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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 7 days ago | Rated: +32
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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 12 days ago | Rated: +23
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    August Checklist for High School Juniors

    August Checklist for High School Juniors
    You’re about to head back to school – as an upperclassman! It’s an exciting time and, the more organized you are in your studies and the college preparation process, the more you’ll be able to enjoy every moment with your friends. Here’s a checklist for the month of August to help you head back to school ahead of the class in ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +28
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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 12 days ago | Rated: +28
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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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 3 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 3 months ago | Rated: +31
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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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago | Rated: +38
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    How to Have a Productive Gap Year

    How to Have a Productive Gap Year
    It has become increasingly popular for new high school graduates to take a gap year before they begin their college careers. This gap year can be spent in a variety of ways, from interning to traveling the world. A gap year can help you determine what field you would like to study, as well as work in. This, in turn, can ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +17
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    April Checklist for High School Seniors

    April Checklist for High School Seniors
    It can be difficult to stay on track during the lengthy college application and admissions process. Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on your future and think about what you’d like in a college, despite where others would like for you to go. Remember, it’s ultimately your decision and your life! Here's a useful college checklist high school seniors ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +39
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    Gear Up for National Decision Day

    Gear Up for National Decision Day
    May 1st is National Decision Day which means the pressure is on for high school seniors to make final college decisions. That's why we thought it might be helpful to create a list of Fastweb users' all time favorite articles that detail guides on how to make better college decisions. That way, you'll know you're making the best decision possible! Here's ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +45
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    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?

    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?
    Before you submit an Early Decision application to a college or university, you should be 100% certain that you will attend if accepted. With that said, some students still find themselves in the conundrum of needing or wanting to break an Early Decision agreement – perhaps this describes your situation. If so, before you move forward with this decision, learn what ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up

    Choosing Between the Expensive Dream School & the Affordable Back-Up
    When you have your heart set on attending a particular school, it can be hard to set that dream aside. However, there are several factors to consider before committing to a dream school, especially when that school is also expensive. If you face this dilemma, you can use the following tips to help you make the crucial decision between your expensive ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Maintaining Friendships During the College Applications and Admissions Processes

    Maintaining Friendships During the College Applications and Admissions Processes
    It can be difficult, believe it or not, to stay friends when you get into a college and your friend didn't. They feel rejected and you’re excited. How do you feel for them and stay excited for yourself at the same time? Or, perhaps, the inverse has occurred? Maybe you’ve been rejected or wait-listed at your dream school and your bestie ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +34
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    You've Applied. Now What?

    You've Applied. Now What?
    January, February and some of March aren’t just dull months in terms of weather but also in the admissions process. After months of standardized testing, campus visits and arduous applications it feels a bit odd to sit and do nothing. But your applications are in – what can you do?! You can start by filling out the FAFSA. This first “to-do” ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +128
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    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

    What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges
    February and March are tense times within the world of college admissions – for everyone involved – students, parents and admissions officials alike. Potential college students anxiously wait to hear back from their top colleges choices. The students’ angst is rising and parents feel powerless, wanting to end the madness of the waiting game. The colleges work around the clock, reading ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +33
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