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Common Freshman Year Regrets and How to Avoid Them

There are a lot of things to plan for when you’re heading into your freshman year of college. Yet everyone makes mistakes. There are common freshman year regrets though! Here’s how you can avoid them: Picking 8am Classes If They’re Not a Morning Person While you may be ready and anxious to attend your classes, …
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17 Supplies to Enhance Your Study Sessions

At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  Whether you’re in high school or college, when it comes to school you’ll have to study for your classes. To craft the perfect study session, it helps to have the proper materials to keep you focused …
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College Freshman Move In Day FAQs

If you’re moving into your college dorm, you may have a few questions prior to the move in date. Here are just a few of the most frequently asked questions. When Do I Move In? College students’ move in date depends entirely on their specific school. Your college should have it listed on their website …
Prepare for your freshman year with these tips
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 13 Ways to Prepare for Your Freshman Year of College

You’ve finished high school, and now you’re getting ready for that next big adventure—college. Of course, college is going to have its challenges. At times it will be stressful—but, it will also be rewarding and fun. The key is to be prepared, both in and out of the classroom. Follow these 13 tips to prepare …
Follow these three packing tips for when you're moving to your dorm room
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3 Unique and Helpful College Packing Tips

You may know by now: packing too much when you’re heading to your freshman year of college is super easy. However, not all planning and packing skills are going to be known to you right away, especially if you’re the first person in your family who is going to college. Here are three unique and …
Your college academic advisor is there to help you
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How Your College Academic Advisor Can Help You

Many students do not take the time to stop by to see their academic advisor, even when they need advice on choosing coursework or they just need something as simple as homework help on an assignment. This is unfortunate, as academic advisors are there to help students! Your college academic advisor, much like your high …
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44 More Life Skills to Learn Before College

In a previous post we talked about life skills to know before heading off to college, but there are plenty more that aren’t taught in schools or at home regularly anymore! If you don’t know how to do any of the tasks listed below, now is the time to ask or look it up. You …
There are a few things you should not pack for college
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What NOT To Pack For College

As you’re making your packing list of what to bring to college this year, you’ll probably write down quite a few items that you end up not wanting to bring or you shouldn’t be taking to the dorm at all. Here are a few things you should definitely not pack for college: Prohibited Items Your …