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Senior year is often depicted as a time to savor memories from high school and brace for adulthood. The reality is that many seniors feel overwhelmed as they prepare for college. 

If that's you, we're here to help. We've compiled a senior year checklist for October through December. This should help you stay on track and not miss any important deadlines to ensure that you actually have time to enjoy senior year.

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The results are in. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have ranked the top colleges in the U.S. for third year in a row. 

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2019 are a measurement of institutions’ student engagement, student outcomes, and learning environments. Here, we'll summarize the key findings and give you the scoop on how to look up schools that you're interested in. 

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College is expensive enough. Don’t make it pricier than it has to be by making choices about financial aid, classes, and college living that increase your costs even more.

Here are nine tips to help prevent simple, but expensive mistakes that can increase your college debt:

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The way we think about higher education has changed drastically over the last decade. More students are opting for master’s programs in computer science, rather than the traditional MBA track. But is that the right move for you?

It just might be ... that is, if you're looking for a highly compensated field that has a lot of job openings. 

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With summer break right around the corner, your teenager is likely gearing up for part-time work, hanging with friends, and sleeping in. You, on the other hand, know that college stuff is looming, and are probably wondering if there are things you should be doing to prepare for the big push in the fall. 

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Does the idea of living in a spacious apartment or sharing a large house with a bunch of your friends sound pretty tantalizing?

If you’re eager to get out of your crowded college dorm, you might be thinking about off-campus housing. With all of the freedom and space that comes with truly being on your own, you may be ready to sign on the dotted line right now. 

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