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Diversity & Inclusion

White Enrollment Is Increasing at HBCUs. How Will It Impact the Culture?

HBCUs offer higher education rooted in Black culture and tradition. Hear from two HBCU alums on the impact of white student enrollment at HBCUs nationwide.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How HBCUs Are Creating a College Pipeline for Formerly Incarcerated Students

To reverse the school-to-prison pipeline, colleges are creating access for formerly incarcerated students. Learn how these programs are flipping the script.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Resisting LGBTQ+ Discrimination and Violence in College

LGBTQ+ students face discrimination and violence in college. Learn how you can stand up for yourself and fight discrimination.

Greta Pano

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Student Life

Harvard Grad Student Shares Tips for Planning Impactful Protests

Clare Canavan is helping to lead protests against a Harvard professor accused of sexual misconduct. Here's what she has learned.

Jessica Bryant, Chloe Appleby

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College Athletics

D1 vs. D2 vs. D3 Schools: What’s the Difference?

Ever wondered what the different school sports divisions are? Check out our breakdown of D1 vs. D2 vs. D3 schools — and learn why this matters for you.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Student Life

My Roommate Has Covid. Now What?

College students are back on campus for the fall semester amid fewer COVID-19 restrictions. What do they do if their roommate tests positive?

Margaret Attridge, Chloe Appleby

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Should You Get a Master’s in Education Online or in Person?

Should you get a master's in education online or on campus? Learn about the key differences and the pros and cons of both options.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Are Post-Bacc Programs?

Post-bacc programs provide you with the foundation you need to enter med school. Learn more about what a post-bacc entails and whether it's right for you.

Blake Weil

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College Planning

What Is a Good MCAT Score?

Your MCAT score is one of the biggest factors in medical school admissions. Learn what counts as a good MCAT score to keep your application competitive.

Blake Weil

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Study Abroad With a Disability

Studying abroad can be an unforgettable experience. Uncover what to check off your to-do list to study abroad with a disability.

Doug Wintemute

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Products & Services

The 12 Best Books for College Students to Read in 2023

College students spend a lot of time reading — but not all books need to be required. These 12 books can help you through your college years and beyond.

Kim-Ling Sun

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What Is Family Counseling?

Family counseling is a counseling specialization focusing on familial dynamics and relationships. Read about counseling requirements and earning potential.

Marisa Upson

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College Planning

What Is a Good PSAT Score for a Sophomore?

Are you a sophomore taking the PSAT? Discover what constitutes a "good score" for 10th graders taking the test in our guide.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

What Are Living-Learning Communities? Should You Join One?

Should you join a living-learning community in college? Find out exactly what these communities entail and how joining one can benefit you.

Samantha L. Solomon, Ph.D.

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College Planning

College Foreign Language Requirement: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Ever wonder why there are foreign language requirements for college? Learn why you may need to study a foreign language and how to get a waiver.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Student Life

Looking Back: What It’s Really Like to Start College at 21

Many picture new college students as wide-eyed 18-year-olds — but this isn't always the case. One student reveals the challenges of starting college at 21.

Christopher Ferrante

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Student Life

Help! My College Roommate Is a Monster Who Wants to Eat My Social Life

Living on campus often means living with a roommate. But what if your roommate is the absolute worst? One student offers advice on managing conflict.

Christopher Ferrante

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Diversity & Inclusion

If HBCUs Want to Better Serve Students With Disabilities, They Must Improve Web Accessibility

HBCUs do incredible equity work to help close the racial wealth gap. To better serve students with disabilities, HBCUs must improve web accessibility.

Z. W. Taylor, Ph.D.

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Student Life

How to Separate Your Self-Worth From Your Financial Worth in College

College can be pricey. One student shares how his struggle to afford college taught him the importance of separating his self-worth from his ability to pay.

Christopher Ferrante

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College Planning

What PSAT Score Do You Need for a National Merit Scholarship?

Want to win a National Merit Scholarship? You'll need to meet the PSAT semifinalist cutoff score in your state. Learn more about qualifying.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is the National Merit Scholarship Program? How Do You Enter?

The National Merit Scholarship chooses winners based on PSAT scores. Learn more about the timeline, application process, and scholarship award amounts.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Nursing Salaries: How Much Does a DNP Make?

Earn a DNP to demand one of the highest salaries in nursing. Qualify for CRNA certification or become a healthcare administrator with a DNP.

Meg Whitenton

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How Much Do Physical Therapy Assistants Make?

Many physical therapy assistants earn higher salaries than the national average. Learn more about this lucrative career.

