Tag: applications

Financial Aid Do's and Don'ts

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Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

No one said applying for financial aid was easy, but you can make the process more manageable by starting strong--and following these tips. read more

Ace the Resident Assistant Application

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Public Relations Associate, Carnegie Communications

You've decided to take the step to become an RA. So, now what? You most likely have a blank application and an appointment for an interview, but now, it's just a matter of taking action. Here are a few pointers so you can ace the resident assistant interview and application process. read more

Should You Study Science or Engineering at a Private College?

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If you have dreamed about a career in exciting fields such as genomics, environmental engineering, or nanotechnology, read on to learn how a private college can help you achieve your goals. read more

When should I start planning for med school?

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The short answer is . . . as soon as possible! Medical schools often want to see evidence of a busy life and community contributions from as far back as the age of 16. read more

My standardized test scores are lower than my school choices require; can I still apply?

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Talk to an admission representative at the school and ask that question. If you have extenuating circumstances, such as a learning disability or illness that contributes to your low test scores, the colleges might take that into consideration. read more

What are some common misconceptions students have about the college admission process?

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That they cannot control the outcome. They need to put their best foot forward but also realize that being rejected does not mean they failed. read more

Guide Freshmen Through the Next Four Years, Part II

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

For incoming freshmen, high school may seem like an exciting succession of dances, football games, pep rallies, and burgeoning independence. And it is - but it's also the time when they'll become the people behind their college applications. read more

How should I prepare for my audition for admission?

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Research the specific audition requirements for those colleges on your list that have auditions. Pay close attention to deadlines and locations of the auditions. Practice a lot and record your work. read more

Get A Head Start On The Future at an Institute Of Technology

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"Which college do you think I'd like?" asked my neighbor the other day. He's good at math, likes history, and thinks he wants to study engineering. He also plays soccer and trumpet and volunteers in the community. What he wants most from college is to study in an exciting environment that will prepare him for his future--wherever it may lead. read more

An Introduction to Standardized Tests

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Vice President for Enrollment Management, Wartburg College

Most U.S. colleges and universities require standardized tests for admission, especially for students making the transition from secondary to postsecondary education. You may wonder: why are they so important? At their most basic level, these tests provide uniform information about students' aptitude and knowledge base in a variety of subject areas. read more