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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +16
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    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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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    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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +30
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +31
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    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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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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 almost 2 years 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 9 months ago | Rated: +32
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +45
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    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 over 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 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 10 months 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 10 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Your College Search Checklist

    Your College Search Checklist
    Choosing a college or university is often a matter of exposure, luck and research. Here's what to include in your checklist when considering potential schools during your college search. Size While it is important to determine your ideal campus size, a complete college search should include at least one large school, one moderately sized campus, and one small school. This enables ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +21
  • +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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    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 12 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +42
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    4 Support Services College Applicants Should Use

    4 Support Services College Applicants Should Use
    Applying to college is a stressful experience, and one with a wealth of conflicting information. From the Internet, to official campus seminars, to your next-door neighbor, each source has a unique conception of how the process should proceed. If you become overwhelmed or uncertain during application season, here is where you can seek help. 1. High School Teachers The academic year ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +23
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