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                                                          Many adults head back to school to
                                                          complete their degrees or start on a new
                                                          path. This article outlines some key steps
                                                          that adult students will need to take to
                                                          get enrolled, touching on transcripts
                                                          (what credits will still be good), credit for
                                                          prior learning (including testing out of
                                                          basic classes), and common financial aid
       Back in the Classroom Again                        options.                                      Find out what you'll need to
                                                          Going back to school after a break of
                                                          months or years (or decades) is a
                                                          challenge that means re-arranging your
                                                          life and your habits. This article includes
                                                          several tips for starting down the college
                                                          path, including finding balance between
                                                          family, work, school, and social
                                                          commitments; overcoming fears
                                                          associated with returning to school; and
                                                          using your family as a support network to
       Going Back to School? Here’s What You Can Expect   help you succeed.                             Going back to school after a

                                                          If you can't remember the last time you
                                                          were excited about work, it's time for a
                                                          career change. But how do you start?
                                                          First, look at the things you like and don't
                                                          like about your job; if you know what
                                                          you'd like to be doing, research the
                                                          education requirements to land that job.
                                                          Next, make a plan. And last, be sure to
                                                          act on your dreams; doing something
                                                          every day toward you goal will keep you
       Change Your Career, Change Your Life               motivated.                                   Here’s how to take the fear
                                                      Adult students often find it hard to fit
                                                      studying into their busy schedule. This
                                                      article gives eight tips for study strategies
                                                      that will help the adult student balance
                                                      their responsibilities and excel in their
                                                      academics. Tips include looking for extra
                                                      opportunities to study (such as while
                                                      waiting for an appointment) and being a
                                                      good note-taker (honing your skills early
Study Smarter                                         will help you study more efficiently later). You can't add hours to the d
                                                      If you're looking for small classes,
                                                      experienced instructors, and an
                                                      education that will lead to a promising
                                                      career, a community college is a great
                                                      choice. This article covers the classroom
                                                      environment, the importance of engaged
                                                      faculty members, student life
                                                      opportunities, and career opportunities
                                                      and ends with the bottom line:
                                                      community colleges are affordable and a
Why Choose a Community College?                       great value.                                  If you're looking for small cl
                                                      Community colleges offer open access to
                                                      education, but there are steps you have
                                                      to follow if you want to enroll. Covers the
                                                      concept of placement tests (as opposed
                                                      to entrance tests) and the importance of
                                                      taking your academics seriously as you
                                                      get ready for college and once you're
Your Mission: College Admission                       enrolled..                                    You may not have to take th

                                                      This article lists important steps a
                                                      student needs to take as they plan to
                                                      enter a community college. In a
                                                      "countdown" format it starts at eight
                                                      months prior to the start of classes
                                                      (research your options) and progresses
                                                      to two months before the start of classes
Countdown to College                                  (making your class schedule).             You have a lot to do as you
                                                      It can be scary to be the first in your
                                                      family to attend college, but you have
                                                      much to gain from the experience. This
                                                      article features several tips for handing
                                                      the transition, including making a plan
                                                      with your high school counselor,
                                                      investigating financial aid (with info on
                                                      the types of aid available), conquering
                                                      academic challenges, and involving your
                                                      family in the process (even if they don’t
                                                      immediately see the value of a college
Blaze a Trail as a First-Generation College Student   education).                               It can be scary to be the firs
                                                        Students have a lot of education options
                                                        to choose from, and it's important to
                                                        make sure that the school they choose is
                                                        working hard to provide the best
                                                        education. This article discusses the
                                                        accreditation process, what it is and what
                                                        it means to a student's education.
                                                        Specialized/programmatic accreditation
Schools That Make the Grade                             is also covered.                           You expect to have to work

                                                       International students are increasingly
                                                       choosing community colleges over other
                                                       educational options, and this means
                                                       you’ll get a lesson in diversity in addition
                                                       to your classroom studies. Includes
                                                       statistics on the number of international
                                                       students studying in the United States
                                                       and the benefits of studying with
An International Experience                            multicultural classmates.                    You’ll meet more than your
                                                       Colleges offer many services to meet the
                                                       varying needs of their students. This
                                                       article includes helpful websites and
                                                       books that can help students with
                                                       disabilities make the most of their higher
All-Access Colleges: Meeting the Needs of Students witheducation. Learning Disabilities
                                                        Physical or                                 Colleges offer many service

                                                        There’s a lot for you to learn before the
                                                        first day of class, and orientation is your
                                                        one-stop shop for everything you need to
                                                        know about your new school. Your
                                                        orientation program, whether conducted
                                                        on campus or online, will help you find
                                                        your way around campus, schedule your
Meet Your Campus                                        classes, and learn about student life.      There’s a lot for you to learn

                                                        If you’re working while going to school, or
                                                        raising kids while going to school (or
                                                        both!), you’re not alone. This article
                                                        shares tips for balancing competing
                                                        demands: Take advantage of colleges'
                                                        flexible scheduling, involve your family in
                                                        your decision, and work with your
                                                        employer (they'll want you to succeed).
The Balancing Act: How You Can Succeed                  And don't forget to take time for yourself. If you’re working while going
                                                        For many new college students, the
                                                        difference between studying in high
                                                        school and studying in college is
                                                        shocking. This list of tips will help new
                                                        students make the most of their study
Learning to Study for College Courses                   time.                                       You may be shocked by the
                                                Community colleges excel at educating
                                                people of all ages. This article briefly
                                                explains "early start" programs for high
                                                school students, remedial options for
                                                extra focus, and programs specifically for
                                                adult students. The moral of the story:
All Ages Welcome                                There's something here for everyone.       Community colleges excel a

                                                Most college courses require writing
                                                projects, so it's a good idea to brush up
                                                on your skills. This article covers some
                                                basic tips you should follow, including
                                                adjusting your style to fit the
                                                topic/audience, using an outline to
                                                organize your thoughts, and using an
Writing at the College Level                    editing process to refine your message. Most college courses requir
                                                Studying with classmates can be a big
                                                help for many students. This article
                                                presents tips for getting a study group
                                                together, as well as things to do in a
                                                study group meeting and things to avoid;
                                                overall it uses an informal tone to engage
Study Groups: Befriend the Class Know-It-All    a student's interest.                      Study groups are a great wa
                                                This article confronts a commonly held
                                                belief that community colleges provide
                                                mainly lower-level and/or "remedial"
                                                education and don't offer anything to
                                                challenge students intellectually. It
                                                highlights some typical honors programs
                                                colleges offer and the requirements
                                                students may have to meet to get in; it
                                                also briefly covers Phi Theta Kappa
The Honor's All Yours                           honor society.                             Community colleges offer e

                                                Students learn easier in small classes,
                                                and you're more likely to find smaller
                                                classes at community colleges. This
                                                article covers some ways that a
                                                community college class can help a
                                                                                          Take advantage of daily inte
                                                student succeed, including personal
                                                attention from the professor and the
                                                professor's experience in the field. The
                                                author advises checking into class size &
                                                professors' backgrounds to make sure
Small Classes=Personal Attention for Students   you find what you're looking for.
                                                        Distance learning is a great option for
                                                        many students today. This article
                                                        describes some ways that distance
                                                        learning works, including online
                                                        seminars, correspondence courses,
                                                        independent studies, teleconferencing,
                                                        video lectures, electronic forums, and
                                                        audio recordings. While distance learning
                                                        was once looked down upon, it has
                                                        gained wide acceptance today and is a
The Dirt on Distance Learning                           good option to consider.                  Want to take a class but do

                                                        Trying to figure out what to do with your
                                                        life? This article details some of the most
                                                        popular fields of study among community
                                                        college students and the careers these
                                                        students pursue. Research by the
                                                        American Association of Community
                                                        Colleges indicates that the top five
                                                        programs are registered nurse, law
                                                        enforcement, licensed practical nursing,
                                                        radiology, and computer technology;
                                                        these and other career paths are detailed
Prepare for Life after College                          in this article.                            Take a look at some of the

                                                       How do you move from college student
                                                       to employee? Visit your college's career
                                                       services office for tips and resources that
                                                       will jump-start your career; the staff there
                                                       can help with career advisement, career
                                                       research materials, resume preparation,
From College to Career: Connecting Students with Their and more.
                                                       Futures                                      How do you move from coll

                                                        No doubt, college exams can be
                                                        stressful. These tips provide strategies
                                                        for dealing with nerves and keeping test-
                                                        day jitters to a minimum. Tips include old-
                                                        standby advice (such as getting a good
                                                        night's sleep) and some more creative
                                                        approaches (take your lucky rabbit's foot
                                                        with you--if it gives you a good feeling,
Got a Case of the Pre-Test Jitters?                     who cares what anyone else thinks?)         Calm your testing fears with
                                                      Community colleges are usually
                                                      commuter campuses, but that doesn't
                                                      mean that the students just drive in, go to
                                                      class, and drive out. There are many
                                                      ways to get involved with your fellow
                                                      students; check out student clubs, the
                                                      recreation center, sports teams, student
                                                      publications, and more. This article
                                                      encourages students to take the initiative
                                                      and find a way to connect with their
Stay a While… (subhead): You May Not Live on Campus, but That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get Involved involved in campus
                                                      peers.                                      Getting
                                                      Moving into the dorms or an apartment is
                                                      a drastic adjustment for many students,
                                                      and compromise is a key skill to master
                                                      when living with new people. This article
                                                      offers suggestions for keeping the peace
                                                      with your new roommate and enjoying
                                                      dorm life.
College Dorm Life: Sharing Your Space, Your Shower, and More                                      Moving into the dorms or an
                                                      Community colleges offer the complete
                                                      student experience, including athletics.
                                                      Learn about the National Junior College
                                                      Athletic Association and how playing a
                                                      sport complements your educational
Exercise Your Body and Your Mind: Play a Sport at Yourgoals.
                                                       Community College                          Community colleges offer th

                                                       You'll be on your own in college, in
                                                       charge of your life and your decisions.
                                                       This article presents some simple rules
                                                       for staying safe that you can incorporate
                                                       into your new life, including walking
                                                       smart, speaking out about suspicious
                                                       activity, keeping your door locked, and
Playing it Safe                                        keeping your information private online. You'll be on your own in col
                                                      Community colleges offer a great
                                                      education at a great price and are a great
                                                      choice for any student who's mindful of
                                                      their budget. And there's even better
                                                      news: Community college students
                                                      qualify for a wide range of financial aid
                                                                                                 Community colleges offer a
                                                      options, so if you need help covering the
                                                      tuition bill, chances are you'll find a
                                                      funding source that works for you. Talk
                                                      with the financial aid staff at the school
                                                      you're interested in to make sure you're
                                                      getting the best aid deal possible.
Dollars and Cents: Choosing Cost-Effective Higher Education
                                                 You can afford college! With the help of
                                                 scholarships, grants, loans, and even
                                                 payment plans, a college education is
                                                 within your reach. Remember, attending
                                                 college is an investment in your future;
                                                 research all your options and you'll
How am I going to pay for a college education?   ensure a productive career.              You can afford college! Wit

