Articles by Sarah Engel

Farewell, 2400: Big Changes Coming for SAT

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The SAT test has been completely revamped. Learn what this means for you.  Read More…

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In-State Tuition Isn’t Always a Bargain

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Before you decide to stay in-state or go out-of-state for college, make sure you are looking at the real numbers. Check out these tips to make an informed decision.  Read More…

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Diagnose Yourself: Involved Parent or Hovering Helicopter?

As a parent, you want to be involved in your child’s academics and career-planning. But how much is too much? Find out where you fall on the line between being supportive or being overbearing.  Read More…

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Involving Your Parents in the College Search: Four Ways They Can Help without Hovering

Your parents really do just want to help with the college search process, and they really can! But it’s also important that you take the lead–in fact colleges don’t like when they hear from just the parents instead of you! Read these tips on how you can involve your parents without them taking over.  Read More…

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Save Money on Out-of-State Schools with Tuition Reciprocity

Did you know in-state tuition, or discounted tuition, is often available to students that don’t technically live in those states? Learn about regional tuition reciprocity programs and you might be eligible to save thousands in tuition dollars.  Read More…

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We Don’t Want You: Tips for Coping with College Rejection

Most students don’t get into every college they apply to. Check out these tips on how to cope with rejection letters and stay positive during a very stressful time.  Read More…

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Beware of Zombie English Teachers and Their Brain-Eating Rules: Four False Rules of the English Language

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Some “rules” in the English language, if strictly adhered to, can actually make your writing awkward and difficult to understand. Review this list of grammar myths and make your personal essay and college papers shine!  Read More…

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Net Price Calculators Help Determine College Costs

Confused about how much college will really cost? Learn more about net price calculators and how they can help you form your financial plan for your education.  Read More…

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14 Classic College-Themed Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

Check out this list of classic college-themed movies!  Read More…

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Helicopter Parents: Bring Them Down to Earth

Your parents can be a great help during the college search and application process, but some can get a little too involved. Here are some tips for understanding their motives and setting some ground rules.  Read More…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Engel is a staff editor for CollegeView.com. Sarah writes extensively on the topic of undergraduate studies and the college search process.