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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
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
A Few Minor Problems

A Few Minor Problems

Raheem shares his experience as a 17-year-old in his freshman year of college.

By Raheem Smith
Published March 5, 2012
All About Essays

All About Essays

Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is a topic out there for everyone!

Maya Moritz
Published January 22, 2014
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
My Scholarship Search

My Scholarship Search

Someone always wins - why can't it be you?

Paige Sheffield
Published October 24, 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
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
Examining the FAFSA

Examining the FAFSA

FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Alison Graham
Published January 4, 2013
You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

Education is key when dealing with student loan debt. The more you know the better you will be able to handle your repayment obligations.

Kizzy Preston
Published September 13, 2013
5 Questions to Ask Current College Students

5 Questions to Ask Current College Students

Find out what it's really like to attend each school by asking current students these questions.

McKenzie Nevins
Published March 29, 2016
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
Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions

Small Details Help Make Big College Decisions

If you look at your college decision as a puzzle to solve, your decision is all in the details of the pieces when trying to complete the big picture.

Jamie Vincent
Published February 26, 2014
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
Second Semester Motivational Tips

Second Semester Motivational Tips

How on earth can we keep ourselves motivated when the end seems so close and yet so far?

McKenzie Nevins
Published December 12, 2014
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
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
Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

Everyone's different, but that doesn't mean that you can't learn from others.

Lahela Maxwell
Published January 15, 2013
Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Scholarships are like the lottery: you can't win if you don't play.

Samantha Starkey
Published August 25, 2014
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