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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:39:31 +0000

 



Togas, Tuxes, and More: 25 Great Themes for...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

So you're in charge of planning a major college party. Find 25 college party themes that can work (if not rock) on any college campus.



Should I Be Withdrawing from a Class?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure if you should be withdrawing from a class? Learn how to make the right decision based on your circumstances.



Should I Drop a Class?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure if you should drop a class? Make sure to ask yourself these 6 questions before making any final decisions.



9 College Farewell Party Themes

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

These 9 farewell party themes can make sure the festivities are a perfect balance of celebration, acknowledgement, and fun.



What to Do if You're Failing a Class in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure what to do if you're failing a class in college? Learn what steps you can take to make the best of a bad situation.



16 Cool Careers for Communications Majors

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Your problem as a communications major is not necessarily what to do with your degree but what industry you'd like to work in.



Is It Bad If I Fail a Class in College?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

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What to Do on a Long Weekend

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure what to do on a long weekend? Find 10 things to do on any long weekend, from Labor Day to Presidents' Day, during your time in college.



14 Jobs for an Economics Major

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Now sure what you can do with a major in economics? Luckily, an economics major will more than prepare you for these 14 great jobs.



10 Reasons to Get a College Degree

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Being in college is hard in many ways: financially, academically, personally. Keep yourself motivated with these ten reasons to get a college degree.



What to Do if You Fail a College Class

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure what to do if you fail a class in college? These 5 simple steps can help things from getting worse.



8 Time Management Tips for College Students

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Time can quickly become your most precious commodity in college. Learning how to manage and use it wisely may be one of the most useful things you can do.



What to Do If You Failed a Midterm

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Failed a midterm? Learn 6 important steps to take.



What Does It Mean to Double Major?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

You may have heard of people graduating with double majors but aren't totally sure what that meant. So just what is a double major anyway?



Can a Student Date a College Professor?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Your professor is funny, smart, and kinda cute. But is it okay to date a professor during your time in college?



What You Should Do if You are Placed on...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Being placed on academic probation in college may have been totally expected -- or a complete surprise. Either way, it's serious business. Figure out what academic probation is, what your options are, and how to make sure your probation status ends as soon as possible.



10 Ways College Students Can Reduce Stress

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Stress is inevitable for anyone attending college. Learn 10 tips to help keep it under control so you can focus on the more enjoyable parts of your college experience!



What's the Difference Between College and...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

College or university, which is it? There is a difference between these two types of schools and it can make a big difference in your degree choices.



What Is Academic Probation?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Academic probation can be frightening, especially if you're not even sure what it means. Here's a definition along with what to do if placed on probation.



10 Tips for Getting Along With Your College...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Living with someone else inevitably has its challenges Find 10 tips for getting along with your college roommate.



12 Opportunities for Leadership in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Want to take on a leadership role in college? Learn 12 places to challenge yourself and expand your horizons when it comes to college leadership.



6 Financial Benefits of a College Degree

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

A college degree takes a lot of hard work -- and often costs a lot of money. That kind of investment, however, is one that nearly always pays off. Learn 6 financial benefits of a college degree and how each reason will make all your efforts really worth something.



15 Ideas for Breakfast in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Tired of the same thing (or nothing) for college breakfast? Here are 15 ways to mix up your morning meal in college.



College Time Management 101

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Find tips and tricks on everything from avoiding procrastination to the 5 critical time management skills every student should know.



Give Ramen a Rest: 25 Tasty Things You Can Cook...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Think ramen and soup are your only options? Find 25 things you can cook in your microwave, especially if you're in college



Why Are Some Classes Worth More "Units" Than...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

College units are the same as a credit. How units are assigned varies from school and class and it's crucial to know how it affects your course load.



8 Benefits of Good Time Management in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Is it really worth all the time and effort to get organized? Yes! Discover 8 benefits of learning good time management skills while you're in college.



5 Steps to Withdraw From College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Need to know how to withdraw from college? Discover 5 helpful steps to take so that the process runs as smoothly as possible and you're set for the future.



What to Do If You Get Sick in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Nearly every student, at some point, gets sick in college. So just what are your options if you're sick at college and missing class and assignments?



How to Stay Organized in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

You may start each semester off strong but end up in flames by the end. So just how can you stay organized in college over the long term?



What Is a Full-Time Student?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Find the different ways people, companies, and even the government determine if someone is a full-time college student -- or not.



What to Do If You're Behind in Your College...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Even the smartest students can become overwhelmed with their workloads. So what exactly are your options if you fall behind in your college classes?



Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

From tropical vacations to rest and relaxation to prepping for graduate school, find all you need to know in this College Student Spring Break Guide.



What to Do If You Miss Class in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

With no one taking attendance, you might assume that missing class doesn't really matter. So do you need to do anything if you miss class in college?



How Long Should You Wait for a Late Professor?...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

How long should you wait for a professor who's late for class? Unless your school has a written policy, it depends on the circumstances.



