All about the Greek life

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By:  Lauren Benters, School Counselor You’ve seen the college sorority and fraternity houses in movies and on TV, students partying, drinking copious amounts of alcohol, and scantily clad people.  Is it really accurate? Just like anything else in movies or on TV, all of that is usually quite a stretch. Let’s explore Greek life, so you can decide if it …

How Work-Study Works.

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  Do you want to get paid to sit at a desk and do your homework? How about giving tours on a campus that you love? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then work-study is for you! In order to understand how work-study works, let’s first identify what work-study is. According to studentaid.ed.gov here is a quick …

Is Community College Right for Me?

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Well…. That depends. There are many variables that go into making the all-important college decision. But most of all, the question at the heart of the answer lies in your academic, social and financial reality, along with your aspirations. Are you a student that might not have it all figured out right now but know that you want to do …

What Should Students Do In Summer?

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By Brooke Carleton   Most of us do it every year. countdown to summer. What’s not to like: warm weather, vacations, adventures and having fun with family and friends. Why not take advantage of your vacations and time off to visit and explore new cities and colleges. Whether it is a school you’ve always dreamed of visiting or one you …

Decoding College Lingo

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Higher education comes with its own rules, culture, and even its own language. If you have not been to college in the past ten years it has changed a lot. There are so many acronyms, and politically correct ways to say things that can cause a lot of confusion when you are trying to figure out if this is the …

How to Stay Safe on Campus?

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Millions of students in the U.S. head to college each fall. For most of those students, college represents independence and freedom from their parent’s rules. But with independence comes more responsibilities, especially with regards to your personal safety. Although safety is a priority at most schools, it is important to be proactive in keeping yourself and your belongings safe. Below …

What is the Most Important Factor on your HS Transcript?

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College admission officers weigh a variety of factors when making admission decisions. They take into consideration your ACT/SAT scores, class rank, GPA, rigor of high school courses, college admission essays, and much more. Most of this information can be found on your high school transcript, which begs the question, “What is the most important factor on my high school transcript?” …