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How to Get into a Good College with a Low GPA

July 13, 2011 By: Category: Application tips, Get into College 1 Comment →

The world is full of smart people who weren’t high school stars. When the race to get into college starts, they find themselves behind other smart people who had higher GPAs. But the good news is, lots of colleges understand this and are willing to admit smart, motivated people with less-than-stellar grade point averages.

Here are a few ways to put that ho-hum GPA behind you . . .


Tips for Your Scholarship Application Essay

June 04, 2010 By: Julie Manhan Category: Application tips, Scholarships No Comments →

Because students spend a lot of time working on college application essays, it’s understandable why many choose to reuse those essays for scholarship applications.  However, since the majority of scholarships ask for an essay that addresses a very focused topic, using those recycled college essays – even if they are beautifully written – could actually cause you to lose a scholarship.  A thoughtful, well considered essay will get you much further.



Where to Look for College Scholarships

March 29, 2010 By: Category: Aid for College, Application tips, Finding a scholarship, Nontraditional scholarships, Scholarships 4 Comments →

You don’t have to be the eighth athletic wonder of the world or a clinically proven genius to get a college scholarship. You just have to be resourceful.

There are plenty of ways to get a college scholarship–the trick is just to actively seek them out. If you do the work to find the scholarship, you’ve done the hardest part. Here are some places to start your college scholarship search:


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