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Financing your graduate degree

January 7, 2016, Posted In Grad School Planning
Stephen

Are you planning on applying to graduate school in the coming years? Before you do, it’s always important to understand the long-term ramifications of a graduate-level degree. This, in part, involves an awareness of how the financial aid process works and what it means for your goals post-graduation. Does your graduate field produce a high […]

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Seven tips for success in grad school

December 13, 2015, Posted In Grad School Planning
Stephen

Research-driven graduate programs are very different from undergraduate studies. One primary difference is the degree duration – because of the research component, the date of completion is not known. If you’re in a master’s program, you might expect to finish in two or three years. And if you’re in a doctoral program, the time to […]

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Tips to write a successful SAT essay

December 4, 2015, Posted In Standardized Testing
Stephen

The SAT can be a daunting test, but it is a hurdle that you must jump over en route to your dream college. Although there are a few hundred schools that do not require standardized test scores, the majority of schools practicing holistic admissions, including nearly all of the top colleges and universities, require some […]

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Why colleges and universities want “active” students

November 6, 2015, Posted In Admissions Strategy
Stephen

College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership? Consider the following: Colleges are […]

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Is a liberal arts college the right fit for me?

October 30, 2015, Posted In College List
Stephen

When it comes to pre-application planning, creating a school list is first and foremost. Using AcceptU’s interactive quiz, find out whether your son or daughter is best suited for a small liberal arts college. If you cannot view the quiz, please refresh the page. [qzzr quiz=”120515″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]

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