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Transitioning from High School to College

By Tessa Esplin on August 23, 2017

in Parents, High School

College is an entirely different social and educational environment compared to high school. From managing your own schedule to moving out on your own, a lot is changing in your life and this crucial transition will affect you, for good or bad. To help with your pre-college jitters, here are 5 things you should remember when you start college.

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Figuring Out the FAFSA

By Tessa Esplin on July 05, 2017

in Campus Resources

Riddled with unfamiliar terms to the new college freshman, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form can feel a bit overwhelming. Whether you are looking for scholarships or grants, applying for work study, utilizing cheap, forgivable federal loans or trying to gain an admissions edge, the FAFSA is a good idea for everyone to fill out.

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6 Benefits of Getting Internships in High School

By Tessa Esplin on June 26, 2017

in Campus Resources, High School

In a recent study by and the consulting firm, Millennial Branding, 89 percent of companies surveyed said high school students with internship experience have a competitive advantage when applying for college-level internships and full-time jobs. An internship at a young age has a huge impact on future successes and can pave the way to your career.

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How to Get Scholarships

By Tessa Esplin on April 06, 2017

in Campus Resources, Parents, High School

Getting a scholarship is like getting free money you can use for college. The trick is finding the best scholarships to apply for. While thousands of scholarship websites generate huge amounts of traffic, and though they often sound enticing and exciting, the odds of actually receiving a scholarship from one of these sites are slim. Below are a few tips to help you best utilize university web sites and to guide you from applying for scholarships to accepting your award.

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Stay Focused Your Last Semester, It Counts!

By Tessa Esplin on March 01, 2017

in High School

You think once you receive that college acceptance letter you can relax and start dreaming about the future, but that may not be the best idea. There are many things to consider in preparing for the transition to college life. Here are 5 tips on what to focus on during your last few months in high school.  

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