Great Tips to Study the Subjects You Absolutely Hate

You really need to study for one of your classes, but you’re in agony and incredibly bored just thinking about it. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Students often want to study the subjects of their choice—their chosen major—but what about all of the additional classes? Those topics can seem unnecessary, but they are still important for …

4 Tips to Minimize the Odds of Dropping Out of College

The statistics on college dropouts are alarming—about 45% of students who enroll in college drop out without graduating. That’s a scary thought, especially when you consider the expenses they would have incurred towards for the terms completed. College tuition is expensive. For most students, the only way to afford a college education is by taking …

How To: Manage Your Workload at College

As you’ll soon find out, the workload at college and university is much heavier than what many people are used to. Each class will have tests, exams, and assignments due, and it’s up to you to stay on top of it all. Managing your time effectively is one of the best skills you can have …

Ideas For What To Include In Care Packages For Freshmen

For most college students, nothing beats the joy and excitement of receiving care packages from home. It shows them that their family back home is thinking of them and gives them the feeling of renewed support and encouragement. So what should you include in the care package for your freshman? These few ideas can help. …

How to Improve Your GPA in College

There comes a time when you have to put aside everything you have been doing and weigh your college grades. Some people find it difficult to improve on their current track record while other don’t need to because they have good results or low aspirations. But how can you improve the score you have before …

Advice for Incoming College Freshmen: Pay Attention!

This past May, I graduated college after four years of working hard, barely working, and everything in between. My younger brother is heading into his sophomore year of college, and several friends and family have kids heading away for the first time, ready to tackle their freshman year with gusto. I can’t help but put …

What Parents Should Do Once Their Student Leaves For College

Saying goodbye to your college-going child can be hard. The feeling of loss can be overpowering, blurring out the feeling of exciting and happiness for what lies ahead for your student. While each parent deals with their roller coaster of emotions differently, there are a few things you can do to help ease the intensity …

Freshman Move-In Day Tips, Tricks, and Advice

Freshman move-in day can be chaotic, overwhelming, and exciting all at once. The thought of living in a new environment, making new friends, having to familiarize yourself with new rules and schedules—all of this can be exciting. But it can be stressful as well. Not knowing what’s in store can raise our stress levels tremendously. …