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Our Best Advice for Dealing With Stress as a Student

Being a student is stressful no matter who you are. Need help getting through it all? Take a look at all our best advice on stress management right here.

Stress comes for us all one way or another—but the important thing is to not let it overcome and overwhelm us. Some stress is healthy and can be motivating, but too much can be detrimental to your academic life and mental health. To help you manage feelings of stress and anxiety as a student, we’ve compiled our best advice on everything from college and application stress to dealing with grad school pressure to managing your mental health in general and everything in between. Get started de-stressing and refocusing your mind now! 

College search and application stress

High school stress

Undergraduate college stress

Graduate school stress

Academic and test anxiety

  • College Stress Solutions for Academic Anxiety: Are you feeling overwhelmed about adjusting to campus, classes, homework, or just college life in general? Well, take a deep breath. Here’s some advice for you.
  • 5 Ways to Manage Your Stress During Finals: During finals season, everyone is stressed. Check out these five tips to maintain your sanity and keep up your grades at the end of the semester.
  • The 3 R's of Overcoming Test Anxiety: Preparing for high-stakes exams such as the SAT or ACT can be stressful, but with a few simple steps, you can transform your stress into a useful motivator. This advice can be used for any test you find yourself facing, not just standardized!
  • Top 3 Smart Tips for Stress-Free Test Prep: Stressed about your tests? That's normal for everyone. Here are three key tips you should be following while preparing for your upcoming exam.

COVID-related anxiety

General mental health and wellness

We've compiled our top content for all kinds of topics related to the college search and higher education, like the best advice for transferring or finding and applying for scholarships. Check it out using the tag "our best advice"!

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