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Thursday, December 22, 2011

5 College Planning Articles You May Have Missed in 2011

The year is coming to an end and the holidays are upon us. Just around the corner lies 2012 and new year's resolutions. In this week's article, we want to reflect on our five most popular articles. The people have spoken and these five articles have gotten the best response. If you find some time with the family this holiday break, flip through these college planning articles with your college bound kids. 

1. Top 10 Questions to Ask a College Admissions Officer
Whether you're a high school student seeking to learn more about the schools you're applying to, or a parent seeking to help your child plan for college, here's a list of ten great questions to ask a college admissions office. These will help you determine important college facts when planning for college.These questions were developed after interviewing two college admissions officers in New England.


2. Top 10 Summer Jobs for High School Students
Working during the summer is a great opportunity for high school students to earn money for college, get some practical experience, and have something to talk about in college essays and college interviews. Here are some of the most common occupations high school students take up during the summer. These jobs are in no particular order, just ten jobs for students to explore. 

According to a Kaplan survey of college admissions officers, more than 80 percent admitted to using Facebook to look into prospective students. Although social networks are not formally built into the college admissions approval process, there have been multiple cases of rejection because of a social networking profile.  Here are 5 tips to make sure your student's online presence will not effect the college admissions process in a negative way.

High School students have stress, too. Major stress, sometimes. Think back to your high school days: what caused stress for you? This week on the Plan For College blog, we want to bring your attention to all the causes of stress in high school. At The College Planning Group, we help relieve stress for parents and students going through the college planning process (watch our 2 minute video!). 

We're into August: the last month of summer and the first month of college for many of you soon-to-be freshmen. For many, making the transition from high school to college will be your biggest life change thus far. Today, the Plan For College team wants to make that transition a bit easier by helping you get ready for your freshman year of college. 


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