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HC's Month-By-Month College Applications Checklist

<b>By Lily Herman</b><p>The college admissions process is in full swing, pre-collegiettes! It’s natural to feel overwhelmed and confused after all, there are so many drafts, deadlines and applications to keep track of! But don’t worry: Her Campus has your back. Here’s your monthly checklist to the admissions …

Lucrative College Majors

NPR's Planet Money asked Georgetown's Center on Education And The Workforce to compile a graph on how much money people with various college majors …

The immorality of college admissions

On October 6, <i>New York</i> magazine published an article on the demise of "ethical parenting". A new generation of parents were encouraging cheating, doing their children's homework, bribing powerful officials, and sabotaging their children's rivals.<p>"Parenthood means you cannot possibly behave as though …

Your Annual Reminder to Ignore the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

The list's real purpose is to "exacerbate the status anxiety" of prospective students and parents.<p>The annual college rankings by <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> are out today, and with their release will come a predictable round of excoriating assessments from journalists, college officials, and others. <i>The</i> …

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

College isn't all fun and games (unless you want it to be.) Don't sweat it, though. Take a look at these 25 apps — they'll give you a smoother …

What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn

Are you waiting until after graduation to start building up your LinkedIn profile? It's time to reconsider.<p>"Every student is blindly trying to make a …

Things We Wish We'd Known About College

Originally posted as part of Literally, Darling's "Twenty-Something Tuesdays"<p>In some respects, half of your twenties are devoted exclusively to college. You start your twenties in college and then spend the next few years trying to figure out how to make your way in a world that those initial years …

Incomplete College Applications? Been There, Faxed That

"Hu -- hello?"<p>"Dr. O'Connor?"<p>"Last time I checked, yes."<p>"Dr. O'Connor, it's Robert again."<p>"Hello Robert. What time is it?"<p>"It's two AM, Dr. O'Connor. I'm sorry I woke you up."<p>"Not a problem, Robert. I had to get up to answer the phone anyway. What's up?"<p>"I felt so much better after I left your …

The Terrible Erosion of the College Curriculum

At one time, it was common for colleges and universities to have a core curriculum for all students – courses that were thought to provide the foundation of a well-rounded education.<p>For decades, however, we have been sliding away from such curricula. At a great majority of schools, the core …

Common College Interview Questions

If a college uses interviews as part of the application process, it is because the school has holistic admissions. The college wants to get to know …

Colleges May Penalize Students Over Preference on Financial Aid Applications

<i>By Liz Weston</i><p>LOS ANGELES -- College applications aren't fraught enough, so here's something else to worry you. The order in which you list your …

10 odd college traditions you might find hard to believe

From a cemetery full of stolen football-stadium sod to a day devoted to Nitrogen, here are 10 bizarre college traditions you've probably never heard of.<p>College culture revolves around age-old traditions, and it just so happens that some of these traditions are downright strange.<p>From naked quad runs …

Thanksgiving Thoughts for Parents of Pre-College and College Kids

Thanksgiving is a great time to think about all the things we have to be grateful for in our lives. We live in a land of abundance where most children have the opportunity to attend college and receive a solid education that will help them achieve their goals. In many parts of the United States, …

MTV2's Guy Code | Season 5 Episodes (TV Series) | MTV

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21 Epiphanies You’ll Have After Escaping Your College Bubble

1. Nobody is spending their time twiddling their thumbs, laughing maniacally at the fact that you don’t really know what you want to do with yourself.<p>…

Are You a 'Snowplow' Parent of Your College-Age Child?

Many helicopter parents are becoming snowplow parents as their children age.<p>You've likely heard of helicopter parents. These are parents who hover …

America's Smartest Colleges

Dr. Daniel Sternberg at Lumosity, a cognitive training site run by Lumos Labs, sought to find out with a series of games which of America's leading higher education institutions was actually the most intelligent.<p>He and his team tested 70,000 students from colleges and universities (with a minimum …

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