popular topics in preparing for college

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    College Applications
    Going the Extra Mile: Extracurricular Activities and College Admissions Quiz
    What are college admissions committees looking for when they read your teen's application and check out her extracurricular activities? Find out just how much those extras count. ...
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    Early Decision
    Is Early Decision the Right Choice?
    Your daughter is sure which college she wants to attend. Should she apply under the early decision option? ...
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    Top 10 Things Colleges Look for in a High-School Student
    What are college admissions officers looking for as they review your child's application? The admissions process varies and can be subjective to some degree, but here are 10 things that could help your child stand out and score acceptance letters...
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    Scholarships
    What's the Scoop on Scholarships?
    How much do you know about scholarships? Take this quiz -- you might be surprised! ...
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    How Much Do You Know About College Admissions?
    See just how college-savvy you are! Take the college admissions quiz! ...
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    Preparing for College
    College Life Quiz
    Do you know the difference between the Big Ten and the Freshman Fifteen? ...
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    Preparing for College
    Sports Scholarship, but Bad Grades
    Our expert advises a high school senior about possible next steps. ...
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Preparing for College
    Goal Setting for Your College-Bound Child
    Goal Setting for Your College-Bound Child College students are treated very differently than they were in high school. The entire system is geared toward making them responsible for their choices and actions. They are expected to really want to ...
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    College Applications
    Nailing the College Application: Tips for Your Teen
    Nailing the College Application: Tips for Your Teen Competition to get into many schools is tough, and for that reason, you should insist that your teen apply to an intelligent range of schools. A good guidance counselor can do you and your tee...
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    Dealing with the Stress of College Applications
    Dealing with the Stress of College ApplicationsDealing with College Applications Stress Stressed about choosing the right college and getting in? You're not alone. Anyone who's been through this process knows how much stress and anxiety comes wit...
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    Preparing for College
    Saying Goodbye to Your High School Graduate
    Saying Goodbye to Your High School GraduateThe Focus is on Friends The last dance, last pep rally, and last study hall ... Senior year in high school is a long series of farewells, most of them highly emotional. As unsettling as it may be to leav...
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    College Applications
    Choose the Right College: Getting Organized
    Choose the Right College: Getting OrganizedWhether you can't wait to start applying to college or are overwhelmed by the prospect of doing it, getting organized before you start is essential. If you know what you have to do and when, and if you h...
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    Preparing for College
    The Importance of College to Your Child's Future
    The Importance of College to Your Child's Future"Why do I have to go to college?" You are sure to hear this from your student at least once. Have your answers ready in terms they can understand. A college education will get you a better job and t...
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    Applying to College
    Applying to College Help your teen whip those college applications into shape. Get tips on writing a great essay, interviewing at colleges, asking for recommendations, and much more. Find out how to avoid seven deadly application mistakes.These...
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    Anxiety
    Afraid to Go to College
    It is normal to experience anxiety over going to college. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Supplies for College
    Packing for College: Take It or Leave It
    Packing for College: Take It or Leave ItThis may seem obvious, but there are really only a few things that you'll need at college – and many things you'll want to bring. If you lucked out with a huge dorm room – yes, we're all envious – you ha...