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College Trivia Quiz – Know your Stuff?

College Trivia Quiz – Know your Stuff?

Think you know all the nitty-gritty details about higher education? Try this quiz on for size. You’d be surprised at what you find!  

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What is a Liberal Arts College?

What is a Liberal Arts College?

You are tasked with choosing schools at two stages – 1. Before you apply to college. 2. After college decisions come back. In the first stage, students and their families tend focus on rankings, location, and tuition. This makes sense, as prestige and logistics are…

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Big Changes for the New Year!

Big Changes for the New Year!

You’ve probably made a few New Year’s Resolutions – and for 2014, we’ve done the same! In just one month, The App Style will be unleashing more content than ever, accessible using a new membership interface. For our long-term users, we will be giving you…

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Changes to the Common Application 2014

Changes to the Common Application 2014

The Common Application 2014 is significantly different than its predecessors. It is the result of the organization’s efforts to full digitize the application process. For you, the experience will be leaner, cleaner, and more standardized than it’s ever been before. However, this does come with…

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College Application Checklist

College Application Checklist

This article provides ‘play-it-safe’ guidelines for high school seniors applying to top four-year universities. Your actual requirements will vary depending on school and department choice. Remember that anything a school classifies as ‘recommended’ is pretty much required if you want to be a competitive candidate….

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Stay in Touch with High School Friends

Stay in Touch with High School Friends

As you get older, there becomes something special about having childhood friends around. Even when you make it big, change up your habits, and start doing new things, the core part of who you are stays the same to an old friend. He or she…

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College and A Brand New You

College and A Brand New You

Big transitions bring about big lifestyle changes. When you first started high school, you replaced your wardrobe, began talking to new people (about new things), and took on new activities. You packed up childhood belongings and left old hobbies behind. A segment of your life…

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Choose the Right Major for You

Choose the Right Major for You

How do you go about choosing a major? You’re young, and it takes a great deal of courage to commit to something that could very well be for life. For that reason, you feel like you need more info – a lot more – before…

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Is College Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Is College Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be?

The other day, I asked a friend, “If you could change one thing in your life, what would it have been?” He told me, “I’d save my college tuition money and train myself for work. I’ve learned most of the skills I use on my…

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Personal Statements Posted

Personal Statements Posted

Under the new tab, you can find a listing of example essays. I’ll be expanding that section over the week. Enjoy!

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