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    Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class

    Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class
    Unfortunately, not all high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. However, you can still register for and do well on AP exams even if you don’t have the option of taking an AP course. Here’s how: Take advantage of the College Board website. The official College Board website has excellent resources that can help you prepare for AP tests. These resources ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up

    Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up
    When you have your heart set on attending a particular school, it can be hard to set that dream aside. However, there are several factors to consider before committing to a dream school, especially when that school is also expensive. If you face this dilemma, you can use the following tips to help you make the crucial decision between your expensive ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Your Test Prep To Do List

    Your Test Prep To Do List
    We won’t beat around the bush: standardized tests are intimidating for most students. And, rightfully so - anyone would feel pressured with a test that determines one's future. However, it's important to remember the positive aspects: you have the option to retake the exam as many times as you like and as much time to prep as you need! That being ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +40
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    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

    Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay
    When it comes to writing college admissions essays, the task can be daunting. Strategizing is key and some essay-writing tips can help to do so. Utilize these essay-writing tips to write a winning essay. Don’t Re-purpose Content Colleges can see right through a generic essay, so personalize it based on the school where you’re applying. There’s nothing wrong with having a ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +55
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +34
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    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major
    Since the beginning of school students are told they can grow up to be whatever they wanted to be. While that is still the case, something is changing that is having students give what it is they want to ‘be’ a second thought. High school and college students today are choosing majors based not only on personality and passion but also ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +8
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    Spring 2015 Must-Dos for High School Students

    Spring 2015 Must-Dos for High School Students
    You may have spent more time getting lost in hours of TV dramas and Facebook than appropriate, but spring is just around the corner. With that, it’s time to spring into action in your college and scholarship search. Whether you’re a high school freshman or finishing up your high school career, there’s something you can be doing now to better your ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +28
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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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    Making Plans to Move Majors

    Making Plans to Move Majors
    You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: it’s time to switch your major. According to Monster College, two out of every three students will change their major at least once during their college career. How do you ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +5
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    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

    Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?
    Most people will agree that one of the most frustrating things in life is waiting for an answer. Yes, patience is a virtue, but what about when you’re waiting to hear about your own future and you receive a “maybe?” Many students find themselves in this difficult position after being wait-listed by the college of their choice. You can sit back ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +17
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    March College Checklist for High School Seniors

    March College Checklist for High School Seniors
    As the year begins to wind down and high school graduation starts to appear within your vision, it’s easy to lose sight of the college admissions process within all of the excitement of what’s ahead. That is completely understandable; there is a lot going on – and a lot to be excited about! Seniors, you’re almost to the finish line, but ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    March College Checklist for High School Juniors

    March College Checklist for High School Juniors
    Ready or not, juniors, here it comes! Your college admissions process is gearing up now - more than ever, and it is only going to intensify from here on out. We do not mean to strike fear within you but, rather, deliver a wake-up call: the more you prepare now, the easier things will be down the road. Though we can ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +20
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    You've Applied. Now What?

    You've Applied. Now What?
    January, February and some of March aren’t just dull months in terms of weather but also in the admissions process. After months of standardized testing, campus visits and arduous applications it feels a bit odd to sit and do nothing. But your applications are in – what can you do?! You can start by filling out the FAFSA. This first “to-do” ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +128
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    What to Do When You Make the Wait List

    What to Do When You Make the Wait List
    You finally get that long-awaited letter from your top-choice school and you’re not accepted or rejected. You've been wait-listed. It’s easy to view being placed on the wait list as a rejection but, honestly, it’s not the end of the world. While it’s not easy getting off the wait list, it’s not impossible either! Colleges use wait lists when they've accepted ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +48
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +57
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    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges
    February and March are tense times within the world of college admissions – for everyone involved – students, parents and admissions officials alike. Potential college students anxiously wait to hear back from their top colleges choices. The students’ angst is rising and parents feel powerless, wanting to end the madness of the waiting game. The colleges work around the clock, reading ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +33
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    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now: Staying Focused in Feb. & March

    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now: Staying Focused in Feb. & March
    It’s understandable to get early-onset senioritis come February - after all, it is contagious, isn’t it? But, in all seriousness, the holidays have passed and there’s just one last semester standing between you and that glorious senior year of high school. And, while senior year of high school is likely going to be one of the best of your life, preparing ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +47
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    5 Steps to Take After You Declare Your Major

    5 Steps to Take After You Declare Your Major
    Congratulations! You’ve just declared your major! Now what? Declaring your major is more than just figuring out which classes to take for the rest of the time that you’re in college. It’s the first step toward graduation, starting your career and achieving success throughout your life. With that, you should follow-up your major declaration with these five steps. 1. Find an ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +10
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