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    Making the Most Out of Unofficial Visits

    Making the Most Out of Unofficial Visits
    Pretend, for a moment, that you’re a college coach. Each and every day, you’re bombarded with countless standardized emails from potential recruits, all of whom insist they’d “love to come and play for your school.” After years playing the recruiting game, though, you’re too savvy for this tactic, and you realize that many of these prospects have sent an identical email ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Winner’s Path to an Athletic Scholarship

    The Winner’s Path to an Athletic Scholarship
    In the increasingly competitive chase for college athletic scholarships, there is no such thing as preparing too early or too much. For better or worse, the recruiting process now begins as soon as a student-athlete begins high school – and occasionally earlier - and awaiting a call from a coach during one’s junior or senior year will now leave a recruit ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    President Obama Proposes Free Community College for Students

    President Obama Proposes Free Community College for Students
    President Obama’s announcement aboard Air Force One last week seems a dream come true for students who hope to one day attend college. In a video teasing the President’s upcoming State of the Union on January 20, Obama highlighted his new proposal, America’s College Promise, to make community college accessible to anyone who wants to better themselves through a higher education. ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +12
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    Recapping Higher Education in President Obama’s State of the Union

    Recapping Higher Education in President Obama’s State of the Union
    If you caught any of President Obama’s State of the Union address, you probably noticed a strong theme. This year, his State of the Union centered around the middle class and “middle class economics,” which is “the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +10
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    The 2012 Presidential Candidates, In Their Own Words

    The 2012 Presidential Candidates, In Their Own Words
    During this election season, it’s often been a game of he said-he said. Americans rarely, if ever, get insight into where the candidates’ heads--and not their speech writing teams' or campaign managers'--are at when it comes to certain issues. In a recent issue of Time, the candidates let readers in on their thoughts on higher education in two separate-but-equal articles. Here ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +11

    Overachievers Anonymous

    Overachievers Anonymous
    Hi, my name is Brandon, and I…am an overachiever. Alright, all joking aside, this is something that can be one of the most stressful aspects of your life. You maintain high grades while working part-time and you’re involved with more than a couple extra-curricular activities. Not to mention helping out in the community and participating in school sports, activities and other ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Athletic Scholarships - Who Gets Them and How Many Are There?

    Athletic Scholarships - Who Gets Them and How Many Are There?
    The highly sought after college athletic scholarship is often a high school athlete’s dream. The seed is planted in the heads of children playing peewee football and tot soccer and rears its head most noticeably during an athlete’s high school junior or senior year season – the notion that playing well, hard work and practicing for hours on end equals a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Have the Worst College Visit Ever

    How to Have the Worst College Visit Ever
    Two weekends ago, I ventured three hours out of "Naptown" (the locals’ only, affectionate name for Indianapolis) into deep Chicago traffic in order to be wooed by the almighty Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While visiting this beautiful campus on my first college visit, I learned many things. Here is some backwards advice on how to have the worst college visit ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Making Time

    Making Time
    Arguably the most frustrating part of college, and life in general, is that there never seems to be enough time in the day. One quote managed to change my thinking on this matter, though, and it was a statement attributed to H. Jackson Brown, Jr. [gate] “Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Has Political Correctness Gone Overboard?

    Has Political Correctness Gone Overboard?
    There’s controversy in the air, causing some to wonder: how far should schools go in terms of political correctness? [gate] According to the Huffington Post, the move that sparked the debate was Chapel Hill’s University of North Carolina striking the word “freshman” from all of its official documents in favor of term they've deemed more “gender inclusive.” The term “freshman” has ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Show Me the Money: Donations to Colleges at All-Time High

    Show Me the Money: Donations to Colleges at All-Time High
    At this point in the year, money is a pretty hot topic: how to get more financial aid, where to find scholarships and what the total sticker price of your dream college will be ultimately. While all that is important to you now, donations and endowments at colleges should figure into your equations and tabulations too. Why, you might ask? Because ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Survey: College Freshmen More Depressed than Ever

    Survey: College Freshmen More Depressed than Ever
    A recent survey from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA has college students, parents and administrators alike dropping their jaws in shock. The National Norms survey, which has been conducted for decades now, revealed that college freshmen are more depressed than ever upon entering college. What’s more, the survey revealed some startling statistics on social interactions between high school seniors ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Dartmouth Takes a Stand, Bans Hard Alcohol

    Dartmouth Takes a Stand, Bans Hard Alcohol
    Dartmouth College has faced a lot of scrutiny in the past few years – and rightly so. From horrendous accounts of hazing to sexual assault cases that were mishandled, the school has been under examination from parents, the federal government and the rest of the country watching from their smartphones and televisions. As a response, Dartmouth has recently announced that they ...
    Published 14 days ago | Rated: +8
  • +11

    FAFSA Mistake for 165,000 Students: Are You One of Them?

    FAFSA Mistake for 165,000 Students: Are You One of Them?
    Year after year, families struggle with the FAFSA form. The confusing questions and end goal of the form inspire workshops, self-help books and countless articles in order to better help students and their families navigate the difficult form. As a result, FAFSA administrators have called for revision after revision to simplify the form. However, this year, one such revision to streamline ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +11
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