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What to Do if You Fail a College Class
Not sure what to do if you fail a class in college? These 5 simple steps can help things from getting worse.
Togas, Tuxes, and More: 25 Great Themes for...
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.
What to Do if You Have a Bad College Professor
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.
10 Roommate Gifts
Need ideas about gifts for your roommate? Check out this list 10 roommate gifts.
16 Cool Careers for Communications Majors
Your problem as a communications major is not necessarily what to do with your degree but what industry you'd like to work in.
10 Reasons to Get a College Degree
Being in college is hard in many ways: financially, academically, personally. Keep yourself motivated with these ten reasons to get a college degree.
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
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.
College Student Thanksgiving Guide
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.
8 Time Management Tips for College Students
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 Is the Difference Between a College and a...
You've heard the terms used for different kinds of institutions, but ... what exactly is the difference between a college and a university?
What to Pack When Coming Home from College
If you're coming home from college for Thanksgiving or Spring Break, knowing what to pack can ensure your time at home is productive and enjoyable. Find a list of what to pack if you're coming home from college.
Give Ramen a Rest: 25 Tasty Things You Can Cook...
Think ramen and soup are your only options? Find 25 things you can cook in your microwave, especially if you're in college
6 Financial Benefits of a College Degree
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.
Should I Drop a Class?
Not sure if you should drop a class? Make sure to ask yourself these 6 questions before making any final decisions.
10 Ways College Students Can Reduce Stress
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?
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...
Living with someone else inevitably has its challenges Find 10 tips for getting along with your college roommate.
Should I Be Withdrawing from a Class?
Not sure if you should be withdrawing from a class? Learn how to make the right decision based on your circumstances.
College Graduation Gifts: 14 Great Ideas for...
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.
What to Do Before You Leave for Thanksgiving in...
Heading home from college for Thanksgiving? Make sure to know what you need to do before you leave so that you can truly enjoy the holiday at home.
14 Career Options for Business Majors
Thinking about majoring in business? Find a list of 14 career options if you have -- or are interested in getting -- a business degree.
Can a Student Date a College Professor?
Your professor is funny, smart, and kinda cute. But is it okay to date a professor during your time in college?
What Is a Double Major?
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 Great Gift Ideas for Your College Sweetheart
Need a gift for your college girlfriend or boyfriend? Find 10 great gift ideas that will work for nearly any relationship.
5 Questions That Can Help Make Choosing a...
Figuring out how to choose a college major can feel overwhelming. Asking yourself these five questions, however, can make things easier.
14 Jobs for an Economics Major
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.
20 Reasons You Need to Go to Your College Classes
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.
50 Differences Between College and High School
College vs. High School: The differences are many -- and important. Find a list of 50 differences between college and high school.
What to Consider Before Signing Up for a Double...
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.
10 Reasons You Should Go Greek in College
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The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Resident Advisor
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.
21 Careers for English Majors
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.
15 Ideas for Breakfast in College
Tired of the same thing (or nothing) for college breakfast? Here are 15 ways to mix up your morning meal in college.
8 Holiday Gift Ideas for College Roommates
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.
Easy Items for College Students to Bring to...
Fortunately, even with limited access to a kitchen, time, and money, there are plenty of easy items for college students to bring to Thanksgiving
Kicked Out of College?
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.
How to Handle College Long Distance Relationships
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.
How to Make a Paper Longer
Is your paper short of its length requirement but you're out of ideas? Find 6 ways to make a paper longer -- and better.
12 Opportunities for Leadership in College
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.
Items for a College Grocery List
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.
How to Stay Organized in College
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 to Do If You're Behind in Your College...
Even the smartest students can become overwhelmed with their workloads. So what exactly are your options if you fall behind in your college classes?
How Long Should You Wait for a Late Professor?
How long should you wait for a late professor in college? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
What Is a College Booster?
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12 Careers for Political Science Majors
There's a reason why political science majors are so popular. Find a list of 12 careers for political science majors.
Low-Cost Gift Ideas
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.
What You Should Do if You are Placed on...
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.
15 Common College Freshmen Fears -- and How to...
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 Is an Incomplete?
: What Is an Incomplete? The language at your school may vary -- taking an incomplete, asking for an
What to Do If You Failed a Midterm
Failed a midterm? Learn 6 important steps to take.
What Is a Full-Time Student?
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 Get Sick in College
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?
7 Time Management Tips for Finals Week
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.
What to Do If You Hate Your College Roommate
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.
Alternative Thanksgiving Plans for College...
Most college students head home for Thanksgiving. For those who don't or can't, however, there are still some great alternative plans for how to spend the Thanksgiving holiday.
What to Do if You Failed a Test in College
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.
How Important Is a College Minor?
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?
8 Benefits of Good Time Management in College
Is it really worth all the time and effort to get organized? Yes! Here are 8 reasons why. (Number 5: You'll have more time to enjoy your time in school.)
