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Fraudulent scholarship opportunities threaten college applicants

By Michael Aling
November 5, 2012
Filed under College Admissions, Features

By Michael Aling | Staff Writer  November 5, 2012 As college-related activities begin to pick up again at the high schools, it's important to bear in mind that not everything is as it seems. Applicants, beware: there are people out there who want your money, and aren't afraid to pull the woo... Read more »

Guest Opinion: Changing demographics among college students

October 14, 2012
Filed under College Admissions, Features, Guest Opinion, Opinion

By Rachel Higgins |Guest Opinion September 14, 2012 [A note from the editor: Rachel Higgins writes for an online education website that is focused on providing information to current and prospective students looking to take some classes online. In her article, she discusses a topic familiar to many read... Read more »

College night comes to DP

By Bethany Laskin
October 8, 2012
Filed under College Admissions, News

By Bethany Laskin | Staff Writer October 8, 2012 Dos Pueblos High will be hosting their annual College Night on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elings Performing Arts Center. There will be representatives from the University of California, California State schools, Santa Barbara C... Read more »

City College becoming more and more attractive to DP seniors

City College becoming more and more attractive to DP seniors

January 5, 2012
Filed under College Admissions, Features

By Kelvin Noronha | Staff Writer | January 5, 2012 Like many Dos Pueblos seniors, soaring tuition costs at public and private universities have given senior Julian Hall a good reason to take a closer look at Santa Barbara City College. And like more and more DP students, Hall likes what he sees. ... Read more »

Kelvin’s college confusion counseling (say that three times fast)

November 22, 2011
Filed under College Admissions

By Kelvin Noronha | Staff Writer | November 22, 2011 As seniors start to put their college applications together (often frantically), they may find themselves annoyed and confused by the myriad requirements and demanding deadlines set by the universities of their choice. Senior Mark Beers, who is one of ... Read more »

Seniors, choose your college wisely

Seniors, choose your college wisely

November 7, 2011
Filed under College Admissions, Guest Opinion, Opinion

By Todd Borden | Guest Opinion | November 7, 2011 Ah, November. Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, the best weather of the year in Santa Barbara. But November is the cruelest month for seniors because it brings college applications. I have two daughters, ages 9 and 7 and we already talk about where they are going to college. Well, ... Read more »

Charger Account interview: Counselor Melisa Perez

Charger Account interview: Counselor Melisa Perez

October 17, 2011
Filed under College Admissions, Features

By Kelvin Noronha | Staff | October 14, 2011 To help students assuage any fears they might have about college acceptance, the Charger Account interviewed Dos Pueblos counselor Melisa Perez to clear up  possible doubts. In our interview, Perez discusses myths about admissions and a foolproof way to go about extracurriculars, whi... Read more »

Naviance aims to streamline college admission process

Naviance aims to streamline college admission process

September 21, 2011
Filed under College Admissions, News

By Tori Garza| Staff Writer | September 21, 2011 Naviance. Unless you are a senior getting ready to apply to college, chances are that you only have a vague notion of what Naviance is. And the chances that you are using it are pretty slim. But it shouldn’t be a secret as Naviance can do something huge for every Dos Pueblos student—help prepare them for college. “Naviance is a helpful web-based ... Read more »

10 Questions with UCSB Associate Director of Admissions Lisa Przekop

10 Questions with UCSB Associate Director of Admissions Lisa Przekop

September 19, 2011
Filed under 10 Questions with..., College Admissions, Features

By Kelvin Noronha | Staff | September 19, 2011 With college application deadlines looming fast, all seniors could do with a little helpful advice. What better source of information than someone who reads hundreds of applications a year? The Charger Account spoke with expert admissions officer Lisa Przekop who is the Associate Direct... Read more »

Hit the road to see what college is really like

Hit the road to see what college is really like

September 12, 2011
Filed under College Admissions, Opinion

By Kelvin Noronha | Staff | September 11, 2011 Although it’s difficult to find time what with homework and extracurriculars (and a life), try taking a trip to your top 5-10 colleges when classes are in session. I visited eight universities over the summer, and found that an actual walk-around reve... Read more »

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