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    Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country

    Top 10 Happiest Colleges in the Country
    What contributes to a student’s happiness at school? Great academic offerings, a variety of extracurricular activities or the other students? It’s hard to gauge exactly what makes college students “happy,” but one way of determining that is to look at the freshmen retention rate, meaning how many freshmen return to that particular campus the following year. The Daily Beast put together ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

    Make Your Campus Visit Valuable
    Let's be honest, most college tours are standardized. The tour guides, though students, are most likely employed by the admissions department at the college and therefore are given instructions on what to do and say on the tours. While the information on tours is helpful, there is so much more to know about a school, especially if you’re seriously thinking about ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition

    Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition
    Students often want to attend colleges outside of their home state, however, with astronomical tuition costs, give up the idea and settle on a slightly less expensive in-state option. In fact, according to a study by the College Board, the average tuition cost for undergraduates to attend a four-year public college for the 2014-2015 academic year was $22,958 - about two ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +43
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    May Checklist for Parents

    May Checklist for Parents
    As a parent, you may feel helpless throughout the college application, admissions and college transition processes. The good news is that you no longer have to feel that way! There are things parents can do to help high schoolers and soon-to-be-college students prepare for their next phase in life. After all, they will always need you – whether they express it ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +31
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    Developing Your College List

    Developing Your College List
    Teachers, counselors, and advisers constantly stress the importance of SAT’s, ACT’s, a high GPA, community service, all to guarantee you a spot into your dream college and they often forget to talk about the most important part ‒ how to discover which college is right for you. Deciding on what college you want to attend is a serious decision and a ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College
    Academics are important, but they aren't everything. There are plenty of other factors you need to consider in choosing a college, too. Make sure you consider all aspects, using this list as a helpful guideline. Ask yourself about the following ten aspects, along with relevant questions, when making that college decision to ensure you’re choosing the best college fit: 1. Intensity ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +42
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    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break
    Going into your senior year can be stressful, but it becomes a whole lot easier if you’re prepared for the road ahead. Preparing will make your senior year much more enjoyable and decrease the work you’ll need to do in addition to your schoolwork, stopping you from getting overwhelmed. Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +38
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    5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

    5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On
    Making a college choice is a big deal – not that you don’t know that already. Nobody can give you the right or wrong answers; it’s up to you to make the final decision, after loads of research and deliberation. What others can do however, is suggest what you should consider in making your college decision. You've likely found that people ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +37
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year

    Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year
    Senior year is one of the most exciting and stressful times in high school. If you are getting ready to manage college applications, participate in extracurricular activities, and register for university-level courses, you may know this feeling well. So now what? Follow this college prep timeline for a successful senior year. September: Plan Wisely for Application Season To avoid admissions stress ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +35
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    April Checklist for High School Juniors

    April Checklist for High School Juniors
    Juniors, it’s time to begin organizing and getting ready for the lengthy college application and admissions process. Your senior year of high school is just around the corner and things will become chaotic quite quickly come fall, so the more prepared you are for it, the more ahead you’ll be. For starters, check out the list of what you should be ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +46
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    3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College

    3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College
    It's about to be May 1, National Decision Day which means that the next four or five years of your life needs to be figured out sooner than later. At this point, you probably have a lot of questions tumbling around your head, along with calculus equations, scholarship essay answers and graduation plans. Where will you attend? What will you major ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +45
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +28
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Top 10 Diverse Colleges in the Country

    Top 10 Diverse Colleges in the Country
    On a college campus, lessons aren’t just learned within the classroom. They occur in the library, student meetings and cafeteria as students from various backgrounds engage with one another and challenge each other through their past experiences and current opinions. When it comes to searching for the perfect college, diversity may not be a requirement at the top of your list, ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +10
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    4 Things You Can Learn From Winter Campus Tours

    4 Things You Can Learn From Winter Campus Tours
    The beginning of the school year can often feel rushed and stressful. The start of classes, the pressure to complete college applications, and the commitment to extracurriculars leaves little time for other activities. But the beginning of the spring semester, and the rejuvenation that comes from relaxing during winter break, can provide ample opportunity to take advantage of one undervalued pastime ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Tuition Discount Secrets Revealed!

    Tuition Discount Secrets Revealed!
    When it comes to college, cost is a key factor for most students. As a result, many students only consider in-state colleges, since in-state tuition, on average, can cost $10,000 less than out-of-state tuition! But, did you know it’s possible to pay in-state tuition, even if you’re an out-of state student? There are all sorts of exceptions and programs offered so ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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