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America’s Best Football Colleges

When it comes to college, football is one of the most played sport between American colleges. Following are the best football colleges of America.

  • Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  • University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
  • Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Texas A & M University (College Station, TX)
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
  • University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
  • Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
  • University of Texas (Austin, TX)
  • University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
  • Mississippi State University(Starkville, MS)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
  • University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)


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2:1 UK degree and Grading Structure of British Universities

What does a 2:1 UK degree mean

When you get 2:1 UK degree it means you have got second class honours degree with upper division. It is also represented by 2ii or II-1. You can get it when you have weighted average of typically 60% to 69%.

Grading Structure of British Universities

Normally grading system in most UK universities or colleges for bachelors degree honours on weighted average where more weight has been increased from zero in first year to most in last year results looked like this.

You will be awarded First-class honours represented by 1st, 1 or I if your weighted average is higher than 70%.

You will be awarded Second-class honours, upper division which can be represented by 2:1, 2i or II-1 if your weighted average is equal to or in between 60% – 69%.

You will be awarded Second-class honours, lower division which can be represented by 2:2, 2ii or II-2 if your weighted average is equal to or in between 50% – 59%.

You will be awarded Third-class honours which can be represented by 3rd, 3 or III if your weighted average is equal to or in between 40% – 49%.

Everything below 40% weighted average is considered Fail in most British universities.

Most common grade secured by students is second class honours upper division or less which accumulates total of around 70% passing students. Only 30% students make it to first class honours by getting more than 70% weighted average.

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Unlock Computer Frozen by Everest University Online

Most of our users ask questions about their laptops getting frozen given by Everest University online in loan to own program. So we have decided to share some tips and possible causes and solutions to this problem.

How To Know If Your Computer Is Locked By Everest University Online

It is very easy to find out if you are encountering real hardware problem or it is officially blocked by university itself. Locked computer display white screen as soon as boot up with a message

This computer has been locked by Everest online university contact us immediately

You can see your cursor and can move it but it will not work. Your keyboard will also be dysfunctional.

Possible Causes and Solutions

One of the most common problem that causes frozen computer by Everest online is unpaid tuition fees. Most of the time your loan provider is showing you full payment of tuition fees but actually it has not been paid fully. What you can do is contact them and ask for the reason. If this is the case than ask for the proof from your loan provider and send them to university. If you are not settling your fees after graduation by will, than there is no solution to this problem. You should clear your dues or return the laptop you have given in loan to own program.

Hope it helps. If you are looking for more info, you can contact them on official website of Everet University

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Online Colleges and Refund Checks – Ultimate Guide 2020

Some people would go to online schools, traditional universities or colleges, so the refund check to know?

What are refund checks?

It is a remaining amount by subtracting actual cost of university program from the total amount paid to university from different sources like student loan, scholarship, cash payment, any other financial aid.

How To Calculate Amount Of Refund Check

Lets say your total tuition fees for undergraduate program is $20000. You have already paid $18000 and got a scholarship of $5000 in last semester, than refund check will be calculated as follow

Total Amount Paid             $23000 ($18000 + $5000)
Less: Total Cost                   $20000
Refund Check                      $3000

What Universities or School Offer Refund Checks

Almost every university like kaplan, ashford, strayer, uc denver online etc offer refund checks to their students until and unless specified in their terms and services that refund will not be provided to students.

When Do College Refund Checks Come Out

Refund checks normally distributed after the completion of program. Most of the time it will appear like magic either in your bank account or delivered to your residence via post.

Additional Resources For Online Colleges That Offer Student Refund Checks

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Online Colleges and Free Laptops – Ultimate Student Guide 2020

Online Colleges That Offer Free Laptops

There are many colleges and universities available with online program that provide laptops to their students. Some of them have a return policy of returning back laptop after completion of graduation or course while others don’t.

Please find the list below for online universities and online colleges that provide free laptop to their students.

  1. Bethel University (Google Chromebook)
  2. CollegeAmerica
  3. Seton Hill University
  4. St. John’s University (choice of 3 laptops)
  5. Stevens-Henager College
  6. Centenary College
  7. ICDC College
  8. Rochester College
  9. Widener University (Engineering Students)
  10. Southern Nazarene University
  11. Chatham University
  12. Northwest Missouri State University (With Return Policy)
  13. Wake Forest University (with Return Policy)

Online Colleges That Offer Free Tablets

It is also came to our knowledge that with emerging trend in technology, Some institutes provide tablets (mostly iPad) to their students.

Following are the universities and colleges that provide free tablets

  1. Illinois Institute of Technology
  2. Long Island University (iPad Mini)
  3. Seton Hill University
  4. Regis College
  5. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Online Colleges That Offer Aid in Buying Laptop

There are also some educational institutes that provide laptops at discounted rates to their students.

Following are the colleges and universities provide discounts on laptops

  1. Azusa Pacific
  2. Drexel University
  3. Full Sail University
  4. Liberty University Online
  5. Purdue University
  6. Southern New Hampshire University
  7. Villanova University
  8. West Liberty University

Best Laptop For College Students 2019

According to LaptopMag Following are the best laptop for college students according to their majors or subjects with starting prices

  • For all subjects and majors – Lenovo ThinkPad 13 starting from $509.25
  • For Science students – Dell XPS 13 starting from $799
  • For Computer Science Student – Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Starting from $809.10
  • For Business Students – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Starting from $1142.10
  • For Film and Animation Students – Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Display starting from $1999
  • For Medical Students – Microsoft SurfaceBook Starting from 1289
  • For Engineering and Architect Students -  Dell Precision 5510 Workstation Starting from $1399
  • For Art and Design Students – Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display (2015) Starting from $1399
  • For Law Students – Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Starting from $878
  • For Gaming Students – Alienware 13 with OLED Display Starting from $899.99

Best Laptop For Online College Student

By far best laptop for online college student is Toshiba Chromebook 2 which is affordable enough by just starting price of $269. The best quality of this laptop beside price is long battery time of 8hrs and crisp audio quality which help make listening to lectures more pleasurable experience for online college student.

Things to Consider Before Buying or Applying for New Laptop

Students must consider following 10 things before applying or buying a new laptop

  • Size – Do consider screen size larger than 11 inch or else choose a tablet instead.
  • Weight – Make sure it is maximum 1.5 kg otherwise carrying will be difficult.
  • Screen Quality – Do not go fol too glossy screen other wise it will start hurting your eyes after sometime and make sure resolution match the HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) otherwise you will not be able to run HD videos.
  • Keyboard – Make sure numeric keypad is involved otherwise it will become nightmare for accounting or finance student.
  • CPU – Go for minimum core i3
  • RAM – At least 4GB for speedy operations.
  • Storage – No less than 500GB
  • Battery Life – Should be long enough to satisfy your need.
  • USB 3.0
  • Quality – Do not compromise quality over price otherwise it will effect your move ability due to fear of breaking laptop.

Top Laptop Buying Mistakes

Students should avoid these mistakes when applying or buying new laptop.

  • Buying the cheapest available model
  • Paying too much
  • Forgetting the purpose of laptop
  • Ignoring ports and compatibility
  • Becoming obsessed with one specification
  • Not trying before buying

Bottom Line

If you have not find your college or university in the above mentioned lists, you can contact your college help desk and find out if there is any laptop or technology support program available or not. If you have information about other institute that provide free laptop to their students, feel free to post it in comment below.


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