Wednesday, April 3, 2013



      What's the difference? 

  • The ACT includes a science reasoning test; the SAT does not.
  • The ACT math section includes trigonometry.
  • The SAT tests vocabulary much more than the ACT.
  • The SAT is not entirely multiple choice.
  • The SAT has a guessing penalty; the ACT does not.
  • The ACT tests English grammar; the SAT does not.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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                About College Applications

You have searched for colleges, and prepared for college, now you have to apply!

The Common Application serves students and institutions by providing a college application form (online and in print) that students may submit to over 400 schools, representing a full range of higher education institutions. Once you complete your college search and have your list of colleges ready, check to see if these colleges work with the Common Application. Note that even if a school uses the common application they may also require additional application materials, such as an additional essay topic of their choice, so read the application rules carefully. Once you have identified what the application requires, make a list compiled of the elements you will need to get for each application and their deadlines. Most schools will require 2-3 letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, your highest test score (ACT or SAT) and 1-3 original admissions essays.

Filling Out College Applications

Most schools will allow you to apply online which saves you having to worry about loose sheets of paper, white-out and messy handwriting! Online college applications will generally let you fill them out at your own pace, and come back as often as you like until they are complete, and for security your data is encrypted and your private account can be accessed by you.

If your school still accepts, or you choose to fill out a paper application, be especially wary of mailing before the deadline, and remember to print carefully and neatly.

>> Learn more about College Applications and how to complete them.

How to Apply to College

Successfully Apply To College in Three Steps

While applying to college may 

seem easy, getting in can be 


When you apply for college, you will have to be honest with yourself and do a bit of research to find the right fit. This section is about how to apply to college, and the three steps to take when applying to colleges for the best chances at getting into the best college for you.

Here are the three steps:

Step 1: Making A List Of Colleges To Apply To

With over 6000 colleges in the United States, the first step in applying to college is to do some research and make a college list. This process will be different for everyone. Some students have schools in mind, some know the state they want to live in, and others have no clue where to start.

Step 2: Splitting The List Into Target, Reach and Safety Schools

You will need to take your list, and now decide which are your top picks, which are attainable for you academically, which are affordable for you only with aid (don't discount a school because of price, but if this is a factor have a backup plan), and refine your broad list into a group of schools that gives you the best chance for success. Talk to an admissions counselor at your high school if you have questions about this. Counselors will usually have experience in what schools are a good fit for students with your academic record, test scores and extracurricular activities, and what type of aid your situation may provide. 

Step 3: Completing and Sending Applications to Colleges

Once your list is complete you are ready to apply to college by completing and sending in applications!Remember, the list you create in Step 1, and refine into to include target, safety and reach colleges in Step 2, needs to be ready by December your senior year if you are applying at the regular deadline, or October senior year if you plan to apply early decision or early action. Regular applications are due early January, and early action / decision are due early November, you will need a month (or more) to prepare your applications before sending them.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Never Give Up !


                 Survival Tips For College (:

Don't be afraid of the professor. Before entering into the classroom, students are many times so overwhelmed by this reputation that they convince themselves that they can't possibly score an "A." Despite the stereotypes, most professors are "been there, done that" types. They have all bombed classes, experimented with life and its various detractors, and been in exactly the same position you're in now. Talk to them. Get their advice about whether it's wise for you to drop or not. Hang in there. Listen to them 

Believe in yourself. Most of life's successes depend on confidence. In college, you can underline that. If you think you can-you will. If you think you can't-you won't. The best way to develop self-confidence is to think of the many things you've accomplished in the past that you might have had doubts about when you first began.Believe in yourself. 

Check your assumptions. Sometimes you think, "What's the use? I'm already flunking." Maybe, maybe not. Get to the professor as soon as possible and ask how well you're doing. You may be shocked to find out that you're doing about the same as others in the class even though you think you're about to be shot at dawn. Don't assume anything. 

