Tag Archives: Advice

Scotland or Bust: a Few Airfare Tips

I’m going to Scotland! And there is a good chance that, if you are reading this, you are going too! Isn’t that exciting? Well, now we just need to figure out how to get there. Over Christmas break, I did a lot of research to determine what would be the most cost effective way for […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part V Coping With Homesickness

When you move away from home for the first time there is a very good chance that you will suffer some degree of homesickness. It is completely normal and not necessarily a bad thing! As Mrs. Hughes says on Downton Abbey, “There’s no shame in feeling homesick, it means you come from a happy home.” […]

Planning College Visits

Before you choose a college, you need to visit it! Planning a college visit is as simple as can be, and often quite a bit of fun too. What do you need to do to prepare for a smooth and educational turn about campus? Here are a few things to consider. Register for a Visit […]

College Application Timeline

Juniors and seniors, are you on track with this College Application Timeline from the College Board? Make a New Year’s resolution to get into the perfect school by being a proactive applicant.  

Freshman Year Survival Guide: Part IV Wellness

Freshman year is a notorious threat to personal well-being: famously, the freshman fifteen, but also (as I mentioned in a previous post) the challenges presented in close living quarters and the absence of your mother to make you soup when you are under the weather. To succeed in all other areas of college life, you […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part III Academics

College brings with it a whole new set of academic challenges, but you can be prepared to meet them. The biggest difference between high school and college academic life is certainly independence. In high school, you were legally required to be in school during specific hours everyday, your teachers probably checked every assignment and did […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part II Dorm Life

How on earth are you going to feel at home in a little cinder-block room in a building you share with a bunch of strangers? Somehow, you will, and you will probably grow to love dorm life! A half of a 13ft by 13ft colorless room is not likely to become a coveted chuck of […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Part I Orientation

Freshman orientation may very well be one of the strangest weeks of your life. What can you expect? Orientation programs vary from school to school, but here are some basic things you will probably encounter. There is also a list of survival tips at the end of the post! Residence Hall Move-In The time has […]

SAT or ACT: Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils

The SAT and the ACT: they are basically the same thing, right?…Not quite. Apart from the admissions essay, this is the part of the college application students typically dread most. The whole ordeal is a drudgery, a botheration, a dehumanizing anti-individual nuisance; but they are a necessary evil. What are the differences and how do […]

How to Start Your College Search

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was my college search. Finding the perfect college is certainly a formidable task, but in the end it is one of the most rewarding ordeals you will ever have to endure. When you open the friendliest of acceptance letters, all of the […]