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What's Your Major?

What’s your major? It’s one of the most popular questions asked at undergraduate events. All too often, freshmen feel that the answer somehow defines them. Why, I’m pre-med! Or pre-law! Or a business major, economics major, poli sci, music theory, or any of hundreds of possibilities.

Choosing an undergraduate major is important. However, it should be a choice that serves you, not one that limits you. The phrase “nothing is carved in stone” definitely applies here. You should not walk around campus feeling as if someone has stamped your forehead “Sheila Student, psychology major, now and forever.”

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College Advice From A High School Counselor

Courtesy of Here and Now at WBUR in Boston, Massachussetts.

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Self Knowledge Leads to College Success

Article contributed by: Gina Zappariello

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Common College Application Terms

Navigating the college application process can be daunting. With so many different schools, majors, and course tracks, it’s important to research your options and plan ahead. While each school is unique, there are some common terms you might come across.

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Questions to Ask During College Tours

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What Harvard Looks for in a Student

Harvard President, Drew Faust, talks to the Wall Street Journal's Deborah Kan about what Harvard is looking for in undergraduate applicants, especially as it applies to students in China and other Asian countries who are interested in coming to Harvard to study.

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Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

What the Best College Students Do

An article on Time.com, by , and based on the work of Ken Bain, provides a useful list of 8 traits that Mr. Bain's research found were common in highly successful college students

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Posted in College, Learning Styles, Educational Reference, College Admissions

Note to Parents: Overprotective Parenting Can Be Harmful

An February 22, 2013 article at Time.com cites a study published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, which found that young adults whose parents are overly involved in their lives are less able to independently solve their own problems.

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Tips for Parents to Help Teens De-Stress

An article in US News and World Report provides some useful tip for parents of stressed out students. Among the tips:

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