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High School Applying to College

Majors. Dorms. Roommates. Campuses. Internships. Scholarships. College will probably be one of the most exciting times of your life, but when you’re in high school, choosing the college that’s right for you (and getting in!) can be beyond nerve-wracking. How do college experiences vary between different types of schools? How can you score scholarships, and where can you find them? How can you make the most of these next four years? Her Campus has teamed up with McDonald's to answer all of your burning questions in a FREE, three-hour webcast featuring undergraduates from 10 different campuses...
Now that senior year is underway, only one thing stands between you and your totally awesome collegiette years: college applications. Sure, they may seem scary (Writing about yourself? Easier said than done.), but at the end of the day, the college essay is the best way to show your top schools what you’re all about, so the key is to be unique. Check out the easiest ways to avoid the seven worst college app clichés. With these tips in mind, you’ll be in the clear and decorating your dream dorm in no time! 1. Starting your essay with a famous quote Let’s pretend for a second that you really...
Between your common application, your list of prospective colleges and the number of schools you get accepted to, no two college application processes are alike. Though there is no typical way to handle this phase—you may be having mental breakdowns during fifth period while your BFF is as cool as a cucumber—there are some types of college applicants you’re bound to encounter. Whether you go to a huge public school or a prestigious, private academy, these 10 people are bound to be in your senior class. 1. The Crier We’re going to be blunt: applying to college is very stressful. Between...