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Do You Need a College Matchmaker?

June 15, 2011 By: Julie Manhan Category: Choosing a College, College search tools No Comments →

If you’re like most students, the answer to that question is probably “yes”.  If you’re wondering why, it’s simple – finding the right college is not always as easy as you think.  Because there are so many factors you need to consider, having a little help can be a HUGE time-saver.  A college matchmaker can help you identify and focus in on the schools that will meet your needs – and your budget.

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How Colleges Find You

February 16, 2010 By: Category: Admissions insider, Choosing a College, College search tools 1 Comment →

Does this scenario sound familiar?  You get home from school and grab the mail out of the mailbox in front of your home to bring inside.  It’s the usual junk mail, catalog or two, bill for your Mom or Dad.  But then you notice something different.  Something addressed to you!

Let’s be honest.  You are probably only used to getting a card from Grandma on your birthday and maybe a cell phone bill (but you probably get that online).  Something addressed to you that isn’t one of those two things must demand your attention, right?

The next day you get home … and there are 2 things addressed to you.  The next day 5.  The day after 10.  What are these wonderful pieces of mail I am talking about?  Well if you are a high school junior or senior you know … I’m talking about the mounds and mounds of brochures from colleges that you are probably getting on a daily basis.

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College Search Sites: Web Surfers Beware

April 23, 2008 By: Category: Choosing a College, College search tools, Top Stories 4 Comments →

Have any of you tried to search for colleges by visiting a college search site? If so, you already know what I’m talking about, skip to the recommendations below. But if you’re still a search engine virgin, look before you leap. Here is what is happening…. (more…)

College Sites: To Trust Or Not To Trust

April 11, 2008 By: Category: College search tools No Comments →

Some people choose to follow in the footsteps of their parents and apply for the same university that their parents (or another relative) went to. Some students have known what university they have wanted to go to since they were in junior high. Most, however, spend time in their senior year of high school looking online at college websites – and when part-time jobs and extra curricular activities are involved, that free time is a precious commodity.

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How to Choose a College Search Website

January 29, 2008 By: Category: Best College Tips, Choosing a College, College search tools 1 Comment →

If you have come to this website, it’s most likely because you were searching for a college on the internet.  And if you haven’t figured this out already, there are a lot of crappy sites out there.  But don’t worry, there are actually some good ones too.  There are about a handful of online resources that provide an unbiased matching process. (more…)