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Understanding the Journey: Exploring Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being*

Ruffaloni

Graduate students face many challenges with work-life balance. In the pursuit of knowledge, students enrolled in higher education often find their educational path intersects with the pressures of performance. Amidst the excitement of discovery and the pursuit of scholarly excellence, they tend to focus on keeping up on coursework, maintaining their relationships, and attending to their work, all while disregarding their own personal needs.

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Optimize the Off-Season: Planning for School Enrollment Success in 2024-25

Enrollment Catalyst

The right plan can make all the difference in your recruitment and retention efforts. Yet, the reality for many independent and faith-based schools is a lack of a coherent strategy. Instead of strategic planning, they drift from one project to the next, often missing significant opportunities. No matter if your school’s enrollment is overflowing, nearly full, or dwindling, a thoughtfully crafted strategic plan is crucial.

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When is Enough Enough?

UGA Undergraduate Admissions Q & A

I am going to tell you secret about me – I love movie theater popcorn. It is my kryptonite. If I go to the movies, I need to have a large bucket of popcorn with the butter layered throughout. For me, half of the enjoyment of going to a movie is the popcorn. But, like with anything else, too much of a good thing can make for a bad night. I have had more than a few post-popcorn times where my stomach hated my lack of popcorn control.

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Three Messages about College Admissions for Juniors

Georgia Tech Admissions Blog

Warning : The subtitle is this blog is “That you may not like to hear.” And unlike most of my intros, we’re not going to waste time or words on analogies, personal anecdotes, or admittedly stretched parallels. Instead, after watching this cycle repeat itself, here are the three direct messages/ primary hopes I have for juniors entering the college admission experience.

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Sacramento State Unveils Plans for First-in-the-Nation Black Honors College

BestColleges

Sacramento State University announced plans to open the nation's first Black Honors College this fall. The college will be an "institution within the institution" with its own faculty, staff, and learning spaces. All students interested in Black history, life, and culture are encouraged to apply. Sacramento State University announced its plans for a Black Honors College on campus, the first college or university to ever pursue an honors program specifically dedicated to supporting Black students

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Beyond books: Helpful services you’ll find at CSU’s Morgan Library

Colorado State University

One of the things that really levels up when you go from high school to college is the library. At Colorado State, the William E. Morgan Library is four massive floors of books, technology, study and reflection rooms, cozy seating, and enough knowledge and specialty assistance to blow your mind. Here are just five (of many!) unexpected services you’ll find when you walk in the door. #1.

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Medical School Requirements in 2024: The Definitive Guide

Shemmassian Academic Consulting

Learn what medical school prerequisites to take and what extracurricular activities to pursue to meet your premed requirements and maximize your admission chances Understanding medical school requirements is crucial as you map out your college courses Introduction Medical school degree requirement Medical school course requirements Medical school major requirements Medical school GPA requirement Medical school MCAT requirement Medical school extracurricular activity requirements Medical school l

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USC vs. UCLA—Which College Is the Best Fit for You? (2024)

College Transitions

The University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are two of America’s most prominent higher education institutions. They are both incredibly prestigious undergraduate, graduate, and research institutions. Both campuses sit within the city of Los Angeles, giving their students access to rare opportunities in art, the sciences, and business.

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The World of Email Is Changing: What You Need to Know & Why

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To rephrase Mark Twain, the reports of email's death have been greatly exaggerated—for now. It remains one of the most widely used marketing communication tools , especially when we talk about list marketing, which, in higher education, includes both the search strategy many of us employ to build up the top of the enrollment funnel, and any communication flows going to inquiries, applicants, or accepted students.

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How to Use a 529 Plan Strategically

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Saving money in a 529 plan for college expenses puts you ahead of the game. However, you need to know. The post How to Use a 529 Plan Strategically appeared first on Road2College.

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Solving Today’s Enrollment Challenges With AI

Ruffaloni

At RNL’s recent Graduate and Online Innovation Summit, I had the chance to sit down with Stephen Drew, RNL’s Chief AI Officer , for a wide-ranging conversation on how AI is going to change how we do and what we do in higher education. Stephen and RNL’s AI development team are hard at work getting ready to launch RNL’s first AI-driven solutions in May of 2024, but he was happy to sit down to cover topics ranging from the highest level like “what is AI?

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Helping Your High Schooler Take Ownership of the College Search | Scoir

Scoir

The college search and application process is more confusing and overwhelming than in years past. It’s not realistic to expect your high schooler to handle things entirely on their own, but there is also a fine line between helping and taking over. If you’re the parent/guardian of a high school junior approaching the uphill portion of the college planning process, addressing the question of ownership early on can help ensure less stress for you and your student.

