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    Course Selection: Myths and Realities

    Course Selection: Myths and Realities
    When I pictured college, I thought of hardcover textbooks, highlighters, gallons of coffee and living in the library. In my undergraduate years, I personally have yet to experience this. (But for the record, my friend in law school experiences all of the above!) I pictured college being so academically driven, I would be spending time with nothing other than class material. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +21
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    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that you’re no longer a rising junior but not yet a senior, we know that senior year (and college planning) is closer than ever before. As a soon-to-be senior, the rest of the summer is going to be an ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    June Checklist for Parents

    June Checklist for Parents
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that your student is moving up, whether it is from one grade to the next or, even from high school to college the rest of the summer is going to be an exciting time and will really affect how ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

    One of the most important parts of your college application isn't written by you: the letter of recommendation. But that doesn't mean you're off the hook. Get the best recommendation you can to make a winning impression. Get Organized Organization is the key to making sure your recommendations get where they need to go on time. Make a chart of your ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions

    15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions
    College application essays don’t have to be a drag – and these schools prove it. They’ve created some of the most outlandish, thought-provoking and original essay questions out there. Here are the 15 schools that think outside the box, when it comes to admissions essay, with some examples of our favorite questions they’re asking on The Common Application this year. Now, ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +20
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    What You Need to Know Before You Go

    What You Need to Know Before You Go
    The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) studies and measures how students interact and engage with their colleges, specifically academic programs and extracurricular activities that can be found on campus. Drawing from their experiences in observing how students can get the most of their total college experience, NSSE has developed a series of questions to ask prospective colleges as you make ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

    College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now
    You’ve finally decided on a college and have officially accepted your long-awaited admissions offer. It’s an exciting time, filled with anticipation over what’s to come once fall rolls around. Though you may feel like the college admissions process is over, there are still important fall preparations you need to make. The following are important decisions college-bound seniors need to make now ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +20
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    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets
    Early decision deadlines are almost within sight. Now, more than ever, is the time that rising juniors and seniors need to take advantage of summer break to visit college campuses. We’ve said that and you’ve probably heard it from your parents, teachers and counselors as well. But what haven’t you heard? When it comes to college admissions, your guidance counselor may ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    10 Completely False College Myths

    10 Completely False College Myths
    Whether you believe them or not, these myths are always lurking around the corners of college discussions. Academically-focused or regarding the college experience, these falsehoods detract students from great opportunities every day. It’s time to stop the lies and start getting real. We’d like to put some of these rumors to rest so that you can sleep soundly in knowing the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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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 9 months ago | Rated: +20
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    An Equation for Finding the Perfect School

    An Equation for Finding the Perfect School
    I am applying to journalism schools. One part of this pernicious process is taking the Graduate Record Exam. In an attempt to get GREady (Big laughs!), I’ve been diligently reviewing flashcards and steadily working math problem sets. The prep books say studiers should include learned material in daily life, so I’ve incorporated some rather outlandish words here which are, according to ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +20
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    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be College Freshman

    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be College Freshman
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that you’re no longer in high school but not yet in college, we know that the excitement of your freshman year is greater than ever before. As a soon-to-be college freshman, the rest of the summer is going to ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    There's Nothing Minor About It

    There's Nothing Minor About It
    At Hofstra, the curriculum for the School of Communication requires that you must hold a minor in the liberal arts. Many of my peers aren't too pleased with this facet of the course selection, but I've found that it's been very useful to me. At the beginning, I had a lot of options. I considered French, but I knew that once ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

    Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs
    While most 18-year-olds were packing bags for college, Bathsheba Demuth was packing bags for the Yukon. "I had spent my entire life studying," Demuth said. "I wanted to take a break and do something different." That "something different" was an interim program. Taking time off between high school and college, she lived with the Vuntut Gwitch'in people in Old Crow, Yukon, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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