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    The Alumni Interview: What Is It & How Do I Prepare?

    The Alumni Interview: What Is It & How Do I Prepare?
    Would you like to know what it’s like to attend your dream college before applying? It turns out you can, by chatting about the topic with someone who has already completed a degree there. The alumni interview, required by some colleges and offered optionally by others, connects high school seniors with local alumni in one-on-one meetings. These interviews are casual conversations ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +6
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    Choosing a College: Which Numbers Matter?

    Choosing a College: Which Numbers Matter?
    Deciding where to apply to college can be a tedious task. Besides academics, you’ll have to consider a college’s location, recreational offerings, and overall feel, among other factors. There may not be a formula for choosing the “right” college. But, it turns out you can use numbers to help shape your college choice in the form of so-called college statistics, a ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +7
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    Have You Considered These Work Colleges?

    Have You Considered These Work Colleges?
    If the thought of paying astronomical prices for a college education has you a little worried about your financial situation, you’re not alone. But, instead of going into debt, perhaps you should consider one of the nation’s work colleges. What exactly is a work college, anyway? It's a school that provides a work program in addition to an academic program, often ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +26
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    Hiring Managers Release Top 10 Colleges List

    Hiring Managers Release Top 10 Colleges List
    Most “best colleges” lists are based on factors like students’ SAT scores, campus life offerings and successful student outcomes. While those lists are helpful to students choosing a college, they don’t really capture the biggest picture. The point of attending college is – gaining knowledge, of course – but in realistic terms, to get a job after graduation. And a good ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +8
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    September College Prep Checklist for High School Seniors

    September College Prep Checklist for High School Seniors
    Summer is over and a new semester has arrived. So, you're probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? This is the year you’ll finally be graduating. You’ll be applying to colleges and, soon enough, heading off to college. This is the big leagues, folks. There’s so much to do! But we know you can handle it. Remember, ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +12
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    September College Prep Checklist for Parents

    September College Prep Checklist for Parents
    Summer is over and a new semester has arrived. So, you're probably wondering: What should my student be doing to prepare for college? Here are some suggestions of what you can do to help your high school student prepare for college this September: 1. Start the college search or the college admissions process. There’s so much to do! But we know ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +33
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    Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

    Fall Must-Dos for High School Students
    The start of the school year provides a clean slate – so brush off last year if it wasn’t so stellar or build off of it if it was particularly spectacular. Either way, you’ve got a few things to get done – so get started now! High School Freshmen As you walk through the doors of your new high school, the ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +39
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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 15 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Top 10 Fall College Campuses

    Top 10 Fall College Campuses
    There’s a saying that if you visit a campus in the fall, you’re sure to “fall for it.” While that may be true, the chance that you might sell your soul to a school too early shouldn’t keep you from visiting college campuses. In fact, the fall semester is the best time to visit, whether you’re a junior or senior in ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +35
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    College Choice Questions

    College Choice Questions
    Eureka! The perfect college – but is it too good to be true? Maybe it’s the pessimist in you, but you want answers and you want them NOW. Some are harder to find than others, especially in those oh-so-impressively-glossy brochures. So, where can you get the answers? Contacting the school and asking the right questions in the right way will give ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +82
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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 21 days ago | Rated: +36
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    Finding a College That Suits Your Personality

    Finding a College That Suits Your Personality
    What makes a great college experience? For starters, every student is unique. What makes a “great” college experience for one person may not necessarily work for another. That being said, there are factors that the majority of students have in common. For instance, most students would like to attend a school that offers a great education, has a good reputation that ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +25
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    College Planning for Rising Seniors

    College Planning for Rising Seniors
    As a rising senior, it's important to remember that the sooner you begin mapping out your own individualized plan for the college admissions process, the further ahead of the game you'll be and on your way to a successful college career. Yes, it is a daunting process that can take a lot of time and effort, but the earlier you put ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    August Checklist for High School Seniors

    August Checklist for High School Seniors
    Here’s what you can do in August so you can head back to school ahead of the class during the college planning process. You’re about to head back to school – as a SENIOR! You get to rule the school. Finally. Woot, woot! It’s an exciting time and, the more organized you are in your studies and the college admissions process, ...
    Published about 1 month 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 much more efficient. 1. Time Management Recognizing ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    Gay Marriage Ruling: What Does It Mean for Christian Colleges?

    Gay Marriage Ruling: What Does It Mean for Christian Colleges?
    As most of the country celebrates the Supreme Court’s ruling last week to legalize gay marriage, others are worried that it may have a negative impact on how they choose to educate, employ and essentially run their “business” of higher learning. Christian colleges are worried about the implications of the decision – will they be forced to recognize gay relationships on ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +8
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    10 Completely False College Myths

    10 Completely False College Myths
    Whether you believe them or not, these myths are always lurking around the corners of college discussions. Academically-focused or regarding the college experience, these falsehoods detract students from great opportunities every day. It’s time to stop the lies and start getting real. We’d like to put some of these rumors to rest so that you can sleep soundly in knowing the ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +39
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    Pursue Your Passion: 8 Weird Schools

    Pursue Your Passion: 8 Weird Schools
    School doesn’t have to be all books, study and exams. In fact, there are a variety of schools out there for people with special interests, hobbies or for those just looking to have a little fun. While these schools may not make for a lucrative career, unless you plan to be a professional elf or mermaid, they’re educational nonetheless. Take a ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +10
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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. In fact, fewer than one in three admissions officers say they check applicant’s social media posts and/or Google them when evaluating their applications, according to a Kaplan ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Colleges for Animal Lovers

    Colleges for Animal Lovers
    When August and September roll around, it’s just as difficult to say goodbye to your furry friends as it is Mom and Dad. Unfortunately, the majority of college campuses don’t permit students to house pets in on-campus housing, but some colleges across the country are breaking the mold and merging pet life with student life. After all, pets are known to ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +36
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