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Good things may indeed come to those who wait—but in a world of instant messaging and video on demand, most of us simply don't have the patience. Yet there's some compelling evidence that the old adage may be true. So how can we get better at delaying gratification?
If, like a growing majority of people, you live or work in an urban area, you may not spend much time in nature. Nature walks and hiking may not be high on your list of priorities. But scientific studies show that they can improve our mental health, and also prime us for academic success.
In your excitement to tour the campus of your dreams, you may not have thought a lot about your wardrobe. What you choose to wear on a college tour can impact your experience more than you realize. Check out these tips for staying comfortable and making a good first impression on college tours.
Higher education can be an incredible journey for college students. Yet, plunged into independent decision-making in every aspect of your life, you may find yourself overwhelmed. To stay balanced, focused, and healthy during your college years, consider these seven self-care tips.
Do you have a friend, partner, or family member who's taking the admirable step of going to college as an adult? If so, you can help them tremendously by supporting their studies. This blog post explains how.
Are you an engineer being forced to take Intro to Theater this semester? A communications major struggling through Bio 101? This blog post will help you figure out what to do when you find yourself taking a college subject that is way outside of your comfort zone.
If you're short on time before exams, should you spend it studying or sleeping? With packed academic schedules, students often face this dilemma. Many scientific studies indicate that quality sleep is essential for successful studying. Here's why it's better to hit the sack before you hit the books.
Meditation can play an important role in helping you exercise self-control while improving your focus, which can have a positive and significant impact on your studies. Keep reading to find out why meditating could lead to your academic success and how you can start meditating today.
Are you an adult learner or a non-traditional student who's going back to school and feeling a bit in over your head? This blog post offers seven helpful study tips to help you thrive in your education.
To give you a bit of extra peace of mind while you go through the overwhelming college application process, this blog post offers a useful checklist that can help you make sure you don't miss any steps in the process.
Dogs are considered some of the most loyal animals on the planet. Is that loyalty automatic and blind, or can dogs discern when a person isn't trustworthy? A recent experiment in psychology indicates that dogs can use behavioral cues to recognize a person with less-than-honorable intentions.
Visiting a college can be intimidating and you may find yourself in awe of your surroundings, but this is not the time to be at a loss for words. College visits are a prime time to ask questions, so read on for six questions that will help you decide if the campus you're visiting is the right one for you.
Whether you're a high school student getting ready for college, or a college student with an undeclared major, picking a major is one of the most important decisions of your college career. Here's why you should treat choosing your major like making a business decision.
One of the best things you can do to ensure that you'll have a successful college application season is to get and stay organized. This blog post will introduce you to everything you have to do to organize your college applications.
Did you recently get a midterm exam back only to find that your grade wasn't quite what you were hoping and expecting it would be? Don't panic. This blog post will help you decide what to do next.
Navigating the college application process can be an intimidating and stressful one, given the pressure to keep your grades up and choose a major. No worries - keep reading to learn the truth about four college application myths.
If you have a midterm exam coming up, you might be curious about whether this test will be as important as your final exam when it comes to your overall course grade. This blog post answers that question.
If you want to be successful in college, you have to get organized. These five organizational tips are a must-know for any university student who wants to get good grades and graduate on time.
Are you in your first year of college and feeling like you have no idea what you're getting yourself into this upcoming midterm season? This blog post will help you know what to prepare for and how.
Are you a college student overwhelmed by mountains of reading and test after difficult test? Check out this blog post for six study hacks that will help you make the grade.
If you're heading to college this back-to-school season, either as a new freshman or a more seasoned upperclassman, you'll be able to make the most out of your college experience if you follow these eight tips.
Are you a college professor thinking of using an ice-breaker activity to get your course started off on the right note this semester? This blog post offers six options perfect for the college level.
Are you an adult or non-traditional learner looking to go back to school to earn your college degree? This blog post offers seven things you should consider as part of your decision about which school to attend.
Are you worried about making the transition from high school to your freshman year of college successfully? This blog post covers five study habits that will help you do your best as a college freshman.
