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    What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process

    What I Wish I Had Been Told About the College Admissions Process
    You might think you don’t have to get serious about college until your senior year of high school. False! Not only do colleges look at your entire high school career when making their decisions; all four years of high school should be focused on preparing for college. Here’s a list of tips pertaining to college preparations that I wish I had ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +21
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    Your Final Exam Prep Guide

    Your Final Exam Prep Guide
    It seems that wherever we go, we’re surrounded by scams. Water bottles cost $5.00 at concerts, while a grocery store 24-pack costs $4.50. Dieting ads claim that one can easily “Lose 20 pounds in 30 days!” — that is, if one just eats half of the serving sizes listed on the company's "low-calorie" freezer meals. Sadly, such scams have even infiltrated ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Professor Office Hours: Do's and Don'ts

    Professor Office Hours: Do's and Don'ts
    You’ve been told you’re as unique as a snowflake since you were a young tike. But, in the eyes of college professors sitting tirelessly in office hours each semester, dealing with students who look alike, act alike and repeat the same shenanigans – you’re just another student. Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Terrible, but true. With the end of the semester nearing, ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +23
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    The 7 Rules of Being a Good Roommate

    The 7 Rules of Being a Good Roommate
    Through hearing the stories of my friends’ roommate problems and through being a roommate myself, I've learned some of the do's and don’ts of roommate-hood. Some roommate rules are just common courtesy (or seem like they should be), but others aren't as obvious until you’ve either experienced the problem or have been labeled as the problem. Below are seven rules to ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +14
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    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates

    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates
    Let's debate: should friends room together in college? This is an issue which can be especially relevant to incoming freshman when they are forced to decide upon a roommate. There are solid arguments to both sides. So, let's analyze the pros and cons of rooming with a buddy. It's up to you to determine which side you agree with most and ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +37
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    Future College Roommates and Facebook

    Future College Roommates and Facebook
    Incoming college freshman, understandably nervous about their future living arrangements, learn their roommate assignments and promptly log on their Facebook accounts to investigate their future roommates. Upon finding information they find favorable or, perhaps even, unfavorable, they began to immediately build friendships or put in for roommate changes, often without even meeting the assigned roommate. Weeding Out via Social Media: Useful ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +42
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    15 Easy Ways Students Can Go Green

    15 Easy Ways Students Can Go Green
    You know what it is to be green but, when you’re in college with a busy schedule, sometimes it seems like a lot of time and effort that you don’t have to devote to becoming Eco-friendly. However, there are small changes you can implement into your daily life that take little to no time or effort and can actually save you ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +34
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    Alcohol Awareness Month: 4 Facts You Need to Know

    Alcohol Awareness Month: 4 Facts You Need to Know
    April marks an entire month devoted to Alcohol Awareness, and though drinking under the age of 21 is technically illegal, it doesn’t mean alcohol use isn’t happening on college campuses. In fact, most students try alcohol for the first time in their lives during college. But students, more than anyone, need to be aware of the risks of alcohol use, especially ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +10
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    What I’ve Learned in College…So Far

    What I’ve Learned in College…So Far
    I have been in college for nearly three years. Now, with just a single semester left to complete, I’ve been thinking about what I would have liked to have known years ago. If you’re a high school junior or senior, you will hear piece after piece of advice in the coming months. Everyone will have some tidbit to chip in—don’t procrastinate, ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +16
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    Signing Up for Senior Year Classes

    Signing Up for Senior Year Classes
    When the time comes to sign up for your senior year classes, the popular approach is to take the easy way out, to take three study halls or a couple of gym classes. However, your senior year is not something to take lightly. As you prepare your schedule for next year, there are a few things to consider. Think About College ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Tips to Prepare for National Decision Day

    Tips to Prepare for National Decision Day
    National Decision Day is a huge milestone for high school seniors across the country. May 1st marks the official day that those who have not made their final college decisions will commit to the college or university of their choice. Whether you’ve made your decision or not, here are some tips to get you prepared for National Decision Day. 1. Have ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +15
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    3 Resources for Your Scholarship Search

    3 Resources for Your Scholarship Search
    When seeking scholarships, three main resources come to mind: your school, your town, and the Internet. Regardless of your experience and faculty with these options, your junior or senior year of high school are good times to start for all three. Next, I’ll break down each option for every student. Your School High schools know that their students are anxious about ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Become a Morning Person

    How to Become a Morning Person
    It’s safe to say that most students aren't morning people. Actually, most people aren't morning people. Don’t worry - you can change! Adapting into a morning people will not only benefit you in your academic life, but in your personal life as well. You will find that you won’t feel as rushed, you’ll feel more prepared and on top of your ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources

    Honoring April's National Volunteer Week: Opportunities & Resources
    This April, National Volunteer Week is observed April 12-18, 2015. But, that doesn't mean that you should limit your service to one week or, even, one month! The week is all about celebrating service and according to Points of Light, "is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +38
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    Prepping for College Over the Summer

    Prepping for College Over the Summer
    The acceptance letter is in your hand, the matriculation fee paid, and the travel route planned. Now you’ve got three months to sit and wait for one of the biggest transitions of your life. So, besides doing a ridiculous amount of furniture shopping, how can you prepare for college over the summer? #1: Think-Ahead Shopping While you’re doing all of that ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    How College Visits Can Help College Decisions

    How College Visits Can Help College Decisions
    You might have become interested in a college by reading about it in a magazine, or online; or maybe you saw some pictures of campus that really peaked your interest. To really get a fulfilling experience of what the school is like though, you’ll need to take a visit. Here are some ways visiting campus can help you decide on your ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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    5 Budget Spring Break Ideas

    5 Budget Spring Break Ideas
    Spring break is a truly iconic college experience, portrayed in movies and in television shows as that no-holds-bar, must-have young people's experience, usually featuring a warm, beach-y destination domestically, like Miami, Florida, or internationally, like Cancún, Mexico. Yet as all college students on a budget know, travel is expensive—from airfare and hotel prices to food and drink budgets. To help combat ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Avoiding a Finals Week Freak-Out

    Avoiding a Finals Week Freak-Out
    There are still several weeks before finals fever sets in, but many students are already feeling the stress. Even though in college most classes are just a semester long, spring finals week always seems a little more chaotic and high-stakes than winter finals week—the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and everyone is pumped up for a long summer. That ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Will Paint for Tuition: Student Gets Creative to Pay for School

    Will Paint for Tuition: Student Gets Creative to Pay for School
    It’s an understatement to say that, for many students, making tuition payments is quite a feat. And, when the going gets tough, it’s easy to quit. Add additional hardships on top of that? It would seem even easier. Not for Noah King Hamilton. Student artist and freshman at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Noah was faced with ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +25
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    Preparing for Admissions Interviews

    Preparing for Admissions Interviews
    The interview is an important part of the admission process. It gives you a chance to show off certain aspects of your application and provide additional information that perhaps was not included when you first applied. This is time to take advantage of, so prepare yourself and be ready for anything the interviewer might ask. Before the Interview Meet with your ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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