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    Get Down in Chi-Town: A College Tour of Chicago

    Get Down in Chi-Town: A College Tour of Chicago
    We won't know if Chicago will be chosen for the 2016 Summer Olympics until October 2009, but that shouldn't stop you from exploring The Windy City as your choice for your college years. Start your day in Chicago's South Side and visit the University of Chicago. Count the gargoyles on your tour of this Gothic Revival-inspired campus but be sure to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    When picking out a college, you need to choose the institution that's best for you. Size, location and price are important. But for many black students graduating from high school today, an even greater consideration is whether or not to attend a historically black college or university. Check out the pros and cons to decide if one of these schools ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    There's No "I" in SAT

    When it came to applying for scholarships, my search always came to a screeching halt because I felt unqualified for any of the opportunities. The awards that promised "big money" were usually for students who devoted their entire lives to fellowships and community service. For someone who had focused more on getting a job and playing sports, community service was not ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?

    Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?
    As the largest class of graduating high school seniors in America is completing college applications, a new study indicates their college plans are likely to change in response to the economic downturn.  The survey, conducted jointly by ApplyWise.com an online college admissions counseling service and Next Step Magazine, a publication for high school students and their parents, shows that 50% of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Best Gift for the Holidays? Time--Give Yourself Some

    Best Gift for the Holidays? Time--Give Yourself Some
    The holidays are about giving and sharing. In light of recent belt tightening, forget about hitting the mall to buy a sweater or a gift card.  The best gift you could give yourself and others is time. Time to enjoy the company of family and friends, time to spend cooking your favorite dishes with your parents, time to create long lasting ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country

    Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country
    What contributes to a student’s happiness at school? Great academic offerings, a variety of extracurricular activities or the other students? It’s hard to gauge exactly what makes college students “happy,” but one way of determining that is to look at the freshmen retention rate, meaning how many freshmen return to that particular campus the following year. The Center for College Affordability ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

    Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)
    In 2005, studies showed that while only six percent of non-Hispanic students were likely to drop out of high school, that number was nearly 23% for Hispanic students. According to the ERIC Digest, “That third generation Latino youth perform not significantly better than their second generation Latino peers is very disconcerting. Since they have U.S. born parents, a much larger share ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

    Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun
    We realize it is tough being a teenager today. Far tougher than when we were that age. We didn’t have the same pressures, decisions or competition. So what are we, as parents to do? We can’t live their lives or make their decisions. It is their time now and we have to step back and allow them to experience and work ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The Era of the New Super Student

    Personally, I think it is reasonable to assume that most Americans can shamefully (or proudly, in some cases) admit that they have watched a teen flick. Whether the movie is Clueless, High School Musical, Mean Girls or Napoleon Dynamite, they all have that same cafeteria scene. The stock characters isolate themselves in their cliques at the lunch tables while appeasing their ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit
    If you are a returning student, a shortage of time and money might prohibit you from enrolling in college full time. However, you can gain college credit for what you already know by taking one of several exams that test your knowledge in a particular subject. While the best known credit-by-examination program is the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), there are three ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Finding the Right College is a Four Quarter Game

    Finding the Right College is a Four Quarter Game
    The process of finding the right college can be as exhilarating as it is exhausting, just as any high school competition can be. Find the right fit academically, athletically, socially, and financially. It may sound simple, but I assure you it is not. I recommend that my clients look at the entire process as though it were a 4-quarter game—9th and ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    The SAT Subject Tests

    The SAT Subject Tests
    What Is It? The SAT Subject Tests (also called the SAT II: Subject Tests) is a series of one-hour, multiple choice, standardized exams that test a student's knowledge of a particular subject. Up to three tests can be required for admission by some colleges while other colleges do not require any. Entrance requirements vary from college to college. SAT Subject exams ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Going to an All-Women's College

    During my senior year of high school, I was very thorough in my college search. There were many important factors for me to consider when choosing a college: location, cost, size and enrollment, professor/student ratio, resources, opportunities to study abroad and athletics, just to name a few. I looked at everything from public universities, to technical schools, to private institutions with ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    My Divine Comedy: Part II

    My Divine Comedy: Part II
    A few months ago, I compared my actual application process to the “Inferno” of Dante’s Divine Comedy. However, in this phase of my senior year, I now find more parallels with the second canticle of Dante’s work, “Purgatorio.” Dante the Pilgrim now needs to wait and reflect upon his life to achieve perfection. For example, the envious must sew their eyes ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    My Divine Comedy: Part III

    My Divine Comedy: Part III
    When I picked up Dante’s “Paradiso” of The Divine Comedy a semester ago, I expected the souls in heaven to live the good life. I anticipated the stereotypical floating souls to eat endless buckets of fried chicken and live a carefree existence. Instead, I found Dante’s work very philosophically abstract and difficult to comprehend at times. Therefore, when I started comparing ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Hope Revived: Finding a Way Back to the Classroom

    I find it ironic that my classroom windows overlook the Littleton Cemetery. Strangely enough, in a rare childless moment, I found myself meandering among those very headstones just three months ago. As I wandered aimlessly, I looked down the grassy burial grounds across the train tracks towards Arapahoe Community College disheartened and unsure if my dream to go back to school ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    When researching colleges, you need to choose the institution that fits your needs. Size, location and price are important. But Hispanic students also have the option of attending a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) - a school with an enrollment of full-time students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. In addition, at least half of the Hispanic students must be low-income individuals. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Unusual College Majors

    “I didn’t know you could major in that!” With so many new and unusual undergraduate majors at colleges and universities across the country, today’s students have more options than ever. Fans of the outdoor life can major in adventure recreation at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. Students with this major can also gain professional certification in areas such as ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Parents: Providing Help with Exam Stress

    Parents: Providing Help with Exam Stress
    There are many ways parents can help their students manage exam stress, including those that not only improve their ability to perform on the tests, but also help them stay healthy in the process. One of the first things parents can do to help their students through their exams is to make sure they don't wait until the last minute to ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Campus Tour: Texas Pleasure Run – Saddle Up!

    Campus Tour: Texas Pleasure Run – Saddle Up!
    When in Texas, do as the Texans do. Eat BBQ, buy Lucasey boots, and listen to the country crooning of George Strait. Or don’t. Texas is a veritable melting pot of personalities. You can find anything from the largest rodeo in the country, The Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo, to one of the most comprehensive independent music scenes in the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +7