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College Rankings Aren't Everything

The importance of college rankings, like those from US News & World Report, is not always as great as you might think. In the end, what matters most is what college or university is right for you. Find out more about the importance of college rankings here.

12th Grade: College Planning Timeline

Senior year is often an extremely busy time, but it's important that you stay on track with the college admissions process. This article can help you focus on college without losing track of where you are and what you need to do to graduate.

12th Grade: Help Your Child Prepare for College

Once your child reaches senior year, the college search kicks up a notch and will sometimes feel like a full-time job. Find out more about college prep in the 12th grade with this article.

10th Grade: College Planning Timeline

During the 10th grade, you’ll want to stay on track with your high school classes and activities and begin to narrow down the plan for your future.

10th Grade: Help Your Child Prepare for College

The classes your child takes in grade 10 will determine the courses they qualify to take in grades 11 and 12. Find out what you need to know about college prep in the 10th grade in this article.

9th Grade: College Planning Timeline

If you're a 9th grader and you're thinking about college, you're way ahead of the game, but that's a good thing! Check out this timeline to know what you could be doing, even now, to help yourself out later on in your college search.

9th Grade: Help Your Child Prepare for College

Parents, you may think it's early to start thinking about college when your child is just in 9th grade, but it's not! Check here to see some information on how you could be planning for college even now.

11th Grade: College Planning Timeline

Eleventh grade is a key year in the college planning process, with standardized test taking, narrowing your college list, and investigating financial aid. Find out more about college prep in your junior year of high school with this article.

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