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The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, ...

Making It Count
Published June 9, 2007
Behind the Rankings

Behind the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review. The sheer number of college rating systems published around this time of year can be downright dizzying. Some rankings rate doctoral programs. Others ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 9, 2007
College Admissions Checklist

College Admissions Checklist

Junior Year Start thinking about college choice. Make an appointment to talk with your guidance counselor. Register with www.fastweb.com to find the money you need for college. Plan to take your ...

By Carrie Greenberg
Published June 9, 2007
Extreme College Weekend

Extreme College Weekend

Hello there, my fellow noblemen and magistrates. Another action packed blog update. Get the popcorn ready and tuck your younger brothers and sisters in. This entry is rated X…for XTREME! That's ...

By Rich Coleman (Fastweb member)
Published June 9, 2007
Trapped in the College: Electric Boogalo

Trapped in the College: Electric Boogalo

I was on a four-day college extravaganza recently and got to look at some fine colleges. Last week I gave Shippensburg a 9/10, which is a very good rating. After we ...

By Rich Coleman (Fastweb member)
Published June 9, 2007
Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

It's December. All remnants of turkey and stuffing have been expunged from the fridge. The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dipping lower. Wal-Mart is drenched in red, white and ...

By Jeremy Ogul (Fastweb member)
Published June 9, 2007
College Planning for High School Freshmen

College Planning for High School Freshmen

You just started high school, is it really time to begin planning for college? The answer is "yes" and "no." While you should focus on having fun and making good grades ...

Published June 8, 2007
How Will College be Different From High School?

How Will College be Different From High School?

You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard ...

By Mridu Khullar
Published June 8, 2007
Drop In On a College During Vacation

Drop In On a College During Vacation

Visiting LA for vacation? Consider stopping by UCLA's campus.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 8, 2007
Latino Students: 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

Latino Students: 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

Hispanic cultures have always had a major influence on shaping the United States, especially with increased immigration from Latin America in recent decades. Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity for you ...

Dr. Gary Rhodes
Published June 5, 2007
How Will You Remember College?

How Will You Remember College?

Close your eyes. Picture yourself four years from now, standing in front of friends and family on your graduation day, waiting in line to receive your diploma. As you wait ...

Chris Diehl
Published June 5, 2007
Senior Year Blog

Senior Year Blog

Closing Time: You Don't Have to Go Home, but You Can't Stay Here Feb. 17, 2006 Hola, ladies and gents. The good people at FastWeb have informed me that my contract ...

By Rich Coleman
Published June 5, 2007
Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

1. Take it again. Some colleges will accept the higher score. Some will combine your scores for the best possible number. If you didn’t do as well as you could have ...

By Laura Jeanne Hammond, NextStep
Published June 5, 2007
Why I Want an English Degree

Why I Want an English Degree

Clinging to the narrow railing, I eagerly waited for my turn to mount the remaining steps of the dilapidated book mobile. My seven-year-old eyes scanned the narrow shelves lining the trailer ...

Published June 5, 2007
Three Things I’ve Learned About College Professors

Three Things I’ve Learned About College Professors

One thing that has surprised me the most about going back to school as an older student is how my view of professors has changed. Though I had a good rapport ...

Published June 5, 2007
This is Only a Test: Keeping College Exams in Perspective

This is Only a Test: Keeping College Exams in Perspective

Glancing up from my exam, I noticed two of my classmates handing in their blue books to the professor and leaving the classroom. We were only fifteen minutes into the testing ...

Published June 5, 2007
Epiphany at the Bookstore

Epiphany at the Bookstore

A student shares her college search experience. How do you relate?

Published June 5, 2007
Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with ...

Published June 5, 2007
The ACT: Why You Should Consider This SAT Alternative

The ACT: Why You Should Consider This SAT Alternative

For years the ACT has existed in the shadow of the more popular SAT. This may now be changing. Find out why you should pay attention to the ACT. The ACT ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published April 23, 2007
An Equation for Finding the Perfect Grad School

An Equation for Finding the Perfect Grad School

Is there an equation for finding the perfect school? A student searching for a graduate school attempts it.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published March 13, 2007