Choose Your College Major Sooner Rather Than Later

Don’t get the wrong idea here. I’m not trying to rush you into anything. We are talking about a decision that could affect the rest of your life so don’t make a snap decision. I’m just advising you not to put off even thinking about this decision. My Story When I came to school I had an idea of what I wanted to do. I thought...

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Studying Abroad Can Be Right For Anyone

As I write this, I’m sitting at Gate A17 of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, ready to embark on a huge journey. I’ll be spending my semester in Rome. I hope by now you’ve realized that studying abroad somewhere amazing is a legitimate option for anyone entering college. I hope that you’re even considering it as a via...

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5 Tips On Preparing For Finals NOW

Finals are months away. Why should I worry about it now? Reflect on your past finals experience(s): Weren’t you freaking out constantly? If you have your mind on finals from the start of the semester, you can prevent that.  Read more... 1. Start that study guide now. Take notes in class. Take notes when you’re doing your homework...

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Take Advantage Of Sunday, Get Ahead On Homework

Most people use their Sundays for recovery after a long weekend of fun, relaxation, watching football and, if there’s time, cramming in some time for homework. Then, they spend their Monday through Thursday nights stressing about all the homework they have to do. The strategy is silly because Sundays are a free day during which all of your ho...

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Dress To Impress…What Guys Should Pack For College

A generic T-shirt and baseball cap might have worked at high school social events where you already knew everyone in attendance, but when you get to college, that just won’t cut it. Every year, as fraternity rush parties begin and new freshmen come looking for a good time, most fraternity members wonder how they’re going to get a qualit...

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5 Money Saving Strategies For College Freshmen

After a few weeks of free parties in the first semester, reality kicked in. You realized that, for the rest of your college career, you need to actually pay if you want to continue having the same amount of fun. So you probably continued to spend too much money on food, as you had been doing during those free-party weeks, while spending additional ...

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Grades Got You Down? Here’s 5 Ways To Raise Your GPA!

The first semester of college can be overwhelming. New friends, wild parties and tough classes can make buckling down difficult. So, your first-semester GPA might not be exactly what you wanted or what you were used to in high school. That doesn’t mean that every semester’s GPA has to be the same as this one’s. You can raise your ...

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I’ve Been Waitlisted For College, Now What?

I’ve been waitlisted for college, now what? As early-admission decisions roll in, some people will be elated to have received admission to their first-choice school, and others will be hurt because they have been rejected, waitlisted or deferred. To the rejected: move on. You can be just as happy at another school. To the waitlisted and defer...

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