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    Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

    Do Your Homework Before You Enroll
    You don't expect to have homework until after you enroll in school. But if you're looking to learn a new trade and boost your standard of living you've got an important assignment to tackle before you step foot in class. There are many vocational and technical schools that train new chefs, automotive technicians, medical assistants, hair stylists, interior designers, electronics technicians, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Quality Versus Costs in College Choice

    Quality Versus Costs in College Choice
    As a student choosing a college to attend, you become a consumer. As you make this important decision in your life, you want to be aware of costs and attentive to your own needs. In order to assure that you will thrive at the college you select, you want to decide on a college with qualities that match your wants, needs ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Collegiate Matchmaker

    The Collegiate Matchmaker
    So many schools! So many choices! Take it step by step to find the right college for you. Step 1: Develop your ideal college profile You can't find your perfect college until you figure out what you want. Start by breaking it down. Make a list of the characteristics you want in a college. Think about: Size: Large schools can offer ...
    Published over 1 year 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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Making Up Your Mind (And Then Changing It)

    We all have talents as humans. Some people can sing. Some people have the ability to walk a tightrope. Some people can knit sweaters. When faced with a decision – pick either this or that – I have the amazing ability to choose both options. It seems that I'm really good at making up my mind and then unmaking it. So ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education

    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education
    While some 98 percent of Hispanic high school students say they'd like to attend college, according to a new study, only 25 percent of Hispanics are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. There are many reasons for the low numbers. But one of the main factors is the responsibilities many Hispanic students say ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    The Future of Affirmative Action

    The Future of Affirmative Action
    With the first black president elected and affirmative action programs now defeated in four states, some are wondering the fate of the programs and how they'll be affected.  The programs, designed to level the playing field for perceived minorities, have been under attack for years, most actively by anti-affirmative-action guru Ward Connerly. In 2003, the Supreme Court affirmed the use of ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Weigh College Rankings

    How to Weigh College Rankings
    If you're like most people, you flip to your prospective school when you see the college ranking editions of U.S. News, The Princeton Review and other publications. We all want to see how our choices measure up. But what do those numbers mean? How big of a role should a college's ranking play when selecting a school? Wealth of Information Want ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +106
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    Are You Ready to Answer the Question?

    Are You Ready to Answer the Question?
    "Where are you applying?" This is a question I have to answer multiple times a week. Both of my parents ask once a week or so, and usually some friend's parent asks me at some point in the week. And of course I'm asking myself the same question numerous times a day at this point. I get so frustrated when people ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time
    Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, working and being a part-time student is the best option for many ambitious employees. Bring the Work World into the Classroom Many graduate programs prefer that students have some work ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    An Equation for Finding the Perfect School

    An Equation for Finding the Perfect School
    I am applying to journalism schools. One part of this pernicious process is taking the Graduate Record Exam. In an attempt to get GREady (Big laughs!), I’ve been diligently reviewing flashcards and steadily working math problem sets. The prep books say studiers should include learned material in daily life, so I’ve incorporated some rather outlandish words here which are, according to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +20
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    The Military College Drill

    Brian Donovan recently graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He made the decision in high school that he wanted to go to a military college. "I wanted to challenge myself," Donovan says. "I didn't want to be just a normal college kid. I wanted to do something different." Every year, thousands of students make the commitment to attend ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    A Dream Deferred? Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College

    A Dream Deferred?  Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College
    Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet — the kind that just keeps flying around and refuses to land. When it comes to my intellectual interests, I can be compulsive and downright obsessive at times. Such was the case several weeks ago when I attended a four-year transfer fair at my community college. After talking with several representatives from the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Senior Year Blog

    Senioritis Oct. 14, 2005 Last week I was stressed out to no end. I had to finish a six page religion essay, an English essay, and a lab report in science. I guess it's my fault that I was so stressed, since I waited until the last second to get everything done. I was in a very bad mood at the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College

    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College
    As I was translating Latin this week, I came across one of my favorite Latin words: cupio. Cupio literally translates to, “I want” or “I desire.” While a myriad of derivatives come from this Latin word, my favorite is Cupid, the infamous deity of love. Most people recognize this deity around Valentine’s Day as the annoying diaper-clad baby who shoots love ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Women's Colleges

    When choosing a college, you want to pick the school that fits you best. Size, location and price are important factors to consider. But many female students are considering an additional option: whether to attend a women's college or university. With about 60 women's colleges across the country, chances are there's one that's right for you. Benefits of Women's Colleges ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Returning Students: Finish Your Undergraduate Degree

    Returning Students: Finish Your Undergraduate Degree
    Life on a college campus is a relatively carefree time for students entering from high school. But there's a more stressful side to campus life for transfer or returning students -- many in the midst of career changes and some with families -- who enter with partial degrees from other schools or completed preliminary work at a community college. Shelly Brown, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    College Fairs

    College Fairs
    When choosing a college, you need all the information you can get. But visiting each campus can be expensive. And who has time research hundreds of Web sites or call each school individually? That's where college fairs come in. "College fairs are a 'one-stop shopping' kind of experience," says Greg Ferguson, director of the National College Fairs program of the National ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12