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Tips for Succeeding in Your Online Courses

Tips for Succeeding in Your Online Courses

Here are some tips to help you stay on task and succeed in an online course.

Madison Sheldrake
Published May 19, 2016
Tips from a Scholarship Winner

Tips from a Scholarship Winner

Before financial aid, loans, and grants, scholarships are the best thing to help you pay for college fees because it's basically free money!

Christina Alfaro
Published September 30, 2014
Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

Kizzy shares ways that you can educate yourself for free. And who doesn't like free learning?

By Kizzy Preston
Published November 23, 2011
The Scoop on Study Abroad

The Scoop on Study Abroad

The world is your oyster - discover what's out there through studying abroad!

Laura Magerkurth
Published January 13, 2014
Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

You need to use this time to make memories with all of the people you’ve missed most over the past semester.

McKenzie Nevins
Published November 10, 2014
It's OK to Drop a Class

It's OK to Drop a Class

Part of growing up is realizing you're human.

Laura Magerkurth
Published March 27, 2013
My First 4 Weeks of College

My First 4 Weeks of College

Laura gives an honest account of the first few weeks of college.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published September 12, 2012
Scheduling for Success

Scheduling for Success

Although your biggest priority should be planning a well-balanced schedule that helps you work towards your goals, if possible, it is a great idea to plan your days around your personal biological clock.

Laura Magerkurth
Published December 26, 2014
Tips for Paying for College

Tips for Paying for College

Don’t wait until the last minute to frantically search for ways to pay for college!

Kara Nelson
Published March 25, 2014
Skip Skipping Classes

Skip Skipping Classes

Kristen warns against skipping classes. Find out why.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published January 25, 2012
Help! I Can't Stand My Professor

Help! I Can't Stand My Professor

How do you deal with them in a way that’s both respectful and still keeps you from losing your mind?

McKenzie Nevins
Published February 13, 2015
Getting The Most out of College Visits

Getting The Most out of College Visits

Photo: University of Washington campus.

By Ariana Pugh
Published October 17, 2012
Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Use social networks to get a good look at the school you're interested in.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published March 23, 2012
Why College?

Why College?

There are endless benefits to having a college degree.

Brandon Huffman
Published December 7, 2012
Examining the College Journey

Examining the College Journey

The freedom that you’ll have once you arrive on campus is unlike anything you’ve ever known, but there are some aspects of this liberty that may surprise you.

Laura Magerkurth
Published September 10, 2013
Making College Housing Decisions

Making College Housing Decisions

College housing decisions don't have to be complicated, as long as you know what you want and need.

Madison Sheldrake
Published February 23, 2016
Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely

Spending Your Graduation Money Wisely

What should you do with all that graduation money?

Kaitlyn Specht
Published April 28, 2015
You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

Student contributor, Alaina, shares her feelings of homesickness.

By Alaina Martini
Published September 30, 2011
Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College

Dealing with the Emotions of Leaving for College

Now that move-in day is around the corner, you may be experiencing some doubts about living on your own.

Jamie Vincent
Published August 26, 2014
Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

Making a careless mistake during the interview process can cost you everything, so preparation is key!

Kizzy Preston
Published November 11, 2013