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visiting college libraries
4Dec
Visiting College Libraries: Why All of the Books Are Gone
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If you haven't read Electric Lit's article, Librarians Are Secretly the Funnest People Alive, you should! It made me laugh and also…

virtual assistants
3Dec
Virtual Assistants Make Great Holiday Gifts for Students, Parents
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This article originally appeared in our newsletter, CampusChat, on December 3, 2019. If you are not already a subscriber, become one here.…

hated freshman year
2Dec
What to Say During the Holidays If You’ve Hated Freshman Year at College
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For many college freshmen, the breaks around the holidays mark the first time you’ll be back home. Many of you will excitedly…

21Nov
What Not to Ask at Holiday Dinners: Quick Refresher for Relatives of High School Seniors
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We're kicking off the holiday season, and all those holiday dinners. You’ll likely be seeing some form of teenage relative to whom…

Khan Academy test taker SAT
20Nov
SAT Blues? Not a ‘Good Test-Taker’? Meet Khan Academy
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Did you recently get your SAT score? For some of you, it may have been the first time you ever took the…

early decision
7Nov
You Didn’t Get in Early Decision. Now What?
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I understand the advantage (at some schools) of applying Early Decision. But I’ve never been an advocate of encouraging kids to get…

What are Naviance, Scoir, BigFuture, and Khan Academy
1Nov
Admissions and Education Companies: What are Naviance, Scoir, BigFuture, Khan Academy?
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"Back in my day," I tell my kids, "we got a college application at a fair, maybe two in case we made…

credit score
16Oct
Building Credit With FICO: Sallie Mae Facebook Live
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Part of becoming an adult is learning how to wisely manage your money. From that skill, you'll responsibly build credit, and in…

lost ap test
10Oct
‘Your AP Test Was Lost’: One Student’s Nightmare Situation and Resolution
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Lots of articles and posts come with trigger warnings. If you've ever had nightmares of something going horrendously wrong with your transcript…

25Sep
FAFSA Tips and Answers: Sallie Mae Facebook Live
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It's almost FAFSA time! The FAFSA for 2020-2021 (yes, that's the correct year) will open on October 1. To kick off the…

fafsa and divorced parents
25Sep
FAFSA and Divorced Parents: Who Fills It Out?
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It's almost October 1, and that means one thing for college and college-bound students: FAFSA season. FAFSA rules require students under the…

college safety virginia tech
16Sep
College Safety and Hard Questions: ‘Will I Be Safe On Your Campus?’
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We're thankful for our contributor Kelly Rawlings' personal and touching perspective on college and university safety. We hope it inspires parents and…

out-of-state college
13Sep
Why It’s Sometimes Easier to ‘Get In’ to an Out-Of-State College
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When I worked as a college recruiter, I can’t tell you the number of times I talked to students who assumed that…

sick college student
12Sep
How to Help Your Sick College Student
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It's getting a little chillier outside. All of those happy, excited college freshmen who moved into their new residence halls a month…

college admissions fairs
5Sep
College Admissions Fairs: Top 10 Questions to Ask and Also Avoid
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It's pumpkin spice season, and that also means it’s time for college admissions fairs! In the world of college admissions, it’s also…

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