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Courses & Academics

Should You Take Morning, Afternoon, or Evening Classes?

It can be challenging to create the perfect college schedule, but it can be done! Follow these quick tips to help optimize your academic potential.

Kim-Ling Sun

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College Planning

What Is Programmatic Accreditation?

Programmatic accreditation is essential for education in many fields. But all accrediting agencies aren't created equal. Here's what you need to know.

Sharon Wilfong

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7 Education Books All Future Teachers Should Read This Summer

Summer is a great time to get caught up on reading, especially for aspiring teachers. Explore one professor's picks for must-read education books.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Ask a Professor: What to Do if You Have a Bad Professor

What can you do when you dislike or disagree with your professor? A college professor shares tips on how to handle bad professors and disagreements.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Ask a Professor: How to Pull an All-Nighter in College

College students stay up all night to cram for exams or finish essays. A professor shares tips on pulling an all-nighter and whether they actually work.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Can You Beat These 15 Celebrity SAT Scores?

Fame, fortune, and brains? Some people really do have it all — and you can aspire to the same. See how you fare against 15 celebrity SAT scores.

Danika Miller

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Diversity & Inclusion

How For-Profit Colleges Impact Black Women

For-profit colleges exist to make money. Some have been accused of predatory practices. Learn how for-profit colleges impact Black women.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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College Planning Diversity & Inclusion

AP African American Studies Pilot Introduces Diverse Changes

The College Board will launch the AP African American Studies pilot program in fall 2022. Learn why this diversity initiative is critical for students.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Summer Semester: When Does It Start? And Should You Enroll?

School's out — or, rather, in — for summer. Discover the pros and cons of enrolling in an optional summer semester in college.

Anne Dennon

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College Planning

How to Send SAT Scores to Colleges: Step-by-Step Guide

Knowing how to send SAT scores can make college admissions less stressful. Learn how to ensure colleges receive your SAT score report in time.

Thomas Broderick

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Diversity & Inclusion

Scholarships for ROTC Students

Thinking about joining the ROTC and applying for its scholarships? Here's what you need to know about the requirements.

Catherine Lafuente

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College Planning

What High School Classes Do Colleges Look For?

Colleges want well-rounded students who challenge themselves academically. See which high school classes you want on your transcripts for college admissions.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Could Mean for College Students

Roe v. Wade is overturned. Let's shine a light on the impacts to college students' reproductive rights after this landmark decision.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Student Life

Love Learning? Here Are 7 Educational Vacations to Take This Summer

Want to spend your summer learning about culture, history, and nature? Check out these seven exciting destinations for your vacation this summer.

Danika Miller

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College Planning

ACT-to-SAT Conversion: How Do Your Scores Translate?

College-bound students typically take either the SAT or ACT. Learn how to compare scores from both tests using official ACT-to-SAT conversion charts.

Lauren Mack

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College Planning

Should You Take the SAT/ACT Over the Summer?

There are different routes and options when planning your college career. Find out if taking the summer SAT/ACT is right for you.

Emily Gillespie-Lord

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College Planning

The History of Public Universities in the U.S.

America's public universities date back to the founding of the country. The history of public universities shows their pivotal role in society's future.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Products & Services

10 Books to Read Before College That’ll Set You Up for Success

Heading off to college soon? These 10 books to read before college can help set you up for success, both academically and personally.

Samantha L. Solomon, Ph.D.

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College Planning

How to Prepare for the GRE: Test Day Checklist

Not sure how to prepare for GRE test day? Discover how to get ready in just a few simple steps.

Thomas Broderick

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College Planning

Provisional Admission: What It Is and How It Works

Students offered provisional admission to college need to do extra work to gain regular acceptance, but it could well be worth their time and effort.

Nancy Parode

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Inclusive Excellence Means to College Students

Inclusive excellence supports diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on college campuses. Learn how schools can create an infrastructure of support.

Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.

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College Planning

What Is a College Placement Test?

Placement test results determine some of your first-year college classes. Learn more about these tests' formats, questions, and importance.

Thomas Broderick

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Student Life

What’s Next for BYU’s ‘Black Menaces’

A group of Black students on TikTok is helping other marginalized students at PWIs expose inequities on their campuses.

Jessica Bryant

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Student Life

The Ultimate College Bucket List: 50 Ideas Guaranteed to Make Lasting Memories

Make the most of your college experience with our ultimate college bucket list. Check out these 50 things to do while you're a student.

Danika Miller

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Greece

Studying abroad in Greece offers you many once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Learn more about this amazing Mediterranean country and why you should study there.

Thomas Broderick

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Online Education

8 Pros and Cons of Online Learning

Taking online classes can save you money and offer increased flexibility. Learn more about the biggest pros and cons of online learning.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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College Planning

How Long Is the GRE? Tips to Manage Your Time Wisely

The GRE is often required for graduate school applications. A good score can open doors. Learn the test structure and time management tips to succeed.

Alison Plaut

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College Planning

Are Pre-College Summer Programs Worth It? The Pros and Cons

Learn about the pros and cons of pre-college summer programs and find out about the best summer college programs available.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

How Long Is the SAT? Tips to Manage Your Time Wisely

Before taking the SAT, learn how it's structured and create a time management plan to help maximize your score.

Nancy Parode

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College Planning

How to Calculate SAT Scores: 4-Step Guide

Knowing how to calculate SAT scores can help you determine what to focus on in your prep and how many questions you can afford to miss on test day.

Lauren Mack

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College Planning

How to Calculate ACT Scores: Step-by-Step Guide

To earn the highest ACT score, you'll need to take many practice tests. Learn how to calculate your ACT score in just a few easy steps.

Thomas Broderick

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Courses & Academics

How to Register for College Classes: 5 Essential Tips

Making a backup plan for class registration is essential, especially as a first-year or transfer student. Here's how to sign up for college classes.

Sharon Wilfong

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Diversity & Inclusion

How a Local College Honors the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims

Read about how UCF, a college less than 10 minutes away from the location of the Pulse shooting, honors the 49 victims each year during Pride month.

Cameren Boatner

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Courses & Academics

A Professor’s Top 6 Study Tips for Adult Learners

Struggling to balance your college education with other responsibilities like a job and childcare? Read a professor's top study tips for adult learners.

Samantha L. Solomon, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating Pride Month on Campus

Celebrating Pride Month is a great way to support diversity and inclusion on campus. Learn ways you can participate in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Kim-Ling Sun

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College Planning

Tips for Touring Out-of-State Colleges

Are you considering out-of-state colleges? Learn how to budget for campus visits and get the most out of your trip, plus alternatives to in-person visits.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is the ACT? A Complete Guide

The ACT measures college readiness in English, math, reading, and science. Discover what the ACT entails in terms of timing, content, and fees.

Anne Dennon

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Diversity & Inclusion

Colleges Advancing LGBTQ+ Equity for Students

Certain colleges are advancing LGBTQ+ equity for college students. Read on to find out which ones.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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Student Life

12 Things Every Student Should Do the Summer Before College

Knowing what to do the summer before college can help lead to a seamless transition into student life. Check out our list of 12 things to do this summer.

Danika Miller

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Courses & Academics

What Is the National Honor Society?

The National Honor Society recognizes outstanding high schoolers and awards $2 million in scholarships annually. Learn more about the benefits of joining the National Honor Society.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

5 Summer Activities That Look Great on a College Application

Wondering how to spend your summer? We spoke with admissions experts and found five summer activities that can help your college application stand out.

Danika Miller

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College Planning

15 Weird Majors You Can Pursue in College

While there are hundreds of traditional college majors, there are also many weird majors you can pursue that may lead to unique dream jobs.

Lauren Mack

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College Planning

What Is the SAT? A Complete Overview of the Test

The SAT is a standardized test that aims to measure students' knowledge of math, reading, and writing, as well as their college readiness.

Anne Dennon

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Student Life

Adulting 101: How to Pay Bills in College

Paying your bills on time is critical to keeping your credit intact. Learn how to pay bills in college and avoid late payments.

Marisa Upson

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College Planning

When to Take the GRE: 4 Tips for Choosing GRE Test Dates

Earning a good GRE score can set you up for success in graduate school and beyond. Find out when to take the GRE for best results.

Alison Plaut

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College Planning

How to Send ACT Scores to Colleges: Step-by-Step Guide

Good ACT scores help many college applicants gain admission to top schools. Learn how to ensure your scores arrive before application deadlines.

Thomas Broderick

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Diversity & Inclusion

Coming Out: How I Moved from a Place of Fear to Queer Liberation

Coming out can be scary if you lack understanding and support. Discover how one student moved from fear to acceptance in their quest for queer liberation.

Col Stephens

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Student Life

The Pros and Cons of Staying on Campus During the Summer

Staying on campus over the summer offers several advantages but comes with some drawbacks. Read our guide to learn more.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

Should You Bring Your Pet to College?

You can bring your pet to college — but before packing the kibble, learn more about the pros and cons of pets on campus and the most pet-friendly colleges.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

How to Choose a Graduate Program

Graduate school can be an exciting pursuit. Deciding on grad school involves consideration of cost, program, location, and time.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

How to Write a Dissertation: Step-by-Step Guide

Doctoral students write dissertations to earn their degrees. But what is a dissertation, and how do you write one? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

Adulting 101: How to Get Renters Insurance for College Students

Learn more about renters insurance for college students. Explore the best renters insurance for college students. Compare renters insurance by cost and coverage.

Whitney Sandoval

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Diversity & Inclusion

Seeking Mentorship and Queer Knowledge to Create Change on Campus

How do you combat campus environments that don't support your identity? Learn how one queer student uses mentorship and knowledge to advocate for change.

Aja St. Germaine

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Career Planning

How to Become a Geriatric Social Worker

In an aging population, geriatric social work is increasingly vital. Find out how to become a geriatric social worker and jump-start a career in the field.

James Mielke

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Products & Services

11 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Students

Looking for last-minute Father's Day gift ideas? Keep reading to learn about the best Father's Day gifts for 2022.

Staff Writers

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Courses & Academics

The 11 Most Unique College Courses

Choosing the right college courses can make or break your semester. Discover some of the most unique college courses here.

Christina Payne

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College Planning Courses & Academics

Is a JD-MBA Program Right for Me?

Both law and business students hope to earn a degree that will help them stand out. Learn if a JD-MBA program is right for you.

