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    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?

    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?
    Before you submit an Early Decision application to a college or university, you should be 100% certain that you will attend if accepted. With that said, some students still find themselves in the conundrum of needing or wanting to break an Early Decision agreement – perhaps this describes your situation. If so, before you move forward with this decision, learn what ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Requesting Recommendation Letters

    Requesting Recommendation Letters
    Although it’s widely well known that colleges look at a student’s cumulative GPA as well as their SAT/ACT scores during their search for the most prestigious students, it’s often forgotten how crucial recommendation letters are during the admissions process. An average of the grades you received throughout your high school years and what you scored on a standardized test that every ...
    Published 2 months 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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Developing Your College List

    Developing Your College List
    Teachers, counselors, and advisers constantly stress the importance of SAT’s, ACT’s, a high GPA, community service, all to guarantee you a spot into your dream college and they often forget to talk about the most important part ‒ how to discover which college is right for you. Deciding on what college you want to attend is a serious decision and a ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 28 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 about 1 year 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 8 years 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 9 months 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 almost 3 years 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 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 over 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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Evaluating Your Study Abroad Options

    Evaluating Your Study Abroad Options
    Many students consider the study abroad experience to be a rite of passage, and for good reason. The advantages of studying in a foreign country are endless – there, you can explore a new culture, learn a second (or third, or fifth) language, and expand your worldview. However, in order to study abroad, you must first choose your destination. There are ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    3 Tips to Prepare for College Level Math

    3 Tips to Prepare for College Level Math
    Many aspects of college can feel overwhelming at first. Perhaps your fall classes have foreign structures, or you are far from home for the first time. Certain college experiences are the kind you cannot prepare for, and you instead learn to adapt as you live through them. Others, however, you can ready for – in this case, you can prepare yourself ...
    Published 5 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 about 1 year 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 almost 8 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 11 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Keeping Track of the College Admissions Process

    Keeping Track of the College Admissions Process
    Your junior year and senior years of high school are probably some of the more chaotic academic periods you’ll have to go through in your life. There are scholarship applications and essays, personal statements to write, college applications to fill out, deadlines to meet, grades to maintain, and tests that dictate a large portion of your college applications to worry about. ...
    Published 2 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 about 8 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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