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 Things To Do While Waiting for a Decision

Although it’s been almost two years since I’ve transferred, I remember the feeling of waiting for a transfer admission decision. Since you’ve sent in your essays and information, all you can do is wait. It’s difficult, especially because you just want to hear back. Here are three things you can do while waiting for a decision:

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I Regret Transferring to Temple University

Warning: This post is not meant to bash Temple University in any way. If I’m being completely honest, it simply isn’t the best fit for me personally.

You’re probably thinking “Woah, that’s a hefty title!” Well, transferring from a small two-year college to a ridiculously large university with 38,000 times the students was quite a hefty change!

“Then why make such a hefty change?” you may ask. One word: finances.

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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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Top 3 Schools to Transfer to in California

With the deadlines for most transfer applications nearing, you might be wondering if you should transfer, regardless of whether you are from a community college or 4-year university. Alena has written an article highlighting 3 schools to consider as a transfer student. I’d like to talk about 3 more schools, and give a little love to some schools on the West Coast, specifically in California.

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4 Ways to Be Less Lonely as a Transfer Student

Many times, the hardest part for transfer students is when loneliness strikes – splitting from friends and having to make new friends is no easy feat. Today, I want to provide some less silly ways to meet people besides walking up to them and asking “Do you want to be friends?”

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How to Dominate Your Class Schedule

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One of the most important steps that happens before you even begin classes at your new school is signing up for them! This is something to be aware of especially if you enter the lull between getting your acceptance notification, squaring away your housing situation, and transferring credits. Below, I will walk you through the process of picking classes:

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All But Three

It was all pretty exciting. Two years had gone by at community college and I was ready to transfer to a university in Chicago. I had planned for this since leaving high school. Go to community college, save a boatload of money, and then transfer out to a university after two years. It’s the same route a lot of other students take all over the country. Community college is really becoming a more and more popular option. Continue reading “All But Three”

5 Ways to Research a University

After I transferred, I talked to friends who expressed interest in transferring as well. The main reason holding them back, however, was that they didn’t know where to find information about transferring beyond the school’s website. This is especially true when transferring from a 4-year college, as it happens less frequently. There’s simply less information about the process on the web.

However, by doing a little digging about the university, you can learn a lot about how they view prospective transfers, their transfer rates, and how transfers are doing at their school. Here are five ways to research a college or university:

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