If skipping class is your guilty pleasure, consider these reasons for kicking the habit. Spoiler alert! You already know that showing up is the first step to a winning start in college and in life.
If you're an adult who hasn't yet reached the milestone of earning a college degree, you might be wondering whether or not you should go back to school and try to do it now. This blog post will help you determine if this is the right time for you to earn your college degree.
College is not just for pulling all-nighters. Summer is a great time to be a tourist on your own campus. It's a chance to leave your student identity behind and fully explore the wealth of activities and resources that an academic community offers.
If you've heard the term 'summer slide' you might be wondering what it is and whether it's something you, as a college student, need to worry about. The answer is yes. This blog post will tell you why.
Are you one of hundreds of students in a large college class? Do you want to make an impression on your professor despite this? Check out this blog post for tips on how to succeed.
Summer break is the perfect time to get ahead, catch up, or make up a course; however, the entire process can be overwhelming. Which classes should you pick? Should you take classes online? Keep reading to learn the answer to those questions and more.
Are you a college student about to enter your senior year? Do you want to have as smooth and as successful a year as possible? Check out this blog post for tips on what you should do during the summer to set yourself up to flourish this year.
You can't ask for a do-over for a less-than-stellar college semester, but you can plan to do better next year. Or, maybe you did well and you want to excel even further. This post will show you how to set yourself up for success over the summer.
If you're the parent of a student who will be starting his or her first year of college in the fall, you may already be bearing witness to some serious anxiety. This blog post offers ideas for how to help your child through those feelings.
If you have a big test coming up in one of your college courses, you're most likely planning to do some reading as part of your studying process. This blog post will tell you how to take your studying to the next level.
If you're an adult learner with a family and you're working toward earning your college degree, you might be experiencing a bit of a challenge when it comes to balancing both important aspects of your life. This blog post will show you how to make earning your degree a family affair.
Are you a college student planning on completing an internship before you graduate? This blog post will explain why the summertime is the best time to be an intern. Check it out!
Preparing for college is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a challenging one when trying to decide what to do next. Here are six things you can do to transition into your first year of college successfully.
Are you interested in cultivating leadership experience while you're in college? This blog post offers helpful suggestions for how you can find opportunities both on and around campus.
If you're about to join the workforce, it's worth your time to do a bit of research about what you're getting yourself into. This blog post covers the most important information you need to know.
Having a hard time choosing which college to attend? We get it. It's a big choice! To help you through the decision-making process, check out this blog post, which offers seven considerations you should think about.
Have you thought about taking college courses over this coming summer? This blog post will give you five reasons why you should seriously consider it.
Paying for college can be a major stressor, and for good reason. If you're concerned about how you'll pay for your college education, this is the blog post for you.
Have you recently found out that you didn't get into any of your colleges of choice? Are you feeling blase about the schools that you did get into? This blog post offers actionable choices for your next steps.
College readiness courses are a must for most high schools, with students selecting their top university picks as early as the ninth grade. For students who haven't been accepted by their first-choice colleges, the rejection, while initially devastating, may actually be an opportunity in disguise.
Are you worried about how you're going to afford to pay your college tuition? Here are a few options for how you can make your degree program more affordable.
Are you suffering from senioritis? Do you have symptoms such as boredom, indifference, and inattentiveness? This blog post will prescribe the best treatment for you.
The end of the school year can be a little overwhelming. This blog post covers five things you shouldn't forget to do before you leave your university at the end of the year.
Do you have a college visit or two coming up? Maybe more like ten? Whichever it is, here are the six top things that you should do during your college visit.
If you want to get ahead and ready yourself to begin your career as soon as possible, we recommend doing so during your last semester of college. This blog post gives you tips for how to best use this time to prepare.
Let's face it: When your college campus is so covered in snow that you don't even recognize it anymore, the last thing you want to do is drag your shivering butt out of bed and head to class. This blog post gives you tips on how to keep up with your courses, even when the weather outside is frightful.
