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    Conquer the Common App!

    Conquer the Common App!
    College paperwork can seem endless, and it occurs during an extremely stressful time in your high school career. So, how can you combat the stress of the Common Application before it is released? Planning ahead and working efficiently can help any student move through the application season more easily. Here are three suggestions: Ask About Written Recommendations This tip cannot be ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Your College Search Checklist

    Your College Search Checklist
    Choosing a college or university is often a matter of exposure, luck and research. Here's what to include in your checklist when considering potential schools during your college search. Size While it is important to determine your ideal campus size, a complete college search should include at least one large school, one moderately sized campus, and one small school. This enables ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Thinking Ahead to College Admissions

    Thinking Ahead to College Admissions
    Thinking ahead to the college admissions process can be stressful, even for the most prepared of students. After all, how do you ready yourself for an event so far in the future? If you are beginning to plan for college in your freshman or sophomore year of high school, you have plenty of time before you’ll start application paperwork. What should ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Women's Colleges

    Women's Colleges
    When choosing a college, you want to pick the school that fits you best. Size, location and price are important factors to consider. But many female students are considering an additional option: whether to attend a women’s college or university. With a little fewer than 50 women’s colleges across the country, chances are there’s one that’s right for you. Benefits of ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List
    Managing college applications, coursework, extracurricular activities, and outside commitments to your family, friends, and perhaps your employer can lead to a lot of stress. So how can you ensure your senior year is a positive experience? Complete the bucket list below! 1. Decide on the perfect person (or three) to write you a recommendation for university, and ask him or her ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Top 10 College Towns

    Top 10 College Towns
    There’s more to a college than its campus. Like the town it’s located in, for example. The natural sites, diversity of the area, the downtown scene and the employment rates are just some of the factors that rank a college town. The The American Institute for Economic Research examined college towns for three overall factors: academic environment, quality of life and ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Master These Skills Before College

    Master These Skills Before College
    You’re going to learn so much in college – academically and otherwise. That said, there are some skills you should take with you to college so that you are prepared to handle college life. If that sounded scary – it shouldn't have. These skills are way simpler than any college course - or high school for that matter. The following skills ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?

    Should You Retake the SAT/ACT?
    Completing the ACT or the SAT is an accomplishment in and of itself. Both standardized tests are challenging and nerve-wracking, and they often involve months of intense review. As your classmates begin to receive their scores, talk of sitting for the ACT or the SAT a second time grows. But how do you decide if you should retake either exam? Begin ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Find Your Passion: How to Start Exploring Potential College Majors

    Find Your Passion: How to Start Exploring Potential College Majors
    One of the most difficult tasks high school students face before embarking on their college education is choosing a major. The best advice, quite simply, is to wait. It may be frustrating to answer the question “What are you majoring in?” with “I don’t know yet.” But opting to explore multiple fields is a wise approach. Certain colleges and universities encourage ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    College Planning for High School Sophomores

    College Planning for High School Sophomores
    While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself into a more desirable applicant and assess what type of school suits your academic and career pursuits. Following these simple tips will propel you down the path for college admissions ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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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: +32
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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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    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 over 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +35
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