It’s Not Too Late! How To Painlessly Change Your College Major

Even though choosing a college major is a big decision, many schools require you to declare your major right away or after your first year. This is going to impact your future course requirements and set you up for life after college. However, not all college majors are going to work well for you.

And if you find that after a couple of years you’ve headed down the wrong path, what do you do? Read more

6 Tips for College Transfer Students

Transferring colleges can be difficult socially and economically. Transfer students have to make new friends, keep in touch with the old ones, learn about college transfer requirements and transferring credits and make financial arrangements with their new school.

Here are some tips for college students considering a college transfer. Read more

7 Ways to Turn Stress into Success

It’s the end of the semester. You’re tired. All you’re thinking about is back home, or the beach, or anything but studying. But alas, it’s not summer yet, and there are still projects to do, papers to be written and tests to be taken.

So here’s my advice, student to student, on how to turn your burnout into motivation. Read more

True Life: Being Legally Blind in College

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like life is too hard to handle? Do you ever feel like you are incapable of doing something because it’s challenging? Or like you don’t fit in? Well, if you haven’t, I have. My name is Nicole and I was born with a rare eye disease known as Lebers Congenital Amaurosis which left me legally blind.

When I was a child I had decent eyesight, but as I’ve gotten older it has, and continues to, progressively diminish. One day I will be left with no eyesight. Read more

What Do We Know About Community College Graduation Rates?

The world of community college received a lot of attention during the Obama Administration. Many in the academic world were concerned about the graduation rates these schools produced and how the numbers could be improved. But recent research shared in the Hechinger Report found that “Of the estimated one in four students who start at community colleges and then move on to four-year institutions, more than 60 percent ultimately graduate.”

What is the truth about community colleges and their graduation rates that college students considering them, or already enrolled, need to know? Read more

Before, During and After DIY Summer Break Projects

When it comes to summer break, many college students hit the open highway for a road trip. If you’re going on a trip with friends or relatives, you might want to have some ideas for entertaining everyone on the road.

Summer travel also presents the challenge of packing all the essentials you’ll need. Here are a few DIY ideas for making your road trip a fun one. Read more

Time for College Graduation! Here Are Some Useful Tips For Entering the Real World

Whether your college graduation happens in May or December, there are things you need to know as college students when it comes to the next steps in your life. I know that leaving college and venturing into the real world can be a scary thing.

I survived it, and I’m here to share my tips for how you can, too. Read more

Tips To Remember For Moving Out of Your College Dorm

The end of the semester can sneak up on you if you aren’t prepared for it. With that comes finals, saying goodbye to friends for the summer and, maybe worst of all, packing. It happens to all college students, so why not be prepared for moving out of your college dorm?

I’ve got life hacks and other packing tips that will make your departure as painless as possible. Read more

Considering Summer School? How Many Credit Hours Should You Take?

For some college students, wrapping up your studies in four years can be a challenge. Enter summer school. You may decide to take this route to complete your education because you changed majors and need to catch up on course work; maybe you need to retake a class you did badly in.

Whatever your reason for considering summer school, you also need to be realistic about the number of credit hours you sign up for. Here’s why: Read more

Healthy Snacks To Keep Your Brain Active for Finals

It can be tough for a college student to stick to eating healthy food. What do you do when you want something quick and easy? I just grab the bag of greasy chips even though an apple is a much better choice. But recently I’ve learned how to make my own DIY snacks with healthy ingredients.

Reach for healthy snacks as you study for finals. (Credit: Leanne Bakes)

Reach for healthy snacks as you study for finals. (Credit: Leanne Bakes)

Now, dorm food doesn’t have to mean eating empty calories. Let me show you what I mean. Read more