Tag: freshmen

College Survival Guide Giveaway!

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Getting ready for your first semester? To help you prepare for this crazy-fun road ahead and tackle your freshman year head on, we give you the CollegeXpress College Survival Guide Giveaway! read more

Top Gifts for College-Bound Students

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Looking for the perfect gift for your college-bound child? Here are some ideas to get you started! read more

Freshman Year Survival Tips: The Ultimate Collection of College Advice

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Tons--TONS--of tips and advice on how to survive and thrive during freshman year of college. For students, from students. read more

What to Pack for College: The Essential List

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The Ultimate College Packing Checklist! read more

How to Prepare for Your First Summer After Freshman Year of College

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Student, Elmhurst College

Whether you're excited about summer break or anxious (or both), here's how to make the most of it. read more

7 Pro Tips for Surviving Freshman Year of College

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Student, Elmhurst College

You can't help being an untested newbie during freshman year. But it doesn't mean you need to take being a rookie lying down. Follow these tips from an upperclassman who's been there, done that. read more

Should You Be Thinking About College in Middle School?

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Vice President of Programs, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Short answer: yes. Here's why. read more

5 Freshman Dorm Mistakes to Avoid

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Blogger, Student, Central Michigan University

Planning on living on campus freshman year? Striking out on your own can be incredibly liberating--and challenging. Avoid these common mistakes and get the most out of life on campus. read more

Research on Risky Behaviors by First-Semester College Students

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Research from Susquehanna University and SADD suggests that dialogue between parents and their first-year college students may be more important than ever. read more

Finding Fun on Campus

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Contributing Editor

They tell you to join activities as soon as you arrive on campus to make friends and meet new people. But with hundreds of clubs to choose from, where should you look first? read more