Emily Gillespie-Lord

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why My Visibility as a Queer Student Leader Matters

Getting involved on campus is a great way to build confidence. Learn how one RA used their leadership experience to explore their LGBTQ+ identity.

Casper Crump

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Best Online Master’s in Educational Psychology Programs

We've ranked the top online master's in educational psychology programs. Compare schools by cost and convenience. Earn your master's degree online.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Learning to Love My Queer and Trans Identity Through Acceptance

Understanding intersecting identities can be hard in a toxic environment, especially if you're queer and trans. See how one student learned to love themselves.

Casper Crump

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College Planning

When Do ACT Scores Come Out? Full 2022-23 Schedule

ACT scores usually come out 10 days after the test, but it can sometimes take longer. Read on to learn when you can expect to receive your ACT scores.

Jackalyn Beck

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Faculty Helped Me Embrace My Queer Identity Through Writing

Faculty can be a powerful source of encouragement for students. Learn how teachers inspired one LGBTQ+ student to embrace their identity through writing.

Sam Runge

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Diversity & Inclusion

Top 10 LGBTQ+ Podcasts for College Students

Find LGBTQ+ podcasts that provide truth, knowledge, and tea for today's college students. Dig in to discover your new favorite show this Pride Month.

Sydney Clark

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College Planning

Got Waitlisted? How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest

A letter of continued interest adds to your application by highlighting your recent accomplishments. Here's how to write a stand-out letter if you're waitlisted.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Ace the ACT With These 19 ACT Practice Tests

Earning a high ACT score can help you get into a good college. Browse our collection of ACT practice tests and get tips on how to use them.

Sharon Wilfong

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Diversity & Inclusion

What My Greek Life Experience Taught Me About My LGBTQ+ Identity

Greek life can be great for some students, but not everyone has a positive experience. Hear what one student navigated being LGBTQ+ in a campus sorority.

Kerry Shamnoski

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College Planning

18 SAT Practice Tests to Help You Ace the Exam

Practice tests can help boost your SAT score and improve your test-taking skills. Here are 18 free SAT practice tests to help you prep.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Present-Day Social Movements LGBTQ+ Students Care About

Many of today's social movements intersect with LGBTQ+ students' interests and passions. Read more to discover the issues that motivate LGBTQ+ students.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How I Learned to Love My Aromantic and Asexual Identities

Aromantic and asexual people often encounter challenges inside and outside the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how one student came to love and embrace this identity.

Devin Anders Mullenbach

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Diversity & Inclusion

6 Ways Colleges Can Honor the Stonewall Riots Today

The Stonewall Riots changed the course of LGBTQ+ history. Celebrate LGBTQ+ students and honor this historic event with pride.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College Planning

What Is a Research University?

Research universities invest in research and development. Learn more about R1 schools and the reasons to choose a research university.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Should You Do a Summer Study Abroad Program?

Summer is a great time to travel. Learn more about the pros and cons of summer study abroad and which programs offer the most bang for your buck.

Anne Dennon

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Diversity & Inclusion

Lavender Graduations Celebrate LGBTQ+ Students

Lavender Graduations center the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ college students. Explore the history of these events and learn how to host one on campus.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Before Stonewall: Why the Dewey Sit-Ins Matter to LGBTQ+ Social Movements

Before the Stonewall Riots, students led sit-ins against discriminatory policies at Dewey's restaurant. Learn why this matters to LGBTQ+ movements today.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Top 9 PSAT Practice Tests to Use in Your Prep

Practice tests can help you ace the PSAT. Here are the nine best practice tests to help you prepare for the PSAT — and they're all free!

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

This LGBTQ+ Grad Fights the System — and Her Student Loan Debt

LGBTQ+ people face more financial challenges. Learn how a queer 2020 grad turned her art into a full-time hustle to pay off student loans. Read her story.

Lyss Welding

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College Planning

PSAT Test Day Checklist: 7 Tips to Help You Prepare

Wondering how to prepare for the PSAT and what to bring to the PSAT? Keep reading to learn what to expect on the PSAT and how to ace the exam.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

How to Register for the ACT: Step-by-Step Guide (With Pictures)

Wondering how ACT registration works online? Read on to learn about ACT sign-up procedures and get step-by-step support.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

SAT Sign-Up: A Complete 7-Step Guide (With Pictures)

Many students take the SAT more than once, so it's important to know how to sign up. Here, we break down SAT registration into seven easy steps.

Jackalyn Beck

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Diversity & Inclusion

How the Religious Exemption Accountability Project Advocates for LGBTQ+ Students

Learn how the Religious Exemption Accountability Project is stopping discrimination at religious institutions and advocating for LGBTQ+ students.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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College Planning

8 Reasons to Study Abroad in China

Have you ever thought about studying abroad in China? Here are eight reasons why you should pack your bags and explore this gorgeous country.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Gender Identity and Sexuality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Gender identity and sexuality can be complicated terms. Learning both is important to understanding each other. See why this matters for LGBTQ+ identity.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

My Journey as an LGBTQ+ Student Pursuing Graduate School

Grad school can be tough, especially for LGBTQ+ students. Discover how one queer student navigated the journey with the help of community and campus resources.

Cooper Lee Kidd

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College Planning

What Is a College Meal Plan? Should You Get One?

Should you get a meal plan? Learn more about college meal plans and the different options students have when dining on campus.

Doug Wintemute

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College Planning

SAT Test Day Checklist: What to Bring and How to Prepare

What do you need to bring to the SAT? Learn how to prepare for SAT test day and what to expect on the exam with our SAT test day checklist.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

6 LGBTQ+ Faculty Creating Change for Students on Campus

LGBTQ+ college faculty members bring varied and long-lasting support to students on campus. Learn how leaders create change and who's standing out.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College Planning

Top 16 GRE Practice Tests to Use in Your Prep

Are you nervous about the GRE? Using the best GRE practice tests in your prep can help you beat test-day jitters and earn a top score.

James Mielke

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Products & Services

The 10 Best Graphic Novels for Students to Read This Summer

Looking for something exciting to read this summer? Here are 10 gorgeous and immersive graphic novels that are must-reads for college students.

Kim-Ling Sun

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The 9 Best Books for Law Students to Read This Summer

Want to stay sharp this summer? Here are the books all pre-law students should read before 1L, plus the best books for law students.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: How to Get the Most Out of a University Library

Many students never visit the campus library. Here's everything you're missing out on, plus tips on how to get the most out of your university library.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Health & Wellness

How to Eat Healthy on a College Meal Plan

Some find it challenging to eat healthy on a college meal plan — but it can be done. Follow these tips on making good choices when you dine on campus.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Courses & Academics

A Professor’s Top 5 Time Management Tips for College Students

Learners must balance coursework, a social life, and family commitments. A professor shares her top time management tips for college students.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Mexico

Mexico's study abroad programs allow students to earn college credit while visiting historical sites, eating tasty food, and mastering Spanish.

Nalea Ko

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Health & Wellness

18 Healthy Snacks for College Students

When choosing snacks in between meals, consider your choices, consult this list of healthy snack options, and don't be afraid to try something new.

Kim-Ling Sun

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College Planning

What to Expect on the ACT: Test Day Checklist

Wondering what to expect on the ACT? Read on to learn how to prepare for the ACT and what to bring to the ACT test center.

Staff Writers

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Student Life

The Most Notable Commencement Speeches of 2022

Taylor Swift headlines this year's crop of celebrity commencement speakers addressing graduates across America's campuses.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Biggest Stressors LGBTQ+ College Students Face

Read this article to learn about the major stressors LGBTQ+ students face on and off college campuses.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Student Life

Shhh! 10 NYC Libraries Students Secretly Love

Are you hosting the next group study session? You're in luck. NYC has a wealth of libraries. Check out the 10 New York public libraries students love.

Michelle Boudin

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Student Life

Life in the Big Apple: Best NYC Neighborhoods for Students

The best NYC neighborhoods for students offer walkability, public transportation, and affordable entertainment. Here are a few things to consider.

Sharon Wilfong

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Student Life

8 Reasons to Study in New York

New York offers top-ranked universities, an entertainment mecca, and a wealth of opportunities. Learn why students choose to go to college in New York.

Marisa Upson

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Students Speak: How Nursing Helped Me Discover My Purpose

Nursing is a challenging career. One nursing student shares her continuing education journey and how she found a passion for coaching and mental health.

Brandy Gleason, MSN, MHA, BC-NC

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College Planning

How Long Is the PSAT? Tips to Manage Your Time Wisely

The PSAT/NMSQT takes 2 hours and 45 minutes without breaks. It has four sections and 139 questions, so time management can make or break your score.

Jackalyn Beck

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Courses & Academics

How to Stop Procrastinating in College: 7 Essential Tips

Nearly every student procrastinates on schoolwork at some point. Learn how to stop putting off assignments and create better study habits with these tips.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Products & Services Student Life

The 50 Best Gifts for College Students

Looking for a gift for the college student in your life? Check out our list of the best gifts for college students for thoughtful, useful ideas that fit your budget.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

Top 10 Colleges in Warm Places for Summer-Loving Students

What are the best warm-weather colleges for students who can't get enough sun? Our list introduces 10 warm colleges that guarantee few rainy or snowy days.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Second Chance Programs Increase Access to Higher Education

Second chance programs help people who are or were incarcerated earn degrees –– and they help reduce recidivism. Learn more about these vital programs.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

To Walk or Not to Walk: The Pros and Cons of Skipping Commencement

College graduation can be lengthy and dull — but it's still a big event for students and their families. Learn the pros and cons of skipping commencement.

Anne Dennon

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Health & Wellness

Students Speak: How I Put Myself First While Living With Bipolar Disorder

Managing your time in grad school isn't easy. One student shares how she learned to prioritize her needs while living with bipolar disorder.

Selines Sanchez

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Courses & Academics

What Is Academic Probation and How Can You Avoid It?

