applying for college



what do colleges look for in an applicant?

what do colleges look for in an applicant?

When deciding which applicants to admit to their college, admissions officers look at many different factors. Read on to see if you are the kind of applicant they want.

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social networking and college admissions

social networking and college admissions

Recent studies show that more and more college admissions officers are turning to social networking sites to get information about prospective students. Check out these ways to let your social networking profiles work for (rather than against) you in the college admissions process.

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creating a professional email address

creating a professional email address

When applying for admission to college or applying for a job, it is crucial to present yourself in a professional manner. While your email address may seem insignificant in the overall process of receiving admittance to a college or obtaining a job, it is actually a factor that some college admission officers and human resources personnel take into consideration.

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learning how to meet deadlines for college admissions and scholarships

learning how to meet deadlines for college admissions and scholarships

Learning how to properly meet deadlines for college admissions and scholarships will help ensure that you submit superior applications. Use these tips to meet your admissions and scholarship deadlines.

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grad school application timeline

grad school application timeline

If you have made the decision to attend graduate school, you should start the application process at least one year in advance. Throughout that year, you will want to stay organized by utilizing a calendar to record important dates and deadlines. Here is a sample schedule to follow if you want to enter graduate school during fall semester.

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how to handle college rejection

how to handle college rejection

A rejection is never easy — whether it comes from a friend, a potential employer, or your number one college choice. Here are some ideas to help you work through and overcome the disappointment of being rejected by your college of choice.

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last minute tips to beef up your college application

last minute tips to beef up your college application

Think it's too late to beef up your college application when the deadline is right around the corner? Think again. You may not be able to enroll in more rigorous courses or drastically improve your grades overnight, but you can perform some last minute tips to help enhance that application.

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follow instructions to reduce application errors

follow instructions to reduce application errors

Of the top mistakes most often made on college applications, many can be attributed to not following instructions or working too quickly. The college application will be filled with important paperwork, so it is vital to take time and plan ahead.

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preparing for your college interview

preparing for your college interview

The college interview can be a good opportunity for you to demonstrate your outstanding qualities and to learn more about the college. If you decide to interview with colleges, here are some tips to help you out.

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the x factor in college admissions

the x factor in college admissions

With the increase of applicants applying to college each year, what is going to make an admissions officer take notice of you? Sure, good grades and an impressive SAT/ACT score are definite factors for securing a spot at your top college, but do you have that special something that makes you stand out from the crowd? Check out this guide to understanding the x factor in college admissions.

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