How Long To Study In College

Many college students are unclear on how much they should be studying for their classes or what “studying” even means. I’ve worked with many students who made it into college by doing well in their high school classes just using their good memory, or they otherwise got by or even earned good grades based on …

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Strategic Uses Of Two Year Schools

A lot of focus of college in the US is on the four-year system, and these schools are the most well know. Schools like Harvard, big state schools like Alabama, and the dozens of other four-year colleges normally take precedent in most people’s minds. However, there is an entire system that works in parallel with …

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How Students Pick Their College Major

How do college students choose their majors? I’ve personally helped students to explore possible colleges and majors for nearly two decades now, and I can say that there is no single way that students decide. In fact, they can often pick a major for reasons that don’t align with their own interests, strengths, and abilities. …

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Warning Signs For College Problems

Students can encounter problems at various points in their college careers, often for many reasons. But, there is usually a clear progression of events or a pathway that these issues can lead to in terms of academic status and whether or not the student can stay at their college. For many students and parents, these …

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5 Common Surprises For College Freshmen

The freshman year for any college student is one of adjustment. Getting used to the college system, learning how to live with your roommates, understanding what each professor expects, and just figuring out what offices like the “bursar” do are all expected challenges for freshmen. But, as a first-year college student, what are some of …

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Student Stress And College Failure

The issue of stress can be significant for college students, and as I write this, we are at midterm for the undergraduate and graduate students that I work with. This is one of high stress times for them, and in some ways midterms can be more stressful than finals week. If there are pre-existing problems …

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Two Types Of College Applications

Completing College Applications Many students find applying to college to be an intimidating subject, but it doesn’t have to be. Actually applying- the act of filling out the applications- can be a relatively easy thing, provided that you’ve done the required steps beforehand. Students should first identify what colleges that they want to apply to, …

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