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    3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College

    3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College
    It's about to be May 1, National Decision Day which means that the next four or five years of your life needs to be figured out sooner than later. At this point, you probably have a lot of questions tumbling around your head, along with calculus equations, scholarship essay answers and graduation plans. Where will you attend? What will you major ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +45
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    10 Resources for Attending and Succeeding in College for Lower-Income Students

    10 Resources for Attending and Succeeding in College for Lower-Income Students
    On March 13, This American Life of NPR released a compelling report on the discrepancies of high school education between low-income and wealthy students and how it either fostered or alienated low-income students from success in higher education. The report followed three different students from a low-income high school in the Bronx – all of whom showed promise in college enrollment. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +12
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    12 Grad School Survival Tips

    12 Grad School Survival Tips
    Ah, graduate school. What a completely unique experience - or so they say. Because, the truth is, when you're a grad student, nobody really gets you, right? Wrong! Fastweb does! Not only do we know what you're going through, but we want to help you get through it, too. It's pretty scary in graduate school, too. It's basically, like, sink or ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +31
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    50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand

    50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand
    Life as a graduate student isn't always easy, but it’s worthwhile (even if it doesn't always feel that way). After researching what seemed like a million and one graduate student blogs, the following list was compiled with the common themes present in the daily lives of graduate students. Read the below to get a laugh, relate and realize that others know ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +26
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    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?

    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?
    Before you submit an Early Decision application to a college or university, you should be 100% certain that you will attend if accepted. With that said, some students still find themselves in the conundrum of needing or wanting to break an Early Decision agreement – perhaps this describes your situation. If so, before you move forward with this decision, learn what ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class

    Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class
    Unfortunately, not all high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. However, you can still register for and do well on AP exams even if you don’t have the option of taking an AP course. Here’s how: Take advantage of the College Board website. The official College Board website has excellent resources that can help you prepare for AP tests. These resources ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up

    Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up
    When you have your heart set on attending a particular school, it can be hard to set that dream aside. However, there are several factors to consider before committing to a dream school, especially when that school is also expensive. If you face this dilemma, you can use the following tips to help you make the crucial decision between your expensive ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    Your Test Prep To Do List

    Your Test Prep To Do List
    We won’t beat around the bush: standardized tests are intimidating for most students. And, rightfully so - anyone would feel pressured with a test that determines one's future. However, it's important to remember the positive aspects: you have the option to retake the exam as many times as you like and as much time to prep as you need! That being ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +40
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    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay
    When it comes to writing college admissions essays, the task can be daunting. Strategizing is key and some essay-writing tips can help to do so. Utilize these essay-writing tips to write a winning essay. Don’t Re-purpose Content Colleges can see right through a generic essay, so personalize it based on the school where you’re applying. There’s nothing wrong with having a ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +54
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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 get 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 ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +34
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    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major
    Since the beginning of school students are told they can grow up to be whatever they wanted to be. While that is still the case, something is changing that is having students give what it is they want to ‘be’ a second thought. High school and college students today are choosing majors based not only on personality and passion but also ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +8
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    Spring 2015 Must-Dos for High School Students

    Spring 2015 Must-Dos for High School Students
    You may have spent more time getting lost in hours of TV dramas and Facebook than appropriate, but spring is just around the corner. With that, it’s time to spring into action in your college and scholarship search. Whether you’re a high school freshman or finishing up your high school career, there’s something you can be doing now to better your ...
    Published 2 months 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 2 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!
    Freshmen are like snowflakes. They all look the same, but each one of them is unique. They come to college with their unique dreams and fears, goals and ambitions, fears and anxieties. One size does not fit all, although many universities are now providing customized advising and helping freshmen transition through freshmen initiatives and programs. Here are a few tips: 1. ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?
    Will a business degree get me a job? And if so, what types of business degrees should I look into? Answer: No degree will get you a job all by itself. It will most certainly HELP you get a job; it just won't GUARANTEE you a job. If you're already in college -- or you soon will be -- this is ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +38
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    Making Plans to Move Majors

    Making Plans to Move Majors
    You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: it’s time to switch your major. According to Monster College, two out of every three students will change their major at least once during their college career. How do you ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +5
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    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?
    Most people will agree that one of the most frustrating things in life is waiting for an answer. Yes, patience is a virtue, but what about when you’re waiting to hear about your own future and you receive a “maybe?” Many students find themselves in this difficult position after being wait-listed by the college of their choice. You can sit back ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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    March College Checklist for High School Seniors

    March College Checklist for High School Seniors
    As the year begins to wind down and high school graduation starts to appear within your vision, it’s easy to lose sight of the college admissions process within all of the excitement of what’s ahead. That is completely understandable; there is a lot going on – and a lot to be excited about! Seniors, you’re almost to the finish line, but ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +19
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    March College Checklist for High School Juniors

    March College Checklist for High School Juniors
    Ready or not, juniors, here it comes! Your college admissions process is gearing up now - more than ever, and it is only going to intensify from here on out. We do not mean to strike fear within you but, rather, deliver a wake-up call: the more you prepare now, the easier things will be down the road. Though we can ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +20
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    You've Applied. Now What?

    You've Applied. Now What?
    January, February and some of March aren’t just dull months in terms of weather but also in the admissions process. After months of standardized testing, campus visits and arduous applications it feels a bit odd to sit and do nothing. But your applications are in – what can you do?! You can start by filling out the FAFSA. This first “to-do” ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +128
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