Category Archives: College Planning

The Importance of Working and Volunteering on College Applications By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

High school underclassmen often hear from teachers and parents that having work or volunteer experience is a necessary part of college applications, and it’s something students should be doing as freshmen. But, do college admissions officers really feel the same way? And if you don’t have this experience by senior year, will that decrease your chances of getting into a college? The answer, in most cases, is yes. Keep reading to find out why.

 

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Do’s and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays By Tom Jager

One of the most important moments of your life is already here: you’re about to send an application to a college. But when you finally sit down and start writing your application essay, the right words don’t come easily. Everything you write seems like total nonsense and you desperately delete it after hours of work.

But don’t be discouraged! Everybody experiences the toughness of writing a college application essay at one point in their lives. You just need a little assistance.

 

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Student Finance: Money Saving Tips for University First-Timers By Emma Miller

Going off to college is the time when you’ll acquire some skills that might help you live more comfortably both during your studies and later in your life. One of those skills is managing money and developing financial responsibility. Since many students live on a tight budget, they need to acquire some budget-friendly habits that will help them cut any unnecessary expenses and even increase their savings. Here are some money-saving tips that will make your college life more comfortable and enjoyable.

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How to Visit Colleges Without Ruining Your Summer Vacation By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Summer is in full swing, and the last thing you want to be doing right now is sitting in a sweaty college classroom listening to an info session. Well, you don’t have to. While it’s a good idea to go on a few college tours over the summer, there’s no need to spend your entire summer vacation scouring college campuses. Here are just a few ways you can visit colleges and still have plenty of time to relax in the sun.

 

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How to Prepare for the College Process Over the Summer By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

It’s the middle of summer—and you might be tempted to spend every day relaxing at the beach. But, senior year is right around the corner, and you’re about to be thrown into the whirlwind of college application season. By preparing now, you’ll be relieving yourself of a lot of unnecessary stress. Here are some things you can do to help make the college process go more smoothly in the fall.

 

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How to Stay Safe During Your Study Abroad By Eileen O'Shanassy

If you are planning on heading overseas for part of your studies, you’re probably really excited about experiencing a different place and a new culture. However, it is important to do what you can to stay safe. Travel always brings a bit of uncertainty, but knowing how to stay safe can be helpful. These are just a few tips that can help you enjoy your adventure abroad as much as possible.

 

 

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What Students Need to Know About the New Common App Essays By Kristen Moon

The Common App announced some significant changes for the 2017-2018 college admissions cycle. Two essays have been added; increasing the essay selection from five to seven. Revisions have also been made to three of the five current choices.

The Common Application, used by nearly 700 universities worldwide, is the most widely used college application. Students select one essay prompt and craft a response that is up to 650 words. Each university the student applies to, using the Common App, will see that essay. As you can imagine, this is one very important essay.

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The 4 Types of People Who Would Succeed in an Online College Program By Hannah Whittenly

With all of the emerging technology coming onto the scene today, it should come as no surprise that the field of online education has been a primary benefactor. For many people, the dream of earning a college degree has been put on hold for quite some time due to a variety of factors, most of them related to time. If you are one of those people, the growing popularity of online college programs could very well appeal to you. To find out if you are the type of person who would succeed in such a format, keep reading to learn more about four types of people who are most likely to benefit.

 

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From Home School to Online College By Harper Harmon

As your life as a home-schooled student comes to an end, you understandably may be thinking about your next steps in life and possible career opportunities you want to pursue. Many home-schooled students want to enter the medical profession and become a nurse, and you may be wondering if an online college is a good fit for your higher level of education in this field. There are several great online programs available that can help you to prepare for a career in nursing, and these often require you to complete at least a portion of your education through an in-house program at a local hospital or medical center. As you prepare for this next chapter in life, these factors can guide you.

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Struggling Students: Why You Should Be Going to College Anyway By Lizzie Weakley

Education can be tricky. Even beyond all the historical dates and equations to memorize, it can be very stressful for students to know about what steps to take to further their education. For some, the question is whether they should further their education at all, or just stop after graduating high school. Even if you are struggling academically, it’s still a good idea to go to college, as the benefits of having a college diploma will help you tremendously in your professional career and future development.

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