Academic probation can happen if your grades drop, putting your college future at risk. Learn about academic probation and how to avoid it.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Products & Services

The 51 Best College Graduation Gifts for 2022

Find the perfect gift for the college grad in your life. Gifts cater to graduates including tech lovers, new apartment dwellers, and job-seekers.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

Busting the 10 Biggest Myths About Grad School

Graduate school is more popular than ever — and so are the myths about it. Learn the truth behind the 10 biggest grad school misconceptions.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Career Planning

How to Make the Most of Your Internship

Before entering the workforce, students can gain real-world experience through an internship. Learn how to have a great internship experience.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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Products & Services

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for College Students

Mother's Day gift ideas can be hard to come by when you're short on cash, time, and ideas. Here are some of 2022's best Mother's Day gifts.

Laura Bengs

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Diversity & Inclusion Health & Wellness

For Native and Indigenous Students, Mental Health Access and Education Is Key

Native students' mental health conditions may be rooted in historical trauma. Learn about their experiences and need for culturally competent healthcare.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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Diversity & Inclusion

Creating Inclusive Campuses for Student Veterans

Leaving the military and going to college isn't easy. We've compiled a list of what schools can do to create student veteran inclusive campuses.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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Health & Wellness

How Rejection Impacts Students’ Mental Health (Plus 4 Tips on How to Cope)

Rejection can come from many sources, including friends, partners, and even colleges themselves. How students bounce back can influence later success.

Anne Dennon

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Software Development Career Track

If you like challenges and puzzles, a career in software development might be a good fit. Learn about this career path and common software developer salaries.

Shauna Blackmon

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Importance of Free Period Products on College Campuses

Access to free period products impacts the mental and physical health of college students nationwide. Join the movement for equitable access.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College Planning

10 Popular Majors New York Students Fall in Love With

Discover the 10 most popular majors in New York and explore the most popular career opportunities. Compare degree types and learn more.

Whitney Sandoval

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Student Life

The Best College Towns in New York

A great college town can enhance your college experience. Discover the top 10 best college towns in New York.

Emily Gillespie-Lord

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How to Own Up to Your Mistake at Work

Everyone makes mistakes, but it's crucial to handle them in a professional manner. Here's how to deal with a mistake at work.

Evan Thompson

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College Planning

Is an Accelerated Degree Program Right for Me?

Accelerated degree programs offer flexible options that enable motivated students to graduate in less time and enter the workforce more quickly.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Strength?” in a Job Interview (With Examples)

Almost every job interviewer asks about your greatest strength to find out if you're cut out for the role. Here's how to make sure you nail it.

Evan Thompson

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Health & Wellness

Students Speak: How the Wrong College Major Caused Me to Spiral Into Depression

Many students feel pressure to pursue a particular major. One student shares his story about how the wrong major led him down a path to depression.

Connor James

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Health & Wellness

Students Speak: How I Navigate College Life With OCD

OCD is an often debilitating condition that affects 1% of Americans. One student shares how she navigates OCD, from intrusive thoughts to compulsions.

Logan Swift

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Do We Talk to Students About Suicide Rates in the Black Community?

Reducing Black suicide rates means discussing Black mental health. Learn more about suicide rates in the Black community.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Rivaling the SAT: A Brief History of the ACT and Why It Was Created

Created 33 years after the SAT, the ACT eventually became the most popular college admission test. Today, the rivalry continues.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

How to Avoid Plagiarism: A Professor’s Top 9 Tips

Worried about accidentally plagiarizing on an assignment? A professor shares nine easy tips to avoid plagiarism — and what to do if you find it.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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A Guide to Bootcamp Accrediting Organizations

Bootcamps may soon be eligible for accreditation from nationally-recognized agencies. Learn more about what accreditation means for the industry.

Christina Payne

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Financial Planning

How to Pay Back Student Loans Once Payments Resume

Student loan payments may start again in August. Learn how you can financially prepare and see if you qualify for repayment or forgiveness programs.

Kristen Grau

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Financial Planning

The 10 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Finding ways to pay for college can be difficult. Check out the part-time jobs BestColleges recommends for students to help fund their education.

Ellery Weil

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Products & Services

The 11 Best Laptops for College in 2022

The best laptop for you depends on your budget and how you plan to use your computer. Discover our picks for the best laptops for college students.

Staff Writers

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Health & Wellness

The Good and the Bad: 4 Students Share How Social Media Has Impacted Their Mental Health

Social media is an integral part of many students' lives. We asked students about the good and the bad of social media — and how to curate a healthy feed.

Danika Miller

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: How to Succeed on a Group Project

College students often dread group projects. A professor shares tips on how to avoid common group project issues and get the most out of these assignments.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Access to the Ivy League for Asian American Students

Learn more about how Asian American students are held to higher academic standards than their peers, and how colleges can rectify this.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Is the Modern Day Experience of AAPI College Students?

AAPI college enrollment has grown 36% since 2000. Learn more about what colleges can do to support this rapidly growing demographic.

Jenika McCrayer

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Health & Wellness

Students Speak: All I Wanted to Do Was Dance — and Then I Developed an Eating Disorder

College is filled with pressures, including the pressure to look a certain way. One student shares her experience with managing an eating disorder.

Ciara Callicott

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Diversity & Inclusion Health & Wellness

Why Are Asian Americans Less Likely to Seek Out Mental Health Services?

Asian American students are less likely to seek out mental health services. Learn more about what mental health resources are available.

Jenika McCrayer

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Health & Wellness

How to Talk About Mental Health: What to Say to Students Who May Be Struggling

Learn how the right words can empower peers, professors, friends, and family members to support college students living with mental health conditions.

Anne Dennon

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Going Back to School to Become a Registered Nurse

Want to change careers? See how becoming a registered nurse offers a relatively quick option for professionals to jumpstart a new, fulfilling career.

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Courses & Academics

How to Ask a Professor for Feedback: 7 Tips From an Actual Professor

Feedback can help you gain valuable skills and boost your grade. A professor discusses the best ways to ask your instructor for feedback.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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How to Get Through Work on a Bad Day

Bad days happen to everyone. Learn ways to get through a difficult day at work and how you can prevent future bad days from happening.

Nicole Pyles

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Improve Retention for First-Generation AAPI Students

Minority student retention is a major concern for colleges. Learn how to help first-generation AAPI students thrive in a college environment.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Courses & Academics

4 Benefits of Using Lumio in College Classrooms

Lumio is an EdTech tool often used to engage students on their devices. Here, a professor gives her top tips for using Lumio in college classes.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Diversity & Inclusion

Highlighting Queer Asian History During APIDA Heritage Month

Discover the collective accomplishments and histories of APIDA communities and APIDA queer and trans people during AAPI Heritage Month.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Taking Action on the Day of Silence for LGBTQ+ Students

The Day of Silence is a time to honor LGBTQ+ people impacted by bullying and harassment. Learn how you can take action for LGBTQ+ students on this day.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Going Back to College for a Teaching Degree

Earning a teaching degree can lead to a rewarding and in-demand career. Learn about earning potential, job outlook, and teacher satisfaction levels.

Marisa Upson

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Courses & Academics

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Plagiarism is unethical, and cheating can have major consequences for your academic future. Learn about the types of plagiarism and how to check for them.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Ask a College Advisor: What Can I Do During My Gap Year to Bolster My College Application?

Hear from one of our education professionals on gap year activities that stand out on a college application.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Podcasts for AAPI Students

Want to celebrate and learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage? Check out these 10 AAPI podcasts that will keep you captivated.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Products & Services

20 College Care Package Ideas for the Student in Your Life

A care package is a great way to show a loved one you're thinking of them. We've compiled 20 gifts to include in a care package for college students.

Danika Miller

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Financial Planning Health & Wellness

6 Ways College Finances Affect Mental Health

Stressed about student loans? Finances impact students' mental health. Find resources to support your wallet and your well-being.

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College Planning

A Brief History of the SAT, America’s Most Popular College Entrance Exam

Since the first SAT in 1926, controversy has chased the college admissions test. And the history of the SAT holds lessons for its future.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Movies That Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

Want to celebrate and learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage? Check out these 10 AAPI movies that will keep you captivated.

Kim-Ling Sun

1
Diversity & Inclusion

10 Ways to Support Autistic College Students

Read this article to learn strategies for creating inclusive learning environments for autistic college students.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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6 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Nursing

The nursing field has plenty to offer professionals. Take a look at the main reasons to become a nurse.

Doug Wintemute

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Diversity & Inclusion

How U.S. Immigration Policy Impacts Asian International Students

Immigration policies often impact Asian international students. Learn about the history of Asian international students in the U.S. and enrollment trends.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is Interdisciplinary Studies?

Interdisciplinary studies unites distinct subject areas to gain new perspectives. As a major, it allows students to pursue unique, hybrid degrees.

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Diversity & Inclusion

4 Voting Rights Issues Facing Communities of Color

People of color disproportionately face issues at the polls. Learn how some voting laws promote an unjust political process and voter disenfranchisement.

Sydney Clark

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In a Survey, 90% of Nurses Said They Are Considering a Career Change Within the Year

Burnout and overwork were cited in a survey as reasons why many nurses are considering a career change. Learn more about the nursing shortage.

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Student Life

Social Network BeReal Takes Over College Campuses. Here’s How It Works.

Gen Z's new favorite platform is an antidote to the pressure to always appear perfect online.

Anne Dennon

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College Planning

How Long Is the ACT? Tips for Managing Your Time Wisely

By understanding the ACT's format and length, you can create an effective study plan and manage your time wisely on test day.

Nancy Parode

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Diversity & Inclusion

Respecting the Cultural Diversity of the AAPI Community

The AAPI population is an expanding and culturally diverse community. Improve your understanding of the fastest-growing ethnic group in the nation.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Health & Wellness

How Lo-Fi Music Can Help You Study in College

Move over, Mozart! Lo-fi music can improve studying through increased brain activity, reduced stress, and enhanced focus.

James Mielke

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: Is There Extra Credit in College?

You can earn extra credit in college. A professor weighs in on different types of extra credit and how to ask for extra credit in college.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is an Accelerated Degree Program?

An accelerated program helps degree-seekers graduate in less time. Learn more about the requirements and benefits of accelerated programs.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

How to Create Your Own College Major

Many colleges give students the option to design their own majors. Discover how self-designed majors work and what the alternatives and benefits are.

Anne Dennon

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Most In-Demand Education Careers

If you're searching for education jobs, you might be surprised by the possibilities. Discover 15 of the fastest-growing careers in education.

Sharon Wilfong

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Highest-Paying Nursing Careers

Discover the highest-paying nursing jobs, and learn what it takes to land one of these in-demand positions.

