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    Study Abroad Makes You Happy

    Study Abroad Makes You Happy
    According to a new student, students that spend a semester or more studying abroad impacts a student’s personality traits in a positive way. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, was conducted by researchers at Germany’s Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The project dubbed “Personality Development of Sojourners” (PEDES) is currently the most comprehensive study about the effects ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 9 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 9 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 9 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 8 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 7 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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    Advantages of Attending a Community College

    Advantages of Attending a Community College
    Richard O’Brien wasn’t sure he wanted to attend a community college. “Most of my friends were going straight to four-year schools and there is some negative stigma attached to attending community colleges,” he says. After considering the pros and cons, O’Brien decided to attend Danville Area Community College and then transfer to complete his engineering degree at the University of Illinois. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +20
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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 almost 7 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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!
    Freshmen are like snowflakes. They all look the same, but each one of them is unique. They come to college with their unique dreams and fears, goals and ambitions, fears and anxieties. One size does not fit all, although many universities are now providing customized advising and helping freshmen transition through freshmen initiatives and programs. Here are a few tips: 1. ...
    Published 9 days 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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    Tuition Discount Secrets Revealed!

    Tuition Discount Secrets Revealed!
    When it comes to college, cost is a key factor for most students. As a result, many students only consider in-state colleges, since in-state tuition, on average, can cost $10,000 less than out-of-state tuition! But, did you know it’s possible to pay in-state tuition, even if you’re an out-of state student? There are all sorts of exceptions and programs offered so ...
    Published about 1 month 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 11 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Gap Year Savings

    Gap Year Savings
    UntitledUntitledWe've offered plenty of advice throughout the past few weeks on how to save money for school: part-time jobs and deferring student loans…just to name a few. But here's something you never thought you'd hear: save money by skipping out on school for a year. Gap year: defined as the increasingly popular option to forego college or graduate school for a ...
    Published almost 6 years 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 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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