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How Can I Stand Out in Large College Classes?
Many students take a college's size into consideration during their college searches, and rightfully so. A large, urban campus is a unique experience, just like a rural college town. Beyond campus size, however, is another essential aspect that can play a huge part in a student's success: the size of the classes.
7 Questions to Ask When Considering a Gap Year
Students, counselors, and college officials weigh in on taking time off after high school.
Transfer 101: The ins and outs of switching schools
Filling out college applications the first go-around was probably enough to make you thankful you’d never have to do it again. But if you’re thinking about transferring, get ready for round two.
Harvard Wants You
FM investigates the forces that draw international students to the 02138.
Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite
Like it or not, these colleges have outsize influence on American society. So their admissions policies don’t matter just to high school seniors; they’re a matter of national interest.
State’s Top Universities Offer New Opportunity
To lawmakers — at least those who know about it — the addition tacked onto an omnibus public education accountability bill in the 2009 legislative session is known as the “Doogie Howser” or the “Let My People Go” amendment.
Report: College students not learning much
You are told that to make it in life, you must go to college. You work hard to get there. You or your parents drain savings or take out huge loans to pay for it all. ..And you end up learning ... not much.
Twenty Questions to Ask Your School Counselor
Your school counselor is one of your best resources as you plan for college. Your counselor has information about admission tests, college preparation, and your education and career options. Here are some basic questions to help get your conversation started.
Study in the USA
We look forward to helping students who, like you, are considering continuing your education in the United States. You will find all of the tools you need to compile your necessary research in deciding if the United States is the best place for you - we have gathered valuable information on educational, social, cultural and economic aspects of studying in the U.S.
Manage Expectations in the College Planning Process
For many, going to the right college, not just any college, is a long held expectation. If not an end in itself, it is regarded as a means to a greater end. The implications are clear. Regarded as critical to leveraging desired outcomes, the choice of a college often holds greater significance than the fact of college attendance itself.
An Expensive, Alternative Route to Medical School
Postbaccalaureate premed programs can boost your chances of getting into med school, but aren't cheap.
Top M.B.A. Programs Embrace Online Education
A growing number of highly ranked schools are starting online M.B.A. programs.
Race as a Factor in College Admissions
It is very, very sad that so many universities make admission decisions based on an applicant’s skin color and what country his or her ancestors came from.
What Yale Looks For
An overview of acceptance factors that are considered in your application to Yale University.
Balancing School and Activities
When it comes to activities, some students try to do it all. Is there someone in your school who plays three sports; belongs to four clubs and holds officer positions in all of them; volunteers at the local animal shelter, nursing home and hospital; and maintains straight A's? Is it you?