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    What Colleges Want

    What Colleges Want
    There's a reason college applications are comprised of more than your GPA and test scores. Admissions officers utilize all aspects of the application to assess if you’re right for the school you’re applying to. Who you are and the qualities you possess are important because you’ll become a part of the school, bringing any unique aspects of your individuality along with ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Score

    Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Score
    Preparing for the college admission tests while eating potato chips and drinking cola? You may not be as ready for the SAT or ACT as you think. We talked to dieticians about an important part of test preparation that often gets ignored: food. [gate] Food to Help Your Brain “For optimal brain function, you can’t rely on a single [food] or ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +88
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    Standardized Test Checklist

    Standardized Test Checklist
    Hopefully, you’ve already been studying for your upcoming standardized tests for many weeks and months. But even hours of preparation can be undone on test day by forgetting a calculator or losing the testing center’s address. Mapping out the details beforehand (i.e. what to bring and what not to bring) will ensure you do your very best on test day. Here’s a ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +46
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    Test Day Dos and Don'ts

    Test Day Dos and Don'ts
    ACT, SAT, PSAT - little words that cause big anxiety. If you're getting ready to apply for college, then you know what these tests can mean to your applications. Follow these simple test-taking strategies to get your angst under control. [gate] Know your test. Make sure you know the format and scoring standards of your test ahead of time. Take a ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +43
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    Last-Minute SAT and ACT Prep

    Last-Minute SAT and ACT Prep
    Test day is almost here, 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. [gate] Note: SAT deducts points for incorrect answers but there is no penalty for questions left blank. The ACT does not deduct points for incorrect answers. What this ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +129
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    Everyday SAT Prep

    Everyday SAT Prep
    There are many parts of a successful college application, the most important of which is high school grades. The second most important part is the SAT score. The SAT is typically taken in junior and senior years (it is typically taken twice). The key to getting a higher SAT score is working early, slowly, and consistently. No student should have to ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +123
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    Discounted Colleges: Up to 76% Off College Costs

    Discounted Colleges: Up to 76% Off College Costs
    Have you ever been at the store practically drooling over an outfit that is just way out of your price range? Or coveting that latest sports car model that seems to have it all? Trust me, we’ve all been there. What would you do if a sales associate walked over to tell you that the perfect outfit or new car was ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Collegiate Matchmaker

    The Collegiate Matchmaker
    So many schools! So many choices! Take it step by step to find the right college for you. Step 1: Develop your ideal college profile You can't find your perfect college until you figure out what you want. Start by breaking it down. Make a list of the characteristics you want in a college. Think about: Size: Large schools can offer ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?

    College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?
    Once you’ve spent time on a wait list, you might find yourself wishing instead for a flat out rejection from your top choice school. While there is hope that you’ll move off of the list and into the admitted pile, it’s a long, tedious process with no guarantees. A new report released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    ACT Reports Only 1 in 4 High School Students Ready for College

    ACT Reports Only 1 in 4 High School Students Ready for College
    The ACT does more than just provide students with a standardized test score to use in the admissions process. Each year, it’s looking for key indications of college readiness on the whole. Last week, the ACT unveiled the results from last year’s testing. Once again, the results showed that only one in four students are meeting all college readiness benchmarks in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Fall 2012 Must-Dos for High School Students

    Fall 2012 Must-Dos for High School Students
    Last spring, we identified the must-dos for students in high school at all grade levels, and what better way to start the new school year than similar guidance for the fall. The start of the school year provides a clean slate – so brush off last year if it wasn’t so stellar or build off of it if it was particularly ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!

    Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!
    On July 31, the Common Application became available to students all over the country applying to college for the 2013 – 2014 school year. According to the Common Application website, the application was launched four hours ahead of schedule, and within 30 minutes, approximately 300 individuals had set up an account. The Common Application enables prospective students to fill out one ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready
    By now, you’re probably familiar with early decision deadlines in the admissions process. And if you’re not, it’s a pretty simple concept. If you apply early decision to a school by submitting your application before the ED deadline, you are letting that college know that if you are accepted, you are 100% committing to that school. Essentially, the decision is binding ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +34
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    What is Early Decision/Early Action?

    What is Early Decision/Early Action?
    You've written the college essay, signed the application and sealed the envelope, all before the deadline. Now, you'll spend the next four months wondering if you'll be accepted to the college you love, or if you'll need to rely on your safety school. Fortunately, many schools permit students to apply for "early decision" or "early action." Both options allow students to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Warm Winter College Choices

    Warm Winter College Choices
    With most of the country covered in snow, your college search may have taken a turn. If you’re a fair-weather kind of student, you should consider some of the hottest college campuses in the country…literally. These colleges aren’t just a draw for their warm weather either. Some are hot spots for brainiacs and others bring in a big crowd because of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options

    Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options
    Throughout the past decade, the average cost of tuition has been steadily increasing at 5.6% each year, according to College Board. College costs continue to outpace inflation rates, causing families to make tough calls when searching and choosing the best education experience. Sometimes it results in students having to sacrifice their first choice. Other times, the decision is even more difficult, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +227
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    Exploring Winter Term

    Exploring Winter Term
    Winter Term may be a foreign concept to you, but the trend is catching on at colleges across the country. Some college students don't jump right back into economics and art history at the beginning of January. Instead, they're encouraged to take part in Winter Term, which offers students the chance to explore education outside of the classroom. In fact, Winter ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Smarten Up Over Holiday Break

    Smarten Up Over Holiday Break
    We get it—you’re strapped for time during the regular semester and you just want to enjoy your holiday time off. But there’s something to be said for making the most of your time off – intellectually. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be a drag. Plus, dedicating some time during the holidays could lighten your load for the upcoming semester. Here, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +27
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    How to Handle the Final Load

    How to Handle the Final Load
    It’s like the professors and university are torturing you. December means holiday celebrations, a break from school and time at home with your family. But December also means two of the most grueling weeks at school. You can handle finals season though with these helpful tips: Sleep. It may seem counterproductive to cramming, especially when all of your classmates are pulling ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Do Your Homework Before Choosing For-Profit Career College

    Do Your Homework Before Choosing For-Profit Career College
    "Make the call that will change your life and get you on the right track toward a rewarding future." Sales pitches like that are helping to draw record numbers of students to for-profit schools that offer job training in everything from welding to massage therapy to medical billing. Buoyed by the recession, these money-making career colleges are filling a niche with ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +32
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