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    My Divine Comedy: Part II

    My Divine Comedy: Part II
    A few months ago, I compared my actual application process to the “Inferno” of Dante’s Divine Comedy. However, in this phase of my senior year, I now find more parallels with the second canticle of Dante’s work, “Purgatorio.” Dante the Pilgrim now needs to wait and reflect upon his life to achieve perfection. For example, the envious must sew their eyes ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
  • +16

    Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

    Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects
    Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with friends). Right now, though, I am caught in an awkward mix of feeling as though time is going both too slow and too fast. On the one hand, I can't ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +16

    Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

    Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons
    College planning can be stressful for both students and parents. Long before they face the challenge of finding college funding, students face an equally important challenge - the college admissions process. Filling out college applications and waiting to hear from admissions committees can make for a nerve-wracking senior year. But now schools are taking steps to alleviate student stress by instituting ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +17

    Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

    Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?
    You're halfway through your senior year and you've been accepted into the college of your dreams when suddenly everything goes awry. One slight misstep and you begin to wonder: Have I really risked everything I've ever worked for because of one silly mistake? Is this possible or is it an urban legend? Students often wonder: once accepted into a college, is ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
  • +19

    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 6 months ago | Rated: +19
  • +16

    Valuable Visits

    Valuable Visits
    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 8 months ago | Rated: +16
  • +26

    5 Things Students Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

    5 Things Students 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 7 months ago | Rated: +26
  • +29

    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
    Choosing a college is stressful and making sure you make the right decision can often feel like a daunting task. To help out with the process, here are some common mistakes to avoid along the way: [gate] 1. Rushing the process. Finding the right college takes time and effort, not to mention research and an often lengthy application process. Waiting until ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +29
  • +35

    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 5 months ago | Rated: +35
  • +29

    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 5 months ago | Rated: +29
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    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets
    Early decision deadlines are almost within sight. Now, more than ever, is the time that rising juniors and seniors need to take advantage of summer break to visit college campuses. We’ve said that and you’ve probably heard it from your parents, teachers and counselors as well. But what haven’t you heard? When it comes to college admissions, your guidance counselor may ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
  • +23

    The Most Demanding Majors

    The Most Demanding Majors
    How much time do you spend studying? It may depend on your major, according to a recent report. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) released an annual report, “Promoting Student Learning and Institutional Improvement: Lessons from NSSE at 13,” which details how much time students spend studying in comparison to their chosen majors. While we know that all majors require ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America
    Everything comes at a price and education is no exception. While most colleges are costly, these schools really break bank. The following schools are the top ten most expensive in America, according The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Almanac of Higher Education.” 10. University of Chicago Cost: $57,711 Tuition, room/board and other fees cost $57,711 in 2012-2013 at University of Chicago, according ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
  • +44

    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 6 months ago | Rated: +44
  • +23

    Best Scholarships from America's 10 Best Colleges

    Best Scholarships from America's 10 Best Colleges
    How do you classify the college experience? It’s not easy but, apparently, is possible. Keep in mind that experts urge students to take all college rankings with a grain of salt - because not everyone is the same person, so the "best" fit for an individual will naturally differ. It's still fun to see who made the list, though! In addition ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List

    Seize the Moment: A Senior Year Bucket List
    Managing college applications, coursework, extracurricular activities, and outside commitments to your family, friends, and perhaps your employer can lead to a lot of stress. So how can you ensure your senior year is a positive experience? Complete the bucket list below! 1. Decide on the perfect person (or three) to write you a recommendation for university, and ask him or her ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +19
  • +23

    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 12 months ago | Rated: +23
  • +19

    Should You Switch Your Major?

    Should You Switch Your Major?
    Sometimes, when we’re engrossed in whatever it is we’re doing, it’s hard to see the warning signs. In fact, it’s natural to ignore red flags that may be right in front of our faces! Finding a method that allows us to step back and evaluate what’s really happening is the key. It’s not always easy, but everything becomes clearer when broken ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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