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Volume 9, Issue 8

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges that Master Freshman Welcome Weekend

From welcome weekends to new student mixers, colleges and universities put on a variety of orientation programs to welcome freshmen to the campus community. These activities scheduled in the days and weeks before classes start are an exciting time for incoming freshman and mark a right of passage.

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What to Know About the 2013-14 Common Application

The new Common Application, CA4, has been released. You have likely heard some of the announcements about changes, but with application season upon us, it is critical to make sure you are prepared. From a new look, new prompts, and new schools that are using it, find out more about this year’s changes.

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The Truth About About Gap Years

Across the country high school seniors are making plans for life after graduation. For many college is the obvious choice, but not for all. Gap years, where students take time off between high school and college, are becoming increasingly popular in the US. They allow students to gain real world perspectives and experiences before stepping onto a college campus.

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