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    Summer Plan Suggestions for Students

    Summer Plan Suggestions for Students
    As the year comes to a close and you count down the days until prom, graduation, and freedom, you may be faced with the dreaded question: What are you doing this summer? Thankfully, there is a range of options to suit every interest and person, whether you’re a beach bum or a worker bee. If You Want to Intern... If you’re ...
    Published 5 days ago | Rated: +21
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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 6 days ago | Rated: +17
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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 12 days ago | Rated: +21
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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 19 days ago | Rated: +14
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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