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    3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now

    3 Reasons to Begin Your Personal Statement Now
    The personal statement is a critical component of your college application package. Schools hope to see that you are a well-rounded individual, as well as one who can write critically and convincingly. Here are three reasons it is important to begin writing and thinking about your personal statement now, rather than waiting: 1. Multiple people should read it The best part ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +21
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    Improve Your Writing Skills Before College

    Improve Your Writing Skills Before College
    Writing is one of the most challenging skills to master before college. Many schools require college freshmen to complete and pass a writing seminar in their first year. But, how can you ensure that your transition to college-level writing is as painless as possible—before you even begin this next schooling phase? Here are a few key strategies to help you improve ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +21
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    October Checklist for High School Juniors

    October Checklist for High School Juniors
    By now, the semester is underway and you should be somewhat organized in your each of your classes. However, you should always be thinking about what you can be doing to prep for college throughout your year! Now is the time to evaluate what you can do this month to continue your focus on the college planning process. Here are some ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +30
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    October Checklist for High School Seniors

    October Checklist for High School Seniors
    It’s hard to believe it, but the first semester of your senior year is underway. It’s fall and the college application process is in full gear. Now that you’re settled in your senior year classes, it’s time to really start focusing on both the college applications and admissions processes. While it may seem daunting, it’s much more manageable once broken down ...
    Published 28 days ago | Rated: +31
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    Getting Into College with Bad Grades

    Getting Into College with Bad Grades
    Have bad grades? Believe it or not, it’s not always the end-all, be-all in terms of gaining entry into the college of your dreams. Don’t give up! Attempt to combat your admissions struggle by considering these helpful tips: Submit an explanation (in certain cases) - First, consider why your grades were, um, less than stellar. College admissions officers don’t want to ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +32
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    How to Fail an Exam

    How to Fail an Exam
    If you don’t care about your college career or passing your exams, feel free to follow these steps, so you can develop poor test-taking habits and start to fail all of your quizzes, midterms and final exams. From there, you can be sure to fail pretty much all of your classes. We’re not really sure why that would be your goal ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +30
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    10 High Paying Jobs for Community College Graduates

    10 High Paying Jobs for Community College Graduates
    When time is of the essence, and money makes the world go around, some students don’t have the luxury of attending school for four years, paying room and board as well as fees, and paying off thousands of dollars in student loan debt for decades to come. In fact…who does have that “luxury?” In all seriousness, though, when your desire to ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +13
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    Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

    Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?
    You're halfway through your senior year and you've been accepted into the college of your dreams when suddenly everything goes awry. One slight misstep and you begin to wonder: Have I really risked everything I've ever worked for because of one silly mistake? Is this possible or is it an urban legend? Students often wonder: once accepted into a college, is ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Against the Clock

    Against the Clock
    Pacing yourself during standardized tests can be a difficult task. Your adrenaline is at an all-time high, not to mention your nerves. So how do you keep your cool during this difficult task to show what you really know and complete such lengthy exams? Here are some helpful timing tips to help guide you along during the process of standardized test-taking: ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Winter Work for High School Juniors

    Winter Work for High School Juniors
    As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead. Which is why it's important to prepare now so that things will be a little less stressful later. Here's what you should be doing this winter to prepare for your college applications, entrance exams, decisions, senior year and, ultimately, that next exciting step in your ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +24
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +35
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    SAT Study Tips

    SAT Study Tips
    You've got a lot of pressure to do well on the SAT - it's one of the biggest exams of your life. You know you need to prepare, you know you need to study, but you don't know exactly how to go about doing it. Don't stress, here are five easy ways you can approach the exam preparation process: 1. Practice ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition
    There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive! Thankfully, a little research goes a long way and, with a lot of help from the internet, you can find information on college affordability, financial aid and, even which colleges offer the best bang for your buck. College is so expensive that gaining the benefit of in-state ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Your Daily Dose of College Prep

    Your Daily Dose of College Prep
    It’s not always easy to set aside time to think about how to prepare for college and then actually prepare for college. That’s why we created easier ways you can prepare for college without even disrupting your daily routine, so you can go on living life without the hassle of worrying about the future – at least not as much. So, ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +24
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    November Checklist for High School Seniors

    November Checklist for High School Seniors
    November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey. More than likely, it’s the month where any of your early admission applications are due. It’s also the month you need to start paying attention to upcoming deadlines for each college you’re planning to submit an application. It’s important that you’re aware that ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +27
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    November Checklist for High School Juniors

    November Checklist for High School Juniors
    November is an important prep time for high school juniors, and we’re not just talking about turkey dinner, either. From this point on, every move you make matters. Not that it didn't before - but, what we’re referring to here, are your academic footprint and your decision making processes. You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Gear Up for National Decision Day

    Gear Up for National Decision Day
    May 1st is National Decision Day which means the pressure is on for high school seniors to make final college decisions. That's why we thought it might be helpful to create a list of Fastweb users' all time favorite articles that detail guides on how to make better college decisions. That way, you'll know you're making the best decision possible! Here's ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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