                                                 The FAFSA is your key to financial aid.
                                                 This article covers the purpose of the
                                                 FAFSA, the documents and information
                                                 you'll need to complete the forms, and
                                                 three ways to speed the process along. It
                                                 also covers the Student Aid Report and
                                                 Expected Family Contribution that are
                                                 created as a result of the FAFSA, and
                                                 what these terms mean for your financial
Filing the FAFSA                                 plan.                                       The FAFSA is your key to m
                                                 College tuition is one piece of the puzzle,
                                                 but there are many other costs to
                                                 consider: housing, food, books and
                                                 supplies, transportation, and more can
                                                 add to your budget's bottom line. This
                                                 article covers the costs you'll need to
                                                 budget for, information on average costs
                                                 at community colleges, and tips for
How Much Will College Cost?                      saving money at every turn.                 Tuition is only the first line o

                                                 Will you need to borrow money to attend
                                                 college? Read up on some of the loans
                                                 available--Stafford, Perkins, PLUS, and
                                                 private--and the terms, conditions, and
                                                 repayment rules that come with each.
                                                 The bottom line: Responsible borrowing
Education on Loan                                for education is a wise investment.     Will you need to borrow mo

                                                 Learn to identify illegitimate scholarship
                                                 awards so you can avoid becoming a
                                                 victim. This article addresses four
                                                 common ways that scammers will try to
                                                 trick college students: by charging
                                                 processing fees, by giving "surprise
                                                 awards" you never applied for, by
                                                 offering "guaranteed" scholarships, and
                                                 by conducting free seminars that lure you
                                                 into buying scholarship lists. The theme
                                                 of the article is that students should be
                                                 aware of these practices and learn to
Avoiding Scholarship Scams                       spot "too good to be true" offers.         Learn to identify illegitimate
                                                    If you plan to move from a two-year
                                                    college to a four-year college or
                                                    university, the key is to start planning
                                                    early. This checklist details steps that
                                                    students must meet in the transfer
                                                    process, starting at 18 months prior to
                                                    their intended transfer date, covering
                                                    topics such as admission requirements,
                                                    financial aid, articulation agreements,
Track Your Transfer                                 and orientation programs.                  If you plan to move from a t
                                                    If you’re planning to attend a community
                                                    college and then transfer to a four-year
                                                    college or university, you’ll be moving
                                                    around a lot in the coming years. How do
                                                    you cope with the constant change
                                                    coming your way while making sure to
                                                    stay involved and on-track academically?
                                                    This article outlines a few strategies for
                                                    making the transition: Utilizing the
                                                    resources at both campuses (academic
                                                    advising, financial aid, etc.), getting
                                                    involved on both campuses to feel
                                                    connected, and seeking help when you
Life in Flux: Changing Schools and Changing Lives   need it.                                   If you’re planning to attend

                                                    Many adults head back to school to
                                                    complete their degrees or start on a new
                                                    path. This article outlines some key steps
                                                    that adult students will need to take to
                                                    get enrolled, touching on transcripts
                                                    (what credits will still be good), credit for
                                                    prior learning (including testing out of
                                                    basic classes), and common financial
Back in the Classroom Again                         aid options.                                  Find out what you'll need to
                                                    Going back to school after a break of
                                                    months or years (or decades) is a
                                                    challenge that means re-arranging your
                                                    life and your habits. This article includes
                                                    several tips for starting down the college
                                                    path, including finding balance between
                                                    family, work, school, and social
                                                    commitments; overcoming fears
                                                    associated with returning to school; and
                                                    using your family as a support network to
Going Back to School? Here's What You Can Expect    help you succeed.                             Going back to school after a
                                                          If you can't remember the last time you
                                                          were excited about work, it's time for a
                                                          career change. But how do you start?
                                                          First, look at the things you like and don't
                                                          like about your job; if you know what
                                                          you'd like to be doing, research the
                                                          education requirements you'll need to
                                                          land that job. Next, make a plan. And
                                                          last, be sure to act on your dreams;
                                                          doing something every day toward you
Change Your Career, Change Your Life                      goal will keep you motivated.                Here’s how to take the fear

                                                         You have thousands of colleges to
                                                         choose from, so what criteria do you use
                                                         to narrow down the list? This article
                                                         explains why choosing a Christian
                                                         college may provide you with the best
                                                         whole-life education. The important thing
                                                         to consider is finding a college that
                                                         prepares you for life, not just a career; if
                                                         your beliefs are an important part of your
                                                         life, you owe it to yourself to preserve
Why Choose a Christian College?                          and strengthen those beliefs in college.       You have thousands of colle
                                                         This article highlights the characteristics
                                                         Christian colleges look for in students,
                                                         including academic focus, curiosity,
                                                         character, diversity, and informed faith.
                                                         The descriptions of each characteristic
                                                         include specific examples and are
                                                         designed to excite students about the
                                                         possibilities available at a Christian
What Do Christian Colleges Look for In Students?         college.                                       College offers a new enviro
                                                         Find out the differences between Bible
                                                         and Christian colleges, and learn which
                                                         is right for you. This article includes a
                                                         brief historical background of the Bible
                                                         college movement.
Bible College vs. Christian College: What's the Difference?                                             Find out the differences bet
                                                         Meet people. Get involved. Cause
                                                         waves. Make a dent. This article stresses
                                                         the importance of getting involved on
                                                         campus and highlights the impact your
                                                         college years will have on the rest of your
                                                         life. This is a time of change and
                                                         upheaval, but also a time of limitless
A Whole New Life: Settling into Your Home Away from Home possibilities.                                 Meet people. Get involved.
                                                     College provides wonderful opportunities
                                                     for spiritual growth, including Bible study
                                                     and peer groups. Here the author uses
                                                     the framework of her own experience at
                                                     a Christian college (without naming the
                                                     college specifically) to address future
                                                     students about the challenges and
A Time for Spiritual Growth                          opportunities ahead.                        College provides wonderful

                                                     Mission trips are a great way for students
                                                     to enhance their college experience and
                                                     broaden their horizons by connecting
                                                     with people of a different culture,
                                                     geographical region, race, or age. This
                                                     article includes details of one student's
                                                     experience on a mission trip in
                                                     Cambodia (from Grace College, Indiana)
                                                     and spring break mission trips at another
                                                     school (Hope College, Michigan) and
                                                     how these trips challenge and strengthen
Mission Trips in College                             students' faith.                           When Ashley Ocock signed

                                                     This article touches on the importance of
                                                     a healthy heart--literally and figuratively.
                                                     It highlights opportunities to keep active
                                                     on campus (such as intramural sports,
                                                     rec centers, pools, etc) and the
                                                     importance of developing good eating
                                                     habits. It also discusses the importance
Boost Your Physical and Spiritual Fitness            of spiritual discipline and fitness.         This article touches on the i

                                                     Christian college campuses are
                                                     becoming more diverse every year. This
                                                     article addresses the complications and
                                                     opportunities that can arise for college
                                                     students as they encounter this diversity.
                                                     The best advice: Be willing to be a friend
                                                     to everyone, and be sure to live your faith
Living in the Mix: Diversity on Christian Campuses   as an example to others.                    Christian college campuses
                                                      Student-athletes should be the leading
                                                      examples of how to benefit from the “out-
                                                      of-the-classroom” opportunities offered
                                                      by today’s educational system. Being a
                                                      student-athlete is a great opportunity, but
                                                      also a great responsibility. This article
                                                      touches on the benefits of athletic
                                                      competition and the significance of
                                                      playing under a Christian coach. It also
                                                      touches on the increased level of athletic
                                                      programs and support at Christian
                                                       Attending recent years.
A Wing and a Prayer: How Student-Athletes Benefit fromcolleges in Christian Institutions          Today's Christian colleges a
                                                      How can you find the perfect campus
                                                      ministry for you? That’s easy! Search out
                                                      your own gifts and talents and find the
                                                      one that fits you best. Use this list of
Engage the World (and Change the World) through Campus Outreach as a starting point.
                                                      organizations                               How can you find the perfec
                                                      This article addresses some of the ways
                                                      you can get help paying for your college
                                                      tuition, including scholarships, grants,
                                                      and loans. While it's important to do
                                                      everything you can to find aid, it's also
                                                      important to remember to pray about
                                                      your search and trust that God will
                                                      provide a way to help you pursue the
Money, Money, Money: He Will Make a Way               path He wants you to follow.                This article addresses some

                                                        Learn about the population, landscapes,
                                                        and climates of the United States. This
                                                        article also touches on the four time
                                                        zones that cover most of the United
                                                        States, facts from the U.S. Census about
                                                        the population, and the variation in cost
Explore What the United States Has to Offer             of living across the country.               Learn about the population,
                                                        This article lists the states that comprise
                                                        the Midwest and gives a general
                                                        description of the landscape and climate
                                                        of the region. It also includes brief
                                                        paragraphs about some of the major
                                                        cities: Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, and
An Overview of the Midwest                              Minneapolis.                                Learn about the population,
                                                        This article lists the states that comprise
                                                        the Northeast and gives a general
                                                        description of the landscape and climate
                                                        of the region. It also includes brief
                                                        paragraphs about some of the major
                                                        cities: Boston, New York, and
An Overview of the Northeast                            Philadelphia.                               Learn about the population,
                                               This article lists the states that comprise
                                               the South and gives a general
                                               description of the landscape and climate
                                               of the region. It also includes brief
                                               paragraphs about some of the major
                                               cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, and
An Overview of the South                       Washington, DC.                             Learn about the population,
                                               This article lists the states that comprise
                                               the West and gives a general description
                                               of the landscape and climate of the
                                               region. It also includes brief paragraphs
                                               about some of the major cities: Los
                                               Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and
An Overview of the West                        Seattle.                                    Learn about the population,

                                               Before you enter a U.S. classroom, get to
                                               know more about the U.S. education
                                               system. This article starts with a
                                               summary of international students in the
                                               United States (pulled from Open Doors
                                               data) and proceeds to cover some basic
                                               aspects of U.S. education, including
                                               academic calendars, exams, and the
                                               grading system/GPA. It also includes a
                                               brief application timeline that
                                               international students can follow (what to
                                               do 18, 12, 10, and 3 months before
U.S. Education Primer                          coming to the United States)               Before you enter a U.S. clas

