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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 3 months ago | Rated: +42
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    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts
    The campus tour – your time for Q&A, to learn everything you have ever wanted to know from an insider that actually attends the college you’re thinking about. Keep in mind that this isn't an interview. They aren't deciding your fate; it’s really for your benefit. The tour is to see if you can actually see yourself living and learning on ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +21
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    September Checklist for High School Juniors & Seniors

    September Checklist for High School Juniors & Seniors
    Summer is over and a new semester has arrived. So, you're probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? Alright, maybe not, but you should be! Here are some suggestions of what high school students can do to prepare for college this September: 1. Start your college search or the college admissions process. There’s so much to do! ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Women's Colleges

    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 a little fewer than 50 women’s colleges across the country, chances are there’s one that’s right for you. Benefits of ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

    What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now
    Your senior year of high school is coming to an end and you may think you’re in the clear regarding the college admissions process. While it is mainly over, you’re not quite finished yet. There are still a few loose ends to tidy up and now is the time to do so. Here is your current “to do” list, starting this ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants

    Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants
    Did you miss the boat on National Decision Day? Don’t worry – you can still attend college this fall! Most institutions require that application submissions by January and that all accepted applicants send in their enrollment deposits by May 1, National Decision Day. However, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, known as the NACAC, there are still plenty ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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    Simplify the Admissions Process

    Simplify the Admissions Process
    The entire college admissions process is daunting – to say the least. What if, instead of getting overwhelmed and anxious, there was a better way? Good news! There is a better way! Here are four steps you can take to ease the stresses of the college admissions process, making your experience much simpler and more efficient. 1. Time Management Recognizing that ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Epiphany at the Bookstore

    Epiphany at the Bookstore
    On one very lazy Sunday afternoon, I went shopping at one of my favorite stores, Barnes and Noble. I could get lost and spend hours looking at random books, CDs, journals and other various accessories in this magnificent store. However, the biography section of the bookstore caught my immediate attention during this shopping trip. On each biography, I saw the pictures ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +69
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    Finding a College That Fits You

    Finding a College That Fits You
    While many students believe there’s a college out there that is absolutely perfectly suited to their needs, the truth is, that’s unlikely. Although it's true that some colleges may be better suited than others, you will likely be happy at several different colleges. As long as you get a wonderful education in the meantime, you likely won’t have many complaints about ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +36
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +30
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    May Checklist for High School Juniors

    May Checklist for High School Juniors
    You're so close you can almost taste the glory of ruling the school. Senior year is just within your grasp. But, before you begin to celebrate, there's still plenty to accomplish. The month of May brings about the ending of the school year which means you've got a lot of loose ends to tidy up. Additionally, you need to begin to ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +43
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    List Harvard on Your Resume Without Being a Genius

    List Harvard on Your Resume Without Being a Genius
    Did you know there is a way to get into Harvard without getting a perfect SAT score or being valedictorian at one of the top high schools in the country? It’s true – Harvard is finally accessible to students of all GPAs and incomes. Through Harvard Extension School, Harvard University provides more than 600 online and on-campus courses in 60 different ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

    July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors
    The summer before your senior year of high school is an imperative time to accomplish tasks so that you’re prepared for the year ahead. In fact, it’s a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process. In order to ensure you’re on the right track, here’s ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +33
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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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