Archive for March, 2011

Bridging the Gap: What You Need to Know About Gap Year

For many students, going to college immediately after finishing high school seems like the obvious and expected thing to do. However, immediately jumping from high school to college is not always the best route for all students. For students who are feeling uncertain about college or just want time to have experiences outside of the classroom, a gap year might be the perfect solution. Taking a gap ...

Course Selection Time: Choose Wisely

It is the time of year for high school students to make course selections for next academic year. While you may not have many options until senior year, you still must decide on electives and the appropriate level of rigor for your academic classes. Here are some factors to consider when making your selection: Sketch Out A Plan for Your Remaining High School Years Students typically consider their ...

College in the News – Tweeting in Class (for Education and Profit)

While texting and using Facebook and Twitter in class are often frowned upon by professors, some classes are encouraging students to use social media to publicize businesses. In exchange for this, the universities sometimes receive funding or other compensation from companies and students get a chance to build their resumes (and might receive perks like smartphones with unlimited service). Read ...

Are You Ready for College? Why Going Straight from High School to College May Be the Wrong Decision

One of the first questions we ask of students is, "Why do you want to go to college?" They are inevitably taken aback by the question. As far back as they can remember their parents have made it clear that college will be part of their future. To many of these teens, going to college is just another milestone like learning to read or getting a driver's license. As a result, they haven't given much ...
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