What Likely Letters Mean

Mar 30 12:23am Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
What Likely Letters Mean What does a Likely Letter mean? Ivy Coach was cited in a piece in “Business Insider” by veteran education reporter Abby Jackson yesterday. The piece, entitled “Hundreds of thousands of college admission decisions drop Thursday – and ‘Likely Letters’ are the first wave,” focuses on how many highly selective colleges Read More Ivy Coach...
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Choosing a College, Texas Public Universities, and Education Tax Breaks

Mar 29 8:32pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
On last week’s episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, host, Sally Ganga, and guests covered a range of topics: pulling the trigger on where to enroll, a deep dive into Texas public universities, and tax breaks that you or your student could potentially leverage. Making the Final College Choice In the first segment, [...] The post Choosing a College, Texas Public Universities, and Education Tax Breaks appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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How Journaling Can Help You During College Admissions

Mar 29 4:52pm College: Admission Possible
At this stage of life, you’re likely going through changes, wearing different hats, and spinning several plates. It’s easy for feelings to get bottled up, which can lead to stress—and even burnout. Regular journaling and self-reflection can help you unload all those thoughts and make sense of them while also letting you practice your writing […] The post How Journaling Can Help You During College Admissions appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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FAQs for First-Year Applicants Who Received a Decision

Mar 29 3:56pm Admissions Blog – UNC Admissions
Today, we posted decisions on ConnectCarolina for first-year applicants with a decision. For FAQs by decision... The post FAQs for First-Year Applicants Who Received a Decision appeared first on UNC Admissions.
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FAQs for Students with a Waitlist Decision

Mar 29 3:56pm Admissions Blog – UNC Admissions
For those of you who received an offer to be included on our waiting list, we’re... The post FAQs for Students with a Waitlist Decision appeared first on UNC Admissions.
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Choosing to Attend a Reach School: A No-Brainer?

Mar 29 3:46pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
Last week, I wrote a piece discussing the merits of choosing to attend your safety school; today we’ll talk about the other side of the coin: “reach schools.” What is a reach school? Schools are considered a “reach” if either: (a) the student is below average relative to a typical admitted student on most numeric [...] The post Choosing to Attend a Reach School: A No-Brainer? appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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What To Do If Youre Waitlisted

Mar 29 1:55pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
What To Do If You’re Waitlisted Wondering what to do if you’re waitlisted? Every year around this time, students and parents — coming to Ivy Coach for the first time — ask us what they should do once they’ve been waitlisted. Our first question to these students and parents is always: what have you done so Read More Ivy Coach...
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How Your Learning Style Can Affect Your SAT or ACT Preparation

Mar 29 12:44pm CollegeBasics.com Blog
Howard Gardner identified multiple intelligences which helped categorize how students can best learn. The way you learn can affect how you prepare for the SAT or the ACT and, thus, impact your college admissions tests’ scores. The basic learning styles divide learners into three categories: kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. Here are some tips for each […]...
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Embrace Your Inner Kindergartner

Mar 29 12:38pm Georgia Tech Admission Blog
I am having a great week, largely because I’ve spent a lot of time with my daughter’s kindergarten class. On my birthday I had “lunch” with her, which starts at 10:45 a.m.! At that hour, I just opted for the chocolate milk (maybe it’s just me, but school chocolate milk is always better than other places… kind of like a Coke at a baseball game, or a hot pretzel on the street in New York). Earlier in the week I got to be Mystery Reader, which is always a good time. You show up at a certain time and stand in the hallway while the teacher gives the kids clues about who is waiting outside. All 20 kids start with their hands up. “Ok. He has brown hair.” A few hands go down. “He likes to run.” A decent number go down on this. “He loves Bojangles chicken biscuits.” I’m watching this one closely because no kid of mine is going to be friends with someone who’s not being raised properly. It’s down to just two kids now. “He works at Georgia Tech.” I hear a scream and my daughter comes running out to get me. Who wouldn’t love that?! King Hugo’s Huge Ego I […]...
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2 Great Ways To Find A Mentor in College

