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    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break
    Thinking about planning a college campus visit road trip? It's a great strategy to utilize your spring break to make smarter, more informed college decisions! Spring break is the perfect time to visit colleges and packing in as many visits as you can - while still having time to see each campus. Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Find a Diverse College

    When it comes to diversity on a college's campus, enrollment percentages and brochures can't tell the whole story. How can prospective students dig deeper? Courses and Programs "Check the availability of different classes that reflect diversity, check out the student organizations," says John Kula, director of Penn State University's Upward Bound Program. Look for student-run clubs that interest you listed on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

    Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?
    Congratulations – you’ve reached Spring Break, meaning you’re nearly halfway through your spring semester. This is the perfect time for students to visit prospective colleges and universities. But, before you hit the road, here are a few tips on how to maximize your campus tour experience. Where do I go? Travel as far as is feasible, and view a wide variety ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications

    Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications
    Your junior year is crucial both academically and socially – and while it may not seem like it, college application season is right around the corner. Want to get a head start? Consider the following questions as you delve into your late spring and summer activities. Where Are You Heading? You may have started to narrow down what you intend to ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Discounted Colleges: Up to 76% Off College Costs

    Discounted Colleges: Up to 76% Off College Costs
    Have you ever been at the store practically drooling over an outfit that is just way out of your price range? Or coveting that latest sports car model that seems to have it all? Trust me, we’ve all been there. What would you do if a sales associate walked over to tell you that the perfect outfit or new car was ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Dollars and Decisions: Choose a College Based on Financial Aid

    Dollars and Decisions: Choose a College Based on Financial Aid
    My dad and my uncle were born and raised in Los Angeles and spent their whole childhoods rooting for UCLA in sports and thus treating the University of Southern California as their mortal enemy. When it came time for my uncle (who was the older sibling) to go to college, he applied and got into both schools, but USC offered ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I
    More than 4,000 choices. Not sure of the price. Everyone telling you what to do. It’s picking a college! It’s amazing that anyone ever picks the right college. Let the PRO - fessors – the folks who know – give their best, insider advice about how to pick. Read on: 1. Never trust anyone over 30. It’s a good idea to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Study Abroad Basics

    Study Abroad Basics
    Every year, more than 150,000 students decide to take their education outside of the classroom — and the country — to study abroad. While it can be a fantastic personal and cultural experience, international exposure is increasingly important to employers; studying abroad rounds out your education and improves your chances on the job market. If you've considered including an overseas experience ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Waitlisted? Rejected? 258 New Options After May 1st

    Waitlisted?  Rejected?  258 New Options After May 1st
    This just in: Uh-oh, it’s May 6th…and you still haven’t made your college decision. Maybe you got rejected from your first choice college, which is pretty common after the high rejection rates this admissions season. Or maybe your first choice college ran out of space. Time to panic, right? Yesterday, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) released their annual ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    My Divine Comedy

    My Divine Comedy
    In my first week of my AP English Lit class, my new teacher announced that we would begin the school year with one of the most famous works of literature, Dante’s “Inferno.” In his epic poem, Dante writes about his journey through Hell and Purgatory to eventually become the perfect man in Paradise. He struggles, hesitates and fails at some tasks, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    What Colleges Want

    What Colleges Want
    There's a reason college applications are comprised of more than your GPA and test scores. Admissions officers utilize all aspects of the application to assess if you’re right for the school you’re applying to. Who you are and the qualities you possess are important because you’ll become a part of the school, bringing any unique aspects of your individuality along with ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Fall 2012 Must-Dos for High School Students

    Fall 2012 Must-Dos for High School Students
    Last spring, we identified the must-dos for students in high school at all grade levels, and what better way to start the new school year than similar guidance for the fall. The start of the school year provides a clean slate – so brush off last year if it wasn’t so stellar or build off of it if it was particularly ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Graduate School Application Deadline

    Graduate School Application Deadline
    A good plan is essential when applying to graduate school. Use FastWeb’s timeline to help you find out what you should be doing and when you should be doing it. Junior Year: Keep your grades up. Don’t allow your plans for graduate school to take your mind off of your first priority: success in your undergraduate courses. Your grade point average ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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