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    Summer Programs for High School Students

    Summer Programs for High School Students
    If you haven’t decided how to spend your summer, you may want to think about the possibility of participating in a summer program. Not only is it an exciting way to spend your summer, but you’ll get to experience life on a college campus, explore new and exciting fields you may want to pursue as for college majors, make friendships with ...
    Published 24 days ago | Rated: +64
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    How to be Helpful During Your Student's Junior Year

    How to be Helpful During Your Student's Junior Year
    1. Start the academic year with a bang! If you don’t know what courses they’re taking this year, you should. If you get excited about learning they will too. Find out what is on their reading lists for English and history. Engage your child in conversations about the material he is studying at the dinner table. 2. Prepare for standardized tests. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    College Prep for High School Juniors

    College Prep for High School Juniors
    The road to college speeds up significantly in your junior year. It's difficult to balance excelling in your classes with maneuvering through college exams, applications and deadlines. Stay on the college admissions track by following these steps. Plan for the Future Grades are important, but so is the difficulty of the courses you take. Instead of the easy "A," choose tougher ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +23
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    How Will College be Different From High School?

    How Will College be Different From High School?
    You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard all the advice about hectic schedules and immense freedom, but there are some things that the experts just can’t tell you. Like how, now that you’re responsible for your own ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Choosing Classes? Learn From My Mistakes

    In early June of this year, as my sophomore year of high school was drawing to a close, I realized several things. First, I was halfway through with high school, and had less than two years to make myself presentable to colleges. Second, I was coming up on my junior year, the hardest and most important year of my high school ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now

    Top 5 Tasks Juniors Need to Do Now
    1. Register for standardized tests NOW Most students wait until the summer after their Junior year to study and cram for the SAT/ACT. As a result, once you get your scores in October, you only have one or two more opportunities to re-take the exams to improve scores. Give yourself more time to improve by taking the tests early in the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors: Staying Focused in February

    Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors: Staying Focused in February
    It’s understandable to get early-onset senioritis come February - after all, it is contagious, isn’t it? But, in all seriousness, the holidays have passed and there’s just one last semester standing between you and that glorious senior year of high school. And, while senior year of high school is likely going to be one of the best of your life, preparing ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +26
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    How to Spend a Productive Summer

    How to Spend a Productive Summer
    At last, summer's almost here! After a school year full of hard work, you can finally put away your books, break out your bikinis, and soak up the sunshine. This is not only what you deserve but in fact what you need: If you have been working to your maximum level during the school year, you owe your body about two ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

    A Junior's Perspective of Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun
    Ok, so I am a junior now. My day starts at 6:30, school starts at 7:30 and ends at 3:00pm. Soccer practice or games start immediately after on Tuesdays and Fridays, then dinner and homework and emails, texting, plus a job on the weekends. It seems like the pressure never stops, particularly at school. Competition is a forever part of high ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Getting Into College with Bad Grades

    Getting Into College with Bad Grades
    Have bad grades? Believe it or not, it’s not always the end-all, be-all in terms of gaining entry into the college of your dreams. Don’t give up! Attempt to combat your admissions struggle by considering these helpful tips: Submit an explanation (in certain cases) - First, consider why your grades were, um, less than stellar. College admissions officers don’t want to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Winter Work for High School Juniors

    Winter Work for High School Juniors
    As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead. Which is why it's important to prepare now so that things will be a little less stressful later. Here's what you should be doing this winter to prepare for your college applications, entrance exams, decisions, senior year and, ultimately, that next exciting step in your ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

    Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?
    Congratulations – you’ve reached Spring Break, meaning you’re nearly halfway through your spring semester. This is the perfect time for students to visit prospective colleges and universities. But, before you hit the road, here are a few tips on how to maximize your campus tour experience. Where do I go? Travel as far as is feasible, and view a wide variety ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +19
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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 18 days ago | Rated: +26
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    Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications

    Get a Head Start on Fall College Applications
    Your junior year is crucial both academically and socially – and while it may not seem like it, college application season is right around the corner. Want to get a head start? Consider the following questions as you delve into your late spring and summer activities. Where Are You Heading? You may have started to narrow down what you intend to ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +18
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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, Fastwebbers! 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 more efficient. [gate] 1. Time Management ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +19
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    September Startup

    September Startup
    Summer is dwindling down and a new semester is on the horizon. So, you're probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? Maybe not, but you should be! Here are some suggestions of what high school students can do to prepare for college this September: [gate] 1. Start the college admissions process. There’s so much to do! Evaluate ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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    America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

    America’s Top 10 Community Colleges
    Community colleges are often forgotten in rankings. But, why? It really doesn't make sense, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges. They’re important, not only to students, but to the economy as well – training and providing education to prepare students for either a four-year school or a bright career path. Bankrate ranked America’s top two-year community colleges ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +26
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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. 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 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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    College Advice Myths

    College Advice Myths
    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 6 months ago | Rated: +28
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    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions

    Juniors: Prepare for Admissions
    Get ahead of the game, juniors! The more you prepare for college admissions now, the easier the process will become. There are a variety of things you can do right now, perhaps even over the holidays, to prepare for the college admissions process. Start thinking about and implementing the following tasks sooner than later: [gate] Make a Game Plan Setting up ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +34