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    Three Things I’ve Learned About College Professors

    One thing that has surprised me the most about going back to school as an older student is how my view of professors has changed. Though I had a good rapport with several of my instructors in my early college days, the majority of my professors seemed omniscient and invincible fixtures of the establishment. Granted, this was at a large four-year ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You

    Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You
    I recently had the great privilege of serving on a select panel in Webster, NY for the presentation of Mr. Bob Bigelow.  Bob is a former first-round draft choice who played four years in the NBA.   He competed collegiately at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. More recently, Bob co-authored the book Just Let Kids Play, and he has conducted more than ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Why I Want an English Degree

    Clinging to the narrow railing, I eagerly waited for my turn to mount the remaining steps of the dilapidated book mobile. My seven-year-old eyes scanned the narrow shelves lining the trailer looking for the perfect book to borrow. As I glanced around, my eye was drawn to one particular book. Propped up in the back window and illuminated by a single ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The College Admission and Application Glossary

    The College Admission and Application Glossary
    All the terms you need to know to help you get into college. American College Test (ACT) : One of the most common college entrance exams. The exam consists of four sections including math, science, English, and reading. There is an optional writing section that is usually taken for the first time in the spring of the junior year and again ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Questions for Students with Disabilities

    College Questions for Students with Disabilities
    Picking out the school that's right for you isn't always easy. If you're a student with a disability, you want to find out if the school provides the accommodations and resources to make your educational experience a success. Here are some questions to ask up front to make sure a college can meet your needs: Academics and Life After College Does ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Campus Tour: Virginia is for Students

    Campus Tour: Virginia is for Students
    Is Virginia really for lovers? Yes, if they are lovers of knowledge. Teeming with campus folklore, arresting landscape and warm hospitality, Virginia has left its mark on higher education in the United States. A place of passionate tradition and enormous history, Virginia is perfect for the intellectually and socially attentive. The commonwealth is designed for students, so long as they are ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What Your GRE Score Means

    What Your GRE Score Means
    A month after taking the GRE, what I remember most is the GR part. (“Grrrrr” n. 1. exclamation indicating extreme frustration, 2. sound a bear makes.) You see, I’ve gotten my scores. I’m in the 91st percentile on verbal, which means only 9 percent of this year’s test takers scored higher than me. (I am also in the 91st percentile for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Get into Graduate School

    Bridget Kulla If you’ve decided to head back to the classroom for an advanced degree, get ready to face some competition. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of masters degrees granted is expected to increase by 35 percent. To stand out from the pack, get organized to make your graduate application shine. Graduate school applications generally require: Transcript GRE or other ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

    Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer
    It’s September and the start of another busy fall semester. If you are a junior or a senior, you probably already know that this is the time of year when college representatives are in your hometown visiting your high school, having evening receptions, and attending local college fairs. These are all excellent ways to get information without having to visit the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Choosing Classes? Learn From My Mistakes

    In early June of this year, as my sophomore year of high school was drawing to a close, I realized several things. First, I was halfway through with high school, and had less than two years to make myself presentable to colleges. Second, I was coming up on my junior year, the hardest and most important year of my high school ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Fairs

    College Fairs
    When choosing a college, you need all the information you can get. But visiting each campus can be expensive. And who has time research hundreds of Web sites or call each school individually? That's where college fairs come in. "College fairs are a 'one-stop shopping' kind of experience," says Greg Ferguson, director of the National College Fairs program of the National ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Are You a Helicopter Parent?

    Are You a Helicopter Parent?
    Do you hover over your kids with anxious anticipation of fulfilling an unmet need? Your intentions may be honorable, but the behavior may earn you an unwanted moniker – helicopter parent. Helicopter parents are obsessed with their children and become over-involved in their lives. They overstep their bounds, cross the line and downright break the sound barrier of acceptable parental participation. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?

    College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?
    Once you’ve spent time on a wait list, you might find yourself wishing instead for a flat out rejection from your top choice school. While there is hope that you’ll move off of the list and into the admitted pile, it’s a long, tedious process with no guarantees. A new report released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    What Do I Need to Stay in Touch?

    What Do I Need to Stay in Touch?
    Keeping in touch with your children is no easy thing. Rather, you have to have the latest tools on the technology market to combat the long distances and hectic schedules of your college kids. Fortunately, checking up on your child is easier than ever if you know what to buy: iPhone The iPhone isn’t just for the young…or the young at ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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    A Dream Deferred? Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College

    A Dream Deferred?  Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College
    Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet — the kind that just keeps flying around and refuses to land. When it comes to my intellectual interests, I can be compulsive and downright obsessive at times. Such was the case several weeks ago when I attended a four-year transfer fair at my community college. After talking with several representatives from the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    A Time to Reap and a Time to Sow

    A Time to Reap and a Time to Sow
    A personal account of how the student/parent relationship changes during the college application process The only time I have seen my mom so irate at my dad that she physically assaulted him was in December of my senior year.   My father had read an article stating that Harvard had rejected a high number of students who had perfect SAT scores.  My ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Professional School for Career Prep

    Professional School for Career Prep
    A college degree is becoming more important for launching a career. But for some fields, you need more: more training, more specialized skills, more credentials. That's where professional school comes in. Earn an MBA, an JD or an MD to take your career to a higher degree. Business Preparation: An undergraduate degree in business is not necessary, but English and math ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Preparing for the SAT/ACT

    Preparing for the SAT/ACT
    The SAT and ACT measure what you have learned over the course of many years. While no amount of cramming can turn a 200 into an 800, organized preparation can go a long way. With books, videos, software and prep courses, you have options for getting the help you need. Free Materials Start with the free publications available at your high ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume

    A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume
    Unfortunately, brand names count. When employers decide whom to interview, seeing school names they recognize can be a plus. One way to add a better-known name to your resume is to complete a university extension certificate program. Many top colleges, such as Berkeley and Harvard, offer them. Harvard, for example, offers one-year programs in administration/management, public health, museum studies, publishing ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The Chess Match of Recruiting

    The Chess Match of Recruiting
    Chess has always impressed me as a game that challenges two players to use all of their cognitive capabilities to outwit, outsmart, and outstrategize their opponent. Chess is a thinking person’s game where skill, planning, strategy, and some degree of gamesmanship are paramount. When I advise student-athletes and their parents, I remind them regularly how their preparedness must be strong and their ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +10