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Posted on Feb 15, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

There are a lot of numbers when you think about how good a college is: what’s their admission rate? What’s the average SAT score? How much is tuition? What’s the graduation rate, job-placement rate, etc., etc.   It comes down to three categories: what school can you get into, what school can you afford, and what school can get you a job. And while you should consider all these important numbers, you also need to remember the college’s primary job – making you better educated.   But then that’s your job, too.   Steps to Improve Your Educa... More

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Selecting a College | Comments (0)

High school students excited about touring a college campus tend to miss certain important aspects that parents need to pick up – what security measures are in place, what healthcare facilities are on campus, etc. And some questions that need to be asked on the tour should come from a parent because, well, they just sound parental.   Sample Questions for the College Tour   How are budget cuts affecting your campus? This question may apply to state or private colleges, but given the economy these days, generally describes public university funding. Is the school cuttin... More

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 - 06:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (0)

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