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    Your Turn: Attending a Community College

    Your Turn: Attending a Community College
    A huge advantage of living in a major metropolitan area is the opportunity to attend a community college (also called a junior or two-year college). There are a variety of reasons why someone decides to become a student at a two-year college: With comparatively low tuition rates and flexible class schedules, community colleges can suit people in a variety of different ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +42
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    What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

    What Does Liberal Arts Mean?
    Insects and people. Crop sciences. Cinema studies. What do these things have in common? All are classes taught in liberal arts and sciences colleges. Many students aren’t clear about the liberal arts and sciences—and why majoring in liberal arts may be advantageous to their careers. Most universities have a college of liberal arts and sciences that offer a wide range of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

    Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score
    1. Take it again. Some colleges will accept the higher score. Some will combine your scores for the best possible number. If you didn’t do as well as you could have on the SAT or ACT, call your prospective college for advice: Should you retake it? If the college rep says you may be eligible for more scholarships or a better ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Beat the SAT Jitters

    Beat the SAT Jitters
    Q: “I get so nervous before a test. What can I do?” A: “The first time I took the SAT, I was so nervous, I couldn’t even remember what year it was,” says Lindy Robinson, who graduated in 2005 from the Detroit Country Day School in Michigan. “I’m not kidding! My hands began to shake right before time was called, and ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +40
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    Test Day Dos and Don'ts

    Test Day Dos and Don'ts
    ACT, SAT, PSAT - little words that cause big anxiety. If you're getting ready to apply for college, then you know what these tests can mean to your applications. Follow these simple test-taking strategies to get your angst under control. [gate] Know your test. Make sure you know the format and scoring standards of your test ahead of time. Take a ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +40
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    Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad

    Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad
    Thinking you might want to study abroad? For some, it’ll prove to be one of the most rewarding, life-enhancing experiences of their college careers. For others -- well, they’ll enjoy the fish and chips, but that’s about all. This week, visiting blogger Sara Dumont, director of the Study Abroad Program at American University, explores the 10 most common misconceptions about ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +38
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    Graduate School Application Timeline

    Graduate School Application Timeline
    The graduate school application process can be tricky. Not only because it's like your senior year in high school all over again but because you have to balance a rigorous course schedule and a full extracurricular calendar with visits, interviews and essays. Just like your senior year of high school, you'll need to follow a strict time line of what you ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +38
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    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?
    Will a business degree get me a job? And if so, what types of business degrees should I look into? Answer: No degree will get you a job all by itself. It will most certainly HELP you get a job; it just won't GUARANTEE you a job. If you're already in college -- or you soon will be -- this is ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now

    Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now
    1. Register for standardized tests NOW Most students wait until the summer after their Junior year to study and cram for the SAT/ACT. As a result, once you get your scores in October, you only have one or two more opportunities to re-take the exams to improve scores. Give yourself more time to improve by taking the tests early in the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay
    When it comes to writing college admissions essays, the task can be daunting. Strategizing is key and some essay-writing tips can help to do so. Utilize these essay-writing tips to write a winning essay. [gate] Don’t Re-purpose Content Colleges can see right through a generic essay, so personalize it based on the school where you’re applying. There’s nothing wrong with having ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +36
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    How to Nail Your College Admissions Interview

    How to Nail Your College Admissions Interview
    Does the prospect of talking face-to-face with admissions officers give you fits? Before your nerves get the better of you, learn what to expect - and how to ace your college interview. Understanding the Process There's no doubt that the college admissions interview causes a lot of angst. And yet, it's rarely the deciding factor in admissions. Many schools don't even ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Summertime SAT Preparation You Can Do at the Beach

    Summertime SAT Preparation You Can Do at the Beach
    It may be summer, but you know there's an SAT bubble sheet in your future. Whether it'll be your second attempt or first encounter with the SAT, summer is a great time to boost your test taking abilities. Here are some simple things you can do this summer that will serve you well on test day. Read Whether it's a book ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +35
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    Bring Your Dog to the Dorm: 10 Colleges for Animal Lovers

    Bring Your Dog to the Dorm: 10 Colleges for Animal Lovers
    When August and September roll around, it’s just as difficult to say goodbye to your furry friends as it is Mom and Dad. Unfortunately, the majority of college campuses don’t permit students to house pets in on-campus housing, but some colleges across the country are breaking the mold and merging pet life with student life. After all, pets are known to ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Six Ways to Bomb an Interview

    Six Ways to Bomb an Interview
    Are you intent on making a bad impression in a job or college admissions interview? Take a look at these six ways to get immediate rejection—and then read on for what our experts have to say about the right way to act. 1. Have no knowledge of yourself or the organization. Before walking in, make sure you have no idea about ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break
    Going into your senior year can be stressful, but it becomes a whole lot easier if you’re prepared for the road ahead. Preparing will make your senior year much more enjoyable and decrease the work you’ll need to do in addition to your schoolwork, stopping you from getting overwhelmed. Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +34
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    Basics of Transferring from a Community College

    Basics of Transferring from a Community College
    Applying to college for the first time is complicated enough, but the process of transferring from a two-year to a four-year college can be dizzying. With little consistency in transfer policies from school to school, there’s a lot to keep track of when changing colleges. Use the tips below to make a smooth transition. Know When to Transfer Prepare for your ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions

    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions
    Get ahead of the game, juniors! The more you prepare for college admissions now, the easier the process will become. There are a variety of things you can do right now, perhaps even over the holidays, to prepare for the college admissions process. Start thinking about and implementing the following tasks sooner than later: [gate] Make a Game Plan Setting up ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready
    By now, you’re probably familiar with early decision deadlines in the admissions process. And if you’re not, it’s a pretty simple concept. If you apply early decision to a school by submitting your application before the ED deadline, you are letting that college know that if you are accepted, you are 100% committing to that school. Essentially, the decision is binding ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +34
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    How to Impress an Admissions Officer

    How to Impress an Admissions Officer
    It’s September and the start of another busy fall semester. If you are a Junior or a Senior, you know that this is the time of year when college representatives are in your hometown. They are either visiting your school, having evening receptions, or attending local college fairs. This is an excellent way to get information without visiting the campus. It ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +33
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    Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

    Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges
    So many colleges, so hard to find the best fit. Most students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. Here are some tips from Dr. Kat to help narrow your focus. *1. Make sure the list is balanced*. Have a conversation with your high school college counselor to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +33