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    Does Your Minor Matter?

    Does Your Minor Matter?
    Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related –- and sometimes equally important –- question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As with so many career issues you'll face during the college years, there is no straightforward correct answer. Insofar as prospective employers are concerned, it all depends. But one thing is ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?

    I Have to Pick a Major -- Now What?
    Every time you're on break from school, someone hits you with that most common question asked of college students: "What's your major?" For months, you've been able to get away with responses like "I'm not sure," or "I'm keeping my options open." But now -- thanks to your school's academic rules, your parents' incessant nagging or even your own impatience -- ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

    Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs
    You could live in an extremely rural area, or maybe you have five kids and a job that keeps you at your desk until 7 p.m. every night. Or perhaps you're on the road five days a week. You want to get ahead and know a master's of business administration (MBA) degree could be the ticket, but for one reason or ...
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    GRE Strategy: Overview

    GRE Strategy: Overview
    After the SAT you may have uttered, "Glad I never have to go through THAT again!" But, if you plan to attend graduate school, you'll experience much of that same test-taking anxiety again. Most graduate school programs require a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score. And, just like when you applied to college the first time around, scoring well on this test ...
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    What Your GRE Score Means

    What Your GRE Score Means
    A month after taking the GRE, what I remember most is the GR part. (“Grrrrr” n. 1. exclamation indicating extreme frustration, 2. sound a bear makes.) You see, I’ve gotten my scores. I’m in the 91st percentile on verbal, which means only 9 percent of this year’s test takers scored higher than me. (I am also in the 91st percentile for ...
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    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

    Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit
    If you are a returning student, a shortage of time and money might prohibit you from enrolling in college full time. However, you can gain college credit for what you already know by taking one of several exams that test your knowledge in a particular subject. While the best known credit-by-examination program is the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), there are three ...
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    Know Your Grad School Exams

    Know Your Grad School Exams
    Most students who pursue graduate school must first take one of the following tests: LSAT, MCAT, GMAT or GRE. The required test depends on the type of grad school students plan to attend. Consult your prospective school to find out which test you should take. Learn more about each of the tests: LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) Required for: Law school ...
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    Updates to the GRE Program

    Updates to the GRE Program
    Thanks to changes made a few years ago, the GRE® is helping more test-takers achieve the results they want. In July of 2013, the GRE® Program made it possible to retake the test in as little as 21 days after the first test and five times within a continuous year. The GRE® revised General Test is available at nearly 1,000 test ...
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    8 Offbeat College Majors

    8 Offbeat College Majors
    Whatever happened to plain ol’ communications? When I was a new college freshman back in the olden days of 1998, I regarded my roommate’s math major as highly unusual. I was flabbergasted not only by the fact that a person could actually major in mathematics, but also that anyone would choose to do so in the first place. Most people I ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Are College Admissions Need-Blind?

    Are College Admissions Need-Blind?
    How need-blind admission ignores the plight of poverty. “Need-blind” admission is often considered the gold standard for colleges and universities. Those fortunate colleges that can claim to use such admission policies are those that represent the true promise of our nation: one where hard work and talent, not the background of the applicant, matters. Yet need-blind admission is a farce. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor

    Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor
    Beginning college can be confusing. Whether you are going for the first time, or returning to finish your degree, the process can be scary. There is a lot that goes into making your college career a success. Luckily, there are people who can help you navigate the process. In college, each student is given an academic advisor. Academic advisors can tell ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    10 Completely False College Myths

    10 Completely False College Myths
    Whether you believe them or not, these myths are always lurking around the corners of college discussions. Academically-focused or regarding the college experience, these falsehoods detract students from great opportunities every day. It’s time to stop the lies and start getting real. We’d like to put some of these rumors to rest so that you can sleep soundly in knowing the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    The Most Demanding Majors

    The Most Demanding Majors
    How much time do you spend studying? It may depend on your major, according to a recent report. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) released an annual report, “Promoting Student Learning and Institutional Improvement: Lessons from NSSE at 13,” which details how much time students spend studying in comparison to their chosen majors. While we know that all majors require ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Tools for Your Future

    Tools for Your Future
    College is an exciting time, but it can sometimes be scary too. It’s daunting to make decisions now that will affect the rest of your life. Namely, what do I study now to be able to survive and thrive later on in life? While there are no set answers, there are tools to help students make well informed decisions about the ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +15
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    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By

    20 Rules for Grad Students to Live By
    Nobody can give you a guide on how to live your life or a step-by-step manual on how to accomplish the things you strive for. People can, however, make suggestions on how to go about your life and approach situations. Maybe they don’t all apply to your particular situation, but it’s helpful to take a step back one in a while ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Steps to Success

    Steps to Success
    The entire goal of graduating from college, at least for most students, is to land a great job. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, most students know that the ideal situation of having a job upon graduation is more often the exception than the rule. Getting through college is half the battle – and it’s something all students need to keep in mind. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    12 Grad School Survival Tips

    12 Grad School Survival Tips
    Ah, graduate school. What a completely unique experience - or so they say. Because, the truth is, when you're a grad student, nobody really gets you, right? Wrong! We do! Not only do we know what you're going through, but we want to help you get through it, too. It's pretty scary in graduate school, too. It's basically, like, sink or ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +27