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Laura Cobb

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First in the Fam: Resources for First Generation College Students

There is something special about being first. First in space, first place contest winner, first in line at the DMV. Being first is exciting and something to celebrate (cue Kool and the Gang)! Although, there are also times when being first can feel a little intimidating; like an explorer stepping out into the great unknown.
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Exploring Faith-Based Colleges

Thinking about attending college at a faith-based institution? It might surprise you to learn that there are nearly 600 faith-based colleges and universities throughout the United States. With so many options, it’s helpful to have resources to turn to for guidance. Here are some we’ve found to be useful:
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How to Ace Your College Admissions Interview

Let’s just be honest here, most people don’t love being interviewed. Nevertheless, when given the chance to interview with a prospective college, I always encourage my students to go for it. Interestingly, there are only a handful of schools out there that explicitly require interviewing as part of the admissions process. However, many colleges do offer interviews as optional opportunities for ...
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For Caddies to Vegetarians: Cool and Unique Scholarship Opportunities

Looking for ways to pay for college? While it’s wise to first look at your prospective colleges for available scholarships, there are also quite a few scholarships offered by outside organizations that you might want to check out. The key to this type of search is to think about qualities that are uniquely you, and then make that the focus of your search. This strategy often leads to ...
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College Planning Strategies for Homeschooled Students

According to the latest data reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, over 1.7 million U.S. children between the ages of 5 and 17 are homeschooled. Many of these students continue on to be homeschooled during their high school years with plans of attending a four-year college or university. While the college search and application process is largely similar to that of students ...
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