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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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    From Intern to Employee

    From Intern to Employee
    Working an internship is often a requirement of college degree programs because obtaining real world practice helps students to learn new skills in their chosen career field. Having actual experience to put on your resume may also open up new opportunities for a new college graduate. Some students are even able to parlay their internships into their first paying full-time job. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons
    Building your schedule in high school can be a stressful time, especially if you’re a student that is trying to decide on whether or not to take AP or Duel Credit courses. The pros and cons of these advanced classes are important to consider and the following list includes some of the most important pros and cons to remember when you ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet
    Happy break! Well, almost. It’s exciting, isn’t it; just thinking about how little time there is left before you’ll be heading home? Can you believe that an entire semester is already almost over? For me, it’s my first college semester…which is absolutely crazy! I’ve been in Ireland since August, and sad as I am to leave, I’m also super excited to ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    All About Essays

    All About Essays
    Oh, the dreaded college admissions essay. Everyone, it seems, has the same question: What do I write about? Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is an essay topic out there for everyone. Often, students hear stories of essays about the week spent volunteering in Africa or a class that was especially challenging. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

    Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation
    Most new college students seem to find that one of the biggest adjustments they have to make is having a roommate. Even if you’ve bunked with a sibling before, sleeping in the same room as a complete stranger is difficult at first. As we approach the housing sign-up season, try to keep the following questions in mind: Are you comfortable with ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?
    College is the best. That is all I can really say. If you are in high school, trust me, college will be the greatest whirlwind of your life and you will love every minute of it. My day to day life is incredibly varied because I am involved in a lot of different things including classes, journalism honors program, writing for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Why You Should Take On a College Minor

    Why You Should Take On a College Minor
    Picking a major is a stressful endeavor. It seems like you’re picking one single thing that will show employers not only what you’re interested in, but what you plan on spending the rest of your life doing. Minors are a lot more fun. Think of them as toppings on your college diploma ice cream sundae. Your major is the main ice ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Strategies for Your College Search

    Strategies for Your College Search
    SAT, ACT, GPA - these seemingly simple three-letter acronyms build up into lines of text in lengthy guidance office bulletins, textbooks and prep books that can outweigh your body by at least 10 pounds. Junior year loads on the pressure for college, and you can easily feel it on piling on. Too light for you? Remember that you also have to ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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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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    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 over 1 year 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 about 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 6 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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    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 almost 2 years 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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams

    7 Tips to Get Into the College of Your Dreams
    Whether you’ve just begun considering attending college or you’re that student who has been working to get into a college ever since the end of their junior year, you are probably looking for some ways to stand out from the average student. These are a few good tips to help give you an edge over other applicants and help you get ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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