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    Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

    Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects
    Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with friends). Right now, though, I am caught in an awkward mix of feeling as though time is going both too slow and too fast. On the one hand, I can't ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Understanding the Early Decision Debate

    Understanding the Early Decision Debate
    Several high-profile schools sparked debate recently by ending early admission. Why are schools like Harvard, Princeton and the University of Virginia abandoning these policies and what does this mean for you? Differences in Admission Colleges typically offer different admissions options. Early admission, which is at the center of the recent debate, has two forms: early decision and early action. Both allow ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    College Admissions Glossary

    College Admissions Glossary
    Acceptance Form: This form documents the student's receipt of an award letter. The form usually includes a space to indicate acceptance of offered aid, declination of all or part of the package and some means for requesting an appeal to modify the award. Acceptance letters and award letters are frequently combined into a single document. Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Get a Jump on College

    Get a Jump on College
    Ready to move beyond high school, but you haven't graduated yet? Itching for new challenges and excitement? Maybe you should think about taking college courses before you graduate. Early college programs, like AP courses, can offer a lot: you learn more about your favorite subjects, get a chance to try out college-level academics and you may get a real start on ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    All About Community College

    All About Community College
    At Fastweb, we want you to be educated on every college option out there! That's why we've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding community college, so that you are properly prepared to make the right decision regarding your education. Check out Fastweb's most frequently asked questions regarding community colleges below: [gate] What’s Community College? Community college is ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    The Common Application

    The Common Application
    You've narrowed your choice of colleges down to seven different schools. Now comes the fun part: filling out seven different applications. This means entering your name/address/school data over and over and writing multiple personal essays. And if you can't apply online, this means reacquainting yourself with a typewriter. At long last, an alternative is gaining momentum: the Common Application. What Is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Online Degree Myths

    Online Degree Myths
    Considering an online school to attend is no different than attending any other school. You weigh majors, tuition, and other factors much the same way. Yet, these schools carry a stigma that they aren’t legitimate colleges or universities. It’s time to debunk the myths surrounding online schools. Myth #1: Online Schools are Looked Down Upon By Employers A degree from an ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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    College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

    College Essay Editing Tips for Parents
    Yep, you’ve got a brilliant student on your hands – nobody knows it more than you. But, no matter how sharp your student, it’s likely that he or she is going to have a little trouble coming up with the perfect college admissions essay. Don’t worry! It’s completely normal – after all, that’s a lot of pressure on someone faced with ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

    Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor
    Your guidance counselor is your ally in the college search process. Ask your counselor some of the questions on this list and you'll be amazed at what they can offer you. 1. What classes should I take? This question can encompass several things, including whether to take AP courses, what classes colleges want to see on a transcript, what electives it ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Everything You Need to Know About Taking the GMAT

    Everything You Need to Know About Taking  the GMAT
    Gearing up to take the GMAT? A few things you should know... The GMAT exam is a standardized assessment, delivered in English, that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Over 1900 graduate business schools around the world use GMAT scores as a part of their admissions process. Most GMAT test takers start ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

    Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates
    You may have seen the headlines: College Rejection Rates at Record Highs. With schools like the University of Pennsylvania and Pomona College admitting less than two out of every 10 people who apply, you may think you'll never get into your top-choice school. Don't despair. The headlines appear daunting, but there's more to rejection rates than these headlines would lead you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Find the Perfect Graduate School

    Find the Perfect Graduate School
    Whether you just finished your undergraduate work or have been in the job market for years, pursuing an advanced degree can further your academic and career goals. Your focus of study is more specific than when you entered your undergraduate college, and so will the process of selecting a graduate program. Consider these areas while searching for your perfect graduate program: ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook

    How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook
    The dreaded small envelope. It's white, thin and has no indication as to its contents except the return address of a college. For the high school seniors who receive it, it is almost always a rejection letter. I opened up my mailbox the other day and discovered a small envelope from Occidental College, a liberal arts school in Los Angeles that ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College

    Seven Tips for Getting Your Money's Worth Out of College
    College education is one of the single biggest purchases that you’ll ever make. And yet, the average consumer knows more about buying a car or a washing machine. Why not get the most for your money? 1. Go see the prof. You might think that lectures and discussions are the main part of the college class. And you’d be right. But ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Legacy Factor in College Applications

    The Legacy Factor in College Applications
    As I relax during my deeply cherished winter break, I watched one of my favorite films, Gladiator. Not only do I love the film for its superb action sequences, but I also find the semi-accurate story of a power struggle quite compelling. At the beginning of the film, Emperor Marcus Aurelius chooses between a courageous general and his son, the legacy ...
    Published almost 8 years 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 4 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Campus Tour: Let Your Mind Breathe in the Pacific Northwest

    Campus Tour: Let Your Mind Breathe in the Pacific Northwest
    As our green conscientiousness soars with rising gas prices, it could be fun to take your road bike to visit some of the country’s most distinctive colleges. Instead, we recommend that you take the whole family for a ride in your rented hybrid and make the 283-mile drive from Eugene, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. Make sure that you pack rain jackets ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Playing It Safe in Facebook's Wild, Wild West

    Playing It Safe in Facebook's Wild, Wild West
    Parents, in case you haven’t heard, college admissions officers may or may not be cyber-scrutinizing your children. That’s big news in the world of college admission. But it shouldn’t be. College admissions officers are savvy and (like prospective employers) they can get a little curious about students. I’m not saying we have a breaking and entering situation here -- quite the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

    Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons
    College planning can be stressful for both students and parents. Long before they face the challenge of finding college funding, students face an equally important challenge - the college admissions process. Filling out college applications and waiting to hear from admissions committees can make for a nerve-wracking senior year. But now schools are taking steps to alleviate student stress by instituting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations
    Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do when asking for a recommendation. DO begin early. Most recommenders need at least two weeks, to write recommendations, maybe ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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