choosing a college



making the most of the campus visit

making the most of the campus visit

There's more to the campus visit than just a tour and interviews. In order to make the most of your visit, you need to find out as much as you can about the school and experience campus activities.

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making a final decision: visiting campuses post-acceptance

making a final decision: visiting campuses post-acceptance

Once those college acceptance letters start coming in, you have a big decision to make: which college should you choose? If you have trouble making that decision, you may need to revisit your top schools of interest. Here's what you should do when visiting campuses post-acceptance.

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the pros and cons of attending a single-gender college

the pros and cons of attending a single-gender college

Much controversy exists over the subject of single-gender education, which is the practice of educating male and female students in separate classes or schools. While many students benefit from these types of schools, they are not for everyone. As with any college or university, it is important to research the school, ask questions, tour the campus, etc. so you can make an educated decision when choosing a school.

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should you attend a community college?

should you attend a community college?

A four-year college is not the only path to success. A community college can help you start a career after just two years, providing training for some of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. It can also offer a start to your four-year degree, giving you about half the credits you need to earn a bachelor's degree.

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tips for visiting college campuses

tips for visiting college campuses

The campus visit is an essential part of the college decision process. Visiting different campuses will help you better understand which college is right for you. Here are some tips to keep in mind when visiting the campuses.

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how to decline admission

how to decline admission

Because many colleges expect to receive your final admission decision by May 1st, it is crucial that you send in your acceptance notification (form that accompanies your offer letter) as soon as you have made your choice. However, accepting admission isn't the only task you have to complete. If you applied to and were accepted at other colleges, then you need to decline admission to those colleges so they can offer your spot to other students on their waiting lists.

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top ten reasons not to choose a college

top ten reasons not to choose a college

Students often choose a college for all the wrong reasons and end up transferring to a different college or maybe even dropping out of school altogether. Here are the top ten reasons not to choose a college.

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how to identify and protect yourself from a diploma mill

how to identify and protect yourself from a diploma mill

A diploma mill is an organization that makes a profit by awarding degrees and diplomas to students (who are unaware they are enrolling at a degree mill) or buyers (who know they are committing fraud but want to build their credentials quickly) while requiring little or no academic study. These organizations are not recognized by official educational accrediting agencies, but they claim accreditation by unapproved accrediting agencies in order to look legit.

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college selection

college selection

Selecting a school to educate you for your future is an important decision to make, especially when there are thousands of colleges, universities, and technical schools to choose from. It is imperative that there be a good "fit" between you and your college or university. Follow these steps to assist in the college selection process so you will pick the right school for you.

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pros and cons of community colleges

pros and cons of community colleges

If the idea of going to a four-year college or university seems a bit daunting, you may want to consider a community college. Take into account the following pros and cons of community colleges to help you make a decision.

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