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College Packing List: Items You’ll Regret Forgetting

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 01:33 PM

Pack These Dorm Essentials for Move-In Day 

There’s a lot to think about as students prepare for their first year of college, and one of the most difficult things to manage is what to bring! You may not know what you’ll need, and odds are, you will probably forget something.  

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College Freshmen: What to Do Your First Few Days On Campus

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Get to Know Your Roommate, RA, and the Campus When Your Arrive at College

Heading to college for the first time can be a little overwhelming. There are so many things to do, events to go to, and people to meet. Take your time and enjoy every second, but make sure you take care of everything you need to do while you’re enjoying everything you want to do!

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Best Online and On-Campus Resources for College Students

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Make a Smooth College Transition By Taking Advantage of Great Resources Both On and Off Campus

Everyone knows that college is a change, and many students are unaware of how big of a transition it will be into college life. You don’t know what issues you will run into, and you might not know how to handle them. Don’t fret; you’re not the first to go off to college and there are plenty of resources out there to help students adjust to college living.

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5 Ways High School Prepares You for College Life

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Make the College Transition Simple By Using College Skills Learned in High School

If college is the gateway to the real world, then high school is the long highway that precedes it. After four years of high school, you might feel as though you are totally unprepared for the challenges of higher education. Although pumped-up academic standards are a big part of the college transition, being a college student also calls for independence, maturity, and responsibility.

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What to Expect Your First Year Living in a College Dorm

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Dorm Living Can Be Challenging for College Freshmen, Here's What to Expect and How to Handle On-Campus Living

Everyone has the expectation that going to college freshman year will be fun times in a comfortable room, where your best friend is your roommate, and everyone on your floor will be the greatest people you’ve ever met, right? At least, that’s how the movies tell us it will be.

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Tips For A Successful Freshman Year of College

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 @ 09:50 AM

How to Adjust and Make the Most of Your First Year of College

College bound students all across the country are getting ready for another year of learning and growing, and for freshmen students, after the fun welcome festivities, the real work begins.

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Tips For International College Students

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 01:21 PM

How to Make an Easy Transition into American College Life

The number of foreign students studying in the US has grown steadily over the years, making up 6% of college students enrolled in US colleges and universities. But while more and more international students are coming to the US, the transition into American college life can be challenging for some. Different cultural customs, lifestyle, and living arrangements can make the first year of college a little tougher to navigate for an international student.

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Summer Plans for Incoming College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 03:15 PM

How to Spend Your Summer Before College

As the caps come off and the graduation celebrations begin, many high school graduates lookforward to the unbridled freedom of the summer before college. After twelve plus years of non-stop academic and extracurricular responsibilities, this summer provides a much-needed chance for students to unwind after a hectic year of college applications and before an exciting freshman year. Rather than sleep through the hot summer days, use your time to prepare for the year ahead.

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Campus Safety Tips

By IvyWise on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 03:25 PM

Graduating Seniors Need to Keep Campus Safety in Mind Before Going to College

For many students, college is the first time they’ll be living on their own without mom and dad watching over them. While it can be exciting to think about a social life not influenced by curfews, check-in phone calls, and helicopter parents, with new freedom comes new responsibility. Though schools go to great lengths to ensure safety on their campuses, students must also be aware that their personal safety is largely their responsibility.  With these simple tips, students can stay safe, both on and off campus. 

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Inside Higher Ed Survey of Parents on College

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Parents most concerned about cost of college, ability of grads to gain employment

Inside Higher Ed and Gallup released a study that shows parents are most concerned with financing college in the college decision-making process, and believe getting a good job is the most important reason for pursuing higher education.  

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