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College Bound Advice

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Are rankings the best place to start your college search? Maybe. Then again, maybe not. | College search starter tips from SmartCollegeVisit...

College Search - Where do I start? - Smart College Visit

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Q. Do I have to report suspensions on my college applications? A. Yes! Here's why. | Smart Q & A from SmartCollegeVisit...

Do I have to report suspensions on college applications?

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Parent College Coach Tip 44: Don't waste the holiday break | Don't waste the weeks off during winter break! Students in EVERY grade in high school can be applying for college scholarships (yes, there are even some for HS freshmen) and other tasks on this helpful list. Just a little work each day will keep the college to-do list manageable!

"But I always dress this way" is not logical when choosing an outfit for your college admissions interview ... Unless, of course, you "always" interview for your dream college. Consider these tips for dressing appropriately for the college admissions interview from SmartCollegeVisit...

College Interview - Dress Appropriately - Smart College Visit

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Applying Undecided - Should You or Shouldn't You? The answer can vary, depending on your goals, the college you're applying to, and even the particular department at your chosen college. | From SmartCollegeVisit...

Look out for grammar goofs on your college essays -- especially ones you think are just fine. Formal writing rules apply!

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Scholarship (or admissions) essay tip: Help your recommendation letter writers by providing specific information about yourself, especially information that directly relates to the scholarship (or college) you are applying for. It will help the letter stand out from all of the "nice kid" generic ones.

How do you find the best colleges for veterans? That depends on how you define the term "best." Here are some things to consider. | from SmartCollegeVisit...

Best Colleges for Veterans - Smart College Visit

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Studying for the SAT? Eat well, and take a look at these other tips at the links included. | From SmartCollegeVisit...

SAT Test Tips - Smart College Visit

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Bear this in mind (har) - You don't have to visit every single college on your interest list, but don't skip the visits altogether!

How many colleges should you visit? - Smart College Visit

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Good advice from a college professor, and follow-up notes from the nephew for whom he wrote it.

Professor Offers Best Advice for College Freshmen

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Scholarship Mom Tip 87: What does your email address, or Twitter handle, tell the scholarship judges about you? Think about these points from Scholarship Mom Monica Matthews and SmartCollegeVisit....

What's in a name? Not as much as you might think.

Your college essay should help you stand out from the other applicants -- in a good way. Check these pointers from Smart College Visit.

College Essay - Be Original - Smart College Visit

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What to put in your 500-word college application essay

Why you need a resume in 9th grade.

Why You Need a Resumé in 9th Grade - Smart College Visit

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Organization is key! Don't miss these tips from the Parent College Coach on Smart College Visit.

Yes, the PSAT is very important, and some of these reasons may surprise you!

25 school counselors on Twitter--follow them for advice and guidance on college prep.

Parents Countdown to College Coach

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Don't let senioritis derail your college plans. Even if you've accepted an admission offer, poor performance in your last semester of high school can have dire consequences. It may be the 4th quarter, but the buzzer has yet to ring!

When your child goes to college, some important legal changes occur. This post talks about things parents need to know when their babies are suddenly young adults headed to college.

One size does not fit all! Visiting College Early – Where To Start, When To Start?

Think you're not eligible for federal financial aid? Think again! Check SCV's tips on why you SHOULD fill out the FAFSA.

FAFSA – What are you waiting for? - Smart College Visit

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College Money Talk - Have you had the college money talk with your teen? Are scholarships part of the convo?

Smart College Visit - The educated way to visit campus.

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