About

Kali Slaymaker
Kali is the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator at College Raptor. Her interest in higher education sparked while volunteering as an undergraduate, where she interacted with prospective and new college students on campus.

Packing & Design Tips for Your Dorm

Moving into your dorm room is an exciting day. It marks a new beginning which promises independence. It can also bring stress, which no one likes. These tips aim to make unpacking, moving in, and designing your dorm a breeze! Make a checklist! This is one of the most important tasks you can do when packing for …

Tips to Stay Healthy in College

Most college students are young and relatively healthy. However, the all you can eat cafeterias and large pizza specials can ruin even the fittest body. Take advantage of the easy things you can do to stay healthier in college! Let’s start with the obvious. Go to the gym One of the most important ways to …

Colleges with No Application Fee

Thinking about college brings many emotions. You love to fantasize about how your experience will be and where you will end up. Applying to college isn’t a walk in the park, there is the application itself, essays, and then–the fee! You may not even attend this school yet you owe them money? That seems a …

Why You Should Start Saving for College ASAP

Calculating how to pay for college is stressful. It can lead to many emotional conversations and decisions between parents and students. Knowing you can’t go to your dream school because you can’t afford it can be heartbreaking, but if you set up a savings plan early enough, you can save yourself from this situation. If …

How Do You Create a Study Schedule?

Depending on your high school rigor and schedule, you may be a bit culture shocked when it comes to college studying. College classes are naturally more difficult than high school. That shouldn’t scare you, it should make sense. As each year progresses, you have more knowledge and are ready for more challenging courses. You spent …

11 Things to do Between Classes

As a college student, you have a lot of freedom over your schedule. You have a long list of classes that you can add to make a customized schedule. Perfect, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out how you want it. It would be really nice to have a block of classes each day starting …

Where Top College Football Coaches Went to School

The school year is just around the corner. The fall season brings fresh school materials, cooler weather, bonfires, pumpkin everything, marching bands, and football. Football is an important aspect to many college cultures around the culture. It boosts school pride and engages students in experiencing camaraderie with their classmates. Many people anticipate the start of …

Letter to Students About College Move In Day

Dear Students, Wow! The day is here, and it probably feels surreal. The planning, applications, and search is done. You have arrived at your dorm. It’s most likely better and worse than you imagined at the same time. It may be not as nice as your room at home, yet seems so much more awesome! …

A Letter to Parents about College Move In Day

Dear Parents, Take a deep breath. The day has come, college move in day. It is a big moment in your child’s life, but also yours. Your student is excited about freedom, friends, and less class time than high school (okay other important academic interests as well). You’re nervous. You won’t be around to help …

Side Gigs to Help You Pay for College

College is expensive. You have to pay for tuition, housing, meals, activities, and so much more. To cover costs, you’re probably going to need a job. Sometimes having a part-time job schedule isn’t practical with your schedule. Perhaps you have an insane amount of credits this semester and you aren’t sure when your study group …