Watching seasons of bachelors hand roses to beautiful women, you thought, 'What a great problem to have!' Now you're The Bachelor, holding the bouquet as colleges vie for your attention. No worries - here are three ways to navigate your college journey when feeling like a contestant on The Bachelor.
A lot of college students go on wild vacations during spring break, but that's not the only way to enjoy your time off. This blog post will show you how to make the most of your break even if you're not going anywhere.
If you're a college student, you know the fear of an empty wallet or low bank balance. Check out this blog post for some creative money-saving ideas you haven't tried yet.
Life lessons come from the unlikeliest of places: fortune cookies, strangers on the street... even reality TV shows. This blog post will let you know what your favorite reality TV competitions can teach you about group projects. Check it out.
Do you constantly find yourself arriving late for all of your college courses? If this is a problem you tend to have, check out this blog post for tips on how to handle it.
If you aren't yet taking advantage of your professors' office hours, you absolutely should start doing so. Check out this blog post to find out four reasons why.
If you're anxious to make sure that you're ready for college, this blog post offers several ideas for how you can prepare for college even if you don't know which school you are going to attend.
College is all about freedom. You're at liberty to make more and more profound choices about your life and future. So is there any point to getting an internship if you don't have to? Here are five reasons why an internship is the gift that keeps on giving.
Study habits can make or break your grades: Good ones can help you leap tall buildings and ace tests—while bad ones can make your grades plummet like a barrel over Niagara Falls. Find out which study habits may derail your academic success, so you can toss them out with the trash long before test time comes.
Are you having a hard time finding the patience to wait for your college acceptance letters? Check out these tips on how to keep busy during the wait.
If you're an education provider, a family member or a friend of an adult learner, an institution, or an adult learner yourself, check out this blog post to learn five statistics you should know about adult learners.
Your decision to earn your degree is one of the most impactful New Year's resolutions you can make. If you're concerned about the challenges you'll face in the months and years ahead, read on to see how you can keep on track through careful planning, motivation, and creative thinking.
Choosing to go to college is a big decision. Choosing to forgo a typical college education for a more untraditional path is a bigger one. Check out this blog post for tips on how to bring this topic up with your parents.
Are you a college student thinking about how to become a better you in the new year? Check out this blog post for six New Year's resolutions we recommend you make.
With the cost of earning a degree on the rise, many college students need to work in order to help pay for their tuition and related expenses. Keep reading to find out some of the worst jobs people had while they were in college.
If the fall semester doesn't go as planned, don't beat yourself up too badly. Instead, let it motivate you to turn things around in your spring classes. Keep reading to learn why the spring semester is the perfect time for a fresh start.
Registering for an entire semester's worth of college courses involves a lot of planning and careful consideration. Here are our top five tips for making sure you're happy with the classes you choose.
As a card-carrying procrastinator, you may believe that it's never too late to start any project, including studying for finals. The truth is, time waits for no one. Find out how to fool yourself into studying sooner and avoiding the pitfalls of procrastination.
College life can be hectic at times, but luckily there are some apps that can make it more manageable. Read on to explore the details of five must-have apps for college students.
If you've ever wondered what would happen if your favorite reality stars went to college, wonder no longer. Read this blog post to find out what five popular reality stars should have majored in.
If you've just gotten your final exam schedule and realized that you have more than one final on the same day, this is the blog post for you. Read more to learn what you can do to succeed.
Don't let the stress of final exams trip you up and make your life difficult. This finals week, get a leg up by avoiding the five most common mistakes made by college students.
Traditionally speaking, a college education usually means spending four or more years at a pricey university, but the times are definitely changing. Read on to learn why alternative college pathways are transforming and becoming the future of postsecondary education.
Applying to colleges can be an overwhelming process. This free video resource can show you the different paths to earning a college degree and the types of colleges you should apply to.
Group projects are like taxes: unpleasant and unavoidable. If you have a group project coming up in one of your college courses, check out this blog post for a few suggestions about how to survive.
