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    The Admissions Glossary

    The Admissions Glossary
    Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a key factor in the performance of marginal students. Associate Degree: A degree which is granted to a student who has completed a two-year program (64-66 credits) and is equivalent to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    Top 10 Tips for Admissions

    Top 10 Tips for Admissions
    Take a strong course schedule. Your class record is a big part of your college application. Don't take courses that simply pad your GPA. Challenge yourself. Take AP, IB or honors courses. If your school doesn't offer them, see if your local community college or university does. Do volunteer work. Make a difference and volunteer for activities that reflect your personality ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +44
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    The Unintended Stress from a Plate of Spaghetti

    The Unintended Stress from a Plate of Spaghetti
    On one not-so-different Friday evening, I glared at the computer with my eyes wide open. Exhausted from a strenuous week, I sat with a deep exasperation and wondered why my computer must warm up so slowly. On that Friday, I would learn whether the University of Florida accepted me. Recently, the competition has skyrocketed for that college, and many students from my ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Six Internship Job Search Tips

    Six Internship Job Search Tips
    Each year, students obtain interesting, substantive and career-related internships. The keys to their success: preparation and an early start in the internship search process. Your search for an internship or summer job should be conducted in the same manner. 1. Determine Your Priorities. Do you want career-related experience? The opportunity to travel? Funds to support tuition fees? 2. Identify Prospective Employers. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Senior Year Blog: Archive Nov. 8 - Jan. 11

    A High School Senior Shares is experiences preparing for college. Different Year, Same Old Blog Jan. 11, 2006 Ahoy, my friends! Happy belated new year to you all! It's 2006 and you know what that means….absolutely nothing! That's right, it's a different year but it's still the same old song and dance here on my quaint little blog. Now that it's ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Maintaining Friendships During the College Applications and Admissions Processes

    Maintaining Friendships During the College Applications and Admissions Processes
    It can be difficult, believe it or not, to stay friends when you get into a college and your friend didn't. They feel rejected and you’re excited. How do you feel for them and stay excited for yourself at the same time? Or, perhaps, the inverse has occurred? Maybe you’ve been rejected or wait-listed at your dream school and your bestie ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +34
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    College Application & Admissions FAQ

    College Application & Admissions FAQ
    Don’t know your SATs from your EDs…Here are some of the most popular questions when it comes to Admission and Application. Everything from campus tours to test scores to letters of recommendations. What does a campus visit consist of? A good time to get started with the college campus visit is the summer before senior year. The first step? Check the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    College by Dr. Dre

    College by Dr. Dre
    What if you could get a degree in disruption? Now you can at the University of Southern California, thanks to Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (aka Dr. Dre). The music moguls donated $70 million to LA-based USC to develop an undergraduate program, dubbed The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. According to the ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Are You Ready to Answer the Question?

    Are You Ready to Answer the Question?
    "Where are you applying?" This is a question I have to answer multiple times a week. Both of my parents ask once a week or so, and usually some friend's parent asks me at some point in the week. And of course I'm asking myself the same question numerous times a day at this point. I get so frustrated when people ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +31
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    Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

    Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents
    Unlike when you were enrolling in school, the college admissions process is full of twists and turns these days. Students have to meet several different deadlines for various types of applications, from the actual admissions application to the school-specific scholarship form. On top of these deadlines and papers, you have to have an understanding of what exactly colleges are looking for ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider

    My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider
    As a college-bound student, I will admit that preparing for the college process takes more than good grades and activities. While students strive to find a place in the realm of academia, I believe that scholarships are a crucial element. Universally, most people concur that a decent education doesn’t come cheaply. Indeed, knowledge is power, but obtaining that power costs a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    The Flamboyantly Orange Unisuit

    The Flamboyantly Orange Unisuit
    Life can give you moments of various emotions. Personally, I tend to cherish my moments of happiness, inspiration and laughter. These emotions came to me when I first made a soufflé rise, single-handedly mastered a tough calculus problem, or laughed at a horrible movie with my friends. However, I often wince or laugh at my less-flattering moments when I felt sad, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    How Will You Remember College?

    Close your eyes. Picture yourself four years from now, standing in front of friends and family on your graduation day, waiting in line to receive your diploma. As you wait for the line to move forward, you begin to think about the four years you've spent at college, how much you've experienced, and you say to yourself, "My college experience ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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    August Checklist for High School Seniors

    August Checklist for High School Seniors
    Here’s what you can do in August so you can head back to school ahead of the class during the college planning process. You’re about to head back to school – as a SENIOR! You get to rule the school. Finally. Woot, woot! It’s an exciting time and, the more organized you are in your studies and the college admissions process, ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +28
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    How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

    How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress
    It can be difficult for a parent to stand by and watch their student go through the rigors of exams, whether in high school or college. Exams are tough on students – many of whom don’t take care of their bodies with late (or all-night) night cram sessions, unhealthy eating habits, over-doses of caffeine, not to mention extremely high levels of ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +26
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    Who's Really #1?

    Who's Really #1?
    In a move to court foreign students, US News and World Report has just released its first-ever issue of the World’s Best Colleges and Universities. These new rankings, released November 20th and based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America’s Best Colleges rankings, a 25-year-old who’s-who of the country’s top colleges. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Why I Want an English Degree

    Clinging to the narrow railing, I eagerly waited for my turn to mount the remaining steps of the dilapidated book mobile. My seven-year-old eyes scanned the narrow shelves lining the trailer looking for the perfect book to borrow. As I glanced around, my eye was drawn to one particular book. Propped up in the back window and illuminated by a single ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Basics of Transferring from a Community College

    Basics of Transferring from a Community College
    Applying to college for the first time is complicated enough, but the process of transferring from a two-year to a four-year college can be dizzying. With little consistency in transfer policies from school to school, there’s a lot to keep track of when changing colleges. Use the tips below to make a smooth transition. Know When to Transfer Prepare for your ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +34
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