Mar 29 12:15pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Finding a mentor can take a significant amount of time. After all, you want to make sure that you find the right person to mentor and guide you during your college years. There are several ways to find a mentor but two of the easiest are through internships and student organizations. Using Internships To Find …...
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Youre On the Wait List? Get Ready for Over-time! 3.29.17

Mar 29 11:00am The College Planning Blog
By Peter Van Buskirk Admission decisions have been hitting in-boxes fast and furiously over the last ten days. While much of the news is good, some carries with it a curious, if not confusing, announcement: “We’re pleased to offer you a place on our Wait List. Let us know if you would like to remain [...]...
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18 Tips to Make the Most of Your College Visit

Mar 29 10:42am Blog – JLV College Counseling
Visiting colleges is important, so make the most of your visit!...
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What Are Swipes at College?

Mar 29 10:26am Ask The Dean
Question: Next week I’m going to visit a high school acquaintance who is a freshman at a college that I think I may attend. She said that we can use her “swipes” for food. I felt too stupid to ask her what “swipes” are, but now I’m wondering. Many colleges offer students some choice in... READ MORE » The post What Are “Swipes” at College? appeared first on Ask The Dean.
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Can I Transfer in the Middle of my Freshman Year?

Mar 29 10:01am Ask The Dean
Question: I didn’t get into the colleges I really wanted to go to, and now I’m having a tough time deciding which one to attend next fall. If I make the wrong choice, can I transfer to a new college in January? The short answer to your question is “Yes,” but the one that “The... READ MORE » The post Can I Transfer in the Middle of my Freshman Year? appeared first on Ask The Dean.
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Will a C Mean a Rescinded Acceptance?

Mar 29 9:12am Ask The Dean
Question: I applied to college with no grade lower than an A-.  But now I’m worried that I may get a “C” in AP Calculus. Will my acceptances be rescinded, if I do? (All my other grades are A’s.) Colleges will not rescind for a single “C” (although a “D” can be a different story).... READ MORE » The post Will a “C” Mean a Rescinded Acceptance? appeared first on Ask The Dean.
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Should You Pay More Than $66,000 for Northeastern University?

Mar 29 1:32am The College Solution
This is the time of year when parents and teenagers stress about their college choices. Parents whose children have expensive collegiate tastes can struggle with the some variation of the following question: Should they spend obscene amounts of money so their children can attend their dream school or should they insist that their children stick […] The post Should You Pay More Than $66,000 for Northeastern University? appeared first on The College Solution.
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Unexpected College Fees You Probably Didnt Know About

Mar 28 5:46pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
When you think of college cost, your mind may first go to tuition, room and board, and books. However, there can be other minor costs included that you may not have previously thought about. These can be referred to in a number of ways, and cover various “perks” you can receive as a student. So …...
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A College Not Playing Fair

Mar 28 3:37pm Ivy Coach Blog – Ivy Coach
A College Not Playing Fair Around this time every year, the tables turn in highly selective college admissions. The seesaw tips the other way. After colleges release their decisions in the Regular Decision round of admissions, suddenly high school students are no longer waiting on colleges to render their long-awaited verdicts on where they’ll spend Read More Ivy Coach...
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Faced with Myself, What Have I Learned?

Mar 28 9:00am NYU Admissions Blog
My journey through the nebulous cacophony (to quote the University’s previous president John Sexton) that is NYU, has not been an unmarked one sprinkled with full nights of deep sleep, free days to catch up on all the tv shows … Continue reading →...
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School Spotlight: Bentley University

Mar 27 9:43pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each [...] The post School Spotlight: Bentley University appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Class of 2021 Decisions Available Online March

Mar 27 6:20pm The Vandy Admissions Blog
We’re almost ready to welcome the newest Commodores to the Vanderbilt community! At 5:30 p.m. Central Time Tuesday, March 28, admissions decisions for first-year applicants will be available online through MyAppVU, our online portal for application management. Admitted student welcome packets will follow in the mail later in the week. Applicants, here’s the important info you need...
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College Rejection Meltdown

Mar 27 4:40pm Parents Countdown to College Coach
  We’ve all been there. We don’t want our children to be rejected. When someone rejects them, it cuts us to the core. How could anyone reject my sweet little girl? How dare that college turn their admission request down! But some parents take it too far. They call. They write. They beg and plead. […]...
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College Costs Include More Than Just Tuition