Your grade point average is a snapshot of your academic performance. But as long as you manage to graduate, does your college GPA really count? Discover how maintaining an exemplary GPA in college not only helps you transition to the next phase of your life but can also impact your finances.
There are many benefits to earning a college degree, including the ability to earn more over the course of your lifetime. Keep reading to find out exactly what a difference a degree can make.
Are you a college student about to go on winter break? Check out this blog post for six suggestions for the best things to do during your vacation, whether you're focused on relaxing, learning, or making some money.
In order to craft a strong college application, you'll want to personalize your application materials as much as possible. This blog post offers five options for ways to do so.
When it comes to being rich and famous, there's often more than what meets the eye. Check out our list of six celebrities who have earned unexpected college degrees.
Are you finding yourself wondering whether or not you might have declared the wrong college major? Check out this blog post for four suggestions on what you should do next.
If you're a student looking to get a degree in journalism, you're probably seeking a college that will be a good fit for your intended major. Here are the five top colleges you should look into.
There is no better feeling than walking out of your last midterm and taking a breath of relief. Now that you're finally done, check out this list of four ways to recover from midterms season.
The choice of what to study in college is an important one. A future college student might want to seek guidance on this topic from their parents. Parents can help by asking their children these five guiding questions.
Are you a business major in college looking to make a little (or more than a little) extra cash in your free time? Check out our tips for five ways to make money on the side.
Are you a college student who has had the experience of registering for courses and wishing you had some other options? Check out these five elective courses colleges should offer.
Are you worried about your upcoming college midterm exams? Check out this article for six effective ways to make sure that you get the grades you want.
Student athletes have no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the right college. Take a look at some of the country's top choices when it comes to academics and athletics.
What are we talking about when we say that there is a student debt crisis? Just how many Americans have student debt? How much money do they owe? Read this article to learn the answers to these (and other) questions.
Are you curious which of your favorite silly characters are played by much smarter actors? Here's a list of six actors who are more intelligent than the characters they're known for portraying.
These days, many recruiters are looking for candidates who have key soft skills. Check out this blog post to find out how to develop these skills during college.
Becoming a college freshman is challenging, and some of us have a harder time with the transition than others. If you're struggling, here are some suggestions for what to do.
Do you harbor secret hopes of becoming a reality star one day? Here's what you should study to help yourself succeed.
If you're a college freshman moving into a dorm room for the first time, consider doing a few special things to make your dorm as conducive to learning as possible. Here are our top five tips.
Group projects might be one of the more challenging parts of college, but what if you got to pick your dream team? Here are the six celebrities we'd want to work with.
While there's a lot of pressure on freshmen to pick a college major, undeclared students are the majority. Most students enter college undeclared or change their major. Read on to learn when you need to pick a major and the best strategies for choosing a major - and future career - that you'll love.
Your senior year of college is a time of transition that involves finishing your undergraduate schooling and preparing to enter the workforce. Your career path can lead you through an exciting yet challenging adventure. To get off to a great start, take action now with these essential career-building steps.
Having trouble separating fact from fiction? Join us in imagining which fictional professors we wish we could learn from.
If you're worried about balancing your education and work life now that it's time to go back to school, you're not alone! Almost 14 million people in the United States are both working and pursuing college or postsecondary training programs. Read on to explore 5 ways that can help you manage work and school.
Are you mentally prepared for being a college student? Advice from these former freshmen can help prepare you and let know who to go to for support in tough times.
Starting your first year of college can be a stressful time. You want to do well but you're not sure you're ready for this new challenge. Use the tips below to learn from people who have done it before you.
For many students, college often means living frugally on a tight budget. After all, the term 'broke college student' certainly doesn't exist for no reason (ramen, anyone?)! In today's post, we'll highlight six solid ways for college students to earn some extra cash.
Barring a very unique circumstance, your freshman year of college is only going to happen once. Here are six ways to make sure you get the most out of it.
