Tag: college transition

Why It's Important to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

CollegeXpress Student Writer

With the excitement of freshman year, some students neglect their mental health. Here are some ways to preserve your health and have a great year. read more

The Underappreciated Benefits of College Bridge Programs

Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Were you invited to join a college's bridge program? It may feel a little different than a normal acceptance, but there are several benefits that all lead to the same college degree in four years. Read on to learn more about "bridging" and if it may be the right path for you. read more

6 Things You'll Experience When You Leave a Small Town

CollegeXpress Student Writer

Heading to the big city for college is a huge transition. It can be especially tough coming from a small town. Here are some things you'll experience in the move. read more

Stuck on Choosing a College? Consider These 5 Things

CollegeXpress Student Writer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 1 is right around the corner. If you're still not sure where you want to go to college in the fall, check out these tips before taking the leap! read more

The Truth About Freshman Year of College

CollegeXpress Student Writer, Clemson University

Georgia was known as the girl who had her life together in high school. In college, she felt like it was a totally different story. Here's how she handled homesickness, switching majors, and other common first-year struggles. Spoiler: she loves college now! read more

5 Realities of College Life

Student, SUNY -- Cortland

Hate to tell you, but your college fantasy is going to be a little different from your college reality. But don't sweat it! You're still going to have loads of fun. Just be sure you know what to expect. read more

Dependence Detox: Preparing for Life on Your Own

High School Student

Moving from the comfort of home to the unknown world of life on a college campus might seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be, especially if you start prepping for it in advance. read more

Surviving the Switch from Homeschooling to College


A once-homeschooled student shares her steps for smoothing the transition to college. read more

Outbreak! The College Stress Epidemic


Though it's understandable and even expected that college students feel some stress as they navigate their college years, researchers are finding today's students are more stressed than ever before! This handy infographic explains the stats. read more

Intramurals for the High School Athlete

Graduate Student, Merrimack College

High school athletes may find sports no longer fit into their lives the same way once they arrive at college. Varsity isn't always an option, for various reasons, but intramural sports can help fill the gap. read more