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Why You Should Consider a Summer Semester summer planning summer plans summer programs Nov 14, 2022

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 Nov 14, 2022

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 Oct 29, 2022

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 Oct 22, 2022

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 Oct 15, 2022

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 Oct 09, 2022

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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Majoring in Economics college major selecting a college major Oct 02, 2022

Students considering pursuing an economics degree open the doors to a wide variety of different career opportunities. Economics majors remain attractive to employers in various fields, including business, government, healthcare, law, and non-profit organizations. 

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Considering Early Decision? Sep 30, 2022

What is Early Decision (ED)?

Early Decision is a binding admissions decision plan. In exchange for receiving an earlier admissions decision, students applying ED agree that, if they’re admitted, they’ll attend that college and withdraw all of their other college applications....

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Colleges Are No Longer Requiring SAT or ACT Scores: What This Means For You act college examination sat Sep 24, 2022

At one time, the SAT and ACT served as a rite of passage, and it was known that students needed to excel on these exams if they wanted to get into any of the best schools. Considered an excellent leveling analysis, the Scholastic Aptitude Test and American College Testing exams served as great...

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Do Safety Schools Really Exists Any More? applying to college college admissions college applications safety school Sep 23, 2022

As the college admission process becomes more complex, students are beginning to wonder if they are assured acceptance to their so-called ‘safety’ schools. This is a tricky question, and the short answer is: not really. Traditionally, counselors have suggested that high school...

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Dual Degree vs. Double Major: Which is a Better Fit? double degree double major Sep 17, 2022

Are you interested in pursuing more than one field of study while you earn your bachelor's degree? If so, then getting a dual degree or double major may be an excellent choice for you. Having two degrees can open many doors as you search for a job. But do these terms mean the same thing? What are...

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Financial Matters: Studying out-of-state at in-state prices exchange student finances financial matters public colleges public universities Sep 16, 2022

Because of agreements developed between some neighboring states, many out-of-state students pay tuition at the same or only a slightly higher rate than in-state residents. For example, students from Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin may be eligible for...

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