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10 Colleges with Spooky Course Selections

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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From religion and folklore to film and even medicine, college departments love to celebrate the supernatural and postulate on the paranormal. Whether you’re an occult-loving student building your college list, or you just want to get an idea of some creepy courses to add to your schedule, check out our list of otherworldly offerings below.

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School Spirits: Spine-Chilling Stories of Haunted College Campuses

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Silhouette of an unknown shadow figure on a door through a closed glass door. The silhouette of a human in front of a window at night. Scary scene halloween concept of blurred silhouette of maniac.

October brings the smells of pumpkin spice and apple cider, colorful fall foliage, and spooky season. For Halloween, there is nothing better than a good ghost story or several! While unexplained things may go bump in the night at many college campuses across the U.S., these schools have well-known haunted histories.  

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5 Tips for Choosing High School Classes

Friday, August 25, 2023
Class of 2023 Early Admission Rates

As students prepare to head back to school, many are examining their class schedule, gauging how difficult the next academic year will be and how they will achieve their grade goals. But it’s not just grades that colleges consider when evaluating applicants for admission. Colleges are also looking at the classes applicants are taking, how challenging they are, and how those courses align with students’ interests and academic goals.

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Which AP and IB Courses Count for College Credit and How?

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

A group of high school students on their way to AP and IB courses to earn college credit.Taking AP or IB courses doesn’t just look good from a college admissions perspective—these classes can also translate into college credit once a student enrolls. While policies vary by college, many universities will grant college credits that go towards specific course requirements, in turn allowing students to free up some room in their schedules. Even if AP and IB courses are only applied towards a student’s overall credit count, completing advanced classes is a great way to get a jump start on college.

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Which High School Classes Will Set You Up for Success in College? 

Friday, November 4, 2022

Girl going for lecture in college

If you already know what field you want to study in college, or even have a general idea of your preferred discipline, taking some high school classes that align with your future college curriculum can save a lot of time and energy. But how do you know which high school classes will set you up for success in college?

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Academic Advising 101: What Is Academic Advising?

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Most people understand what teachers, guidance counselors, and professors do. Yet, there is a lot of uncertainty about an adjacent educational career that is just as important: academic advisor.

Academic advisors generally work directly with students to help them make the most of their academic journeys and provide guidance throughout the process. Keep reading to learn more about the role an academic advisor plays and why students should take advantage of these services.

What Is Academic Advising?

If you’ve ever wondered what academic advisors do, here’s a quick refresher: academic advisors guide students through an educational process that facilitates the advisee’s understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education. Academic advising fosters and encourages both intellectual and personal development and academic success. It also cultivates a passion for lifelong learning.

Why Consider Academic Advising?

There are many different reasons why students may wish to seek out academic advising services. One of the most common times for academic advising is during undergraduate or graduate studies. Academic advisors work with students to help them choose a major or field of study, ensure they’re on track to graduate on time, suggest relevant coursework and experiential

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Just Admit It: How Do College Admissions Officers Evaluate Transcripts?

Monday, July 19, 2021
Learn How College Admissions Officers Evaluate Transcripts

Your high school transcript is often considered the most important piece of information admissions officers have to evaluate. At the end of the day, college is an academic endeavor, so admissions officers are looking to understand how you perform in the classroom and the subjects that interest you.

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Dartmouth Announces AP and IB Credit Changes

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

School reevaluates awarding college credit for high school courses

Some schools do not award credit for AP examsStudents take Advanced Placement (AP) courses throughout high school, in a variety of subjects, for many different reasons. AP courses can positively weight a student’s GPA, are challenging and are viewed favorably by college admissions counselors on transcripts, and they offer a student with a particular academic curiosity more knowledge and work in that interest. Additionally, most colleges award students who have earned a particular score on the AP exam, usually a 4 or 5,  college credit or exemption from core requirements. Gaining credit before enrolling in college courses can lighten students’ workloads, give them the option of graduating early, and may save them money on tuition.

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