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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Lisa McLaughlin published an article in the Costa Mesa Daily Pilot recently about how tinkering your works can improve your outlook. I think that it is a nice article to share and to remind parents to be aware of the language they use when describing college options for their children.

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Kiplinger's has announced its 2011 best values in public college report and the news comes as no surprise. Despite...

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Last week The College Board announced some significant changes to AP exams which will cut the amount of material a student needs to know and provide a framework for what the courses should be like. The exams will focus on larger...

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Most seniors like to wait until the last minute to get things done. Sometimes working under pressure produces the best work – in my experience it doesn't. And in the case of waiting until the last minute to apply, you may be faced...

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Oh the allure of California, with its sunny skies, palm trees and ocean waves.  Each year, California is a popular 'must' on most students wish lists, but most don't realize that it isn't always the best option to pursue.

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During a time when students need to focus on sending off the rest of their college applications, it can be extremely deflating to get a letter of deferral from your early college choice. There are a few things that you can do...

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With a little over 10,000 undergraduates, Charleston is the 13th oldest college in the nation.  Despite being a public university, it has the feel of a small private college but with the advantages of a mid-sized university. ...

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Early numbers are in and the majority of colleges are reporting an increase in applications from last fall.  It comes as no surprise, especially in the wake of a report that was released by the National Association for College...

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Fairfax, VA - Lipman Hearne, one of the nation's leading marketing and communications firms, released a new, independent survey, "High-Achieving Seniors and the College Decision." One of their findings, which they called "A Surprise":...

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There are many upcoming opportunities to interact with college admission professionals in the Seattle area. If you are a high school sophomore or junior, this is a great way to informally learn more about a college, as well as...

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