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Helping Your Senior Deal With College Rejection Letters

This time of year, a lot of excitement is in the air for high school seniors. However, it is possible that your child may not be accepted to every school they applied to, especially when it comes to “reach schools.” The Admissions Office does not know your child personally, and a rejection letter is not an attack against who they are. Making admissions decisions is a complicated science, and if your child was not accepted…

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Wait List Tips for College Bound Students

You’ve sent in your applications. Now you’re waiting for a letter from each college you applied to, either offering you admission or turning down your application. And there’s another possibility: a college may put you on their wait list. This can happen when you meet the admission requirements, but the college has already accepted the number of applicants it has room for. If a spot becomes available later on, you may be offered a place. The…

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Thinking of Studying Abroad in College?

For many people, the idea of studying abroad in Europe is attractive, but what about for an entire degree?  While it sounds like the domain of only the super-wealthy or geniuses, the fact is that just about anyone can study abroad in Europe for an entire degree.  Best of all, there are a number of really great advantages to doing so.  Saving Time and Money First of all, you can expect to save a lot…

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The Benefits of Having a Job in College

College is the time when young adults learn the skills they need to ready themselves for the workforce. But how much can one learn in the classroom? Studies show that around 14 million college students work at least part-time. Holding down a job in college can offer students more than financial stability; it can prepare them for the workforce. One of the most obvious benefits of working during college is a steady paycheck. Tuition, books,…

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More Students Succeeding In Advanced Placement Classes

Over the last 10 years, both the number of U.S. public high school graduates who’ve taken an Advanced Placement (AP) exam and the number who have scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP Exam have increased by about 70%. With the class of 2017, more students than ever are participating and succeeding in AP. More than 1.17 million students in the class of 2017 took 3.98 million AP Exams in public high schools…

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Six Science-Backed Study Hacks

Most students have their own tried and true methods when it comes to studying for important tests. Yours might involve using a special purple highlighter or reviewing everything with a study group. But how do you know if your study hacks are truly effective? Luckily, scientists have researched popular study hacks that will help you ace your exams and get stellar grades. Here are a few ways to get to the top of your class.…

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What to Consider When Choosing a College

Choosing the right college for you is no easy task, and it can end up being a stressful experience for many high schoolers. To help you along, it is a good idea to learn as much as you can about the schools you are considering. Here are some things you may not have thought about yet in the process of choosing a college.  Available courses. I’m sure you’ve checked that the major you want to pursue…

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Thinking of Studying Abroad for Your Bachelor’s Degree?

For many people, the idea of studying abroad in Europe is attractive, but what about for an entire degree?  While it sounds like the domain of only the super-wealthy or geniuses, the fact is that just about anyone can study abroad in Europe for an entire degree.  Best of all, there are a number of really great advantages to doing so.  Saving Time and Money First of all, you can expect to save a lot…

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College Roommate 101

There are a few things you should keep in mind before contacting your roommate for the first time. First off, remember that both of you are likely nervous and excited about similar things: leaving home, starting college, having a roommate, figuring out your meal plans and where to buy books. This is a great place to start to connect.  Second, before contacting your roommate, try to think about what you know your living style to…

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7 Things You’ll Wish You Packed for College

It’s mid-August, and for recent high school graduates going off to college, that means it’s time to start packing. Deciding what to pack for college is undeniably a difficult process–what exactly will you need? How can you be sure that you brought enough of everything? This list doesn’t have everything you need by any means, but here are a few items that current college students have said they wish they’d packed for college.  Safety pins.…

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