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The Best Ways to Jump Start a Junior’s College Search

Your junior year in high school is just about half-way over and your thoughts now turn towards selecting senior year courses and the quest to find the right college. Sometimes the hardest part of the college search process is actually the very first step. In a world where you have, literally, thousands of options, how …
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Finding the Perfect College: Reality or Myth?

Growing up you are told that there is one perfect college out there that will meet all of your needs. All you have to do find the perfect college. If you use a really great college search engine, plug in all of the things you are looking for, and then visit each school, one of …
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How to Find The Right School For You

Trying to find the right school for you can be incredibly overwhelming. There are hundreds to choose from and each one is doing their best to make you choose them. It may seem like it would be easier to just have someone tell you where to go and what to do. But, the result would …
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What to Do if Your Student Doesn’t Want to Go to College Yet

Bamboo grows quickly, but its flowers can take quite some time to bloom, much like many teenagers. Their bodies may grow bigger. Their feet have quickly grown through kid’s shoes and well into the adult sizes. But this does not mean their brains have matured for such adult tasks as being academically, socially, or emotionally …
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7 Must-Ask Questions for Every College Visit

Campus tours are sometimes referred to as “the golden mile” and tour guides have been called a campus’ most important employee. Both the tour guide and the campus tour are tools for the college to reel you in, educate you about the school, and entice you to apply and perhaps enroll. The college visit is, …
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10 Reasons to Attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) or Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

Specialized mission colleges focus on educating specific groups of students. The most common specialized mission collages are the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). An HBCU and HSI offer many great resources for their students. In addition, contrary to popular belief, HBCUs and HSIs educate students of all races, ethnicities, and …
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10 Reasons to Attend a Women’s College

In the United States, there are currently 42 institutions of higher learning that only enroll women students. The colleges and universities are located throughout the country and vary in their academic and social offerings. While they all have their unique personalities, they all promote empowering women. The percentage of women who attend women’s colleges is …
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10 Reasons to Attend a Religious College

Religious colleges are all over the country. Some of the more common religions with colleges in the U.S. include Protestant, Catholic, Latter Day Saints (LDS), and Jewish. While some colleges are only religious in their founding, others weave their religious faith into everyday life on the campus. For students who have a strong faith and …
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7 Mistakes Students Make When Building Their College List

It’s that time of the year: Summer is here. Rising seniors are starting to feel the pressure of building their college list of where they’d like to apply. Of course, this college list probably won’t be finalized for months, but that doesn’t make the process any less intimidating. Where do you start? How do you …
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10 Reasons to Attend an Art School

If you’re an aspiring artist, an art school might be the place for you. Typical majors found at art schools include Animation, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture, just to name a few. Art schools that are members of the non-profit consortium called the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) not only …