Student Advice Blog

A Collection of Our Most Popular College Planning Advice Articles

Fiercest College Sports Rivalries

All across the country, from sports to academics, there are striking rivalries between universities. With competition that is typically built upon geography and history, check out a few of the most passionate rivalries in college sports: 1. University of Alabama vs. Auburn University University of Alabama and Auburn University are two of the largest public universities in Alabama. ... Fiercest College Sports Rivalries

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Conservatory vs. College

If you are interested in the arts, you may have to decide between college and conservatory. Here we will cover the ways conservatory differs from college arts programs. We will also talk about how you can make the choice for yourself.  How Does Conservatory Differ from College? First things first, what is conservatory? It’s a ... Conservatory vs. College

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College Orientation: What to Expect

College orientation: a summer event that soon-to-be college freshmen simultaneously dread and look forward to. Your college orientation will give you a feel of college life and allow you to meet other new students who are just as nervous as you are. Of course, orientation is different at every college and university, but here’s a ... College Orientation: What to Expect

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College Expectations vs. Reality

As you prep for college, you are probably forming ideas about your college experience. Whether you are gathering your information from movies, TV shows, or wild stories from your older cousins, we are here to dispel a few myths so that you can confidently enter your freshman year knowing what to expect. Roommates Expectation Many ... College Expectations vs. Reality

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Benefits of Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements, also known as transfer agreements, are formal partnerships between two or more colleges. They document a clear path from one program to another. In other words, these partnerships make it easier for you to transfer schools and know your credits will be accepted. Read on to explore the ways articulation agreements may help ... Benefits of Articulation Agreements

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Applying to College with a GED

There are plenty of reasons why people pursue a GED (General Education Diploma) in lieu of a high school diploma. Whether you’ve already earned your GED or you’re considering one, you may be wondering how the college admissions process will look for you. Read on to learn more! About the GED Test For those considering ... Applying to College with a GED

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8 College Superstitions

No matter if you believe in superstitions, going to college can come with some pretty bizarre traditions and rituals. Check out these college superstitions from campuses all over the country!

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7 Ways to Become a Skillful Scheduler

In a world with never ending Instagram feeds and Netflix documentaries, it’s no wonder creating an agenda can be so challenging. Forming a schedule will allow you to make the most of your time, prioritize your goals, and realistically achieve them! If time management isn’t your cup of tea, check out these tips to inventing ... 7 Ways to Become a Skillful Scheduler

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10 Note-Taking Tips

Note-taking is not an easy skill to learn. From taking notes during lectures to reviewing your textbook for a test, you may struggle to figure out which information is worth writing down. Here are some ways to make note-taking easier, more fun, and more effective. 1. Take notes during class This one may seem obvious, ... 10 Note-Taking Tips

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5 Reasons to Go Greek…And 5 Reasons Not To

You’ve probably heard a lot of mixed reviews about Greek life. While some people roll their eyes and groan at the thought of it, your cool older cousin says that it was “the best decision she ever made.” So what’s the deal? We will uncover the biggest pros and cons to Greek life so that ... 5 Reasons to Go Greek…And 5 Reasons Not To

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Rooming with Your Best Friend: Pro’s and Cons

It’s a dream come true. You and your best friend are not only attending the same college, but you are rooming together. You can see it now: coordinating dorm decorations and endless nights of laughter and mischief. What could possibly go wrong? Well, here are some pros and cons to consider before you commit to ... Rooming with Your Best Friend: Pro’s and Cons

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10 Ways to be Froomies (Friendly Roomies)

For most people, college is the first time you’ll have to share a living space with someone that isn’t family. Learning to live with others, to communicate, and share spaces is an important skill that will serve you well later in life. You’ve probably heard all kinds of stories about roommates: from tales of students ... 10 Ways to be Froomies (Friendly Roomies)

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10 Tips to Starting High School

Congrats, you’re officially transitioning into high school! We compiled a list of tips for starting high school to help you make the most of your experience. 1. Make a visit before school starts Be sure to attend your high school’s freshman orientation if offered. You will have the chance to check out school campus and ... 10 Tips to Starting High School

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Tips for Common App Essay Prompt #5

As you begin your college application process, you may decide to apply through the Common Application. The Common Application (also known as the “Common App”) is an advanced college application platform that allows you to apply to multiple colleges at once. The Common App has seven essay prompts for you to choose from. Here are ... Tips for Common App Essay Prompt #5

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10 Quirkiest College Mascots

There’s at least one unique characteristic to every college in the U.S. Some schools have interesting campuses and traditions. Several schools have similar or even the same mascots. There are a few schools whose mascots stand out! Based on our research, here are ten of the quirkiest college mascots in the country. 1. Troll Trinity ... 10 Quirkiest College Mascots

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10 Colleges With a Marine Biology Major

Do you want your college major to take you under the sea? Marine biology is the study of all types of sea creatures, ranging from large ocean animals to microscopic organisms. As a marine biologist, you will have the opportunity to shape our future when it comes to solving some of the world’s most complex ... 10 Colleges With a Marine Biology Major

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10 Colleges in the Mountains

Do you enjoy the peace and serenity that comes with being in the mountains? Are skiing, hiking, or mountain biking a few of your favorite activities? Do you want to become one with nature? If yes, you should look at colleges in the mountains! 1. University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah The University of Utah ... 10 Colleges in the Mountains

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10 Bizarre College Clubs

Joining clubs, organizations, and teams in college can be one of the best parts of your experience! It’s not only a great way to meet new friends with similar interests, but it also helps you discover new facets of yourself. We found some of the weirdest college clubs around for you to expand your horizons! ... 10 Bizarre College Clubs

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