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R.A.T.

While I hope no one followed my example, my actual college application process was hectic.  I had everything in order theoretically…great grades…pretty test scores…more extracurricular and community service hours than I could list…I was in tip-top shape—ready for...

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Video Blogging: Taking the leap to college

CSO's Executive Director Matt Rubinoff came to campus and we did some video blogging. Here I encourage you to think outside-the-box and venture away from home for college. Sorry about the rain and thunder background noise; it was not your typical sunny California...

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A Motivational Moment

There are no such things as big problems, only small people. If one doesn't let their problems overwhelm them, they'll make it through anything. I was always told that our problems are only as big as we make them, so when life knocks you on your butt, just get up. We...

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The Financial Aid Process

GET HELP!!! These are the first two words that come to mind when I think of the financial aid process. Completing the FAFSA form can be very difficult without the proper guidance. It is very important to get assistance while completing this form. My first suggestion...

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FAFSA– What a form!

As we all know the FAFSA is a very important form, and to be honest the thought of filling it out terrified me. I know it is silly to be intimidated by a form, but I was. This was my first true step to independence and I was so afraid to fill it out. As I waited to...

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Quest for College… Financial Deal or No Deal?

Hey Guys! I know I haven't posted in a while, but I've been on campus for the entire month of January. Williams has a winter study term during the month of January, where you take one course weekly for the entire month. Usually these courses are not as straining as...

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First Day of School and Wise Summer

I know I just posted a few days ago but I couldn't resist! It's the first day of school and it was pouring rain but it still went great! Watch the video to find out how it went and some tips on how to spend your...

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Video blogging with Seanna

Hey Everyone! I'm back at Pomona for my second semester. CSO's Executive Director Matt Rubinoff stopped by campus to visit and pulled out his Flip Video. Here I reflect on my experience so far at Pomona and offer some advice for current high school students on...

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