To celebrate Women’s Achievement Month, we would like to recognize the Seven Sisters Colleges: Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College and Wellesley College. These historical women’s colleges (Vassar College is now co-ed and Radcliffe College merged with Harvard College) opened between 1837 and 1889, and have some pretty amazing alumnae. When considering where you may attend college, don’t rule out the same-sex campuses. Just consider some of the women of achievement who have received degrees from these all-women colleges.
Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. This successful entrepreneur is a graduate of Barnard College, class of 1964, with a double major in History and Architectural History. Martha runs a successful business that includes books, magazines, television and retail product lines. Forbes estimates her net worth at $970 million. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s no secret that many college students are finding it difficult to finish a degree in just four years. Sometimes students are primarily to blame in requiring extra time to graduate: they miss, drop or fail too many classes; they decide to take a semester off; or they decide, rather late in the game, to change majors or pursue different degrees. In some cases, however, the time it takes for students to earn their degrees increases primarily because of the colleges themselves. How many times have we heard about a student who tried to get into a required class only to find out the class is enrolled beyond capacity and will not be available until a later date? And, even worse, what about the student who learns a required class isn’t being offered at all, and it’s the final class he needs to take in order to graduate? Both instances can set graduation back a semester, a year or even longer.
Many times, students who take a long time to graduate end up paying more for their degrees than originally anticipated, and sometimes they are even required to pay additional ”per credit hour” fees if they go beyond the expected graduation timeline. But things may be changing in the student’s favor. Read the rest of this entry »
At WiseChoice, we are constantly developing new and helpful tools for students and educators. Our goal is to provide very accurate information, and to make searching for colleges and scholarships as simple as possible. So let us introduce you to our newest tools, recently unveiled by our innovative development team. We’re proud to offer three new widgets, one for WiseChoice.com and two for our sister site, ScholarshipExperts.com. Teachers, counselors, students or anyone with a website can choose and customize a widget with our Widget Wizard, grab the code and paste it into their site. Best of all, these new widgets are all available for free – there is no cost to place these time-saving tools on your site! Read the rest of this entry »
So, we’re one month in to the new year, and we decided it was time to talk about some of the latest and greatest goings-on here at WiseChoice. In the past few months, we’ve made several changes and additions to the site that we want to share with you.
For starters, we launched the WiseChoice for Professionals Educator Resource Center, where teachers, guidance counselors, independent educational consultants and other professionals can go to access a variety of free resources on a number of different topics. Download helpful college planning and financial aid handouts, review programs featured in the Scholarship Spotlight and check out the highlighted College of the Day and Career Corner listings. Read the rest of this entry »
As you well know—or are about to find out—trying to figure out which colleges suit your personality and academic and extra-curricular interests is not easy. With thousands of colleges and universities to choose from and only enough time to visit a handful or two, it can be a little like searching for a ring in the sand on the beach in the pitch dark.
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Sign up and check out some of our useful features: Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever had your name in the newspaper for something? Maybe you’ve had your name posted at school for being on the honor roll, or for your community service efforts, or for being on the winning soccer team? If you have, then you understand what a great feeling it is to be acknowledged for the good work that you do. That’s how I felt the other day when one of my friends called to say she’d seen this article on WiseChoice! There’s nothing like a public shout out for your team!
“Are you going to the game?” “Does this look good?” “What did you think of that test?”
Have you ever stopped to think how often you ask your friends for their opinions? I ask my friends for their insight all of the time, from do they think Serena and Nate will get together, to suggestions on how I should tell my mom something. I value the advice of my friends (and even my parents) because not only do they get me, but chances are they’ve encountered a similar experience themselves and can share what they’ve learned. Read the rest of this entry »