17 Things To Do on Campus When You're Bored

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Bored in college? Explore campus and discover new things to do on those boring days when you have more free time than you know what to do with.



The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Resident Advisor

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Being a resident adviser (RA) in college can be a great job while you're in school. But being an RA also comes with pros and cons that you may not have considered before applying. Learn more about being a college RA and if it's the right fit for you.



What to Do If You Hate Your College Roommate

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Having problems with your roommate? Not sure if you're going to be able to continue sharing the same space? Learn more about tips and tricks to improve things . . . or change them, if necessary.



50 Ways to Make New Friends in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure how to meet people and connect at your school? Find a list of 50 ways to make friends in college.



College Graduation Gifts: 14 Great Ideas for...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Need a gift for a student who is about to graduate from college? Check out this list of 14 classic college graduation gifts for any budget.



20 Reasons You Need to Go to Your College Classes

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

You're tired, you have a ton to do, or you just don't have the motivation. Then why go to class? Before you skip, check out these 20 reasons why going to class in college might be more important than you think.



Kicked Out of College?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Being kicked out of college -- because of an academic suspension or other reason -- is serious business. Learn what to do if you're kicked out of college.



What to Consider Before Signing Up for a Double...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

A double major is a complicated situation for many college students. While having a double major has its benefits, it also has its challenges. Learn more about double majoring and what it may mean for your experience as a college student -- and for your career goals.



14 Career Options for Business Majors

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Thinking about majoring in business? Find a list of 14 career options if you have -- or are interested in getting -- a business degree.



How to Pass a College Class

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Knowing how to pass your classes can be one of the most critical lessons you learn in college. Learn 8 specific steps to help you along the way.



10 Reasons You Should Go Greek in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

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When Can You Request an Incomplete?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

An 'incomplete' in college does not mean you failed. Instead, you can request an incomplete if life events prevented you from completing a class.



12 Careers That Put Your Political Science...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

There's a reason why political science majors are so popular. Discover 12 interesting careers where political science majors can shine.



How to Withdraw from a Class

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Need to withdraw from a class? Find a step-by-step list of what to do -- and when.



What to Do if You Have a Bad College Professor

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Bad college professors can ruin any college course. While options with a bad college professor may be limited, there are some things college students can do to make a bad situation better.



How to Reduce Academic Stress

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Feeling overwhelmed by academic stress in college? Find 9 ways to cope.



Becoming a Resident Adviser (RA)

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Interested in become a college resident adviser but not sure what the process is like? Find out what the application experience is like on most campuses.



20 Ways to Celebrate a College Birthday

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Looking for ways to celebrate a college birthday? Find a list of 20 fun, funky, and celebratory ideas.



How to Get Your Homework Done in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure you can get your homework done in college? Don't worry; these 6 tips can help you handle whatever comes your way.



8 Reasons to Send Graduation Announcements

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure why -- or even if -- you should send out graduation announcements for your college graduation? Learn 8 reasons why they're a good idea.



How to Reduce Your Financial Stress in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Worried about money in a way that's causing you to seriously stress out in college? Learn how to keep your financial stress under control -- and your bank account in the black.



What to Do if You Failed a Test in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Think you failed a test mid-semester or during finals week? Luckily, there are a few options available for college students who think they failed a test.



If Your College Roommate Dies, Do You Get a 4.0?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Everyone's heard the rumor that if you're college roommate dies, you automatically get a 4.0. But is there any truth behind this urban legend?



What Is a College Transcript?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure what a college transcript is, what the difference is between an official and an unofficial one, or even how you get a copy? Find all you need to know.



Items for a College Grocery List

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure what to put on your college grocery list? From soup to nuts, a list of all that you'll need to save money and keep a well-balanced diet.



21 Careers for English Majors

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

English majors often graduate with a degree everyone knows about -- but not what to do with. Find a list of 21 careers for English majors.



7 Time Management Tips for Finals Week

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Time management in college is hard enough during the regular semester; during finals week, things get even more complicated. Find a list of 7 time management tips you can use during college finals.



Don't Forget to Pack These Everyday Items...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

You're packing for college and know there's something you're missing. Find out the must-haves you really do need to bring -- and what to leave behind.



How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Transfer

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Your parents likely invested a lot of time, energy, and money sending you to college. So how can you go about telling them that you want to transfer?



Is Living Off-Campus Right For You?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

There are pros and cons of living both on and off campus. Learn more about each, and how to decide which is right for you and your college life.



What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Feeling like there's just no way you'll ever get everything done, no matter how hard you work? Learn what to do when you feel overwhelmed in college.



How to Get to Know Your College Professors

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

College professors can be intimidating. Fortunately, however, knowing how to get to know your professors might be easier than you thought.



12 Easy Meal Ideas for College Students

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

These 12 easy meal ideas for college students are simple, are inexpensive, and use items easily found in your residence hall room or kitchen.



