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    Waitlisted? Rejected? 258 New Options After May 1st

    Waitlisted?  Rejected?  258 New Options After May 1st
    This just in: Uh-oh, it’s May 6th…and you still haven’t made your college decision. Maybe you got rejected from your first choice college, which is pretty common after the high rejection rates this admissions season. Or maybe your first choice college ran out of space. Time to panic, right? Yesterday, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) released their annual ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    How to be Helpful During Your Student's Junior Year

    How to be Helpful During Your Student's Junior Year
    1. Start the academic year with a bang! If you don’t know what courses they’re taking this year, you should. If you get excited about learning they will too. Find out what is on their reading lists for English and history. Engage your child in conversations about the material he is studying at the dinner table. 2. Prepare for standardized tests. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I
    More than 4,000 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. Read on: 1. Never trust anyone over 30. It’s a good idea to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College

    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College
    As I was translating Latin this week, I came across one of my favorite Latin words: cupio. Cupio literally translates to, “I want” or “I desire.” While a myriad of derivatives come from this Latin word, my favorite is Cupid, the infamous deity of love. Most people recognize this deity around Valentine’s Day as the annoying diaper-clad baby who shoots love ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Senior Year Blog

    Closing Time: You Don't Have to Go Home, but You Can't Stay Here Feb. 17, 2006 Hola, ladies and gents. The good people at FastWeb have informed me that my contract is up! No more blogs from yours truly. Dry your eyes. It'll be okay, I promise. You can still believe in Santa. The past six months have gone by really ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Q&A: Interviewing for Jobs

    Peter Vogt, MonsterTrak's Career Coach, answers questions about the job interview process. I interviewed on campus with a company last year and was invited for a second on-site interview at the company's HQ a week later. My on-site interviews were not as strong, and I didn't get the job. I called back one of the interviewers and we talked about it. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors
    The summer before your senior year of high school is an imperative time to accomplish tasks so that you’re prepared for the year ahead. In fact, it’s a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process. In order to ensure you’re on the right track, here’s ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +30
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    Exploring Winter Term

    Exploring Winter Term
    Winter Term may be a foreign concept to you, but the trend is catching on at colleges across the country. Some college students don't jump right back into economics and art history at the beginning of January. Instead, they're encouraged to take part in Winter Term, which offers students the chance to explore education outside of the classroom. In fact, Winter ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    School of Style

    School of Style
    Listen up, fashion-loving Fastwebbers! There’s a new school in season and it’s got a big name backing it. Condé Nast, the London-based magazine publisher, has opened Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design. Like the publisher, the school is based in London, but students from all over the world are invited to apply for their available 10-week Vogue Fashion Certificate course. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?

    Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?
    As the largest class of graduating high school seniors in America is completing college applications, a new study indicates their college plans are likely to change in response to the economic downturn.  The survey, conducted jointly by ApplyWise.com an online college admissions counseling service and Next Step Magazine, a publication for high school students and their parents, shows that 50% of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Campus Tour: Let Your Mind Breathe in the Pacific Northwest

    Campus Tour: Let Your Mind Breathe in the Pacific Northwest
    As our green conscientiousness soars with rising gas prices, it could be fun to take your road bike to visit some of the country’s most distinctive colleges. Instead, we recommend that you take the whole family for a ride in your rented hybrid and make the 283-mile drive from Eugene, Oregon to Seattle, Washington. Make sure that you pack rain jackets ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Against the Clock

    Against the Clock
    Pacing yourself during standardized tests can be a difficult task. Your adrenaline is at an all-time high, not to mention your nerves. So how do you keep your cool during this difficult task to show what you really know and complete such lengthy exams? Here are some helpful timing tips to help guide you along during the process of standardized test-taking: ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +12
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    The College Admission and Application Glossary

    The College Admission and Application Glossary
    All the terms you need to know to help you get into college. American College Test (ACT) : One of the most common college entrance exams. The exam consists of four sections including math, science, English, and reading. There is an optional writing section that is usually taken for the first time in the spring of the junior year and again ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Playing It Safe in Facebook's Wild, Wild West

    Playing It Safe in Facebook's Wild, Wild West
    Parents, in case you haven’t heard, college admissions officers may or may not be cyber-scrutinizing your children. That’s big news in the world of college admission. But it shouldn’t be. College admissions officers are savvy and (like prospective employers) they can get a little curious about students. I’m not saying we have a breaking and entering situation here -- quite the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Maintaining Friendships During the College Applications and Admissions Processes

    Maintaining Friendships During the College Applications and Admissions Processes
    It can be difficult, believe it or not, to stay friends when you into a college and your friend didn't. They feel rejected and you’re excited. How do you feel for them and stay excited for yourself at the same time? Or, perhaps, the inverse has occurred? Maybe you’ve been rejected or wait-listed at your dream school and your bestie has ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +22
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    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be-College Freshman

    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be-College Freshman
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that you’re no longer in high school but not yet in college, we know that the excitement of your freshman year is greater than ever before. As a soon-to-be college freshman, the rest of the summer is going to ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +20
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    Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students

    Fun, Smart Summer Reading Lists for Students
    Summer may be your chance to take a break from school, but you can still continue your learning over the summer and have fun at the same time. High school students that read during the summer months are more likely to score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT and AP Exams; and college students will find that the more ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Help Your Student with Summer Plans

    Help Your Student with Summer Plans
    As a parent, you likely want to encourage your student to get the most out of their time, experiences and, of course, work towards success. If you student doesn’t have a summer plan yet – or, perhaps if their summer plan is loafing around by the pool, then you may want to help them get their summer priorities on track. Here ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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    How to Handle the Final Load

    How to Handle the Final Load
    It’s like the professors and university are torturing you. December means holiday celebrations, a break from school and time at home with your family. But December also means two of the most grueling weeks at school. You can handle finals season though with these helpful tips: Sleep. It may seem counterproductive to cramming, especially when all of your classmates are pulling ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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