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The History of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

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You’ve probably heard of HBCUs (or Historically Black Colleges and Universities), but a less commonly known federal definition for schools is a HSI or Hispanic Serving Institution. Here’s a history of HSIs and how they exist today. What is a HSI? An HSI, or Hispanic Serving Institution, is a college, university, or a similar system …

How NOT To Create a College List

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There are quite a few ways to create your college list, including asking family members, teachers, and friends for advice, using websites like College Raptor, and visiting college fairs. However, there are also tactics you should be avoiding, including these three. Only Including What Your Family Suggests Your family will have suggestions for schools and …

College Prep Events You Should Attend During High School

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Most colleges and universities organize a series of events that are open to all students who are considering applying to one of their programs. If you are a driven student who wants to prepare well, then you should definitely attend some of these events. You don’t even have to wait till high school to attend. …

Different Ways to Build Your College List

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If you are starting to look at colleges, you may not know exactly where to start. Even if you have a dream school in mind, you will have to have other colleges for backups and consideration, especially if your dream school doesn’t work out. Here are three different ways you can start to build your …

Reasons to Save Your Dream College Visit for Last

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While you may be anxious to see your dream school in person as soon as possible, you may actually want to move that college to the back of the list when it comes time to visit each campus. There are quite a few reasons to do just that. You’ll Know How To Have a Successful …

People You Should Meet During a College Visit

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During a college visit, you will most likely be meeting with a member of the admissions team or even an alumnus that will help you and your group view the school. While you probably have a ton of questions for them, you should also be designing questions for other people. These are just a few …

FAQ About Community College 2+2 Programs

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Some students decide to go to community college for two years for their Associate’s and then attend a four-year college to focus on their major and earn their Bachelor’s. Attending community college for two years, then transferring to a college or university for another two years is known as a 2 + 2 program, and …

10 Things You Need To Check Out During A College Visit

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Whether you’ve already chosen your dream school or you’re still looking for a college that’s the perfect fit for you, there are some things you must check out during your next college visit. Here are some things you should put on your college visit checklist. Classrooms One thing that definitely belongs on your college visit …
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