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Will Your College Application Pass the Google Test?

The CollegeBound Network | November 13, 2013

We warned you over a year ago that social media #fails could have a direct affect on your college applications. This week, that warning has been confirmed by a new survey that has nearly one third of college admissions officers admitting to Googling their candidates to help narrow the playing field. Ask yourself this right now: If a college Googled you, what would it find? [Read More]

Remember when you were a kid and brought home a good report card? Whether you earned $1 for every A, or a trip to the ice cream parlor, chances are you were rewarded in some way for a job well done. Wouldn’t it be great if college students could reap similar rewards in the form of cold hard cash?

One college thinks so… [Read More]

College in Canada: 5 To-Knows for Studying North of the Border

The CollegeBound Network | October 28, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Jeremy Bernard, a writer with Equals6, an online community for students.

This year, thousands of students from the US will cross the border to study in Canada. While many go there to save money, there’s a lot more to think about before you head north. Here are five key things to consider about attending a Canadian university… [Read More]

Financial Aid, The Musical? Yep!

The CollegeBound Network | October 23, 2013

I sort of love this, and since it’s “Wordless Wednesday,” I just had to post it… [Read More]

An SAT Prep Plan for Juniors and Seniors

The CollegeBound Network | October 21, 2013

What can we say: We’ve got SAT prep on the brain lately (read last week’s post on how your handwriting on the SAT writing section is more important than you think!). That’s why we caught up with Ashish Rangnekar, CEO of BenchPrep, an interactive test prep provider, to score some SAT strategies perfect for juniors gearing up for the spring exam, and seniors who are just a couple of weeks away. [Read More]

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Imagine if your job was to read and grade hundreds of essays, and by the end of the day, you grab one that is barely legible. You can make out most of it, but a few chicken-scratched words here and there keep interrupting the flow of the writing.

You’re of course, not supposed to hold poor penmanship against the writer since only the content of the essay is graded, but isn’t it possible that human nature just might bias you toward thinking the sloppy appearance is indicative of sloppily put together prose? [Read More]

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Bill Gates Loves Online Learning, Especially MOOCs

Dawn Papandrea | October 8, 2013

He may be one of the world’s most famous and wealthiest college dropouts, but that doesn’t stop Bill Gates from logging on to learn. At a recent Association of Community College Trustees’ leadership meeting, he once again shared that he’s a huge supporter of MOOCs (massive open online courses), and frequently takes courses himself.

If you’ve never heard of MOOCs before, you soon will. Not only has the term recently made it into the Oxford  Dictionary Online, but many of the nation’s top colleges and universities are getting on board by offering free online courses. Check out Gates discussing this trend below… [Read More]

Embrace Campus Life: How to Get Involved

The CollegeBound Network | October 4, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Priya Sudendra, a junior at the University of Colorado and a staff writer for CollegeFocus.

After getting settled into college, the next step is to become a part of the campus life. College brings so many great opportunities with clubs and organizations to join on campus. There is a club for practically every interest. It’s a great way to make friends and feel like you’re part of the college experience. Becoming involved can have a lot of benefits for your college and professional career as well. [Read More]

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