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Rankings-Schmankings: Why a College is More Than Just Its Numbers

US News. Forbes. Princeton Review. Each tells their own story of who is #1 for business, where you can find the healthiest campus food, and what student body has the best student section for college athletics. What if a school exists on one list, but not the other - is it still a great school? Is choosing a college really as simple as applying to the top programs featured in that year’s edition? ...
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Exploring Canadian University Options

Canada is well-known for hockey, breath-taking landscapes, and a reputation for politeness. It is also becoming an increasingly popular destination for American students seeking a college education. With thousands of options available in the US, why are students looking to our friendly northern neighbor for higher education?
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So You Want to be a Chef: Exploring Your Options for Culinary School

You’ve decided to turn your passion for food into a career.  Looking into the future you can see yourself one day named as one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs Class of 2024, a James Beard Chef, or maybe even one day a Michelin Star Chef. Perhaps you’ll own a restaurant or invent a French fry that is healthy and tastes great.
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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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Let's Get Started! Summer Tips for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

For those of us living in the northern half of the U.S., the weather makes summer feel like a LONG way off. But, in reality, it’s already April and school will be out before we know it. Summer is a great time for outdoor BBQs, swimming with friends, and catching up on some ZZZ’s after a busy end of the year. It is also the perfect time to work on your college planning process!
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