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    July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshman

    July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshman
    During the summer before your freshman year of college, it’s imperative to get many tasks accomplished so that you’re prepared for the year ahead. From getting paperwork completed to starting to get your dorm room essentials together, there's a lot to do within the next month in order to ensure you're prepared for your big transition to college. In order to ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +31
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    How Will College be Different From High School?

    How Will College be Different From High School?
    You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard all the advice about hectic schedules and immense freedom, but there are some things that the experts just can’t tell you. Like how, now that you’re responsible for your own ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class
    This December, I'll be graduating from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, with a B.S. in Health Communications with minors in public relations and chemistry. It's been a long road but the reward is in sight. It's such a feeling of accomplishment to know you've succeeded in meeting one of your goals and that you're qualified to enter the field ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +30
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    How to Fail an Exam

    How to Fail an Exam
    If you don’t care about your college career or passing your exams, feel free to follow these steps, so you can develop poor test-taking habits and start to fail all of your quizzes, midterms and final exams. From there, you can be sure to fail pretty much all of your classes. We’re not really sure why that would be your goal ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +30
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    January College Checklist for High School Juniors

    January College Checklist for High School Juniors
    January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that? Make sure you utilize this clean slate because it's not often that we're given such chances in life. Here's a checklist to follow with suggestions of ways you can ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You

    Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You
    They can take you to the heights of the scientific revolution in Europe and the depths of slavery in America. You may choose to examine regression analyses and derivatives. You may learn the intricate differences between the subjunctive and future perfect tenses. But that's not why most people take Advanced Placement (AP)* courses, and although I'd like to say I'm just ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Simplify the Admissions Process

    Simplify the Admissions Process
    The entire college admissions process is daunting – to say the least. What if, instead of getting overwhelmed and anxious, there was a better way? Good news! There is a better way! Here are four steps you can take to ease the stresses of the college admissions process, making your experience much simpler and more efficient. 1. Time Management Recognizing that ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

    Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?
    When I was little, my parents would never allow me to make decisions. At restaurants, I had to eat the vegetable medley instead of those delectable french fries. When we went shopping, we had to buy life’s necessities instead of going to the toy store. At the movie theater, I couldn’t see those PG-13 movies which looked so cool. Eventually, I ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +30
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    39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

    39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees
    Nowadays, it’s not only expensive to go to college, it’s also expensive to apply. College applications have increased in cost – some of them are upwards of $70! And, for students with limited funds, it can be cumbersome to apply to several colleges. While you are able to get around fees with financial need, there may be an easier way. Consider ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

    When it comes to selecting and getting into a college, guidance counselors are invaluable. But they can't help you unless they know what you're looking for. Help them give the guidance you need by following these tips from counselors across the country. Visit early and often. Get to know your counselor during your freshman year. Check back with them at least ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +29
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    College Tour Secrets

    College Tour Secrets
    College tours provide a great opportunity for you to visit campus and learn more about what a college has to offer. However, tour guides are told to stick with talking points and established routes to pass through the nicest parts of campus. To become an astute prospective student, you’re going to have to investigate off the beaten path. Here are ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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    4 Things You Can Learn From Winter Campus Tours

    4 Things You Can Learn From Winter Campus Tours
    The beginning of the school year can often feel rushed and stressful. The start of classes, the pressure to complete college applications, and the commitment to extracurriculars leaves little time for other activities. But the beginning of the spring semester, and the rejuvenation that comes from relaxing during winter break, can provide ample opportunity to take advantage of one undervalued pastime ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants

    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants
    Did you miss the boat on National Decision Day? Don’t worry – you can still attend college this fall! Most institutions require that application submissions by January and that all accepted applicants send in their enrollment deposits by May 1, National Decision Day. However, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, known as the NACAC, there are still plenty ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
    Choosing a college is stressful and making sure you make the right decision can often feel like a daunting task. To help out with the process, here are some common mistakes to avoid along the way: [gate] 1. Rushing the process. Finding the right college takes time and effort, not to mention research and an often lengthy application process. Waiting until ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +29
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    May Checklist for High School Seniors

    May Checklist for High School Seniors
    It's May and your high school graduation is closer than ever! But, before you get too excited, remember that there are plenty of loose ends to tie up in high school...and there's plenty to think about for next semester as well. Speaking of which, you're about to embark upon the next phase in life and there's so much to prepare for, ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +29
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    May Checklist for Parents

    May Checklist for Parents
    As a parent, you may feel helpless throughout the college application, admissions and college transition processes. The good news is that you no longer have to feel that way! There are things parents can do to help high schoolers and soon-to-be-college students prepare for their next phase in life. After all, they will always need you – whether they express it ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

    Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?
    I'm a college student in my second semester and I still can't decide what I want to major in. My major is currently "undecided." I want to choose a major that I will enjoy years later, and in which there will be job openings by the time I graduate. Answer: You aren't alone in not knowing what to major in. In ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Top Five Tips for Back to High School

    Top Five Tips for Back to High School
    *Learn about your schools* The best applicants know their top choices-the name of the library, where students hang out for coffee after class, a star professor they'd love to take a class with. Go beyond the basics of class size and location and find out what makes your school special. The extra effort will shine through in your application. *Make friends ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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    How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

    How to Successfully Parent Your College Student
    Once your student leaves for college, it can become one of the most challenging times as a parent. Your student will have plenty of new-found freedom and you won’t be able to see him or her as often. You also have concerns for how your student is handling being away from home for the first time, how settling in is going ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +29
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    AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

    AP Courses - Accept the Challenge
    Need a bigger challenge from your high school classes? Ready to delve more deeply into your favorite subject? Want to save money and advance more quickly once you enter college? It's time to check into AP classes. AP stands for "Advanced Placement," a series of 37 college-level courses available to high school students looking for a head start. AP courses cover ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +28
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