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Tips for Finding Good Food and Local Hot Spots on College Tours

Question: Hi: I am traveling with my family in two weeks and plan to stop and visit several colleges along the way. Is there any resource that provides insight into favorite places for students to eat or visit while on the campuses? I want them to get a true insight and experience what life is ...

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Examining Enrollment Ethics

With about a week to go here in February of 2018, high school seniors await college verdicts. Some of you fortunate seniors have already made your college enrollment decisions, thanks to the Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) process. Knowing where you’ll be going at this point in high school is comforting. Other college-bound ...

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Looking Ahead to College Resources

Some of you high school seniors have already ended your college process. That would be those of you who were accepted Early Decision (ED) last month. Others of you are possibly finished because the goal of being accepted to college has been satisfied through some version of Early Action (EA). You have until May 1st ...

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5 Key Criteria to Examine When Researching Colleges

Today’s article was written by David White. For those individuals planning to attend college in the next year or two, there are many things to consider when weighing one school against another. In fact, next to tests and finances, this could be one of the most stressful things about determining which school is right for you. ...

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6 Questions to Ask at a College Fair

Today’s article was written by David White. When it comes to choosing the college or university that’s right for you, there’s no better way to feel certain than to ask questions. Most, if not all, schools have a website, admissions brochures, and other media to introduce you to the institution. One of the best ways, however, ...

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Help! So Many U.S. College Names Sound Alike!

Question: I am an international student who wants to attend a university in the U.S.  A friend of mine suggested the University of San Diego and a relative suggested the University of California San Diego. I’m confused … is this two different universities or the same one?  It seems like a lot of American colleges ...

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College Consequential

Pardon the play on words in my title today. College Confidential would be the first to admit that college is consequential, in one way or the other. I think about this quite a bit. When I do, the questions that most frequently come to my mind are: Why do we want to go to college? ...

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Temple or Penn State for Confused Future Doctor?

Question: I’m currently stuck between a rock and hard place I feel like my life is falling apart. I made a decision to go to Penn state but my parents are totally against it and wanted me to go a much more adorable school like Temple. Penn state is a well know degree and I ...

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Deadlines to Remember

Monday is May 1. May Day. It’s an important day to note for most of you high school seniors who are headed to college. It’s enrollment deadline day. I’m sure that you’re aware of this, but I thought I would issue this reminder, just in case. Your senior year is rapidly coming to a close, ...

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Two Types of College Visits

We’re counting down to May 1: Enrollment Decision Day. Some of you high school seniors are on spring break and making some last-minute campus visits in an attempt to contrast and compare those schools that have admitted you. Some you juniors may be using this time off to begin the task of sampling colleges with ...

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