Mar 27 3:44pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Tuition fees are the first thing most people think about when calculating the cost of college. And that is totally justified considering tuition fees are the largest expense associated with a college education. However, the tuition fee is not the only expense involved. There are a number of other expenses that need to be factored …...
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University of Virginia Class of 2021

Mar 27 2:18pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
University of Virginia Class of 2021 The University of Virginia, one of our nation’s most elite public universities, released its Regular Decision admissions decisions for the Class of 2021 this past week. In all, over 36,800 students applied to the university founded by one of America’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. These 36,800 applications mark an increase of about Read More Ivy Coach...
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How to Take Good Notes from Books (Ep. 152)

Mar 27 7:00am Blog – College Info Geek
Books are wonderous creations — yes, even some of the books you’ve been assigned in class. But if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed trying to absorb every word of every chapter of every book you’ve been assigned, there’s likely a better way. So today we’ll be talking a bit about how we takes notes from books, […] RSS is cool and all, but you can also view the original post here: How to Take Good Notes from Books (Ep. 152)...
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Scholarship Spotlight: Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship

Mar 26 3:58pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your [...] The post Scholarship Spotlight: Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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Princeton Admissions Records

Mar 26 1:14pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Princeton Admissions Records A piece up on “CNBC” by Molly Hensley-Clancy entitled “Princeton is scrambling to block its admissions records from being released” paints a portrait of the fight Princeton finds itself in as it tries to keep students’ files from being released under the Freedom of Information Act. And who should be Read More Ivy Coach...
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Barnard Class of 2021

Mar 25 11:04am Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
Barnard Class of 2021 Congratulations to our Ivy Coach students who earned admission to the Barnard Class of 2021! Indeed each and every one of our Ivy Coach students — and there were several of you — who applied to Barnard either via Early Decision or Regular Decision earned admission. By our calculations, this marks Read More Ivy Coach...
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Scholarship Saturday March 25, 2017

Mar 25 8:35am Blog – JLV College Counseling
This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 113 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!...
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Honest (Sometime Unpopular) Course Selection Advice

Mar 24 4:24pm College Prep Results
I’ve started a dozen versions of this article. In each, I try to balance the variations when students’ wants conflict with what they should take to be best prepared for college (and most competitive in the admissions process.) Why so many drafts? There isn’t one simple answer to course selection questions. When I meet a […]...
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Honest (Sometimes Unpopular) Course Selection Advice

Mar 24 4:24pm College Prep Results
I’ve started a dozen versions of this article. In each, I try to balance the variations when students’ wants conflict with what they should take to be best prepared for college (and most competitive in the admissions process.) Why so many drafts? There isn’t one simple answer to course selection questions. When I meet a […]...
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5 Widely Accepted Myths about MBAs

Mar 24 12:11pm Peterson's Blog
The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is among the top post-baccalaureate degrees with high demands both in the corporate world and academia. However, there is so much buzz around it that you might wonder which of the unadventurous wisdom you read over the internet or hear from close friends is actually true—every source will tend to lead to a different direction. In connection to this, here are a few widely accepted myths about MBAs—and why they are misguided: 1. When Getting an MBA, You Must Be Prepared to Lose Out On Work-Life Balance It all depends More…...
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How to Stay Intellectually Stimulated During a Vacation

Mar 24 10:30am Blog – JLV College Counseling
How to Stay Intellectually Stimulated During a Vacation - Guest Blog by Dixie Somer...
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College Planning & Counseling | Now's The Time!

Mar 24 9:03am the-college-whisperer
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Should I Seriously Consider Attending My Safety School?

