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A College Mindset

If you are a college-bound high school senior, you’ve no doubt made your decision about where to go this fall. Among your considerations for “getting your mind right” about being a college student should be how to take advantage of the various resources and circumstances that college will offer you. Over the many years since ...

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Will my writing be a problem in college?

MIT is one of the best schools of its kind in the world and only admits three of ten applicants each year. So why do freshman at the 'Tute, as it's affectionately known, have so much trouble with the written English language?

Four more years of school – is college really worth it?

A four-year college degree can make a big difference in your life, not only from an income perspective but also from an enjoyment-of-life aspect. Nevertheless, you certainly don't have to follow the classical four-year bachelor's degree route...

What is the “Cluster Effect”?

Most well-informed high school seniors know that there must be a strategy in place before they start their college application process. Though you may have a perfectly good set of reasons to apply...

When is it too late to start college planning?

Within limits, the sooner you start planning for college, the better off you'll be. Unfortunately, many students and their families don't begin making college plans until after the senior high school year has begun...

How can I select the right college?

Don't be overwhelmed by the thousands of colleges and universities from which you can choose. Your goal should be to limit your search by applying certain restrictions...

How can I get a true picture of colleges?

A college's publications, particularly those intended to excite prospective students, are always carefully planned to show only the best and most attractive qualities of the school...