Katelyn McAdam

A college student writing down assignment due dates in her monthly planner.
tips tools & advice

The 7 Best Planners for College Students

At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  If you are a student, your life is busy! It can sometimes be hard to keep track of where you’re supposed to be and when. A student planner can help keep your schedule organized. We know you …
Are you planning on enrolling in online m ed programs or mat programs?
online colleges

Online M.Ed./MAT Program Admissions: What You Need to Get In

There are numerous benefits to getting your Master’s in Education. Not only will your pedagogical knowledge expand, but you will also broaden your network of fellow teachers, become eligible for leadership roles, and receive a nice pay increase. As you’re considering applying to online M Ed programs or MAT programs, one of the first questions …
find the right college
student life

35 Things You Must Do After You Find the Right College

Being a freshman in college is an exciting time! Everything is new: your room, your friends, your classes and professors, the food you eat, and the amount of homework you receive. It’s very easy to get caught up in it all and forget what you’re actually there for. However, the opposite can also be said. …
3 students walking through University of Central Arkansas campus.
student life

11 Ways To Get Involved and Meet People As A Transfer Student

Deciding to transfer to a different school usually stems from one of two things: 1) some kind of bad experience or dissatisfaction with where you started, or 2) going from a community college to a 4-year college or university. Either way, being a transfer student is a big decision and a big change. I transferred …
We put together some tips on managing anxiety and depression in college.
tips tools & advice

Managing Anxiety and Depression in College

College can be a stressful time in the lives of many students. It can seem like things are constantly changing, and with so little consistency, it can sometimes feel like you don’t belong anywhere. Then, on top of that, there are high expectations coming at you from every direction. Your parents want you to do …
Here are some ways you can make friends in college
student life

7 Easiest Ways to Make Friends on Campus

Graduating from high school and moving away to college means you’re leaving home, but your childhood bedroom isn’t the only thing you’re leaving behind. In many cases, it also means that you’re saying goodbye to your friends and the high school you. College is a fresh start. Perhaps you’ve been waiting for this for a …
White envelopes, stamps, and a pen, with text overlayed that says "acceptance letter to move-in day: what happens in between?"
tips tools & advice

Acceptance Letter to Move-In Day: What Happens In Between?

The college application process can seem like it takes forever. Everyone hangs around to give you advice and ask questions. Relatives get nosy and tensions can mount between friends. There’s a steady build-up of pressure from the time senior starts until you’ve completed all your applications. After you’ve finished them all, you’re left to play …
There are a couple ways to choose your college roommate.
tips tools & advice

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a College Roommate

After applying to multiple colleges, waiting for response letters, and finally accepting admission to the school you’re going to attend in the fall, you thought all the tough choices were over. Unfortunately, the big decisions are just beginning–the rest of your life will be full of them. But there is good news–most of the decisions you’ll …
Students set up a party in LLCs
student life

Living Learning Communities (LLCs): What are they?

You’ve chosen the college, now it’s time to choose where to live. In my experience, choosing the right dorm or being paired with a good roommate can have just as great of an impact on your mood/happiness/level of satisfaction (if not greater) than the actual school you attend. When I was a freshman in college, …

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Join thousands of students and parents learning about finding the right college, admissions secrets, scholarships, financial aid, and more.