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Maura Kastberg, RSC’s Executive Director of Student Services, takes time to answer questions our counselors receive all the time. Maura has been helping students prepare for college and career for 15 years. What’s a good age to start college prep? The ideal age to start college prep is 8th grade. Approximately midway through 8th grade, students select their 9th grade classes. Many colleges require 4 years of science or math, so selecting the proper classes before high school begins is important. Not taking the right classes means missed opportunities. What&rs... More
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RSC Your College Prep Expert has compiled a list of the Top 10 Education Stories of 2011. Many, like Occupy Wall Street, received major media attention, while others were little noticed but significant nonetheless. In reverse order, here are the top stories of 2011: 10. Harvard No Longer Number One. US News & World Report dropped the Ivy League stalwart into a tie for first place with fellow Ivy Leaguer Princeton, and for the first time since it began ranking the world’s colleges 8 years ago, Times Higher Education pulled Harvard from the top spot. Harvard’s s... More
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Do you need college prep? It’s a big question, and if you’re in 8th or 9th grade, it’s one you should think about often. First, consider careers that interest you, then pick the one that you want to do most. Does it require college? Then you need college prep. Does it not require college? Then you need college prep. The Benefits of Mixing College and Career Prep Do you want to get promoted, be a supervisor, and make more money? Then you need college prep. According to a study by the Bill & Melinda Gate... More
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The ancient Greeks had a great view of education – it was worth the trouble. Socrates said, “All learning is accompanied by pain.” His contemporary, Sophocles said, “Success is the reward of toil.” Two generations later, Aristotle added, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” In other words, getting a good education is not supposed to be easy. It wasn’t easy then, and it’s not easy now. Today’s student faces different challenges, of course: rapidly rising tuition, high-interest student ... More
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Although online classes don’t get as much credit as their traditional counterparts, a majority of college presidents say they’re just as good – or better. Unfortunately, less than a third of the public agrees with them. They prefer the traditional model of face time with the professor. Students who took both fall in between: 39% of students say online classes are the same or better than traditional classes. The Department of Education found that online classes can be more effective than traditional classes, but says that courses that combined onsite... More