As you figure out the difference between the ACT and the SAT, you probably want to know how much your test scores matter. Do you really need to stress out about the test, which seems to have the potential to determine your entire future? Or can you blow it off, hoping your grades and abundance [...]
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When you’ve got your college acceptance letters in hand and you’re ready to make a decision, a campus visit is definitely in order. Campus visits give you a peek at what day-to-day student life is like at different colleges. After all, it’s where you’ll be spending the next four years of your life; isn’t that [...]
Let’s face it: Not everyone is Suzy High School. Sometimes, you do what it takes to get through those four years and get out unscathed, without having to join clubs, teams and groups. But when it comes time to fill out your college applications, your extracurricular activities might be noticeably bare. Is it a big [...]
When you’re adding up the costs of college, two things might happen. 1) You go into a deep depression or 2) Your calculator overheats and explodes. Everyone knows that getting a higher education isn’t exactly cheap. But just like your mom comparison shops to get the best deal on milk, it’s not a bad idea [...]
When you start nearing high school graduation, you have a few choices to make. For one: What are you going to wear to prom? But sartorial choices aside, your big option will be whether you should take the SAT or the ACT. In some school districts, the decision is made for you, but others allow [...]
Colleges want to know that you’re worth their time, which is why some might ask for a letter of recommendation to be submitted along with your application packet. Letters of recommendation are meant to come from those within the education community, which speak to what a stellar, non-falling-asleep-in-class type of student you are. Of course, [...]
You already know your friend the SAT, the prerequisite to getting into an undergrad college program. But its counterpart, the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) serves to help test your knowledge before being admitted into graduate school. Since the expectations are higher, the questions are more difficult and work in a different way than you might [...]