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February 02, 2017

Attending College in Canada

The number of international students attending college in Canada increases each year for several reasons.

Majoring in Women's Studies

The Women’s Studies major is an interdisciplinary degree. It uses subjects such as history, economics, health, science, and art to study the lives of women from a feminist perspective.

Financial Matters: Low-Cost Ideas for Summer Adventures

Money may be tight, but it’s not necessary to give up on finding a cost-effective way to spend a productive summer.

The Five “Ps” of Choosing Colleges

With over 3,500 colleges and universities in the U.S., deciding where to apply – and ultimately which college to attend – can seem overwhelming, especially as you begin your college search.

January 04, 2017

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  • The Big University Experience

  • Learn about the benefits (and some of the drawbacks) to attending a college with an enrollment greater than 15,000.

  • Majoring in Animal Science

  • As our human population grows, so does the domestic animal population.  Discover the variety of career paths that await animal science majors.

  • Watch out for Scholarship Scams

  • Each year, families trying to find money to pay for college expenses fall victim to such scams; estimates of losses each year are in excess of a hundred million dollars.

  • Avoiding that Dread Disease: Senioritis

  • An offer of admission is conditional, and students are expected to maintain their academic performance throughout senior year. Every year, colleges around the country rescind admission offers. Don't fall victim to senioritis!

  • Need Accommodations for the SAT or ACT

  • Here you'll find recent changes to the process of getting accommodations for English Language Learners or students with disabilities.

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December 01, 2016

CBC Winter 2016 Newsletter

  • Planning on Playing College Sports?

  • Prospective student athletes can discover what they need to do now if they plan to compete in college

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  • Majoring in Communications  

  • Communications is a great fit for students who are interested in conveying information to others in innovative and creative ways. 

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  • Write your Way to a College Scholarship

  • Writing a really dynamite essay can pay off handsomely, and, unless the topic is unusually specific, essays can often be tweaked to fit
    the requirements of several contests.  Learn how here.

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  • Using PSAT Results in Planning Testing Strategy 

  • The real value in the PSAT is that it can provide you with a guide to your academic strengths and weaknesses and help you plan which tests to take and when to take them.

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  • Your Applications are In.  What Now?  

  • You're feeling the relief that comes as you complete your applications, but you've still got things to do as you await admissions decisions.

October 24, 2016

  • Step by Step Guide to the Coalition Application

  • Understand the key components of the Coalition Application and how to navigate its website

  • Majoring in Biomedical Engineering

  • Forbes calls this "the most valuable major" - but what is it and what can you do with a major in this field?

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  • Time for a FSA ID

  • Completing your FAFSA early is more likely to result in your receiving your financial aid package close to the time that you learn about your acceptance.  You and your parent will need a FSA ID to get started

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  • Demonstrating Interest

  • For many selective colleges, the applicant’s “demonstrated interest” becomes a “tip factor” in the admissions decision. 

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  • Considering a Community College?

  • Time to dispel some myths about community colleges.

September 15, 2016

CBC September 2016 Newsletter

Featuring interesting articles on test optional admissions, changes to the FAFSA process, and the pros and cons of attending a single-sex college.

March 23, 2016

Why the List Matters

The importance of investing time into college list building and careful consideration of a student’s choices are brought to light in this Huffington Post article.  Full knowledge of the options and how they they fit into the student and family landscape are elements that can lead to a successful college, and ultimately, life experience.

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