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Creating a College Application Calendar

Creating a college application calendar will make the admission process easier and give you your best chance at being accepted to your favorite college. Here are a few tips that can help you get started planning your college application process. Start early – Some students plan for college from day one of their high school careers, by taking AP courses and participating in extracurricular activities. By your junior year, you should make sure that you are taking classes that will prepare you for your time in college. Talk to you guidance counselor – one of the most valuable resources a student has available is the use of your high school guidance counselor. They have the experience...

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College Application Senior Year Checklist

When the bus pulls up for the first day of your last year of high school, you are well on your way to getting into college!   Going into your final year of high school is exciting. Here are seven college application tips to remember for your senior year checklist in high school: 1) You should narrow your choice of school down to just a few finalists. By the time you start 12th grade, you should have your selection down to just three to five schools. 2) If you have not already taken your SAT’s, you will need to do so during your senior year in high school. If you took it in your junior year and were not happy with the results, you can take it again. 3) Finish applying for scholarships....

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Are You the First in the Family to go to College?

Being the first in your family to leave for college can be lonely. But those at home will welcome you back.Public domain photo by Kim Newberg. Being the first person in your family to attend college can present some unique challenges and opportunities. The first-generation student does not have the resource of family members who have previously gone through the college process. This means that you will need to take advantage of the knowledge of others, including your high school counselors and friends of your parents who have attended higher education. Also, be sure to attend your freshman orientation. These sessions can answer many questions you might have about attending university and living...

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