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51 Tips for Acing the SAT

Preparation 1. First things first; don't forget to register by the deadline! Doing so way in advance will assure you don't miss it, plus give you a longer time frame to begin planning your study schedule. 2. If you haven't already taken the PSAT, you should probably reconsider. It's a great stepping stone to taking the final SAT, and you'll have… Read full article

College Admissions and Criminal Records

Involvement in criminal activity can do a lot more than just complicate a high school student's present circumstances; it can also severely affect their future and chances of going to college. In a study conducted by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 66 percent of participating colleges reported that they collected… Read full article

College Planning Calendar - High School Junior Year 2007

January January 1st: New Years Day! Crank up some U2, sleep in 'till noon, and enjoy your final day of Christmas-break freedom. It's about time to start thinking about your future college plans; while you still have some time left in high school, the preparation now will make the transition a smooth one. January 15th : Martin Luther King Day. The… Read full article

College Planning Calendar - High School Senior Year 2007

January January 1st: New Years Day January 15th : Martin Luther King Day. You should have already filled out your FASFA; go ahead and mail it out immediately following the new year. Be sure to fill out and submit any other financial aid forms that are required, making sure to keep and organize any copies; be sure to have your financial aid office… Read full article

Earning Your GED Before Going to College

Congratulations on making the momentous decision to go back to school and finish what you started years ago. Each year, hundreds of people who never finished high school make the choice to go to college. However, before you can enroll in college and earn a degree, you will need to earn your GED to prove that you indeed have high school-equivalent skills.… Read full article

How to Graduate Early, or Just on Time

Test Out: If you already have extensive knowledge in a particular subject area, you can earn credit by "passing out" of it. There are 33 different CLEP exams that can help students earn college credit for basic subjects like English, history, mathematics, science, and foreign languages. These exams test you over material that is covered in college courses… Read full article

Some States Encouraging Higher AP Benchmarks

Advanced placement (AP) classes are fairly popular among college bound high school students in the United States. They allow students to earn college credit or advanced placement upon earning a satisfactory grade on the final AP exam. But just because the classes are popular does not mean they are easy. Advanced placement classes are similar to those… Read full article

Think Before You Type: the Importance of the College Essay

A list of all of your classes, tests, and grades may tell someone who does not know you that you were a smart student, but it will not say much about your personality, interests, or work ethic. That is what your high school transcript essentially is: a list of all of your classes, tests, and grades that does not say much about your personality. This… Read full article

What to Remember When Writing a College Paper

The first thing to remember when writing a college paper is that it needs to be focused. Nothing is more confusing to a reader than not being able to tell what your primary subject matter is because there are too many other ideas being discussed. While you may have many ideas about what you want to write your paper on, your professor only wants to hear… Read full article

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