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    Waiting on Admissions Decisions

    Waiting on Admissions Decisions
    It can be really difficult waiting for college admission decisions to arrive. A significant part of your future hinges on one “yes” or one “no.” And once those applications are sent out, there is little to do but wait and worry. What is important to remember is that a college rejection isn't really going to determine your future or your happiness. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Working Out Your Workout Plan

    Working Out Your Workout Plan
    It’s quite an easy thing to become lazy in your first semester of college. Nobody is yelling in your ear for you to get up (unless your roommate just cares that much), you can skip class more easily (depending on your professor’s attendance policy), and at any given time, you’re probably no more than 300 feet from an Xbox. A lot ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Getting the Most Out of Federal Aid

    Getting the Most Out of Federal Aid
    If you’re in high school, college, grad school, or even if you’ve done a simple cursory exploration of different ways to fund your higher education, you’re familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—otherwise known as the FAFSA. “Why apply for the FAFSA?” You may ask, “Doesn’t it just tell you how much money your parents can supposedly afford to ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College

    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College
    If you were rich and famous, would you still find value in a college education? These celebrities certainly do! James Franco, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman are among the many celebrities who moonlight as brainiacs – offering beauty and brains. Sometimes, life just isn’t fair. In a star-obsessed society, with hopes in the form of articles like, “stars-they’re-just-like-us,” we rarely actually ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Striking Back Against Senioritis

    Striking Back Against Senioritis
    Senioritis: we’ve all heard of it, but you never really know what it’s like until your senior year. Second semester seems to be the time when it strikes most vindictively, transforming even the most diligent of students into unmotivated clock watchers—college apps are done for the most part, ACT/SAT scores are in, and it really does feel like there is no ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
    I can save you a lot of time and frustration in deciding which of these two major standardized tests to take and when by just saying this: Take them both twice with writing, and don't take them too late. Let me explain that first part, the reasoning behind taking them both. The SAT and ACT are essentially the same test in ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Glee is Going Back to School

    Glee is Going Back to School
    Move over High School Musical. There’s a new singing sensation sweeping through high school halls. Glee is not only rocking on MP3 players but clothing lines as well for the back to school season. Macy’s has recently announced that they are teaming up with Glee to run a clothing line for fellow gleeks. Hoodie sweatshirts and t-shirts are priced from $19.99 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Stages of College Essay Writing

    The Stages of College Essay Writing
    In reality, thousands of other students applying for college will have similar grades, a comparable GPA and extracurriculars, so perhaps the only way to truly individualize your application is your essay. Your grades are most likely not funny, sentimental, quirky, deep or moving, but your essay can be. Moreover, the student with a 4.0 could be the most diligent Game of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Freshman Blog - The first week of college

    The first week of college College isn't so bad. Actually, it's pretty awesome. I've been here for about a week. I honestly thought I would miss home like crazy and cry my eyes out every day. But I don't. Guess I'm too busy having fun and experiencing new things. I'm taking about 15 hours this semester (5 classes) and the course ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Should Friends Become Roommates?

    Should Friends Become Roommates?
    As you prepare to head off to college sometime in the near future, the roommate question might be forefront on your mind. If you’re going to the same school as another close friend, you may be wondering the same thing that I did before I left – should friends become roommates? I believe that, at least for the first year, friends ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate

    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate
    Let’s face it: when you sit down to write that five-page paper on the comparisons and contrasts between the Women’s Rights and Feminist movements, you’re not going to jam it all out within an hour’s time – unless of course you’ve procrastinated to the point that you have just an hour left before the deadline. In that case, stop reading this, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks

    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks
    Just because you have limited funds, doesn't mean you should have to sacrifice your health. Keep in mind that portion control is important (too much of a good thing is possible). These snacks are great on-the-go and students on a budget. Many of these snacks are accessible in college meal programs - or anywhere else, for that matter. Stock up on ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    College Life Versus the "Real" World

    College Life Versus the "Real" World
    When you are in college, your future may seem filled with endless possibilities. Studying subjects that you love, or that you think will lead to a high paying career, gives you a sense of purpose. While in school, you may have a group of friends, professors and classmates who share similar interests with you. Eagerly you wait for graduation day to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Keeping Away the College Anxiety

    Keeping Away the College Anxiety
    This is the time of year that is often most nerve-wracking for high school seniors: on top of all the school stressors that have been fairly consistent over the past three years, we have to consider where we’ll be a year from now. For the majority of us, that place will be on a college campus. Thinking about college, while a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board
    At Fastweb, college rankings are a guilty pleasure. Whether it’s for fun or for research, it can be interesting to predict which schools made each list and find out which actually made it. Here comes another such list: colleges that charge the most for students’ room and board. It likely won’t come as a surprise that the majority of the colleges ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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