                                               This article will help you stay organized
                                               as you prepare to study in the United
                                               States, noting steps you should take
                                               within six timeframes: Up to 3 years
                                               before enrollment, 18 months before
                                               enrollment, 12-14 months before
                                               enrollment, 10-12 months before
                                               enrollment, 10 months before enrollment,
A Timeline for Studying in the United States   and 3 months before enrollment.           Use this timeline to stay org

                                               This article explains each of the most
                                               commonly required college admission
                                               tests (ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, GRE,
                                               GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT), complete with
                                               Web resources for registration and study
                                               tips. Because the test descriptions are
                                               self-contained paragraphs, you can
                                               choose to include all of them or just the
                                               tests that the students you are targeting
Entrance Exams Explained                       should take.                              Not sure if you need to take
                                                   There's a lot to learn about studying in
                                                   the United States. Start with this list of
                                                   common terms you'll need to know as a
                                                   U.S. college student. This list of terms is
                                                   broken into three categories: general
                                                   terms related to higher education
                                                   (college/university, academic year, agent,
                                                   dormitory, fraternity/sorority, and
                                                   freshman/sophomore/etc); location-
                                                   related terms (area code, urban/rural,
                                                   and ZIP code); and terms you'll
                                                   encounter in the classroom (academic
                                                   advisor, associate degree, bachelor's
                                                   degree, credits, doctoral degree, general
                                                   education, grade point average, major,
                                                   master's degree, and minor).
In Simpler Terms: Defining Common American Words and Phrases                                   There's a lot to learn about

                                                       Learn the definitions of some terms you'll
                                                       encounter often inside and outside the
                                                       classroom at U.S. universities. This
                                                       extensive list includes the terms
                                                       highlighted in article I203 plus a host of
                                                       others, such as financial aid, faculty,
A Glossary for College Students                        extracurricular, and semester.             Learn the definitions of som


                                                     Explore a network of more than 450
                                                     advising and information centers in 170
                                                     countries. The advisors at EducationUSA
                                                     exist to help you. They have up-to-date
                                                     information on studying abroad and can
                                                     answer your questions about educational
                                                     opportunities in the United States. This
                                                     article explains how EducationUSA
                                                     advisors help international students and
                                                     includes links to the EducationUSA
                                                     website where students can locate their
                                                     local advisor.
EducationUSA--Your in-Country Guide to U.S. Higher Education                                   The advisors at EducationU
                                                     The application process for international
                                                     students can be confusing, but it
                                                     becomes easier when you break it down
                                                     into key steps. This article addresses
                                                     several key topics: making test score
                                                     arrangements (SAT, IELTS, etc.),
                                                     following application directions, special
                                                     requirements for graduate students, and
                                                     tips for completing electronic
Overview of the Application Process                  applications.                             Applying to a U.S. school m
                                            National college rankings are impressive,
                                            but the number-one school on a
                                            magazine’s list isn’t necessarily your best
                                            pick. Focus on what you want in a school
                                            to create your own “top ten” list. This
                                            article recommends that international
                                            students look at three main factors when
                                            determining which schools to apply to:
                                            Academic opportunities, location, and
The Truth about College Rankings            campus life.                                National college rankings ar

                                            Choosing a university is one of the most
                                            important decisions you will make in your
                                            academic pursuit, and the United States
                                            offers thousands of choices. Be sure to
                                            consider these important factors when
                                            making your decision: Academic factors,
                                            school size, location, extracurricular
The Right University for You                factors, and financial factors.             Choosing a university is one
                                            International students are finding U.S.
                                            community colleges to be both
                                            economically and academically
                                            appealing. This article includes statistics
                                            from IIE about the number of
                                            international students studying at
                                            community colleges and provides an
                                            overview of the academic offerings
                                            available. It also addresses the
                                            importance of diversity on a college
Why Choose a Community College?             campus.                                     International students are fi

                                            This article describes the type of
                                            educational offerings community colleges
                                            provide and highlights how international
                                            students can thrive in these schools. It
                                            also includes important factors to
                                            consider when choosing a community
                                            college, such as academic options,
                                            extracurriculars, housing, and location. It
                                            concludes with a section about the
                                            quality of education offered at community
                                            colleges and the successful career a CC
Benefits of a Community College Education   education can provide.                      The United States is home

                                            Get the answers to some commonly
                                            asked questions about distance learning.
                                            This article addresses how distance
                                            learning works, some common
                                            misconceptions about distance learning,
                                            the cost of distance learning programs,
Discover Distance Learning                  and how to spot a scam.                  Get the answers to some co
                                                 Earning a college degree online can be a
                                                 great option for many international
                                                 students, but beware of dishonest
                                                 enterprises. This article provides tips for
Online Degrees: Legitimate or Not?               making sure a program is legitimate.        Earning a college degree on
                                                 U.S. colleges and universities provide
                                                 extensive orientation programs for
                                                 international students. You’ll learn how to
                                                 schedule classes, where to go for
                                                 academic help, and even where the local
                                                 shops are located. This article breaks
Meet Your Campus                                                                             U.S. colleges and universiti
                                                 down three basic areas that your
                                                 orientation program will help you with:
                                                 The general education system at your
                                                 school, finding your way around campus
                                                 (and around town), and living in the
                                                 residence halls.
                                                 What do college rankings mean? Where
                                                 do they come from? How can rankings
                                                 help in choosing a U.S. institution? This
                                                 article reviews some of the best-known
Understanding School Rankings                                                              What do college rankings m
                                                 ranking sources (such as U.S.News &
                                                 World Report, Vanguard, and The
                                                 Princeton Review) and gives pros and
                                                 cons about the ranking system.
                                                 Find out all you need to know about
                                                 getting a visa. Learn about the types of
                                                 student visas and what you'll need to
                                                 apply, as well as information on the
                                                 interview process. This article includes a
                                                 list of documents students will need to
The Student Visa Process                         apply for a visa.                            Find out all you need to kno
                                                 Use this checklist to make sure you have
                                                 everything you'll need to apply for your
                                                 student visa. This checklist includes links
                                                 to the State Department's website where
                                                 students can download the forms they'll
Visa Checklist                                   need.                                        Use this checklist to make s
                                                 Use our list of websites to find
                                                 immigration information specific to your
                                                 area. This article talks about the Institute
                                                 of International Education,
                                                 EducationUSA, Regional Educational
                                                 Advising Coordinators, and U.S.
                                                 Embassies, with Web links for each
Resources to Help You through the Visa Process   resource.                                    Use this list of websites to f
                                                         Hit the ground running with this helpful
                                                         list of essential items you'll need to pass
                                                         smoothly through U.S. Customs
                                                         checkpoints upon arriving in the United
                                                         States. This article discusses the
                                                         documents you'll need to carry with you
                                                         when you travel, how to get to your
                                                         university one you arrive, and the
                                                         importance of carrying emergency
Arriving Prepared at a U.S. Port of Entry                contact information with you.               Hit the ground running with
                                                         The U.S. government takes issuing
                                                         student visas very seriously, so it is
                                                         important to know what to expect in a
                                                         visa interview and to prepare accordingly.
                                                         Students can use this list of "dos" and
                                                         "don'ts" to prepare for their visa
The Dos and Don'ts of Visa Interview Success             interview.                                  Learn the types of response
                                                         College courses are challenging,
                                                         especially when you’re studying in a new
                                                         language. Follow these tips for a
                                                         successful transition to studying at your
Learning to Study for College Courses in the United States
                                                         American university. Tips in this article   College courses are challen
                                                         cover writing college papers in English,
                                                         the tests commonly used at U.S.
                                                         colleges, and asking professors for help
                                                         when you need it.

                                                       There’s more to U.S. study than what
                                                       goes on inside the classroom. Read
                                                       about how U.S. colleges and universities
                                                       are taking education further with hands-
                                                       on training, community involvement, and
                                                       group interaction.
Beyond the Classroom Walls: Experiential Learning in the United States                          There’s more to U.S. study

                                                         Learning to write college papers in
                                                         English is a challenge, but one you can
                                                         overcome with some simple steps and a
                                                         little practice. Tips to help you succeed
                                                         include making sure to sign up for an
                                                         introductory composition course in your
                                                         first year, brainstorming, outlining, and
                                                         the editing process. If you get stuck or
                                                         need advice, ask your fellow students or
                                                         your professors for input. This article also
                                                         touches on the serious consequences of
Writing in English for College Classes                   plagiarism.                                  Learning to write college pa
                                                        Here, readers will find tips and advice on
                                                        conquering the academic challenges of
                                                        college. The first step is understanding
                                                        how you study best; next, make a study
                                                        plan that gives you plenty of time for
                                                        papers, big projects, and test
                                                        preparation. Make sure you leave time in
                                                        your schedule for socializing and
                                                        relaxing. Stick to your study plan, and
                                                        reward yourself when you finish a big
Time Management Tips for New Students                   project.                                   Here, readers will find tips a
                                                        Studying with U.S. students can expand Studying with U.S. students
                                                        your understanding of class materials,
                                                        and as a bonus you’ll also learn about
                                                        the English language and American
                                                        culture. This article provides tips on
International Study Groups                              setting up a study group.

