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    Building Your Brag Sheet

    Building Your Brag Sheet
    What’s a brag sheet? A brag sheet is very similar to a student resume – it highlights your accomplishments, key experiences, leadership skills and employment throughout your high school career. What’s is the brag sheet used for? Your brag sheet can be used for a variety of different purposes. You can share your brag sheet with your teachers, coaches or with ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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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 29 days ago | Rated: +26
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    America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

    America’s Top 10 Community Colleges
    Community colleges are often forgotten in rankings. But, why? It really doesn't make sense, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges. They’re important, not only to students, but to the economy as well – training and providing education to prepare students for either a four-year school or a bright career path. Bankrate ranked America’s top two-year community colleges ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition

    Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition
    Students often want to attend colleges outside of their home state, however, with astronomical tuition costs, give up the idea and settle on a slightly less expensive in-state option. In fact, according to a study by the College Board, the average tuition cost for undergraduates to attend a four-year public college for the 2014-2015 academic year was $22,958 - about two ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +26
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    50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand

    50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand
    Life as a graduate student isn't always easy, but it’s worthwhile (even if it doesn't always feel that way). After researching what seemed like a million and one graduate student blogs, the following list was compiled with the common themes present in the daily lives of graduate students. Read the below to get a laugh, relate and realize that others know ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +26
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    What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

    What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?
    Every student wants to achieve a “good” score on the ACT, but does everyone know what a “good” score is defined as? While the answer is relative based on each individual student, for this purpose, we’re defining a “good” score by measuring against the national averages of students across the country. Keep in mind, however, that these definitions are not absolute. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +26
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    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition
    There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive! Thankfully, a little research goes a long way and, with a lot of help from the internet, you can find information on college affordability, financial aid and, even which colleges offer the best bang for your buck. College is so expensive that gaining the benefit of in-state ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes

    SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes
    The College Board will overhaul the SAT, making drastic changes. These changes will likely be embraced by high school students everywhere as they include making the essay portion optional, the elimination of ambiguous wording throughout the exam and the termination of point deductions for incorrect answers. The changes will take effect in 2016 – a year that many students will undoubtedly ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    11 College Courses You MUST Take

    11 College Courses You MUST Take
    Your college will require you to take core undergraduate courses, which can either become very useful for your future or a series of generic lectures that you will not find the slightest bit beneficial. The latter is rather unfortunate but it should not turn you off to the idea of taking courses outside of your major altogether. In fact, having a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Questions for Student Athletes

    Questions for Student Athletes
    You're at the top of your game and schools are clamoring to recruit you to play on their teams. Before you sign on the dotted line, ask these questions to make sure you're picking the right athletic program for you! 1. Does the school offer the academic program that interests me? 2. What are the academic performance requirements to remain a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Tranferring from a Four-Year to a Four-Year School

    Tranferring from a Four-Year to a Four-Year School
    Do you feel like your classes aren’t much of a challenge? Is the social scene on campus not your style? It could be time to transfer. Transferring can disrupt your academic and social life, so spend time evaluating if it is the right move. Transfer students often have difficulty meeting people and getting involved in campus activities, according to a survey ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Deal with Drop-Off Day

    Deal with Drop-Off Day
    After more than a year of campus touring, application editing and financial aid wrangling, you'd think dropping your child off at college would be the easy part. But move-in day on college campuses is a high-stress, emotionally-charged event. There are cars to unload, orientations to attend, roommates to meet and goodbyes to say. Fastweb consulted Christine Schelhas-Miller, the author of Don't ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Learn to Read on a College Level

    Learn to Read on a College Level
    The transition from high school- to college-level reading can be difficult—and it is different for each student. So what should you do before you graduate to better prepare for college-level reading? Here are four tips: 1. Read everything you can This may sound obvious, but the best way to learn any skill is to practice! If you have reading assignments for ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Winter Work for High School Juniors

    Winter Work for High School Juniors
    As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead. Which is why it's important to prepare now so that things will be a little less stressful later. Here's what you should be doing this winter to prepare for your college applications, entrance exams, decisions, senior year and, ultimately, that next exciting step in your ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Your Daily Dose of College Prep

    Your Daily Dose of College Prep
    It’s not always easy to set aside time to think about how to prepare for college and then actually prepare for college. That’s why we created easier ways you can prepare for college without even disrupting your daily routine, so you can go on living life without the hassle of worrying about the future – at least not as much. So, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    The Admissions Glossary

    The Admissions Glossary
    Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a key factor in the performance of marginal students. Associate Degree: A degree which is granted to a student who has completed a two-year program (64-66 credits) and is equivalent to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Your SAT Essay Outline

    Your SAT Essay Outline
    The essay portion of the SAT is a welcome change in the eyes of colleges, but a scary uncertainty in the eyes of students and parents, because the essay can also be viewed by admissions officers during the application review. SAT takers have 25 minutes to read a prompt, formulate an opinion, create an outline and write a coherent, astute three- ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education

    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education
    While some 98 percent of Hispanic high school students say they'd like to attend college, according to a new study, only 25 percent of Hispanics are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. There are many reasons for the low numbers. But one of the main factors is the responsibilities many Hispanic students say ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    4 Pieces of Advice for Nervous Test-Takers

    4 Pieces of Advice for Nervous Test-Takers
    The test is an essential part of the classroom experience – after all, it is the culmination of the knowledge that you have hopefully gained. But, for some students, no matter how much they study, the standard test fails to reflect their true potential. If you are one such student, the first and most important thing to know is this: you ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +24
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    The Difference in Degrees

    The Difference in Degrees
    Do you know the difference between an AA, BA, BS, BFA or MFA? You should – especially if one is going to have your name on it in the near future! Distinguishing the different degrees can easily become alphabet soup, unless you understand what each really means. It’s easy to confuse bachelor’s degrees with one another, since the variations are comprised ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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