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California’s “A Degree With a Guarantee”

It is now easier for California students at a community college to transfer to a California State University (CSU), thanks to a new program. On October 2, 2012, the California Community System and the CSU introduced the “A Degree With A Guarantee” website to inform students on the steps necessary for a guaranteed transfer to…

November 2012: Get on the Ball this Fall

          Happy Thanksgiving! With the holiday season quickly approaching, it may be difficult for you and your child to stay focused on all the upcoming college deadlines. To avoid having to rush or being shut out of opportunities, both financial and academic, keeping a plan in mind is key. On this…

Essays & Extracurricular Activities: Impressing College Admissions Officers

There’s no magic formula when it comes to what College Admission Officers are looking for in a student. So the question becomes, “How do you get noticed in the sea of college applications?” While grades are important, many experts believe that what makes a student’s application stand out are two main elements: the personal statement,…

USA Today: College Costs Going Up At Slower Rate

USA Today’s recent article says college costs are slowly going up: 7:21AM EDT October 24. 2012 – Sticker prices at America’s four-year public universities rose 4.8% this year, well below steeper annual increases in recent years, a report out Tuesday finds. But the rapid growth of federal grant aid in recent years also appears to be…

Community College: Why You Should Consider Going to One First

High school graduation is almost 8 months away but its already time to think about what you’re next educational step should be. While researching all your college options you should keep community college high on your list. With the cost of higher education rising to exorbitant levels in the past few years, community college can…

ACT vs. SAT: Which is Best?

When it comes to college admissions, many parents and students wonder if it’s best to focus on achieving a high ACT score or whether they should turn their focus to the SAT test. The answer is, it really depends. When it comes to the ACT vs. SAT, there are several factors to consider. Just make…