Tag: freshmen

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

The Facts of Campus Life

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Contributing Editor

Try as hard as you might, problems are bound to occur, so you have to be prepared to deal with them as they arise. Campus life can be a blast, but there are a few common issues that most freshmen have to address. read more

Making the Move

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Contributing Editor

The move to college can be exciting and liberating. It can also be terrifying and confusing. You don't know what to bring, who you'll meet, or what to expect in those first few weeks. However, with the right preparation and a good attitude, you can survive your first steps into the collegiate world. read more

Guide Freshmen Through the Next Four Years

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Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

As a college counselor, you can play a pivotal role in keeping your students grounded and focused on their future early on. This post and next, I'll be discussing just a few of the many ways you can help your freshmen make the most of their vital but fleeting high school years. read more

Tackling the Transition From High School to College

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Associate Dean of Student Development, Texas Christian University

The shift from life at home to life at school can sometimes be tough to handle, but with the right attitude and determination, the next four years will be some of the best in your life! read more