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    Gay Marriage Ruling: What Does It Mean for Christian Colleges?

    Gay Marriage Ruling: What Does It Mean for Christian Colleges?
    As most of the country celebrates the Supreme Court’s ruling last week to legalize gay marriage, others are worried that it may have a negative impact on how they choose to educate, employ and essentially run their “business” of higher learning. Christian colleges are worried about the implications of the decision – will they be forced to recognize gay relationships on ...
    Published about 7 hours ago | Rated: +8
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    4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT

    4 Signs You Shouldn't Retake the ACT/SAT
    There is a common belief in high school that the ACT/SAT should be taken repeatedly. Many students take the ACT/SAT two or three times in hopes of getting a higher score. However, there are a few reasons that submitting your original score may be preferable to retaking the ACT/SAT. Let’s find out what they are. 1. You are pressed for time ...
    Published about 13 hours ago | Rated: +22
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    Your Guide to a Stress-Free College Application Season

    Your Guide to a Stress-Free College Application Season
    Completing college applications can be chaotic, but it does not have to be overly stressful. By taking a few simple actions, you can greatly reduce your stress this coming college application season. Be aware of deadlines The most crucial aspect of the college application process is staying on top of deadlines. Not all universities follow the same deadlines. Between juggling schoolwork, ...
    Published about 13 hours ago | Rated: +21
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    How Early Should I Begin ACT/SAT Prep?

    How Early Should I Begin ACT/SAT Prep?
    While it may be true that the early bird catches the worm, does prepping early for a standardized college entrance exam mean you’ll nab a higher score? In short, maybe: It all depends on when – and how – you study. Students who have already taken one or both tests and did moderately (or very) well may only require four to ...
    Published about 14 hours ago | Rated: +23
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    Over 60 Colleges Join 2015-2016 Common Application Network

    Over 60 Colleges Join 2015-2016 Common Application Network
    In an effort to increase college accessibility, The Common Application has recruited 69 more colleges and universities to join in on participation. This is great news for students applying to colleges for the 2015-2016 academic year and beyond! The Common Application makes it much easier for students to apply by filling out one application for different college choices, rather than individualized ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +10
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    What's New with the 2015-2016 Common Application Essays?

    What's New with the 2015-2016 Common Application Essays?
    The Common Application, has revamped (and released) their 2015-2016 essay prompts. This year, the essay questions received an overhaul and, to be honest, are looked upon more favorably for student applicants - both in terms of clarification, avoiding user errors and technical fixes. Additionally, students have more options than ever regarding which essays they’d like to submit to specific schools as ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +24
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    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications

    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications
    The U.S. Supreme Court is on a roll these days. They promised on Monday, June 29, that they would reopen a case that tackles affirmative action throughout the college application process. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was first brought to court in 2008 and is now being repealed in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the judges will ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +8
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    What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

    What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?
    Every student wants to achieve a “good” score on the ACT, but does everyone know what a “good” score is defined as? While the answer is relative based on each individual student, for this purpose, we’re defining a “good” score by measuring against the national averages of students across the country. Keep in mind, however, that these definitions are not absolute. ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +26
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    7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores

    7 Steps to Improving Your ACT or SAT Scores
    Are you unhappy with your current ACT or SAT scores? Whether you’re not achieving the scores you believe you’re capable of on practice exams or an actual exam, there are ways to improve your score. Yes, it’s going to take effort. And time. But, in the end, it will be worth it once you have your pick of all your choice ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +29
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    10 Completely False College Myths

    10 Completely False College Myths
    Whether you believe them or not, these myths are always lurking around the corners of college discussions. Academically-focused or regarding the college experience, these falsehoods detract students from great opportunities every day. It’s time to stop the lies and start getting real. We’d like to put some of these rumors to rest so that you can sleep soundly in knowing the ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +39
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    Pursue Your Passion: 8 Weird Schools

    Pursue Your Passion: 8 Weird Schools
    School doesn’t have to be all books, study and exams. In fact, there are a variety of schools out there for people with special interests, hobbies or for those just looking to have a little fun. While these schools may not make for a lucrative career, unless you plan to be a professional elf or mermaid, they’re educational nonetheless. Take a ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Your Game Plan: 5 Ways to Graduate in Four Years

    Your Game Plan: 5 Ways to Graduate in Four Years
    Graduating in four years doesn’t just look great on your resume; it saves you a year or two years’ worth of tuition. That’s literally thousands of dollars in savings. However, according to a 2014 study by Complete College America, only 19% of full-time college students graduate from public colleges within four years as reported by The New York Times. So what ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +10
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    CollegeBoard and Khan Academy Team Up for Free SAT Prep

    CollegeBoard and Khan Academy Team Up for Free SAT Prep
    The SAT is the academic pinnacle of high school. Students begin preparing as early as middle school, take practice tests sophomore year and sometimes spend thousands of dollars on test prep courses and tutoring. And though a perfect or high SAT score is nothing to scoff at; generally speaking, colleges and universities are placing less emphasis on standardized tests in their ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?
    You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts? You’ll be relieved to learn they don’t – at least not in the usual circumstances. In fact, fewer than one in three admissions officers say they check applicant’s social media posts and/or Google them when evaluating their applications, according to a Kaplan ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Colleges for Animal Lovers

    Colleges for Animal Lovers
    When August and September roll around, it’s just as difficult to say goodbye to your furry friends as it is Mom and Dad. Unfortunately, the majority of college campuses don’t permit students to house pets in on-campus housing, but some colleges across the country are breaking the mold and merging pet life with student life. After all, pets are known to ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +35
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    Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country

    Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country
    What contributes to a student’s happiness at school? Great academic offerings, a variety of extracurricular activities or the other students? It’s hard to gauge exactly what makes college students “happy,” but one way of determining that is to look at the freshmen retention rate, meaning how many freshmen return to that particular campus the following year. The Daily Beast put together ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +11
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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 22 days ago | Rated: +21
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    Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

    Make Your Campus Visit Valuable
    Let's be honest, most college tours are standardized. The tour guides, though students, are most likely employed by the admissions department at the college and therefore are given instructions on what to do and say on the tours. While the information on tours is helpful, there is so much more to know about a school, especially if you’re seriously thinking about ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +16
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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 23 days ago | Rated: +21
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    Avoid These End-of-Junior-Year Mistakes!

    Avoid These End-of-Junior-Year Mistakes!
    Your junior year may be ending or is just about to come to a close, which means that you’re making plans for the summer. Remember, the more you prepare before senior year, the more you’ll be able to enjoy it! Here are some important plans you shouldn’t neglect, at the end of this school year and throughout the summer between your ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +19
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