How to Pass a College Class
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 Tell Your Parents You're Failing a...
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?
Becoming a Resident Adviser (RA)
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.
5 Critical Skills for Managing Your Time in...
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 Kind of Jobs Can You Get With a Biology...
Planning on getting a degree in biology? Find a list of 17 careers you can have with a degree in biology.
20 Ways to Celebrate a College Birthday
Looking for ways to celebrate a college birthday? Find a list of 20 fun, funky, and celebratory ideas.
If Your College Roommate Dies, Do You Get a 4.0?
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?
50 Ways to Make New Friends in College
Not sure how to meet people and connect at your school? Find a list of 50 ways to make friends in college.
Where to Volunteer in College Over Thanksgiving
Looking to volunteer on Thanksgiving, but not sure what your options are? Find 6 great places where college students can volunteer on Thanksgiving.
What to Pack for College
Most packing lists encourage you to buy things from a specific store. Find out the must-haves you really do need to bring -- and what to leave behind.
How to Withdraw from College
Need to know how to withdraw from college? Find a list of steps to take so that the process runs as smoothly as possible.
5 Disadvantages of Poor Planning
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.
Should I Live On or Off Campus?
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.
What to Do If You're Bored in College
Bored in college? Find a list of things to do on campus to help pass the time.
What to Do If a College Class Is Full
College classes can fill up rather quickly -- especially if it's a class you really need to get into. Find 6 tips of how to handle a college class being full.
5 Things to Do If You're Charged With...
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.
How to Truly Succeed in College
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.
10 Smart College Summer Jobs
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.
Gift-Giving Guide for College Students
Are you a college student struggling with what to get someone for a birthday or holiday? Find a list of gift ideas perfect for any college student's budget, regardless of occasion.
What Is a College Unit?
: What Is a College Unit? The term "college unit" is used rather freely when talking about college classes
How to Be a Good Roommate
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.
8 Reasons to Send Graduation Announcements
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 Academic Stress
Feeling overwhelmed by academic stress in college? Find 9 ways to cope.
Can I Have a Pet in College?
Curious about whether or not you can have a pet in college? Learn the general rules for having pets in college.
10 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving on Campus
There are lots of reasons why students can't or don't want to go home for Thanksgiving. Find 10 fun ways to spend Thanksgiving on a college campus.
How to Withdraw from a Class
Need to withdraw from a class? Find a step-by-step list of what to do -- and when.
How to Reduce Stress During Finals Week
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.
How to Find Time to Exercise in College
Working out can be a challenge for even the most diligent students. Learn how to find the time -- and energy -- to exercise in college.
50 Ways to De-Stress and Relax Amidst the Chaos...
Not sure how to destress? Find 50 ways to destress, specifically catered to college students.
What to Do If Your College Roommate Uses Your...
Has your college roommate started using your stuff? Find out what to do before a seemingly small problem develops into something larger.
How to Do Laundry in College
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.
How to Manage Your Homework During a College...
Staying focused on homework during a college break can be a major challenge. Learn how to keep it all in perspective, get everything done on time, and still have fun.
Go BIG! Top 5 Benefits of Going to a Large...
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?
5 Ways to Tell if a Potential Crush Likes You...
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.
6 Gifts for Siblings
Not sure what gift to get for your brother or sister? Check out this list of 6 gift ideas for siblings -- even ones as crazy as yours.
A Formal Graduation Announcement Wording Sample
See example #1 of a formal college graduation announcement.
How to Select the Best College Meal Plan
Learn about traditional college meal plan structures, how to choose what's best for you, and how to manage your plan throughout the semester.
12 Easy Meal Ideas for College Students
These 12 easy meal ideas for college students are simple, are inexpensive, and use items easily found in your residence hall room or kitchen.
Should I Bring a Friend Home for Thanksgiving?
You may not want your college friend or roommate to be alone on Thanksgiving, but you may not be sure if your house is the right fit, either.
A Big College To-Do List: What You Need to...
This comprehensive list provides a run down of everything you need to do, prepare, and pack before starting college.
5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Failing a...
If you find yourself failing one or more of your college courses, it's time to ask yourself some pretty serious questions.
From Studying to Celebrating: How to Survive...
College finals is often one of the most challenging times of the semester. Learn how to make it through college finals -- from how to prepare to how to study to how to celebrate when you're done -- in this comprehensive survival guide for college students facing college finals.
How to Stay Connected as a Commuter Student
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.
How to Get to Know Your College Professors
College professors can be intimidating. Fortunately, however, knowing how to get to know your professors might be easier than you thought.
How to Get Organized in College
Not sure how to get organized in college? Find 5 quick tips to help you start your year organized and in control.
15 Ways to Stay Safe in College
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.
What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed in College
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.
