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    Grad School or the Real World?

    Grad School or the Real World?
    After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after completing her undergraduate degree and then went to grad school. Who made the better decision? It's impossible to be certain. Both Duffy, with a master's degree in corporate communication, and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time
    Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, working and being a part-time student is the best option for many ambitious employees. Bring the Work World into the Classroom Many graduate programs prefer that students have some work ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Find the Perfect Graduate School

    Find the Perfect Graduate School
    Whether you just finished your undergraduate work or have been in the job market for years, pursuing an advanced degree can further your academic and career goals. Your focus of study is more specific than when you entered your undergraduate college, and so will the process of selecting a graduate program. Consider these areas while searching for your perfect graduate program: ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    10 Questions to Ask Before Accepting an Offer

    10 Questions to Ask Before Accepting an Offer
    The college you’re considering offers your major, a variety of extracurricular activities and the ideal social mix. You’ve done your research and checked out the school’s location, class size, teacher/student ratio and dozens of other factors. You’re ready to accept their offer to attend. However, before you mail the deposit, make sure you ask some questions that are frequently overlooked in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

    Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs
    You could live in an extremely rural area, or maybe you have five kids and a job that keeps you at your desk until 7 p.m. every night. Or perhaps you're on the road five days a week. You want to get ahead and know a master's of business administration (MBA) degree could be the ticket, but for one reason or ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School

    5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School
    There are good reasons to go to grad school – to pursue an interest you’re highly engaged with or to take the next step necessary to meet your career goals. There are also bad reasons to go to grad school. Think twice about earning an advanced degree if one of your primary motivations for going to grad school falls into one ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

    Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates
    You may have seen the headlines: College Rejection Rates at Record Highs. With schools like the University of Pennsylvania and Pomona College admitting less than two out of every 10 people who apply, you may think you'll never get into your top-choice school. Don't despair. The headlines appear daunting, but there's more to rejection rates than these headlines would lead you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    For High School Students, "College Season" is in Full Swing

    Labor Day, in all its barbecue and lawn chair glory, has passed, which means everyone is back in school. School in my district started on August 14, so we’ve been here a while. It’s usually good to go back to school because for most of us boredom doesn’t take long to set in after summer begins. Although it did start to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Making Up Your Mind (And Then Changing It)

    We all have talents as humans. Some people can sing. Some people have the ability to walk a tightrope. Some people can knit sweaters. When faced with a decision – pick either this or that – I have the amazing ability to choose both options. It seems that I'm really good at making up my mind and then unmaking it. So ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Deal with the Approaching Deadline

    It's the last day of school before a weeklong Thanksgiving break, and I'm frantically running around school delivering recommendation packets to my teachers and counselor. (The packets include teacher evaluation sheets from different schools and a "brag sheet" detailing everything I've done in high school.) I get a packet to my counselor, and another to my junior year English teacher. I ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Diary of a Mad AP Student

    Well, it’s the beginning of May and I can sense the tension of AP exam week in the air. AP exams are pretty important for me because my knowledge of my five AP classes will be put to the test. Literally. In addition, my performance on these tedious tests can get me out of some basic introductory classes at the . ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Are You a Helicopter Parent?

    Are You a Helicopter Parent?
    Do you hover over your kids with anxious anticipation of fulfilling an unmet need? Your intentions may be honorable, but the behavior may earn you an unwanted moniker – helicopter parent. Helicopter parents are obsessed with their children and become over-involved in their lives. They overstep their bounds, cross the line and downright break the sound barrier of acceptable parental participation. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    When researching colleges, you need to choose the institution that fits your needs. Size, location and price are important. But Hispanic students also have the option of attending a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) - a school with an enrollment of full-time students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. In addition, at least half of the Hispanic students must be low-income individuals. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

    Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses
    While not as attention-getting as academic quality or price tag, the size and location of a college have a big impact on your college experience. Take time to evaluate the pros and cons. Large Schools vs. Small Schools One size doesn’t fit all. Don’t expect college life at a school of 50,000 to be the same as life at a campus ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Top 10 Tips for Admissions

    Top 10 Tips for Admissions
    Take a strong course schedule. Your class record is a big part of your college application. Don't take courses that simply pad your GPA. Challenge yourself. Take AP, IB or honors courses. If your school doesn't offer them, see if your local community college or university does. Do volunteer work. Make a difference and volunteer for activities that reflect your personality ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +44
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    What Are Colleges Looking For?

    What Are Colleges Looking For?
    A rigorous course schedule through high school is important. Good grades are key. High SAT/ACT test scores certainly don't hurt. But what else are colleges looking for in students? Genuine interest in the school Colleges want students who show genuine and well-researched interest in their school. "A student who has gone beyond name recognition and reputation and has decided that the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +63
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    All About Career Schools

    All About Career Schools
    Ever wonder about those schools that advertise on daytime TV? Can you compare traditional American colleges to schools that say they will prepare you for a career in just a few months? As it turns out, you can. Francis Giglio, former director of Enhancement for the (ACICS), the accrediting body for many of these schools, offers some insights into the nature ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Enrollment Choices

    Families face tough choices when acceptance and rejection letters arrive. "Any parent who's shopped for a prom dress can tell you, window shopping is easy. It's the actual decision that's difficult," says Sally Rubenstone, co-author of Panicked Parents Guide to College Admissions. Rejection letters, expensive tuition, wait lists, reluctance to attend and an absence of acceptance letters are some of the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Types of Schools

    Are you interested in training to enter a trade, or do you want to pursue a broader academic path? Do you want to study with leading researchers, or with professors who focus on teaching? The kind of school you choose will help you pursue the course of study that suits you best. Vocational Training School Description: * Offers a more focused ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Playing the NCAA Game: Rules for Recruitment

    Just like the rules and regulations of any sport, the NCAA rules can be confusing. Check out the college recruiting game. The Recruitment Process So how do you become what the NCAA calls a "recruited prospective student-athlete"? You must be approached by a college coach or representative about participating in that college's athletic program. NCAA guidelines specify how and when you ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1