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Summer Planning Checklist For Rising College Freshmen

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Here’s What Rising College Freshmen Need to Do This Summer to Prepare For The First Semester of College

The summer before freshman year of college is exciting! You’re so close to realizing your college dreams, however, there’s still lots to be done to prepare for your first year on campus. From packing and choosing classes to spending time with friends, the months leading up to freshman move-in day can be extremely busy – and can go by in a flash.
 
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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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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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Finding A College Roommate in 2013

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Facebook, Online Profiles, and More Go Into Roommate Searches

Finding a college roommate is not necessarily up to a random assignment by the housing office these days. Facebook groups and roommate finder websites have revamped this process allowing for optimal co-habitation compatibility. No longer is requesting the same dorm the only criteria that will go into finding your future roommate. Cleanliness, desired noise-level, study habits, style, extracurricular activities, and interests are all taken into account when incoming freshmen hold the power of choosing their own roommates.  

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Lessons From College Movies

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Movies about admissions and college life offer some major Dos and Don’ts  

College movies throughout the years have offered insights and advice about college admissions and the college experience. Classic films portray students navigating applications, freshmen year, and the college social scene. While many movies include a sound moral, some plot sequences may be questionable to audience members.  

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