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    Classroom on Demand

    Classroom on Demand
    Wearing pajamas to school is a definite plus. So is being able to get up for any reason, leave the classroom for an indefinite period of time, and come back to my desk whenever I please. Whether it’s in the wee small hours of the morning, the middle of the afternoon, or late into the evening, my English Composition class is ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Why Did I Stay Home?

    Why Did I Stay Home?
    Many colleges offer study abroad programs and many students are able to take advantage of them. Unfortunately, I wasn't one of them. At the time, shelling out $2,000 for program fees and another $4,000 for credit costs didn't seem too appealing. I did manage to go to London with a friend on spring break last year, and the overall cost of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Community Colleges: A Nurturing Environment for the Nontraditional Student

    Community Colleges: A Nurturing Environment for the Nontraditional Student
    The massive, concrete block building looms frigidly over a flat expanse of green lawn. It’s a far cry from the red-tiled roofs and ivy-covered walls of University of Colorado Boulder. There are no breathtaking views of the nearby Flat Irons here. Instead, wedged between commuter traffic on Santa Fe Avenue and quaint, old-town Littleton, rests my new scholastic home – Arapahoe ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Course Selection: Myths and Realities

    Course Selection: Myths and Realities
    When I pictured college, I thought of hardcover textbooks, highlighters, gallons of coffee and living in the library. In my undergraduate years, I personally have yet to experience this. (But for the record, my friend in law school experiences all of the above!) I pictured college being so academically driven, I would be spending time with nothing other than class material. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Maximizing Your College Admissions Application

    College admissions offices are busy places. Think about an admissions office receiving 5,000 to 10,000 or more applications. That is a lot of reading. What will make your application stand out? How colleges decide Before we address that question, let’s look at the process in general. I don’t believe any two admissions offices do everything alike, but there are similarities. Most ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    FastWeb Student Tips: Admissions

    We asked FastWeb users to share their advice on college admissions, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Keep your options open and don't plan your whole life around one college. It will make it a lot easier if you don't get accepted. And if you don't get accepted, your world isn't over. There will be other colleges for ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

    The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations
    Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do when asking for a recommendation. DO begin early. Most recommenders need at least two weeks, to write recommendations, maybe ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Behind the Rankings

    U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review. The sheer number of college rating systems published around this time of year can be downright dizzying. Some rankings rate doctoral programs. Others focus more on careers. Some take a look at do-good colleges. Others focus more on faculty. Some shine a spotlight on academic programs ... and so on. What’s a curious, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    GRE Strategy: Overview

    After the SAT you may have uttered, "Glad I never have to go through THAT again!" But if you plan to attend graduate school, you'll experience much of that same test-taking anxiety again. Most graduate school programs require a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score. And just like when you applied to college the first time around, scoring well on this test ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -6
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Extreme College Weekend

    Hello there, my fellow noblemen and magistrates. Another action packed blog update. Get the popcorn ready and tuck your younger brothers and sisters in. This entry is rated X…for XTREME! That's right. It's so extreme that it doesn't need the 'e' in extreme. On Saturday, my grandma and I went down to St. Joe's University in Philly for their open house. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Trapped in the College: Electric Boogalo

    I was on a four-day college extravaganza recently and got to look at some fine colleges. Last week I gave Shippensburg a 9/10, which is a very good rating. After we left Shippensburg, we headed west to Edensburg, Pa., which is in the proximity of St. Francis University. We got to the hotel and relaxed while watching TV or reading. We ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

    It's December. All remnants of turkey and stuffing have been expunged from the fridge. The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dipping lower. Wal-Mart is drenched in red, white and pine needle green. Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" is being piped endlessly through every department store PA system on this side of the Rio Grande. But those familiar Christmas jingles mean ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    College Planning for High School Seniors

    College Planning for High School Seniors
    It's your final year of high school, which is not only the time to celebrate your achievements but bulk up your resume and course schedule to show colleges and universities that you're a worthy candidate. Senior year is easily the most overwhelming for high school students but staying organized will guarantee a solid finish, a good chance at your top choice ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +46
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    College Planning for High School Freshmen

    College Planning for High School Freshmen
    You just started high school, is it really time to begin planning for college? The answer is "yes" and "no." While you should focus on having fun and making good grades for the sake of your high school career, you should also keep in mind that everything you do in high school will be examined during the college admissions process. Follow ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    How Will College be Different From High School?

    How Will College be Different From High School?
    You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard all the advice about hectic schedules and immense freedom, but there are some things that the experts just can’t tell you. Like how, now that you’re responsible for your own ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Drop In On a College During Vacation

    Drop In On a College During Vacation
    Key West. Myrtle Beach. Yosemite National Park. A college admissions office. Maybe that last one isn't a top vacation destination but it's worth a visit. Just as you wouldn't waste precious vacation minutes sitting in a hotel room figuring out what attractions are in the area, some planning before you head for campus will help you maximize your visit. Pick Up ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Latino Students: 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

    Latino Students: 10 Reasons to Study Abroad
    Hispanic cultures have always had a major influence on shaping the United States, especially with increased immigration from Latin America in recent decades. Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity for you to showcase the great diversity that makes up the United States. Here are 10 reasons why you should study abroad: See the world and broaden your experience There are so ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 7 years ago | Rated: -2