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Top 10 Ways to ruin your college admissions chances

Top 10 Ways to ruin your college admissions chances | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
  It’s not a done deal until it’s a done deal. Your teen has work to do—their college applications. It’s a tough road and one that can be finalized with offers of admission or rejection letters.

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Sia Knight's curator insight, September 8, 4:35 PM

To be a successful college applicant, avoid these fatal errors...

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5 Tips for Writing Your College Essay

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Nationally recognized, DePauw provides a set of exceptional college experiences marked by intellectual rigor and shaped by a dynamic faculty.

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Sia Knight's curator insight, September 10, 1:58 PM

Here is college essay advice directly from a college admissions representative.  The best advice comes directly from the source.

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10 Tips on How to Construct an Email to a College or Prep School Coach

10 Tips on How to Construct an Email to a College or Prep School Coach | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Something that I frequently help my athletes with is how to construct a good initial email to a College or Prep School Coach. I am going to share 10 tips with my readers today.1) Find out which coa...

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Sia Knight's curator insight, September 10, 2:07 PM

This post was written by a hockey coach, but the tenets will work for any sport.

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When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow

When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
A study’s findings about the paths transfer students took, and how many credits came with them, may help policy makers close gaps in the process.
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Applying To College? 12 Admission Strategies to Digest Easily

Applying To College? 12 Admission Strategies to Digest Easily | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
12 Admission strategies for colleges and admissions. Beat the admission offices with these tried and true strategies for getting into the college of your choice!

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Sia Knight's curator insight, August 17, 6:48 PM

This is one of the best, most straightforward articles that I have ever read on this topic.

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College Prep Success Using Dorm Ideas - How To WIN College Scholarships

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Monica L. Matthews's curator insight, August 19, 6:17 AM

Organize now for future college success!

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The hunger crisis in America's universities

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The nation's largest food bank network reports that 10% of its adult clients are students, and 30.5% of clients choose between paying for education and food.
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Government Subpoenas More Records From Corinthian - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

Government Subpoenas More Records From Corinthian - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Government Subpoenas More Records From Corinthian Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) The federal government has subpoenaed a new round of documents from the troubled for-profit Corinthian Colleges, according to a regulatory filing...
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NCAA Finally Does Something About Athlete Sex Assault Cases

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association made it clear last week its member colleges should not allow athletic departments to control investigations of sexual assault involving student athletes.
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Which States Have The Best Colleges

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California, Massachusetts and New York may be known for having some great universities, but they are not the states with the overall best colleges.
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UConn Continues Crack Down On Greeks

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut announced Tuesday that it had banned three more Greek organizations for hazing, saying students were forced to eat pet food, bob for mini-bottles of alcohol from toilets and be partly or fully...
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A Black College Student And White HS Dropout Have The Same Chances Of Landing A Job

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A new study has found that employment discrimination and the residual effects of the civil rights era are still putting black college-educated Americans at a massive disadvantage compared to white college-educated Americans.
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College Essay Guy

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College Prep Timeline http://t.co/02IJzqfGzt

Regardless of where you are on the timeline, don't procrastinate!

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Sia Knight's curator insight, August 20, 3:57 PM

The College Essay Guy has great advice.  Pay close attention to this College Prep Timeline!

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The First Lady Holds Prep Rally to Encourage Higher Ed Preparation

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First Lady Michelle Obama kicks off the Department of Education's back-to-school bus tour at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. (Heard of a "Prep Rally"?

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Typography | Unspirational Posters Designs

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Read more about Don't hang in there: 7 unmotivational poster designs at CreativeBloq.com These posters turn inspirational quotes on their heads

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Mark Strozier's curator insight, September 15, 3:40 PM

Great typography using a funny medium. 

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Web & #SocialMedia for Higher Education

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Infographic regarding 2014 survey on student data regarding web and social media for higher education.

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Top 5 Scholarship Websites | The Bottom Line (UCSB)

Top 5 Scholarship Websites | The Bottom Line (UCSB) | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
Ashley Golden Technology Editor It’s that time of year when students start looking and applying for scholarships, and with the increasing cost of tuition and decreasing financial aid funds, students are more motivated than ever before to find free money they don’t have to pay back (as an alternative to ...

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Monica L. Matthews's curator insight, August 14, 4:46 PM

Excellent college scholarship websites shared here.

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Wednesday’s Parent: Will You Write a Recommendation Letter?

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  Recommendation letters. Every student needs them. Almost every teacher dreads having to write them (see #2 and #9 below). Every parent nags about them at some point. It’s a part of the college application process and it should be taken seriously. No last minute panicking on this ...

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Monica L. Matthews's curator insight, August 20, 7:47 AM

These tips also work for college scholarship recommendation letters.

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College Dorm Packing Checklist

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Follow this list to help ensure you've packed all the essentials without over packing for your big move to the college dorms.

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Monica L. Matthews's curator insight, August 20, 9:54 AM

Nice printable list here!

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No-debt college not real option anymore - MiamiHerald.com

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No-debt college not real option anymore
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When Miami teen Joshua Forges got his acceptance letter to Harvard University, it was the culmination of a stellar secondary school career, one that promised a future of success and prestige.
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Stanford Professor 1st Woman To Win Top Math Prize

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.
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Man Receives Diploma 55 Years After Being Denied Graduation For Refusing To Accept Racism

Man Receives Diploma 55 Years After Being Denied Graduation For Refusing To Accept Racism | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
In 1959, Alva Earley was denied a diploma after taking a stand against segregation. Fifty-five years later, with a little help from some determined friends, he finally received what he should've gotten a long time ago.
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76 Colleges Are Now Under Investigation For How They Handled Sex Assault Cases

76 Colleges Are Now Under Investigation For How They Handled Sex Assault Cases | MyAdvisorSays | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is now reviewing 76 colleges and universities for how they handle sexual assault cases, federal officials confirmed Wednesday.
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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 results: Harvard takes first place - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 results: Harvard takes first place Times Higher Education The rankings, based on research prowess and compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, show that mainland China in...
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College Applications: A Month-by-Month Timeline for High School Seniors

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Senior Year College Application Timeline. Senior year is the busiest time of the college application process. This month-by-month list will help you keep track of important dates and deadlines throughout 12th grade.

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Sia Knight's curator insight, August 10, 8:17 PM

Here is a great starting point for all college-bound high school seniors.  Pay particular attention to important deadlines!