Katelyn McAdam


Katelyn is a Master’s student in School Counseling. She is currently in her final year of internship, working with high schoolers, and assisting them with their college searches. She brings a unique perspective on real-world college search questions and hopes to answer those questions for more students through College Raptor.

Mental Health Handbook for College Students

We're trying to increase mental health awareness. tips tools & advice
Mental health awareness efforts have become common on college and university campuses across the U.S. According to the American Psychological Association, more students are seeking treatment at college counseling centers than ever before. But why is this? Is it because of stress, increased availability of drugs and alcohol, or are we just talking about it …
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Online M.Ed./MAT Program Admissions: What You Need to Get In

Are you planning on enrolling in online m ed programs or mat programs? online colleges
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 …
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35 Things You Must Do After You Find the Right College

find the right college student life
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. …
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Managing Anxiety and Depression in College

We put together some tips on managing anxiety and depression in college. tips tools & advice
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 …
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7 Easiest Ways to Make Friends on Campus

Here are some ways you can make friends in college student life
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 …
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Acceptance Letter to Move-In Day: What Happens In Between?

White envelopes, stamps, and a pen, with text overlayed that says "acceptance letter to move-in day: what happens in between?" tips tools & advice
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 …
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a College Roommate

There are a couple ways to choose your college roommate. tips tools & advice
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 …
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Living Learning Communities (LLCs): What are they?

Students set up a party in LLCs student life
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, …
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