                                                        Just because you are going to study
                                                        abroad doesn't mean that you can't feel
                                                        at home, too. Check out the clubs and
                                                        organizations U.S. universities offer to
                                                        help international students stay
                                                        connected to their culture and adjust to
                                                        their new home. Look to the international
                                                        student services office for a list of groups
                                                        on campus. Remember that while it's
                                                        important to stay connected to your
                                                        home country, it's equally important to
                                                        learn about American culture while you're
                                                        here. So, go ahead and join an
                                                        organization sponsored by other students
                                                        from your home country, but join the
                                                        theater group, intramural soccer team, or
Feeling at Home on a U.S. Campus                        physics society, too.                        Just because you are going

                                                        Most schools in the United States have a
                                                        large selection of housing options. Read
                                                        about the available options and discover
                                                        the best choice for you. This article
                                                        covers the advantages and
                                                        disadvantages of dorms/residence halls,
                                                        private rentals, and housing for families.
                                                        It also covers important questions to ask
                                                        when
Living Abroad: How to Find the Best Housing Option for You looking at housing options.             Most schools in the United S
                                                        Many international students find the U.S.
                                                        health care system somewhat confusing
                                                        and different from that of their home
                                                        country. In the event that you need
                                                        medical attention, this article will show
                                                        you how to obtain treatment as an
Staying Healthy and Insured while Abroad                international student.                     Many international students
                                                       Following this simple advice will help you
                                                       maintain physical security, know who to
                                                       contact in an emergency, and protect
                                                       your vital electronic information as you
                                                       pursue a fulfilling education in the United
Staying Safe on Campus and Online                      States.                                     Following this simple advice

                                                       Ideally, you’ll enjoy a U.S. education that
                                                       is rewarding and incident-free, but this
                                                       article outlines some common mishaps
                                                       and how to handle them—just in case.
                                                       Find out how to deal with visa snags,
                                                       housing concerns, homesickness, and
                                                       health concerns, as well as what to do if
What If? Confronting Unexpected Scenarios              you decide to transfer to a new school.     Ideally, you’ll enjoy a U.S. e


                                                       A college campus is one of the greatest
                                                       places to meet to new people and make
                                                       new friends. Explore some of the social
                                                       organizations and opportunities you can
                                                       expect to find on campus, including
                                                       international student organizations and
                                                       cultural events (dance festivals, film
                                                       screenings, lectures). Be sure to explore
                                                       the surrounding community; if you stay
                                                       on campus all the time, you'll miss out on
International Organizations and Opportunities          some exciting opportunities.               A college campus is one of

                                                       College is challenging on many levels;
                                                       the good news is, help is available! Read
                                                       up on some of the many people and
                                                       organizations on U.S. campuses that are
                                                       dedicated to helping students succeed.
                                                       International students can take
                                                       advantage of many support services on
                                                       campus, including tutoring; help is also
                                                       available for social endeavors, including
                                                       support through your resident assistant
                                                       and the
Balancing Freedom with Responsibility: Finding Help on Campus student affairs office.            College is challenging on m

                                                       U.S. colleges offer many levels of athletic
                                                       competition, so if you want to stay active
                                                       while you earn your degree, this is the
                                                       place to be! This article discusses
                                                       varsity, intramural, and club-level
                                                       athletics and the types of opportunities
Athletic Opportunities Abroad                          offered in each program.                    U.S. colleges offer many lev
                                                  International students face many
                                                  challenges when it comes to funding their
                                                  education in the United States. Read up
                                                  on these tips and strategies to find ways
                                                  to pay for your college studies. This
                                                  article includes some Internet resources
                                                  for international students to investigate to
Finding Financial Aid                             find scholarships and loans.                 Use these tips and Internet
                                                  This article summarizes the average
                                                  costs at U.S. institutions for the most
                                                  recent academic year and addresses the
                                                  importance of searching to find a school
                                                  that fits your budget. It also talks about
                                                  how to calculate the total cost of
                                                  attendance; tuition cost is a good starting
                                                  point, but you'll have to add on textbooks,
                                                  travel, health insurance, and more.
                                                  Weight the future value of the degree
                                                  you want to pursue against the cost of
Cost of a U.S. Education                          obtaining it.                                Do you know what a U.S. e

                                                  Explore common and not-so-common
                                                  sources of funding for your U.S.
                                                  education. This article discusses the
                                                  many sources international students use
                                                  to pay their bills: family funds, aid from
                                                  their home country, loans, scholarships,
                                                  and employment. Links to websites will
There Are Many Ways to Fund Your U.S. Education   help students explore these options.       You have many options whe
                                                  Studying English in the United States can
                                                  help you achieve your personal,
                                                  academic, or professional goals.
                                                  Consider the reasons you want to learn
                                                  English as you decide whether to study
                                                  abroad. Three important things to decide
                                                  are: 1. Your purpose for learning English,
                                                  2. The length of time you want to spend
                                                  studying English, and 3. How much you
                                                  can afford to pay for English language
Is an English Language Program Right for You?     training.                                  Studying English in the Unit
                                                  Beyond the academic reputation of a
                                                  program, there are many factors that can
                                                  influence your choice. Consider the
                                                  teachers, the climate, class sizes,
                                                  extracurricular activities, and the
                                                  surrounding community (small town or
Tips for Selecting an English Language Program    big city?).                                Beyond the academic reput
                                                      Learn what it takes to pursue a graduate
                                                      education in the United States. This
                                                      article explores graduate-level testing,
                                                      what to expect in the American
                                                      classroom, and how a graduate degree
                                                      from a U.S. institution can help you meet
                                                      your long-term goals. The sidebar is a
                                                      chart that details the purpose, scoring,
                                                      and websites of the major graduate-level
                                                      entrance exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT,
Choosing the United States for Your Graduate EducationMCAT, and TOEFL)                           Learn what it takes to pursu
                                                      Finding financial aid for graduate studies
                                                      doesn’t have to be a daunting task for
                                                      international students. Get tips on
                                                      creative ways to fund your graduate
                                                      education in the United States, such as a
                                                      fellowship or assistantship from your
Funding Your Graduate Degree                          university.                                Finding financial aid for grad

                                                        Simplify the college search process for
                                                        your student with these steps and tips.
                                                        This article breaks down a big process
                                                        (finding a college) into steps that parents
                                                        and students can follow: see your
                                                        counselor, picture your ideal college, visit
                                                        colleges, take admission tests, and keep
                                                        up with deadlines. It stresses the
                                                        supportive role parents play and
Step-by-Step College Search                             recommends avoiding procrastination.         Simplify the college search
                                                        Use this handy reference calendar to
                                                        make sure your student is on track in
                                                        their college search and application
                                                        process. This list gives key tasks to
                                                        complete on a month-by-month basis
                                                        during a student's junior and senior
Key Milestones                                          years.                                       Use this handy reference ca

                                                        Find out what admissions committees
                                                        are looking for and what your college-
                                                        bound student can do to impress them.
                                                        Colleges are looking for students who will
                                                        succeed in their particular environment,
                                                        and they will consider factors such as
                                                        high school grades, test scores, letters of
What Colleges Want                                      recommendation, and essays.                 Find out what admissions c
                                                         Your role as a parent is to guide, advise,
                                                         and answer questions, but not to write
                                                         the essay. Use these tips to help your
                                                         student in the essay-writing process,
                                                         including: Be organized and neat; be
                                                         open and revealing; don't brag; and don't
Ten Tips for Writing College Essays                      procrastinate.                             Help your students write win
                                                         There is much you can do to help your
                                                         student succeed in college. even if
                                                         you’ve never been there yourself. This
                                                         article features several tips for handing
                                                         the transition, including making a plan
                                                         with your student’s high school
                                                         counselor, investigating financial aid
                                                         (with info on the types of aid available),
                                                         conquering academic challenges, and
                                                         creating a support system for your
                                                         student as
Help Your Child Blaze a Trail as a First-Generation College Student they move into adulthood.       There is much you can do t
                                                         National college rankings are impressive,
                                                         but the number-one school on a
                                                         magazine’s list isn’t necessarily the best
                                                         pick. Help your student focus on what
                                                         they want in a school to create their own
                                                         “top ten” list. Be sure to look at the
                                                         academic opportunities available (does a
                                                         school have the major your student
                                                         wants?), the location, and the campus
The Truth about College Rankings                         life offerings.                            National college rankings ar

                                                         There are many pieces to the college
                                                         application puzzle. Take a look at some
                                                         of the documents you'll have to gather
                                                         and how you can use them to create a
                                                         package that boosts your admission
                                                         chances. The documents you'll need
                                                         include the application form, your high
                                                         school transcripts, standardized test
                                                         scores, letters of recommendation, and a
                                                         personal essay. The article also touches
Putting Together the Application Puzzle                  on admission interviews.                     There are many pieces to th
                                                         How do you sort through the thousands
                                                         of colleges and universities in the United
                                                         States to find those that are a good fit for
                                                         your student? Start with your student's
                                                         personality and goals, and use the
                                                         factors listed in this article to make a
                                                         "short list" of suitable matches (factors
                                                         include location, campus size, social life,
Finding the Right Fit                                    and cost).                                   Use these four key factors t
                                                  A campus tour can be a great way to
                                                  learn more about a school and decide if
                                                  it's the right fit for your student. Use
                                                  these tips to make sure your student gets
                                                  the most out of the experience (tips
                                                  include calling ahead to schedule your
                                                  tour date, visiting while class is in
                                                  session, talking to lots of people,
                                                  exploring off-campus activities, and
Six Ways to Get the Most from Each Campus Visit   sampling the college's cuisine.             A campus tour can be a gre
                                                  Take a detailed look at the differences
                                                  between the ACT and SAT, including test
                                                  structure, topics covered, scheduling,
                                                  and costs. The article includes an easy-
                                                  to-read chart that highlights the
                                                  differences between the tests and some
Taking the Fear Out of Standardized Tests         test-prep tips.                             Take a detailed look at the
                                                  Use this quick overview to compare and
                                                  contrast the ACT and SAT and help your
                                                  student prepare for either of these
Get Your ACT Together                             standardized tests.                         Use this quick overview to c
                                                  Selecting a major can be a confusing
                                                  and difficult decision, but you can help
                                                  your student through the process by
                                                  understanding these four simple
                                                  concepts: 1. Work with your student, not
                                                  against them; 2. Recognize that
                                                  indecision is natural, and your student
                                                  will likely change their mind several
                                                  times; 3. Do some homework so your
                                                  student has some facts to work with
                                                  about potential majors; 4. Tap every
                                                  resource, including campus career
Taking the Mystery Out of Majors                  advisors and alumni organizations.          Selecting a major can be a

                                                  Exams can be an overwhelming and
                                                  stressful time in your student's life. Learn
                                                  how to help them relax and make it
                                                  through their first exams with the helpful
                                                  tips listed in this article. Tips include
                                                  encouraging your student to prepare
                                                  early, sending care packages, and
Defuse Your Student's Exam Stress                 communicating your love and support.         Exams can be an overwhel
                                                     Help your student choose a quality study
                                                     abroad program by following the
                                                     guidelines here. First, your student needs
                                                     to decide what and where they want to
                                                     study; various program options are
                                                     outlined in this article. Then they need to
                                                     get their documents together (passport
                                                     and maybe a visa) and figure out their
                                                     finances (be sure to plan for excursions,
                                                     food, and souvenirs). Your student may
                                                     be in for a culture shock, so it's best to
                                                     learn as much as they can about their
                                                     destination first to minimize any problems
Encourage Your Student to See the World through Studyor misunderstandings.
                                                      Abroad                                     Help your student choose a

