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Volume 5, Issue 1

Preparing to Meet with Your Guidance Counselor

As seniors receive their admissions decisions, high school juniors should use the first few weeks in April to set up one-to-one meetings with their guidance counselors. Regardless of whether or not you attend a large public high school or a small private school, your guidance counselor is bound to be very busy. In an effort to make the most of the little time you’ll have together, heed our advice and begin forging your relationship early.

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Dr. Kat’s List: Colleges that Have Risen to Prominence in the Past 25 Years

There is a definite hierarchy to America’s universities. It’s a pecking order where only a handful of “elite” schools lead the pack in being the most selective, having top faculty, large financial resources and pristine campus facilities. While this hierarchy has, to some extent, remained fairly stable over the last century, there have been a few institutions that, with the help of smart leadership and some unique opportunities, have recently risen to prominence (and experienced a great increase of applications). Here is a list of the top five American colleges and universities that, in the past 25 years, have become some of the nation’s hottest schools.

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Five Easy Tips to Help Your Child Find Scholarships

Paying for a college education is a daunting task for any family, and like finding the right college, finding the right scholarships requires time and effort. Parents can and should play an active role in helping their children secure these scholarships; students are often too busy to give the scholarship hunt the time it’s due without support. By following the five easy tips below, however, you’ll be a lot less likely to let the perfect scholarships slip by unnoticed.

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Should I Go to Grad School?

With the economy on the decline, graduate school is becoming an increasingly attractive option, if only because it provides a sense of security and purpose in an economic climate that does not. Still, applying to grad school on a whim is ill-advised. So, how do you know when grad school is right for you? Use the following checklist as a guide and you’ll be well on your way to self-enlightenment (and possibly a graduate degree.)

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