Mar 23 9:07pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
Yes! But since my editor would prefer I write a few more words than just one—and since you’ve put so much energy and effort into your college essays this year—I’ll give you some additional reasons you might or might not consider your safety school. First off, and this is a good tip for you juniors [...] The post Should I Seriously Consider Attending My Safety School? appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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American Grad Students Studying Abroad

Mar 23 7:12pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
American Grad Students Studying Abroad Ivy Coach is featured in today’s “Wall Street Journal.” A piece by Jillian Berman entitled “For U.S. grad Students, Overseas Schools Beckon” focuses on how some American students have chosen to pursue graduate degrees outside of the United States. And why? Because there are more English-language graduate school programs abroad Read More Ivy Coach...
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GUEST BLOG: March is my Favorite Month

Mar 23 6:19pm Undergraduate Admission Blog
So much happens in March. Not only do we spend much of the month meeting with high school juniors during their spring breaks, but we’re also on the road ourselves, visiting high schools, as well as reading and discussing applications; which is why I’m writing today. You heard it here first: USC admission decisions are in the mail and most of our first-year applicants should receive an information packet or letter from us within the next 48-72 hours.
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Fun Spring Activities on College Campuses

Mar 23 3:43pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to get outdoors! Being active, especially on campus, is what spring is all about! If you’re ready to get some fresh air and help bring in the sunshine at your school, here are nine spring activity ideas to get you started. Spring Cleaning …...
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Student Tips to Pay for College

Mar 23 1:28pm Blog – Top Tier Admissions
“How can we ever save enough to pay for college tuition?” It’s a question hundreds of thousands of parents and students ask themselves each year and one that is beyond daunting for most considering 44.2 million Americans are saddled with […] The post Student Tips to Pay for College appeared first on Top Tier Admissions.
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Luck and Friendship

Mar 23 9:00am NYU Admissions Blog
Let’s talk about serendipity. Serendipity is: a) a fairly well-known movie with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale that takes place partially in… b) the restaurant Serendipity 3, an NYC landmark I highly recommend, and c) an aptitude for making desirable … Continue reading →...
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Exploring State Systems: SUNY Plus Listener Q&A

Mar 22 8:21pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
On the latest episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, host Beth Heaton welcomed guests to talk about both the SUNY (State University New York) system and to answer our listener’s questions. SUNY System First, Beth welcomed College Coach educator Lisa Albro to explore the public universities in the state of New York. The [...] The post Exploring State Systems: SUNY – Plus Listener Q&A appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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International Applicants to US Universities

Mar 22 2:15pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
International Applicants to US Universities Over the years, folks have written in with comments to our posts about international applicants to U.S. universities in which they’ve argued that international applicants make it more difficult for American applicants to get into America’s most highly selective universities. Some of these folks articulate that it’s unfair these international Read More Ivy Coach...
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MIT Admissions and Superheroes

Mar 22 1:52pm Educational Consultant and College Planner | Great College Advice
You don’t have to be a superhero to get into MIT, but you might have a classmate who is! Each year, MIT produces a video to let applicants know when admissions letters will be delivered. The videos are released on March 14 (3/14… also known as Pi Day), and this year’s features someone that comic […]...
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9 Reasons Not To Choose a College

Mar 22 12:58pm Blog – JLV College Counseling
9 Reasons Not To Choose a College...
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Dos and Donts for Writing Your College Application Essay

Mar 22 11:33am Peterson's Blog
Too often are college application essays neglected for their role in the admission process, while all of the focus is put on the student’s grades and tests scores. But your application essay can actually play a pivotal role as it gives the admission board a sense of who you are, reveals why you’re motivated and what sets you aside from all the other top scorers and exemplary students. You should consider your application as a chance to present yourself and the elements that make you truly unique. While most colleges require only one essay, depending More…...
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College Admissions Tests

Mar 22 11:03am CollegeBasics.com Blog
SAT and ACT scores are very important in the college admission process. But, while students are taking these tests which will help determine their futures, they are also keeping up their grades, staying involved with activities, trying to enjoy their senior year, and doing all the other things required to apply to colleges. How can […]...
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A Beginners Guide To Money Management In College

Mar 22 10:09am Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Your first few months of college can be a whirlwind of emotions and activity, especially if you’ve never lived away from home before. You’ll find yourself solely responsible for your time, your work, your meals, and—perhaps most importantly—your money. The stereotype of the “broke college student” might be as old as the institution of college …...
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Kaplan Survey: Parents May Be Too Involved in College Admissions

