popular topics in college life

  • School and Learning
    Preparing for College
    College Life Quiz
    Do you know the difference between the Big Ten and the Freshman Fifteen? ...
  • School and Learning
    Life After College
    The Boomerang Effect
    The Boomerang Effect Get this one. You have gone through the angst of physical separation, maybe even the joys of a wedding, and then found your daughter at your doorstep, bags in hand. If this describes you and your daughter, we have a name fo...
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    College Life
    Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
    Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, Valentine's Day, finals time, or just because, learn what to send to brighten her day. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    Teens and Money
    Talking About Money with Your College-Bound Child
    Talking About Money with Your College-Bound Child It is the summer after high school graduation and you are trying to mentally prepare yourself for the changes that are ahead. You have to get in some last mothering fixes before your baby leaves...
  • School and Learning
    College Life
    College Fears: How to Help Your Teen
    College Fears: How to Help Your Teen Applying to college can set off a lot of emotional alarms for your teen. The reality of growing up and probably going away to school is daunting to some; others worry about measuring up. Here are some speci...
  • School and Learning
    Life After College
    Getting Started After College
    Getting Started After College Remember when you were in school? Sure, there was a lot to do, but looking back, it probably seems that life was a breeze. Sure, you had tests and term papers to do, but chances are that you're facing way more respo...
  • School and Learning
    College Life
    College Student in Love with Professor
    No college instructor should ever engage a student in this blatant sexual and manipulative manner. ...
  • School and Learning
    College Coursework
    College: Relearning Your ABCs
    College: Relearning Your ABCs"In contrast to high school, where reading assignments took maybe half an hour at most, college assignments require large amounts of time and skimming skills. I often have to decide how much of the assignments to do, ...
  • School and Learning
    College Coursework
    Get What You Deserve Out of College
    Get What You Deserve Out of College"Take the first semester seriously. Some students do not and find it difficult to then rebound their academic readiness as well as GPAs during subsequent semesters." – Associate Director, Office of Admissions, ...
  • School and Learning
    Roommates
    College Roomates
    College RoomatesTake a Chance on Me Whatever your roommate situation might be, here are a few initial rules of engagement to keep in mind:Be friendly. Whether you're usually outgoing or keep to yourself, make an effort initially to talk to your ...
  • School and Learning
    Life After College
    When Your Adult Child Lives at Home
    When Your Adult Child Lives at Home You may have a young adult child who moves back into your home after college or never leaves. This is frequently a difficult situation to handle well. If you expect to exercise the same control you had before ...
  • School and Learning
    Living in Dorms
    College Rooms
    College RoomsI Have to Live Here?! Most college rooms are small, have cinder block walls, and look like jail cells – not exactly what you saw in the brochure, right? You might be one of those people who could care less about the way your room l...
  • School and Learning
    Making College Friends
    College Advice: Make Friends with Five Key People
    College Advice: Make Friends with Five Key People"Try not to confuse independence with isolation. Successfully independent individuals make choices based on information gained from consulting with others in their community. There are so many facu...
  • School and Learning
    Making College Friends
    Making Friends in College
    Making Friends in College Hi, My Name Is . . . "In the beginning of the year everyone is in the same boat, knowing no one, so go out of your way and introduce yourself to a variety of people – it will make your year more enjoyable." – Sophomo...
  • Kids
    Teen Independence
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen? iPhones. Email. Skype. In this day and age, keeping in touch with people is almost always just a click, dial, or keystroke away. And this includes your college-aged child. Nobody...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Choosing a College
    Going to College Close to Home
    Going to College Close to HomeGoing to college close to home might seem like less of an adjustment than going away to school, but it's still a big change. While you know the general area, the campus is a city all on its own and you'll have to adj...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Holiday Stress
    Home for the Holidays
    Home for the HolidaysThey're Baaaack!They invade from every corner of the country, arriving in trains, planes, andautomobiles. They're sleep-deprived and burned out, bearinglaundry bags instead of gifts. Yes, the holidays are here, and ourcollege...
  • School and Learning
    SAT II
    Transfer Applicant Questions Need to Take SAT IIs
    A transfer applicant wonders whether to take the SAT IIs after completing a year and a half of college. Are good grades enough? ...