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    Course Selection: Myths and Realities

    Course Selection: Myths and Realities
    When I pictured college, I thought of hardcover textbooks, highlighters, gallons of coffee and living in the library. In my undergraduate years, I personally have yet to experience this. (But for the record, my friend in law school experiences all of the above!) I pictured college being so academically driven, I would be spending time with nothing other than class material. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +21
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    The Legacy Factor in College Applications

    The Legacy Factor in College Applications
    As I relax during my deeply cherished winter break, I watched one of my favorite films, Gladiator. Not only do I love the film for its superb action sequences, but I also find the semi-accurate story of a power struggle quite compelling. At the beginning of the film, Emperor Marcus Aurelius chooses between a courageous general and his son, the legacy ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The College Admissions Process

    The College Admissions Process
    Ah yes, the college admissions process can be considered a full-time job in itself. Between the deadlines, filling out the applications and deciding which school to go to — not to mention taking the SATs – prepping for college can be overwhelming to say the least. Surviving college is one thing. Surviving the college admissions and application process is a whole other ballgame. CampusCompare’s ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    College Fair Checklists

    College Fair Checklists
    Check out the below information to find out everything you need to know about the college fair, including: what it is, what to expect and how to prepare for it. Also, feel free to utilize the suggestions below to create your own college fair checklists, ensuring you get all of the information you need before, during and after the college fair. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    The Future of Affirmative Action

    The Future of Affirmative Action
    With the first black president elected and affirmative action programs now defeated in four states, some are wondering the fate of the programs and how they'll be affected.  The programs, designed to level the playing field for perceived minorities, have been under attack for years, most actively by anti-affirmative-action guru Ward Connerly. In 2003, the Supreme Court affirmed the use of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets
    Early decision deadlines are almost within sight. Now, more than ever, is the time that rising juniors and seniors need to take advantage of summer break to visit college campuses. We’ve said that and you’ve probably heard it from your parents, teachers and counselors as well. But what haven’t you heard? When it comes to college admissions, your guidance counselor may ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Gap Year Savings

    Gap Year Savings
    UntitledUntitledWe've offered plenty of advice throughout the past few weeks on how to save money for school: part-time jobs and deferring student loans…just to name a few. But here's something you never thought you'd hear: save money by skipping out on school for a year. Gap year: defined as the increasingly popular option to forego college or graduate school for a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook

    How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook
    The dreaded small envelope. It's white, thin and has no indication as to its contents except the return address of a college. For the high school seniors who receive it, it is almost always a rejection letter. I opened up my mailbox the other day and discovered a small envelope from Occidental College, a liberal arts school in Los Angeles that ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Diary of a Mad AP Student

    Well, it’s the beginning of May and I can sense the tension of AP exam week in the air. AP exams are pretty important for me because my knowledge of my five AP classes will be put to the test. Literally. In addition, my performance on these tedious tests can get me out of some basic introductory classes at the . ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break
    Thinking about planning a college campus visit road trip? It's a great strategy to utilize your spring break to make smarter, more informed college decisions! Spring break is the perfect time to visit colleges and packing in as many visits as you can - while still having time to see each campus. Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    12 Grad School Survival Tips

    12 Grad School Survival Tips
    Ah, graduate school. What a completely unique experience - or so they say. Because, the truth is, when you're a grad student, nobody really gets you, right? Wrong! Fastweb does! Not only do we know what you're going through, but we want to help you get through it, too. It's pretty scary in graduate school, too. It's basically, like, sink or ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +32
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Why Did I Stay Home?

    Why Did I Stay Home?
    Many colleges offer study abroad programs and many students are able to take advantage of them. Unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. At the time, shelling out $2,000 for program fees and another $4,000 for credit costs didn't seem too appealing. I did manage to go to London with a friend on spring break last year, and the overall cost of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids

    Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids
    Each year more than 17 million students enroll in college -- 5 million for the first time. For many, the difference between success and failure depends on what their parents do -- and don’t do. Here are our ten best tips for parents of new, and returning, college students (and if your kid isn’t yet in college, here’s a glimpse ahead ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List
    Managing college applications, coursework, extracurricular activities, and outside commitments to your family, friends, and perhaps your employer can lead to a lot of stress. So how can you ensure your senior year is a positive experience? Complete the bucket list below! 1. Decide on the perfect person (or three) to write you a recommendation for university, and ask him or her ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Find a Diverse College

    When it comes to diversity on a college's campus, enrollment percentages and brochures can't tell the whole story. How can prospective students dig deeper? Courses and Programs "Check the availability of different classes that reflect diversity, check out the student organizations," says John Kula, director of Penn State University's Upward Bound Program. Look for student-run clubs that interest you listed on ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Three Things I’ve Learned About College Professors

    One thing that has surprised me the most about going back to school as an older student is how my view of professors has changed. Though I had a good rapport with several of my instructors in my early college days, the majority of my professors seemed omniscient and invincible fixtures of the establishment. Granted, this was at a large four-year ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +37
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