5 Common Surprises For College Freshmen

The freshman year for any college student is one of adjustment. Getting used to the college system, learning how to live with your roommates, understanding what each professor expects, and just figuring out what offices like the “bursar” do are all expected challenges for freshmen. But, as a first-year college student, what are some of […]

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Two Types Of College Applications

Completing College Applications Many students find applying to college to be an intimidating subject, but it doesn’t have to be. Actually applying- the act of filling out the applications- can be a relatively easy thing, provided that you’ve done the required steps beforehand. Students should first identify what colleges that they want to apply to, […]

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Interview With Joan House, Disability Director At Carlow University In Pittsburgh

Among the many colleges and colleagues that I’ve worked with, there are some that I feel that students and families should know more about.  With more and more students going to college with a disability, there are many questions that students have.  To help answer some of these, I’ve invited Joan House, Director of Disability […]

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Should I Attend A Junior College?

Should I Attend A Junior College? A “junior college” is generally thought of as the college level that falls below traditional four-year institutions that confer bachelor’s degrees.  While this is true, there can be a broad interpretations of what these “junior college” can mean.  Some consider community colleges to be junior colleges, which isn’t necessarily […]

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The Pros And Cons Of Private Colleges

When students and families are browse rankings for a “top college,” many private colleges appear on such lists.  The most notable schools in the U.S. are often private, non-profit colleges, such as Harvard and Yale.  While private colleges have a reputation for quality of education, this is often offset by higher costs and greater competition […]

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