Hilary Cairns

About

Hilary Cairns is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and has a BA in English/Creative Writing. She's an established freelance writer who also has a hand in marketing, social media, and editing for various businesses across the United States.

Searching for the Right College During Quarantine

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Has your search for your future college been stopped short by the coronavirus? You’re definitely not alone, but there are resources available to you online to help you make your decision. There’s still plenty you can get accomplished during quarantine. Here are some different aspects of the college search to keep in mind in regards …

COVID-19 and the SAT / ACT: What You Need to Know

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With the coronavirus rearranging college classrooms and many other facets of our lives, high school students and their parents may be wondering how this affects standardized testing in regards to entrance exams. Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 and SAT / ACT. The Tests Are Cancelled or Rescheduled March is usually a month …

Coronavirus Aid: How COVID-19 Affects College Finances

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As a student or recent alumni, you might wonder how COVID-19 affects your colleges finances. Is there coronavirus aid available? Do you qualify? The quick answer: it depends. Here are some facts you need to know: Most Students Keep Their Financial Aid… Colleges have switched over to online courses, but this has not affected financial …

COVID-19 and College Admissions: What You Need to Know

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With COVID-19 throwing much of the world into disarray, you may be wondering how it will affect your college admissions and college application going forward. Take a look at some must-know information here: Some Schools Changed Decision Deadline When you receive an acceptance letter to a college, most schools ask that you make your decision …

The Basic Overview of College Preparations

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Is it time to start college preparations? There’s quite a few steps you’ll need to take to be ready to apply, get acceptance letters, and attend! Check out these must-know steps: Pick Your Classes – Consider Academic Rigor College preparations start in high school. Your junior and senior classes can actually have a big impact …

How to Find the Best Savings Account Rates

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As we’ve talked about in previous articles, you don’t want to choose just any savings account for your money. Something you need to consider when selecting a new account is the rate. So how do you find the best rates for a savings account? Start with Research Rates can vary from bank to bank and …

5 Ways to Narrow Your College Choices

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When you start your search for colleges, you might be overwhelmed with the number of choices you have. If you’re struggling to narrow down your college choices, try using one of these five methods: #1: Start with Simple Research Looking up each college takes time, but it can definitely pay off in the long run. …

Is the ACT or SAT Easier?

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Junior year is the time to start thinking about the ACT and SAT, so you might be asking, “which is easier, the ACT or SAT?” You might be a bit surprised by the answer. It Depends There is no straightforward answer to the question “Is the ACT or SAT easier?” It actually depends… on you. …