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Find a Hotel Near Campus

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Find a Hotel Near Campus

It’s easy to find a hotel near campus! Search by either name of the college or university, or enter the name of the city you plan to visit.  ...

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My New College Home 2,000 Miles Away

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My New College Home 2,000 Miles Away

How far would you move to find your new college home?

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The Dos and Don’ts of Being Deferred

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The Dos and Don’ts of Being Deferred

While being deferred from your first-choice early action or early decision application can be upsetting, take heart. These do’s and don’ts will help the deferred student.

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Parent College Coach Tip #50: How Do You Impress a College?

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Parent College Coach Tip #50: How Do You Impress a College?

With spring comes college visits and college interviews. The impression a college gets of your student will affect their admission decision. Dressing for success is so much more than the clothes your student wears.

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Parent College Coach Tip #41: Be the Voice of Reason

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Parent College Coach Tip #41: Be the Voice of Reason

Without strong parenting and some tough love, your student might make some illogical college choices: going after a name, following a boyfriend/girlfriend, or choosing a college because it’s a party school. Be strong and remember that you are the parent…

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University of New Haven – National Security Studies

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University of New Haven – National Security Studies

Major in truth, justice, and the American way! The University of New Haven offers National Security Studies through the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Be one of the good guys (white hat optional).

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Thankfully Yours from Smart College Visit

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Thankfully Yours from Smart College Visit

Do you love Thanksgiving? I do. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Authorized in 1863 by President Lincoln as a national holiday, it’s the one day set aside on the US calendar officially noted as a day of giving thanks. Although as a tradition, Thanksgiving dates all the way back to 1621 which means that people in our country (even before we were  a country) have been saying “thank you” to those who have helped them learn and grow, survive and prosper, for a really long time. In honor of this lovely tradition, I’d like to say “thank you” to the people who do the same for me: my family, friends, business advisors and associates, admissions counselors and directors, guidance counselors, parents and students, the Smart College Visit team, CampusChat followers and contributors, and the many fabulous CEOs who have shared their start-up stories with me. If I had to pick one thing I’m immensely thankful for, it would be my education. I am thankful my parents encouraged me to go to college and, while the path I chose in college was not the one they originally chose for me, I am thankful for the journey and all of the lessons learned along the way. Thankfully yours, Z. Kelly Queijo, founder Smart College Visit B.A. English Virginia Tech ’89...

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Admitted Early Decision

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Admitted Early Decision

So you’re admitted early decision. Great! Don’t think you can just take the rest of your senior year off. Keep up the good work that got you accepted, so your college doesn’t have to pull your offer. Yes — It happens, and no one likes it.

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Scholarship Searches Don’t Take a Holiday

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Scholarship Searches Don’t Take a Holiday

As the holidays approach, students everywhere are looking forward to kicking back, sleeping in, and basically taking it easy. Although it may be tempting, this is not a good idea if you’re hoping to win college scholarship money.

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Transferring Colleges Mid-Year

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Transferring Colleges Mid-Year

You may have strong reasons for considering transferring colleges mid-year after only a single semester, but in many cases there are compelling reasons to wait it out for at least one more term.

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Avoiding College Scholarship Scams

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Avoiding College Scholarship Scams

Unfortunately, many scholarship pages listed on a scholarship search are click-bait by companies whose main goal is to get as much information as possible from unsuspecting students. Learn how to spot a shady scholarship with these tips.

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College Prep Tips for Winter Break – Next on CampusChat

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College Prep Tips for Winter Break – Next on CampusChat

Brr! It’s cold outside (in some places), warm or cold, you don’t want to miss CampusChat this Thursday! We’ve got college prep tips !

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5 College Scholarships with December Deadlines

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5 College Scholarships with December Deadlines

Don’t let the holiday rush keep you from applying for these five college scholarships with December deadlines. Students can devote some of their holiday break to the task.

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Sallie Mae Scholarship Chat

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Sallie Mae Scholarship Chat

Did you miss the excellent Scholarships #CampusChat with Sallie Mae? No worries! Find the whole Q&A here.

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Scholarships – Free College Money

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Scholarships – Free College Money

Does free college money sound good to you? Try the Sallie Mae Scholarship Search.

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Trusted Eyes Find College Scholarship Mistakes

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Trusted Eyes Find College Scholarship Mistakes

Error-free college scholarship applications are a must, and trusted eyes will help you find college scholarship mistakes before you submit your applications.

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What is ZeeMee? Everything You Need to Know About The Admissions-Friendly Social Media

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What is ZeeMee? Everything You Need to Know About The Admissions-Friendly Social Media

ZeeMee is a college admissions specific social media tool, allowing a student to create a multimedia profile about themselves to be viewed by counselors. At this writing, over 220 colleges and universities and 15,000 high schools partner with ZeeMee, so there’s a good chance you or your student already is, or about to be, on the ZeeMee bandwagon. Find out more …

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