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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 8 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 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 has ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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    June Checklist for Parents

    June Checklist for Parents
    It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer! If it’s not yet, it will be very soon. Now that your student is moving up, whether it is from one grade to the next or, even from high school to college the rest of the summer is going to be an exciting time and will really affect how ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Making a Long-Term Study Plan for the ACT/SAT

    Making a Long-Term Study Plan for the ACT/SAT
    A successful long-term study plan cannot be designed by anyone but you. It is your individual learning style and level of motivation that will assist you in determining the best schedule for your goals and needs. With that in mind, here is a general timeline that you can build upon and alter as needed. One Year Before the Exam Use this ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +20
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    Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?

    Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?
    Q: How many schools should my junior apply to? Is there really such thing as a “safety” school? What does that mean? A: Trying to decide how many and which colleges to apply to can be one of the most challenging aspects of the admissions process. Fortunately, by beginning this process in the junior year, your son or daughter has more ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

    Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break
    Thinking about planning a college campus visit road trip? It's a great strategy to utilize your spring break to make smarter, more informed college decisions! Spring break is the perfect time to visit colleges and packing in as many visits as you can - while still having time to see each campus. Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

    Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer
    “If there’s one mistake my students make [when choosing a college], it’s not listening to their parents,” says Bruce Hammond, director of college counseling at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, N.M., contributing editor to the The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2006 and author of Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges. Parents can often balance the excitement students ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Parents: Helping with the College Process - and Maintaining Your Sanity

    Parents: Helping with the College Process - and Maintaining Your Sanity
    Not to oversimplify the matter, but PEACE is the process during which your child starts the college search and application process. While one may take this aptly-named acronym literally, we have a few more tips that should serve as a guide while navigating your son or daughter through today’s tricky college admissions process. *P for Participate:* Be involved in your child’s ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

    College Essay Editing Tips for Parents
    Yep, you’ve got a brilliant student on your hands – nobody knows it more than you. But, no matter how sharp your student, it’s likely that he or she is going to have a little trouble coming up with the perfect college admissions essay. Don’t worry! It’s completely normal – after all, that’s a lot of pressure on someone faced with ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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    The Legacy Factor in College Applications

    The Legacy Factor in College Applications
    As I relax during my deeply cherished winter break, I watched one of my favorite films, Gladiator. Not only do I love the film for its superb action sequences, but I also find the semi-accurate story of a power struggle quite compelling. At the beginning of the film, Emperor Marcus Aurelius chooses between a courageous general and his son, the legacy ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

    Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process
    When Nancy Rodriguez began planning for college, she quickly noticed that her parents’ involvement in the process was limited. “They just knew about where I wanted to go,” says Rodriguez, a senior at the University of Southern California who grew up in Los Angeles’s inner-city community of Southgate. With two parents who worked constantly and viewed education differently than other parents ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids

    Ten Tips for Parents of College Kids
    Each year more than 17 million students enroll in college -- 5 million for the first time. For many, the difference between success and failure depends on what their parents do -- and don’t do. Here are our ten best tips for parents of new, and returning, college students (and if your kid isn’t yet in college, here’s a glimpse ahead ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    What to Keep in Mind While You're Keeping in Touch

    What to Keep in Mind While You're Keeping in Touch
    You may be dropping your child off for college in a few weeks but you’ll by no means drop them from your life. Knowing what’s happening in your son or daughter’s life at school is more important than ever. They’re meeting new friends, taking on different interests, and challenging themselves in a unique academic setting. To combat these big changes, they ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +14
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    How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process

    How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process
    Question: What part should my parents play in my college application? Parental involvement in the college admissions process varies from family to family, and is sometimes a point of conflict. At the very least, your parents will have to fill out financial aid forms so that your application process can be completed. Parents can perform other valuable tasks for your application ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    What's My Role on Moving Day?

    What's My Role on Moving Day?
    As a parent, you have just as many mixed feelings as your son or daughter on move-in day. This either results in a lot of tears or an argument that brings moving day traffic to a standstill in the center of the college quad. To prevent this emotional crash or clash, it’s best to prepare yourself and play your part on ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +13
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