The College Schedule and How to Manage your Time

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One of the biggest changes you will face going from high school to college is a schedule that allows you more freedom than ever before. This also coincides with one of the biggest challenges you’ll face, which is how to manage and adapt to a schedule that doesn’t necessarily hold you as accountable anymore. With good planning and time management, …

Important College Terms

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Whether you went to college yourself or are the parent of a first-generation student, sending a child to college can be a bit intimidating. From financial aid and the application process to academic credits and on-campus life, there are a lot of new terms and concepts to learn. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the terminology you encounter on college websites …

Different Types of College Applications

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Now that the college application process is done primarily online, students now have opportunities to cast a wider net when it comes to applying to schools. The school information is at the student’s fingertips, providing them with readily available information on the roughly 5300 colleges and universities in just the United States alone. The most common way students will apply …

Taking Advantage of Office hours in College

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As I reflect back on my college experience and think about the things that helped me the most, one of the fondest memories was with Dr. F’s office hours for calculus.  I took calculus at 8:00AM, four days a week.  The combination of an early morning class and a course that challenged me (the future English major), to say I …

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The School Profile

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The School Profile By: Brooke Carleton If you’re currently a senior in the thick of college applications you have probably heard of the School Profile or have seen it mentioned on the Common Application.  If you haven’t quite started the college application process, then read on to learn more about what the School Profile is and the importance of it.   …

The Rigorous High School Schedule

The Rigorous High School Schedule

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You’ve probably heard your school counselor talk about taking rigorous courses when you started your freshman year, well before you even started to think about colleges. After all, you’re just trying to balance a new school and new responsibilities. But did you know your high school curriculum is something that college reps really look for in a student’s application. So …

Mental Health Resources and Where to Find them on Campus

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The collegiate years bring a lot of big changes, and on the outside, it can seem as if everyone is coping really well. As it turns out, however, more college students are struggling with mental health than you think. College students that are trying to find their purpose and create a plan for their life so they need mental health …

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Questions You Should be Asking College Reps

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By Mallory D. Platt During your college research, it is important to look for qualities in the college that demonstrate how you and the school would be a great fit. These qualities could range from academic rigor to social life to campus culture to career prep opportunities, among others. Think of it as a puzzle: the more pieces that fit …

How to Answer Supplemental Essay Questions

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by Jennifer Krydynski Supplemental essay questions are often asked of students in addition to their main essay or personal statement. These questions are relatively short answer questions that give you a chance to highlight anything that may be missing from your overall application. Here are some tips you can use to approach these types of questions. Organize all your supplemental …

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Being a Part of Your Class

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Big campus, small campus, or anything in between, you will need to become a part of your class and college community. Often I will hear students cease talking about their goals when they discuss the college application process. There is almost a vibe that once they get in, they are set.  Yes – being accepted into college is a huge …