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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.
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.
College Valentine's Day Survival Guide
Whether you're single or in a serious relationship, this College Student Valentine's Day Survival Guide has something for everyone.
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.
7 Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Don't want to do the usual chocolates and roses as a Valentine's Day gift this year? Check out these 7 options for unique gifts for Valentine's Day for your girlfriend or boyfriend.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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 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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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?
What to Do If You Failed a Midterm
Failed a midterm? Learn 6 important steps to take.
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.
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.
How to Vote as a College Student
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
10 Roommate Gifts
Need ideas about gifts for your roommate? Check out this list 10 roommate gifts.
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 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?
Is It Bad If I Fail a Class in College?
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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.
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.
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.
5 Inexpensive -- But Not Cheap -- College Date...
Date? Yes. Money? No. Find 5 cheap college date ideas to make sure you have a good time without blowing your budget.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Let Your College Crush Know You Like...
Have a crush that you think likes you back? Try these 5 tips to let your college crush know you like them.
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.
9 College Farewell Party Themes
These 9 farewell party themes can make sure the festivities are a perfect balance of celebration, acknowledgement, and fun.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
5 Things to Do On Campus If You're Single on...
In college? Single? Feb. 14th quickly approaching? Don't worry! Check out these 5 things to do on campus if you're single on Valentine's Day
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Things to Do Off Campus If You're Single on...
Living off campus and feeling like everyone has special plans for Valentine's Day? Don't miss out on the fun; learn how to celebrate in style.
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.
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.
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.
What to Do If You Have a Dirty Roommate
Living with a dirty roommate? Find a list of 7 things you can do to make things a little less messy.
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.
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 Fun Date Ideas
Need fun date ideas? Find a list of 10 ideas for fun dates for college students (or anyone!).
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.
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.
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.
Partner Gifts that Are More Than Just Flowers
Interested in giving your partner a gift that's more than flowers? Find 7 alternative partner gifts that go beyond the expected.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
College Time Management 101
Find tips and tricks on everything from avoiding procrastination to the 5 critical time management skills every student should know.
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?
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.
How to Withdraw from a Class
Need to withdraw from a class? Find a step-by-step list of what to do -- and when.
What Is a College Unit?
: What Is a College Unit? The term "college unit" is used rather freely when talking about college classes
5 Romantic Getaways in College
Want to escape with your college partner? Find 5 unique places to go that won't blow your budget but that can still fun and romantic.
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?
25 Things All College Students Should Do Before...
Wondering what to add to your college
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.
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.
What Is an Incomplete?
: What Is an Incomplete? The language at your school may vary -- taking an incomplete, asking for an
How to Reduce Academic Stress
Feeling overwhelmed by academic stress in college? Find 9 ways to cope.
Questions to Ask a Roommate
Not sure what kinds of questions to ask a roommate? Find a list of 8 topics to discuss that will help you get to know each other better.
10 Good Answers to "What Are You Going to Do...
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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.
10 Cures for Senioritis
Suffering from apathy during your senior year of college? Fortunately, your case of senioritis can be taken care of with a few basic
Should I Be an Orientation Leader?
Being an orientation leader in college is a lot of fun - and a lot of work. Learn the pros and cons of being an orientation leader to determine if it's right for you.
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.
Ten Ways to Make the Most of Your Spring Break
Spring Break is rapidly approaching, but your brain is too fried from everything else to even think about what options you have. Find ten fun ideas of what to do over your college spring break.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Study Abroad Right for Me?
Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. It can also logistically be very complicated. Learn how to decide if it's right for you.
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.
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 Pay for the Cost of a Fraternity or...
Let's just be honest: Joining a fraternity or sorority can be expensive. Even if you don't live in the
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?
What to Talk to Your Professor About During...
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 Academic Suspension?
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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.
10 Questions to Ask During Fraternity or...
Not sure if that fraternity or sorority is right for you? Find a list of 10 important questions to ask during the recruitment process.
What Is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism in college is no small problem. But what exactly is considered plagiarism in a college or university?
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.
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.
How Much Time Should I Spend Studying in College?
Not sure how to study in college? Find out how much time is really needed to study in college effectively.
What to Do If You Miss Your Pet in College
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?
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.
6 Pros to Being Single in College on Valentine'...
Feeling pressure to be coupled up on February 14th? No need; check out these 6 benefits of being single in college on Valentine's Day.
What Is Room and Board?
: What Is Room and Board? Nearly everyone knows that, when you go to college, you have to pay tuition
How To Be Politically Active Before an Election...
College students are known for being politically active, especially during major elections. Find 5 easy ways to be involved while still staying on top of your academics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A Formal Graduation Announcement Wording Sample
See example #1 of a formal college graduation announcement.
5 Academic Benefits of Going to a Small College
The academic benefits of going to a small college are especially noteworthy -- which might be just the kind of education you're looking for.
8 Ways to Start a New Semester Strongly
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.
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.
How Do I Find a College Roommate?
Not sure how to find a college roommate? Learn the different ways your school might assign roommates -- or might let you pick your own.
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.
What Should I Not Bring to College?
Not sure what kinds of things you should not bring to college? Find out 9 things that are better left behind.
The Top 10 Ways Students Waste Time in College
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.
Time Management Systems - and How to Use Them
Do you know you need a (better) time management system but aren't sure where to begin? Check out these time management systems -- and how best to use them during your time in college.
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.
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?
How To Work on a College Group Project
Know that it's OK to check in with your professor about what's happening (or not happening). You can do this midway through the project or at the end.

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