Let's be real: breakfast in college often consists of a cereal bar or nothing at all. Unfortunately, those aren't the best choices if you want your mind and body to run at full speed during your A.M. classes. Here are five easy breakfast options that can help you stay rolling all morning.
You already know that you want to start your own company after you get your bachelor's degree. Now you're looking for a college that will teach you the entrepreneurial skills you'll need to succeed. Here are five top schools for future entrepreneurs.
Hoping to save some precious study time by skipping your college reading and watching the movie version of the book instead? Here's why you shouldn't.
Identity theft isn't just a problem for adults in the workforce. College students can easily fall victim to it too, but these strategies can help you keep your information safe.
Imagine showing up to your first day of college and finding out that your roommate is a superhero. Would they be easy to get along with? Read on to find out.
Have you decided that four-year college might not be the best choice for the next step in your education? Are you curious as to what your other options are? Continue reading to explore some viable alternatives to four-year institutions.
Whether you're undertaking professional training, changing careers, or just finishing a degree you started long ago, you may feel apprehensive about being back in the classroom again. These suggestions for adult learners can help you get back into the swing of being a student.
Your first year of college is a whirlwind. At times you'll feel like the star of your own TV show, and other times all you'll want to do is run and hide from the cameras. Here are major challenges you'll face your freshman year - and how to handle them.
Earning a degree can be expensive, and many students learn the hard way that they didn't budget as well as they should have, forcing them to make some interesting food choices. Here are some of the worst meals people have eaten in college.
Need assistance in college? Your phone might seem an unlikely solution, but it can help you academically by performing tasks that include scheduling study times and viewing lessons and lectures. Read on to learn how to transform your phone from educational distraction to academic asset.
If you're planning to live on campus this fall, you may have a general idea of what you'll need to pack for your dorm room. However, there may be some less obvious things you might not have considered, which we'll explore in this post.
Everybody loves their alma mater, including your favorite celebrities. Check out our list of eight stars who have plenty of school spirit for the universities they once attended.
Looking for some tunes to accompany you as you start the new school year? Here are our suggested song choices, all put together into a convenient playlist. Get ready to rock and learn.
If you're just starting college and want to get a sense of the experience to come (or just get excited about your future), here are 5 movies you must watch.
Dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years. But as Jurassic World teaches us, it's never too late to make a comeback! Here's how you survive when dinosaurs rule the world - again.
Are you starting college and worried about whether or not you'll get along with your first roommate? Check out these 7 tips for making sure you and your roommate become friends.
If you're looking for a TV show to watch that will fit your scholastic interests, look no further. Here's a list of the best TV shows for each university major.
Let's get real, parents: sometimes homework can be more than we bargained for. So, what exactly should you do when you realize that your child's homework is over your head? Continue reading to explore four strategies that can come in handy when the going gets tough during homework time.
Whether you're a recent graduate yourself, or just looking for some inspiring words of wisdom, check out our round-up of this year's best graduation speech advice.
Looking for a television show to get addicted to this summer? Check out our list of the 5 best TV shows for brainy binge watching. Because who says you can't watch TV and learn at the same time?
Once the school year is over, students often let their skills deteriorate over the summer. However, a cell phone can open up multiple educational opportunities that can help you stay focused and return to school stronger than ever in the fall.
Close your eyes and picture your favorite celebrity. Their accomplishments, piercing blue eyes, that smile... Now imagine them teaching your Econ 101 class. Is it a dream, or a nightmare? We put together a list of 5 potentially awesome and 5 potentially awful celeb professors. Let's see if your fave made the list!
While a college education can open doors in the workplace, it comes with a price — one you don't want to be paying indefinitely. Summer break is an opportunity to reduce the amount you owe. Consider using the carefree days of summer to whittle down the worrisome burden of student debt.
Although the summer melt is a real problem, there are resources that can help you overcome it. If you're planning on attending college in the fall but worry that something might derail your plans, the resources highlighted in this post can keep you on track and help you avoid the summer melt.
If you find yourself in a remedial class like many other prospective college students across the country, don't get discouraged. With the right attitude and tools, you can greatly benefit from the remediation. Use the pointers in this post to help you make the most out of being in a remedial class.