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Health & Wellness

College Students’ 4 Biggest Self-Care Tips

College is a busy time, often making it hard to prioritize taking care of yourself. We asked four students to share their best tips for self-care.

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Why Colleges and Universities Need Inclusive Virtual Tours

Virtual campus tours are very popular amid the COVID-19 situation. Learn more about how students and colleges can make the most out of these opportunities.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion Health & Wellness

Understanding How the Mental Health System Fails Trans and Nonbinary Students

Colleges often fail to meet trans and nonbinary students’ mental health needs. Read more to learn how colleges can better support TNB students.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Ways to Bust the Model Minority Myth for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often portrayed as a "model minority." Learn why this is such a harmful myth and how we can work to dispel it.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Impact AAPI Students

The recent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes plays a major role in AAPI students' lives. Understanding the impact is critical to showing support.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How AANAPISIs Provide Support for AAPI Students

Like HBCUs center Black students, AANAPISIs support Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Learn more about AANAPISI-designated colleges.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating AAPI Heritage History Month

AAPI Heritage Month celebrates the diverse histories and cultures of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Learn how you can honor the holiday this May.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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The 5 Best Excel Tricks I’ve Learned on TikTok

If you want to add "proficient in Excel" to your resume, it's about time you discovered Excel TikTok.

Meg Embry

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How to Advocate for Mental Health in College: Real Students’ Stories

In a college mental health crisis, students are speaking up. Find out how students are advocating for mental health on their campuses.

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in New Zealand

New Zealand is an exciting and increasingly popular country for international students. Learn what makes studying abroad in New Zealand great.

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Courses & Academics

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A history professor breaks down how to write a successful history essay, from choosing a topic to polishing your argument.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Germany

Germany is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. Learn about the nine reasons why international students choose to study in Germany.

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College Planning Courses & Academics

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Find out how transition pathway programs provide high school and international students with the skills they need to thrive in college.

Whitney Sandoval

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College Planning

What Is an Articulation Agreement?

An articulation agreement can help transfer students easily move from one institution to another and save money on a four-year degree.

Laura Bengs

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College Planning

How to Send AP Scores to Colleges: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to send AP scores to colleges online or by mail or fax. Redeem your free score send and manage requests with the College Board's My AP tool.

Meg Whitenton

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Health & Wellness

What Does Campus Mental Health Services Do?

College is an exciting time for students, but it can also be overwhelming. Mental health services on college campuses can help. Learn how in this guide.

Sharon Wilfong

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Health & Wellness

Why Depression Hits Different in College

Find out why depression in college students is so prevalent, and learn ways to deal with depression in college.

Lyss Welding

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Health & Wellness

3 Things Every Student Should Know About Campus Mental Health Services

Many students with mental health concerns are unaware of the resources their college offers. Campus mental health services can provide the support you need.

Anne Dennon

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: What Is a University Writing Center and Should You Use It?

Colleges run writing centers to help students improve their written communication skills. A college professor looks at the benefits of the writing center.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Career Planning

10 High Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree

You don't need a college degree to earn a high salary. We've listed 10 jobs that pay well that don't require a degree.

Heather Mullinix

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Best Online Master’s in Counseling Programs of 2022

To become a licensed counselor, many states require that you have a master's degree. We've highlighted some of the best online programs for a master's in counseling.

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Employers Drop College Degree Requirements

Employers are dropping college degree requirements in favor of skills-based hiring, according to a recent Burning Glass Institute report

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Where Did AOC Go to College?

After attending public schools in New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to Boston University, graduating with two degrees in 2011.

Anne Dennon

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College Planning

What Is a Good AP Score?

Is 3 a good AP score? What about a 2? Read this guide to learn more about good AP scores and whether a high score can help you get into...

Bethanny Parker

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10 Great College Commencement Speeches

What makes for a memorable commencement speech? Here are some examples that inspire, entertain, and enlighten.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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15 Books by Asian American Authors That Teach You About AAPI History

There is so much rich AAPI history to explore in books by Asian American authors. Here are 15 books that can teach you about AAPI cultural experiences.

Kim-Ling Sun

1
Diversity & Inclusion

Top Professional Associations for Black and African American Students

Explore the top professional associations for Black and African American students across a variety of fields and industries.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in France

France is among the top destinations for students who want to study abroad. Check out our guide to learn why.

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Spain

Spain offers a sunny climate and a number of exciting cities for students to spend a semester or even year abroad.

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Best Project Management Software and Programs

Project management software can help you stay organized and boost your productivity. Find out which one fits your working style.

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Courses & Academics

4 Essential Tips for Acing a Pop Quiz in College

Pop quizzes are quizzes you're not aware of before they happen. But with these tips, you can feel prepared for any pop quiz that comes your way.

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Ask a Professor: How Can You Boost Your Participation Grade?

Many classes include a participation grade in your final grade. A professor goes over the best tips and strategies for raising your participation grade.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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What Is a Practicum? Everything You Need to Know

Learn what a practicum is, how to stand out in your practicum, and how to apply what you've learned in class to your practicum.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Diversity & Inclusion Health & Wellness

Why Black Women’s Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever Before

Learn about why mental health is important to Black women, and gather mental health resources.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Korea

Studying abroad? South Korea is home to a rich culture, standout universities, and a relatively affordable cost of living.

James Mielke

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Ask a Professor: How Does Grading on a Curve Work?

What is grading on a curve, and how does it work? A college professor explains how instructors curve grades and what this means for students.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

30+ Student Discounts to Take Advantage of Today

College student discounts can save you money on laptops, plane tickets, clothes, and more. Learn about the best student discounts in this post.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

When Do AP Scores Come Out?

AP exams can earn you college credit before you graduate high school. Learn more about when AP test scores are released and where to see AP scores.

Whitney Sandoval

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Top Political Issues Students of Color Care About

The 2022 Midterm Elections will have a direct impact on students of color. Learn about the top political issues students of color care about.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Political Engagement Is Essential for Student Activists

Student activists must understand voting, legislation, and other processes to be effective advocates. Learn why social justice starts with political engagement.

Sydney Clark

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What Are the Most Popular AP Exams?

Many AP tests and classes are available to high school students for college credit. Learn about the seven most popular AP exams.

Danika Miller

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Colleges Can Support Students During Ramadan

Ramadan is celebrated by millions of Muslims every year. Understanding the holy month's importance helps support Muslim college students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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AP Language Classes: What Are They and Who Should Take Them?

The College Board offers eight AP world language exams. Learn more about course content, test scores, and the benefits of taking AP language classes.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

When Are AP Exams?

AP exams take place in May. Our breakdown of the AP exam schedule for 2022 lists the dates and times for every exam so you can plan ahead.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Voter Suppression Impacts Black Students

The history of voter suppression has had an enduring impact on the Black community. Learn how it impacts Black students and why Black voter participation is important.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Reasons Why the Midterm Election Will Be Important for College Women

The 2022 midterm elections will have a direct impact on college women. Learn about the top political issues college women care about.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

Why Was the AP Program Created? A History of AP Exams and Classes

The AP program grew out of Cold War fears. But do the controversies surrounding the program's history mean students should avoid AP classes today?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning Diversity & Inclusion

Why AP Classes Lack Diversity — and Why We Need to Change This

Historically, AP classes have lacked diversity and created barriers for students of color. Learn about the importance of closing equity gaps in AP classes.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Computer Science Basics: Types of Coding Languages

Discover the best coding language to learn for a variety of applications. Choose the right coding languages to launch your programming career.

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College Planning Diversity & Inclusion

Expanding Access to Advanced Placement: Overcoming Barriers to Equity

Advanced Placement courses are a common way to earn credit for college, but they're not accessible to everyone. Consider these options for AP success.

Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.

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Courses & Academics

The 7 Best AP Exams to Self-Study For

Did you know you can take an AP exam and earn college credit without taking the AP class? Consider self-studying for these seven popular AP exams.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

Ask a Professor: Should You Join a College Honor Society?

What is a college honor society — and should you join one? A professor weighs in on the pros and cons of academic honor societies.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning Diversity & Inclusion

Can You Use Your IEP in College?

Many high school students use IEP accommodations for a disability. Learn why IEPs don't work in college and what your options are.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Italy

If you're considering a few months of study abroad in Italy, you're not alone. Read on to discover nine reasons why Italy is a popular choice for students.

Sharon Wilfong

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: What to Do if You’re Failing a Class in College

What should you do if you're failing a class in college? A professor weighs in on how to handle an F and the steps to take if you're failing.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Learning About Queer and Trans Disability During Deaf History Month

Deaf History Month celebrates the accomplishments of deaf and hard of hearing community. Learn more about how queer and trans community navigate disability.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is College Decision Day?

What is College Decision Day? For some high school seniors, it's one of the biggest days of their lives. Here's what you need to know.

Sharon Wilfong

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Career Planning

Externship vs. Internship: How Do They Differ?

Externships and internships provide valuable professional experience. But what's the difference — and which should you choose to reach your career goals?

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College Planning Financial Planning

5 Countries With Free College for Undergrads

Looking to cut back on student debt while exploring the world? We've found five countries with free college tuition (or very low tuition fees).

Danika Miller

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Best Online Graduate Certificate in ELL Programs

We've ranked the top online associate, bachelor, master, and Ph.D. programs in English language learning. Compare schools by cost and convenience.

Heather Mullinix

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College Planning

7 Alternatives to Grad School (Plus Tips on Choosing the Best Path for You)

Did you know you can launch or advance your career without a graduate degree? Our list walks through the best alternatives to grad school.

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21 Exciting California Spring Break Trips for College Students

California is a top spring break destination. But what exactly can you do for spring break in California? Our list includes options for every budget.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

11 Things to Look for on a Campus Tour

Campus visits can be an important step in choosing your college. Check out these 11 things to look for on a campus tour.

Ellery Weil

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College Planning

13 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in College

Wondering which questions to ask about college to make your decision? Keep reading to learn the best college enrollment questions.

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College Planning

Instant Decision Day: What It Is and How It Works

What is instant decision day? Keep reading to learn about instant decision day colleges and find out whether they're a good fit for you.

Staff Writers

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8 Things All First-Gen Students Should Consider Before Choosing a College

In this guide, first-generation college students can learn what factors to consider when applying to colleges and choosing a school to attend.

