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    What is Early Decision/Early Action?

    What is Early Decision/Early Action?
    You've written the college essay, signed the application and sealed the envelope, all before the deadline. Now, you'll spend the next four months wondering if you'll be accepted to the college you love, or if you'll need to rely on your safety school. Fortunately, many schools permit students to apply for "early decision" or "early action." Both options allow students to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +51
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    10 Things You Should Do Before Studying Abroad

    10 Things You Should Do Before Studying Abroad
    Studying abroad can be a fun experience and many students dream of leaving the country, but there’s more to it than getting on an airplane. Here are a few things you should think about before you pack your bags. Visas, passports and other official documentation. Whether you’re studying abroad through a school-sponsored exchange program, or enrolling abroad on your own, you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad

    Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad
    Thinking you might want to study abroad? For some, it’ll prove to be one of the most rewarding, life-enhancing experiences of their college careers. For others -- well, they’ll enjoy the fish and chips, but that’s about all. This week, visiting blogger Sara Dumont, director of the Study Abroad Program at American University, explores the 10 most common misconceptions about ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +39
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    Common College Application Mistakes

    The best mistakes are those you learn from. Below, guidance counselors and admissions counselors from around the country reveal the most common college application errors. Follow Directions A lot of mistakes can be easily avoided by following directions. All college applications may look the same, but read the directions carefully — they can be quite different. Keep a sharp lookout for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Your College Admission Options

    Your College Admission Options
    Did you know there are four types of college admissions options for students? Utilize the following outline of college admissions options to determine which one is right for you by learning more about what each option entails. The four options for college admissions are: 1. Early Decision Early decision should be utilized when you have a top school you’d like to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Find the Perfect Graduate School

    Find the Perfect Graduate School
    Whether you just finished your undergraduate work or have been in the job market for years, pursuing an advanced degree can further your academic and career goals. Your focus of study is more specific than when you entered your undergraduate college, and so will the process of selecting a graduate program. Consider these areas while searching for your perfect graduate program: ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

    Moving Past the College Rejection Letter
    Warren Buffet. Meredith Vieira. Ted Turner. Tom Brokaw. Besides being very successful, these famous business moguls and television personalities have something else in common. They were rejected from their first choice colleges. While you may think your rejection letter is signaling the end of the world, it’s not. Just consider it a speed bump in the admissions process and look forward ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +57
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    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

    Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready
    By now, you’re probably familiar with early decision deadlines in the admissions process. And if you’re not, it’s a pretty simple concept. If you apply early decision to a school by submitting your application before the ED deadline, you are letting that college know that if you are accepted, you are 100% committing to that school. Essentially, the decision is binding ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +34
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    What Are Colleges Looking For?

    What Are Colleges Looking For?
    A rigorous course schedule through high school is important. Good grades are key. High SAT/ACT test scores certainly don't hurt. But what else are colleges looking for in students? Genuine interest in the school Colleges want students who show genuine and well-researched interest in their school. "A student who has gone beyond name recognition and reputation and has decided that the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +63
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    April Checklist for High School Seniors

    April Checklist for High School Seniors
    It can be difficult to stay on track during the lengthy college application and admissions process. Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on your future and think about what you’d like in a college, despite where others would like for you to go. Remember, it’s ultimately your decision and your life! Here's a useful college checklist high school seniors ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +39
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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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    Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose

    Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose
    What should you consider as you make the big decision on where to go? We asked high school and college students what they looked for in a college. Academic Programs "The thing I found most important in selecting a college was the types of programs available for my major. Were they accredited? Was the school known for their program in that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

    Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You
    "What's your major?" No question causes college students so much angst. But this doesn't have to be the case. Take the right steps to select the major that fits your goals. Take Your Time—But Start Now "The first piece of advice I'd give any undecided student is to relax, " says Mary Schilling, director of Career Services at the College of ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

    Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!
    Freshmen are like snowflakes. They all look the same, but each one of them is unique. They come to college with their unique dreams and fears, goals and ambitions, fears and anxieties. One size does not fit all, although many universities are now providing customized advising and helping freshmen transition through freshmen initiatives and programs. Here are a few tips: 1. ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

    Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?
    Will a business degree get me a job? And if so, what types of business degrees should I look into? Answer: No degree will get you a job all by itself. It will most certainly HELP you get a job; it just won't GUARANTEE you a job. If you're already in college -- or you soon will be -- this is ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +38
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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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    Hispanic Friendly Colleges

    Hispanic Friendly Colleges
    Academics, living arrangements, and costs may be at the top of your list of factors in choosing the right school, but experts say you should pay attention to one more thing: a school’s efforts to welcome students of your heritage. "It is crucial for a college-bound student to select an institution that reflects his or her values, cultural heritage, and aspirations ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Undecided is Not a Major

    Undecided is Not a Major
    Ready to head off to college? Ready to be independent? Looking for some fun: football games, meeting new friends, parties, maybe pledging, certainly dating? It’s going to be exciting, challenging and mind expanding. Oh, and by the way, have you decided in what you are going to major? Any idea what courses you want to take; where they will lead; what ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -32
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    College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

    College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now
    You’ve finally decided on a college and have officially accepted your long-awaited admissions offer. It’s an exciting time, filled with anticipation over what’s to come once fall rolls around. Though you may feel like the college admissions process is over, there are still important fall preparations you need to make. The following are important decisions college-bound seniors need to make now ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +32
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    How to Spend a Productive Summer

    How to Spend a Productive Summer
    At last, summer's almost here! After a school year full of hard work, you can finally put away your books, break out your bikinis, and soak up the sunshine. This is not only what you deserve but in fact what you need: If you have been working to your maximum level during the school year, you owe your body about two ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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