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April 2018 Topics Covered:
- Facts & Myths about Liberal Arts Education - Ask twenty people what they think about the term “liberal arts education” and you’ll likely get twenty different responses. Get the facts here.
- Majoring in Nutritional Sciences - The food industry is the fourth largest industry in the world. Nutritional science is a great major for people interested in a health-related career, for those who want to work in the fitness industry, for individuals who love to cook and create recipes, and for budding entrepreneurs.
- Appealing your Financial Aid Award - Are you short in funds needed to enroll at your first choice college? Consider appealing your financial aid award.
- Handling Rejection - Advice for Parents - College rejection happens to most students, but it doesn’t need to define the rest of their life. Here are some tips to help your teen deal with denial.
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December 2017 Topics Covered:
- SAT or ACT? Deciding Which Test is Right for You - feeling confused about which college entrance exam to take? This may help.
- Majoring in Cyber-security - with a median pay over $90,000 and a job growth rate greater than 37% over the next four years, cyber-security is one of the hottest majors around. Does it suit you?
- Searching for Scholarships - use our list of free databases to help you search for appropriate scholarships.
- Religiously-affiliated Colleges - consider the pros and cons of attending a religiously-affiliated school before choosing the ideal university.
November 2017 Topics Covered:
- Big Fish or Little Fish? - Deciding if you’ll be better suited to being a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond is an important part of finding a college that will be the best match for you.
- Majoring in Actuarial Science - When it comes to pay, job satisfaction, and employability, actuaries have one of the best careers available.
- Net Price Calculators - Get an early estimate of your out-of-pocket cost before you finalize your college list.
- Acing that Interview - Never turn down the offer of an interview! If you do, it looks as though you are not a serious applicant. Here are some tips to guide your experience.
- Should Standardized Tests be the Standard? - Although some schools downplay the importance of standardized tests, there is no question that there are colleges that rely heavily on them in making admissions decisions.
October 2017 Topics Covered:
- Choosing the "Right" Application - Here's a rundown of the most commonly used college applications and information on how to choose the ones best for you.
- Majoring in Psychology - Psychology is the second most popular major on US college campuses. What can you do with a major in psychology and is this the right major for you?
- It's Time to Complete Financial Aid Forms - Oct. 1st marks the opening of the FAFSA application for students who will attend college in 2018-19. Who should be completing the FAFSA and the CSS Profile and how do you do these?
- Show Your Colleges Some Love - More than 3/4 of all US colleges consider "demonstrated interest" in evaluating applicants. How can you show your colleges that you'd really like to attend?
September 2017 Topics Covered:
- Do Rankings Really Matter? - how can you compare colleges with different programs and cultures? Here's a look at the ways different ranking systems approach finding "the best".
- Majoring in Anthropology - students of anthropology develop cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity, both of which are in high demand in our global society.
- Keeping College Application Costs in Check - applying to numerous colleges gets very expensive. Here are five ways families can keep college application costs under control.
- Making the Most of Your High School Years - high school should be viewed as a chance to explore your interests. Some ideas to be sure you're maximizing opportunities during high school.
- The Early Application Dilemma - students often feel pressured to apply early to avoid falling behind. Is Early Decision or Early Action right for you?
June 2017 Topics Covered:
- Tips for Surviving Your Freshman Year of College - Follow these tips to get off to a great start as you begin the next phase of your education.
- Majoring in Meteorology - Are you a curious person who enjoys applying science and math to analyzing and solving problems? If so, a career as a meteorologist may be a good match.
- Legal and Financial Issues Before You Depart for College - Some important things to act on before you leave for college.
- Writing Great College Essays - Even if your college list isn’t 100% finalized yet, it’s not too early to start thinking about your application essays.
- Applying Early Decision - There's been a push to earlier application deadlines. Consider this article carefully before deciding to apply early decision.
May 2017 Topics Covered:
- What Keeps College Admission Officers Up at Night?: Here's a view from the other side so applicants can understand that students who apply to a thoughtful, well-balanced list of colleges have an excellent chance of being admitted to multiple schools.
- Majoring in Urban Planning: Want to make a difference? Urban planners are a special type of professional who help design and implement programs that improve daily life for everyone in their communities.
- Paying Your College Bill: Families who find it difficult to write a single check to pay their child's college bill will find a number of options to make the task more manageable.
- Making the Most of Your Summer: It's not too late. Here are some ideas for making your time productive this summer.