Tag: apply to college

Special College Applications

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Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

Whether you're compiling a visual arts portfolio or performing a monologue from Shakespeare, applying to undergraduate arts programs means showing you're more than the sum of your talent, transcript, and test scores. This is your time to tell a story. read more

Differentiate Yourself with SAT Subject Tests

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Director of Business Development, Triumph College Admissions (TCA)

The SAT Subject Tests are a perfect way to help differentiate yourself. Differentiate means to recognize what makes someone or something different. Companies focus on differentiating their products from other products so that they'll stand out as a good purchase. They do this because they're competing with other companies who have similar products. You need to consider the college admission process as a similar type of competition. You're competing against other students. Anything that helps you differentiate yourself from those students is something worth your time and effort. read more

Preparing for College: The FAFSA

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DJ and News Commentator, WTBU; Blogger and Journalist

Breathe. If you are a senior in high school all the college paperwork ahead of you may seem daunting, but you can do this. Below are tips to help handle the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. Keep in mind you can re-apply for financial aid while you're in college too, so review these tips! read more

Volunteer Opportunities for Science and Health Majors

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Scholarship Search Strategist, College Prep Ready

This is the time of the year when many people start preparing for the upcoming holidays and college students are dreaming of starting winter break. College and high school students can take advantage of this season by volunteering with local charities and other organizations on campus or in your hometown. Volunteering has many benefits whether you're applying to college or to a job. read more

The Pros and Cons of Applying Early

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

The early bird gets the worm. Or does it? This trite old adage might hold true at breakfast buffets and sample sales, but when it comes to college applications, this may not be the case. read more

Insider Essay Advice

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Vice President of Enrollment Management, Butler University

Where does your application essay stack up against the thousands that are submitted every year? read more

Top Financial Aid Mistakes

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If you thought applying to college was stressful, applying for financial aid is even more daunting. Applying for financial aid can be challenging because you are sharing sensitive financial information on long and complicated forms. read more