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Personal Advice

Questions HS Students Should Ask Their Guidance Counselors

Tweet You’re in high school and have plans to attend college. Like many high school students, you’re trying to do your best academically to secure a high spot amongst your

Education Tips

Apply to College: As a Junior!

Our neighbor’s daughter is a high school junior who recently applied to college and was accepted. She’ll start at the local community college at the same time that many of her friends begin their final year of high school.

Campus News

At-Risk Students in Danger of Failing

It should not come as much of a surprise that at-risk students have a greater risk in failing. These students are identified as coming from select ethnic minorities and include English language learners, students with disabilities and low-income families.

Personal Advice

8 Gift Ideas for High School Grads

High school graduation is in full swing with millions of students across the country set to close one chapter of their lives in preparation for embarking on a new one. This is an exciting time for graduates and should be recognized accordingly.

College Living

What Changes Students Will Face While Attending College

Your academic pursuits represent the cornerstone of what college will mean to you. Though very important, academics isn’t the only thing that will shape your college experience — you and the people you know will also change and in ways you might not have considered previously.

Academics

Rising Senior: How to Prepare for College

As a high school student finishing up your junior year, you are just months away from completing your secondary education and are about ready to turn a new chapter in your life. That chapter may include beginning work, joining the military or attending college.

Scholarships

College Scholarships in the Unlikeliest Places

Fall is a very good time to apply for college scholarships, a season when high school seniors may be absorbed with filling out college applications, writing essays and gathering references.

Fun News

What Defines a Nontraditional College Student?

Not all college students arrive on campus immediately following high school. Some students serve in the military, complete their religious training, start a family or hit the workplace before enrolling in college.

Personal Advice

4 Summer Tips For Rising College Freshmen

College-bound freshmen are about to embark on one of the most important transitions of their lives. They’ll be going from required secondary learning to their higher, but optional education.

Academics

What You Need to Know About College References

Your admission to college is based on several factors including your grades, your test scores and your extracurricular activities. Another factor, sometimes not recognized for its importance, are the personal references you include with your application.

College Search

About College Campus Winter Break Visits

Tweet The gap between fall and spring academic semesters represents a four- to six-week winter break and you will be off from school yourself between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Education Tips

Differences Between Early Decision and Early Action Admissions

Tweet Such colleges offer “early decision” and “early action” options, but the differences between the two plans are quite significant. Early Decision If you apply to a college with an