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College Dreams Blog

No matter who you are or how you’ve prepared for college, you’re bound to have a long list of questions. Our student ambassadors had college dreams just like you do and they worked hard to achieve them. Read their stories below and share your own with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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How to best prepare for college

Posted by Adam

Preparing for college can seem like a difficult process but the earlier you begin planning for college the easier it will be to go to college. I first began thinking about college in 9th grade and met with my school counselor to discuss what classes to take in order to meet college admissions requirements. I also went to my school’s College and Career Center to learn more about different colleges. My advice would be to start preparing early!


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Financial Aid – How I Afforded College

Posted by Matthew

I come from a low income, first-generation family. Grants, scholarships and loans (yes, loans) are how I was able to go to college. I lived on campus even though I knew that it would have been cheaper to live at home but I wanted the whole college experience and I didn’t want to let money stand in my way. Although I have received financial aid, I have also held 2 jobs while in school. It’s been hard to balance both work and school but it’s possible. Never let money stop you from going to college.


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Study Tips

Posted by Adam

It’s difficult to find time to study with all of the distractions that you have as a high school student but remember the grades you earn are a very important part of college admissions decisions. My advice would be for you to set a time apart each day for studying and to stick with it. I would also try to find a quiet place where you are not easily distracted with things such as the internet, videogames, and television. The sooner you finish studying the more time you’ll have to do fun things!


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