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Fun Facts: Bryant University

Sep 18, 2018 4:57:00 PM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Today, we have some great info about Bryant University. Take a look below! 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: RISD

Sep 18, 2018 11:56:50 AM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), RI's major art institution. 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: Johnson & Wales University

Sep 17, 2018 10:53:06 AM

As part of College Kickoff week, we are taking some time to recognize several of Rhode Island's great institutions of higher education. Below, we have highlighted some fun facts provided by Johnson & Wales University. 

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Topics: College Planning

Announcing Kickoff to College Week

Sep 16, 2018 8:44:00 AM

The RISLA College Planning Center will be hosting events all week to promote college planning and financial aid awareness

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Topics: College Financial Aid, College Planning, News

Is a College Fair Worth Your Time?

Sep 4, 2018 9:31:00 AM

Students should be open-minded as they start their college searches and learn as much as possible about all types of colleges so they are making informed decisions about where to apply and what kind of schools are the best match for their personal goals. It's important for students to identify schools that are good matches both academically and financially. Colleges fairs are a great way to learn about a lot of campus cultures in a brief period of time, so they are definitely worth your time in the early stages of college planning.

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Topics: College Planning, Parents and College Planning

9th Annual College Fair at McCoy Stadium

Aug 28, 2018 10:24:00 AM

For years, the RISLA College Planning Center has teamed up with the Pawtucket Red Sox to host one of the largest college fairs in all of New England! This year will be the 9th year that the CPC, the Pawtucket Red Sox, B101, and Coast 93.3 have worked together to host this event for college bound students and their families!

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Topics: College Planning, Parents and College Planning

10 Best Things to Pack for College

Aug 6, 2018 3:33:00 PM

Not too long ago, I was getting ready to head off to college and I remember struggling with what to pack and what to leave behind. You may think that you're going to need all 4 seasons worth of clothing and those shoes that you only wear once a year. But the reality is, you never use everything that you bring to college with you! It's time to narrow down your packing list and only bring the necessities! I've come up with the 10 best things that I brought to college and that you should bring too.

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Topics: College Planning

College Planning Tips for August

Aug 1, 2018 10:42:00 AM

August is considered the "kick-off" month for applying to colleges because the Common Application is released the first of the month. Senior year is a busy time and it is extremely important that you stay organized so you can successfully navigate the college admissions process. This means it is time to get all your ducks in a row and come up with a solid plan for applying to colleges

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College Planning Tips for July

Jul 2, 2018 10:32:00 AM

Summertime is finally here and the beach is most definitely calling your name, but it doesn't mean that you should slack off when it comes to college planning. Sure, use this time to relax and spend time with family and friends. But also use your recess from school to get ahead with planning for college. There are some things you should continue to think about and do as  your senior year quickly approaches. Here's our short list to keep you on track this July! 

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College Planning: Amaze Admissions with an Exceptional Art Portfolio

Jun 14, 2018 11:06:00 AM

Are you wondering, "What the heck is a portfolio?" or "OMG! Here's another thing I have to add to my to-do list!"? Let me put your mind at ease: a portfolio is not necessary for every student. A portfolio is generally used for students planning to pursue the Fine Arts or Performing Arts field at the college level! If you fit into one of the two categories listed above, let's explore further on how a portfolio can actually compliment your college applications.

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Topics: College Planning