Kristen Markel

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College Planning

What Is a Teaching Assistant? How to Become One

What exactly is a teaching assistant in college, and how do you become one? Learn more about what TAs do and the qualifications required.

Kim-Ling Sun

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How Much Do Physical Therapists Make?

Learn the average physical therapist's salary and highest-paying areas for this profession. If you are a physical therapist, we also cover ways to boost your salary.

Hailey Hudson

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Know Your Worth: Breaking Out of the Cycle of Underemployment

Underemployment is when you don't work full time (and want to) or your job doesn't maximize your skills. Here's what to do if you're underemployed.

Nikki Carter

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Diversity & Inclusion

A Latinx Student’s Journey to a Doctoral Degree at Harvard

Follow the academic journey of Latinx student Justis Lopez who is pursuing his doctoral degree at Harvard University. Read more to hear his story.

Justis Lopez

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Courses & Academics

8 Tips to Get Through General Education Courses

Many undergrads dread gen ed requirements. Our tips and strategies can help you survive gen eds while getting the most out of them.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

How to Stay Safe From Monkeypox While Living in Dorms

Health experts say education and awareness are key to stopping the spread of monkeypox in congregate living settings like college dorms.

Bennett Leckrone

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Language of College Is Complex. This Is Why Language Access Matters for ELL Students

The focus on native English speakers has impacted language access for ELL students. If colleges care about language accessibility, that must change.

Z. W. Taylor, Ph.D.

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How Much Do Speech Pathologists Make?

Job location, years of work experience, and employment industry all affect how much speech pathologists are paid.

Catherine Lafuente

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Diversity & Inclusion

How I Learned to Balance Family and Academics While Pursuing College

Family support can help college students succeed, but for first-generation students it can be a challenge. Learn how one student balanced family and academics.

Déontae Guy

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Latino/a Entrepreneurs and App Creators That Transformed Their Education Into Success

Succeeding based on your efforts can be powerful. See how these five Latino/a entrepreneurs and app creators transformed their future through education.

Elisabet Raquel García

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Nursing Salaries: How Much Does a Nursing Assistant Make?

Nursing assistants help patients with day-to-day care. Learn the average nursing assistant salary and which states have the highest pay.

Hailey Hudson

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Diversity & Inclusion

Medical School Attrition Rates within Marginalized Communities

Students from marginalized communities faced different challenges during medical school. Read to learn about the factors that put them at higher risk of dropping out.

Sydney Clark

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How Much Does a Respiratory Therapist Make?

The median respiratory therapy salary significantly exceeds what the typical U.S. worker makes. Learn more about this lucrative career.

Thomas Broderick

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How Much Does a Pharmacy Technician Make?

Pharmacy technician jobs offer many opportunities for professional advancement. Learn more about the career and pharmacy tech salary.

Thomas Broderick

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Nursing Salaries: How Much Does a Family Nurse Practitioner Make?

Learn about the variety of family nurse practitioner jobs available and how much a master's nursing salary pays in 2022.

Staff Writers

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Nursing Salaries: How Much Does a Palliative Care Nurse Make?

Palliative care nurses earn varying salaries, depending on their degree and expertise. Learn how much a palliative care nurse can make.

Tessa Cooper

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Student Life

BYU’s Black Menaces Will Protest Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Students

The announcement of an Oct. 11 walkout follows BYU’s removal of previously approved LGBTQ+ resource pamphlets from welcome bags for incoming freshmen.

Jessica Bryant

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Nursing Salaries: How Much Does a Mental Health Nurse Make?

Looking to go into mental health nursing? Find out which jobs and what parts of the country offer the best salary.

Blake Weil

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Nursing Salaries: How Much Does a Substance Misuse Nurse Make?

Substance misuse nurse salary prospects depend on factors like education level and experience. Explore bachelor's and master's nursing salary information.

Stefanie Grodman

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Student Life

Relationships Matter: How Connecting With the Right People Helped Me Succeed in College

Networking is important. But how exactly can it help you? One student shares how his connections have provided him with new opportunities as an undergrad.

Déontae Guy

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College Planning

How to Ensure You Choose the Right College for You

Picking a college is one of the biggest decisions you'll make. Discover how one student's campus visit made him realize that school was right for him.

Déontae Guy

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Diversity & Inclusion

How My Chronic Illness Impacted My College Choices

Choosing a college can be difficult. One student shares her journey towards finding a college that supported her disability and chronic illness needs.

