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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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Reasons You Should Go Greek in College
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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?
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.
College Time Management 101
Find tips and tricks on everything from avoiding procrastination to the 5 critical time management skills every student should know.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to Expect on College Move-In Day
Not sure what to expect on move-in day for your college? Learn the basics of how to prepare and what often happens on college move-in day.
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.
College Student Homesickness 101
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 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.
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 Roommate Gifts
Need ideas about gifts for your roommate? Check out this list 10 roommate gifts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Things to Do to Combat College Student...
Dealing with homesickness while in college can seem overwhelming. Learn 5 tips that can make a big difference in handling homesickness as a college student.
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.
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.
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.
How to Meet People in College
Knowing how to meet people in college seems so easy -- until you try it. Find a list of 10 easy ways to meet people during your time in school.
Should I Rent My College Textbooks?
Everyone seems to be using book rental services these days. But is renting college textbooks a wise choice for your individual situation?
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.
25 Things All College Students Should Do Before...
Wondering what to add to your college
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.
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.
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.
5 Tips for Freshmen Orientation
The schedule may be packed and overwhelming. Learn how to make the most of your first week on campus with these 5 tips for freshmen orientation.
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.
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.
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?
10 Rules for the First Week in College
Your first week in college can be a great start to your college life. Knowing a few rules for the first week in college, however, can eliminate a lot of problems later in the semester.
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.
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.
How To Handle Unexpected College Problems
Problems in college have a way of coming out of nowhere and creating serious situations for college students. While figuring out how to handle unexpected problems in college can seem overwhelming, matching the right resources to a specific situation can be easier than you might think.
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.
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 If I Don't Like My College Roommate?
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?
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.
How to Avoid the Freshman 15
Want to know how to avoid the Freshman 15? While it's really more like the Freshman 5 or 10, there are some smart ways to keep yourself healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
time management for students,TIMED time...
Having problems with time management while a student? By using a simple acronym, the TIMED student time management system lets you figure out, at any time, if what you're doing is productive -- or not.
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.
What Is a College Unit?
: What Is a College Unit? The term "college unit" is used rather freely when talking about college classes
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.
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 Organize a Dorm Room
Dorm rooms are famous for being small. Following these 5 rules for how to organize a dorm room, however, can help make the most of that tiny space.
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.
Is It Bad If I Fail a Class in College?
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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 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.
What to Do If Your College Meal Plan Is Running...
Toward the end of the semester, many college students find themselves running low on their meal plans. Figuring out how to make those last dollars (or credits) stretch throughout the rest of the term can make the last few weeks of a college semester much more manageable.
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?
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.
College Terms Defined: A-H
Life in college can sometimes seem to have a language all its own. From
How to Keep in Touch With Your High School...
Worried about losing your high school friendships when you go to college? Learn 5 things you can do to keep your high school friends -- even during your college years.
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 Withdraw from a Class
Need to withdraw from a class? Find a step-by-step list of what to do -- and when.
15 Things You Miss the Most While in College
When you thought about going to college, chances are you didn't think about all the tiny things you'd miss -- like not having to wear shoes everywhere. Find a list of the 15 things you'll miss the most while in college.
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.
5 Ways to Say "I Miss You" in a Long-Distance...
Being in a long-distance relationship in college can be quite a challenge. Find 5 ways to let your girlfriend or boyfriend know you're thinking of them -- despite the distance.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
5 Reasons to Join an College Intramural Sports...
Joining a college intramural sports team may seem intimidating, but the benefits can quickly outweigh your fears. Find 5 reasons why you should sign up.
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.
Long-Distance Gifts
Managing a long-distance relationship in college is hard enough without having to coordinate gifts for things like holidays and Valentine's Day. Fortunately, with a little creative planning, long-distance gifts don't have to be as complicated as your long-distance relationship.
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.
Where to Get Condoms in College
Not sure where you can get condoms in college? Find a list of everywhere on campus to consider.
5 Things Not to Talk to Your Professor About
Talking to professors can be intimidating; you want to connect but not overstep. Learn 5 things not to talk to your professor about.
When to Take a College Course Pass/Fail
Most college courses require students to take them for a grade. In some instances, however, students can take a few courses as pass/fail during their time in college. How can you know when the pass/fail option is better than the regular grading system?
Laptop or Desktop: Which Is Best for a College...
Having the right computer can make all the difference in your college career. With pros and cons for both laptops and desktops, how do you know which one will be right for you?
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.
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 Pick Your College Classes
With so many options and only a limited amount of time, making smart choices about your college classes is crucial for your time in college.
10 Fun Date Ideas
Need fun date ideas? Find a list of 10 ideas for fun dates for college students (or anyone!).
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 Decide What to Pack for College
Not sure how to narrow down what you should -- or shouldn't -- bring to college? This list of 8 questions to ask yourself can help you decide.
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.
How to Handle Being Sexiled in College
Having a roommate with a boyfriend or girlfriend can get complicated in college. Being kicked out of your room, or
What Is Room and Board?
: What Is Room and Board? Nearly everyone knows that, when you go to college, you have to pay tuition
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 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?
Things to Consider Sharing with a Roommate
Interested in sharing with a roommate, but not sure what's smart to split and what will just cause problems? Find out what kinds of things you can easily share with a college roommate.
How to Decide if You Should Live in a...
Living in a fraternity or sorority can be a difficult choices for many college students. While joining a fraternity or sorority may have been an easy choice, choosing to live in the house may be an entirely different matter. Find a list of questions to ask yourself as you determine if living in your Greek house is right for you.
How Not to Procrastinate
Many college students know they procrastinate, in general, but may not know what exactly that procrastination looks like on a daily basis. Find 8 easy steps to help you not procrastinate in the first place during your time in school.
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.
What Is an Associate Degree?
Not completely clear on what an Associate Degree is? Find out what exactly this degree is as well as what differentiates it from other college degrees.
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.
How to Choose Which College to Attend
After being accepted to several colleges, choosing which one to attend can be difficult. Making sense of the academic, personal, and financial factors behind each acceptance letter can help you decide which college you want to attend for the next 4 years of your life.
How to Write a Research Paper in College
Problem: the project seems insurmountably huge. Solution: break things down into smaller projects, work backward, and take it one step at a time.
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.
College Terms Defined: I-R
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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.)
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.
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.
15 Things to Talk to Your Professor About
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.
5 Easy Ways to Save Money as a College Student
Saving money in college is always challenging. Learn 5 simple ways to make saving money in college quick and easy for any college student.
College Residence Life Lingo
Totally confused by the college residence life lingo you see everywhere? Learn what means what, who is who, and how everything all fits together.
How to Stop Procrastinating
Need to stop procrastinating? Learn how to stop procrastinating -- for good -- during your time in school.
Top 10 Ways of Wasting 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.
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.
Where to Find Privacy in College
Not sure where -- or if -- you can find any privacy in college? Find a list of 9 places you can go on any college campus to find some privacy.
What Is an Incomplete?
: What Is an Incomplete? The language at your school may vary -- taking an incomplete, asking for an
A Glossary of College Greek Letters
With all of the Greek letters used in college fraternities and sororities, it can be hard to tell them apart.
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