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If you're headed to college next year, there’s a good chance you applied to at least three schools:

  • Your dream school
  • Your “pretty sure I’m going to get in” school, and
  • Your safety school. 
Sounds like a pretty fail-proof plan, right? But what happens when you get wait-listed for  your dream school and you feel like the other two are just ... meh?
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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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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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Have you figured out what role you play in helping your teen decide where they want to go to school next year? If your answer is: “I have no idea,” you’re not alone. 

Over the next few weeks, you will be spending a lot of time listening to your child agonize over which college to attend. And as difficult as it may be to watch them go through this process, your role is to listen, guide, and ask questions

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 “Have you decided where you’re going to college next year?” 

For some college-bound high school seniors, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” But for others, this decision is causing a whole lot of stress, anxiety, and confusion.

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