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The Stages of College Essay Writing

The Stages of College Essay Writing

The college essay occurs in three stages: topic-storming, actual writing, and the dreaded editing period.

Maya Moritz
Published September 10, 2013
Freshman Year Reflections

Freshman Year Reflections

The first year of college is actually a “year of firsts.”

Alison Graham
Published April 8, 2014
Examining the FAFSA

Examining the FAFSA

FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Alison Graham
Published January 4, 2013
Roommate Etiquette

Roommate Etiquette

Kristen shares her freshman year roommate experience.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published February 22, 2012
Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Sometimes, students discover that rooming with a stranger is better than they ever expected. Suddenly, you're like two peas in a pod!

Laura Magerkurth
Published February 7, 2014
Balancing College and Family

Balancing College and Family

Student contributor, Kristen, shares her experience of merging her new life with her old.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published September 28, 2011
Calming College Nerves

Calming College Nerves

You've already made it this far - things are going to be just fine!

Alison Graham
Published December 10, 2013
Social Tips for the Introvert

Social Tips for the Introvert

The thought of going to campus events on your own is a little intimidating, but you’ll probably run into at least one friendly face from class while you’re there.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 7, 2013
Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College

Safety First: Tips for Staying Safe at College

Check out Kizzy's tips for staying safe on campus.

By Kizzy Preston
Published January 10, 2012
Have You Selected the Right Major?

Have You Selected the Right Major?

Kizzy shares how to balance your passion with practicality.

By Kizzy Preston
Published February 14, 2012
How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

How NOT To Take A College Road Trip

Kyiara shares her tips for a successful road trip.

By Kyiara Griffin
Published April 5, 2012
Freshman Year Feelings

Freshman Year Feelings

Alaina shares her first year college fears and excitement.

By Alaina Martini
Published August 19, 2011
The Meaning Behind Community Service

The Meaning Behind Community Service

Community service offers so many wonderful life experiences and lessons, not to mention, will look great on your college applications.

Alison Graham
Published December 3, 2012
What to Know Before You Borrow

What to Know Before You Borrow

Take advice from Kizzy on what to know before you borrow student loans.

By Kizzy Preston
Published August 18, 2011
3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college for many students.

Jamie Vincent
Published January 7, 2014
Skip Skipping Classes

Skip Skipping Classes

Kristen warns against skipping classes. Find out why.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published January 25, 2012
Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals

Keeping in Touch with Family—You’ll Miss the Home-Cooked Meals

Ann realizes the value college adds to family.

By Ann Mallick
Published April 5, 2012
What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

In college, every day brings something different, and that is the best part about it!

Alison Graham
Published February 12, 2014
Finding Out Where You Belong

Finding Out Where You Belong

College visits are, by far, the best way to decide where you belong.

Brandon Huffman
Published August 26, 2013
Federal Funding 101

Federal Funding 101

Do you know your federal funding inside and out?

Lahela Maxwell
Published November 19, 2012