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Community Activities Make a College Application Stand Out (College Basics)

Community involvement is not just for adults. For those who are applying to selective colleges, community involvement can make a difference between acceptance and rejection. Of course, what a student does in the classroom and in school is important, but colleges are looking to build community, too, and admission committees want to know its future students will be part of their community effort.

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5 college finance problems your parents didn't have (USA Today)

If you’re in the throes of college research and decision-making, it’s likely that how to pay for college is a huge consideration. And because things have changed so much economically over the last 25 years, some say that today’s young adults, those classified as Millennials, have a lot more to think about than their Generation X parents did.

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5 Things to Consider When Weighing Admission Offers (IvyWise)

Most admission decisions are in for the Class of 2019, and now that the anxiety of waiting to hear back from admissions offices has passed, it may set into motion a new phase of stress and uncertainty: deciding where to enroll.

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5 Things NOT To Say To Your Teen About College Decisions (Huffington Post)

It used to be that all college admission notifications were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. You didn’t even need to open the letter to know what was inside: If it was a thick package, you had gotten in and the envelope contained a zillion forms to fill out.

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Evaluating the New PSAT: Math

Well, after the high drama of writing, the math section is pretty tame. Except the whole oh, my god, are they serious? part. Caveat: I’m assuming that the SAT is still a harder version of the PSAT, and that this is a representative test. 2,310 more words

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How to Decipher Those Confusing College Financial Aid Letters (Main St)

The average cost of attending a public university is about $28,000, and the average cost of a private university is $55,000. Consequently, every dollar squeezed out of financial aid, especially via scholarships, grants or loans, could be vital.

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Evaluating the New PSAT: Reading and Writing

The College Board has released a new practice PSAT, which gives us a lot of info on the new SAT. This essay focuses on the reading and writing sections. 1,373 more words

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