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How to Talk About College With Your Family in 3 Easy Steps
January 18, 2016

When high school grads head off to college, most of them don’t do it alone. In fact, while parents may not actually move into the dorm room next door and enroll in classes they are -- for better or for worse -- emotionally and financially along for the trip. Mutual understanding is a critical part of maintaining family happiness during the transition to college.


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Your University New Year's Resolution: Join a Student Organization
January 5, 2016
New Year's Resolutions are all about improving one's self and trying something new and joining a student organization at your university or college is the perfect way to do both. Student organizations have something for everyone, and they offer lots of benefits – both while you're studying and...

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Five Reasons to Make a Gap Year Your New Year’s Resolution
December 29, 2015
Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions when the calendar page flips from December to January. And while the list of usual suspects includes amping up your exercise routine, weight loss, and better time management, we’ve got a new resolution all high school students should at leas...

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Seven Ways to Catch Christmas Cheer if You’re Not Homeward Bound This Season
December 22, 2015
While “heading home for the holidays” is a nostalgic concept, it’s not always possible -- particularly for international students -- in today’s world of far-flung friends and family. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on experiencing the spirit of the season. Re...

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Five Tips for Perfecting Your Personal Statement
November 24, 2015
Personal statements are a fact of academic life. In fact, whether you’re just starting to apply to colleges, considering pursuing an advanced degree following the completion of your bachelor’s degree, or angling for a scholarship or internship, you’re likely to come up against this...

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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend Your Lectures
November 10, 2015
Every student skips a lecture at one point or another. And why not, when so many lecturers upload their notes and broadcast the lectures online? It may not seem like it, but lectures are a lot more than just slides on a screen. Here are some important reasons why you should be attending class and ti...

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9 Movies Everyone Should Watch When Going to College
October 27, 2015
Movie nights are an important part of any undergraduate dorm experience. Here's a list of films that investigate what it is to be a student. There's something for everyone here – comedy, tragedy, and a good dose of inspiration. Don't forget the popcorn!

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Not Keeping up in Class? You're Not Alone
October 20, 2015
A whopping 96 percent of students expect to receive grades of mostly Bs or better in college. However, these expectations are often flipped upside down during the first few weeks of college. The truth is that many students find themselves working harder than ever before and yet still struggling to k...

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7 Etiquette Tips to Email Your Professor
October 13, 2015
Contacting your professor outside of class isn't as straightforward as raising your hand, and for international students unfamiliar with local etiquette, the process can be stressful. Here are 7 tips for emailing your professor while studying abroad and at home.

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Looking for a Scholarship? Here’s How to Get It in 5 Steps
October 6, 2015
Think you’re not eligible to receive scholarship funding? Think again. Many funds go undistributed due to a lack of qualified applicants. And with so many types of scholarship support available -- including merit, need-based, athletic, and school-based -- the fact is that there is is likely a ...

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January 15, 2019

Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...


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January 10, 2019

Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...


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January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...