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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 11 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 10 months 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 9 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 9 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 almost 5 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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Creating a College Essay Outline

    Creating a College Essay Outline
    Many students balk at the idea of creating an essay outline since, at first glance, it may seem like additional work. So, for starters, let’s examine the question: Why create an outline? Surely, there are alternative options, such as using a pre-set template or just diving in. However, an outline may be the most appropriate option for you. Why Create an ...
    Published 6 months 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 over 1 year 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 about 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 5 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 about 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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    March College Checklist for High School Juniors

    March College Checklist for High School Juniors
    Ready or not, juniors, here it comes! Your college admissions process is gearing up now - more than ever, and it is only going to intensify from here on out. We do not mean to strike fear within you but, rather, deliver a wake-up call: the more you prepare now, the easier things will be down the road. Though we can ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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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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    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 about 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 12 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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