Madison Conine

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Best Trade Schools in Nevada

You may need only a high school diploma or certificate to qualify for some of Nevada's highest-paying trade jobs. CDL drivers, aviation mechanics, and medical assistants do not need a college degree Many in-demand jobs like solar photovoltaic installers do not require a college degree You can graduate in less than one year from trade […]

Nalea Ko

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College Planning

GMAT vs. GRE: Which Should You Take?

Should you take the GMAT or GRE? Learn about the format, difficulty level, and scoring for both popular graduate admission exams.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Best Trade Schools in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma state government projects strong growth in trade careers. Learn more about these jobs and trade schools in Oklahoma.

Thomas Broderick

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Student Life

6 Things You Should Never Say to Your Professor

Preparing for college classes? You can make a good impression on your professors by never saying these six things.

Danika Miller

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Books by LGBTQ+ Asian Americans for Students

There are many books to explore by LGBTQ+ Asian American authors. Check out 10 books that touch on Asian American cultural experiences in the LGBTQ+ community.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Career Planning

7 Product Management Jobs for Innovators

Learn about the types of entry-level and advanced product manager jobs you can pursue in this field and tips for the process.

Tessa Cooper

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Student Life

8 Best Places to Study on Campus

College campuses are full of libraries, coffee shops, and classrooms. But what are the best places to study on campus and how can you find great study spots?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Accessibility Matters for BIPOC Students with Disabilities

BIPOC students with disabilities face significant barriers to quality education. Learn how accessibility removes these barriers, and why this matters.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

7 Must-Read Books by Hispanic and Latino/a Authors

Celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month this year by reading. Discover 7 must-read books by brilliant Hispanic and Latino/a writers.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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How to Become a Telecommunications Manager

Telecommunications managers design and improve communication networks. Learn about common career paths telecommunications managers take.

Tessa Cooper

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Best Trade Schools in Illinois

Illinois trade schools train graduates for in-demand careers. Learn more about vocational education in Illinois and your financial aid options.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Best Trade Schools in Utah

Trade schools in Utah offer certification programs in healthcare, skilled trades, transportation, and more. Learn about trade school costs and requirements.

Marisa Upson

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Student Life

TikTok Reacts to Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Young student loan borrowers are using the social media platform to express their excitement, confusion, and concern about the recent update on student debt relief.

Margaret Attridge, Chloe Appleby

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College Planning

What Is a Good LSAT Score?

Law school applicants benefit from strong LSAT scores. Learn more about what counts as a good LSAT score and how to improve your score.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is the PSAT? A Complete Guide

A practice test for the SAT, the PSAT is also used to award National Merit Scholarships. Discover what the PSAT entails and how to maximize your score.

Blake Weil

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Best Trade Schools in Oregon

Students in Oregon can enroll in one of the state's 43 trade schools to train for a technical or skilled occupation.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 College Mentorship Programs That Support BIPOC Students

Navigating college as a BIPOC student is tough without a campus support system. Read how several schools are offering mentorship programs to initiate change.

Crystal Onyema

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Student Life

7 Benefits of Joining a Club in College

Clubs and organizations can be a big part of campus life. Discover seven benefits of joining a club in college.

Staff Writers

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Best Trade Schools in Washington

The best trade schools in Washington offer pathways to in-demand jobs as CDL drivers, carpenters, or electricians. Learn more about trade education.

Sharon Wilfong

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College Planning Products & Services

8 Essential Books to Help Prepare You for Graduate School

Preparing for graduate school can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We've compiled some great books to help you with your planning.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Selling Style: What Is Fashion Merchandising?

Have an eye for style? Explore a career in fashion merchandising and shape the trends of tomorrow.

Blake Weil

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College Planning

Is the SAT Hard? An In-Depth Analysis

The SAT is hard, but there are many things you can do to prepare. Learn what you can do to make the test easier.

Kim-Ling Sun

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College Planning

Will You Make the Cut? College Acceptance Rates for 150 Popular Schools

Curious about your chances of getting into college? Check out our list of acceptance rates for 150 popular colleges.

Danika Miller

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College Planning

PSAT Registration: Sign Up in 3 Easy Steps

Many high school students take the PSAT to prepare for the SAT. Learn how to register for the PSAT, where you can take it, and how much it costs.

Nancy Parode

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Best iOS Bootcamps

An iOS bootcamp teaches students how to design and develop mobile apps. Learn where an iOS bootcamp can take you.

Christina Payne

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Diversity & Inclusion

Active Learning Narrows Achievement Gap for Black and First-Generation Students

Active learning in college shows academic benefits for Black and first-generation students. Find out what it means and how to bring it to your campus.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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5 Fastest Coding Bootcamps

Does the tech industry interest you? Do you want to learn programming, graphic design, or artificial intelligence, but don't have the time for a four-year degree or a six-month coding...

