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Posted on Sep 17, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Remedial Classes | Comments (0)

Finish college, avoid remedial classes by getting college prep right.   Imagine this scenario:   The college admissions officer tells you you’re going to need remedial English and remedial Math, and depending on your major, maybe remedial Science. What do you do?   Choose a different college. Choose a different major. Take summer classes to avoid remedial classes. Go back in time and do high school all over again.   Okay, so the first three answers are all possibilities, but the fourth one isn’t. In order to avoid the first three, ... More
 
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Posted on Sep 13, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Financial Aid | Comments (0)

Financial Aid Facts Show the Importance of College Prep Do you wish you had more information on financial aid? If, so, you’re not alone: 56% of parents with students interested in college wish they had more information on financial aid. We can believe it. Our families come in with all sorts of questions, which is why we have two handbooks, several videos, and an entire department devoted to helping students get better financial aid. Financial Aid Facts Here’s one financial aid fact you should find astounding: 29% of low-income families don’t even file for financia... More
 
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Posted on Sep 10, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Guidance Counselors | Comments (0)

Hundreds of Thousands of Layoffs Affect the Way You Get Ready for College   Have you noticed a decline in America’s education? Are you worried that too few teachers and too many students won’t help kids learn more?   You’re not alone. According to a new federal report released in August*, 300,000 teachers have been laid off since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009. Decreased federal funds and depleted state and local resources have led to a purging of the nation’s educators and created a swollen teacher-student ratio that is at its highest in mor... More
 
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Posted on Sep 06, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Life | Comments (0)

Be ready for college the day you set foot on campus.   Everyone has that image of the nervous freshman, away from home for the first time, stumbling around campus, afraid to ask questions. Then there’s the confident senior, who knows where everything is and really believes he is big man on campus.   But what if you could be a confident freshman right from the start?   It could happen.   Overcoming Freshman Jitters   People give relatively common advice about going to college – learn your way around campus, leave the dorm in groups, review your cla... More
 
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Posted on Sep 03, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Financial Aid | Comments (0)

This is the seventh and final post in a series of articles examining the impact the high cost of college and the student loan crisis are having on families. RSC Your College Prep Expert is dedicated to making college affordable to all families. See how we do it here.   Why one person reached out to help others get the best financial aid possible instead of walking away.   Twenty years ago, the sister-in-law of RSC founder Larry Schechter failed to complete her financial aid paperwork on time and received no aid her sophomore year of college. After hearing this, Larry, already a s... More
 
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