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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Faith While on Campus

  Attending a religious institution is not the only way to keep your faith in college. When entering into unfamiliar territory - whether it be a new city, state, or just a new neighborhood in your hometown - establishing a new faith community can be a steady constant in one of the biggest transition times of your life. Here are 3 tips to help you keep the faith as you move into this new season:
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Is a Gap Year Right for You?

Amy Rice February 19, 2020 Amy Rice, gap year, gapyear
What is a gap year? How do you know if a gap year is right for you? As if navigating which college to attend wasn’t enough of a decision already, after all the work of applications and deadlines, now I have to decide whether or not I even want to go?!
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Teen Talk: Navigating Holiday Conversations

Depending on where you are in the college process, the holidays are either the most wonderful - or the most dreadful - time of the year. Maybe you’re an early decision student, visibly full of relief that all your applications are submitted, but internally still anxiously awaiting decisions from all of your schools. Maybe you heard back just before Thanksgiving that you didn’t get into your top ...
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Financial Aid Prep 101: Timelines, Definitions, and How to Get Started

While students are knee-deep in the exciting college application process, it’s important not to forget about the other piece to the puzzle - financial aid! The two main forms for financial aid open October 1st, and we’ve got everything you need to know in order to successfully begin the process.
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Our College Reading List: 5 Book Recommendations for Parents and Teens

August is here! Time for the big send-off! Parents and students: you are all probably feeling excited for what the next 4 years will hold, and anxious about getting everything done and ready for the big day. Hopefully you are feeling well prepared and confident in where you’ll be headed! However, if you’re looking for some last minute reassurance on if you've selected the right school, or that ...
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