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November 21, 2016 in Blog, Holidays, Testing | No comments so far
The holidays are almost here, and at a time when everyone else is focused on decorating and shopping, college students across the country are gearing up for final exams. If you’re already getting tired of coffee, you’ll be glad to know there are other, more natural energy boosters out there.
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November 14, 2016 in Applying to College, Blog, Study Abroad, Summer | No comments so far
With the increased emphasis on globalization in recent years, it makes sense to get an international education. This is probably why the option to study abroad is so popular among college students. But your choices for getting an international education don’t end there.
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October 17, 2016 in Blog, Graduate School | No comments so far
Applying to grad school is a step many college students and graduates alike think about taking. But as good as the payoff usually sounds, it’s actually not right for everyone.
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October 11, 2016 in Applying to College, Blog, High School | No comments so far
It seems like every college applicant tries to be the well-rounded student, since this is what they’ve been told colleges want. But it turns out that colleges don’t want well-rounded students; they want well-rounded classes of students.
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September 19, 2016 in Blog, Graduate School | No comments so far
Considering how competitive the grad school admission process often is, it’s common to need at least one glowing recommendation letter. And who better to get this from than one of your past professors?
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September 12, 2016 in Applying to College, Blog | No comments so far
The college admission process can involve a lot of time and work on your part, so it might be tempting to skip an interview when it’s optional. And the fact is that many college admission interviews are indeed optional these days. So why do colleges keep offering them to applicants?
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August 6, 2016 in Academics, Applying to College | No comments so far
Business is a popular major, and there are plenty of reasons for that. But is majoring in business the right move for you? Before you declare your major, check out the pros and cons of getting a bachelor’s degree in business.
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August 5, 2016 in Applying to College, High School | No comments so far
Participating in extracurricular activities during high school is encouraged by many colleges. Letting colleges know about your extracurricular activities not only shows them that you’re a well-rounded student, but also tells them a little about your personality.
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July 22, 2016 in International Students, Moving, Student Housing, Study Abroad, Uncategorized | No comments so far
Planning on studying abroad in Europe? There are bound to be tons of things you’re going to want to do on this once in a lifetime opportunity! But whether you’re skydiving above the Swiss Alps or combing through a farmer’s market in Italy, you’ll always want to have a nice place that you can come home to.
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July 19, 2016 in Starting College, Student Housing | No comments so far
If you’re packing for college, chances are you don’t need a list of more things to put in your suitcase, you need less! After all, your dorm room is likely to be a lot small than your bedroom at home.
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