3 Lessons to Learn about Friendships in College

Re: 10 awkward friendships you probably have

A couple months ago, I read an article about friendships here that really resonated with me. Skeptically, I shared it around to see whether others felt the same, and discovered that a lot of the ideas hold true. Here are some important lessons to remember about friendships in college, related to the article:

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3 Steps to Help Refocus this Semester

Now that winter break is wrapping up, it’s time to refocus and get back into studying mode. As difficult as it may be, it needs to be done. Therefore, I thought I’d do my best to help you during your struggle. However, I must confess that this post is also mostly written with the purpose of preparing myself for the semester ahead and attempting to bring my motivation back after a winter break during which I forgot all about school.

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How to Best Utilize Your Fall Break

For those of you that don’t get a week off from school the week of Thanksgiving (hard to believe, but some don’t), keep on working hard. My prayers are with you.

For those of you that get a week off from school the week of Thanksgiving, as a fellow college student, I am so excited for you! I know how relieving it can be to finally be able to take your mind off of school for a short period of time.

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Cons of Taking a Gap Year

Whether you decide to take a gap year straight out of high school or before transferring to another college/university, I think that there are a numerous amount of pros to note when considering a gap year. Therefore, sometimes the cons can be overlooked because of how badly you’d like to take a gap year. Continue reading “Cons of Taking a Gap Year”

How to Afford Your Dream College

 

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You’ve gone through the whole transfer application process and have been accepted to the university of your dreams. Yet, one of the most difficult but common setbacks before even attending the school is the question of whether you and your family can afford your dream school, especially after the shock of seeing how much tuition costs or how little financial aid you received. If you have your mind set on a certain school, but cannot attend because of financial reasons, read on for tips on how to afford your dream college:

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4 Tips to a Great Start as a Transfer Student

A new semester has come upon us once again. As a transfer student, this can be a tough time. You may not know where you fit in, have many (if any at all) friends, be familiar with the school, etc. All of these reasons may even cause you to dislike a school and forget all of the great reasons why you chose to transfer to this great school.

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Rule of Thumb for Student Loans

According to Forbes, there is about $1 trillion of student debt in the United States. We all have a dream school that we would like to attend because we tell ourselves that it’s what is best for our major. However, sometimes the school doesn’t matter. You can create your own dream school in almost any school you attend. So why take out so many loans that will take you a lifetime to repay?

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3 Easy Ways to Find Housing

Oftentimes after transferring, unexpected problems come about that make the transition from your old institution to your new one difficult and frustrating. Among petitioning for credits (article coming soon!), navigating a new campus, and meeting with advisers to ensure you graduate in time, there are many reasons to not transfer.

One of these issues is housing. Sure, you were accepted into your dream school. But where will you live? Will you commute? For students that don’t live near the school they are transferring to, it can be even harder to find a place to live. Fortunately, there are several housing options to look into as a transfer:

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