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    Five Things to Learn While Flipping Burgers

    Wouldn’t it be great to get a part-time job or paying internship that directly relates to what you want to do with your life? But what if you’re not sure what you want to do with your life yet? What if you have to “settle” for a job at your nearby fast-food joint, department store or supermarket? Then consider yourself lucky. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Saving Sophomore Year

    It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when you start the college search process. It’s not like your senior year that is fast-paced, application-crazed, and meaningful yet fun. It’s the often-overlooked sophomore year that isn’t given nearly enough ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Travel Horror Stories

    Traveling wouldn't be interesting if every trip went smoothly. Just hope one of these disasters that other FastWeb users shared with us doesn't strike your next trip. *** Rachel hadn't seen her mom in two months, and was looking forward to a weekend at home when a hurricane appeared in the forecast. She thought she'd make it back to school before ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class
    This December, I'll be graduating from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, with a B.S. in Health Communications with minors in public relations and chemistry. It's been a long road but the reward is in sight. It's such a feeling of accomplishment to know you've succeeded in meeting one of your goals and that you're qualified to enter the field ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +30
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    What's It Like Being a Senior?

    Questions are like itches. You know you aren’t supposed to scratch, but sometimes you just ... gotta. One question that should remain tickly and untouched is the one everyone’s always asking: “So, what’s it like being a fourth year?” I’ll tell you. It’s dreadful. To be a senior in high school is to gaze at your future with bright eyes, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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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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    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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    Five Myths about Community Colleges

    Five Myths about Community Colleges
    Like most misconceptions, community college myths are based on elements of truth. But like most misconceptions, these myths lead to mistaken beliefs that could warp your ability to choose the right post-high school educational path. “There are many wrong assumptions about community colleges, but the top students at community colleges are among our country’s greatest assets,” says Joshua Wyner, vice president ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +60
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    How to Transfer from a Community College

    How to Transfer from a Community College
    Applying to college for the first time is complicated enough, but the process of transferring from a two-year to a four-year college can be dizzying. With little consistency in transfer policies from school to school, there’s a lot to keep track of when changing colleges. Use the tips below to make a smooth transition. Know When to Transfer Prepare for your ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +122
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    PLAN for the ACT

    PLAN for the ACT
    What is the PLAN? The PLAN is a curriculum-based test that covers material commonly taught in the classroom. It measures what you have learned and how well you can use that knowledge. Students typically take the PLAN during their sophomore year of high school in preparation for the ACT, which is taken in the junior or senior year. The PLAN contains ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Get a Jump on College

    Get a Jump on College
    Ready to move beyond high school, but you haven't graduated yet? Itching for new challenges and excitement? Maybe you should think about taking college courses before you graduate. Early college programs, like AP courses, can offer a lot: you learn more about your favorite subjects, get a chance to try out college-level academics and you may get a real start on ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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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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    College Admissions Glossary

    College Admissions Glossary
    Acceptance Form: This form documents the student's receipt of an award letter. The form usually includes a space to indicate acceptance of offered aid, declination of all or part of the package and some means for requesting an appeal to modify the award. Acceptance letters and award letters are frequently combined into a single document. Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    The SAT Subject Tests

    The SAT Subject Tests
    What Is It? The SAT Subject Tests (also called the SAT II: Subject Tests) is a series of one-hour, multiple choice, standardized exams that test a student's knowledge of a particular subject. Up to three tests can be required for admission by some colleges while other colleges do not require any. Entrance requirements vary from college to college. SAT Subject exams ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

    Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams
    As you prepare for college, you'll encounter at least one (and probably more than one) of the following college entrance exams: PSAT/NMSQT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Assessment Test SAT Reasoning Test ACT SAT Subject Tests (formerly the SAT II) Admissions requirements vary from school to school. Consult your prospective school when deciding which test to take. Learn more ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Preparing for the SAT/ACT

    Preparing for the SAT/ACT
    The SAT and ACT measure what you have learned over the course of many years. While no amount of cramming can turn a 200 into an 800, organized preparation can go a long way. With books, videos, software and prep courses, you have options for getting the help you need. Free Materials Start with the free publications available at your high ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Last-Minute PSAT Prep

    Last-Minute PSAT Prep
    Test day is fast approaching, but there's still time to study. Whether you're well-prepared, semi-prepared or not at all prepared, we have several last-minute prep strategies that can help you boost your score. Your Preparedness Level: "PSAT? What PSAT?" With limited time, the best way to prepare is to use a PSAT review book. Kaplan and Princeton Review offer books on ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Professional School for Career Prep

    Professional School for Career Prep
    A college degree is becoming more important for launching a career. But for some fields, you need more: more training, more specialized skills, more credentials. That's where professional school comes in. Earn an MBA, an JD or an MD to take your career to a higher degree. Business Preparation: An undergraduate degree in business is not necessary, but English and math ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    First Things First: Passion or Practicality?

    First Things First: Passion or Practicality?
    "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This was easy to answer when we were kids: "I want to be a ballerina. An astronaut. A racecar driver. A doctor. A teacher. Superman." As we get closer to becoming adults, people expect our answers to that question to be more realistic. We are supposed to be practical rather than ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +48
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?
    Are you in the "I have to pick a major -- now what?" mode? If so, don't panic. If you're like many college students, the major you select won't have a huge impact on your future career anyway. But even if it will, there are plenty of things you can do to help yourself make a sound decision. Meet with a ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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