Parenting U: Prepare Your Youngster for College

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File this one under the “Time Flies” category. Whether you’re kid is still learning or filling out applications, there’s never a bad time to start preparing for college. From what you feed your children to how much TV they see, the decisions you make now can mean the difference between Ivy League and air-conditioning school. […]

Must Have Supplies For The College Bound Student

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Back to school season can be stressful on you and your college student, and more so if your kid is college bound, going to school. Worries like separation anxiety, the stress of being in a new environment and not being close to what is familiar can be a great concern for both the parents and […]

College Course Planning | Understanding Course Levels In College

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As many seniors begin to take a look at some general college course planning in preparation for their first semester at school, questions arise as to what the difference is between 100 and 400 level courses.  We’ve asked Sarah to shed a little light on this subject… As with high school, college classes continually get […]

SAT Scores For Colleges | What Is A Good SAT Score?

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When it comes to competitive college admissions, your standardized test scores will play a major part in whether you get accepted or get denied.  The two college admission tests that are the most widely used by colleges in their evaluation process are the ACT and SAT tests.  Today, we’re going to focus on SAT scores […]

Meet Sarah!…Our Student Blogger at CollegePrepU!

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We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our readers to Sarah, a student at the University of Illinois.  We asked Sarah if she’d be willing to share her college experiences with us from the perspective of the student, and luckily she said YES!  The reason why we brought Sarah on board at CollegePrepU is that we […]

What Grades Do Colleges Look At? Some You Can Hide, and Some You Can’t!

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Getting accepted to college is a tricky business these days, there’s no getting around that.  Unless you have a sky-high grade point average, near perfect test scores, and were involved in every activity under the sun, getting the blessing of your college of choice may take some persuading.  However, there’s one area that every admissions […]

Preparing for College – A Few Basics

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If you are a student, or have a student, in junior high or high school, you’ve probably thought about college and whether or not you’re qualified. The truth of the matter is that most students are not going to get accepted to their first choice school. Either they’re not taking the right courses, not getting […]