How To Calculate Your GPA — And Why It Matters

Making it through college-level classes takes a lot of hard work. At the end of the day, you want to know that it was worth the effort, and your grade point average (GPA) is the most concrete way of doing that.

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Do you use your school’s GPA calculator to keep track of your GPA? As college students, we are told that our cumulative GPA will affect our postgraduate and our professional possibilities. So, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your GPA. Read more

Common App: Your One-Stop College Application Tool

If you’ve been looking for an easier way to send your college application to multiple schools, then you have to check out the Common App. With one online form, you can apply to nearly 700 academic institutions in the U.S. and other countries. It also helps with tracking your progress and meeting deadlines.

You’ll still have to send additional information such as your high school transcript, results of college entrance exams, and an essay, if required. Read more

Hey, It’s Digital Learning Day! Here’s What You Need To Know About It

I think it’s safe to say our society has come a long way in terms of technology, and now is a very exciting time to be a part of it! It seems hard to believe that not even ten years ago it was unheard of for college professors and students to use digital tools in and outside the classroom – and now we even have a holiday to recognize it, Digital Learning Day!

So, in case you’re wondering what exactly digital learning is or why we celebrate it, read on to get the answers you need and decide how you can be a part of Digital Learning Day. Read more

Black History Month: Celebrating The Most Influential in History

During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate those who have been influential in history. African Americans have been behind an array of inventions, laws, and scientific advancements.

Thurgood Marshall, a well-known Black History leader. (Credit: Insider Monkey)

Thurgood Marshall, a well-known Black History leader. (Credit: Insider Monkey)

We often hear about the same African Americans in history; Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson, and Oprah. Leaving others left in the shadows. Read more

Got Senioritis? Survival Tips For Your Last Semester

When that final semester of college rolls around, it can be hard to stay focused, much less interested, in your classes. If you are like most college students, including myself, you feel like you have got this one locked up. In the bag. Done and done. Basically you have that feeling of wanting to blow off everything that you had at the end of high school, except now it is back with a vengeance because the next stop is the real world.

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

But you can get through senioritis, without tanking your GPA or alienating your friends, with some hard-learned survival tips. Read on. Read more

How high school Senioritis affects GPA and college admission

“Senioritis” is an affliction that hits high school seniors during their second semester. They assume that since colleges have already accepted or rejected them in the spring, the colleges won’t know or care what grades they got in their second semester of senior year.

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

However, college admissions do want their entire high school transcript, and if they slack off on college requirements, they might not get in. Read more

Which types of degrees land you the best paying jobs?

I know that not everyone goes into college with the idea of linking what they are studying to their future earning potential. Nor do I think you should. However, that being said, the types of degrees you consider can have an impact on whether or not you land one of the best paying jobs.

Find out what the best paying jobs for college graduates are. (Credit: Daily Herald)

Find out what the best paying jobs for college graduates are. (Credit: Daily Herald)

Read on for insight into which majors can land you the highest salary. Read more

Travel alerts hinder study abroad and international studies

Students interested in travel abroad programs, international studies and homestay trips will want to check with their colleges first. Many colleges and universities are taking the advice of the U.S. State Department’s travel alerts.

Would you consider a study abroad program in a place considered dangerous? (Credit: UWSP)

Would you consider a study abroad program in a place considered dangerous? (Credit: UWSP)

They are suspending or scaling back study abroad and international programs in countries with unrest, especially in the Middle East, in order to ensure the safety of their students. Why study abroad when there might be danger? That’s when students learn the most, some say. Read more

How to be a hero and fight hate crime on campus

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) became the latest group to speak out against hate crime on campus. Noting a sharp increase in physical and verbal hate crimes in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, the AAUP called for support for undocumented students.

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

How will you fight hate and be a hero on your campus? Read more

Should you apply to be a Cengage Student Ambassador?

Look no further! We have rounded up more information on the program and have added the link to apply right here!

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Natalie is a neuroscience major on a pre-medical track at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of Nu Rho Si, a neuroscience honor society and is also a member of the organization Ohio Health Aid. With her degree, she plans to attend medical school at The Ohio State University and eventually become a Neurologist.

Apart from her school extracurricular activities, Natalie enjoys spending her time jogging around campus, meeting new people, and playing sand volleyball with her intramural team. She is also passionate about health and helping others, which is why she wishes to pursue a personal training certification. Apart from helping others in fitness, Natalie also loves helping others achieve their academic goals, which is why she pursued a job as a student ambassador. She is excited to represent the company and to be a part of the Cengage Team!