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Financial Aid: Panacea Or Prison?

Those of you high school seniors preparing your college applications are answering tons of questions as part of those applications: “Why do you want to go to [college name here]? “What elements of diversity will you bring to the [college name here] community?” “Where do you see yourself 10 years after graduating from [college name ...

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What is an .edu Email address and How Do I Get One?

Question: What is an “.edu email address”? I just tried to sign up at a Web site but was told that I couldn’t do it without an .edu email. When students enroll in college, the vast majority are given a new email address that includes the college name and the “.edu” suffix.” I see from ...

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I Want Out! Can I Transfer in the Middle of Freshman Year?

Question: I just started my freshman year of college and I already I think I’ve made the wrong  choice. This university is quite selective but it feels too large and too conservative. Can I transfer as early as this coming January? This is yet another time when “The Dean” must respond with an unsatisfying “It ...

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Can My Daughter Change her College Plans in August?

Question:  My daughter recently attended orientation at the university she had planned to attend but decided that she didn’t fit in there at all. So we contacted another university that had accepted her in the spring (but she turned down) to ask if they might still have room for her, and they said yes! So ...

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The Fruits of A College Degree – Part 2

Last time, we took a look at the results of a survey that tracked how college graduates are dealing with the realities of life after graduation. We saw some interesting statistics that revealed real-world circumstances vs. the idealistic visions of college students. In other words, for those grads surveyed, we saw that some, who had ...

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Is Who You Are What You’ll Be?

One of the more stressing questions teenagers ask themselves, especially those more introspective than others, is, “Who am I?” Maybe some of you middle-agers out there have also asked this question of yourself. One of my favorite places for self-interrogation is in the bathroom mirror (while making sure to keep the lighting level low!). Inquiring ...

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How Do Colleges Protect Students’ Personal Information?

Question:I am concerned about the safety of students information in college registration office. Is it possible, that the college lost students records and information due to, for instance, cyber attack? I want to know more about what measures, do the college generally have, to prevent the lost of students records? From my own experience (having ...

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What Are “Swipes” at College?

Question: Next week I’m going to visit a high school acquaintance who is a freshman at a college that I think I may attend. She said that we can use her “swipes” for food. I felt too stupid to ask her what “swipes” are, but now I’m wondering. Many colleges offer students some choice in ...

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Show Your Thanks for Your Success

Now that we’re into the month of March, high school seniors around the globe are no doubt thinking about one thing: College acceptances. “Where will I be going to college this fall?” “Who has accepted me?” “Who will deny me?” “When will I find out?” The answer to that final question is: Soon! In a ...

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