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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

    CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience
    The CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is a test that grants college credit to students based on knowledge learned through professional experience, independent study, adult courses or advanced high school courses. The CLEP is recognized by about 2,900 colleges and universities, and is administered by the College Board. The CLEP is comprised of 33 different tests in a variety of subjects, much ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit
    If you are a returning student, a shortage of time and money might prohibit you from enrolling in college full time. However, you can gain college credit for what you already know by taking one of several exams that test your knowledge in a particular subject. While the best known credit-by-examination program is the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), there are three ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume

    A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume
    Unfortunately, brand names count. When employers decide whom to interview, seeing school names they recognize can be a plus. One way to add a better-known name to your resume is to complete a university extension certificate program. Many top colleges, such as Berkeley and Harvard, offer them. Harvard, for example, offers one-year programs in administration/management, public health, museum studies, publishing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Does Your Minor Matter?

    Does Your Minor Matter?
    Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related – and sometimes equally important – question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As with so many career issues you'll face during the college years, there is no straightforward correct answer. Insofar as prospective employers are concerned, it all depends. But one thing is ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +47
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Five Common Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

    Five Common Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)
    A college admissions interview doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. You’ll make the best impression if you’re relaxed. Get comfortable with some typical interview questions before you sit down for a face-to-face with the admissions interviewer and ease your anxiety. Practice what to say to these common interview questions. 1. Why Do You Want to Attend this School? Colleges look ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    20 Rules of the Application Road

    20 Rules of the Application Road
    It's a long and bumpy road. It's a challenging road. It's definitely wide open for you to travel. Getting through the college application process involves a lot of time and effort, but the results can generate a significant investment in you. Use these tips to get moving on the path to college success. Rule #1 Adhere to the NACAC (National Association ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

    10 Rules for All Students Applying to College
    Talk To Your Counselor. Between the books in the counselor’s office, and the knowledge in your counselor’s head, he or she will be a virtual treasure trove of information. Take advantage of the opportunities you have to work with a counselor to make plans for your future. Many counselors know more than any one book or website, and they are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +154
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    Master's Degree or PhD?

    Master's Degree or PhD?
    Graduate school requires a lot of hard work, a lot of time and a lot more money. So it's important to consider these issues when deciding whether or not to pursue a graduate degree, and just what level of degree you want to attain. General Definitions A general master's degree can either be a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Double Majors Do Double Duty

    Double Majors Do Double Duty
    Many college students choose a major simply because it interests them. Others decide on a major that will guide them toward a specific career. But what if you want to do more? Depending on your school, you may have more options than you think. Adding a minor or a double or dual major can enhance your academic experience and give you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +99
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    College Class Online

    College Class Online
    After you research your next car, book a flight and find a scholarship, why not do one more thing online -- earn a degree. Lots of busy people are trying out this new alternative to the traditional college career. All Kinds of Programs The number of online education options has grown tremendously over the past several years. There are schools that ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process

    Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process
    There are a lot of reasons students choose to transfer colleges. Some plan from the start to save money by starting at a community college and finishing at a four-year college. Others are simply not happy with their choice and want to explore other options. Whatever the reason, if you're thinking of transferring, you need to plan ahead to make sure ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Advantages of Attending a Community College

    Advantages of Attending a Community College
    Richard O’Brien wasn’t sure he wanted to attend a community college. “Most of my friends were going straight to four-year schools and there is some negative stigma attached to attending community colleges,” he says. After considering the pros and cons, O’Brien decided to attend Danville Area Community College and then transfer to complete his engineering degree at the University of Illinois. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +103
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    College Tour Secrets

    College Tour Secrets
    College tours provide a great opportunity for you to visit campus and learn more about what a college has to offer. However, tour guides are told to stick with talking points and established routes to pass through the nicest parts of campus. To become an astute prospective student, you’re going to have to investigate off the beaten path. Here are ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Too Late to Intern?

    The job market is tough for recent college graduates. Many grads find it difficult to gain entry into the career of their choice. What can you do to raise your profile? Consider an internship. It's never too late to have an internship in order to gain experience in your field of interest. Many recent (and not-so-recent) college graduates arrange their own ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Q&A: Interviewing for Jobs

    Peter Vogt, MonsterTrak's Career Coach, answers questions about the job interview process. I interviewed on campus with a company last year and was invited for a second on-site interview at the company's HQ a week later. My on-site interviews were not as strong, and I didn't get the job. I called back one of the interviewers and we talked about it. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Five Things to Learn While Flipping Burgers

    Wouldn’t it be great to get a part-time job or paying internship that directly relates to what you want to do with your life? But what if you’re not sure what you want to do with your life yet? What if you have to “settle” for a job at your nearby fast-food joint, department store or supermarket? Then consider yourself lucky. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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