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Martin Luther King’s college career is definitely worthy of recognition, as he is one of our nation’s most famous graduates of a historically black college and university. Check out these five facts about the education King received on his way to making a lasting impact on our country before his assassination in 1968. [Read More]

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5 Ways to Get a College to Smile and Love you

Lori Johnston | August 19, 2013

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smile-week-CollegeBounddotnet-081213In honor of National Smile Week, we thought we’d clue you in to a few ways you can get college admission officers to smile when they learn about you.

You don’t have to be the class clown, but you do need to show that you are a student who loves learning and will put in the maximum effort to excel in college. And, of course, you have to stand out from other applicants to the same school. Here are five ways to get a college to smile and love you:

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Laptops, smartphones are key accessories for students, but pen and paper aren't completely out, either.

Laptops, smartphones are key accessories for students, but pen and paper aren't completely out, either.Hey, you got a pen? You may have whispered that to a friend in high school on a day when you had a test or needed to take notes and completely forgot about bringing a pen or pencil to class.

When you’re in college, it’s more likely you’ll be bringing your laptop, tablet and/or smartphone to class to take notes during a professor’s lecture. But when you’re getting ready for that first week of school, go ahead and grab a box or pencils and pens – you’ll likely need them, too. [Read More]

30 Apps for High School and College Students

Lori Johnston | June 13, 2013

30 apps to download to help you with school.

30 apps to download to help you with school.Make your parents happy by downloading more than games on your smartphone or tablet. Instead, these apps for high school and college students can keep you organized, help you take notes, assist you in preparing for tests, and even calculate solutions to challenging math problems.

Sites such as College-Path.com, ESchoolNewsMindMeister and InArkansas.com provide reviews and info about the array of apps that can help students. Most apps on the list below are free; others cost between $1 and $10.

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What Tina Fey's new movie gets right - and wrong - about the admissions process.

How does Tina Fey's movie "Admission" cmpare to realy college admissions?We’re huge fans of Tina Fey, and with her new movie, “Admission,” she enters into the college-bound world, portraying an admissions officer at Princeton University. But Hollywood’s version of the college acceptance process has some inaccuracies.

Here’s a look what is real versus movie-madness in “Admission.”

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Students in Dunk City are rooting on their school's sudden fame during March Madness.

Students in Dunk City are rooting on their school's sudden fame during March Madness.Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, it’s easy to love the story about Florida Gulf Coast University, or FGCU, a four-year public university in Fort Myers, Fla. This Cinderella team during March Madness has received national attention – fans even include Justin Timberlake – for its amazing dunks, teamwork, and well, just coming out of what seems to be nowhere. [Read More]

Best Schools List Features Unexpected Colleges

Lori Johnston | February 20, 2013

Nontraditional, smaller schools on top of this special ranking of colleges.

Nontraditional, smaller schools on top of this special ranking of colleges.Elite schools often capture the headlines when rankings of top colleges and universities are released annually. But it can be discouraging, as there’s heavy competition to get into Ivy League schools and other major public universities, and the price tag may seem too high for your college budget.

One recent ranking, by TheBestSchools.org, a higher education website, puts the spotlight on strong colleges that often don’t get a spot in other rankings. Some of these schools are nontraditional and may be considered a best kept secret among graduates, but they’re getting attention now. [Read More]

5 Tips for Being the Best College Applicant

Lori Johnston | February 12, 2013

gatekeeperBeyond the forms and required information you need to fill out to apply to college, it’s about making the best case for you and why a college would want to have you in their student body.

Jacques Steinberg, author of “The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College,” senior editor for education initiatives at the New York Times, and creator of The Choice blog, shared keys for being the best college applicant, particularly if you’re applying to a highly private or public selective institution. [Read More]

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