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Kelci Lynn Lucier

Updated Articles and Resources

By Kelci Lynn Lucier

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • College Time Management 101 Created: Monday, April 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      Time management for students can often be one of the biggest challenges of college life. Find tips and tricks on everything from avoiding procrastination to the 5 critical time management skills for students.
    • The College Shower Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      Not sure about the unspoken rules of taking a college shower? Find out the do's and don'ts of the college shower.
    • 5 Ways to Get Some Distance from Your Parents Created: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      Parent advice can range from helpful to annoying. How can you get some distance from your parents in college without making them feel pushed away?
    • 5 Reasons Not to Go Greek Created: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      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.
    • 3 Major Drawbacks of Going to a Small School Created: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      Small colleges offer many benefits, from small class sizes to a close-knit community. But what are the drawbacks of going to a small school?
    • 3 Major Drawbacks of Going to a Big School Created: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      Big schools have a lot to offer, whether it's a well-known name or a large alumni network. But what are the major drawbacks of going to a big school?
    • Top 5 Benefits of Going to a Small School Created: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      Small colleges offer their own unique sets of pros and cons. So just what are the top benefits of going to a small school?
    • Top 5 Benefits of Going to a Large School Created: Friday, August 29, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014
      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 Academic Benefits of Going to a Small College Created: Friday, August 29, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014
      The academic benefits of going to a small college are especially noteworthy -- which might be just the kind of education you're looking for.
    • 6 Academic Benefits of Attending a Big School Created: Thursday, August 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      While there are indeed many non-academic perks of going to a large college or university, the academic benefits can be pretty great, too.
    • 15 Tips for Conquering Your College Freshmen Fears Created: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      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.
    • 50 Ways to Make Friends in College Created: Thursday, October 24, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      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 Created: Friday, April 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      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.
    • Should I Rent My College Textbooks? Created: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Everyone seems to be using book rental services these days. But is renting college textbooks a wise choice for your individual situation?
    • Should I Join a Fraternity or Sorority? Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      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?
    • 10 Tips for Getting Along With Your College Roommate Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Living with someone else inevitably has its challenges Find 10 tips for getting along with your college roommate.
    • What to Do If You Have a Bad College Professor Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014
      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.
    • 5 Challenges of Living with a Friend in College Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      With so many other unknowns, it's no wonder that students want to live with friends. But what are the challenges of living with a friend in college?
    • What Is a FERPA Form? Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Have the option of signing a FERPA form or waiver, but not exactly sure what it means if you sign? Find out all you need to know.
    • What Is a Double Major? Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      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?
    • How Do I Find a College Roommate? Created: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Not sure how to find a college roommate? Learn the different ways your school might assign roommates -- or might let you pick your own.
    • What Are the Best Off-Campus Jobs? Created: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Not sure what the best off-campus jobs are? Find a list of 7 key features to look for.
    • 2012 About.com College Life Readers' Choice Awards: Best Website for College Students, by College Students Created: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Vote for your Favorite Website for College Students, by College Students in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
    • How To Handle Unexpected College Problems Created: Saturday, October 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      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, ...
    • What Not to Buy at the University Bookstore Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Not sure if that item, which seems kinda expensive, is worth it at the university bookstore? Find a list of items you should never buy at your college bookstore." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Why Long-Distance Relationships Are Hard Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Not sure if you're up for the challenge of a college long-distance relationship? Know what to expect so you're ready to face whatever difficulties come your way." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Where to Find College Birthday Gifts on Campus Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Stuck on campus and not sure how best to celebrate a friend's, roommate's, or partner's birthday? Find a list of resources you can find on nearly any college campus." itempf expr="$zTP='t3'" --> it...
    • How To Petition for a Grade Change Created: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Petitioning for a grade change in college can be tricky. With a little knowledge about the process, however, petitioning to have a college grade changed can be easier than you might think.
    • 20 Ways to Celebrate a College Birthday Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Looking for ways to celebrate a college birthday? Find a list of 20 fun, funky, and celebratory ideas." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Not sure how to transfer college credits? Find a step-by-step list of what to do so that you can transfer as many credits as possible to your new institution." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • 2012 Halloween Costumes for College Couples Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Planning on celebrating Halloween as a college couple in 2012? Find a list of great college couple Halloween costume ideas." itemprop="description">...
    • How to Host a Voter Registration Drive on Campus Created: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Want to host a voter registration drive on your campus? Learn the steps you'll need to take." itemprop="description">