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Do You Know How to Get Scholarships for College? scholarships Dec 15, 2021

Did you know that there are plenty of scholarships out there to help you pay for college beyond just sports? Extracurriculars are a great way to gain access to legitimate scholarship opportunities. However, they are not the only option out there. Understanding how to get scholarships for college...

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Does it Matter What College You Go To? 5 Things to Know college selection Dec 14, 2021

As your high school graduation approaches and you begin receiving all the college
advertisements, you may find yourself wondering, “does it matter what college you go to?” The short answer is yes, it does. It may sound silly, but college really is the first step to the rest of your...

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Majoring in Cybersecurity college major Dec 12, 2021

It seems that every month new data breaches expose consumers’ personally identifiable information at an alarming rate, putting close to three hundred million people at risk of identity theft and fraud. Cybercriminals also focus their time on other lucrative cyberattacks, such as ransomware,...

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Financial Matters: “Great Money” or “Not So Great Money” paying for college Dec 06, 2021

If you’re the parent of a high school senior and you’re thinking about how to pay for college without going broke, it’s a whole new, expensive world out there. In this world, there are just two kinds of money: “Great money – or  Free money” – and...

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Social Media—Think Before You Post social media & colleges Dec 05, 2021

Stories abound of students and even teachers sharing inappropriate items on social media. You would think students who are about to apply to colleges and be evaluated by admission officers would know better. The truth is that the vast majority of high school students are very responsible...

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Undergraduate Honors Programs honors programs Dec 04, 2021

Most students are confused about the difference between an Honors College and an Honors Program. A simple way of understanding the two academic options is this: an Honors College is typically a separate undergraduate college within a more prominent university. An Honors Program is a set or range...

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What is Holistic Admissions? holistic admissions Nov 20, 2021

Colleges that practice holistic admissions consider factors beyond grades and test scores when making admission decisions. For most colleges, grades earned and courses selected make up the bulk of the admission criteria; selective colleges want to see evidence of high grades in a challenging...

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Merit Awards Make Private Colleges Affordable financial aid private colleges scholarships Nov 10, 2021

While the Ivies and other elite schools put their resources into need-based rather than merit aid, a majority of private colleges, in an effort to attract top students, award substantial scholarships or grants based on merit.

Merit scholarships are beneficial in attracting students whose...

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Why Are You Applying Here? essay prompts Nov 06, 2021

With so much competition for admission to selective colleges, students want to do everything right in preparing their applications. They often seek to write what they think admission officers want to read. Not a good plan. Students often think they need to impress the reader with their...

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Considering Majoring in International Relations / Political Science? major selecting a college major Oct 30, 2021

Although business is currently the most popular major, the social sciences account for the second most frequently chosen major. The social sciences address the problems and challenges that affect our world today and apply the knowledge and skills gained in these areas to nearly any career path...

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Volunteering Opportunities in a Pandemic volunteering Oct 23, 2021

Young people today are often characterized by social media as impatient, entitled, and easily distracted. However, that’s not what we see. A significant number of high school students enrich both their communities and their souls by volunteering for a plethora of projects. Today’s...

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How Many Applications? applying to college Oct 16, 2021

One question college advisors hear almost every week is, “How many colleges should I apply to?” There’s not one number that is right for everyone. Some students apply to as few as three or four colleges when the schools they are most excited about also happen to be schools where...

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