College-bound Seniors

Relative Importance of Factors in College Admissions

on Sep 26, 2016 at 12:42 AM in College-bound Seniors, College Search, Standardized Testing

An important message for high school students who are worried sick about their SAT or ACT scores: The classes you take and the grades you earn are far more important to us than your test scores.

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At Last, Your Financial Aid Ordeal Has Gotten Easier

on Sep 23, 2016 at 06:24 PM in College-bound Seniors, Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid and choosing a college in the United States is still much too complicated, but some long-overdue reforms are finally underway, and in the nick of time.

Change is coming, and even if it is imperfect and incomplete, it is definitely welcome.

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29 Great Colleges for B Students and How to Get In

on Sep 23, 2016 at 05:47 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search

29 Great Colleges for B Students and How to Get In: Generally, the better your grades, the more college options you'll have. However, some students are under the false impression that you need to get straight A's to get into a wonderful college. Students stress and worry that a few B's will sentence them to an inferior university.
Fortunately, you don't have to worry that getting B's will prevent you from going to a good school. There are a number of excellent colleges that admit B students.

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"Public Ivies" or the very best state universities

on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:25 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search, Financial Aid, Merit Aid

Where are your chances of admission highest among the best public universities?

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Least Expensive Public Universities

on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:07 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search, Financial Aid

Least Expensive Public Universities

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College Talks, SBCC, Fall 2016

on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:29 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Consult Events, College Search, Recent Talks, Writing College Essays

College admissions expert Tish OíConnor welcomes all students to free, informative talks at Santa Barbara City College (Humanities Bldg, Room 111)

Monday, Oct 24, 6:00 pm
Acing your College Applications

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Comparing the Tests: Old SAT, New SAT, ACT

on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:52 PM in College-bound Seniors, Standardized Testing

Comparing the Tests: Old SAT, New SAT, ACT

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Colleges with the Most Business Majors

Colleges with the Most Business Majors
on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:24 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search

The following table lists the 50-50 colleges with the most business majors. Colleges are included if 25% or more of graduates had a business major or there were 500 or more graduates with a business major. A total of 18 colleges out of 151 met both qualifications. There are 66 private colleges and 85 public institutions on the list. Pennsylvania had the most, followed by New York and Ohio. The five-year graduation rate is used for public universities and the four-year rate for private institutions.

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Snapshot of Financial Aid at Selective Colleges

on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:13 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search, Financial Aid

On her DIY blog, Michelle Kretzschmar emphasizes colleges that accept at least 50% of applicants and graduate at least 50% in four years at a private college or five years at a public university or an engineering program. But in this list she looks at more selective colleges, but still from the perspective of net cost to the student.

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Top Places to get a Bachelorís Degree Overseas

Top Places to get a Bachelorís Degree Overseas
on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:28 PM in College-bound Seniors, College Search

Consider an education abroad: Top Places for American Students to get a Bachelorís Degree Overseas.

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