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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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If you feel a bit tired after the college application process, you might want to take some time to recharge your batteries. Gaining in popularity, more and more students are taking a year off after graduating from high school...

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By now, everyone is familiar with Tiger Mom and her structured approach to parenting. While some might applaud her efforts, others continue to cringe. Insider Higher Ed posted this yesterday about the continued controversy.

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Online journal Inside Higher Ed released an interesting in-depth look at Lynn University today. Located in Boca Raton, Florida, Lynn is often misunderstood. This article should clear some things up as Lynn makes some interesting...

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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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