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Why an HBCU Could Be Right for You

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thurgood Marshall Toni Morrison Spike Lee Alice Walker Senator Kamala Harris These are just a few of the many notable graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This important segment of our nation’s higher education system originated back in the late 1800’s with the purpose of educating black Americans. In fact, in 1890, the Morrill Act required ...
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Parent to Parent: Tips for College Visits with Your Teen

I’m an Independent Educational Consultant who loves my work guiding students through the process of sorting out the thousands of choices they have for college.  I’m also the mom of two teenagers who have, or are going through, this very same process. The first time I went through college visits with my older son, I thought it would be easy to remember the distinguishing features of each school ...
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The Alphabet of Performing and Visual Arts Degrees

You’ve spent years practicing the cello, perfecting your pirouette, or memorizing dramatic monologues. Now it’s time to take your art form to the next level and pursue a college education in the performing or visual arts. But as you start to research arts programs on your college list, you notice a dizzying array of letters. BA? BS? BFA? BM?
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Demonstrated Interest: 8 Ways to Show Your College List Some Love

Demonstrated interest -- the term that describes how interested a student appears to be in a particular college -- is one of those mystery components in the application process. When it comes to a college making your admission decision, does your interest in attending matter or not? The answer to this question, as with most questions regarding the application process, is “it depends.”  
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