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Get a Jumpstart on College in High School


Ever heard of concurrent enrollment? These days, it’s very common for high school students to enroll in college classes and earn both high school and college credit. The good news for parents is that research shows that students who do so are more likely to attend college and earn slightly higher GPAs as college students.

International Student Prepares for Masters Degree


Alberto Lopez Dayer’s life got turned upside down when he was a student majoring in aeronautical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Spain. His senior year, he met his future wife, who was teaching in a bilingual elementary school in Madrid through the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain program. Alberto had a year left of school and …

8 Reasons to Take Summer Classes


The warmer weather is a reminder that summer is just around the corner! With summer comes lots of opportunities to embrace all that Colorado has to offer—outdoor adventures, trips to the mountains, concerts, and plenty of sunshine. But have you ever thought about taking a summer class or two as an option? Registration for summer

How to Prepare for a Research Assignment


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This week in April is often a time when college students across the country are working on writing and research projects. If you’re working on a research project, the College

Associate Degree: What’s the Point?


What good is an associate degree? Plenty. Here are my five top reasons to get that associate degree: The bottom line: money The résumé line: accomplishment The employment line: credible, certified, job-ready skills The transfer line: Can you say “junior?” The life line: Nobody can take it away from you 1. The bottom line: money

6 Ways to Study Smarter – Not Harder


When I was in high school, my dad was always telling me to “work smarter, not harder.” I rolled my eyes at this advice at the time, but now I see the wisdom in his words. If you’re going to spend two hours on a Thursday night studying for your history exam, doesn’t it make

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