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How Many Colleges On Your List Should You Visit?

When it comes to college visits, there is no fixed number that works best for everyone. Use these guidelines to determine the magic number for you. The Importance of College Visits Visiting just one college on your list is not enough, as it does not help you compare different campuses. Campuses vary widely not just …

Understand How Student Loan Deferment Works

If you are struggling to make your monthly student loan payments due to financial hardship, a medical emergency, or some other life circumstances, you may be qualify to apply for a student loan deferment. Student loan deferment allows you to suspend all loan payments temporarily for a period of time, so you can use your …

How Early Should You Start On Your College Applications?

Experts suggest that the best time to get started on college applications is the summer before senior year. Here’s the suggested timeline to work on your college application: The Summer Before Senior Year Working on the college application essay can be one of the more challenging aspects of the college application process. Starting on your …

Freshman Move-In Day Tips, Tricks, and Advice

Freshman move-in day can be chaotic, overwhelming, and exciting all at once. The thought of living in a new environment, making new friends, having to familiarize yourself with new rules and schedules—all of this can be exciting. But it can be stressful as well. Not knowing what’s in store can raise our stress levels tremendously. …

States Where The ACT / SAT Is Given For Free

The registration fees for the ACT and SAT tests can be pretty steep. For students of some states, the good news is that they do not have to pay any registration fee. There are 18 states that administer the SAT to juniors without charging them any registration fees. Here’s the breakdown. These states provide the …