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2024 Freshman Admits

UGA Undergraduate Admissions Q & A

We plan to make the final wave of freshman decisions available today, March 15th, at 4 PM ET. For those of you who have been admitted to UGA, here is a post for you and a chance to comment. Please remember that this is not a blog where you should post statistics or throw fellow students under the bus. These types of comments will be deleted. Congratulations to all of the freshman who were admitted and we look forward to you becoming part of the Bulldog Nation.

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College Admission SOS

Georgia Tech Admissions Blog

Thursday, February 22 Atlanta, GA : 5 a.m. My vibrating watch alarm went off. After 20 years of marriage, I’ve learned the hard way not to set an audible alarm before 6 a.m. (actually, that one only took me about two weeks). Groggily, I drug myself downstairs and fed the cat — which is better than feeding myself and drugging the cat, I suppose.

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Biden Defines Student Debt Forgiveness for Borrowers ‘Experiencing Hardship’

BestColleges

The Department of Education over the last six months negotiated a student debt forgiveness plan for “borrowers experiencing hardship.” The plan would offer debt relief to borrowers with an 80% chance or higher to default on their loans soon. It also promises to create an application process for ongoing debt forgiveness. Higher education stakeholders agreed to greenlight the proposal despite some points of disagreement.

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Ways to boost your leadership experience at CSU

Colorado State University

As you think of your future career, do you dream of working in leadership roles? Do you hope to take steps that include supporting and inspiring others in your field, or do you see yourself volunteering for leading in your community? If you’ve ever pictured yourself in a leadership position, you may have also wondered how to get there. How does one develop those skills and gain the experience to become a good leader?

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March Madness 2024 Round of 32: Notable Alumni

Estrela Consulting Blog

It’s March Madness time! Here at Estrela, we are taking our brackets to the next level. Join us each round to learn something fun about the schools in the tournament! In the first round, we explored the mascots.

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All Eyes on Opticianry Department at Vision Expo East 2024

#LetsBFRANK: The College Admissions Blog

Franklin Cummings Tech Opticianry student Devyn Shea was the winner of the nationwide NFOS College Bowl academic competition sponsored by Essilor/Luxottica. There were 13 schools competing for the title, with Franklin Cummings Tech repeating as national champion for the second year in a row. The College Bowl is part of Vision Expo East, an annual event for ophthalmic professionals focusing on eyewear, education, and fashion, that was held in March at the Javits Center in New York City.

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Easiest & Hardest UCs and CSUs to Get Into in 2024

College Transitions

The University of California and the California State University system schools are some of the most coveted universities to attend in all of California, let alone the rest of the United States. College-bound California students are lucky to have the ability to attend world-class universities at in-state prices.

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Alternative Pathways to a Career in Computer Science

College Wise

As we slip further into a world dominated by technology, careers in computer science have continued to become more and more highly sought after. Add to that the public image of successful tech tycoons like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg, and it’s no surprise that high school students are often eager to strive toward futures related to CS.

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How to Improve Your SAT Reading and Writing Score: 8 Strategies

PrepScholar

Are you struggling with an SAT Reading and Writing score between 300 and 500? You're not alone—hundreds of thousands of students are scoring in this range. But many don't know the best ways to break out of this score range and get a 600 or higher. Here, we'll discuss how to improve your SAT Reading score specifically and why it's so important to do so.

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One last post on test-optional policies and diversity (until next year)

JON BOECKENSTEDT'S ADMISSIONS WEBLOG

I’m sick of this crap. To reiterate, I don’t care about tests, other than to point out repeatedly the essential absurdity of the very concept. Use them if you want, Love them if you want. I work at a university that doesn’t require them, and I work on the west coast, where they’re essentially meaningless.

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Transformative Experience: Harvard University Summer Debate Camp 2024

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Elevate your debate prowess and join the ranks of articulate orators at the esteemed Harvard University Summer Debate Camp 2024 Council’s annual summer camp. This exclusive program is meticulously designed for high school students who are passionate about honing their debating skills, critical thinking, and public speaking abilities. Engage in a comprehensive curriculum that meticulously intertwines policy analysis with the art of persuasion.