Mar 22 8:30am College: Admission Possible
If you’re a parent of a future college applicant, or your child is about to start hearing back from the colleges to which he or she applied, college admission officers have some advice for you: Let your child sit in the driver’s seat. In a recent Kaplan Test Prep survey of admissions officers from over […] The post Kaplan Survey: Parents May Be Too Involved in College Admissions appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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Youre In! Now What?! 3.22.17

Mar 22 7:00am The College Planning Blog
By Peter Van Buskirk Within the next week, the annual college admission lottery will finally be played out. After months of waiting, most applicants will find out where they have been admitted to college. And, by the time all of the mail is open, you should have options—quality options. Some will include scholarships or special [...]...
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[Video] Top Things to Do on a College Tour

Mar 21 8:37pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
A lot of families of high schoolers take advantage of spring vacation weeks to visit college campuses.  For high school juniors and their parents, this may be the last opportunity they have to visit campuses while school is actually in session before applying to colleges in the fall.  So what’s a student to do with [...] The post [Video] Top Things to Do on a College Tour appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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MIT Class of 2021

Mar 21 5:52pm Winning the College Admissions Game | The Ivy Coach Blog
MIT Class of 2021 Decisions are out for the MIT Class of 2021. College admissions enthusiasts know that decisions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology come out annually at the same exact time on the same exact date (Pi Day). After all, MIT is a fairly renowned institution when it comes to mathematics so Read More Ivy Coach...
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Market Yourself to Colleges Using Social Media

Mar 21 11:45am Admissions Insights – College Match Plus
Most juniors and seniors have heard the warnings from high school college guidance counselors, parents, and other adults about the importance of scrubbing social media pages of questionable photos and language — no red solo cups, obviously, no wild party photos or other questionable comments that could get into the hands of admissions officers and negatively […]...
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Join Us for Kaplans ACT Prepathon and Train Your Brain for Test Day

Mar 21 11:29am College: Admission Possible
As you’re gearing up for ACT Test Day, Kaplan is here to help you get in the best possible shape with a full day devoted to intense ACT training. To make sure you’re you’re in a competitive position for the April 8 administration of the ACT, join us this Saturday, March 25, beginning at 12 p.m. ET for our free, […] The post Join Us for Kaplan’s ACT Prepathon and Train Your Brain for Test Day appeared first on College: Admission Possible.
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School Spotlight: Millsaps College

Mar 20 9:28pm The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions
There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each [...] The post School Spotlight: Millsaps College appeared first on The Insider: Your Expert Guide to College Admissions.
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If You Didnt Have to Repay Student Loans, What Fun Things Would You Do with Your Money?

Mar 20 5:15pm Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Student loans can be harsh. The average debt for college students is currently up to $37,000. But if that were all suddenly forgiven, what would you do with the money? That amount could easily purchase a new car, or put a down payment on a house. But let’s have some fun and see what $37,000 …...
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Admission Testing Resources Quick Reference

Mar 20 4:48pm Blog – Compass Education Group
The following is a quick reference guide to Compass admission testing resources: 1. Guide to Testing This 80+ page free resource serves as a single source of answers for any...
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15 Helpful Online Writing Tools for Students

Mar 20 11:11am Blogs – College Raptor Blog
Talent and effort are two major features of every successful writer. It goes without saying that if you want to write a good piece you need to have some talent and invest a lot of effort into your work. Also, you need to have an extensive vocabulary and your grammar has to be on a …...
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15 Questions to Ask About Financial Aid Before Committing to a College

Mar 20 10:51am Blog – JLV College Counseling
15 Questions to Ask About Financial Aid Before Committing to a College...
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Women: Advance your Career before Donning the Cap and Gown

Mar 20 10:26am Peterson's Blog
For most college students, graduation can’t come soon enough. This is especially true for young women eager to show the men of the world that they are every bit as capable in their chosen careers. However, in a time when employment rates are at historic lows, snagging a position is easier said than done. On average, bachelor’s-degree-holding young adults job hunt for six months. In male-dominated industries, such as construction and finance, that search can last considerably longer. According to Kiplinger Editor Janet Bodnar, teenagers have difficulty walking into entry-level opportunities as many experienced candidates More…...
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