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    College: Deciding Where to Apply
    College: Deciding Where to ApplyYou've researched the colleges and you've visited some of them. The time has now come for you to decide where you're going to apply. This may seem kind of scary--it's all so final. But you've done a lot of work to ...
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    College Search: Researching Schools
    College Search: Researching SchoolsThere are tons of resources you can use to find out more about colleges. Like any good researcher, you don't want to rely too heavily on any one source of information or you'll end up with a biased view. Make yo...
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    College Location Pros and Cons
    College Location Pros and Cons Urban College Pros Cons Lots going on Noisy Diverse population Crowded Many places to hang out Expensive Tons of cultural activities Distracting Ability to have a life outside of school Can be lonely Rural College P...
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    Figuring Out What You Want in a College
    Figuring Out What You Want in a CollegeAfter you spend some time thinking about your own likes and dislikes, you'll want to consider what it is that you want your ideal college to have. You might have heard your counselors talk about an ideal col...
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    Choose the Right College: Get to Know Yourself
    Choose the Right College: Get to Know YourselfThere are so many colleges out there that the prospect of finding the one that's your perfect match can seem overwhelming. You may already know something about certain schools through things you've he...
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    Going to College Close to Home
    Going to College Close to HomeGoing to college close to home might seem like less of an adjustment than going away to school, but it's still a big change. While you know the general area, the campus is a city all on its own and you'll have to adj...
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    Choosing Between Two Schools
    When a student is torn between two similar schools, follow these tips to help her decide which one is better for her. ...
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    Finding a College for a Visually Impaired Student
    Here's advice on how to go about finding a good college for a visually impaired student. ...
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    College Waiting List Fee
    Paying such a fee is usually unnecessary. In the long run, the important thing to focus on is preparing effectively for college before you go and doing well while you are there -- not which college you go to. ...
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    Father Questions Son's College Choice
    It's wise to adopt a supportive attitude about your child's choice of college, and to respect his choice unless he gives you cause not to honor it. ...
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    Can't Get into College
    It's difficult to deal with college rejections, especially when you see kids all around you jumping for joy after being accepted. ...
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    Deciding on a College to Attend
    Deciding on a College to AttendChoosing from among acceptances And you thought it was all over! For the past year or more, you've been looking at college catalogs with your child, visiting campuses, driving him to the SATs and ACTs, reminding him...
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    Six College Selection Tips for Parents
    Six College Selection Tips for ParentsWhat happens if your child gets accepted to more than one college? Dr. Frank Leana, education director at Howard Green & Associates, offers the following suggestions: Avoid forcing your own preferences. Paren...