                                                       Your student has a lot of new people,
                                                       places, and routines to adjust to as they
                                                       start college, and you can help them (and
                                                       yourself) with these tips: Show your child
                                                       how to help themselves, but don't do
                                                       things for them; don't hover; have
                                                       reasonable expectations; and remember
College Adjustment Tips for Parents                    what it was like to be their age.          Your student has a lot of ne

                                                       How can you stay involved—but not too
                                                       involved—in your child’s life once they
                                                       leave the nest for college? This article
                                                       breaks down how to stay involved without
                                                       becoming a helicopter parent. You can
                                                       accomplish this with some simple ideas:
                                                       instead of offering your opinion, ask them
                                                       questions that help them determine their
                                                       own opinion; set some financial ground
                                                       rules, but don't monitor their bank
                                                       account every day; let your child take
                                                       risks when appropriate, and support their
                                                       choices--within reason. Written by the
                                                       parent of a college student, this article is
A Parent's Changing Role: How to Stay Involved without Hovering reassuring for parents.
                                                       helpful and                                  How can you stay involved—
                                                       College students have many
                                                       opportunities to play sports, from varsity
                                                       to intramural to club teams. This article
                                                       describes the offerings at three levels
                                                       (varsity, intramural, and club) and the
                                                       varying commitments required of
Stay in the Game                                       students.                                    College students have man
                                                      Safety is an issue all students (and
                                                      parents) should take seriously. This
                                                      article includes a list of questions parents
                                                      should ask when evaluating a school's
                                                      safety program and a list of safety tips for
                                                      students. It also discuses the Jeanne
                                                      Clery Act and the system for reporting
Safety on Campus                                      crime on campuses.                           Safety is an issue all studen

                                                      Worried about your student being
                                                      unhappy at school? Learn what parents
                                                      can do to help their children successfully
                                                      transition to college and have a positive
                                                      college experience. As a parent you can
                                                      encourage your student to get connected
                                                      to people at their new school and
                                                      encourage them to use campus support
                                                      services. You'll also have to start
                                                      reshaping your relationship as your
                                                      student becomes more independent;
                                                      realize that while you can give advice and
                                                      encouragement, your student needs to
                                                      make their own decisions and live with
Help Your Student Survive the First Year of College   the consequences.                          Worried about your student
                                                      As a parent, do you understand the
                                                      financial aid lingo? This article takes a
                                                      conversational approach to the topic of
                                                      financial aid; it's a good ice-breaker to
                                                      this serious topic and it gives parents
                                                      some basic information as they start
A Parent’s Financial Aid Primer                       learning about the process.                As a parent, do you underst

                                                      The FAFSA is your student's key to many
                                                      financial aid programs, and you'll need to
                                                      understand the process so you can help
                                                      them apply. This article provides an
                                                      overview of what the FAFSA is, what
                                                      information you'll need to complete it,
Filing the FAFSA                                      and three tips for faster processing.      The FAFSA is your student'

                                                      Use this timeline to help manage the
                                                      financial aid process and all the
                                                      milestones your student should meet on
                                                      a monthly basis throughout their senior
                                                      year. This article also includes a sidebar
                                                      with explanations of acronyms that you'll
                                                      encounter as you pursue financial aid
Financial Aid Calendar                                (COA, EFC, SAR, FFEL, and FSEOG). Use this timeline to help ma
                                                        As much as you'd love for your student to
                                                        get a full-ride scholarship, you realize
                                                        that loans are a necessity for many
                                                        college students today. But what type of
                                                        loan is best? Read up on Stafford,
                                                        Perkins, PLUS, and private loans to find
                                                        out which option(s) is right for your
                                                        student. Learn about interest rates,
Education on Loan                                       repayment options, and borrowing limits. Loans are a necessity for m
                                                        Be sure to consider all costs when
                                                        setting a budget for your student’s
                                                        education. Tuition is a big cost, but it's
                                                        just the beginning; this article
                                                        summarizes the average tuition costs
                                                        across the country, but it emphasizes the
                                                        importance of including all the other
                                                        costs, such as housing, food, books,
                                                        transportation, and credit cards, when
                                                        creating a budget for the year. It also
                                                        features some helpful hints for parents to
How Much Will College Cost?                             save money.                                Be sure to consider all cost

                                                        Taking on a part-time job can help
                                                        college students get both the things they
                                                        need (such as textbooks) and the things
                                                        they want (such as pizza). Here are
Cash Flow for the Fall                                  some tips for searching out the right job. Taking on a part-time job ca
                                                        Make sure your student is getting the
                                                        best financial aid deal possible with the
                                                        tips in this article. The best tip is to start
                                                        looking early; if you can start the financial
                                                        aid search before the college search,
                                                        you're in good shape. And be sure to
                                                        look everywhere--don't assume your
                                                        student won't qualify for a program or
                                                        scholarship; it doesn't hurt to ask, and
                                                        you may get more aid in the end. The
                                                        article also provides a side-by-side
                                                        comparison of two financial aid offers
                                                        that shows how the composition of an aid
                                                        package is as important as the total
Picking the Best Financial Aid Package                  amount.                                        Make sure your student is g

                                                      Playing a sport in college is a great
                                                      experience, and student-athletes can
                                                      sometimes help cover their tuition costs
                                                      through scholarships. Read this article to
                                                      find out which types of schools typically
                                                      offer athletic scholarships and the
                                                      demands that playing at the college level
Scholarships and the Student-Athlete: What You Need towill place on your student.
                                                       Know                                      Playing a sport in college is
                                     It's important to educate your student
                                     about credit cards before they head off to
                                     college. Show them one of your credit
                                     card statements and explain the basic
                                     terms--finance charge, minimum
                                     payment, credit limit, cash advance. If
                                     they already have or will be getting a card
                                     of their own, set some expectations for
Purchasing Power on Campus           how it will be used.                        Here, you’ll find out how to e
                                     Use this checklist to ensure that you and
                                     your student have done everything
                                     necessary before they leave for college.
                                     Steps include paying the housing
                                     deposit, finalizing student loan details,
                                     taking care of any car maintenance, and
                                     setting aside money for books and
Money Matters Checklist              supplies.                                   Use this checklist to ensure

                                     Here, readers will understand how to
                                     “think” in relationship to finding financial
                                     aid—thinking ahead, thinking federally,
                                     thinking locally, thinking categorically,
                                     and thinking corporately. Within these
                                     five categories you'll find tips for
Five Tips for Paying for College     searching out aid for your student.            Here are five ways to “think
                                     Worried about funding your student’s
                                     education? Learn how parents can use
                                     scholarships, loans, grants, and work-
                                     study programs to help tackle the
How Am I Going to Pay for College?   expense of higher education.                   Worried about funding your

                                     The four common financial aid myths
                                     examined in this article prove that with a
                                     little work and planning in advance,
                                     affording college doesn’t have to be such
                                     a daunting prospect. The myths are: 1.
                                     You make too much money to be
                                     considered for financial aid. 2. "Average"
                                     students don't get scholarships. 3.
                                     Parental income doesn't count toward
                                     financial aid offers 4. There's no
Financial Aid Myths Debunked         advantage to applying early.               If you've heard these myths

                                     This article provides financial aid tips for
                                     community college students who are
                                     preparing to continue their education at a
                                     four-year school. There's a calendar with
                                     important financial aid steps noted and
                                     some tips for finding a job to help pay
Figuring Out Your Finances           your college bills.                          You’re prepared to complet
                                                    It's important to organize your finances
                                                    as you plan to transfer to a new school.
                                                    Use this checklist to make sure your
                                                    financial aid information and funding are
                                                    in order. The list of tips included in this
                                                    article can help transfer students keep
                                                    their budget on track; tips include being
                                                    careful with credit cards, using the
                                                    university's meal plan to save money,
                                                    and opening a no-fee checking account
                                                    with a bank that has locations on or near
Money Management Tips for Transfer Students         campus.                                     It's important to organize yo
                                                    If you plan to move from a two-year
                                                    college to a four-year college or
                                                    university, the key is to start planning
                                                    early. This checklist details steps that
                                                    students must meet in the transfer
                                                    process, starting at 18 months prior to
                                                    their intended transfer date, covering
                                                    topics such as admission requirements,
                                                    financial aid, articulation agreements,
Track Your Transfer                                 and orientation programs.                   Keep this timeline handy du
                                                    Adjusting to a new school environment
                                                    as a transfer student is challenging, but
                                                    not impossible. How do you cope while
                                                    making sure to stay involved and on-
                                                    track academically? This article outlines
                                                    a few strategies for making the transition:
                                                    Utilizing the resources at both campuses
                                                    (academic advising, financial aid, etc.),
                                                    getting involved on campus to feel
                                                    connected, and seeking help when you
                                                    need it. Follow these tips for a smooth
Life in Flux: Changing Schools and Changing Lives   transition.                                 Adjusting to a new school e

                                                    Simplify the college search process with
                                                    these steps and tips. This article breaks
                                                    down a big process (finding a college)
                                                    into steps that students can follow: see
                                                    your counselor, picture your ideal
                                                    college, visit colleges, take admission
                                                    tests, and keep up with deadlines. It also
Step-by-Step College Search                         recommends avoiding procrastination.       Simplify the college search
                                                    Use this handy reference calendar to
                                                    make sure you are on track in the college
                                                    search and application process. This list
                                                    gives key tasks to complete on a month-
                                                    by-month basis during your junior and
Key Milestones                                      senior years.                              Use this handy reference ca
                                                       Did you know that your family can be one
                                                       of the best resources in helping you
                                                       search for your dream school? This
                                                       article details five ways you can involved
                                                       your family in your search: 1. Talk with
                                                       them, 2. Make lists of questions you and
                                                       your family have, 3. Contact the
                                                       admissions office to address your
                                                       family's questions/concerns, 4. Take your
                                                       parents and/or siblings with you on
                                                       campus visits, and 5.Explore financial
                                                       aid; you'll need your parents' help in filling
                                                       out forms.
Five Ways to Get Your Family Involved in the College Search Process                                   Did you know that your fam

                                                         Brochures provide interesting and
                                                         sometimes exciting information about a
                                                         school, but they're only part of the
                                                         picture. To learn more about what a
                                                         school is really like, you'll need to plan a
                                                         campus visit. But don't just take the tour
                                                         and go home. Use these tips to get the
                                                         most out of your time, including setting
                                                         up meetings with faculty members or
                                                         coaches, talking to students on campus,
                                                         and arranging an interview to share
                                                         information about yourself that may not
Seeing beyond the College Brochure                       be noted in your application.                Brochures provide interestin

