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Important Questions to Ask at a College Fair

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During your junior year, you should take the opportunity to attend at least one college fair organized by your school or by local academic organizations. At these college fairs, you will get to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities around the country. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know more about a …

Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit Colleges

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Fall is often hailed as the best time to visit colleges. So what makes fall the optimal season? The overriding reason is that it gives you a chance to visit the campus when school is in session, instead of visiting a ghost town during the break. Visit Colleges While School is in Session Visiting a …

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 …