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How I Chose Coastal Carolina University

There are a ton of things to consider when picking a college. In the end, my decision came down to choosing between which opportunities I could take advantage of immediately and what the location of the school was like.

January 20 #CampusChat: Where to Get College Admissions Help

Today’s #CampusChat topic: Open Mic – Where to Get College Admissions Help

College Application Eve

College Application Eve. What do you do before the clock strikes midnight? This college application checklist can help you get your applications submitted without panic.

Deferred Admission – Who makes the decision?

Colleges are not the only ones who can make the decision to defer an offer of admission.

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Scholarship Mom Tip #151: The Word of the Day Matters

Test prep programs are a great way to help students increase scores and a word of the day calendar can make a great gift to help build vocabulary.

SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat

Featured guest, Magoosh, shares SAT test prep tips during #CampusChat. From practice tests to video tutoring, there’s a wealth of resources available.

High School Seniors: 6-Month Countdown

Attention high school seniors. It’s the first month of 2014! No time...

Best Colleges for Veterans

Happy Veteran’s Day. Thanks to all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces for their service. Here are some things to look for when searching for the best colleges for veterans.

SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat

Featured guest, Magoosh, shares SAT test prep tips during #CampusChat. From practice tests to video tutoring, there’s a wealth of resources available.

Smart College Visit Mentioned in Back-to-School Guide

Thanks to Nancy Berk for mentioning SCV in her recent interview in Organize! magazine’s Back-to-School Guide. In the interview, she stressed the importance of touring campus and suggests students begin by “visiting local colleges and universities so that teens can get a feel for size and location preferences (city versus rural) without putting a dent in the family finances.”

Ditch Those Preconceived Notions!

— Planning to visit New York City? In addition to the bright lights of the big city, you’ll find big opportunities for learning at the college level. From urban colleges to sprawling campuses, NYC is not only a great place to visit, it’s a great place to visit colleges!

Give your Florida College Visits a Boost – Free!

– Planning campus visits to Florida colleges? You can be a student touring campuses AND be a tourist all on the same trip! The sunshine state has much to offer including tours of the Kennedy Space Center and free rocket launches!

New SCV Video: Going On College Tours

Original music score by Mark M....

#CampusChat Q&A with Celest Horton: How to pay for college

Did you miss #CampusChat on Nov 17? No worries, we’ve got the recap Q&A with Celest Horton on How to pay for college.

Parent College Coach Tip #45: Prepare for the FAFSA

Christmas is on the horizon and probably the last thing you want to do is prepare for the FAFSA, but…

College ROI Takeaway Tweets & #CampusChat Transcript

Payscale’s Lydia Frank rocked the College ROI discussion on...

Saving For your Child’s Education

Tip for our UK readers — Saving for your Child’s Education is important whether you live in the UK or the US. These tips can help fund your child’s education in cost-effective ways.

Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Leah Ingram

A very special thank you goes out to Leah Ingram, founder of Suddenly...

Smart College Price Calculators

by Su Clauson-Wicker No longer must families wait until their student is...

Scholarship Mom Tip #163: Three Proofreading Tips for Scholarship Essays

Avoid common mistakes in your scholarship essay and application with these 3 proofreading tips.

Scholarship Mom Tip #161: Use a Scholarship Checklist

Essay, application, school transcripts, letters of recommendation…check!

Scholarship Mom Tip #160: Create a Website of Achievements

Create a website of achievements to showcase your student’s accomplishments and community involvement. For winning scholarships, parents can use positive pictures to show their student’s history of accomplishments and community involvement that is valued by organizations offering scholarship money.

SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat

Featured guest, Magoosh, shares SAT test prep tips during #CampusChat. From practice tests to video tutoring, there’s a wealth of resources available.

Test Prep

Nothing puts anxiety in a student’s head more than standardized tests. But, love ’em or hate ’em, they are an integral part of the college admissions process. Try these five easy test prep tips, no panicking allowed!

Smart Q & A: Is Optional SAT really Optional?

QUESTION (via Twitter): from: @suddenlyfrugal Admissions officer told us...