Schools hope to see that you are a well-rounded individual, as well as one who can write critically and convincingly. Here are three reasons it is important to begin writing and thinking about your personal statement now, rather than waiting: 1. Multiple people should read it The best part ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Building Your Brag Sheet

    Building Your Brag Sheet
    What’s a brag sheet? A brag sheet is very similar to a student resume – it highlights your accomplishments, key experiences, leadership skills and employment throughout your high school career. What’s is the brag sheet used for? Your brag sheet can be used for a variety of different purposes. You can share your brag sheet with your teachers, coaches or with ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +26
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    America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

    America’s Top 10 Community Colleges
    Community colleges are often forgotten in rankings. But, why? It really doesn't make sense, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges. They’re important, not only to students, but to the economy as well – training and providing education to prepare students for either a four-year school or a bright career path. Bankrate ranked America’s top two-year community colleges ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Winter Work for High School Juniors

    Winter Work for High School Juniors
    As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead. Which is why it's important to prepare now so that things will be a little less stressful later. Here's what you should be doing this winter to prepare for your college applications, entrance exams, decisions, senior year and, ultimately, that next exciting step in your ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    The Admissions Glossary

    The Admissions Glossary
    Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a key factor in the performance of marginal students. Associate Degree: A degree which is granted to a student who has completed a two-year program (64-66 credits) and is equivalent to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?
    You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts? You’ll be relieved to learn they don’t – at least not in the usual circumstances. In fact, fewer than one in three admissions officers say they check applicant’s social media posts and/or Google them when evaluating their applications, according to a Kaplan ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +24
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    What's New with the 2015-2016 Common Application Essays?

    What's New with the 2015-2016 Common Application Essays?
    The Common Application, has revamped (and released) their 2015-2016 essay prompts. This year, the essay questions received an overhaul and, to be honest, are looked upon more favorably for student applicants - both in terms of clarification, avoiding user errors and technical fixes. Additionally, students have more options than ever regarding which essays they’d like to submit to specific schools as ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +24
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    The College Admissions Process

    The College Admissions Process
    Ah yes, the college admissions process can be considered a full-time job in itself. Between the deadlines, filling out the applications and deciding which school to go to — not to mention taking the SATs – prepping for college can be overwhelming to say the least. Surviving college is one thing. Surviving the college admissions and application process is a whole other ballgame. CampusCompare’s ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America
    Everything comes at a price and education is no exception. While most colleges are costly, these schools really break bank. The following schools are the top ten most expensive in America, according The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Almanac of Higher Education.” 10. University of Chicago Cost: $57,711 Tuition, room/board and other fees cost $57,711 in 2012-2013 at University of Chicago, according ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    College Planning for Rising Seniors

    College Planning for Rising Seniors
    As a rising senior, it's important to remember that the sooner you begin mapping out your own individualized plan for the college admissions process, the further ahead of the game you'll be and on your way to a successful college career. Yes, it is a daunting process that can take a lot of time and effort, but the earlier you put ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    4 Support Services College Applicants Should Use

    4 Support Services College Applicants Should Use
    Applying to college is a stressful experience, and one with a wealth of conflicting information. From the Internet, to official campus seminars, to your next-door neighbor, each source has a unique conception of how the process should proceed. If you become overwhelmed or uncertain during application season, here is where you can seek help. 1. High School Teachers The academic year ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +23
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