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College Visit Tips for Students college visit itinerary college visits official college visit

There’s no substitute for visiting a college and spending time on campus to tell you whether a particular college is right for you. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your campus visits.

 

Talk to students besides the tour guide.

Although it may be tough to strike up a...

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Big Fish or Little Fish? academics college planning college preparation

Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a little fish in a big pond? As you start your college search, this is an important question for both students and parents to consider.

 

Many people assume that it’s better to attend the most selective college possible, even if your...

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Tax Benefits that Help Cover the Cost of College college benefits tax

College is expensive, but two educational tax benefits can help U.S. students offset the cost of college by reducing their or their parents’ Federal tax obligations. Many American families, however, aren’t aware that these programs exist. In fact, the U.S. Government Accounting Office...

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Majoring in Health Care Administration college major focus on majors selecting a college major

Do you love the idea of a healthcare career, but hate the thought of all of the science classes required for a medical or nursing degree? If so, consider a major in health care administration, one of the fastest growing career paths in the health care industry.

 

When most people think of...

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How College Admission Has Changed college admissions college application plans college applications

The college admission process wasn’t nearly as anxiety-producing thirty years ago. Parents who haven’t been through it yet have heard horror stories from friends and relatives, but they don’t understand why things are so different now.

 

For one thing, more students are...

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Majoring in Sociology college major majoring selecting a college major

When you start college, you have to think about what you might want to do for the rest of your professional career. It’s daunting to sit down and truly think about what the rest of your life might look like. You need to make sure that you choose something that you love, or it might be hard...

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Thinking About Summer – β€œElite” Summer Programs summer planning summer plans summer programs

You may have been impressed with the fancy mailings you’ve received notifying you that “You’ve been nominated” or “You’ve been identified as a strong candidate for our selective summer program.”

Hopefully, your scam antenna is up. You are probably asking...

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Majoring in Nursing college major majoring nursing selecting a college major

Choosing what you want your major in college to be is a huge decision and not one to take lightly. While you can change your major part-way through your college journey, it sometimes make things difficult if you’re trying to graduate within the typical four-year timeframe. This is...

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Money for college financial aid outside scholarships park scholarship scholarships

Money should never stop anyone from attending college! Yes, college can be expensive, but there are resources available to help you and your family pay for college. Major sources of financial aid for college include:

Grants

Grants are “gifts” from the government and from individual...

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Why You Should Join Your College's Alumni Association alumni association

When you graduate from college, you’re likely not thinking about what comes after, except for maybe trying to find a job. Your brain is more likely than not filled with graduation announcements, final exams, and papers, what you’re going to wear to your graduation, and what parties...

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Majoring in Visual Arts college major majoring selecting a college major

There are a number of options for students who want to study art in college, and it is important to choose the right kind of program. If you think you want to major in art but are not sure that you want to pursue a career as an artist, a liberal arts college with a good art program could be just...

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