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What Is Computer Science?

Read this guide to find out what computer science is, how to get started in computer science, and what jobs you can get as a computer science graduate.

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Doing laundry may intimidate some, but it isn't difficult — it just requires a little time and prep. Learn how to do laundry in college in this guide.

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Adulting 101: How to Make a College Student Grocery List

Many students struggle to figure out what food to buy and how to budget. Learn how to make a college student grocery list for your next shopping trip.

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College Planning

A Complete Overview of College Enrollment Deposits

Admitted students put down an enrollment deposit to hold their spot in the incoming college class. Learn more about deposits, deferrals, waivers, and refunds.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Growing Population Signals Stronger Ties Within the AAPI Community

The increasing AAPI population in the U.S. and a recent increase in racially motivated incidents have unified more of the AAPI community.

Kim-Ling Sun

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College Planning Financial Planning

Top 12 Need-Blind Colleges of 2022

Need-blind colleges don't consider finances for admission. The best need-blind schools go one step further, meeting 100% of financial need without loans.

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The 15 Best Colleges for Skiing and Winter Sports

Searching for schools near ski resorts? We've got the list for you. Check out our picks for the best colleges for skiing and winter sports.

Sharon Wilfong

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College Planning

What Is Room and Board?

You're likely familiar with tuition, but what is room and board? Learn what room and board means and how much you can spend on this college expense.

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College Planning

Do You Need a Minor in College? Pros and Cons

Most colleges don't require a minor. Here are the pros and cons of declaring a minor in college and the biggest benefits a minor can offer.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is the Midyear Report for Colleges?

Colleges use midyear reports to help make admission decisions. Learn which schools use midyear reports and how you can use the report to stand out.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Ask a Professor: Should You Take Time Off Before Grad School?

Many students take a gap year between undergrad and grad school. A professor weighs in on the benefits of taking time off before grad school.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Best Online Master’s in Reading and Literacy Programs

Land better jobs in education with a master's in reading and literacy. Explore the best online master's in reading and literacy programs of 2022.

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Adulting 101: How to Meal Prep in College

When you're busy with classes and socializing, it can be hard to prioritize yourself. Learning how to meal prep in college can save you time and money.

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How to Become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed clinical social workers complete certain educational requirements before earning their titles. Learn how to become an LCSW in our step-by-step guide.

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Most Affordable Online Master’s in Human Services Programs

Explore our ranking of the most affordable online Master's in Human Services programs. Earn your degree from a high-quality school with lower costs.

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What Is Student Teaching?

Student teaching is an unpaid professional experience that gives you the opportunity to develop your skills as an educator. Learn more about how it works.

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What does fieldwork entail exactly? Learn how to research in grad school and get tips for preparing for fieldwork in your subject area.

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Got a unique talent or hobby? There may be a college scholarship for you. Check out these nine weird scholarships and see whether you qualify.

Danika Miller

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How to Use Canva in College: 4 Tips for Students and Teachers

Start using Canva for free and see what you can create this semester. The popular tool offers many options to create, deliver, and consume content.

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Learning to code might seem daunting, but there are lots of coding apps for beginners that can help get you started. Discover some of the best coding apps.

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Jazz Up Your School Presentations With These Helpful Edtech Tools

Got a school presentation coming up? Engage your classmates through your design and delivery with these unique edtech tools and resources.

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Top 8 Edtech Tools for Getting Organized in College

With the help of educational technology, students can organize all the digital materials they need for college. Start now with these eight edtech tools.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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College Planning

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California's two public university systems include over 30 schools. But how do the UC schools compare to the CSU schools? Find out in this guide.

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A helpful spring break packing list can make all the difference on your vacation. Learn what to bring in this roundup of spring break travel items.

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Retirement means more time, but staying active is important. Why not learn something new? Here are 20 colleges with free tuition for seniors.

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Top 10 Colleges With the Best Financial Aid in 2022

Looking for colleges with the best financial aid? These top schools provide an average of $50,000 or more in grants and scholarships per student.

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Degree completion programs can save students time and money on college. Learn more about degree completion programs and how these programs work.

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Learning happens everywhere — not just in the classroom. Here, we introduce five ways college students can learn beyond their textbooks.

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Learn how colleges and students can better support Muslim students on and off campus. Find resources that build understanding and connection.

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Best Online Computer Programming Programs

Breaking into the computer and IT services industry as a programmer or developer can seem daunting at first. If you have ever wondered where to get started or how to make yourself more appealing to employers, consider earning an online bachelor's in computer programming from a top online school. A bachelor's in computer programming can […]

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Top Trends in Computer Science Careers

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Check out our guide to the best, most fun ways to announce your college choice to loved ones and friends.

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High school seniors regularly spend $250-$500 on college applications fees. We've created a map to help students find colleges without those fees.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Women Who Made Scientific History

This Women's History Month, learn about the accomplishments of 10 women in STEM who changed the course of history.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Is the Role of a Chief Diversity Officer?

Almost all colleges have a chief diversity officer. Learn about their role and challenges they face to build an equitable and inclusive college campus.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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College Planning

11 Steps to Take After College Decision Day

After choosing a college, your work isn't done yet. Next, take these 11 steps to prepare for your first day on campus.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How the 19th Amendment Shaped Women’s Voting Rights

The 19th Amendment extended voting rights to women. Learn about the suffragists who fought for women's right to vote and the history behind the movement.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Women-Owned Businesses to Shop During Women’s History Month

Women-owned businesses support economic development and community connection. Discover small businesses to shop this Women's History Month — and beyond.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Colleges and Universities Can Celebrate Women’s History Month

Learn about the different ways colleges and universities can celebrate Women's History Month.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Learning the History of the Feminist Movement

When studying American history, consider taking time to explore the feminist movement. We've included some key points to help jumpstart your learning.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

Courses You Can Take in College That Discuss Women’s History

Women's history classes explore the leaders, laborers, and thinkers that have shaped our past. Learn more about the most exciting college courses in women's history.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

We Need to Address the Gender Pay Gap for College Women

The gender pay gap has stayed the same since 2004. College-educated women face an even larger pay gap. What can women do about the wage gap?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Working Remotely in Computer Science

Remote computer science jobs are well-paying and fast growing. Remote work can also offer geographical freedom and a healthy life-work balance.

Meg Whitenton

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Online Education

A Guide to Online Education by Grade Level

Online schools educate learners at the K-12 and higher education levels. Here's what you need to know about online schooling at different grade levels.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Prioritizing Educational Equity for Students with Disabilities

Institutions do not always give students with disabilities the tools to succeed in college. Discover why prioritizing educational equity is essential.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

On the Basis of Sex: RBG’s Influence on Women’s History

Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for women's rights throughout her career, earning a spot among the most important women in modern history.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

TikTok’s New Ban on Misgendering Reveals Digital Gap for LGBTQ+ Students

TikTok recently banned deadnaming and misgendering on its platform. Read more to discover what this means for LGBTQ+ students and users.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Online Education

What Are the Different Types of Online Learning?

Find out about the learning options and education delivery systems available for students seeking fully online degrees and blended learning programs.

Staff Writers

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Career Planning College Athletics

The 5 Most Promising Careers in Sports (With Tips for Success)

The sports industry is growing fast. Here are five careers to consider, as well as helpful tips from sports professionals on how to break into the field.

Danika Miller, Stephen Gaffney

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Is Black Male Enrollment in Decline?

Learn about the reasons for the decline in the enrollment of Black men and how colleges can support their retention.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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College Planning

7 Tips to Graduate College Within Four Years

Most students take longer than four years to earn a bachelor's degree. These tips will save you time and money on your college degree.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Should You Change Your Major?

Around 1 in 3 college students changes their major. But does it make sense to switch? Our tips, questions, and resources can help you decide.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Career Planning

5 Types of Jobs and What They Mean for You

What types of jobs can you get? Discover the benefits of full-time vs. part-time positions and learn about the five types of employment.

Whitney Sandoval

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Diversity & Inclusion

Unpacking the Contributions of Women of Color in Women’s History

Women's history hasn't always included the voices or contributions of women of color. This Women's History Month, learn about these changemakers.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Is International Women’s Day?

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women worldwide. Discover its history, its importance, and ways to celebrate.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What the “Me Too” Movement Teaches Us About Women’s History

Learn more about the "Me Too" movement and see how it's impact has helped to shape the history — and future — of women.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Movies to Watch to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Representation in media is crucial to the advancement of women in society. Read to discover 10 films to watch during Women's History Month.

Sydney Clark

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College Athletics

The 12 Biggest College Football Rivalries

College football has a long and exciting history, with many notable feuds. Discover 12 of the most famous college football rivalries.

Ellery Weil

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Financial Planning

14 Companies That Pay Off Student Loans

For borrowers with student loans, employer repayment assistance programs can be invaluable. Learn about the top companies that pay off student loans.

Kat Tretina

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Why the Tech Diversity Gap Continues to Persist

Learn why the diversity gap in tech continues to persist for underrepresented groups, particularly for women, Black professionals, and Latinos/as.

Charlotte Cornbrooks

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Financial Planning

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Student Loans?

For many students, borrowing money to fund college is a reality. We review what happens if you miss payments and how you can manage student loan payments.

James Mielke

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College Planning

How to Choose a College

Ready to enroll but not sure how to choose a college? Keep reading to learn how many colleges you should apply to and things to look for in a college.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

What Is a Good SAT Score for the Ivy League?

What SAT score do you need for the Ivy League? Learn about average SAT scores for these top schools and how important test scores are for admission.

Stefanie Grodman

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College Planning

9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Japan

Japan is an increasingly popular destination for study abroad students. Discover nine reasons why you should study abroad in Japan.

Ellery Weil

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Career Planning College Planning

Should You Get a Second Bachelor’s Degree?

If you're considering getting a second bachelor's degree, read our guide to learn about the potential benefits and challenges you may face.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

When Do SAT Scores Come Out?

When do SAT scores come out? Find all you need to know about SAT score release dates, sending your SAT score report to colleges, and more.

Steve Bailey

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Diversity & Inclusion

Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, or Latine? Which Term Should You Use?

