The High School Plan: Commit to Graduate
Jan27

The High School Plan: Commit to Graduate

January 26, 2012Z. Kelly Queijo "Where do I want my student to be four years from now?" Those were the first words I heard as I entered the packed high school auditorium where orientation for rising 9th graders was being held. I stood along the sidelines listening as the principal continued with his address encouraging the restless 8th graders and their parents to "make a plan." The next words he spoke were golden:...

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Top Take Aways from BecomeAlum on CampusChat
Jun03

Top Take Aways from BecomeAlum on CampusChat

Christina McIntyre, BecomeAlum founder, shared her college advising insights on #CampusChat, June 2, 2010. The main topic was academic planning and covered everything from deciding on a major to graduation rates to paying for college. It was a fascinating discussion with terrific input from all who participated. Here are some of the top take-aways from Christina: Look up grad rates on collegeresults.org then ask schools how they are...

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Top 10 Questions for the Undecided Major
Mar10

Top 10 Questions for the Undecided Major

Applying undecided is fine, provided the college in question has a good program for helping new students explore available majors. Deciding where to apply is just one of the important decision points on the path to college. Deciding which major to choose is another, and with many schools offering anywhere from 40 – 70 majors, the number of choices alone can be overwhelming. The good news is that it’s usually OK to enter...

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BecomeAlum Founder on Planning Your College Career

If you're a junior or senior in high school, you're probably more concerned with getting into college rather than getting out of college. The questions you ask during your college visit are most likely focused on admissions application requirements and deadlines rather than graduation rates and what it takes to complete a degree in a four years. However, once you do get in, understanding what's involved in meeting the...

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