Author Archives: Megan Kenslea

This Week in College News: Shooting at Virginia Tech

By Megan Kenslea Staff Every week StudentAdvisor compiles the top stories in college news. Here are some of the biggest stories that made the headlines this week:  State universities defend illegal immigrant rights to attend schools Officials at the University of Georgia voted overwhelmingly this week to oppose a state policy that bans undocumented students from attending state universities. […]

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College Admissions Statistics 2011: An Inside Look [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Megan Kenslea Staff StudentAdvisor has put together a handy infographic to show some of the most interesting college application data we’ve seen recently. We have everything you’re looking for – from admissions statistics to wait lists to application rates. Some of the information we found was surprising, while other data followed recent trends. […]

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StudentAdvisor’s Top Cyber Monday Deals

By Megan Kenslea Staff It’s Cyber Monday today, which means that most likely your inbox has been inundated with emails about online deals galore. Here at StudentAdvisor, we love a good discount as much as the next person. Whether you’re splurging on something you normally wouldn’t buy, or just stocking up on basics, Cyber […]

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Review Your College on StudentAdvisor & Be Entered to Win a $50 Amazon or iTunes Gift Card!

By Megan Kenslea Staff Did you know you could win a $50 Amazon or iTunes gift card just for reviewing your college? Review your college on StudentAdvisor by December 31st, 2011 for your chance to win! StudentAdvisor will be awarding two $50 gift cards every week until the end of the year – so tell your […]

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How to Survive Your First Thanksgiving Break Home From College

By Megan Kenslea Staff My freshman year of college I couldn’t wait to go home for Thanksgiving. I had kept in touch with most of my friends with constant video chats, Facebook messages, but I hadn’t seen most of them since August. I had big vacation plans – dinner dates with my best friends, […]

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Scholarship Saturday: GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

By Megan Kenslea Staff Twenty students have the chance to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program this year. Established to honor “the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President,” college-bound students with strong leadership may be eligible to win. The scholarship is renewable, and students may receive up to […]


College Admissions: Applying to College in the Digital Age [PODCAST]

By Megan Kenslea Staff Technology has transformed parts of the college application process, and  for first-time applicants and their parents, the digital transformation has been daunting. Applying to college today is much different than it was ten years ago – social media, internet, and other digital resources have transformed parts of the process. Earlier this week, […]

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Win $250 for College Application Fees from Kaplan Test Prep & StudentAdvisor

By Megan Kenslea Staff It’s that time of year again, when frenzied students can be found scrambling to turn in college applications across the country. But while most students are worried about crossing their t’s and dotting their i’s, many forget that, in addition to being stressful, college applications can be costly. 1 in […]

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Scholarship Saturdays: College Blogging Scholarship

By Megan Kenslea Staff Want to blog your way to $1000? Your Local Security is offering a blogging scholarship to the best blog post that tackles the following prompt: “As the nation approaches its 57th Presidential Election, we’re asking the future leaders of this country, students, to define the single most important political issue […]

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2011’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes for College Students

By Megan Kenslea Staff Every year, I try to come up with creative costume ideas, but every October 31, without fail, I can be found dusting off my cat ears, throwing on a black dress, and drawing on some whiskers. Most costumes aren’t quite as boring as mine, but I do typically see the […]

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The Most Offensive College Halloween Costumes

By Megan Kenslea Staff Halloween is a great time to test the boundaries of acceptable attire. Want to walk around sans pants like Lady Gaga for a day? Perfectly fine. Perhaps smear yourself with fake blood and Cheerios to dress as a “Cereal Killer”? Totally acceptable. [Learn How to Get Your Helicopter Parents to Hover […]

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