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    Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You

    Time to Advance: What AP Can Do For You
    They can take you to the heights of the scientific revolution in Europe and the depths of slavery in America. You may choose to examine regression analyses and derivatives. You may learn the intricate differences between the subjunctive and future perfect tenses. But that's not why most people take Advanced Placement (AP)* courses, and although I'd like to say I'm just ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident

    Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident
    I often get asked why I chose Dartmouth. In my mind, there are too many reasons to name. I guess I should start with senior year and the exciting, stress-free college application process. I had gone through high school with the dream/delusion that I would go to Harvard. I had been the classic overachiever in high school, taking part in everything ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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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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    Dollars and Decisions: Choose a College Based on Financial Aid

    Dollars and Decisions: Choose a College Based on Financial Aid
    My dad and my uncle were born and raised in Los Angeles and spent their whole childhoods rooting for UCLA in sports and thus treating the University of Southern California as their mortal enemy. When it came time for my uncle (who was the older sibling) to go to college, he applied and got into both schools, but USC offered ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Registering for the GRE 2011 - 2012

    Registering for the GRE 2011 - 2012
    Graduate Record Examination or GRE is a standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools. Amongst individual schools, the importance of a GRE score can range from being an important admissions factor to being a mere formality. The exam consists of four sections. The first section is a writing section, while the other three are multiple-choice. One of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

    Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?
    When I was little, my parents would never allow me to make decisions. At restaurants, I had to eat the vegetable medley instead of those delectable french fries. When we went shopping, we had to buy life’s necessities instead of going to the toy store. At the movie theater, I couldn’t see those PG-13 movies which looked so cool. Eventually, I ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Shrugging at the Fallen Hurdles

    Shrugging at the Fallen Hurdles
    At seven in the morning, I stared at my computer wide-eyed. Instead of semi-consciously scrambling around to get to school, I sat at my messy desk and awaited judgment. As my computer warmed up at a glacial pace, I indulged one of my nastier habits of nail biting. On this Thursday morning, I received my SAT scores. My performance on this ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    The Difference in Degrees

    The Difference in Degrees
    Do you know the difference between an AA, BA, BS, BFA or MFA? You should – especially if one is going to have your name on it in the near future! Distinguishing the different degrees can easily become alphabet soup, unless you understand what each really means. It’s easy to confuse bachelor’s degrees with one another, since the variations are comprised ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    10 Questions to Ask Before Accepting an Offer

    10 Questions to Ask Before Accepting an Offer
    The college you’re considering offers your major, a variety of extracurricular activities and the ideal social mix. You’ve done your research and checked out the school’s location, class size, teacher/student ratio and dozens of other factors. You’re ready to accept their offer to attend. However, before you mail the deposit, make sure you ask some questions that are frequently overlooked in ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

    Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges
    So many colleges, so hard to find the best fit. Most students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. Here are some tips from Dr. Kat to help narrow your focus. *1. Make sure the list is balanced*. Have a conversation with your high school college counselor to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +33
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    Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    When researching colleges, you need to choose the institution that fits your needs. Size, location and price are important. But Hispanic students also have the option of attending a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) - a school with an enrollment of full-time students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. In addition, at least half of the Hispanic students must be low-income individuals. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Colleges Freeze Tuition Rates for 2013-14 School Year

    Colleges Freeze Tuition Rates for 2013-14 School Year
    It seems as though all that’s ever reported is the rising cost of college tuition rates. While there is truth to that claim, many colleges are working towards making college more affordable or, at the very least, stopping rates from becoming even less affordable for students. Critics of tuition cuts or freezes question whether or not the quality of education will ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

    College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!
    There are so many facets to consider when it comes to choosing a college. Often times, it’s difficult to know who is truly helpful and who is just talking when asking for advice. Then, you keep hearing all this talk about going to the “best” schools – what does that even mean? Best price? Best graduates? Do you even know what ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +39
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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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    To Supplement or Not to Supplement

    To Supplement or Not to Supplement
    You’ve put the finishing touches on your essays and resumes and you’ve sent your transcripts and test scores. So you think the application process is over, right? Maybe not. Should you send additional materials (e.g. essays, letters of recommendation, photographs, etc.) to make your admissions folder heavier? In most cases, this will work to your disadvantage. As some say in admissions, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +58
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    Valuable Visits

    Valuable Visits
    Let's be honest, most college tours are standardized. The tour guides, though students, are most likely employed by the admissions department at the college and therefore are given instructions on what to do and say on the tours. While the information on tours is helpful, there is so much more to know about a school, especially if you’re seriously thinking about ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    When picking out a college, you need to choose the institution that's best for you. Size, location and price are important. But for many black students graduating from high school today, an even greater consideration is whether or not to attend a historically black college or university. Check out the pros and cons to decide if one of these schools ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Myths about Studying Abroad

    Myths about Studying Abroad
    Although the number of students going abroad is growing every year, many pass up the opportunity because of misconceptions about the programs. Learn the facts and don't miss out! Myth #1—"Studying abroad is expensive." Studying abroad doesn't have to cost much more than a semester at home. Sponsor universities frequently charge the same tuition for their abroad programs as they charge ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    What to Do If Your Satisfactory Academic Performance Drops

    What to Do If Your Satisfactory Academic Performance Drops
    You’ve worked hard. You have applied to colleges, many of which you have been accepted to. However, something went wrong senior year. The truth is, not everything is perfect. Not everyone can be “on” all the time and, perhaps, you could have made some choices that were better. Maybe you even had to deal with something serious or traumatic in your ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +33
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