TIPS FOR MAKING FRIENDS IN COLLEGE

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Mariah

Welcome to Excel Test Prep’s Summer College Series!!! Written by Sonia Mahajan; Edited by Mariah Embry One of the most daunting things about going to college—especially if you’re going to school across the country—can be the prospect of making new friends. Luckily, making friends in college is actually quite fun and easy, and many people who meet in college become lifelong pals. Here are some tips for those of you who may still be a little apprehensive about making friends in college.   Utilize the class Facebook group Most colleges will create a class Facebook group… Continue Reading

Nervous? I would be too

Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 by Tarang

Recently on the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, Emily receives a letter from Danby University claiming that they want her as part of their swim team. (Keeping with the tradition of Liars the letter is actually a fake from the mysterious and malicious person named “A”). Nevertheless, a real college scout is willing to negotiate a scholarship with her, but Emily doesn’t mind looking at other schools too. Emily and her mother continue to do their research to prepare her for her application process, which includes looking at competitive swim teams. Emily’s best… Continue Reading

Too Frequently Asked Questions

Published Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Tarang

All of us have questions about everything. Some of us question why Fox has decided to have X Factor and American Idol in back to back seasons. Others might wonder whether summer shows like Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf will last another season. Some want to know where is the best place to watch some July 4th fireworks. Still others question (more seriously) why nature seems to have suddenly turned against us– what with fires in Texas and floods in North Dakota. Life is never easy, and questioning is part of the process of… Continue Reading

College Bound Books

Published Monday, June 13, 2011 by Tarang

Most people would rather watch The Hangover Part 2 than be caught reading during summer. Summer is a time for blockbuster movies and water parks, but some of you might want to catch up on light reading. While your teacher might define “light reading” as a quick catch-up on Jane Austen, your time before college might be well-spent reading fun books on college advice. Get tips and the truth on the college experience. Learn what to expect and what to watch out for. 1. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into… Continue Reading

Private Colleges of California Part 3

Published Friday, June 3, 2011 by Tarang

You would think after part 2 that we would have exhausted the colleges in the golden state, but your options still remain afloat. California seems to churn out as many college students as corporate America seems to outsource. This state’s large amount of opportunities, though, give California grads the upper edge. A college degree is the biggest asset in today’s job market. And so we continue with the colleges in California that can provide you with a quality education. 1. University of San Diego– San Diego, CA Admissions Data (2010): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 51%… Continue Reading


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