This week’s dose of the College News Roundup features lots of top 10 lists – they’ll come in handy for everything from SAT prep to college applications to creating a college-student friendly budget.Â Take a break from your studying and take a look at these articles to help prepare you for the upcoming year.
Whether you’re wondering about the appropriate subject matter for your college admissions essay or about how many schools you should visit, your parents, friends, and guidance counselors may all be giving you completely different answers.Â Check out this post, from a college admissions expert on the Forbes.com blog, all about common admission mistakes to avoid. It’ll be smooth sailing from here on out!
College-bound student or new freshman? Chances are you’ve gotten (or about to get) a barrage of letters urging you to get a credit card. This article from Helium.com provides important information for college or college-bound students to keep in mind as they evaluate their options.
Moving away from home means no more home-cooked meals by Mom, but that doesn’t mean living off pizza or ramen noodles (at least not every night!).Â Keep this list of tips from the Associated Press in mind as you envision your future healthy, non-Freshman 15 self.
This article from the Burlington Free Press highlights the advantages of applying early action to colleges.Â Getting your SAT prep, admissions essay writing, and letter of recommendation gathering done early can be a great weight off your shoulders towards the middle of your senior year of high school.
MTV and the SAT?Â Sure, as the article admits, “it is difficult to imagine a scantily clad, lip-syncing Katy Perry — to say nothing of Snooki or the Situation — rolling on a beach with a No. 2 pencil and a bubble sheet” — but nevertheless the two companies are teaming up to provide innovative students with scholarship money to attend college.
U.S. News provides a checklist of qualities your application essay should have before you press Submit or snail mail them off to schools.
The Christian Science Monitor reports that the government is making it easier for families and students to apply for financial aid, but will streamlining the process cause the 1 in 4 families that did not fill out a FAFSA form last year to take action this year?
Here are some good takeaways from this U.S. News list: keep an open mind when you start college and establish a strong work ethic to guide you through your time at school.
Businessweek teamed up with College Prowler to take a look at the quality of life at the nation’s colleges with the top business programs.
If you’re a female interested in pursuing science in college, definitely check out this list of suggestions from the Professors’ Guide at U.S. News.