Benchmark with other students. Benchmarking is what corporations do all the time to tell how they're doing. They look at the other companies' products and services and compare their own. Sometimes they find that they're better, other times they find they're worse. In either case, it helps to know where you are. Do that with fellow students. You'll often find that you're doing better than you think. 

Quitters never win, and winners never quit. Hanging in there is one of life's great lessons. There are a lot of ventures that you'll begin in your life and will want to quit early on, thinking, "I'll never get through this one." Learn to face that self-doubt bogeyman now because he will not go away.

Choosing A Major In College (:


            Making a Major Decision ... get it? (x

Here are 5 ways to pick the right college major!

1. Wait until college (:

2. But don't wait too long (x

3. Curiosity won't kill you ^.^

4. Make sure it's your passion <3

5. Be aware of the exceptions to these rules 

For more info about why you should follow these rules go to

College Life: 10 Ways to Reduce Stress

1) Get enough sleep.   
It may be tempting to hit the hay at 4 a.m. and then attend an 8 a.m. class, but shortchanging yourself on rest can increase your stress level. Plus, insufficient sleep can put you at risk for serious illnesses, such as diabetes, obesity, and depression.

2)  Eat well. A steady diet of pizza and vending-machine fare can decrease energy levels in the body, leading to a lower threshold for stress. Follow a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

3) Exercise. When you’re stressed, moving around may be the last thing you feel like doing. But as little as 20 minutes a day of physical activity can reduce stress levels.

4) Avoid unnatural energy boosters. Artificial stimulants like caffeine pills or prescription meds may help you stay awake for that all-night study session, but putting off your body’s need to sleep will ultimately result in an energy crash, resulting again in a greater susceptibility to stress.

5) Get emotional support. Adjusting to college can be difficult, and venting your frustrations to a trusted friend can go a long way in fighting stress.

6) Don’t give up your passions. Your schedule may be filled with lectures and study groups, but try to find at least a couple of hours each week to pursue a hobby or other activity that you enjoy. (:

7) Try not to overload yourself.  Between classes, extracurricular groups, and maybe even a job, it’s easy for students to take on more than they can handle. 

8) Avoid relaxing with alcohol. Having three or four beers to unwind after a hard day of studying may seem perfectly logical, but any unresolved stress that you have will just come flooding back after your buzz subsides. Plus, if you overindulge, you may have to deal with unpleasant side effects, like nausea and hangovers, later on. If you find yourself drinking regularly before noon, become anxious at the prospect of not drinking, or become unable to “just have one,” you may be developing alcohol dependence.

9) Breathe. When you feel stressed, deep-breathing exercises can help melt away the tension. Try this exercise: Inhale slowly through your nose, hold the breath for a few seconds, then exhale through your mouth, and repeat as needed. This helps prevent the short, shallow breaths that often accompany feelings of tension.

10) Get a massage. Stress often causes your muscles to become tight and knotted, and a professional massage therapist can help to loosen them, providing stress relief. ^.^

For more information visit  (:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Top 5 Colleges That You Might Be Interested In

1) Stanford University

2) UC – Berkeley


4) The University of Southern California, Los Angeles

5) California Institute of Technology

Which College Do You Want To Go To?

There's many colleges but which one do you think would be the right one for you?
Whether you visit colleges  or ask close ones which college you'll fit in to. Its not all
about getting into the BEST colleges.

Here a website  To Find Your Best Fit In College

Easy Ways To Help You Through College - Zinch

Easy Ways To Help You Through College - Zinch 

Zinch is a web site that attempts to help colleges and students to connect.
On this site, students can create a profile similar to a college application. These profiles can be browsed by colleges that they are interested in so that some may form a connection with the user. Colleges also have the ability to search through these profiles in order to contact interested students.

I've been a member for about two years its easy and fast Zinch gives you really great college 
information that you might be interested in. Also there is several Scholarships that Zinch lets 
you apply to. 
Here the link to get started(: