College can be a stepping stone or the demise for students, so choosing the college that best fits each, is extremely important.
For the first time, young adults are going to experience true independence during the college years. Many have veered off the education path and onto a one way ticket to drop out central because they lost sight of the end game; to gain an education and earn a degree. Don’t be that student.
Surviving college, itself, is not difficult. Pick a major, map out a class schedule, go to class, complete (more…)
July 2nd, 2013
Just like learning to ride a bike happens with training, practice and determination, so does developing proper study skills. It takes training, practice and a strong will to build a steady routine that works for you. Let’s look at two key areas that lay the foundation for good study skills; time management and prioritizing.
Have you ever heard of the saying, “There aren’t enough hours in the day”? Sometimes it feels that way. Many students maintain very busy (more…)
May 13th, 2013
Starting college is one of the best things you can do to ensure your future success. However, the types of courses you choose will also influence your potential for finding success during your college years. In fact, the right courses are essential for being able to fulfill the requirements to earn your degree. When first registering for your courses, you may find it confusing to sort through the different types and levels of classes. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to make sure that you choose the right courses during your first college years.
First, you will need (more…)
March 25th, 2013
College is expensive. There’s no getting around that fact, and leaving school with too much debt and not enough job offers can seem like more trouble than it’s worth. So what’s a student to do? The answer lies in scholarships and grants. It may seem like a daunting task, but winning money to pay for college doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck.
First, don’t dismiss local scholarships. The awards may seem tiny, but the applicant pool is much smaller. Try applying even if you don’t quite meet all the criteria- if no one else turns (more…)
June 19th, 2012
Some people work out what they want to do with their lives by the time they are five. For the rest of us, choosing a college major can be a challenge. Some people spend two or three years in college trying to decide. The numerous choices out there can be overwhelming at best. Making a decision can take time, thought, and advice. Consider these three things.
1. What are you good at? There is no point in trying to be an art major if you have no talent for drawing.
2. What do you (more…)
September 26th, 2011
College textbooks can be costly; therefore, purchasing slightly-used books may be less painful. Many students will resell their textbooks to the college, which in turn sells them back to you at a discounted price. Check to see if your campus bookstore has used textbooks available, applicable to your needs.
Perhaps someone you know has taken the same college course you are going to take; they may be willing to sell you their textbook or know of someone who would. Also, current high school students may take College Prep courses. Find out if anyone in your school has taken the (more…)
September 24th, 2011
One of the most important things to consider after deciding on a college or university is housing. There are really two main options when considering housing: on-campus or off-campus? Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
Most universities will offer on-campus housing in the form of dorms or college apartments. Those students who choose to go through the Greek rushing system may also end up living in a fraternity or sorority house after their first semester. On-campus living provides the student close proximity to their classes, a constant and close connection to their new social environment and often (more…)
September 20th, 2011
You may be used to living at mom and dad’s and using their Satellite Star Internet and having your laundry done for you but your world is about to change! If you’re going off to college soon you’ve got to get the following for your dorm
A Laundry Bag: preferably monogrammed, if you can. It’s essential for carrying stuff up and down the stairs and you’ll want it if you ever want to haul a load to mom and dad’s to get some of your stuff done for (more…)
August 31st, 2011
Earning a medical degree is a dream for many people and choosing the right school is one of the first steps that a person can take to achieve that dream. It is important to note that getting into any medical school will be extremely difficult. Admissions officers are looking for the cream of the crop, so it is best to get into the habit of studying and making good grades early on. There are five universities in the United States that have been ranked as being one of the best medical schools. Those five universities are (more…)
June 19th, 2011
The decision to attend college can be a costly one. There are many sources to find money for college if you know where to look. College may be one of the best investments you make in your life, so make finding financial aid a priority.
The first step on obtaining money is to fill out an application for Federal Money. Even if you don’t think you will qualify for Federal money, it is always good to try. You can always accept or deny anything once it is (more…)
May 26th, 2011