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    Find Your Passion: How to Start Exploring Potential College Majors

    Find Your Passion: How to Start Exploring Potential College Majors
    One of the most difficult tasks high school students face before embarking on their college education is choosing a major. The best advice, quite simply, is to wait. It may be frustrating to answer the question “What are you majoring in?” with “I don’t know yet.” But opting to explore multiple fields is a wise approach. Certain colleges and universities encourage ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List
    Managing college applications, coursework, extracurricular activities, and outside commitments to your family, friends, and perhaps your employer can lead to a lot of stress. So how can you ensure your senior year is a positive experience? Complete the bucket list below! 1. Decide on the perfect person (or three) to write you a recommendation for university, and ask him or her ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Waitlisted? Rejected? 258 New Options After May 1st

    Waitlisted?  Rejected?  258 New Options After May 1st
    This just in: Uh-oh, it’s May 6th…and you still haven’t made your college decision. Maybe you got rejected from your first choice college, which is pretty common after the high rejection rates this admissions season. Or maybe your first choice college ran out of space. Time to panic, right? Yesterday, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) released their annual ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Conquer the Common App!

    Conquer the Common App!
    College paperwork can seem endless, and it occurs during an extremely stressful time in your high school career. So, how can you combat the stress of the Common Application before it is released? Planning ahead and working efficiently can help any student move through the application season more easily. Here are three suggestions: Ask About Written Recommendations This tip cannot be ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Should You Switch Your Major?

    Should You Switch Your Major?
    Sometimes, when we’re engrossed in whatever it is we’re doing, it’s hard to see the warning signs. In fact, it’s natural to ignore red flags that may be right in front of our faces! Finding a method that allows us to step back and evaluate what’s really happening is the key. It’s not always easy, but everything becomes clearer when broken ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    My Divine Comedy

    My Divine Comedy
    In my first week of my AP English Lit class, my new teacher announced that we would begin the school year with one of the most famous works of literature, Dante’s “Inferno.” In his epic poem, Dante writes about his journey through Hell and Purgatory to eventually become the perfect man in Paradise. He struggles, hesitates and fails at some tasks, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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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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    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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    Graduate School Application Deadline

    Graduate School Application Deadline
    A good plan is essential when applying to graduate school. Use FastWeb’s timeline to help you find out what you should be doing and when you should be doing it. Junior Year: Keep your grades up. Don’t allow your plans for graduate school to take your mind off of your first priority: success in your undergraduate courses. Your grade point average ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College
    Academics are important, but they aren't everything. There are plenty of other factors you need to consider in choosing a college, too. Make sure you consider all aspects, using this list as a helpful guideline. Ask yourself about the following ten aspects, along with relevant questions, when making that college decision to ensure you’re choosing the best college fit: 1. Intensity ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Break the Mold: Unique College Choices

    Break the Mold: Unique College Choices
    During her first semester of college, Veronica Sorce and her dorm friends sat in the audience at the “Jerry Springer” show in Chicago. The college kids watched as couples on stage broke up and threw down. “The guys were getting in fights,” says Sorce, a graphic design major from Peoria, Illinois. Checking out the “Springer” show is just one of the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Importance of Class Size

    The Importance of Class Size
    Before you start researching the average class sizes at your top choice colleges, you should assess your own learning style. Do you prefer a small environment with an emphasis on discussion? Or would you rather be in a large class with a lecturing professor? Both class sizes have their advantages and disadvantages, and knowing the style that fits you can help ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    School of Style

    School of Style
    Listen up, fashion-loving Fastwebbers! There’s a new school in season and it’s got a big name backing it. Condé Nast, the London-based magazine publisher, has opened Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design. Like the publisher, the school is based in London, but students from all over the world are invited to apply for their available 10-week Vogue Fashion Certificate course. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Study Abroad Basics

    Study Abroad Basics
    Every year, more than 150,000 students decide to take their education outside of the classroom — and the country — to study abroad. While it can be a fantastic personal and cultural experience, international exposure is increasingly important to employers; studying abroad rounds out your education and improves your chances on the job market. If you've considered including an overseas experience ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Debunking Common College Misconceptions

    Debunking Common College Misconceptions
    Your first year in college is bound to be a bit stressful, especially if this is your first time living far from home. However, do not allow common misconceptions about campus life worry you. Instead, discover the truth behind each myth: Myth #1: Everyone Succeeds in College While it is certainly possible to excel in higher education, doing so requires dedication, ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Being There: Musings on Campus Visits

    Being There: Musings on Campus Visits
    I'll never forget the feeling I got as I walked onto Hofstra's campus. It felt like a match made in heaven. Before visiting Hofstra, I had originally wanted to attend Syracuse University. I had considered Syracuse for its journalism program, and learned about it through a writer who I had shadowed at my town's local newspaper. Syracuse looked great on paper-even ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Top 10 College Towns

    Top 10 College Towns
    There’s more to a college than its campus. Like the town it’s located in, for example. The natural sites, diversity of the area, the downtown scene and the employment rates are just some of the factors that rank a college town. The The American Institute for Economic Research examined college towns for three overall factors: academic environment, quality of life and ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    College Admissions Checklist

    College Admissions Checklist
    Junior Year Start thinking about college choice. Make an appointment to talk with your guidance counselor. Register with www.fastweb.com to find the money you need for college. Plan to take your PSAT during your junior year and start studying for the ACT or SAT. Summer after Junior Year Visit college campuses and ask friends in college for their advice. Request applications ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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