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Snapshot: College Students and the Presidential Election

The CollegeBound Network | October 24, 2012

With less than two weeks away from our presidential election, it’s clear that college students can have a great influence on the outcome. The key is that they go out and make their voices heard! [Read More]

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#CollegeBound Recap: 10/17 – SAT Tips, Tools and Techniques

The CollegeBound Network | October 18, 2012

Yesterday we had fun discussing the SAT. Yes, I just put “fun” and SAT” in the same sentence! And that’s the main thing that I derived from the chat… that the SAT isn’t the beast that it’s perceived to be. With some time dedicated toward learning the exam’s format, some tutoring if you can swing it, and a general concentration on sharpening your reading and math skills, you can come away with a pretty great score! [Read More]

SAT Facts to Get in Touch With Your Testing Side

The CollegeBound Network | October 16, 2012

To get you geared up for our all-SAT #CollegeBound chat on Wednesday, 10/17, we thought we’d share some fun SAT facts. How many of them did you know? [Read More]

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Three Ways to Boost Your SAT Score

Lori Johnston | October 15, 2012

It’s getting close to the first SAT date (on Nov. 3) and you may be feeling the panic to get prepared for the test.

The SAT is offered six times in the U.S. this school year, so performing well the first time around can be beneficial and keep you from having to retake the test, which colleges use during the admissions process. [Read More]

Dear College-Bounder,

‘Tis the season, or at least it will be soon… and you’re dreading it! College application season, that is. So why all the dread, doom, and gloom? Here’s what I think: College application season is probably the first time in your life that you’ll be really put yourself out there when there is the very real possibility of rejection.

With college admissions, there is no guaranteed gold star, medal, or trophy just for applying as there might have been in your dance classes, little league games, or karate tournaments growing up. Perhaps that is why you (along with your mom and dad) perceive the process to be so stressful and overwhelming. There is no sure thing when it comes to college, not even if you shell out $2 million thinking it’ll get you into Harvard (true story!). [Read More]

Top Mistakes College Freshman Make

Lori Johnston | October 10, 2012

One of the most awesome, fun, and smart college students I know has had a hard time trying to finish her degree. She was whizzing through college, but then junior year hit and classes got tough. She got frustrated and started skipping and dropping classes.

As her friends moved onto their senior year and started planning to graduate, she fell further back. They graduated a year ago, and she’s still in college, trying to finish up her final classes to finally earn her degree, even as her financial aid has run out. [Read More]

Last week, we regaled you with tales of fun ways to save on college tuition, including rebates, wacky scholarships, and the “summer melt.” This week, we’re back with more creative ways to pay for college. Take a look: [Read More]

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#CollegeBound Chat Recap: “Getting in the School Groove”

The CollegeBound Network | October 4, 2012

We’re still smiling from ear to ear after our return to #CollegeBound chat yesterday! Thanks to all of you who participated and shared your insight, tips, and advice for our topic: “Getting in the School Groove.” In cased you missed it, here’s a recap of the chat highlights (which incidentally had us craving Ramen noodles!). Also, congratulations to @lori0s, our random Amazon gift card winner! [Read More]