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How long does it take to complete a bachelor’s degree? Ranking by Timing of Entry, Type of Institution, and Major

A newly released federal report, “2008-09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study,” confirms the wisdom of going straight into a private four year bachelor’s program immediately after completing high school. The report observes that bachelor’s degree recipients in 2007-08 who began their post-secondary studies at a community college took almost 20 percent longer to complete their […]

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Tips on Completing the College Application Personal Statement

The summer is an ideal time to get a head start on college application personal statements. Tips for writing a strong essay follow. (1) Be Personal and Display Growth Essay writers want to know about an interesting experience in your life, but they need to know what you did with that experience to change your […]

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How to Start Your College Search: A Summer Strategy

How to Start Your College Search before applying to colleges… It’s hot outside and you’re hanging out with friends, perhaps taking some courses and working before heading back to school in the fall. It is also a great time, however, to invest in your future and start the ball rolling on your college search. Whether […]

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Summer Test Prep Tips

Three Tips for Summer Test Prep Success… Top Test Prep’s team hopes you’re staying cool in this summer heat. We’d like to share three tips with you to stay prepared this summer – for fall grades and academic success. Also, you’ll find our Specials for the Month of June. Tip #1: Read one more book […]

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Helpful Tips for Creating a College Admissions Brag Sheet

How to Create A College Brag Sheet What Is a College Brag Sheet? Brag sheets are a student’s resume and are designed to assist teachers in writing recommendations and to accompany college applications. A brag sheet can help you gain admission to some of the best colleges in the country. It’s your chance to highlight […]

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Sunny College Options: A Look at High Quality Colleges with Great Weather

You’re a high school student or a parent thinking about college options. Naturally, institutions with strong students and professors, classes where students count, and a staff, which goes the extra mile to retain them are appealing. Lifestyle is also important, however, and battling snowdrifts and months of freezing weather isn’t where you want to put […]

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Should you get a US Degree or study abroad? Things to consider…

Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of full US degree programs abroad conducted in English. According to the British-based Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, there are close to eighty US degree programs overseas where English is the language of instruction.  Over three quarters of them have opened since 1999.  Florida State University in Panama City […]

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How Students Choose Their Colleges

Talking to students informally about the rationale behind their college choices, one gets a wide array of answers including finances, academics, and climate. The University of California, Los Angeles’s Higher Education Research Institute has conducted a comprehensive survey of college freshmen for the past forty years which poses this question, among others, to students. The […]

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When to Apply Early Decision vs. Early Action to Colleges

In this article, we discuss when it’s better to apply early decision vs. early action to colleges, and some things for you to consider when applying… What is Early Decision? Recent buzz about the advantages of applying early decision as opposed to regular decision has created confusion among students and their families. They are interested […]

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How to Select Your APs and Honors Courses in High School

How to select your APs/IBs and Honors Courses in High School…(and how many you should take) Recent studies including one conducted by the Department of Education have challenged the value of advanced high school courses. The lines of attack have varied somewhat, but the bottom line is that they don’t carry much “bang for the […]

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