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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 5 months ago | Rated: +15
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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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions

    Keep Calm & Wait for College Admissions Decisions
    Every year, the stress of senior year certainly begins to build during the anxiety attack caused by filling out college applications. But, even worse than the worry most seniors have while filling out the application is the anxious, impatient time afterwards when you wait for admissions decisions to arrive. As college admissions officers work tirelessly to choose the right students for ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    5 Tips to Help You Find the Right College Club

    5 Tips to Help You Find the Right College Club
    For most, college requires a greater amount of coursework than high school, which means less free time and more stress. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the reading, essays, lab work, etc., and to feel that you have little time for the sort of extracurriculars you used to pursue in high school. However, if you can make the time, even ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Help! I Can't Stand My Professor

    Help! I Can't Stand My Professor
    No matter how much you love your major, you’re bound to get a professor whom you don’t care much for at some point within your academic career. Whether it’s their teaching style, way of grading, or assignment load, less-than-great professors happen to all of us. Nevertheless, how do we deal with them in a way that’s both respectful and still keeps ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Afford a Private University

    How to Afford a Private University
    When it comes time to choose a college to attend, many students are completely intimidated by the thought of attending a private university. Private schools have a reputation of being too expensive, as if only those within the upper class are able to attend without going into debt for years. Private schools are expensive, yes, but here is how to debunk ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    8 College Must-Dos

    8 College Must-Dos
    1. Get a credit card. Obtain a credit card, in addition to a debit card. I know that credit lines and monthly payments may sound overwhelming, but consistent and responsible use now will be useful when you enter the "real" world later. For example, I use mine whenever I go to the grocery store so that there's always some activity on ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    High School Course Selection Tips

    High School Course Selection Tips
    Many high schools have just dipped into or ended that one wonderful time of the year when the guidance office resembles a zoo more than it does a student counseling center: the beginning of second semester. Lines of students desperate to switch into or drop out of classes extend out of counselors’ doors, looping around the guidance center filled with cries ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Your Spring Scholarship Search

    Your Spring Scholarship Search
    Returning to school after such a relaxing break can complicate the scholarship search. As a senior with only one semester to go, it is tempting to slack off in spring semester, especially concerning the search for scholarships. Finding and applying for scholarships, however, is not something to put off. It is time to focus, with a few key pointers. Set Goals ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +21
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    College vs. The "Real" World

    College vs. The "Real" World
    Here’s a question to get your brain turning: What happens after college? Honestly, what happens when we graduate? When we are done with exams, finishing internships, and tossing that cap into the clear blue, college is over and the world opens up to us. And, there is a lot of world to explore. So, where do we go? Apply for graduate ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis
    Your senior year of high school, especially the second semester, will almost certainly be one of the most stressful times of your high school career. Grades, scholarships and college applications rush upon you all at once and, once the rush seems to have passed, many times, seniors tend to get an attitude that reflects the fact that they will no longer ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals

    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals
    I am entering the spring semester of my freshman year of college armed with a quiver full of higher-ed wisdom. Having survived fall semester finals, and having learned some of the dos and don’ts of collegiate studying, I am confident in my ability to conquer second semester. Here are four tips for performing your best on this semester’s finals: 1. Determine ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester

    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester
    The End of Applications By mid-January, the majority of colleges and universities stop accepting applications. In effect, you’re done, and you should celebrate. At the same time, you’re not done yet. Second quarter grades will be sent to your colleges, and so keeping up that “A” in calculus is still important. The first half of your year was probably the biggest ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Spring Break Safety Tips

    Spring Break Safety Tips
    I know it’s hard to think about Spring Break when the weather (at least where I am) is freezing, but it’s NEVER too early to plan ahead! This is especially true if you’re traveling with other students. Besides, what better way to beat to beat the slow days of winter than to dream of vacation? Fun is only fun if you’re ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Activities on College Applications Are a Must

    Activities on College Applications Are a Must
    It’s no secret that the competition to get into the most prestigious colleges is at its peak, which goes to say that activities on college apps has never been more necessary. Of course it’s crucial to maintain a high GPA throughout your high school years, as well as for those in community college planning to transfer into a university, nowadays it ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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