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Category: College Preparation

Elise Gout

Useful Starting Tips When Packing for College

We’re about one month away from the first wave of “goodbyes.” And chances are, if you or one of your friends is headed to a college with a semester system, you’re beginning to find the packing process just a tiny bit daunting. It’s difficult to still enjoy a healthy immersion into your summer when attempting to figure out what you’ll need for dorm life. Hopefully this list of tips can give you a decent starting point.

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Nadira Berman

What to Consider When Creating Your First College Schedule

Creating your first college schedule can seem complicated and overwhelming. There are so many classes to choose from and on top of that, you have to successfully arrange them all so they fit perfectly into your week.

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Nadira Berman

The Summer After Senior Year: Being Thankful

Like many of you, I’m very excited to leave home and start college. But that’s not to say that there aren’t things that I’ll miss. There are many reasons why living at home is great. Take some time to be thankful while you still can. Here is some stuff you shouldn’t take for granted.

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Elise Gout

Your Post-High School Responsibilities

While we graduates bask in the beauty of our freedom, it’s easy to let slip everything that we’re still responsible for. Yes, we’re settled in on where we’re going to school. But what about those next steps? It’s never too early to begin preparing for your introduction to college life.

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Guest Author

5 Ways to Earn College Credit Before Stepping Foot on Campus

Useful tips for getting a head start on college and saving money on tuition. In May, a new report announced that the class of 2015 was the most indebted in U.S. history, with graduates leaving school with an average of $35,051 in debt. On a ten-year repayment plan, that amounts to a payment of $400 […]

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Nadira Berman

Four Ways to Save Money This Summer

As a high school student, it’s always great to have some extra cash. But if you’re a graduated senior starting college in the fall, saving money is critical. Here are four ways to do it.

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Nadira Berman

Four Things I Wish I Knew During College Application Season

I can’t even express how happy I am that college application season is completely and absolutely over. It was definitely the most stressful experience of my life. But although I may have felt a little lost and confused sometimes, I eventually figured stuff out. Here are the things I wish I knew sooner.

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Nadira Berman

5 Must-Watch College Movies

Before I head off to college next year, I’m going to get in the right mood by watching some entertaining, college-themed movies. Join me and check out my favorite picks below!   22 Jump Street If you liked 21 Jump Street, you’ll absolutely LOVE 22 Jump Street. Surprisingly, I think this sequel is actually better […]

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Nadira Berman

Four Ways to Prepare for College This Summer

Congrats seniors! It’s summer and you’re done with high school! You will now have a lot of extra free time. Do fun things, but try to also be productive. By the time the new school year begins, you’ll be organized and prepared.

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Kristin Fracchia

Free College Search Resources

Fortunate college applicants of the Internet age! You have so many resources at your fingertips to find the right school for you! Here are ten of our favorite free resources for an online college search.   College Scorecard: A user-friendly and engaging tool to search for schools from the U.S. government College Affordability and Transparency […]

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