Wednesday December 4, 2013
Is middle school too early to be thinking about college? To a large extent, yes. Colleges will not look at grades or activities from before 9th grade. No one -- parents or students -- should be losing sleep over college during those middle school years, and parents shouldn't be placing lots of college pressures on middle school kids.
That said, a thoughtful and common sense approach to middle school can help a student achieve success once high school rolls around. Here are seven middle school tips to help a student get a strong start to high school.
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Tuesday December 3, 2013
Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, announced that the prestigious Ivy League institution received a record number of early decision applications for the class of 2018. Despite problems with the new Common Application, Penn received 5,133 applications. That's a 6.6% increase over the 4,817 applications the university received last year.
If you're one of the thousands of students who applied early, you can expect your admission decision at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 16th. If you're admitted, you'll need to reply to the offer within three weeks. In recent years, the admit rate for early decision applicants has been roughly twice that of the overall applicant pool.
Read more in the The Daily Pennsylvanian
: Penn Admissions sees new high in ED applicants
Sunday December 1, 2013
If you love skiing recreationally or competitively, check out these 18 great colleges for skiing. The schools on the list represent a wide range of options from small liberal arts colleges to large public universities. All, however, provide students with easy access to the slopes, and some even have their own downhill facilities.
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Of course there are far more than 18 great colleges for students who love skiing. If there's a college that you think should be on our list, please share your recommendation
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Sunday December 1, 2013
These 35 scholarships range in value from $50 to $100,000, but all expire in December. This time of year it's easy to be more focused on the holidays and your college applications than scholarship applications. Don't lose sight of the billions of scholarship dollars that are available if you take the time to apply. You'll limit your options for financial support if you wait until the new year to start looking -- act now and check out the list of scholarships expiring in December.