Applying to College

  • Veterans Education Benefits

    Veterans Education Benefits
    Beth Dumbauld

    Those who serve in the military enjoy benefits that can help them, and their family members, get an education. Here's how you can use your veterans education benefits to get a college degree ...

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  • How To Apply For College In 5 Steps

    How To Apply For College In 5 Steps
    Beth Dumbauld

    Here's how to apply for college in 5 steps. There’s much that goes into the college applications process and mining for simple details, in the end, can help your chances a lot ...

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  • How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

    How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?
    Beth Dumbauld

    One of the first questions students ask themselves is: how many colleges should I apply to? Is it better to take a shotgun approach by doing lots of admission packets, or is it preferable to limit admission efforts to a few choice schools? This article answers these question and more, so read on! The truth is, there is no set number of colleges that you should apply to. But, according to leading higher education experts, completing five to eight applications is sufficient to ensure that you are accepted to a college of your choice. Narrowing it down to the suggested number of schools will take some critical thinking. Keep these terms in the back of your mind: Reach schools Target schools Safety schools Reach schools are at ...

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  • Should I Take The SAT Or ACT For College Admissions?

    Should I Take The SAT Or ACT For College Admissions?
    Beth Dumbauld

    You might be wondering "should I take the SAT or ACT?" The college admissions process has a lot of moving parts to pull together, and each one is geared towards giving you the best chance of getting accepted to the college or university of your choice. It's assumed that taking both tests is critical for increasing your chances of attending the school you really want, but you may not have to take both the tests! Depending upon the college or university you wish to attend, here's a list of schools that either are "test flexible" or "test optional" for college admissions. So, as part of your research on the best schools to attend for your career goals, see if yours is one that gives you leeway on taking these exams. Before we go further ...

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  • How High School Seniors Can Get the Most from their Guidance Counselors

    How High School Seniors Can Get the Most from their Guidance Counselors
    Beth Dumbauld

    If you are in your senior year of high school, congratulations! You have entered one of the most exciting years of your life, a time when you’ll be exploring colleges, making your final list of the schools where you will apply, applying, and finally getting accepted. Talk about change! Your high school guidance counselor can be a great help to you during all of those steps. However, here’s something sobering to think about. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, guidance counselors in many high schools are working with hundreds of students at the same time and, in some schools, more than 1,000. You therefore run the risk of getting little attention from your high school guidance counselor, unless you ...

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