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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 The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was first brought to court in 2008 and is now being repealed in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the judges will ...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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +36
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +22
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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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 2 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Begin to Prepare for the Computer-Delivered ACT & SAT

    Begin to Prepare for the Computer-Delivered ACT & SAT
    There is no need to be dismayed about taking the computer-delivered ACT or SAT. If you invest a little time in getting familiar with the new format, you will feel more confident on test day. Here are some tips and reminders to make the transition smoother. Make use of scrap paper You may be accustomed to jotting down notes, underlining, or ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Summer Reading Tips for High School Students

    Summer Reading Tips for High School Students
    Required summer reading is something high school students often dread doing. However, there are a few ways to make this task more manageable. Take the following advice, and you may feel less daunted by the texts that await you. Read a little each day The key is to not overwhelm yourself this summer. You can avoid stress by reading a small ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition

    Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition
    Students often want to attend colleges outside of their home state, however, with astronomical tuition costs, give up the idea and settle on a slightly less expensive in-state option. In fact, according to a study by the College Board, the average tuition cost for undergraduates to attend a four-year public college for the 2014-2015 academic year was $22,958 - about two ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +26
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    June Checklist for Parents

    June Checklist for Parents
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that your student is moving up, whether it is from one grade to the next or, even from high school to college the rest of the summer is going to be an exciting time and will really affect how ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +21
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    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that you’re no longer a rising junior but not yet a senior, we know that senior year (and college planning) is closer than ever before. As a soon-to-be senior, the rest of the summer is going to be an ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +31
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    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be College Freshman

    June Checklist for Soon-to-Be College Freshman
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that you’re no longer in high school but not yet in college, we know that the excitement of your freshman year is greater than ever before. As a soon-to-be college freshman, the rest of the summer is going to ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +21
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