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    College Planning for High School Freshmen

    College Planning for High School Freshmen
    You just started high school, is it really time to begin planning for college? The answer is "yes" and "no." While you should focus on having fun and making good grades for the sake of your high school career, you should also keep in mind that everything you do in high school will be examined during the college admissions process. Follow ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?

    Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?
    As the largest class of graduating high school seniors in America is completing college applications, a new study indicates their college plans are likely to change in response to the economic downturn.  The survey, conducted jointly by ApplyWise.com an online college admissions counseling service and Next Step Magazine, a publication for high school students and their parents, shows that 50% of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Making Plans to Move Majors

    Making Plans to Move Majors
    You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: it’s time to switch your major. According to Monster College, two out of every three students will change their major at least once during their college career. How do you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +23
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    To Supplement or Not to Supplement

    To Supplement or Not to Supplement
    You’ve put the finishing touches on your essays and resumes and you’ve sent your transcripts and test scores. So you think the application process is over, right? Maybe not. Should you send additional materials (e.g. essays, letters of recommendation, photographs, etc.) to make your admissions folder heavier? In most cases, this will work to your disadvantage. As some say in admissions, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +58
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    A Time to Reap and a Time to Sow

    A Time to Reap and a Time to Sow
    A personal account of how the student/parent relationship changes during the college application process The only time I have seen my mom so irate at my dad that she physically assaulted him was in December of my senior year.   My father had read an article stating that Harvard had rejected a high number of students who had perfect SAT scores.  My ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Best Gift for the Holidays? Time--Give Yourself Some

    Best Gift for the Holidays? Time--Give Yourself Some
    The holidays are about giving and sharing. In light of recent belt tightening, forget about hitting the mall to buy a sweater or a gift card.  The best gift you could give yourself and others is time. Time to enjoy the company of family and friends, time to spend cooking your favorite dishes with your parents, time to create long lasting ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?
    Are you in the "I have to pick a major -- now what?" mode? If so, don't panic. If you're like many college students, the major you select won't have a huge impact on your future career anyway. But even if it will, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself make a sound decision. Meet with a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now

    Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now
    1. Register for standardized tests NOW Most students wait until the summer after their Junior year to study and cram for the SAT/ACT. As a result, once you get your scores in October, you only have one or two more opportunities to re-take the exams to improve scores. Give yourself more time to improve by taking the tests early in the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +37
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    What to Do If You Want to Transfer

    What to Do If You Want to Transfer
    So you are halfway through freshman year or maybe you’re even a sophomore and you’re thinking, “Hmm, I really don’t like it here- should I transfer?” Maybe your ‘dream’ school is not as dreamy as you first thought, maybe your grades slipped senior year and you ended up at your 10th choice, maybe you realized you don’t want to be an ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Professional School for Career Prep

    Professional School for Career Prep
    A college degree is becoming more important for launching a career. But for some fields, you need more: more training, more specialized skills, more credentials. That's where professional school comes in. Earn an MBA, an JD or an MD to take your career to a higher degree. Business Preparation: An undergraduate degree in business is not necessary, but English and math ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

    It's December. All remnants of turkey and stuffing have been expunged from the fridge. The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dipping lower. Wal-Mart is drenched in red, white and pine needle green. Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" is being piped endlessly through every department store PA system on this side of the Rio Grande. But those familiar Christmas jingles mean ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Who's Really #1?

    Who's Really #1?
    In a move to court foreign students, US News and World Report has just released its first-ever issue of the World’s Best Colleges and Universities. These new rankings, released November 20th and based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America’s Best Colleges rankings, a 25-year-old who’s-who of the country’s top colleges. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Trapped in the College: Electric Boogalo

    I was on a four-day college extravaganza recently and got to look at some fine colleges. Last week I gave Shippensburg a 9/10, which is a very good rating. After we left Shippensburg, we headed west to Edensburg, Pa., which is in the proximity of St. Francis University. We got to the hotel and relaxed while watching TV or reading. We ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Extreme College Weekend

    Hello there, my fellow noblemen and magistrates. Another action packed blog update. Get the popcorn ready and tuck your younger brothers and sisters in. This entry is rated X…for XTREME! That's right. It's so extreme that it doesn't need the 'e' in extreme. On Saturday, my grandma and I went down to St. Joe's University in Philly for their open house. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Know Your Grad School Exams

    Know Your Grad School Exams
    Most students who pursue graduate school must first take one of the following tests: LSAT, MCAT, GMAT or GRE. The required test depends on the type of grad school students plan to attend. Consult your prospective school to find out which test you should take. Learn more about each of the tests: LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) Required for: Law school ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    What's It Like Being a Senior?

    Questions are like itches. You know you aren’t supposed to scratch, but sometimes you just ... gotta. One question that should remain tickly and untouched is the one everyone’s always asking: “So, what’s it like being a fourth year?” I’ll tell you. It’s dreadful. To be a senior in high school is to gaze at your future with bright eyes, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    College Admissions Checklist

    College Admissions Checklist
    Junior Year Start thinking about college choice. Make an appointment to talk with your guidance counselor. Register with www.fastweb.com to find the money you need for college. Plan to take your PSAT during your junior year and start studying for the ACT or SAT. Summer after Junior Year Visit college campuses and ask friends in college for their advice. Request applications ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Last-Minute SAT and ACT Prep

    Last-Minute SAT and ACT Prep
    Test day is almost here, but there's still time to study. Whether you're well-prepared, semi-prepared or not at all prepared, we have several last-minute prep strategies that can help you boost your score. [gate] Note: SAT deducts points for incorrect answers but there is no penalty for questions left blank. The ACT does not deduct points for incorrect answers. What this ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +129
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    GRE Strategy: Overview

    After the SAT you may have uttered, "Glad I never have to go through THAT again!" But if you plan to attend graduate school, you'll experience much of that same test-taking anxiety again. Most graduate school programs require a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score. And just like when you applied to college the first time around, scoring well on this test ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -6
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