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    Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

    Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs
    While most 18-year-olds were packing bags for college, Bathsheba Demuth was packing bags for the Yukon. "I had spent my entire life studying," Demuth said. "I wanted to take a break and do something different." That "something different" was an interim program. Taking time off between high school and college, she lived with the Vuntut Gwitch'in people in Old Crow, Yukon, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

    Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates
    You may have seen the headlines: College Rejection Rates at Record Highs. With schools like the University of Pennsylvania and Pomona College admitting less than two out of every 10 people who apply, you may think you'll never get into your top-choice school. Don't despair. The headlines appear daunting, but there's more to rejection rates than these headlines would lead you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    April Checklist for Seniors

    April Checklist for Seniors
    It can be difficult to stay on track during the lengthy college application and admissions process. Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on your future and think about what you’d like in a college, despite where others would like for you to go. Remember, it’s ultimately your decision and your life! Here's a useful college checklist high school seniors ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +27
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    Find a College That Fits Your Schedule

    Find a College That Fits Your Schedule
    Maybe you're planning to go to school at night while you work a full-time job. Or maybe you're scheduling class time around daycare for your preschooler. Or perhaps you're going back to school after a stint in the military. If any one of these describes you, you're part of one of the fastest-growing groups on college campuses. Non-traditional students include a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    What to Do If You Want to Transfer

    What to Do If You Want to Transfer
    So you are halfway through freshman year or maybe you’re even a sophomore and you’re thinking, “Hmm, I really don’t like it here- should I transfer?” Maybe your ‘dream’ school is not as dreamy as you first thought, maybe your grades slipped senior year and you ended up at your 10th choice, maybe you realized you don’t want to be an ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You
    "What's your major?" No question causes college students so much angst. But this doesn't have to be the case. Take the right steps to select the major that fits your goals. Take Your Time—But Start Now "The first piece of advice I'd give any undecided student is to relax, " says Mary Schilling, director of Career Services at the College of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

    AP Courses - Accept the Challenge
    Need a bigger challenge from your high school classes? Ready to delve more deeply into your favorite subject? Want to save money and advance more quickly once you enter college? It's time to check into AP classes. AP stands for "Advanced Placement," a series of 37 college-level courses available to high school students looking for a head start. AP courses cover ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +28
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    How to Weigh College Rankings

    How to Weigh College Rankings
    If you're like most people, you flip to your prospective school when you see the college ranking editions of U.S. News, The Princeton Review and other publications. We all want to see how our choices measure up. But what do those numbers mean? How big of a role should a college's ranking play when selecting a school? Wealth of Information Want ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +106
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    Short Stints Abroad

    Short Stints Abroad
    In a perfect world you'd study in London, Paris - or maybe even Brazil - next semester. But your double major, extracurricular activities and half-empty bank account dictate otherwise. What's a would-be globetrotter to do? Don't despair. There are innovative programs designed just for students like you with little time, little budget and lots of dreams. Work abroad BUNAC offers students ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

    Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects
    Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with friends). Right now, though, I am caught in an awkward mix of feeling as though time is going both too slow and too fast. On the one hand, I can't ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors

    10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors
    In this day and age, college is often considered a necessary investment in one’s future. But, are some students – perhaps even attending the same colleges – making better investments than others? Unbelievably, the answer may be yes, depending on their chosen majors. According to PayScale’s list of college majors and coordinating salary potential, certain majors pay off much faster, with ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +25
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    College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

    College Essay Editing Tips for Parents
    Yep, you’ve got a brilliant student on your hands – nobody knows it more than you. But, no matter how sharp your student, it’s likely that he or she is going to have a little trouble coming up with the perfect college admissions essay. Don’t worry! It’s completely normal – after all, that’s a lot of pressure on someone faced with ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +15
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    College Fairs

    College Fairs
    When choosing a college, you need all the information you can get. But visiting each campus can be expensive. And who has time research hundreds of Web sites or call each school individually? That's where college fairs come in. "College fairs are a 'one-stop shopping' kind of experience," says Greg Ferguson, director of the National College Fairs program of the National ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Are You Ready for Graduate School?

    Are You Ready for Graduate School?
    Earning a graduate degree can further your career and raise your salary. In fact, master’s degree holders earned an average of $10,000 more a year that those with only a bachelor’s degree, according to the US Census Bureau. It also demands a lot of hard work, a significant time commitment and substantial financial support. For some professions, like medicine and the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +31
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    College Touring Tips for Parents

    College Touring Tips for Parents
    You envision a college degree as part of your child's future. So choosing a college where they're comfortable, happy and can be successful is important. But you're also curious if that school's party reputation is deserved, and if your child really understands what it'll mean to be six states away in a town with no major airport. As you accompany your ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

    College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs
    You may think your school's career center is only for senior year. But throughout college the career center can help you choose a major, secure a summer internship or find a job after graduation. Explore Majors and Careers "We help people look at themselves," says Jennifer Kimbarovsky, career counselor at Northwestern University's career development center. "We want to help students ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    All About Career Schools

    All About Career Schools
    Ever wonder about those schools that advertise on daytime TV? Can you compare traditional American colleges to schools that say they will prepare you for a career in just a few months? As it turns out, you can. Francis Giglio, former director of Enhancement for the (ACICS), the accrediting body for many of these schools, offers some insights into the nature ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

    Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process
    When Nancy Rodriguez began planning for college, she quickly noticed that her parents’ involvement in the process was limited. “They just knew about where I wanted to go,” says Rodriguez, a senior at the University of Southern California who grew up in Los Angeles’s inner-city community of Southgate. With two parents who worked constantly and viewed education differently than other parents ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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