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    Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters

    Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters
    Why should you prepare for the PSAT? The primary reasons are simple – to potentially gain scholarships and to definitely gain practice. One of the single most compelling reasons to take the PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship. If you meet or exceed a certain score threshold, which varies from state to state, you will become eligible for National Merit Program ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?

    Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?
    Katy Jane Tull of Austin, Texas, dreaded an overwhelming college experience after breezing through high school. So she took a year off to pursue other interests instead. You’ll be surprised, and maybe relieved, to learn that the European tradition of a "gap year" is gaining ground in the United States. "Gap year changed my life in ways I don’t even know ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +22
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    The Most Demanding Majors

    The Most Demanding Majors
    How much time do you spend studying? It may depend on your major, according to a recent report. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) released an annual report, “Promoting Student Learning and Institutional Improvement: Lessons from NSSE at 13,” which details how much time students spend studying in comparison to their chosen majors. While we know that all majors require ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part II

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part II
    More than 4000 choices. Not sure of the price. Everyone telling you what to do. It’s picking a college! It’s amazing that anyone ever picks the right college. Let the PRO- fessors – the folks who know – give their best, insider advice about how to pick. Here are six more tips (go here for the original six): 1. Reach for ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

    Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?
    I will be graduating next year with an education degree. However, I've realized that I'm not interested in teaching in a classroom, and I'm more interested in the corporate world. If I want a job other than teaching, do I have to go back and get a different degree, or can I work with what I have? Answer: You can do ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    College Planning for High School Sophomores

    College Planning for High School Sophomores
    While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself into a more desirable applicant and assess what type of school suits your academic and career pursuits. Following these simple tips will propel you down the path for college admissions ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts
    The campus tour – your time for Q&A, to learn everything you have ever wanted to know from an insider that actually attends the college you’re thinking about. Keep in mind that this isn't an interview. They aren't deciding your fate; it’s really for your benefit. The tour is to see if you can actually see yourself living and learning on ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Sample Essay Questions for College Apps

    Sample Essay Questions for College Apps
    The essay: It's one of the most important parts of your college application, and it can be the hardest. But it doesn't have to be. Take a look at some of the most commonly asked essay questions and use them to prepare for your applications. Brainstorm ideas, do some research or create your own "stock" of application essays from the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match

    Find Your Perfect SAT/ACT Test Prep Match
    No matter what type of student you are, we've got suggestions for the best ways you should prepare for your standardized tests! That’s right – the SATs and ACTs are nothing to ignore – it’s time to prepare early or, if you’ve already taken them and aren't happy with your score, start prepping so you can improve it. It’s not as ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Down to the Wire

    Down to the Wire
    I couldn’t understand how my friends could be so carefree. Didn’t they know it was almost spring? Didn’t they have college decisions to make? Mine took over my life - monopolizing my thoughts, afflicting me with insomnia and making my head spin. While I wandered dazed through each day, they were acting like there wasn’t a problem in the world. Out ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    3 Reasons Not to Fear the SAT

    3 Reasons Not to Fear the SAT
    S. A. T. In the United States, these three common letters, when combined to form the well-known acronym of “SAT,” inspire anxiety and dread in even the bravest of test-takers. Do you wake in the night from dark dreams of standardized exams? Does the test preparation aisle at your neighborhood bookstore give you the chills? Here are three reasons why you ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Mastering Summer College Visits

    Mastering Summer College Visits
    Summer college visits are just plain easy for a variety of reasons. There is more time for you to explore a variety of campuses, including those that are far from home. You don’t have to worry about missing a day or two of classes just to find your perfect college match. And vacation plans might allow you to visit campuses that ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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    The Online Application

    The Online Application
    Applying to college online can save you time and money. Online applications make submitting your application easy, but don't take them less seriously. Here's what you need to know about online applications. Good for Students, Good for Colleges When you apply online you get what you need instantaneously. Depending on the school, you might submit the required information directly through the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

    What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now
    Your senior year of high school is coming to an end and you may think you’re in the clear regarding the college admissions process. While it is mainly over, you’re not quite finished yet. There are still a few loose ends to tidy up and now is the time to do so. Here is your current “to do” list, starting this ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +21
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    College by Dr. Dre

    College by Dr. Dre
    What if you could get a degree in disruption? Now you can at the University of Southern California, thanks to Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (aka Dr. Dre). The music moguls donated $70 million to LA-based USC to develop an undergraduate program, dubbed The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. According to the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Tour Stanford University on Fastweb

    Tour Stanford University on Fastweb
    Have you ever wanted to explore a campus from your living room couch? Now you can! Fastweb and YOUniversity TV are teaming up to make the college search process easier for students and parents. We know you have a busy, demanding schedule and sometimes, college visits simply aren’t feasible, especially if the college is far away. First, check out the school’s ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School

    5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School
    There are good reasons to go to grad school – to pursue an interest you’re highly engaged with or to take the next step necessary to meet your career goals. There are also bad reasons to go to grad school. Think twice about earning an advanced degree if one of your primary motivations for going to grad school falls into one ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Study Abroad Makes You Happy

    Study Abroad Makes You Happy
    According to a new student, students that spend a semester or more studying abroad impacts a student’s personality traits in a positive way. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, was conducted by researchers at Germany’s Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The project dubbed “Personality Development of Sojourners” (PEDES) is currently the most comprehensive study about the effects ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Countdown to College: A Summer To-Do List

    Countdown to College: A Summer To-Do List
    Congratulations – graduation is right around the corner, and soon you’ll begin your college career. This is a busy time, with numerous tasks to complete before you depart for your new school. However, do not forget to celebrate with family and friends, enjoy the summer months, and of course, relax. While you do, here are several small items to accomplish: To ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +21
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    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges
    February and March are tense times within the world of college admissions – for everyone involved – students, parents and admissions officials alike. Potential college students anxiously wait to hear back from their top colleges choices. The students’ angst is rising and parents feel powerless, wanting to end the madness of the waiting game. The colleges work around the clock, reading ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +21
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