How to Study for a College Midterm

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure how to study for a college midterm? Find a list of 7 smart steps to take so you'll be as prepared as possible.



How to Make a Paper Longer

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Is your paper short of its length requirement but you're out of ideas? Find 6 ways to make a paper longer -- and better.



15 Common College Freshmen Fears -- and How to...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Nervous? Anxious? Think they let you in by accident and that you'll never make friends? Find 15 tips for conquering your college freshmen fears.



What to Do If Your College Roommate Uses Your...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Has your college roommate started using your stuff? Find out what to do before a seemingly small problem develops into something larger.



How to Get Organized in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure how to get organized in college? Find 5 quick tips to help you start your year organized and in control.



What to Do If You Have a Family Emergency in...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Facing an unexpected family emergency in college? Find a quick list of what you can do to make sure your academics don't suffer.



5 Questions That Can Help Make Choosing a...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Figuring out how to choose a college major can feel overwhelming. Asking yourself these five questions, however, can make things easier.



50 Differences Between College and High School

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

College vs. High School: The differences are many -- and important. Find a list of 50 differences between college and high school.



What to Do If Your Roommate Snores

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

If your roommate snores, you'll need to address the situation ASAP. But what are your options? And how can you begin the conversation?



What Kind of Jobs Can You Get With a Biology...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Planning on getting a degree in biology? Find a list of 17 careers you can have with a degree in biology.



5 Disadvantages of Poor Planning

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Poor planning, often a result of poor time management, can wreak total havoc on your college life. Find 5 unexpected consequences of poor planning -- and what you can do to fix them.



What Is Plagiarism?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Plagiarism in college is no small problem. But what exactly is considered plagiarism in a college or university?



How to Be a Good Roommate

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

If you've never shared your living space before, knowing how to be a good roommate can be a challenge. Learn what simple rules differentiate a good roommate from a bad one.



How to Get in Touch with Your New College...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

You've been waiting for your roommate's name and contact information for what feels like forever. But now that you got it, you're not sure where to begin. Learn what to do before you make contact, and how to make the most of that first conversation.



How to Tell Your Parents You're Failing a...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

There's no doubt about it at this point: you're failing a college class. What's the best way to break the news to your parents?



Go BIG! Top 5 Benefits of Going to a Large...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Both small colleges and large universities have pros and cons to offer students. So just what are the top benefits of going to a large school?



Low-Cost Gift Ideas

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Need to give gifts for the holidays or an upcoming birthday? Limited by your college-student budget? Find a list of 8 nice but low-cost gifts that can work into any starving student's financial situation.



5 Ways to Tell if a Potential Crush Likes You...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure if that person you've had your eye on is interested in being more than friends? Check out these 5 ways to better gauge their interest in moving from friends to something more.



Pros and Cons of Having a College Roommate

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure if a having a college roommate is a good idea? Find a list of things to consider before deciding if having a college roommate is good for you -- or not.



50 Ways to Stay Entertained During College...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

After the chaos of an academic year, the slowness of summer can be jolting. Find a list of 50 ways to stay entertained during a college summer.



How Much Time Should I Spend Studying in College?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure how to study in college? Find out how much time is really needed to study in college effectively.



How to Give a Great Group Presentation

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Group presentations in college classes are amazing -- or awful. Find a list of 7 steps to take to make sure you give a great group presentation.



How to Truly Succeed in College

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Succeeding in college is easier said than done. Learn what you can do as a college student to ensure your college experience is all you hoped it would be.



A Formal Graduation Announcement Wording Sample

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

See example #1 of a formal college graduation announcement.



50 Ways to De-Stress and Relax Amidst the Chaos...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not sure how to destress? Find 50 ways to destress, specifically catered to college students.



5 Things to Do If You're Charged With...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Being charged with plagiarism in college can take on a wide range of forms, but it always is a serious situation. No matter what your situation is like, however, you'll need to know these 5 things about how to handle it.



8 Ways to Start a New Semester Strongly

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

The choices you make during the first few weeks (and even days) of college can have long-lasting effects. Find out how to start a semester strongly.



How Important Is a College Minor?

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Much is made of having a minor (or two or three) during your time in school. But how important is a college minor once you graduate?



How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Drop Out...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Thinking about quitting school but afraid to tell your folks? Find 4 guidelines to use when telling your parents you want to drop out of college.



What Happens When You Take a Leave of Absence...

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Not clear on what exactly a leave of absence is? Find out the specifics, if you qualify, and if taking one during your time in school is right for you.



16 Suggestions for Simple College Workouts

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

Need to get a college workout into your busy schedule? Find a list of 16 college workouts any student can do -- and stick with.



A Thanksgiving Guide for College Students

2017-02-26T11:39:31Z

As a college student, you may be going home or staying on campus for Thanksgiving. No matter what you're situation, learn more about what options college students have for making the most of their Thanksgiving break.