Discover the history of Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, and Latine. Learn why these differences matter and which term may be best to use.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College Planning

11 Things Students Can Do While Waiting for College Admission Decisions

Waiting for admission decisions can be stressful. Here are 11 motivational ideas for how to spend your time that will help you get ready for college.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Career Planning College Planning Financial Planning

A Guide to Organic Farming Degrees and Careers

A growing industry, organic farming offers a sustainable alternative to traditional farming. Discover why organic agriculture is gaining traction in higher ed.

Kasia Kovacs

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College Planning

10 Colleges With the Best Study Abroad Programs of 2022

Many students study abroad to expose themselves to new languages and cultures. Discover the 10 colleges with the best study abroad programs of 2022.

Staff Writers

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Courses & Academics

The 7 Best Online LSAT Prep Courses

Looking to ace the LSAT? Check out our guide describing the best LSAT prep courses.

Staff Writers

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Courses & Academics

The 7 Best Online TOEFL Prep Courses

Help improve your score on the TOEFL by enrolling in one of the TOEFL preparation courses mentioned in this guide.

Staff Writers

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College News Student Life

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park Offers Free College to Employees

The Tennessee theme park Dollywood is participating in a free college for employees program that pays 100% of tuition at partner colleges.

Anne Dennon

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College Athletics

Where 10 Super Bowl MVPs Went to College

Super Bowl MVPs weren't all college football stars. Here's a rundown of where 10 football MVPs went to college and their stats.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

Fellowship vs. Scholarship: What’s the Difference?

Fellowships and scholarships help students pay for college. Here are the key differences between two of the best forms of financial aid.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College News

College Completion Rates Rise for Sixth Straight Year

The national college completion rate has risen steadily in recent years, according to new data.

Matthew Arrojas

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Diversity & Inclusion Products & Services

10 Books By Minority Women Authors

Celebrate brilliant minority women authors, and explore some amazing books. These 10 books should be on your must-read list this year.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Financial Planning

11 Helpful Grants to Pay Off Student Loans

Tired of making student loan payments? Check out these grants to pay off student loans, including grants for nurses, teachers, and more.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

Dependent vs. Independent Student: Which Are You?

Dependency status matters on the FAFSA. Learn more about the definition of dependent students and independent students for financial aid.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

The 10 Best Colleges for Dating in 2022

What are the best colleges for dating? Check out our list to learn about the top schools to meet people, including great campus date ideas.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Products & Services Student Life

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget (Plus 10 Gift Ideas)

College students can plan fun, romantic activities on a budget for Valentine's Day. Our recommendations also include 10 affordable but romantic gift ideas.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

Are Loans Really That Bad? The Pros and Cons of Student Loans

Student loans get a bad rap, but they're a reality. Learn more about the pros, the cons, and how student loans can expand access to higher ed.

James Mielke

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Financial Planning

How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast: 9 Useful Hacks

Still paying off student loans? These nine hacks can help you speed up your loan repayment plan, save money, and become debt-free in no time.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Credit Literacy Is Important for Black and Hispanic Students

Learn about the credit gap and why credit literacy is important for Black and Hispanic students.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

Forbearance vs. Deferment: What’s the Difference?

Both forbearance and deferment temporarily suspend monthly student loan payments for borrowers. Learn the difference between these two options.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

Financial Literacy for Black and African American Students

Learn about a variety of resources on financial literacy for Black and African American college students and where to find education and support.

Staff Writers

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Financial Planning

How to Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

Learn how to spot student loan forgiveness scams and keep yourself — and your money — safe along the way.

Staff Writers

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Financial Planning

What Is the Financial Aid Office?

The financial aid office helps students find scholarships, take out loans, and make a plan to pay for college. Learn more about how this office works.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Alumni Support Is Critical for Asian American Studies Programs

Asian American studies thrives with the support of the AAPI alumni community. Read more to learn what it will take to sustain these programs.

Kim-Ling Sun

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College Planning

What Is College Accreditation and How Does It Work?

Accreditation is an important way to uphold quality education standards. This guide explains everything you need to know about accredited colleges.

Jonathan Wlodarski, Danika Miller

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Generational Wealth Affects First-Generation Students

Generational wealth can have an impact on all students seeking a college degree. Discover wealth-building resources for first-generation students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Black-Owned Businesses to Shop During Black History Month

Uplift diversity and support local economies by shopping at Black-owned businesses — a great way to celebrate and honor Black History Month.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Important Queer Women to Know in Women’s History

History is made by those who break the rules, and queer women have broken many. Learn more about these trailblazers during Women's History Month.

Sydney Clark

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Financial Planning

What Can Student Loans Be Used For?

Can you use student loans for anything? If you're wondering what student loans can be used for, keep reading to find out.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

11 Reasons to Study Abroad in the UK

The UK is one of the world's most popular destinations for international students. Check out these 11 reasons why you should consider studying there.

Ellery Weil

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Diversity & Inclusion

Men and Campus Sexual Assault

Sexual violence on campus affects all students. Learn more about why men need to pay attention to campus sexual assault.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

How to Throw the Best Super Bowl Party in College

The Big Game is among the most enjoyable winter events in college. Read our guide to learn how to throw the best football party.

Staff Writers

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Financial Planning

How to Find Scholarships for College Students: Top 12 Resources

Wondering how to get scholarships for college to help with tuition? Explore the best resources for college scholarship searches and databases.

Kasia Kovacs

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Financial Planning

What Is Federal Work-Study?

The Federal Work-Study Program provides on- or off-campus jobs for students with financial need. Read our guide to learn if this program is right for you.

Anne Dennon

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Career Planning

Should You Take Time Off Between Jobs?

Taking time off between jobs benefits workers. And it can be easier to ask for time off than you think. Learn more about scheduling a break between jobs.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

7 Myths About College Professors and Why They’re Wrong

Professors get cushy hours, high salaries, and job protection — or maybe not. Here, we break down the biggest misconceptions about college instructors.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: How to Join a Class That’s Already Full

Can you register for a full class? With the right strategy, students can join full classes. A college professor walks through what steps to take.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

7 Tips for Starting College at 25, 30, and Beyond

Starting college at 25 or 30 is well within reach and much more common than you might think. Read our guide to learn why.

Staff Writers

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Financial Planning

The Best Financial Literacy Tools for Students

What is financial literacy and how can it help students? Learn how to use financial literacy tools for college students and make smarter money decisions.

Staff Writers

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Ask a College Advisor: Should I Go to a College That’s Close to Home or Far Away?

Hear from one of our advisors about whether to choose a college that's close to home or further away.

Lauren Albano, M.Ed.

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Financial Planning

Top 10 Hidden Costs of College

College is more than just tuition and fees. Learn how to budget for the hidden costs of college and save money in school.

Christina Payne

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Student Life

Ask a Professor: How to Build Rapport With Your Professors

Undergrads and grad students benefit from building professional relationships with professors. Learn some easy tips to build rapport with professors.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

Ask a Professor: Should You Go Into Debt for Graduate School?

Does it make sense to go into debt for grad school? A professor weighs in on grad school debt with seven money-saving tips for grad students.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Career Planning

How to Succeed as a Woman in Sports: 6 Tips From Professionals

Breaking into the sports industry can be competitive and intimidating. We spoke with four women in sports about their experiences and advice for success.

Danika Miller

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College Planning

How to Get a Perfect SAT Score: Tips From Top Scorers

Scoring a perfect 1600 on the SAT isn't easy — less than 1% of students do this. Get tips from real top scorers to help you ace the SAT.

Danika Miller

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College Planning

How to Get a 36 on the ACT: Advice From Perfect Scorers

Less than 0.5% of test-takers earn a perfect ACT score each year. We compiled the best ACT advice from students who scored a perfect 36.

Danika Miller

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College Planning

What Should You Major in Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Struggling to choose a major? Perhaps the answer is written in the stars. We consulted an astrologer to find the majors best suited to each zodiac sign.

Danika Miller

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Top 10 Environmental Science Research Topics

Environmental studies is a constantly evolving field. Some of the most compelling research areas today include climate change, limnology, and conservation.

Lindsay VanSomeren

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Financial Planning

5 Financial Planning Tips for Recent College Grads

College graduates deal with major financial issues — from new jobs to student loan bills. Learn about the best financial planning tips for recent grads.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics Financial Planning

10 Free Online Personal Finance Courses for College Students

It's important for students to learn how to manage money. These free online personal finance class options for college students can show you how.

Whitney Sandoval

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Products & Services Student Life

The 7 Best Dating Apps for College Students in 2022

Most college students use dating apps. But what are the best dating apps for college students? Our list ranks the college dating apps worth your time.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

10 Snowiest Colleges for Students Who Love Winter

If you love winter, colleges with cold climates can be appealing. Here's a list of the 10 snowiest colleges in America and their winter activities.

Kasia Kovacs

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The 15 Best Jobs for Trade School Graduates

Not every career requires a bachelor's degree. If you're considering entering a vocation, check out these popular — and lucrative — trade school jobs.

Chinh Ngo

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Diversity & Inclusion Financial Planning

5 Ways Student Veterans Can Maximize GI Bill® Benefits

Want to make the most of your GI Bill benefits but aren't sure how to maximize their usage? Keep reading to learn our tips and tricks.

Staff Writers

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Student Life

New App Helps Students of Color Navigate College Admissions

The app, founded by former admissions counselor Shawntia Lee, aims to increase college preparedness for students of color.

Jessica Bryant

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Diversity & Inclusion Financial Planning

Why Financial Literacy Matters for Students of Color

Financial literacy can improve students' ability to accumulate wealth and feel financially stable. Discover resources to build financial literacy.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion Financial Planning

Understanding the Impact of the Racial Wealth Gap

The racial wealth gap creates inequities in higher education and beyond. Discover the ways colleges can help close the gap and support students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Financial Planning

How to Build Credit in College: 7 Essential Tips for Students

Credit helps college students take out loans and even land jobs. Here are the best tips to build credit in college.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Afro-Latino/as Who Had an Impact on Black History

Blackness and Latinidad are not exclusive. Take a closer look at how Afro-Latino/as have changed the course of Black history.

Sydney Clark

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The Best Jobs for Former Teachers

Not everyone wants to teach for decades. If you're ready to move out of the classroom, these jobs for former teachers can help you find the right path.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

The 10 Most In-Demand Majors of 2022

College students should explore the most in-demand majors when navigating their academic and career paths. Browse college majors in demand in 2022.

