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    July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshman

    July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshman
    During the summer before your freshman year of college, it’s imperative to get many tasks accomplished so that you’re prepared for the year ahead. From getting paperwork completed to starting to get your dorm room essentials together, there's a lot to do within the next month in order to ensure you're prepared for your big transition to college. In order to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +31
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    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors
    The summer before your senior year of high school is an imperative time to accomplish tasks so that you’re prepared for the year ahead. In fact, it’s a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process. In order to ensure you’re on the right track, here’s ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +33
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    Making a Long-Term Study Plan for the ACT/SAT

    Making a Long-Term Study Plan for the ACT/SAT
    A successful long-term study plan cannot be designed by anyone but you. It is your individual learning style and level of motivation that will assist you in determining the best schedule for your goals and needs. With that in mind, here is a general timeline that you can build upon and alter as needed. One Year Before the Exam Use this ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    ACT Test Changes: Focus on College and Career Readiness

    ACT Test Changes: Focus on College and Career Readiness
    Standardized tests have been a prerequisite for college admissions since 1926. While little has changed in terms of the intent to test secondary learning, many changes have occurred in how students are being tested. Just recently, the ACT announced further changes to the way in which they will measure students’ college readiness. These changes come after nudging from the government, parents ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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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 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Debunking Common College Misconceptions

    Debunking Common College Misconceptions
    Your first year in college is bound to be a bit stressful, especially if this is your first time living far from home. However, do not allow common misconceptions about campus life worry you. Instead, discover the truth behind each myth: Myth #1: Everyone Succeeds in College While it is certainly possible to excel in higher education, doing so requires dedication, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    What to Keep in Mind While You're Keeping in Touch

    What to Keep in Mind While You're Keeping in Touch
    You may be dropping your child off for college in a few weeks but you’ll by no means drop them from your life. Knowing what’s happening in your son or daughter’s life at school is more important than ever. They’re meeting new friends, taking on different interests, and challenging themselves in a unique academic setting. To combat these big changes, they ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    What's My Role on Moving Day?

    What's My Role on Moving Day?
    As a parent, you have just as many mixed feelings as your son or daughter on move-in day. This either results in a lot of tears or an argument that brings moving day traffic to a standstill in the center of the college quad. To prevent this emotional crash or clash, it’s best to prepare yourself and play your part on ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Should You Switch Your Major?

    Should You Switch Your Major?
    Sometimes, when we’re engrossed in whatever it is we’re doing, it’s hard to see the warning signs. In fact, it’s natural to ignore red flags that may be right in front of our faces! Finding a method that allows us to step back and evaluate what’s really happening is the key. It’s not always easy, but everything becomes clearer when broken ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors

    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors
    In this day and age, college is often considered a necessary investment in one’s future. But, are some students – perhaps even attending the same colleges – making better investments than others? Unbelievably, the answer may be yes, depending on their chosen majors. According to PayScale’s list of college majors and coordinating salary potential, certain majors pay off much faster, with ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions

    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions
    Get ahead of the game, juniors! The more you prepare for college admissions now, the easier the process will become. There are a variety of things you can do right now, perhaps even over the holidays, to prepare for the college admissions process. Start thinking about and implementing the following tasks sooner than later: Make a Game Plan Setting up a ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +35
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    Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

    Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students
    Summer may be your chance to take a break from school, but you can still continue your learning over the summer and have fun at the same time. High school students that read during the summer months are more likely to score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT and AP Exams; and college students will find that the more ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Plan for Success: Test Prep Tips for Juniors

    Plan for Success: Test Prep Tips for Juniors
    Junior year is an important time, especially for tests that partially decide your future! Before you panic, however, remember that you can succeed with a bit of advanced planning. If you are facing the ACT/SAT, or an AP exam or exit test, keep this advice in mind: Test-Taking is a Skill You Can Perfect Practice is the most important key to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Help Your Student Find a Summer Job

    Help Your Student Find a Summer Job
    So, your student is looking for a summer job. You know you can help – but how much is too much? It’s a parent’s conundrum and understandably so. Here are some helpful suggestions of what you can do to help, without disrupting your student’s ability to learn from the experience: Suggest Job Search Resources While students are familiar with the Internet, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    5 Rewards of AP Courses

    5 Rewards of AP Courses
    If you’re debating on taking an AP course, that stands for “Advanced Placement,” your senior year, it’s helpful to learn a little bit more about why it’s encouraged. Yes, it is difficult and a lot of work. Yes, you do have to sign up for and take an advanced placement exam. Both of these factor in as to whether or not ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Countdown to College: A Summer To-Do List

    Countdown to College: A Summer To-Do List
    Congratulations – graduation is right around the corner, and soon you’ll begin your college career. This is a busy time, with numerous tasks to complete before you depart for your new school. However, do not forget to celebrate with family and friends, enjoy the summer months, and of course, relax. While you do, here are several small items to accomplish: To ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    How to Fail an Exam

    How to Fail an Exam
    If you don’t care about your college career or passing your exams, feel free to follow these steps, so you can develop poor test-taking habits and start to fail all of your quizzes, midterms and final exams. From there, you can be sure to fail pretty much all of your classes. We’re not really sure why that would be your goal ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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    Help Your Student with Summer Plans

    Help Your Student with Summer Plans
    As a parent, you likely want to encourage your student to get the most out of their time, experiences and, of course, work towards success. If you student doesn’t have a summer plan yet – or, perhaps if their summer plan is loafing around by the pool, then you may want to help them get their summer priorities on track. Here ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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