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  • Questions You Need To Ask Your College Tour Guide

    Never underestimate the power of a good question! Here are 60 great questions from The Princeton Review to ask your tour guide on your next college tour: The Basics Why did you choose this school? Are you happy here? What are your school’s strengths? What’s your #1 complaint about your school? What else could stand to be improved? How accessible are administrators, registrars,

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Letters of Recommendation

    Your college applications say a lot about you – how well you do in school, your test scores, your hobbies and passions, and your personal statements. However, colleges also want to learn more about you from someone that isn’t you. According to The Princeton Review, colleges typically ask for letters of recommendation from at least two high school teachers, but

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  • Every College Student Needs to Download THESE Apps Today

    Believe it or not, apps aren’t only used for fun and games – download these five apps recommended by Concordia University for college students to stay on track! 1. myHomework Student Planner: Provides you with a calendar to track your upcoming assignments, tests, projects and other events! 2. 2Do: Creates your own to-do lists, categorizing your tasks by priority and

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  • Get Into These 4 Universities for Entrepreneurship

    According to Forbes, today’s teens are far more entrepreneurial than their parents. Over 70% of teens have self-employed jobs rather than traditional workforce positions. More specifically, today’s teenagers are becoming masters and teachers of an art, creating and selling items on social media platforms, managing their own babysitting services and more. These young entrepreneurs are not looking to the future

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  • Time-Management Hacks Every College Student Should Use

    College is one of the busiest times in your life – between going to classes, completing assignments, interning, working part-time, visiting with family and friends, and social commitments, you’ll be running everywhere you go! Whether we’ve already helped you get into college or you’re starting your first semester in the Fall, here are six helpful time-management tips every college student

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  • 10 Ways to Help You Choose Your College Major

    Attending college in the Fall and still not sure which major is right for you? Here are 10 factors to consider to help you choose your college major from U.S. News: 1. Explore out-of-school experiences: Help yourself understand which major path is the right one for you by participating in hands-on learning opportunities outside of your everyday classes. 2. Beware

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  • Benefits of College Internships

    According to U.S. News, internships throughout college can better prepare you for the “real world” post-grad! Also, internships can not only help you decide which career path is best fit for you, but can help clarify which careers are NOT for you! After getting a better idea of your desired career goals, you can then cater your college classes to

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  • Your Guide to Maintaining Straight A’s

    Even if you’ve already submitted your college applications, it’s extremely important to keep up with your grades and extracurriculars, especially if you feel the “senioritis” starting to kick in. Believe it or not, colleges do actually look at your senior year grades on your transcript, even if you’ve already been accepted to their school! Reader’s Digest released a list of

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  • 3 Effective Ways to Start High School

    For many, freshman year of high school marks the transition from child to adult. It also serves as a transition to a focus on college. For the first time ever, many parents are thinking about their child’s next steps in life.   We receive questions all of the time from families who want to know how to make the most

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  • Get Half Off the Cost for College

    It amazes us every year to see how many families are misinformed about the financial aid process. Many assume, for example, that they make too much money to get financial aid. They assume because their neighbor didn’t get financial aid last year then they won’t. They assume their students’ grades are too low for any aid. They assume their home

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  • 5 Summer Activities to Stay Ahead

    If you have a junior in high school, college is approaching fast! Pretty soon your child will be completing applications, writing essays, and scheduling interviews. If you want the fall of senior year to go by smoothly, do these 5 things to stay ahead!   Finalize College List- Your student may have NO IDEA where he or she wants to

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  • Gargantuan Changes in Admissions

    The class of 2017 has had it rough. First they were told there would be a brand new SAT launching in spring of 2016. Then they were informed that the ACT would undergo a few changes too. Next, a new FAFSA would launch in the fall of 2016. Oh… and a new application called the Coalition would come into play.

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