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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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    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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    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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    Finding a College That Fits

    Finding a College That Fits
    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 17 days ago | Rated: +24
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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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    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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    September Startup

    September Startup
    Summer is dwindling down and a new semester is on the horizon. So, you're probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? Maybe not, but you should be! Here are some suggestions of what high school students can do to prepare for college this September: [gate] 1. Start the college admissions process. There’s so much to do! Evaluate ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Surfing the College Website

    Surfing the College Website
    One of the best resources for students thinking about college is the college website (or portal). Here you’ll find the most distinctive and best features of each college – or at least what the college would like you to think are its best features. But no matter. With some skillful surfing, you’ll be able to examine the underbelly of that ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Who's Really #1?

    Who's Really #1?
    In a move to court foreign students, US News and World Report has just released its first-ever issue of the World’s Best Colleges and Universities. These new rankings, released November 20th and based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America’s Best Colleges rankings, a 25-year-old who’s-who of the country’s top colleges. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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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    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, Fastwebbers! 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. [gate] 1. Time Management ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +19
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    College Fair Checklists

    College Fair Checklists
    Check out the below information to find out everything you need to know about the college fair, including: what it is, what to expect and how to prepare for it. Also, feel free to utilize the suggestions below to create your own college fair checklists, ensuring you get all of the information you need before, during and after the college fair. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +26
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    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class
    This December, I'll be graduating from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, with a B.S. in Health Communications with minors in public relations and chemistry. It's been a long road but the reward is in sight. It's such a feeling of accomplishment to know you've succeeded in meeting one of your goals and that you're qualified to enter the field ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    All About Community College

    All About Community College
    At Fastweb, we want you to be educated on every college option out there! That's why we've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding community college, so that you are properly prepared to make the right decision regarding your education. Check out Fastweb's most frequently asked questions regarding community colleges below: [gate] What’s Community College? Community college is ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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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    Senior Year Blog

    Closing Time: You Don't Have to Go Home, but You Can't Stay Here Feb. 17, 2006 Hola, ladies and gents. The good people at FastWeb have informed me that my contract is up! No more blogs from yours truly. Dry your eyes. It'll be okay, I promise. You can still believe in Santa. The past six months have gone by really ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Winter Work for High School Juniors

    Winter Work for High School Juniors
    As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead. Which is why it's important to prepare now so that things will be a little less stressful later. Here's what you should be doing this winter to prepare for your college applications, entrance exams, decisions, senior year and, ultimately, that next exciting step in your ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I
    More than 4,000 choices. Not sure of the price. Everyone telling you what to do. It’s picking a college! It’s amazing that anyone ever picks the right college. Let the PRO - fessors – the folks who know – give their best, insider advice about how to pick. Read on: 1. Never trust anyone over 30. It’s a good idea to ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break
    Thinking about planning a college campus visit road trip? It's a great strategy to utilize your spring break to make smarter, more informed college decisions! Spring break is the perfect time to visit colleges and packing in as many visits as you can - while still having time to see each campus. Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

    Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?
    You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts? You’ll be relieved to learn they don’t – at least not in the usual circumstances. The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed 422 college admissions officers regarding their research of college applicants. Here’s what they found: [gate] Fun fact: fewer than one in ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +23