What to Do if Your College Closes

Are you currently going to a college that is closing its doors? Since many colleges and universities are privately run, there is always this risk, especially when it comes to lesser-known schools. What can you do to get your education back on track and deal with loans you may have amassed during your time at […]

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University of Oklahoma Scandal Shakes Up College Rankings

It’s not just wealthy parents trying to rig the system for their kids. Major universities may also fall prey to trying to gain a competitive edge through unsavory means. This latest college scandal shakes up the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which many students and parents use when choosing a school. Here is […]

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University of California Waitlist FAQ

Since just about all of the UC (University of California) campuses use a waitlist process for managing enrollment and transfers (Merced is the one exception), there are a few things that UC students need to know. Here is a quick FAQ: Is there still time to accept my waitlist invitation for this fall? No, unfortunately, […]

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Student Profile Tips for College Hopefuls

A robust student profile is a great way to show universities that you are more than just a good test taker. Here are a few ways to give your student profile a boost, so you can have a competitive advantage when it becomes the time to submit your college admissions applications. Take advanced placement classes […]

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Standardized Tests That College Hopefuls Need to Take

You may dread taking standardized tests, but it is something that simply needs to be done if you hope to further your education after high school. Here are the three types of standardized tests you need to know about, each of which has its own unique benefits when it comes to applying for college. The […]

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How to Maximize College Aid, even if Your Family Isn’t Low Income

Everyone knows that college tuition prices are not inexpensive, and they just continue to rise from year to year. That means just about every family will need assistance if they want to send their kids for more education. Here’s a quick checklist for maximizing college aid, even if your family is well above the poverty […]

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Tips for Composing a Letter of Continued Interest to a School that Has Waitlisted You

Are you frustrated because you have been waitlisted by the top schools that you applied to? Did you receive a letter to inform you that your early application has been deferred? These situations can increase the pressure on a young person who is trying to get into a particular school. Is there anything you can […]

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Making Good Use of the Summer Before You Start College

Are you getting ready to graduate high school in the next month or two? If you are planning to enter the ranks of college students next fall, what should you be doing with your last summer? Here are three ways to make good use of the summer before college to prepare you for your experience. […]

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The 3 Things College Admissions Officers Are Looking for in an Essay

College admissions officers are inundated each year with stacks of college applications and the same old hackneyed essays. So how can you make your essay stand out and rise to the top of the pack? While there is no foolproof formula, there are a few things that admission officers are looking for. Write in your […]

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How Important Are SAT Scores When It Comes to College Admissions?

We often get asked just how important SAT scores are when it comes to college admissions (or ACT scores depending on the school). The answer depends on several different factors: The school – Some colleges care more than others. If the average SAT score of students accepted at a school is 1500, you might struggle […]

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