                                                  Use this plan of attack to make sure you
                                                  really get to know each campus you visit.
                                                  The ten tips covered in this article include
                                                  making a list of your needs & wants,
                                                  scheduling a stay in the dorms, and
                                                  sitting in on classes for a sample of the
                                                  academic environment.
Campus Cameo: Ten Ways to Get the Most from a School Visit                                     Use this plan of attack to m

                                                         There are many pieces to the college
                                                         application puzzle. Take a look at some
                                                         of the documents you'll have to gather
                                                         and how you can use them to create a
                                                         package that boosts your admission
                                                         chances. The documents you'll need
                                                         include the application form, your high
                                                         school transcripts, standardized test
                                                         scores, letters of recommendation, and a
                                                         personal essay. The article also touches
Putting Together the Application Puzzle                  on admission interviews.                 There are many pieces to th
                                                       Completing the application process can
                                                       be overwhelming; use these five tips to
                                                       streamline the process. 1. Do your
                                                       "homework" early, 2. Apply to an
                                                       appropriate number or schools, 3. Know
                                                       your deadlines, 4. Don't slack on any part
                                                       of the application, and 5. Have a quality
Tips for the Application Process                       safety school or two.                      Completing the application
                                                       Completing your college applications is
                                                       hard work, but you can streamline the
                                                       process by summarizing your academic
                                                       and personal strengths in a college
                                                       resume. The article details the
                                                       information you should include (contact
                                                       info, academic achievements,
                                                       honors/recognition, community service,
                                                       etc.) and how you can use your college
                                                       resume.
Prepare for Application Season by Writing Your College Résumé                                     Completing your college ap
                                                       How can you make your college
                                                       admissions application stand out from
                                                       the crowd? This article outlines some
                                                       dos and don’ts to help you make the
                                                       most of your application. For example:
                                                       Do write essays that reflect your voice
                                                       and unique perspective; Don't write an
                                                       essay just because you think it will
                                                       please an admissions officer.
Polish Your Admission Application by Following some Dos and Don'ts                                How can you make your co

                                                       You don’t have to change yourself to be
                                                       a “model student,” but you should be
                                                       aware of the image you project. Use
                                                       these tips to help prepare a stellar essay
                                                       that lets your personality shine while still
                                                       presenting your true self. This article
                                                       features "ho-hum" and "Wow!" examples
                                                       to illustrate its points (such as "use
                                                       specifics" and "add color"), showing
                                                       students how they can improve their
                                                       writing. The sidebar gives tips for the
Show the Real You with Your College Essay              admission interview.                         You don’t have to change y
                                                    All recommendation letters are not
                                                    created equal: To get the best
                                                    recommendation possible, consider who
                                                    you ask to write for you and how you
                                                    approach them. Putting some thought
                                                    into the process now can garner you that
                                                    admission letter or scholarship offer later.
                                                    This article features specific actions
                                                    students can take, such as providing all
                                                    relevant information to their
                                                    recommender and thanking their
                                                    recommender for their efforts (preferably
Letters of Recommendation—An Important Part of the Application Process
                                                    in writing)                                  All recommendation letters

                                                  National college rankings are impressive,
                                                  but the number-one school on a
                                                  magazine’s list isn’t necessarily your best
                                                  pick. Focus on what you want in a school
                                                  to create your own “top ten” list. Be sure
                                                  to look at the academic opportunities
                                                  available (does a school have the major
                                                  you want?), the location, and the campus
The Truth about College Rankings                  life offerings.                             National college rankings ar
                                                  Two is too few, 15 is too many--where's
                                                  the happy medium? Find the right
                                                  number for you with this article, which
                                                  also covers applying to the right mix of
                                                  schools to ensure that you find a place
                                                  where you can thrive. The author
                                                  recommends six to eight schools as a
                                                  good number to apply to.
The Magic Number: How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?:                                     Two is too few, 15 is too ma
                                                  Can't get to campus for an interview or
                                                  visit just yet? Or maybe you have a visit
                                                  scheduled next month, but you're
                                                  anxious to learn more now. Look for an
                                                  opportunity to chat online with
                                                  admissions officers, financial aid
                                                  representatives, or even professors or
                                                  students. Colleges are using online chat
                                                  technology to reach out to students and
Online Chats Bring the Admissions Office to You   "sell" their schools.                       Can't get to campus for an
                                                          College-bound homeschoolers are no
                                                          longer a novelty to admissions officers.
                                                          Indeed, many schools now actively
                                                          recruit homeschool graduates. Yet your
                                                          admissions process and transitioning into
                                                          college studies may require extra
                                                          planning. This article, written by parents
                                                          who homeschooled their children and
                                                          who author teaching aids for
                                                          homeschooling families, addresses
                                                          some key points: College entrance
                                                          exams, transcripts, essays, portfolios,
                                                          and letters of recommendation. It also
                                                          addresses the transition from
                                                          homeschool to a college environment.
                                                          The sidebar lists Web and print
From Homeschool to College                                resources students and parents can use. Every college applicant has

                                                       Colleges and universities offer many
                                                       services to meet the varying needs of
                                                       their students. This article presents print
                                                       and Web resources that students can
                                                       use to help find a school that offers
                                                       services to meet their needs, whether
                                                       they have physical or learning disabilities.
                                                       It also discusses the HEATH Resource
                                                       Center (www.heath.gwu.edu), which
                                                       gathers information on financial aid for
All-Access Colleges: Meeting the Needs of Students withstudents with disabilities.
                                                        Physical or Learning Disabilities           Colleges and universities of
                                                       It can be scary to be the first in your
                                                       family to attend college, but you have
                                                       much to gain from the experience. This
                                                       article features several tips for handing
                                                       the transition, including making a plan
                                                       with your high school counselor,
                                                       investigating financial aid (with info on
                                                       the types of aid available), conquering
                                                       academic challenges, and involving your
                                                       family in the process (even if they don’t
                                                       immediately see the value of a college
Blaze a Trail as a First-Generation College Student    education).                                  It can be scary to be the firs
                                                        Want to go to a college that has the
                                                        African American student in mind? A
                                                        school that has a long and rich history of
                                                        providing a top-notch education to some
                                                        of the best and brightest African
                                                        Americans? Welcome to the world of
                                                        Historically Black Colleges and
                                                        Universities. This article covers the
                                                        history of HBCUs and includes some
                                                        famous people who got their education at
                                                        an HBCU. It emphasizes the sense of
                                                        community and pride that these
HBCUs 101                                               institutions promote.                      Want to go to a college that

                                                     This article gives students the lowdown
                                                     on what to pack and what to leave at
                                                     home when going away to college. It
                                                     includes a list of "must-have" items and
                                                     some suggestions of things you can live
                                                     without. The sidebar lists 25 essential
                                                     items that you might forget in the packing
                                                     frenzy (such as hangers, a flash light,
Get Packing!                                         and a sewing kit)                            This article gives students t
                                                     Orientation is your college “boot
                                                     camp”—an intense introduction to your
                                                     new life as a college student. Learn what
                                                     to expect here. Your orientation program
                                                     will cover many topics, including how to
                                                     find your way around campus, how to
                                                     register for classes, where to go when
                                                     you need help, and adjusting to life with a
Meet Your Campus                                     roommate.                                    Orientation is your college “
                                                     Applying to college is a complicated
                                                     process, and it's easy to get
                                                     overwhelmed by everything you'll need to
                                                     do to take this next step in your life. This
                                                     article breaks down the big task into ten
                                                     smaller tasks that will help you complete
                                                     the process with less stress.
Ten Ways to Make Applying to Colleges Easier                                                      Use these tips to break dow
                                                     The ten items in this list cover
                                                     academics, social life, finances, and
                                                     planning for the future—it’s a quick run
                                                     down of some key things all prospective
                                                     college students should think about
                                                     before they start classes. (For example,
                                                     advisors are an important resource on
                                                     campus and it’s important to pay
                                                     attention to personal safety issues when
                                                     living on campus or on your own.)
Ten Things Every College Student Should Know                                                      Consider this your primer in
                                                     This article cover five worries common to You can succeed as a colle
From Combat to College: Addressing Five Concerns of Enrollment-Wary Veterans
                                                     veterans thinking about attending college
                                                         If you’re a U.S. military veteran who
                                                         wants to pursue a college degree, the
                                                         Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program
                                                         can help you.
Onward and Upward: Helping Veterans Earn Degrees                                                    If you’re a U.S. military vete
                                                         Take a detailed look at the differences
                                                         between the ACT and SAT, including test
                                                         structure, topics covered, scheduling,
                                                         and costs. The article includes an easy-
                                                         to-read chart that highlights the
                                                         differences between the tests and some
                                                         test-prep tips.
Taking the Fear Out of Standardized Tests                                                           Take a detailed look at the
                                                         Use this quick overview to compare and
                                                         contrast the ACT and SAT and help you
                                                         prepare for either of these standardized
                                                         tests.
Get Your ACT Together                                                                               Use this quick overview to c

                                                       Don’t let the dreaded standardized test
                                                       get you down. Use these key tips and
                                                       strategies to aim for the top score. This
                                                       article offers tips specific to the math and
                                                       reading sections of standardized tests,
                                                       and also some general strategies such
                                                       as "acing the easy ones" and going into
Study Strategically for Improved Admission Test Scores the test with the right frame of mind.       Don’t let the dreaded standa

                                                         Entrance exams and other high-stakes
                                                         tests can make any student nervous.
                                                         These tips provide strategies for dealing
                                                         with nerves and keeping test-day jitters
                                                         to a minimum. Tips include old-standby
                                                         advice (such as getting a good night's
                                                         sleep) and some more creative
                                                         approaches (take your lucky rabbit's foot
                                                         with you--if it gives you a good feeling,
Got a Case of the Pre-Test Jitters?                      who cares what anyone else thinks?)       Calm your testing fears with

                                                       You may be shocked by the amount of
                                                       homework and studying there is in
                                                       college compared to high school. This
                                                       article helps prepare you for the
                                                       difference and gives you tips on making
                                                       the study transition. Tips in this article
                                                       include finding a distraction-free study
                                                       space, keeping up with reading
                                                       assignments, consolidating your notes,
                                                       and making flash cards. The last (and
                                                       maybe most important) tip: Take time to
You’re Not in High School Anymore: Learning to Study for College Courses burn out.
                                                       relax so you don't                           You may be shocked by the
                                                        These tips will help you manage your
                                                        study time effectively, which means you'll
                                                        have plenty of time for your social life,
                                                        too. Important concepts covered include
                                                        determining your learning style, making a
                                                        plan, and rewarding yourself for your
Beat the Clock                                          hard work.                                 These tips will help you man

