Tag: public schools

Private vs. Public: Which Is Right for You?

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College Counselor and Tutor, Moon Prep

Deciding which college or university to attend is difficult, but a good place to start narrowing down your choices is with one question: public or private? read more

Early College: Not Your Average High School Experience

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

If you had the chance to start high school and college at the same time, would you take it? It's possible with Early College programs. One student describes her experience of graduating high school with both a diploma and an associate degree! read more

In State vs. Out of State: What's Best for You?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Should you go out of state or stay in state for college? Well, it all depends on what's best for you! Here are a few things to consider for each option. read more

How to Sell Your Parents on Out-of-State Colleges

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College should be a home away from home. But what do you do when it's really far away from home? You make sure your parents are on board and comfortable too! read more

Top Tips for Applying to Big Colleges

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

It's easy to fall through the cracks when applying to large public colleges. One high school senior offers his top tips to help students navigate the process and stand out among the tens of thousands of other applicants. read more

The Advantages of Going to a Public College or University

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Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Director of Admissions, University of Connecticut

Thinking about heading to a state school? Here are some good reasons why you should. read more

How to Maximize Financial Aid at Public Schools

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Student, Arkansas State University

If you decide to go to a public university, chances are that you will have access to an institutional scholarship. But how exactly do you get access to all that free money? read more

Public Universities: What's in a Name?

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Admissions Counselor, Clemson University

Public schools can often be overlooked by students and parents because their names create assumptions that aren't true--by a long shot. But there's more behind the names than you may realize. read more

Private School and Your Child's Future

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Senior Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

With well over 25,000 programs in operation nationwide, nonpublic schools are an option for parents across the country. The sheer variety of schools can enable families to find the best educational match for students' talents and interests. read more

Texas Lawmaker Gives Standardized Tests the Boot

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

In Texas, one lawmaker has proposed drastic changes to the state's education code, and it raises some important questions about standardized testing. read more