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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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    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 almost 6 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 11 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 almost 6 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 almost 6 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 about 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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    Tuition Discount Secrets Revealed!

    Tuition Discount Secrets Revealed!
    When it comes to college, cost is a key factor for most students. As a result, many students only consider in-state colleges, since in-state tuition, on average, can cost $10,000 less than out-of-state tuition! But, did you know it’s possible to pay in-state tuition, even if you’re an out-of state student? There are all sorts of exceptions and programs offered so ...
    Published 20 days 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 8 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 over 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 6 months 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 over 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 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Compare Your Campus

    Compare Your Campus
    Fastweb members share their schools! The size and location of your campus can make a big difference on your college experience. Fastweb users attend all types of schools—from big urban universities to small rural colleges. They share what they love about their schools. -- “I attend Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE. This is a small school maybe a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

    Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago
    Want to try something new? Really new? That list of majors in the course catalog isn’t static. As technology advances and business evolves, fields of study that weren’t imagined or that may have been limited to a few specialized classes emerge as full-blown majors. Check out these 10 fields of study that hardly existed a decade ago. 1. New Media Online ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Creating a College Essay Outline

    Creating a College Essay Outline
    Many students balk at the idea of creating an essay outline since, at first glance, it may seem like additional work. So, for starters, let’s examine the question: Why create an outline? Surely, there are alternative options, such as using a pre-set template or just diving in. However, an outline may be the most appropriate option for you. Why Create an ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Career Decision-Making Traps

    Career Decision-Making Traps
    Deborah Schneider spent far more time researching the $15,000 car she once bought than she did on a slightly larger purchase -- her $90,000 law degree. "Years later, I realized how common that is," says Schneider, who coauthored Should You Really Be a Lawyer? with Gary Belsky and produces its accompanying Web site. "Each year, many college students spend more time ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

    Do Your Homework Before You Enroll
    You don't expect to have homework until after you enroll in school. But if you're looking to learn a new trade and boost your standard of living you've got an important assignment to tackle before you step foot in class. There are many vocational and technical schools that train new chefs, automotive technicians, medical assistants, hair stylists, interior designers, electronics technicians, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Quality Versus Costs in College Choice

    Quality Versus Costs in College Choice
    As a student choosing a college to attend, you become a consumer. As you make this important decision in your life, you want to be aware of costs and attentive to your own needs. In order to assure that you will thrive at the college you select, you want to decide on a college with qualities that match your wants, needs ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

    Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer
    “If there’s one mistake my students make [when choosing a college], it’s not listening to their parents,” says Bruce Hammond, director of college counseling at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, N.M., contributing editor to the The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2006 and author of Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges. Parents can often balance the excitement students ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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