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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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The annual Grapevine study on state funding for education was released today.  It reports that state support for higher education sunk by 14.5% in Washington, 13.5% in California and 15.4% in Colorado.  For those of you considering...

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Each year, fellow consultant and IECA President Dodge Johnson compiles a list of America's Happiest Campuses. This list is based on the percentage of freshmen who return...

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As students begin the process of packing up all of their belongings for their first semester at college, I thought that I would share a few tips from seasoned college students about surviving your first semester. While there are...

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If you are unhappy with your SAT or ACT scores, and think that one more round could make the difference for you, I would recommend that you register for the ACT September date and/or the SAT October date as soon as possible. If...

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On Thursday, the Board of Regents voted to increase tuition by 20% at the University of Washington, bringing the cost to $10,574 for undergraduate students. It is the largest tuition increase in the history of the school and has...

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There are some colleges that are on the road this spring, hosting presentations for prospective students. While many of these events will be big, it still can be a great way to get an overview of the admissions process and learn...

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Unigo recently launched a new Admissions Expert column which features weekly advice about various topics related to the college search and admissions process. A group of...

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Today the Common Application announced changes to their 2011-2012 application. While most of the changes were small, they will help to make the application process more user-friendly to both students and admissions counselors....

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I would like to share with you an article written by Detroit Free Press Columnist Mitch Albom. In his March 20th column, he shares his thoughts on college rejection letters and how these denials could actually be doing you a favor.

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Don't shriek in horror when I say that you should be thinking about summer plans.  No, not the laying on the beach type of summer plans, but the 'let's do something meaningful' experience.  There are many different approaches...

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