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    Are You a Helicopter Parent?

    Are You a Helicopter Parent?
    Do you hover over your kids with anxious anticipation of fulfilling an unmet need? Your intentions may be honorable, but the behavior may earn you an unwanted moniker – helicopter parent. Helicopter parents are obsessed with their children and become over-involved in their lives. They overstep their bounds, cross the line and downright break the sound barrier of acceptable parental participation. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun

    Parents' Perspective to: Too Much Going on and Not Enough Fun
    We realize it is tough being a teenager today. Far tougher than when we were that age. We didn’t have the same pressures, decisions or competition. So what are we, as parents to do? We can’t live their lives or make their decisions. It is their time now and we have to step back and allow them to experience and work ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 9 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 9 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

    Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition
    There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive! Thankfully, a little research goes a long way and, with a lot of help from the internet, you can find information on college affordability, financial aid and, even which colleges offer the best bang for your buck. College is so expensive that gaining the benefit of in-state ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters

    Scores and Scholarships: Why the PSAT Matters
    Why should you prepare for the PSAT? The primary reasons are simple – to potentially gain scholarships and to definitely gain practice. One of the single most compelling reasons to take the PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship. If you meet or exceed a certain score threshold, which varies from state to state, you will become eligible for National Merit Program ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Gifts for the Graduate

    Gifts for the Graduate
    The time has come – your baby is graduating and headed off to college! We know you want to celebrate in style, which is why we've scoured the web for everything you need to give your grad the most thoughtful and useful gifts around. Your grad will simply adore going off to college, prepared with the best - although, when in ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +28
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    How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

    How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress
    It can be difficult for a parent to stand by and watch their student go through the rigors of exams, whether in high school or college. Exams are tough on students – many of whom don’t take care of their bodies with late (or all-night) night cram sessions, unhealthy eating habits, over-doses of caffeine, not to mention extremely high levels of ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +26
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    SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes

    SAT Essay Becoming Optional, Among Other Changes
    The College Board will overhaul the SAT, making drastic changes. These changes will likely be embraced by high school students everywhere as they include making the essay portion optional, the elimination of ambiguous wording throughout the exam and the termination of point deductions for incorrect answers. The changes will take effect in 2016 – a year that many students will undoubtedly ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +25
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    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 6 months ago | Rated: +26
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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 5 months 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 5 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Help Your Student with Summer Plans

    Help Your Student with Summer Plans
    As a parent, you likely want to encourage your student to get the most out of their time, experiences and, of course, work towards success. If you student doesn’t have a summer plan yet – or, perhaps if their summer plan is loafing around by the pool, then you may want to help them get their summer priorities on track. Here ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +27
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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: +29
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    5 Rewards of AP Courses

    5 Rewards of AP Courses
    If you’re debating on taking an AP course, that stands for “Advanced Placement,” your senior year, it’s helpful to learn a little bit more about why it’s encouraged. Yes, it is difficult and a lot of work. Yes, you do have to sign up for and take an advanced placement exam. Both of these factor in as to whether or not ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +20
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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! 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. 1. Time Management Recognizing that ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +29
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +26
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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 12 days ago | Rated: +17
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +39
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