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What are High School Counselors Looking for From Higher-Ed Institutions?

As most higher-ed institutions are well aware, High School Counselors are a crucial source to disseminate information to prospective college and university students.  These key “influencers” can help their students not only in the college application process, but can...

College Admissions: New Student Information Forums

New Student Information Forums Universities and colleges throughout US have rightly realized the importance of marketing their services to prospective students. This is the reason why we have seen a tremendous increase in expenditure budgets of HE admission and...

Hack the Scholarship Game

Scholarships Can Make Higher Education Attainable Listen very closely, Cappexians: Scholarships can make higher education attainable. I want you to repeat that a couple dozen times to yourself while you scroll through your scholarship matches, while you Google...

College Admissions: New Student Information Forums

New Student Information Forums Universities and colleges throughout US have rightly realized the importance of marketing their services to prospective students. This is the reason why we have seen a tremendous increase in expenditure budgets of HE admission and...

Hack the Scholarship Game

Scholarships Can Make Higher Education Attainable Listen very closely, Cappexians: Scholarships can make higher education attainable. I want you to repeat that a couple dozen times to yourself while you scroll through your scholarship matches, while you Google...

Scholarships Expiring January 2018

Haven’t gotten around to applying for scholarships yet? That’s alright for a number of reasons — the general idea of scholarships doesn’t have a deadline. You can start applying for them just about whenever you feel like it, however, we do recommend starting sooner...

How to Handle Your First College Winter

Unless you’re going to college in California, Florida or another sunny locale, it’s possible your first college winter will be harsher than any you’ve lived through before. Here are some tips on how to survive your first college winter. Layer Up Layering clothes is...

How to Narrow Your List of Colleges

Rather than applying to dozens of colleges, choose 12 at most. Here are some things to keep in mind when narrowing your list of colleges: Acceptance Rate If you’ve had your heart set on a college for years, you should give it your best shot, even if it seems like a...

Benefits of Attending a Small College

Small colleges and universities — institutions with 1,000 students or less — offer students a more intimate college experience than large universities. Classes are small and less likely to be held in large lecture halls. In fact, students are more likely to develop...

College Advice: How I Read An Application

At this time of year, college admissions officers like me are bleary-eyed from weeks of reading applications. Many of us are now in committee sessions, determining which applicants will receive offers of admission.  At the very few super-selective,...

How to Pick Safety Schools

You should aim for your dream colleges in the college application process, but you can’t be certain of anything. It's important to apply to at least one college where you're guaranteed acceptance. These colleges are known as safety schools and provide students with...

Pros and Cons of Rural, Suburban and Urban Campuses

For many students, location is an important factor when choosing a college or university. Depending on your personality and goals, you may be more inclined toward a rural, urban or suburban campus. Here are some of the pros and cons for each category: Rural Colleges...

How to Help Teens Manage the End of the School Year

The school year is coming to a close so that means huge final assignments and lots of fun events for teens. From the ACT and SAT exams to course finals, students are loaded with stressful work. Although they are in the midst of these scholarly activities, there is...

Myths About College Admissions

Waiting to hear back from colleges about your acceptance can be stressful. Basically, your first steps into adult world are being determined by an admissions counselor based on endless factors. Did you take enough AP classes? Did you do enough extracurricular...

How Busy Parents can Help their Children Succeed at School

Having a high school kid is like sitting in the roller coaster car as they climb the incline of freshman year, sophomore year, then begin the crazy roller coaster into junior year and ultimately arrive at the end, the senior year. These next four years fly by really...

Where should students seek guidance for university

Students are assets of our society because they hold the key to making changes and can make a successful future. Therefore, it is the duty of the society to provide them with complete guidance on what degree program and the educational institution they should select...

Applying to University: Your High School Counselor’s Role

Your guidance or college counselor is the most important people in your school life. Counselors can help even an average student apply and gain admission to a first-rate college or university. In the US, counselors send their students' high school transcripts to...

What universities are looking for?

The admission department's decisions at the University is primarily based on the academic criteria. While the University looks for ability and potential in a student, it also assesses everyone individually, which means they look at and for different things in...

More Parents struggling to balance the work, home life

The American economy has not quite recovered from the recession and families across the country are struggling to make ends meet. Therefore long hours of work are inevitable for both parents of the house. Thus, leaving children without proper care and attention that...

The journey from Freshman to Senior

Growing up as the youngest of the three siblings, I would always admire the independence my older sister had, how quickly she could come and go out of the house, leave and enjoy with her friends, and that is what made me look up to college years for as long as I can...

Time to change the role of Guidance Counselors

Times keep shifting, and the role of guidance counselors is yet again beginning to change. Moving away from a more holistic approach of a school counselor that works with students on their personal issues and problems, are now more involved and bogged down with...

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