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So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

So Many Social Channels: Be Smart. Be Safe.

The many online social channels have become a global information network that undoubtedly has many benefits. However, with this increased exposure, it is vital to make sure students are wise and remain safe as they post information online. At College … Continue reading

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How To Manage The College Admissions Frenzy

How To Manage The College Admissions Frenzy

Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge? What is the … Continue reading

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Why The College Selection Process Is More Important Than Ever

Why The College Selection Process Is More Important Than Ever

“Knowledge Is Power”. The quote that is first credited to Francis Bacon has been used countless times in countless situations.

Perhaps this oft-used quote has never been more timely and meaningful than it is today, as there seems little doubt that American society is in the midst of a second major transformation. Just as the Industrial Revolution replaced the Agrarian society, changing the landscape of employment opportunity, wealth creation and general well being for all individuals, so will the knowledge-based economy replace the industrial labor-based economy Continue reading

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Ten Things Rising Seniors Can Do To Get A Jump Start On The College Search

Ten Things Rising Seniors Can Do To Get A Jump Start On The College Search

The time is now for rising seniors to get a jump start on their college search. There is no doubt that fall semester will be a lot less stressful if the college search and application process is well underway when school begins. Below are the top ten things rising seniors can and should begin working on now. Go Ahead….Get A Jump Start! Continue reading

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How Are You Conducting The College Search?

How Are You Conducting The College Search?

In conducting the college search, it is important to make sure a college list is well balanced with “reach,” “50/50” and “likely” colleges that fit the student’s profile academically and socially. Thorough research is necessary to be sure that students are applying to the right colleges for them. The research will also come in handy when completing applications and when answering essay questions that ask why an applicant wants to attend that college. Continue reading

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Summer Before Senior Year: Get Going!

Summer Before Senior Year: Get Going!

Your summer should be enjoyable with lots of vacation time. However, the fall semester will be here before you know it and, although you may not want to start your college process just yet, you’ll be so happy you did once your senior classes begin. Summer is actually a relaxed time to begin this process with little stress. Do yourself a favor and create a calendar with set goals for the summer. Continue reading

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Are You Ready For College Prep This Summer?

Are You Ready For College Prep This Summer?

  Although many decisions are made during senior year, it is best to begin the college prep process early. Do enjoy some down time this summer, but remain productive, active and interested… read, exercise, visit campuses while traveling, keep a … Continue reading

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Action Steps for Early College Prep

Although many decisions are made during the senior year, it is best to begin the college process early. There are countless details involved in the college admissions process, and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend. Continue reading

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Have You Started the College Search?

Have You Started the College Search?

In conducting the college search, it is important to make sure a college list is well balanced with reach, 50/50 and likely colleges that fit the student’s profile academically and socially. Thorough research is necessary to be sure that students are applying to the right colleges for them. The research will also come in handy when completing applications and when answering essay questions that ask why an applicant wants to attend that college. Continue reading

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Why Early College Prep Is Important

Although many decisions are made during senior year, it is best to begin the college process early.

There are countless details involved in the college admissions process and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend. Continue reading

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