                                                       Sometimes it can feel impossible to cram
                                                       all the studying time needed into one
                                                       single day. Read this article to gauge
                                                       your limitations and discover the best
                                                       methods of studying. This article
                                                       suggests tips such as utilizing "down
                                                       times" to sneak in quick study periods,
                                                       using digital media (such as your iPod) to
                                                       help your studies, and pairing up with a
College Doesn’t Have to Be All Work and No Play: Follow these Guidelines for Effective Study Habits
                                                       study partner for accountability.          Sometimes it can feel impo
                                                       Take a look at the most in-demand
                                                       careers and the majors you need to
                                                       study to succeed in them. This article
                                                       aims to help undecided students explore
                                                       some of the options available to them. It
                                                       covers majors in the fields of education,
                                                       business, engineering, technology, and
Career and Major Spotlight                             health/medicine.                           Take a look at the most in-d

                                                        This article tells the stories of Chelsey,
                                                        Alex, and Miriam—three students who
                                                        entered college undeclared and
                                                        eventually found their way into successful
                                                        careers doing what they love. It's a
                                                        motivational article that shows students
                                                        that it's OK to enter college without a firm
                                                        major; it may take some time to find the
No Major? No Problem!                                   path you want to follow.                     This article tells the stories

                                                    You have a lot to accomplish during your
                                                    college years, and your advisor can help
                                                    you create a plan for these years and
                                                    beyond. This article covers some of the
                                                    ways that your advisor will be able to help
                                                    you choose classes, create an academic
                                                    plan, and graduate on time.
Your Academic Advisor: Guiding You through Your Academic Career                                 You have a lot to accomplis
                                                       This article lets students know that their
                                                       college education will be more than
                                                       lectures and midterms. It emphasizes the
                                                       impact that experiential learning has on
                                                       students, and leaves room for you to
                                                       highlight specific experiences your
                                                       students have had outside the
                                                       classroom. This is also a great place to
                                                       add a sidebar with contact information for
                                                       your career services office or statistics
Beyond the Classroom: It's Time to Build Your Future   about internships, co-op, etc.             Lectures and exams are a k

                                                       Studying abroad is about more than
                                                       studying; it's a chance to broaden your
                                                       educational horizons and learn some
                                                       serious life lessons. Here the author
                                                       covers the basics you'll have to decide
                                                       on: the types of study abroad programs
                                                       (full-immersion or island), length of
                                                       program, and where you will live. She
                                                       also addresses the emotions most
                                                       students encounter as they adjust to a
                                                       new culture and then adjust again when
                                                       moving back home, incorporating the
                                                       lessons they've learned abroad.
Study Abroad and Learn about a Country, Its People, and Yourself                                   Studying abroad is about m

                                                       This fun and quick quiz allows students
                                                       to rate their seriousness about
                                                       academics. The "results" section gives a
                                                       summary of a student's study habits
                                                       based on their answers; students fall into
                                                       one of three categories--"Book Worm,"
                                                       "CliffsNotes Crammer" and "My dog ate
                                                       my homework...again!" This informal
                                                       piece is a good way to add a casual,
                                                       magazine-like appeal to a custom
                                                       publishing piece, as it mirrors the quizzes
                                                       popular in the lifestyle magazines that
What’s Your Study Style?                               teenagers read.                             Take this quiz and find out i

                                                       Honors programs create additional
                                                       academic opportunities for college
                                                       students. This article gives a brief
                                                       summary of the opportunities offered
                                                       through honors programs, including
                                                       creative classroom structures, interesting
Honorable Mentions                                     assignments, and top faculty members. Honors programs create ad
                                                Studying with classmates can be a big
                                                help for many students. This article
                                                presents tips for getting a study group
                                                together, as well as things to do in a
                                                study group meeting and things to avoid;
                                                overall it uses an informal tone to engage
Study Groups: Befriend the Class Know-It-All    a student's interest.                         Two heads are better than o
                                                Most college courses require writing
                                                projects, and the standards are higher
                                                than those you knew in high school. You
                                                can prepare for college writing
                                                assignments with these tips, such as
                                                understanding your audience and
                                                outlining the structure before you start
Writing at the College Level                    writing.                                      Most college courses requir
                                                Students today adapt to changing
                                                technology quickly, incorporating the
                                                latest tech toys and gadgets into their
                                                daily lives. Colleges strive to keep pace
                                                with their students, and you’ll find that the
                                                modern campus will suit your tech-heavy
                                                lifestyle. **This article is written in a
                                                modular format that allows a college to
                                                choose what technology offerings to
                                                cover (making sure that the final article
                                                only includes technology available on
The Tech-Savvy Campus                           your campus)                                  Colleges strive to keep pac


                                                Diversity is a popular topic of discussion
                                                at colleges across the nation, but what
                                                does diversity really mean when it comes
                                                to education? This article addresses the
                                                impact of diversity on the classroom and
                                                in the dorms. Diversity means having
                                                students, professors, and staff of varying
                                                ages, backgrounds, interests, and
                                                learning styles. A diverse campus will
                                                strive to support these students, offering
Educating Students to Live in a Diverse World   academic support and cultural centers.     Diversity is a popular topic o

                                                Start preparing for your future while
                                                you're in college by joining a professional
                                                organization. Not only will you gain
                                                valuable knowledge and experience, you
                                                may even get a head start on your
                                                career. This article gives a few examples
                                                of professional organizations (which can
                                                easily be swapped out to mention
                                                organizations active on your campus)
Get a Head Start on Your Career                 and encourages students to get involved. Start preparing for your futu
                                                        Career centers offer networking
                                                        resources, career advisors, and
                                                        occupational aptitude tests that help
                                                        students prepare for and land their first
                                                        job after graduation. They can even help
                                                        with internships. This article encourages
                                                        students to take full advantage of the
Prepare for Life after College                          services offered.                         Learn how you can take adv

                                                       College students have a great amount of
                                                       freedom when it comes to scheduling
                                                       classes, and making the right decisions
                                                       can be difficult. This article presents
                                                       some basic concepts for first-year
                                                       students that can help them craft a
                                                       perfect schedule, tips such as scheduling
                                                       a mix of classes (reading-intensive,
                                                       writing-intensive, and problem-solving)
                                                       and not overbooking themselves in the
Class Scheduling Dos and Don’ts for First-Year Studentsfirst semester.                           At last, you get to pick your


                                                       You're excited about the level of freedom
                                                       you'll have as a college student, but that
                                                       doesn't mean you can't ask for help if you
                                                       need it. Learn about some of the support
                                                       services you'll find on campus, such as
                                                       office hours with your professor, tutoring,
                                                       writing centers, and RAs. You've got a lot
                                                       to learn in college, and it only makes
                                                       sense to
Balancing Freedom with Responsibility: Finding Help on Campus take the help that's offered.        You're excited about the lev
                                                       Many students suffer from
                                                       homesickness, but there are things you
                                                       can do to combat the symptoms. Try
                                                       decorating your room, making new
                                                       friends, joining clubs, or getting a job.
                                                       Remember, you can go home for a
                                                       weekend if you need to, and you can
                                                       encourage your family to visit, so you
Beat the Homesick Blues                                won't lose touch with your "old life."      Worried about feeling lonely

                                                   Students can put personality into their
                                                   new pad with the ideas in this article,
                                                   which also includes tips on maximizing
                                                   space and setting up rules with
                                                   roommates. Written in an informal style,
                                                   this article appeals to students with tips
                                                   for decorating on a dime and making
                                                   peace with their roommate. The sidebar
                                                   lists websites that are useful for coming
What’s Your Suite Style? Decorating Your Dorm Room up with decorating ideas.                       Students can put personalit
                                                        Students often overindulge in their first
                                                        year of college, leading to the infamous
                                                        freshman 15. This article presents some
                                                        fun and simple ways to keep active that
                                                        students can incorporate into their new
                                                        routines. Tips include taking an active
                                                        class (such as ballroom dancing) for
                                                        credit, walking instead of driving,
                                                        choosing snacks wisely, and joining the
Freshman Fitness                                        rec center.                               You've all heard of the fresh

                                                     Moving into the dorms is a drastic
                                                     adjustment for many students, and
                                                     compromise is a key skill to master when
                                                     living with new people. This article
                                                     presents tips for living with a virtual
                                                     stranger; remember that your RA is there
                                                     to More
College Dorm Life: Sharing Your Space, Your Shower, and help through any problems that arise. Moving into the dorms is a d

                                                        Greek life is about more than partying--
                                                        though there's plenty of that to be found.
                                                        Learn more about Greek organizations
                                                        here. This article gives a brief history of
                                                        Greek organizations and describes the
                                                        current-day system of fraternities and
                                                        sororities as social organizations. It also
                                                        discusses professional and service
Going Greek: What's It Really About?                    fraternities/sororities.                    Greek life is about more tha
                                                        Student Government Associations give
                                                        students the opportunity to take part in
                                                        the leadership and direction of their
                                                        school. They’re also a great place to
                                                        learn about how legislative bodies work
By the Students, for the Students                       and how to effect change.                   Student Government Assoc

                                                        The college transition doesn’t have to be
                                                        a challenge. Preparing ahead of time,
                                                        avoiding burnout, introducing yourself to
                                                        professors and faculty, joining clubs and
                                                        organizations, and staying close to your
                                                        parents will all help you adapt to the
Out of Your Comfort Zone: How to Adjust to College Life college environment.                      Use these five simple tips to
                                                     You'll be on your own in college, in
                                                     charge of your life and your decisions.
                                                     Here are some simple rules for staying
                                                     safe that you can incorporate into your
                                                     new life. This article reminds students to
                                                     be aware of their surroundings at all
                                                     times, to speak up if they see something
                                                     suspicious, and to use caution when
                                                     posting information on the Internet,
Playing it Safe: How to Be Smart about Campus Safety among other tips.                          You'll be on your own in col

                                                       Going away to college can be a scary
                                                       thing as students give up their familiar
                                                       friends and surroundings. This article
                                                       gives some easy advice (in a
                                                       conversational/casual style) on how
                                                       students can find their place at their new
                                                       school, including exploring advisors,
                                                       activity fairs, service organizations, and
Finding Your College Niche                             social organizations.                      Ready to take on the challe

                                                       Use this timeline to help manage the
                                                       financial aid process and all the
                                                       milestones you should meet on a
                                                       monthly basis throughout your senior
                                                       year. This article also includes a sidebar
                                                       with explanations of acronyms that you'll
                                                       encounter as you pursue financial aid
Financial Aid Calendar                                 (COA, EFC, SAR, FFEL, and FSEOG). Use this timeline to help ma
                                                       The FAFSA is your key to many financial
                                                       aid programs, so it's important to start
                                                       learning about the process now. This
                                                       article provides an overview of what the
                                                       FAFSA is, what information you'll need to
                                                       complete it, and three tips for faster
Filing the FAFSA                                       processing.                                The FAFSA is your key to m

