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What to Wear For a College Interview

Ah, you’re planning for your college interview—a pivotal event that can shape the trajectory of your academic and professional career. Whether you’re a high school senior who’s eager to impress your dream school or a transfer student looking to make a positive impression, what you wear to your college interview can impact how you’re perceived.  …
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Colleges in Georgia

The Peach State has plenty to offer students. Whether you already live in Georgia or you’re thinking you might like to attend a college there from out of state, this southeastern state has plenty to offer students and residents. From top colleges to amusement parks, here are some things you need to know about Georgia. …
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College Care Package 101

Sending a college care package is a nice way to support your loved ones during their busy college days—especially if they’re still adjusting to being on their own. But what do you include in care packages for college students? We’ve collected some college care package ideas and packing tips to help you brighten any college …
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10 Unique Winter Campus Activities

Winter on campus is often associated with chilly weather and cozy study sessions, but why not spice things up with unique winter activities that go beyond the ordinary? As the temperatures drop, many campuses transform into winter wonderlands, offering a range of distinctive and enjoyable activities to make the most of the season. In this …
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Trimester vs Semester: What’s the Difference?

‘Trimester’ vs ‘semester’ are terms that describe different teaching or curricular periods in an academic year. The semester system divides the academic calendar into two terms of 15 weeks each. The trimester system divides the academic calendar into three terms and the length varies by institution. Neither one is universally better than the other – …
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7 Important Skills for Postsecondary Success

Important Postsecondary Skills: Self-Motivation Organizational Skills Open Mindedness Collaboration Social Skills Soft Skills Knowing How to Set Boundaries You worked hard to be successful in high school. You made good grades, submitted college applications to your list of dream schools, got accepted, and are preparing for your first semester… but how do you know you’re …