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    Personalizing Your College Visit

    Personalizing Your College Visit
    College visits may seem fairly simple. The information is all prepared by the school and all you have to do is show up and listen. Though it may seem this way, you have to put yourself in the place of an applicant, even if you're not a senior, and consider the questions you may have when it actually comes to applying. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation

    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation
    Graduation is a time for celebration, but graduation can also be a time of confusion. Many students leave college without the slightest clue of what to do next. Here are some things that you can do before your graduation date arrives to put you one step ahead. 1. Get familiar with your school's career services office. This office helps you to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Scholarship "Support Groups"

    Scholarship "Support Groups"
    Do you ever get frustrated with the scholarship search? Of course you do, you’re human. You know there are a ton of scholarships out there, but sometimes you need a little support. It’s OK–we've all been there. Scholarship searches don’t have to be a lonely process. Have you ever thought about creating a scholarship club at your school? It may be ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    The Major Challenge

    The Major Challenge
    In hopes to steer undergraduate students towards degrees deemed more “job-friendly”, Florida is proposing that its 12 state universities reduce tuition for select majors. Florida’s Governor Scott, along with Republican lawmakers, began a task-force on higher education that now hopes to freeze tuition rates for students with majors in “strategic areas.” [gate] The “strategic areas” are supposedly based on supply and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    What You Can Do This Second to Ease the College Transition

    What You Can Do This Second to Ease the College Transition
    From the vantage point of a high school desk, college can seem impossibly far off – a different, mythical world. It’s a quickly approaching leap from life at home to life in a college dorm, and in the scramble to prepare oneself academically for collegiate life, it’s easy to overlook the fact that in a few short months, you’ll be living ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College

    Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College
    The close of February also draws Financial Aid Awareness Month to an end. How much have students learned this month? According to a recent survey, How Youth Plan to Fund College, it seems that high school students are more aware than ever about the costs of college and more proactive about saving for college themselves. Survey results revealed that 75% of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Free, Useful Educational Apps

    Free, Useful Educational Apps
    If you want to practice for college entrance exams, there’s an app for that. Brush up on a classic novel? There’s an app for that. If you want to learn how to star gaze like an astronomer, play music like Beethoven or brush up on scientific theory, there are even apps for that. The best part? They’re all free. [gate] Here ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Go to Class and Stay There

    Go to Class and Stay There
    Whether it’s the professor or the subject matter, there are some classes in college that students just don’t want to go to. This, however, is no excuse for not giving your best. With this in mind, I’ll be counting down (and rebutting) the top ten reasons that many students would rather stay home. 10) “I’ll go but…” Going to class doesn’t ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips

    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips
    All around, pencils tap furiously, students chomp nails to nibs and teeth chatter like a parade of woodpeckers. Suddenly, the proctor’s wearily-spoken instructions blur together and the walls seem to close in - right before many high schoolers’ most important test. The SAT room pressure can escalate to unfeasible extents, and sometimes just knowing the material is not enough. Experience in ...
    Published 4 days ago | Rated: +13
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    The Dorm Epidemic

    The Dorm Epidemic
    Along with all the beauty that is fall also comes the beginning of cold and flu season. Coughing, wheezing, and sniffling are beginning to replace the usual silence during lecture. Even with everyone trying their best not to get sick, it is unavoidable and practically an epidemic in the dorms. It seems that when one person on the floor gets sick, ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers

    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers
    Every year, top schools experience the same conundrum: they can’t seem to reach higher achieving, lower income students. [gate] Schools strive to find such students in hopes to increase the diversity on campus and combat the belief that elite colleges only accommodate students from wealthier, more privileged backgrounds. Many schools struggle with need-based aid, where administrators feel pressure from overwhelming financial ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Obama Administration Takes Stand against Sexual Assault

    Obama Administration Takes Stand against Sexual Assault
    Yesterday, on behalf of the Obama administration, Vice President, Joe Biden, and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, not only spoke out against sexual assault on school campuses but also presented a list of guidelines for schools to help prevent further cases, according to CBS News. The Obama administration’s guidelines include the following, taken from NPR: [gate] • Schools must use a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Options from a Business Perspective

    College Options from a Business Perspective
    Within this economy, the smartest students aren't those opting out of school because they fear the looming debt. They’re the students that are prepared with a well thought out college value plan. [gate] What classes can you take online or at a local university to save costs? While it was once traditional to attend one educational institution for four consecutive years, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future

    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future
    As fall quarter draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of my first ten weeks of college. The thing I’m overwhelmingly glad I did was to get involved in student organizations here on campus. At OU, and at most other colleges, there are tons of student organizations to get involved with. I can say from firsthand ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers

    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers
    One of my favorite things about language is that no two people have exactly the same arsenal of diction and syntax from which they can pull and construct their writing and everyday conversations. There are words I do not know but that other people use on a daily basis, and there are words that, to me, have a slightly different connotation ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    What's Your Status?

    What's Your Status?
    You've probably heard by now that social media and your online presence can affect your ability to win colleges scholarships or even get a job after you graduate. This is not just a rumor! With the help and advice of Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized expert on student financial aid and scholarships, here are some guidelines of what professionals are looking ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student

    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student
    College is often one of the best times in a person’s life. It is a time to really pursue goals, dreams, learn, and make new friends. It is also a time to learn valuable financial lessons. Most people are familiar with the image of the broke college student struggling to afford necessities, and schlepping home tons of dirty laundry on the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Application Résumé Sample

    Harry Potter The Cupboard under the Stairs 4 Privet Drive Little Whinging, Surrey [phone number] [email address] EDUCATION: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (graduating in May 20__) [school address] • Top 8% of class • GPA 3.4 • Exceeded Expectations on OWLS • Currently a NEWT student ACTIVITIES: Quidditch team Seeker (1-6)* SPEW member (4-6) • The Society for the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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