Stefanie Grodman

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Financial Planning

The 7 Best Private Student Loans of 2022

Students may decide to take out private loans to help with the cost of their college education. Learn about the seven best private student loans of 2022.

James Mielke

1
Financial Planning

9 Common Misconceptions About Paying for College

What are the biggest myths about paying for college? Avoiding these misconceptions can save you money and set you up for financial success.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Modern Black Inventors Make History

Discover modern Black inventors and their history-making inventions. Celebrate African American inventors across the U.S. and throughout history.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Two billion people worldwide will celebrate the Lunar New Year in 2022. Learn more about holiday traditions and how you can join the fun.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion Student Life

Top Black Podcasts to Listen to During Black History Month

Growing in popularity, podcasts can shed light on the Black experience. Here are 10 Black podcasts for students to learn about Black history and culture.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Movies to Watch This Black History Month

Check out this year's Black History Month film selections. Dive deeper into Black culture and history with these 10 movie recommendations.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Black LGBTQ+ Activism Shapes Black History

Black LGBTQ+ activists have changed the course of Black history as a whole. Learn more about how these individuals have been integral to progress.

Sydney Clark

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Financial Planning

6 College Savings Accounts and How They Work

College savings accounts help families and students save money for college. Learn about the pros and cons of six types of college savings accounts.

Jessica Walrack

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Financial Planning

What to Know About Tax Breaks for College Students and Parents

College is a big investment. By taking advantage of college tax credits and deductions, you can save thousands of dollars on higher ed expenses.

Stephen Gaffney

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Financial Planning

How to Save for College: 10 Essential Tips

Saving for college isn't easy. Learn key money-saving hacks, such as earning college credit in high school and opening a college savings account.

Jessica Walrack

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College News

Amazon Invests in Community College Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Amazon will help launch computer science and STEM-related bachelor’s degree programs at three institutions in Washington state.

Dean Golembeski

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Must-Read Books by Black Women

Discover ten books by Black female authors that continue to shape Black history and culture.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Black History Month Still Matters

Black history is American history. Read on to learn why we celebrate Black History Month and why this holiday matters now more than ever.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The History of the Black Student Union

The Black student union has played an important role in the college experience for Black students since the 1960s. Learn more about its history.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Facts About Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the wide breadth of Black history and achievements. Learn 10 Black History Month facts you may not know.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

A Black History Month Playlist: 10 Influential Songs

Black history isn't just found in books — it is also honored in music. Learn more about how artists have narrated the Black experience through song.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

8 Pioneers to Celebrate During Black History Month

Countless Black pioneers have transformed Black life in America. Learn more about their lives and contributions to Black history and culture.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

6 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the history and culture of Black people. Learn six ways you can celebrate Black History Month this year.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Symbolic Meaning Behind the Pan-African Flag

The Pan-African flag has a rich cultural history. Take this opportunity to learn about the symbolism and power behind this piece of iconography.

Sydney Clark

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Courses & Academics

The 11 Best Study Tips for College

College students spend hours studying. But are there better ways to study in college? These 11 study tips will help you study smarter, not harder.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Financial Planning

10 Public Colleges With the Best Return on Investment in 2022

Some colleges give you more bang for your buck. Check out these 10 public colleges with the best return on investment for students in 2022.

Staff Writers

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College News

Is College Free in Germany?

Germany's public universities are free to students from anywhere in the world — but enrollment and visa requirements take some navigating.

Anne Dennon

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Student Life

College TikTok’s Most Popular Influencers

As students increasingly use TikTok to discuss the ins and outs of the college experience, some are becoming influencers with large followings.

Jessica Bryant

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College Planning

What Should You Do If You Miss a College Application Deadline?

College applicants have to juggle a lot of deadlines, making it difficult to keep track. Learn what to do if you miss a college application deadline.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Products & Services

25 Cozy Winter Clothes and Accessories for College Students

Curate fashionable, weather-appropriate winter college outfits. Find the best winter boots for college students, the best winter coats for college, and more!

Stefanie Grodman

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College News

Navient Agrees to Cancel $1.7B in Student Loans

Attorneys general from 39 states accused the student loan servicer of offering borrowers risky, subprime loans.

Matthew Arrojas

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. led a revolution for civil rights in America. Explore beyond the speeches to learn more about what made Dr. King a historical icon.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Financial Planning

How to Appeal Financial Aid to Get More Money

Didn't receive enough financial aid to attend your target college? Consider submitting an appeal letter to explain your situation and request more money.

Tyler Epps

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Financial Planning

The 16 Best Apps for Saving Money in College

Saving money in college can feel overwhelming. These 16 money-saving apps will teach you how to budget so you can reach your financial goals.

Chinh Ngo

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College News

Earning Your Bachelor’s Degree at a Community College

Community college bachelor's degrees are popular and proliferating. University leaders fear the worst, but those fears are largely unfounded.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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Student Life

What Is Peer Mentoring and How Does It Benefit Students?

Meant to help first-year students transition to college, peer mentoring offers a plethora of benefits for both mentee and mentor.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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The Value of Trade Schools in Today’s Economy

Trade schools can be a direct route to job stability, high salary potential, and personal fulfillment in your career. Learn more about the importance of trades in today's economy.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

Should You Go Back to College?

Returning to college is a big commitment. Make sure you think through your reasons for returning and how you can make it happen.

Anne Dennon

1
Financial Planning

Should You Get a Student Credit Card?

Many students start to build credit in college. Learn the pros and cons of getting a student credit card and how to build credit wisely.

Lindsay VanSomeren

1
College Planning

The 12 Best Colleges for Single Parents and Students With Children

Student parents face unique barriers. These 12 colleges offer the best resources and benefits for students with children.

Staff Writers

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Student Life

New App Helps College Women Share Experiences, Grow Influence

28 Row is creating a community where college women can discuss shared experiences, offer emotional support and grow their social media presence.

Jessica Bryant

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College Planning

Can You Back Out of an Early Decision Offer?

Early decision is binding, but you can still back out of an early decision offer if needed. Learn about college policies on breaking this contract.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College News

Columbia University Student Worker Union Reaches Deal With College

The university and student workers reached a deal after two years of negotiations and many counter offers.

Matthew Arrojas

1
Financial Planning

Merit-Based vs. Need-Based Aid: What Is the Difference?

Learn about merit-based and need-based financial aid and how you can get the support needed to fund your higher education journey.

Steve Bailey

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Financial Planning Products & Services

10 Personal Finance Books Every College Student Should Read

Check out these 10 personal finance books for college students. Learn how to take control of your future, pay off debt, and achieve financial independence.

Steve Bailey

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College Planning

The 7 Best Extracurricular Activities for College Applications

Extracurriculars can make a big difference during the admissions process. Learn more about how to choose these activities in our guide.

Staff Writers

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Student Life

Bill Gates Dropped Out of Harvard. Now, He’s Helping College Students Succeed.

The billionaire famously dropped out of Harvard to found Microsoft. Now, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is helping students make better choices about where to go to college.

Anne Dennon

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College Athletics

Top 10 College Varsity Esports Programs of 2022

Today, college esports are more popular than ever. Check out our picks for the 10 best college varsity esports programs of 2022.

Staff Writers

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15 Social Work Jobs

Considering a career in social work? Read our list of social work jobs featuring average pay and education requirements for each.

Lyss Welding

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Student Life

Top 13 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students in 2022

Browse our New Year's resolution list for 2022. Explore New Year's resolution ideas that can help improve your health, grades, and finances.

Stefanie Grodman

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College Planning

When Does Spring Semester Start? When Does It End?

Spring semester typically runs from mid- or late January into May. Learn more about when spring semester starts and schools with spring admission policies.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

1
Student Life

The 15 Best Christmas Towns for Students to Visit in 2021

What better way to take a break from studying than a holiday day trip? Check out 15 of the best Christmas towns that are perfect for a winter break getaway.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

10 Holiday and Christmas Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Students can participate in holiday volunteer opportunities to expand their network and make an impact on their communities.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D

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College News

Colleges Plan to Go Remote to Start 2022 as Omicron Spreads

COVID-19 concerns are prompting some schools — most notably Harvard — to return to online learning for the start of next semester.

Matthew Arrojas

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Student Life

15 Fun Winter Activities for College Students

Winter doesn't have to be gloomy. Lift your spirits and enjoy the season with outdoor and indoor winter activities.

Stefanie Grodman

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Students Can Learn from the HBO Series “Insecure”

HBO's "Insecure" exposes the realities of inequity. Read more to discover the lessons students can learn from the show.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Campus Holiday Breaks Impact Students Experiencing Homelessness

Campus closings during winter break impact students experiencing homelessness. Learn how to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students this year.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College News

Survey Suggests the ‘Great Resignation’ Will Continue Next Year

A large number of working Americans plan to leave their jobs next year and are preparing for new opportunities by acquiring career-related skills.

Jessica Bryant

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Student Life

7 College Campuses With the Most Holiday Spirit

We found seven colleges with the most holiday spirit and the best winter student life calendars. Check out their epic festivities and events.

Danika Miller

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Diversity & Inclusion

What the Dave Chappelle Comedy Special Says About Transphobia

Dave Chappelle's new stand-up special is a reflection of modern-day transphobia. Learn why his rhetoric causes harm.

Sydney Clark

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College Planning

Can You Study Abroad Over Winter Break?

Winter break study abroad programs take students around the globe. Learn more about how short-term study abroad programs work in college.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Career Planning

Explore College Mentorship Programs

Mentors support students and help them meet academic and career goals. Check out this list of college mentorship programs to find the right fit for you.

Staff Writers

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Career Planning

How to Ask for Mentorship: 4-Step Guide

Mentors can be valuable resources for college students and recent grads. Learn how to ask for mentorship in a professional and polite manner.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Black Industry Leaders are Making Room for Diversity in Tech

Diversity has become increasingly important in the tech industry. Learn how two Black industry leaders are paving the way for representation in the field.

Sydney Clark

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Products & Services

50 Cheap Gifts College Students Will Love

Looking for a gift for the student in your life that won't break the bank? Check out our guide of inexpensive present ideas.

Staff Writers

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Career Planning

The 7 Most In-Demand Jobs of the Decade

Job security remains a key goal for many U.S. workers. By pursuing one of the most in-demand jobs, you can enjoy years of steady employment.

