5 podcasts perfect for college-bound students

5 podcasts perfect for college-bound students

  As a college-bound student, it’s important to arm yourself with skills that really matter — social awareness, critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, monetary self-control and the drive to challenge conventional thinking. You probably already have a ton of things on your plate. So, instead of giving you another lengthy article or book to read […]

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Advice from MU Admissions on beginning your college journey

Advice from MU Admissions on beginning your college journey

  When you begin your first semester of college, it can feel like you’re entering a whole new world — and that can be both thrilling and intimidating, depending on your personality and expectations. But with the right guidance ahead of time, you’ll be ready to put your best foot forward in your academics, extracurriculars, […]

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4 things to know about the Common Application

4 things to know about the Common Application

  So you’ve made the decision to pursue a four-year degree after high school. You’ve done a fair amount of research on the colleges and universities that you’d like to apply to, visited a couple campuses and attended some information sessions. Before you know it, it’s college admissions season, and it’s time to start those […]

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5 ways to improve your SAT/ACT score the next time you take it

5 ways to improve your SAT/ACT score the next time you take it

  Have you taken the SAT or the ACT for the first time, but aren’t so happy with your score? If so, that’s totally fine and you aren’t alone. Many students don’t get the exact score they were aiming for after taking one of the standardized tests for college the first time, but then get […]

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7 common FAFSA mistakes to avoid

7 common FAFSA mistakes to avoid

  Navigating college financial aid applications can be overwhelming, and a lot of high school students assume that filling out the FAFSA will be stressful. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be daunting, especially if you’re going into it without any idea of what’s going on. Financing a college education has become more […]

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5 ways to avoid senioritis during your last year of high school

5 ways to avoid senioritis during your last year of high school

  You’ve almost made it. The end of your high school career is in sight, and you’ve got just one year left to prepare for all the ways you’re going to conquer that upcoming four-year college experience. But you’ve got one difficult (and maybe unexpected) challenge to overcome. You’ve probably heard of this challenge before […]

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6 tools to help you write your college application essays

6 tools to help you write your college application essays

  As your parents keep asking if you’ve finished your college applications yet, you may groan inwardly and try to procrastinate. But writing those application essays doesn’t have to be so torturous. Sometimes it’s only a matter of having the right tools to stimulate the writing genius inside of you. Here are seven of our favorite […]

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What just 5 hours at a campus visit day can do for your college future

What just 5 hours at a campus visit day can do for your college future

  With five hours at your disposal, you can accomplish a lot. You could finish reading an entire book, or you could watch one of your favorite films — along with the sequel! You could also spend that amount of time on a campus visit day at Marymount University and get ready for your college […]

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3 ways high school sophomores can start preparing for college this fall

3 ways high school sophomores can start preparing for college this fall

  It seems like society is putting more and more pressure on high school students to start thinking about college earlier and earlier. In many ways, entertaining thoughts about what you want to do post-high school, the kind of school you think you might best fit in at and the kind of field you might […]

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Why it’s okay to not know what your college major should be right away

With choosing a college major, it's okay to not know right away

  As an 18-year-old student, trying to figure out what you want to do for the next 40-50 years of your life can seem impossible — and frankly, it is! You’ve spent your entire life focused on studying and learning things that our education system requires that you must, and for good reason. You needed […]

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