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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:13:03 +0000

 



Is It Bad If I Fail a Class in College?

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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 if You Fail a College Class

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



10 Roommate Gifts

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



16 Cool Careers for Communications Majors

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



What Is Academic Probation?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Should I Be Withdrawing from a Class?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



8 Holiday Gift Ideas for College Roommates

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

The holidays are approaching and you need to get your roommie a gift. Check out this list of 8 holiday gift ideas for college roommates.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Should I Drop a Class?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



When Can You Request an Incomplete?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



What Does It Mean to Double Major?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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?



10 Reasons to Get a College Degree

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Failing a...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

If you find yourself failing one or more of your college courses, it's time to ask yourself some pretty serious questions.



10 Tips for Getting Along With Your College...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



21 Careers for English Majors

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



College Graduation Gifts: 14 Great Ideas for...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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?



Kicked Out of College?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Low-Cost Gift Ideas

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



6 Financial Benefits of a College Degree

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



8 Time Management Tips for College Students

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



How to Pass a College Class

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Can a Student Date a College Professor?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



How to Stay Organized in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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?



14 Jobs for an Economics Major

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



How to Reduce Stress During Finals Week

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

While college stress is constant throughout the semester, college stress during finals week takes it to a whole new level. Learn 6 easy ways to manage college stress during finals week.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



20 Reasons You Need to Go to Your College Classes

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



5 Steps to Withdraw From College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



10 Ways College Students Can Reduce Stress

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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!



12 Opportunities for Leadership in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



7 Time Management Tips for Finals Week

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 Is Academic Suspension?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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10 Reasons You Should Go Greek in College

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What Is Plagiarism?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



What to Do If You Hate Your College Roommate

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



How to Withdraw from a Class

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 to Do If You Miss Class in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 Do if You Have a Bad College Professor

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Items for a College Grocery List

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



14 Career Options for Business Majors

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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's the Difference Between College and...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



17 Things To Do on Campus When You're Bored

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



10 Ways to Relax in Your College Room

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Feeling overwhelmed? Find 10 ways to relax in your college room so that you can step outside your stress zone without having to step outside your door.



Can My Parents See My Grades for College?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



What to Do If You Get Sick in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 Make a Paper Longer

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 Ideas for Breakfast in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Resident Advisor

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 Failed a Midterm

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Failed a midterm? Learn 6 important steps to take.



How to Fail a College Class

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

While failing a class is obviously less than ideal, it can happen easier -- and faster -- than you think. Make sure to avoid these common pitfalls.



How to Be a Good Roommate

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Becoming a Resident Adviser (RA)

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



8 Benefits of Good Time Management in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



50 Differences Between College and High School

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



12 Careers That Put Your Political Science...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



8 Reasons to Send Graduation Announcements

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



5 Questions That Can Help Make Choosing a...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



What Is a College Transcript?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Should I Go Greek in College?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

On many college campuses, fraternities and sororities are a key part of life outside of the classroom. How can you decide if they're right for you?



16 Suggestions for Simple College Workouts

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



How to Get Your Homework Done in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



Pros and Cons of Having a College Roommate

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



7 College Leadership Opportunities for Introverts

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Think being an introvert means you can't be involved in a leadership role in college? Think again.



10 Great Gift Ideas for Your College Sweetheart

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



5 Critical Skills for Managing Your Time in...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 to Do If Your College Roommate Uses Your...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 to Know Your College Professors

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



What Is a Full-Time Student?

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



10 Smart College Summer Jobs

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Need to get a college summer job but not sure what to do? Find 10 smart college summer jobs that can work for nearly any situation.



9 College Farewell Party Themes

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



When Should You Turn to the Dean of Students...

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Not sure what a dean of students is exactly? Find out what they do and how you can best use them on a college campus to get help with life's little issues.



How to Truly Succeed in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



How to Get Organized in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



5 Academic Benefits of Going to a Small College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

The academic benefits of going to a small college are especially noteworthy -- which might be just the kind of education you're looking for.



How to Give a Great Group Presentation

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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 Reduce Academic Stress

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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?



How to Study in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Knowing how to study in college can be a key factor in determining how well you do in your classes. And while you may have done well in high school, studying in college is a whole new ball game. Learn how to study in college based on your own learning style.



How to Stay Connected as a Commuter Student

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Staying connected to campus as a commuter college student can be challenging. With a few wise choices, however, it can be easier than you might think.



50 Ways to Make New Friends in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



What to Do If Your Roommate Snores

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



College Time Management 101

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



5 Good Reasons to Transfer in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Not everyone loves being in college. And while there are definitely some bad reasons to transfer, there can be some pretty legitimate ones, too.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



Best College Student Gifts for Dads

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Funds, time, and resources might be tight, but they're no excuse for not getting your dad a great Father's Day gift.



How to Study for a College Midterm

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



What to Do if You Failed a Test in College

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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.



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

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

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



Tips to Help College Students Sleep

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

College students and sleep don't often go together. Find 10 tips to help college students sleep.



Questions to Ask Your Academic Adviser

2016-12-07T11:13:03Z

Not sure what to talk to your adviser about? Find a list of conversation topics and questions to ask your academic adviser.