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Ending the Community College Stigma
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It's time to stop making community college a second choice or a fallback option. It's time to look at community college as…

5Feb
Admissions Counselors and Social Media: Are They Checking You Out?
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There's nothing like a well-curated 'Gram, right? Gen Z is top dog in content creation. What those content monsters may not be…

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College Recruiting: Big Changes Made By the DOJ and What That Means For You
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In mid-December, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) was sued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the alleged violation…

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3Feb
3 Things to Do While Waiting for College Decisions
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Are you playing the Waiting Game waiting for college decisions to be made? While many colleges do rolling admissions now (meaning they…

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30Jan
Public vs Private: Why Do Private Schools Offer Huge Scholarships?
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You've applied to a variety of schools, and you're getting their decisions. You're realizing that the private universities are offering you huge…

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22Jan
What is the Elusive Admissions Committee?
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If you ever saw the movie "Admission" with Tina Fey, you might have an image in your mind of what an admissions…

21Jan
Brazilian Universities vs American: What Are the Differences?
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Have you ever wondered what going to college is like in other countries? Universities are pretty much the same, right? A place…

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17Jan
How Well Do You Know Your Teen? 21 Questions to Ask the College-Bound Student
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We’ve all seen those surveys on social media. You know, the ones where you answer how you THINK the other person would…

14Jan
Five Scholarship Application Tips to Get and Keep Yourself on Track
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"Have you applied for any scholarships this week?" - Me, to my student "Sad emoji face." - My student This conversation happens…

13Jan
‘Star Wars’ Notebooks Perfect for College Notes, Journals, or Rebellion Planning
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Credit: Disney "Do or do not. There is no try"...ing to deny you love "Star Wars." But what's a college student to…

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10Jan
What Happens If Your Roommate Drops Out
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It's the start of the semester, and across the country, college students are locating all of their belongings (all over the place),…

8Jan
10 ‘Harry Potter’ College Necessities
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Credit: Warner Bros Hello, Harry Potter fans and Potterhead friends! Do you need a couple of magical items to show your allegiance…

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