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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:17:44 +0000

 



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



How to Vote as a College Student

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Learning where and how to vote as a college student can be confusing. Find answers to the most common questions about voting while in college.



Should I Be Withdrawing from a Class?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



16 Cool Careers for Communications Majors

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What to Do If You Get Sick in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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?



Should I Drop a Class?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



8 Time Management Tips for College Students

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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 Fail a College Class

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



10 Reasons to Get a College Degree

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



What Is the Difference Between a College and a...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

You've heard the terms used for different kinds of institutions, but ... what exactly is the difference between a college and a university?



15 Ideas for Breakfast in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



50 Ways to Make New Friends in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



14 Career Options for Business Majors

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



What to Do if You Failed a Test in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



10 Tips for Getting Along With Your College...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



Can a Student Date a College Professor?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



10 Ways College Students Can Reduce Stress

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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 Is Academic Probation?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What to Do If You Failed a Midterm

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Failed a midterm? Learn 6 important steps to take.



What Is a Double Major?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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?



Is It Bad If I Fail a Class in College?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



50 Differences Between College and High School

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



10 Reasons You Should Go Greek in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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20 Reasons You Need to Go to Your College Classes

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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 Withdraw from College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Need to know how to withdraw from college? Find a list of steps to take so that the process runs as smoothly as possible.



A Big College To-Do List: What You Need to...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

This comprehensive list provides a run down of everything you need to do, prepare, and pack before starting college.



Items for a College Grocery List

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What to Do If You're Bored in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Bored in college? Find a list of things to do on campus to help pass the time.



What to Do if You Have a Bad College Professor

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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 You Hate Your College Roommate

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



10 Roommate Gifts

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Need ideas about gifts for your roommate? Check out this list 10 roommate gifts.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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?



Kicked Out of College?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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 Do If You Miss Class in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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?



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What Is a Full-Time Student?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



12 Opportunities for Leadership in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What Is a Leave of Absence?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



20 Ways to Celebrate a College Birthday

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



What Is a College Unit?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

: What Is a College Unit? The term "college unit" is used rather freely when talking about college classes



How Important Is a College Minor?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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 Do Laundry in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Many students learn how to do their own laundry when they go to college. Learn all the ins and outs of doing laundry in college.



14 Jobs for an Economics Major

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



12 Easy Meal Ideas for College Students

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



What Is an Incomplete?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

: What Is an Incomplete? The language at your school may vary -- taking an incomplete, asking for an



What If I Don't Like My College Roommate?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Living with a college roommate can be one of the great unknowns for students starting school. So what exactly are your options if you don't like your college roommate?



The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Resident Advisor

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



How to Withdraw from a Class

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



Unwritten Rules for the College Showers

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Not sure about the unspoken rules of taking a college shower? Find out the do's and don'ts of the college shower.



College Time Management 101

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



How to Get Organized in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



How to Truly Succeed in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



College Graduation Gifts: 14 Great Ideas for...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



15 Ways to Stay Safe in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Staying safe at college doesn't have to be complicated. Check out these fifteen easy, quick tips to make sure you, and your stuff, stay safe while you're in school.



12 Careers for Political Science Majors

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

There's a reason why political science majors are so popular. Find a list of 12 careers for political science majors.



How to Make a Paper Longer

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



How to Find Time to Exercise in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Working out can be a challenge for even the most diligent students. Learn how to find the time -- and energy -- to exercise in college.



College Student Homesickness 101

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

College student homesickness is more common that most students in school want to admit. Get information on why you might have it, how to deal with it.



How to Set Goals in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Do you know you need to set some college goals but aren't sure where to start? Find a list of steps to take.



How to Be a Good Roommate

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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 Study for a College Midterm

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



7 Disadvantages of Joining a Fraternity or...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

So just what do you need to be aware of before officially pledging? Here are seven challenges you might face if you decide to go Greek.



Where to Get Condoms in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Not sure where you can get condoms in college? Find a list of everywhere on campus to consider.



10 Questions to Ask During Fraternity or...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Not sure if that fraternity or sorority is right for you? Find a list of 10 important questions to ask during the recruitment process.



How to Pay for the Cost of a Fraternity or...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Let's just be honest: Joining a fraternity or sorority can be expensive. Even if you don't live in the



Can I Have a Pet in College?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Curious about whether or not you can have a pet in college? Learn the general rules for having pets in college.



How to Decide if You Should Transfer to a New...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Not happy at your current college or university? But not sure if transferring is the best option? Going over this 4-point checklist can help clarify if transferring is the right choice -- or not.



5 Critical Skills for Managing Your Time in...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Learn the 5 key skills for college time management so that you can stay on top of your seemingly never-ending to-do list.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



How to Stay Organized in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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?



5 Disadvantages of Poor Planning

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What Is a College Transcript?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



What to Do If You Miss Your Pet in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

If you've grown up with a pet, it can be hard not to have a pet in college. And while it may seem silly, missing your pet at home can be pretty rough. So just what can you do?



How to Make Friends in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Wondering how to make friends in college? Fortunately, it's easier than you might think -- especially with these 7 tips.



Becoming a Resident Adviser (RA)

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



How to Give a Great Group Presentation

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



10 Great Gift Ideas for Your College Sweetheart

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Need a gift for your college girlfriend or boyfriend? Find 10 great gift ideas that will work for nearly any relationship.



10 Good Answers to "What Are You Going to Do...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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Can My Parents See My Grades for College?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Many parents of college students want to see their student's grades. But do you really have to share your grades for college?



5 Questions That Can Help Make Choosing a...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



8 Ways to Start a New Semester Strongly

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



The Top 10 Ways Students Waste Time in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Not sure if you're wasting time? Check out these top ways of wasting time in college -- and how to tell if they're good or bad in any given situation.



What to Talk to Your Professor About During...

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Interested in talking with your professor, but nervous about the conversation? Find a list of 15 things you can easily talk to your professor about.



What Is a Dean of Students?

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Not sure what exactly a dean of students is? Find out what they do and how you can best use them on a college campus.



10 Fun Date Ideas

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Need fun date ideas? Find a list of 10 ideas for fun dates for college students (or anyone!).



How to Get Your Homework Done in College

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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



How to Pass a College Class

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

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.



How to Handle College Long Distance Relationships

2016-09-28T11:17:44Z

Knowing how to handle long-distance relationships in college can be challenging. With a little work and some smart planning, however, it can be done.