Your choice of college is possibly one of the most important decisions of your life. You felt confident when you made that decision—but now you're starting to have doubts. Before you think of dropping out or transferring, consider these suggestions for reevaluating your college choice.
The summer before you start college can be a time of uncertainty. To set yourself on a positive path toward your new college adventure, try to avoid these common mistakes.
Most college students will take a class taught by a TA at some point. These graduate students may not be tenured professors, but they're knowledgeable and enthusiastic and usually function as the main class contact. Get to know your college TAs to achieve a better learning experience and maybe even higher grades.
What could be smarter than using your smartphone to learn as you travel and relax? During the long summer days ahead, you can earn college credit for the upcoming academic year. These tips and suggestions will help you make the most of your summer learning time.
The transition from high school to college can be a rocky one due to the many differences between the institutions. Prepare yourself for the changes and expectations that await you by considering the five significant ways that college differs from high school.
It's certainly no big secret that studying for finals can be a stressful experience. What's the best way to go about it? Are there certain study methods that work better than others? Fortunately, we've compiled five top-notch tips that can make studying for finals more efficient and less overwhelming.
It can be hard to maintain your focus when the school year is almost over, but staying motivated is essential to your future. Read on to find some helpful advice about how to avoid slacking off in the spring.
With so many things to take into consideration, finding the perfect college fit can often seem like an impossible task; but rest assured, it can be done. In this blog post, we'll focus on what you should look for when researching schools, as well as some pointers that can help you find the right college.
Congratulations on being accepted into your dream school! But can you afford to attend? Or, more importantly, can you afford to without taking out a ton of loans and assuming a lot of student debt? Read on to learn about the essential tools for maximizing financial aid and the types of aid available.
Many college students consider all-nighters a part of the college experience but often don't realize that they can adversely affect both academic performance and health. Read on to learn more about the dangers of all-nighters and the right way to study for an exam.
Visiting college campuses and their admissions offices is an exciting time for a student! However, you want to make sure you make an informed decision about admissions to any school. So maximize your visit with these tips to get the most information out of visiting prospective colleges.
Getting rejected from your dream school can be a devastating experience for any prospective college student. You just need to know how to process the situation and keep moving forward. While rejection is tough, you can regroup and find new dreams in college and life.
As you stare at your mountain of college reading, take a deep breath. While the volume of pages in front of you may be daunting, there are strategies you can use to tackle the reading efficiently so you can have time left over to enjoy college too!
Being a college student can often be stressful and overwhelming, but did you know there are special resources that can help you deal with any mental health issues you might be experiencing? Keep reading to learn about the mental health resources you probably have access to as a community college student.
Community colleges offer benefits and opportunities that millions of students can't get anywhere else. So why is there a stigma attached to attending one and how can you deal with it?
While community colleges do not enjoy the prestige of many 4-year institutions, their affordability, individualized attention, and training opportunities make them undervalued gems, as these three success stories show.
Though it's not thought of as a common destination, community colleges are a popular choice for international students. If you're considering enrolling in such a school, read on for more information on what steps you need to take and how you can prepare.
Though they may not have a reputation for offering professional services, community colleges can actually be quite helpful when it comes to finding an internship. Read on for more information on how these schools can be of use in your pursuit of work experience.
Whether you choose to take a course on a pass or no pass (P/NP) basis in community college will depend largely upon the school's P/NP policy as well as the P/NP policy of the university you intend to transfer to at a later time.
If you're thinking of becoming a software engineer, you have a couple of different academic paths from which to choose. Attending community college and completing a programming boot camp are both excellent options, but how can you tell which one is right for you?
If you're leaning toward a community college for the next step in your education, you might be wondering if some are better than others. Here we'll explore some factors that can tell you a lot about community colleges and what they have to offer.
Getting an unfair grade in college can be an emotional situation to find yourself in. However, if you approach your professor in the right way, you can talk to them calmly and find a resolution you can live with.