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Acting that College Interview college applications college interviews

Students who interview admission officers or alumni from American colleges are often surprised to find that the interviewer made the process much less intimidating than they had anticipated. Interviewers are not trying to trip you up; they simply want to know and will try to determine if you are...

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Honors Programs Offer Special Benefit applying to college college acceptance honors programs

As seniors review their college lists, they might find themselves caught between their desire for the intimate learning environment of a liberal arts college and the options and experiences available at a large university. One way to have the best of both worlds is through a university honors...

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What the New Student Loan Debt Relief Plan Means for You college student aid student loans

When the student loan debt forgiveness plan was announced, students all over the United States let out a collective sigh of relief. With the cost of college on the rise, student debt has become a massive source of stress for a wide age range of students and professionals alike. In fact, according...

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Financial matters: Do You Need to Submit the CSS Profile? css profile financial aid financial aid forms student aid


The bulk of college financial aid money comes from the federal government; this aid is distributed by colleges using information supplied by fam when they complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available on October 1st. About 240 colleges, universities, and scholarship...

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Focus on Majors: Peace and Conflict Studies college major major selecting a college major


With the political climate in the United States so divisive at this time, a major that focuses on ways to solve problems peacefully may resonate with you. Peace and Conflict Studies focus on ways to improve justice and peace in the world. The major analyze universal issues such as racism, sexism,...

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Private vs. Public College: Which Is the Better Option? private colleges private universities public colleges public universities

Trying to decide what kind of college to attend is one of the most difficult decisions you'll make in your academic career. Private colleges, public colleges, and even community colleges offer a wide array of services that can appeal to prospective students of all backgrounds.

As any good college...

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Why You Should Consider a Summer Semester summer planning summer plans summer programs

Attending college and figuring out your best educational path can be a real challenge. If you're like most traditional college students - prospective or current - you are likely planning to pack in all your classes between the fall and spring semesters, following the typical four-year graduation...

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Answering the Unasked Questions applying to college college admissions college applications

How will you benefit from attending our college? What will you contribute to our college? While you may not see these questions appearing on your college applications, if you address these topics in your applications, you will set yourself apart from other applicants and make a persuasive case...

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It's Time for the FAFSA fafsa financial aid financial matters

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid. A small number of colleges will not even consider an applicant for merit aid unless that student has first submitted a FAFSA. The FAFSA should be filed as soon as...

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Focus on majors: Kinesiology college major major selecting a college major

For active people interested in a science career, a major in kinesiology may be a perfect fit. Kinesiology is the study of human movement, from the molecular workings of muscular control to the process of recovery from massive sports injuries. The study encompasses diverse populations, reaching...

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How Much Should You Disclose? applying to college college college application plans college applications

Students often worry about calling attention to anything that is negative on a college application, but just because you ignore something doesn’t mean admission officers won’t notice it. They might see that your math scores on the SAT and your grades in Algebra and Pre-Calculus are...

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Are Bachelor’s Degrees Losing Their Value? applying to college bachelor's degree college college admissions

The 4-year college degree was considered a ticket to a better life for generations. Unfortunately, with rising inflation and ballooning student debt, the value of the bachelor’s degree is in decline.

Companies like Amazon, Google, and Tesla, in addition to large portions of the banking and...

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