                                                       As much as you'd love to get a full-ride
                                                       scholarship, you realize that loans are a
                                                       necessity for many college students
                                                       today. But what type of loan is best?
                                                       Read up on Stafford, Perkins, PLUS, and
                                                       private loans to find out which option(s) is
                                                       right for you. Learn about interest rates,
Education on Loan                                      repayment options, and borrowing limits. Will you need to borrow mo
                                                       Learn to identify illegitimate scholarship
                                                       awards so you can avoid becoming a
                                                       victim. Key things to look for are:
                                                       Processing fees, awards you never
                                                       applied for, "guaranteed" scholarships,
                                                       and seminars that promise you
Avoiding Scholarship Scams                             "exclusive" information.                     Learn to identify illegitimate
                                                       Scholarships and loans are both useful in
                                                       funding your education. Sure, you'd
                                                       prefer more scholarships than loans, but
                                                       sometimes you have to strike a balance
                                                       between the two. This article talks about
                                                       the types of scholarships students can
                                                       pursue, as well as other types of aid,
                                                       such as AmeriCorps and tuition
                                                       reciprocity. It then goes into detail about
                                                       the various loans available to students,
Scholarships and Loans Defined: A Balancing Act        giving pros and cons for each.              Scholarships and loans are
                                                       These tips will help you write successful
                                                       scholarship essays. Here the author
                                                       addresses four basic tips: Remember the
                                                       topic, remember the audience,
                                                       remember the purpose, and remember
Getting It Write: The Scholarship Essay                the format.                                 These tips will help you writ
                                                       Scholarships can be helpful in paying for
                                                       your college education, but like
                                                       everything else, they have limitations.
                                                       When accepting a scholarship offer, be
                                                       sure to read all the details so you can
                                                       plan your finances appropriately. You'll
                                                       need to learn if the scholarship is
                                                       renewable (and if so, what the
                                                       qualifications are), how the funds are
                                                       disbursed, and how your university treats
                                                       privately funded scholarships when
                                                       calculating your aid package.
Read the Fine Print to Get the Most from Your Scholarships                                         Scholarships can be helpfu

                                                         Be sure to consider all costs when
                                                         setting a budget for your education.
                                                         Tuition is a big cost, but it's just the
                                                         beginning; this article summarizes the
                                                         average tuition costs across the country,
                                                         but it emphasizes the importance of
                                                         including all the other costs, such as
                                                         housing, food, books, transportation, and
                                                         credit cards, when creating a budget for
                                                         the year. It also features some helpful
How Much Will College Cost?                              hints for saving money.                   Be sure to consider all cost
                                                         This article presents four basic tips for
                                                         new students to consider: Choose a
                                                         college you can afford, create a budget,
                                                         live like a college student (which means
                                                         making sacrifices), and beware of credit-
Freshmen, Take Charge of Your Finances!                  card debt.                                As you head off to college,
                                                     This article covers five aid programs
                                                     available to veterans and currently
                                                     enlisted service members with specific
                                                     details about the amount of aid
Paid Education for Veterans                          individuals can qualify for.                Your military service may qu

                                                     Make sure you are getting the best
                                                     financial aid deal possible with the tips in
                                                     this article. The best tip is to start looking
                                                     early; if you can start the financial aid
                                                     search before the college search, you're
                                                     in good shape. And be sure to look
                                                     everywhere--don't assume you won't
                                                     qualify for a program or scholarship; it
                                                     doesn't hurt to ask, and you may get
                                                     more aid in the end. The article also
                                                     provides a side-by-side comparison of
                                                     two financial aid offers that shows how
                                                     the composition of an aid package is as
Picking the Best Financial Aid Package               important as the total amount.                 Make sure you are getting t

                                                     This article details several programs that
                                                     help students mitigate their student loan
                                                     debt, including Americorps, military
                                                     service, and programs for specific career
Cancel Student Debt with Loan Forgiveness Programs   fields such as teaching and law.           Separate fact from fiction an
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       From College to Career: Connecting Students with Their Futures
       From College to Career: Connecting Students with Their Futures
       Stay a While… (subhead): You May Not Live on Campus, but That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get Involved
       Stay a While… (subhead): You May Not Live on Campus, but That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get Involved
       Exercise Your Body and Your Mind: Play a Sport at Your Community College
       Filing the FAFSA
       Filing the FAFSA
       How Much Will College Cost?
       How Much Will College Cost?
       Education on Loan
       Education on Loan
       Track Your Transfer
       Why Choose a Christian College?
       Why Choose a Christian College?
       Explore What the United States Has to Offer
       Explore What the United States Has to Offer: Midwest
       Explore What the United States Has to Offer: Northeast
       Explore What the United States Has to Offer: South
       Explore What the United States Has to Offer: West
       An Overview of the Midwest
       An Overview of the Northeast
       An Overview of the South
       An Overview of the West
       U.S. Education Primer
       Why Study in the United States?
       Take a Quick Tour of the United States
       International Student Survival Guide
       The Right University for You
       A Timeline for Studying in the United States
       A Timeline for Studying in the United States
       Clarifying Common American Terms
       A Glossary for College Students
       Discover Distance Learning
       EducationUSA—Your in-Country Guide to U.S. Higher Education
       Conquering the Application Process
       Online Degrees: Legitimate or Not?
       The Truth about College Rankings
       Benefits of a Community College Education
       Why Choose a Community College?
       Meet Your Campus
       Overview of the Transfer Process
       Planning for Entrance Exams
The Student Visa Process
Visa Checklist
Resources to Help You through the Visa Process
Arriving Prepared at a U.S. Port of Entry
Obtaining a Visa
Learning to Study for College Courses
International Study Groups
Writing in English for College Classes
Speak a New Language
Time Management Tips for New Students
Feeling at Home on a U.S. Campus
Living Abroad: How to Find the Best Housing Option for You
Examining U.S. Health Care
Staying Safe on Campus and Online
Athletic Opportunities Abroad
Explore Student Housing Options
Student Services
Finding Financial Aid
Cost of a U.S. Education
Funding Your Education
Is an English Language Program Right for You?
Tips for Selecting an English Language Program
Step-by-Step College Search
Step-by-Step College Search
Key Milestones
Finding the Right Fit
Finding the Right Fit
Get Your ACT Together
Set Your Student Up for Success
Set Your Student Up for Success
College Adjustment Tips for Parents
College Adjustment Tips for Parents
Filing the FAFSA
Filing the FAFSA
Financial Aid Calendar
Education on Loan
Education on Loan
How Am I Going to Pay for College?
How Am I Going to Pay for College?
Financial Aid Myths
Financial Aid Myths
How Much Will College Cost?
How Much Will College Cost?
Money Matters Checklist
Five Tips for Paying for College
Five Tips for Paying for College
Figuring Out Your Finances
Money Management Tips for Transfer Students
Track Your Transfer
Step-by-Step College Search
Step-by-Step College Search
Key Milestones
Visiting Campus
Visiting Campus
Putting together the Application Puzzle
Five Ways to Get Your Family Involved in the College Search Process
Five Ways to Get Your Family Involved in the College Search Process
The "Wow" Factor: Tips for Making Your Essay Shine
Finding Your 25th Hour
No Major? No Problem!
Balancing Freedom with Responsibility: Finding Help on Campus
Financial Aid Calendar
Filing the FAFSA
Filing the FAFSA
Education on Loan
Education on Loan
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Your student has a lot of new people, places, and routines to adjust to as they start college, and you can help them (and yourse
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The FAFSA is your student's key to many kinds of financial aid. Learn how the FAFSAone page what you'll need to get started
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The FAFSA is your student's key to many kinds of financial aid. Learn how the FAFSA1/2 page what you'll need to get started
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Use this timeline to help manage the financial aid process and all the milestones your student should meet on a monthly basis.
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Loans are a necessity for many college students today, but how do you choose the right one? Read up on Stafford, Perkins, PL
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Loans are a necessity for many college students today, but how do you choose the right one? Read up on Stafford, Perkins, PL
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Learn how parents can use scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs to help tackle the expense of higher educatio
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Learn how parents can use scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs to help tackle the expense of higher educatio
This article debunks four common financial aid myths that parents and students encounter.   one page
This article debunks four common financial aid myths that parents and students encounter.   1/2 page
Be sure to consider all costs when setting a budget for your student’s education, and use these tips to save money along the w
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Be sure to consider all costs when setting a budget for your student’s education, and use these tips to save money along the w
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Use this checklist to ensure that you and your student have done everything necessary before they leave for college.
Here are five ways to “think” in relationship to finding financial aid that can help your student pay for their education.
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Here are five ways to “think” in relationship to finding financial aid that can help your student pay for their education.
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This article provides a calendar of financial aid tips for community college students who are preparing to continue their educatio
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Use this checklist to make sure your financial aid information and funding are in order.one page also includes list of general ti
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This checklist details steps that students must meet in the transfer process, starting atonemonths prior to their intended transfe
Simplify the college search process with these steps and tips.                              one page
Simplify the college search process with these steps and tips.                              1/2 page
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Use this handy reference calendar to make sure you are on track in the college search and application process.
Learn how to make the most out of campus visits with these tips.                        one page
Learn how to make the most out of campus visits with these tips.                        1/2 page
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There are many pieces to the college application puzzle. Take a look at some of the documents you'll have to gather and how y
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Did you know that your family can be one of the best resources in helping you search for your dream school? This article details
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Did you know that your family can be one of the best resources in helping you search for your dream school? This article details
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This conversational article gives some simple dos and don'ts for high school students one page
                                                                                        one search process.
Students can use these five easy strategies to manage their time and complete the collegepage
                                                                                        college undeclared and eventually found
This article tells the stories of Chelsey, Alex, and Miriam—three students who entered one page
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Learn about some of the support services you'll find on campus, such as office hours with your professor, tutoring, writing cente
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Use this timeline to help manage the financial aid process and all the milestones that should be met on a monthly basis.
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The FAFSA is your key to many kinds of financial aid. Learn how the FAFSA works and what you'll need to get started.
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The FAFSA is your key to many kinds of financial aid. Learn how the FAFSA works and what you'll need to get started.
Become familiar with the loans available to determine whether you qualify.              one page
Become familiar with the loans available to determine whether you qualify.              1/2 page
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