25 Things All College Students Should Do Before...
Wondering what to add to your college
10 Fun Date Ideas
Need fun date ideas? Find a list of 10 ideas for fun dates for college students (or anyone!).
Guide to College Graduation Announcements
Not sure if you should send college graduation announcements out? To whom you should send them? Where to get them? Or even what they should say? Learn everything you need to know about college graduation announcements.
How to Decide if You Should Transfer to a New...
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.
Should I Go Greek in College?
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?
Your First Visit Home
You've been away at school for a month or so. You're living your own life, setting your own schedule, and more or less making in on your own. Think your first visit home is going to be just like your pre-college days? Think again.
Managing and Saving Money
Funds are infamously tight for college students. Learn some crucial ways to manage your money, think creatively about finances, find hidden savings, and handle the unexpected.
How to Make Friends in College
Wondering how to make friends in college? Fortunately, it's easier than you might think -- especially with these 7 tips.
Which Clothes Should I Bring to College?
Knowing what clothes to pack for college is a hard decision for any college student. Learn what clothes to pack when you're heading to college -- and what clothes to leave behind.
What Is a College Transcript?
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.
50 Ways to Stay Entertained During College...
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.
5 Reasons Not to Go Greek
There are lots of pros and cons to consider before joining a fraternity or sorority. Find 5 reasons why not to go Greek during your time in college.
Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Your...
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 Is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism in college is no small problem. But what exactly is considered plagiarism in a college or university?
What Is a Leave of Absence?
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.
Should I Have a College Roommate?
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.
Can My Parents See My Grades for College?
Many parents of college students want to see their student's grades. But do you really have to share your grades for college?
How to Set Goals in College
Do you know you need to set some college goals but aren't sure where to start? Find a list of steps to take.
College Time Management 101
Find tips and tricks on everything from avoiding procrastination to the 5 critical time management skills every student should know.
How To Ask for an Extension on a College Paper
Asking for an extension on a college paper can be terrifying -- but often necessary. Learn the best way to approach your professor about a paper extension.
10 Tips for Moving Back In With Your Parents...
While living with your parents after your college graduation may not have been your first choice, there are some things you can do to make the situation easier for everyone -- including yourself.
How to Give a Great Group Presentation
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 Good Answers to "What Are You Going to Do...
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What to Do If You Miss Class in College
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 to Reduce Your Financial Stress in College
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.
How to Ask Your Parents for Money in College
Asking your parents for money while you're a college student is never easy. But, at some point during their time in college, most students need a little money from Mom or Dad. Learn 6 smart ways to ask your parents for college money.
16 College Workouts
Need to get a college workout into your busy schedule? Find a list of 16 college workouts any student can do -- and stick with.
7 Disadvantages of Joining a Fraternity or...
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.
How to Get Your Homework Done in College
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 Get in Touch with Your New College...
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.
The Ultimate College Graduation Checklist
Graduating from college? Feeling overwhelmed? Use this college graduation checklist to make sure you get everything done amidst the chaos.
10 Places to Study on a College Campus
Finding places to study on a college campus can be a challenge. Check out these ten original ideas for places to study that can help you focus on your college coursework with a minimum of distractions.
What Can I Do with a Psychology Degree?
Interested in getting a psychology degree but not sure what you'd do with it? Find a list of what you can do with a psychology degree.
How to Relax Over College Breaks
College students have intense stress during their academic semester. With all that there is to balance, how's a student to relax and de-stress over a holiday break?
How to Stop Procrastinating
Need to stop procrastinating? Learn how to stop procrastinating -- for good -- during your time in school.
Unwritten Rules for the College Showers
Not sure about the unspoken rules of taking a college shower? Find out the do's and don'ts of the college shower.
Your College Stress Survival Guide
Having stress in college doesn't always have to mean being stressed in college. This college stress survival guide can help you keep your stress in check.
How to Study for a College Midterm
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 Get Enough Sleep in College
Given that sleep often gets cut first when stress levels pile up, these 7 simple tips can ensure you find time to sleep enough in college.
How to Set Up a College Roommate Agreement
Living with a college roommate? You may want -- or have -- to set up a roommate agreement or roommate contract. Roommate agreements are a great way to make sure that you and your college roommate are on the same page about the every details that must be managed when you live with someone else. And while they may seem like a pain to put together, college roommate agreements are a smart idea.
5 Good Reasons to Transfer in College
Not everyone loves being in college. And while there are definitely some bad reasons to transfer, there can be some pretty legitimate ones, too.
7 Signs of a Bad Roommate Relationship
Think your college roommate situation might be in trouble? Find a list of 7 signs of a bad roommate relationship.
8 Tips for Students Starting College
You've waited a long time to start college. Now that you're officially a college student, how do you make sure that you set yourself up for success during the first few months?
College Studying Tips for Final Exams
Having good college studying tips can make or break your performance on a final exam. Learn 5 key college study tips for college finals week.

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