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Summer College Planning: A Guide for Rising Seniors

ACM College Consulting

For rising seniors, summer represents a time of exploration, relaxation, and, importantly, college planning. With application deadlines on the horizon, the summer months are an opportunity for seniors to map out their college application plan and gather and complete most of the application materials. Here's a comprehensive guide to navigating summer college planning for rising seniors: Reflect and Set Goals : Take the time to reflect on your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and

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2024-2025 Common App Essay Prompts Ranked

Admissions.Blog

Write your best Common App Essay: 2024-2025 Edition Here is a dirty little secret: some of the 2024-2025 Common App essay prompts will bring you down like quicksand while others give you the exact structure and framing that you need to show and tell a story that colleges will love. In the below thirty-minute in-depth video I grade and rank each of the seven Common App essay prompts in order to help you determine which will give you the best chance of positively differentiating your college appli

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Biden Admin Forgives $6B in Debt for Former Art Institute Students

BestColleges

The Department of Education will forgive debt for over 300,000 former Art Institute students. ED found that the Art Institute misled potential students with inflated job placement rates. This appears to be the biggest debt forgiveness action aimed at any for-profit institution under the Biden administration. Former students need not take any further action to qualify for debt forgiveness.

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How to stay active at Colorado State

Colorado State University

Big changes happen when you go to college, and mixing up your routine can have a big impact on your physical health. Luckily, you’ll find a slew of options to keep you moving, plus a lot of fun new things to try as you discover new ways to stay fit and flexible. Check out some of the ways to stay active at Colorado State. #1. CSU Rec Center The first and obvious answer for all things active at CSU is easily the robust offerings right here at our Recreation Center.

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The College Curators 2024 College Acceptances

The College Curators

The College Curators 2024 List of College Acceptances: Helping High School Seniors Find the Right School Congratulations to the Class of 2024 high school seniors! We are so proud of.

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How to Navigate College Application Deadlines in 2024

road2college

Choosing where to apply to college is only half the battle. There’s also the question of when. Students must decide. The post How to Navigate College Application Deadlines in 2024 appeared first on Road2College.

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Common App vs. Coalition: What’s the Difference?

College Transitions

Rising seniors who will be applying to college this fall are almost sure to face the question, “Common App vs. Coalition: what’s the difference?” However, this rivalry isn’t quite on par with Coke vs. Pepsi, Ford vs. Chevy, or Nike vs. Reebok. Rather, the case of the Common App vs.

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Core misunderstandings of the college admissions process

College Essay Guy

A lot of students and families fundamentally misunderstand college admissions. Which, considering how nebulous the process can seem, is itself understandable—colleges certainly haven’t made this a straightforward process. But I want to help you understand, based on many years of experience on both sides of the admissions process, how the applicant evaluation process really works.

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How to Get 800 on SAT Reading and Writing: 9 Strategies From a Perfect Scorer

PrepScholar

Are you scoring in the 600-750 range on SAT Reading and Writing? Do you want to raise that score as high as possible—to a perfect 800? Getting to a perfect SAT Reading and Writing test score isn't easy. It'll require perfection. But with hard work and my strategies below, you can do it. I've consistently scored 800 on Reading and Writing on my real SATs, and I know what it takes.

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Finding the Names You Need for Your Adult and Graduate Programs

enrollmentFUEL

Anyone working in the realm of Adult and Graduate recruitment knows that their biggest challenge is finding a good source of prospective students to fill the top of their recruitment funnel. Yet, unlike working with undergraduate traditional students, whose names are available for licensing in a number of ways, the students looking for continued education are harder to get in touch with.

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5 Tips: Requesting College Recommendations (+Helpful Form) | Scoir

Scoir

Completing your college applications is undoubtedly a big task. As you focus on checking off the to-dos and getting closer to having a complete application prepared, it’s easy to forget the importance of adding a letter of recommendation to your application materials. Your story is important. Your essay is important. Your potential interview is important.

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Guide to English Proficiency Tests for College Applications

ACM College Consulting

English proficiency tests could be an application requirement if you are an international student, non-native English speaker or attending a school which is not in English and/or in an English-speaking country. With several options available, it's important to understand the different tests and admissions requirements. In this guide, we'll give you a quick breakdown of what you need to know about English proficiency tests for college applications. 1.

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Breaking News: Dartmouth to Request SAT or ACT for First-Year Applicants Again

Admissions.Blog

Dartmouth College Dartmouth College has announced that it will yet again require high school students to share either an SAT or ACT score as part of their application for admission. The change takes effect for students applying for Fall 2025 admission (those students who will begin their applications in Summer or Fall 2024). “The reactivation [of the test-required policy] has been modeled on a very comprehensive research study by a group of faculty,” said Lee Coffin, Vice President and Dean of A

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Students With Undocumented, Noncitizen Parents Unable to Complete FAFSA

BestColleges

The new FAFSA form launched on Dec. 30 with a litany of issues. Some problems have since been resolved, but one remains without any workaround. The issue could potentially cause students with parents who are not U.S. citizens to lose out on state or institutional financial aid. There is no estimated timeline for when the issue will be resolved. The rollout of the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been rocky, but perhaps more so for U.S. students whose parents are eithe