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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +18
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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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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    The Applications are In, Now the Focus is on Financial Aid

    The Applications are In, Now the Focus is on Financial Aid
    Getting to college seems a lot like buying a new car. Before you can even think about buying a car, you have to have a good credit rating, which will mean a good loan. Then, you choose the car. Do you want black, green, red, silver, white? Do you want Honda, Hyundai, Acura, Toyota, Lexus? Do you want four-wheel drive, power ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +22
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Deal with the Approaching Deadline

    It's the last day of school before a weeklong Thanksgiving break, and I'm frantically running around school delivering recommendation packets to my teachers and counselor. (The packets include teacher evaluation sheets from different schools and a "brag sheet" detailing everything I've done in high school.) I get a packet to my counselor, and another to my junior year English teacher. I ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +12
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    Campus Tour: Manhattan, Your Kind of College Town

    Campus Tour: Manhattan, Your Kind of College Town
    Columbia, NYU, The Cooper Union, The New School. Four very different universities located in one very happening city. Most New Yorkers would promise that, in a city this big, there is something for everyone. However, any student looking for the simple life need not apply. Columbia University might offer the closest to an idyllic campus life in the city that never ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Updates to the GRE Program

    Updates to the GRE Program
    For students looking into attending graduate or business school, updates have been made to the GRE® Program. Beginning July 1, 2013, students taking the GRE® revised General Test will be able to retake the exam as often as once every 21 days and up to five times within a continuous year. The GRE® revised General Test is available at nearly 700 ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    College Admission & Application Checklist

    College Admission & Application Checklist
    Why attend college? You will learn skills that will help you both on and off the job. A person who attends college generally earns more than someone who doesn’t. How can I go about choosing a college? Colleges are located in big cities, suburbs, and small towns throughout the country. Some enroll tens of thousands of students; others enroll only a ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions

    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions
    Get ahead of the game, juniors! The more you prepare for college admissions now, the easier the process will become. There are a variety of things you can do right now, perhaps even over the holidays, to prepare for the college admissions process. Start thinking about and implementing the following tasks sooner than later: [gate] Make a Game Plan Setting up ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +34
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    FastWeb Student Tips: Admissions

    We asked FastWeb users to share their advice on college admissions, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Keep your options open and don't plan your whole life around one college. It will make it a lot easier if you don't get accepted. And if you don't get accepted, your world isn't over. There will be other colleges for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get Down in Chi-Town: A College Tour of Chicago

    Get Down in Chi-Town: A College Tour of Chicago
    We won't know if Chicago will be chosen for the 2016 Summer Olympics until October 2009, but that shouldn't stop you from exploring The Windy City as your choice for your college years. Start your day in Chicago's South Side and visit the University of Chicago. Count the gargoyles on your tour of this Gothic Revival-inspired campus but be sure to ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    My Divine Comedy: Part III

    My Divine Comedy: Part III
    When I picked up Dante’s “Paradiso” of The Divine Comedy a semester ago, I expected the souls in heaven to live the good life. I anticipated the stereotypical floating souls to eat endless buckets of fried chicken and live a carefree existence. Instead, I found Dante’s work very philosophically abstract and difficult to comprehend at times. Therefore, when I started comparing ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Extreme College Weekend

    Hello there, my fellow noblemen and magistrates. Another action packed blog update. Get the popcorn ready and tuck your younger brothers and sisters in. This entry is rated X…for XTREME! That's right. It's so extreme that it doesn't need the 'e' in extreme. On Saturday, my grandma and I went down to St. Joe's University in Philly for their open house. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1