Stephen Gaffney

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Career Planning Courses & Academics

How College Mentors Can Foster Student Success

A college mentor can support students in their academic and professional pursuits. Learn what a good mentor looks like and how to find one.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Student Life

7 Places College Students Can Go During Winter Break

Explore the best places to go over winter break. Browse housing options, temporary employment, and winter break trip ideas for college students.

Stefanie Grodman

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College Planning

Discover High School Mentorship Programs

Learn about the value of high school mentorship programs and find a program that matches your needs and goals.

Marni Davimes

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College News

Biden’s Universal Pre-K Plan Could Help More Parents Pursue College Degree

Build Back Better includes nearly $400 billion to expand childcare access, a potential game changer for college students raising children.

Matthew Arrojas

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Financial Planning

Forbearance Isn’t Forever: How 6 Student Loan Borrowers Prepare to Pay

Federal student loan deferment ends in May, and 69% of borrowers will need to make repayment adjustments. We spoke with six people about their plans.

Danika Miller

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College News

Tenure Under Attack Nationwide

Continued political pressures threaten to erode tenure on public campuses and compromise academic freedom.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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College News

Higher Ed Faces Labor Crisis, Unionizing Efforts

Unions have become a contentious topic on college campuses as faculty, staff, and student employees demand better working conditions and pay.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

For First-Generation Students, Challenges Remain After Graduation

Learn about the challenges first-generation college students experience in school and after graduation, and how colleges can support these learners.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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College Planning

How to Write a “Why This College” Essay

Stuck on writing a "why this college" essay? This guide breaks down how to write a "why us" college essay to impress your dream school.

Kasia Kovacs

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Financial Planning

Can You Pay College Tuition With Crypto?

A handful of colleges currently accept tuition payments in a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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College News

Recommended DACA Rules Provide ‘Certainty’ for Dreamers in College

Higher ed advocacy groups want to extend federal financial aid to DACA recipients and adopt definitions included in the Dream Act of 2021.

Matthew Arrojas

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College Planning

Common App vs. Coalition App: Which Should You Use?

Explore the differences between the Common App vs. the Coalition App. Learn how these platforms can help with college applications.

Christina Payne

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Financial Planning

9 Winter Break Jobs for College Students

Looking to make some extra cash over the holidays? Check out our guide describing nine winter seasonal jobs for college students.

Staff Writers

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College News

Colleges Unlikely to Require COVID Vaccine Booster Shots: Survey

The new omicron variant of the virus may alter the way schools view COVID vaccine boosters, however.

Dean Golembeski

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College News

‘Jeopardy!’ Holds First-Ever College Professors Tournament

Mayim Bialik will host the tournament featuring faculty from across the country. Stay tuned to BestColleges for updates.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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Career Planning

7 Tips for Stay-at-Home Parents Reentering the Workforce

Want to reenter the workforce? These seven tips cover applications, interviews, and more ways to ease the transition.

Staff Writers

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Courses & Academics

13 Tips for Surviving Finals Week in College

What's the best way to survive finals week while also boosting your academic performance? These tips can prepare you to master college finals week.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: Should You Take Winter-Session Classes?

Winter session can help undergrads earn their degree faster, but there are downsides. Learn about the pros and cons of signing up for winter courses.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Career Planning

How to Write a Letter of Interest

A letter of interest can help you get jobs at companies that aren't hiring. Use our guide to learn how to craft this document.

Staff Writers

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College News

Bill Would Extend SNAP to College Students, Fight Food Insecurity

The College Student Hunger Act would allow nearly 7 million Pell Grant recipients to be eligible for SNAP benefits.

Matthew Arrojas

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Diversity & Inclusion

HBCUs Close Socioeconomic Gaps. Here’s How.

A recent report found that HBCUs are driving the social mobility of Black graduates better than other institutions.

Jessica Bryant

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Products & Services

The 25 Best Christmas Gifts for College Students

Check out our guide to the best Christmas gifts on the market for the college student in your life.

Staff Writers

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College News Health & Wellness

CDC: College Students Should Get a COVID Booster Shot

The CDC strengthened its COVID-19 booster shot recommendation on Nov. 29 in response to the omicron variant.

Dean Golembeski

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Career Planning

Is College Free in Canada?

Canadian universities are more affordable than those in other English-speaking countries. Still, international student's pay the most, and tuition increases every year.

Anne Dennon

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why We Need to Unpack the History of Thanksgiving

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, learn the true origins of Thanksgiving and how our modern understandings of the holiday really began.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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What Is Health Informatics?

Learn more about health informatics. The field offers career opportunities in various healthcare sectors for professionals of all educational levels.

Staff Writers

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Products & Services

The 13 Best GMAT Prep Books for 2022

Explore our picks for the best GMAT prep books as you work to raise your score on this important business school entrance exam.

Staff Writers

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College News

Warren Questions New Student Loan Servicer’s ‘Checkered’ Past

The Democratic senator in a letter to Maximus said she is worried that student loan borrowers may be subject to "poor service and abusive behavior.”

Matthew Arrojas

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Products & Services

The 25 Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Friends in 2021

Find the perfect present for your Secret Santa gift exchange and get ready to celebrate the holidays without breaking the bank.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College News

Two Bootcamps Just Earned Accreditation. Here’s Why It Matters.

Two bootcamps just earned national accreditation, bringing participants one step closer to receiving federal financial aid and Pell Grants.

Matthew Arrojas

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Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Trying to decide between physical therapy vs. occupational therapy? Learn about physical therapy jobs and occupational therapy jobs for your future career.

Heather Mullinix

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What Is Respiratory Therapy?

Respiratory therapy is one of the fastest-growing fields in the healthcare industry. Learn about respiratory therapy. See if it is the right field for you.

James Mielke

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Products & Services

The 8 Best TOEFL Prep Books for 2022

Find the best TOEFL prep books. These resources help international students prepare for the exam and develop effective test-taking strategies.

Steve Bailey

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College Planning

Gen Z’s Views on College Decline During Pandemic

In a recent survey of high school students, 29% said that the pandemic’s financial impact lessened their likelihood of pursuing a degree.

Jessica Bryant

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College News

Students at For-Profit Colleges Excluded From Biden Pell Expansion

The Build Back Better framework would increase the maximum grant, but only for students attending public and private nonprofit colleges and universities.

Matthew Arrojas

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Advertising vs. Public Relations: What’s the Difference?

Learn the differences between advertising vs. public relations. In this guide, we discuss job responsibilities and earning potentials for these careers.

Staff Writers

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Career Planning

What Is Educational Technology (EdTech)?

EdTech uses digital technology to improve students' performance and facilitate learning. Learn about EdTech tools and how to use them effectively.

Marisa Upson

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Diversity & Inclusion

Top Book Recommendations for Trans and Nonbinary Students

Discover top books for trans and nonbinary students written by trans authors, and learn more about diverse experiences of gender identity.

Jules Schwenderman, Campus Pride

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College News

Social Media Changes How College Students View Mental Health

The relationship between social media use and college students' mental health became increasingly complex during the pandemic.

Anne Dennon

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College News

International Student Enrollment Plummeted During Pandemic

The 2020-21 academic year saw the sharpest decline in international enrollees in more than 70 years, according to a new report.

Matthew Arrojas

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A Guide to Skilled Trades Apprenticeships and Internships

Skilled trades apprenticeships and internships can help launch high-paying, in-demand careers. Learn what to expect from an apprenticeship.

Liz Simmons

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Common Misconceptions About Trade School

Discover common misconceptions about trade school, and learn how skills-focused practical training can lead to rewarding, well-paying careers.

Staff Writers

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College News

Howard University Student Protesters Reach Agreement With Administration

The #BlackburnTakeover protest movement was demanding improvements to on-campus housing.

Matthew Arrojas

1
Products & Services

The Best ACT Prep Books for 2022

We've compiled the best ACT prep books for 2022. Find a guide to boost your scores and impress college admissions committees.

Doug Wintemute

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Career Planning College News

Google, Microsoft Promote Tech Careers Through Community Colleges

Increasingly, an associate degree or certificate program is the ticket to a high-paying job in tech.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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College News

Build Back Better Includes Funds for College Completion Programs

The $500 million allocation is the first time the federal government has funded programs to address college graduation rates.

Matthew Arrojas

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Products & Services

The Best SAT Prep Books for 2022

The SAT plays a key role in college admissions. Discover the best SAT prep books and learn how to raise your score and impress colleges.

Steve Bailey

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College News

What Is the Best University in the World?

Though there's no unanimous answer, one university consistently dominates international rankings.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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College News

Can Higher Ed Eliminate Race and Income As Predictors of Student Success?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a pilot program at 15 institutions to help improve data collection and identify equity gaps.

Matthew Arrojas

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Courses & Academics

The 7 Best Online GRE Prep Courses

Need to improve your GRE score? This following guide introduces the seven best GRE prep courses online and explains GRE online testing options.

Staff Writers

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Courses & Academics

The 8 Best Online GMAT Prep Courses

Studying for the GMAT? Here are the best GMAT prep courses to help you ace the exam and impress business schools.

Kasia Kovacs

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Diversity & Inclusion

Hispanics Are Key to Closing the Gap in the STEM Workforce

Learn about underrepresentation in STEM. Find out how schools can better support Hispanic students in their pursuit of STEM careers.

Doug Wintemute

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College News

New Bill Would Extend GI Bill® Benefits to Descendants of Black WWII Veterans

Rep. James E. Clyburn said the legislation is necessary because Black veterans were not given equal access to GI Bill benefits after the war.

Matthew Arrojas

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College News

New Data Shine Light on Veterans Pursuing Higher Ed

Here’s what the most recent census by Student Veterans of America reveals about student veterans across the country.

Jessica Bryant

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Courses & Academics

How to Bounce Back From a Poor Midterm Grade

A poor midterm grade in college can be disappointing. But with the right strategies, you can bounce back over the rest of the term.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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College Athletics College News

NCAA Draft Constitution Would Reduce Org’s Hold Over College Sports

The draft constitution still bars schools from paying athletes to play but would include greater representation for student-athletes in the org's governance.

Dean Golembeski

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Diversity & Inclusion

The History of Tribal Colleges and Universities

Enrollment at tribal colleges and universities is growing. Learn about tribal colleges and their impact on higher education and tribal communities.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.