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Do’s and Don’ts: Scholarship Applications

Here are the do's and don'ts of scholarship applications scholarship search & applications
Nailing your scholarship application is the key to getting valuable free money towards your higher education. As with college applications, there are several do’s and don’ts that apply when applying for a scholarship. Adhering to these do’s and don’ts will help you submit a successful scholarship application: Scholarship Applications Do’s: Do dedicate a fair amount of …

Few More Commonly Asked College Interview Questions & How To Answer Them

We put together some commonly asked college interview questions. college admissions
While there is no way to predict exactly what questions you will be asked at your college admissions interview, there are a few questions that can be considered ‘traditional’. Interviewers ask every applicant pretty much the same set of questions in a few different forms. You’ve already read about some of the most commonly asked …

Understand the Basics of Student Debt Repayment

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The reality most students face after they graduate, is how and when they are going to repay the student loans that they accrued of over the 4 years in college. Understanding the basics of repaying your student loans is important so you can plan accordingly. Here are a few things you absolutely must know about …

College Is Not Just About Getting Good Grades

While your college grades are important, there's so much more to college! student life
Before you set out to college, you are sure to receive lots of advice about studying hard and getting good grades. Yes, getting good grades is really important, and you must give due effort to working hard and earning good grades. But, it is equally important to remember that college is so much more than …

Pros And Cons Of Taking A Gap Year Before College

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Many students choose to take a gap year before college, whether it is to get some work experience, volunteer, earn some money for their advanced education or travel the world and gain experiences that may help them during their degree. Some students are taking a gap year because they are undecided about their subject choice …

Preparing For A Successful College Admissions Interview

Here's how you can prepare for your college admission interview. college admissions
Feeling nervous at the thought of your upcoming college admission interview? You don’t have to be. Think of the interview as an opportunity to let the admissions officer get to know more about you beyond the academic and personal details you provided on their application form. These few tips will help you be more prepared …