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Time Management Tips for College Students

Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 under Academics, On Campus, Starting College, Student Life

time management tips

Lectures, seminars, exams, academic writing, campus life—all this takes time and can often feel like a delicate balancing act. But with the right time management techniques you can succeed.

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Ways to Stay Calm When Writing Your First College Paper

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 under Academics, Starting College

student relaxing before writing her first college essay

College papers can be stressful, especially when you’re a freshman. Follow these tips to stay calm and focused.

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What to Get Rid of Before College

Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 under Moving, Starting College

row of garbage bins

Before embarking on your new adventure at college, make sure you take time to purge these unnecessary items from your life.

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Challenges You’ll Face While Studying Abroad

Posted on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 under International Students, Moving, Starting College, Student Life, Study Abroad

study abroad student challenges

Here are some of the most common issues faced by students abroad, and how to overcome them.

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What to Expect Your First Week of Classes

Posted on Monday, August 28th, 2017 under College Classes, Starting College

Purdue University Archway

Your first week of college classes is exciting, but things don’t always go as planned. Here are three common issues that you may encounter during your first week of classes … as well as easy ways to overcome these hurdles.

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Dealing with Stress at University or College

Posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 under Starting College, Student Life

student stressed about college life

Feeling stressed out at college? These techniques and resources will help you cope with social, workload and self-confidence issues.

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Easy & Effective Study Habits to Take to College

Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017 under Blog, High School, Starting College, Testing

stack of textbooks on stairs

As your last day of high school approaches, you’re likely thinking a lot about the challenges that will come with college. Though you can look forward to many exciting changes, one thing that will remain the same is the need to have good study habits if you want to get good grades.

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What to Leave Behind as You Pack for College

Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 under Starting College, Student Housing

packing for college

If you’re packing for college, chances are you don’t need a list of more things to put in your suitcase, you need less! After all, your dorm room is likely to be a lot small than your bedroom at home.

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Accepted? How to Choose the Right College

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 under Choosing a College, Starting College

deciding which college to attend

If you’re one of the many high school seniors who applied to several colleges and got accepted to most of them, then you have a difficult decision ahead of you: how to choose the college that’s right for you.

But first, congratulations! The daunting application process has paid off, and now you can relax – sort of.

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Get Familiar with Your College Town

Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, Starting College

college town

If you’re an international student studying in the US, getting to know your college town is likely on your mind. Instead of worrying about how little you know about the area you’re moving to, let these tips help you get familiar with it fast.

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Mistakes to Avoid as an International College Freshman

Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, Starting College

common international student mistakes

If you’re an international student about to begin your freshman year at a US college, you’ve probably already studied some do’s and don’ts when it comes to school in this country. But there may still be mistakes you aren’t aware of that many international students tend to make.

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The Differences Between High School Life and College Life

Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 under High School, Starting College, Student Life

college freshman adjusting to student life

If you’re planning to leave for college soon, you might be wondering what life after high school is like. Having some idea of the differences can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed once you arrive on campus.

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The Pros and Cons of Getting an Online Degree from a US College

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 under Academics, Applying to College, College Classes, International Students, Starting College

international student earning his US degree online

If you’re an international student interested in studying at a US college, you should think about earning an online degree. This option can take out the stress of traveling abroad while still enabling you to get a degree from a US school.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Your College Admission Interview

Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 under Applying to College, Starting College

college admission interview tips

The interview is a common part of the college admissions process. If you are nervous about it and want to make a good impression, it’s best to consider some habits to avoid during your upcoming college admissions interview.

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Incoming Freshman To-Do List

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 under Campus Correspondents, Starting College

freshman tips

Starting college for the first time is always a lot easier when you’ve begun preparing beforehand. Here are some tips for buying your books, finding your classes and more!

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