College

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What About an Online Class for Your College Student?

There is a good chance that at some point in your student’s college career he will have the opportunity to take an online class.  The question is, should he?   There are many appeals to online classes – especially convenience.  Students can complete their entire class without having to go to a classroom or sit through a lecture, and very often, students can complete the work at their own pace and at whatever time of the day or night is convenient.
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What’s in a Name? The Labels Our Students Wear

Name-calling, labeling, is almost always based on a generalization and stereotype and we need to value and respect people as individuals, so name-calling is probably best avoided.  However, some of the labels that are given to people may have a grain of truth in them.  While we don’t necessarily want to totally accept and believe them, or perpetuate them, holding the mirror up and questioning them may be helpful.
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College Credit Without Taking a Course?

Did you know that it is possible for students to get college credit for what they already know by taking a CLEP exam?
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Launching Your New College Student’s Year

One of the first rites of passage for many new college students may be attending college convocation. What is college convocation?
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Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Of course your student needs textbooks in college . . . maybe. Textbooks are expensive. The cost of producing most textbooks is high and the costs are passed along to the students.
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A Bigger Tax Break on Tuition for College

Who wants more tax breaks? Everybody.Who deserves a greater tax break on the cost of college tuition? All current and future college parents and that means you, the members of College Parents of America.One of our greatest priorities in the coming months will be to push in Congress the dual notion of greater tax deductibility for the cost of college, and universal eligibility for taking advantage of those deductions.
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How to Develop Good Spending Habits in College

Balancing fun and finances is never easy, especially in college. During these memorable years, students should balance their education and social lives.So, what exactly is the best way to ensure you’re setting yourself up for a healthy financial future during and after school? For the most success in developing great spending habits and making intelligent […]
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Preparing For Freshman Year at College

Have you just graduated from high school? Have you received an acceptance letter from a college or university? Have you already committed or are you considering committing to a school? We have a list of things you should get started on over the summer in order to be fully prepared for your upcoming year as […]
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“My Young Adult is F.I.N.E.”

How we can ask more specific questions to ensure that our young adults aren’t struggling in silence and be honest about what they’re experiencing in higher education. When asking “How are you?” to your young adult, have you ever wondered if there’s something more behind the curtains of their “I’m fine” answer?  I wish I […]
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The Top 3 Most Powerful Consequences of Immersive Learning: How We Can Re-Route Our Students’ Professional Pathways

By Anna Fitzgibbon Are we doing it backward? It’s interesting- we expect our students to choose majors, professional pathways and career fields before they take a full inventory of what exists, what they love and how they could find their place within an existing model. If we want our students to potentially change industries, create […]