Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
I am amazed at the variety of experiences I’ve had touring colleges. The first thing I learned was that visiting a college in person is a totally different ball game than browsing a college’s website.
For example, I thought UC Santa Cruz was right on the ocean! It turns out that Santa Cruz is called the “City Upon the Hill” by its neighbors because it sits, literally, atop a hill overlooking the gorgeous bay and is surrounded on all sides by national parks.
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Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 under Applying to College, High School, Jobs
A resume is important to have even if you are still in high school and not looking for a job.
In fact, a high school resume can still include lots of information that tells readers about your life.
You might be surprised by how much information you can add to your resume, even if you have no job experience.
Learn how to maximize the experience you already have.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
College application deadlines are looming.
High school students all over the nation are preparing to make a decision that is just as scary as it is exciting. Seniors must choose where they want to spend the next four years of their lives.
So as a high school senior, how did I approach this kind of choice?
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Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College
The college process often brings conflict between parent and student.
The wise parent uses these conflicts as teaching lessons.
The wiser parent learns when to recognize their teen’s desire for independence and let go and when to stand firm.
Here is a list of do’s and don’ts for parents when conflict arises.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 under Applying to College, High School
If you’re a college hopeful worried that your application still has a few holes in it, there’s no question about it: it’s time to start signing up for some extracurricular activities while you’re still in high school.
But there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you go about joining and participating in these activities in the right way. Learn what they are, and how to make the most of your extracurricular college experience.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing
Before you apply to the Ivy Leagues, it is helpful to learn the average SAT scores of these schools.
You might find the numbers interesting or even encouraging as you apply.
Of course, if your scores are below the average range, you shouldn’t assume it means you can’t get in. But knowing the typical score range can give you an idea of whether you should take the SAT again or submit your current score.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Testing
If you want to gain admission to a top university, it helps to check out their average SAT scores.
From small liberal arts colleges like Bowdoin and Kenyon to larger schools like the University of Notre Dame to specialized schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, we’ve compiled a list of average SAT scores for their most recently admitted classes – the class of 2016.
Read on to get an idea of the scores it takes to gain admission to these universities.
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Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Testing
A college’s average ACT scores don’t represent all it takes to get accepted.
However, they can give you a good idea of how your scores stack up against those of other applicants.
We’ve put together a list of great colleges from across the country, both small schools and large universities, from the North to the Midwest to the South, and gathered the ACT scores of their recently admitted classes of 2016.
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Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College
If you can’t actually visit the college you want to go to, try an online campus tour instead. This is a fast, inexpensive way to get to know the school without flying anywhere.
Of course, there are additional ways to find out more about the college you are interested in.
If you are short on cash, or are simply considering too many colleges to make a trip to each one, you can find out the facts without leaving your desk.
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Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 under Applying to College, High School
There is not necessarily a magic number of how many colleges to apply to, though there are some guidelines.
But you should ask yourself a few questions before you decide on the number of colleges to consider.
Read on for some important questions to ask before you choose the number of reach, match and safety schools to which you’ll send out applications.
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Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 under Applying to College, Testing
If you are planning to apply to the Ivy League schools, you should know the average ACT scores.
Though one test score does not define you during the application process, it is helpful to know what scores enrolled students received so you can see if you are in the ballpark of an acceptable score.
If you have not yet taken the ACT, you’ll find out how high you should score if you want a good chance of getting accepted into an Ivy League school.
If you have already taken the test, you can compare your score and decide whether it will help or hurt you during the admissions process.
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Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
At first, choosing where to go to college can be a very scary thing to think about. There are so many things to consider!
However, if you simply sit down with a trusted family member or friend, it is a lot easier than it seems.
There are many things to think about when you’re choosing which college to go to, but just take it one step at a time and it will seem so much easier than you expected.
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Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 under Applying to College, On Campus, Student Housing
Living in the dorms can be a major part of your college experience. After all, you will probably be spending a great deal of time studying, sleeping and socializing in your room.
A campus tour is the perfect time to get answers to all your burning questions before you choose a place to live for the next year or more!
We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask both yourself and your tour guide when visiting campus. They include questions about room space, laundry, safety and many other aspects of dormitory life.
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Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 under Applying to College, Dates to Remember, Graduate School
If you are considering applying to graduate school, you need to plan about a year ahead of time, at the very least. This means that if you plan to enroll in fall 2013, you need to start planning now!
Get an idea of the timeline you should follow to make sure you feel prepared — not rushed — during your last year of undergraduate studies.
From summer to spring, we can help you map your graduate school application so you’re prepared every step of the way.
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Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 under Applying to College, Dates to Remember, Testing
If you plan to take the ACT, consider the test dates well ahead of time so you know when to register. In general, registration takes place about a month before each test date, so you need to plan ahead at least a little bit!
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