Christina Payne

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College Planning Products & Services

12 College Application Books to Help You Get Into Your Dream School

College applications can be nerve-racking. Check out some great books to help you put your best foot forward when applying to your dream school.

Kim-Ling Sun

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10 Management Jobs for a Career in Healthcare

Learn about the variety of healthcare management jobs and how much you could earn in the highest-paying positions.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

How My University Supported Me as a Student With a Disability

College programs and leaders play a vital role in aiding students with disabilities. Read one student's story about navigating college with a disability.

Evan Cruz

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Can Campus Police Eliminate Racial Profiling?

Racial profiling exists in campus policing nationwide. Colleges can move toward racially just policing practices by taking some critical steps.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College Planning

What Is the Common Black College Application?

Interested in HBCUs? The Common Black College Application makes it easy and more affordable to apply to HBCUs. Learn all about the Common Black College App.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Parent and Family Guide for Hispanic and Latino/a Students

Applying for college can be a challenging and confusing experience. Read more about resources available to help Hispanic and Latino/a families navigate this process.

Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.

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How To Become a Transport Manager

Become a transport manager with a bachelor's degree. Take the simple steps toward steady job growth and a high salary as a transport manager.

Meg Whitenton

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How to Become an E-Commerce Merchant

This guide highlights the steps towards becoming a successful e-commerce merchant.

Tessa Cooper

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Diversity & Inclusion

6 Hispanic Heritage Month Facts Students Should Learn About

Hispanic Heritage Month happens every year from September 15 to October 15. Here are six important facts about the culturally significant occasion.

Catherine Lafuente

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: Is It Ever OK to Skip a Class?

Every college student skips class. But is it ever OK? A college professor weighs in on good reasons to miss class and how to minimize the consequences.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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How to Become a Research and Development Manager

Learn how to become a research and development manager and what the career path looks like.

Doug Wintemute

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How to Become a Pharmacist

Working as a pharmacist can be a fulfilling career in the healthcare field. Learn how to become a pharmacist.

Ellery Weil

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How to Become a Small Business Manager

Small business managers support local economies. Learn how to pursue and grow your career in small business management.

Tessa Cooper

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How to Become a Marketing Manager

Wondering what it takes to be a marketing manager? Read on to learn about the average marketing manager salary and how to become a marketing manager.

Staff Writers

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A Case for Casual Clothing in the Workplace

Researchers found that comfy clothes make you more productive. Is it time to re-imagine "business casual" to include sweatpants?

Meg Embry

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How to Become an Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants manage many daily tasks in an office. Find out if administrative assisting is right for you.

Staff Writers

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How to Become an Actuary

Actuaries report six-figure median salaries and high demand. Learn more about the steps required to pursue an actuarial science career.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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How to Become a Dentist

Dentists are physicians focusing on diseases of the mouth and teeth and their treatments. Discover the path to this unique medical career.

Blake Weil

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Courses & Academics

Can You Take Graduate Courses as an Undergrad? Should You?

Most universities let undergrads enroll in graduate classes. Learn more about the benefits of taking grad classes and how to prepare for your first graduate course.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Learning About International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Learn about the significance and history of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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How to Become a Doctor

For those with a passion for science and helping others, medicine is a highly rewarding field. Discover the path to becoming a doctor.

Blake Weil

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How to Become a Banker

Bankers keep the world of finance running by managing, investing, and loaning money. Find out how to enter this exciting career path.

Blake Weil

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Diversity & Inclusion

Improving College Attendance in the Hispanic Community

College enrollment rates for Hispanic and Latino/a students have risen in the 21st century. But how can schools continue to improve outcomes for these students?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How My Virtual Community Helped Me Cope With Isolation at a PWI

Students of color often report feeling invisible and isolated at predominantly white colleges. Learn how one student learned to cope after finding a virtual community.

Anu Rajagopal

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Products & Services

The 10 Best College Essay Books to Help You Write a Killer Personal Statement

Getting ready to write your personal statement for college? These 10 best college essay books can help you get admitted to your dream school.

Samantha L. Solomon, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Learning the Ins and Outs of Higher Ed: My Experience as a First-Generation Latino College Student

Attending college as a first-generation student has its challenges. Read about a Latino student who is pursuing their dreams despite the obstacles.

Aldo Madrigal Olivarez

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College Planning

Can a College Revoke Your Acceptance?

Colleges have the right to revoke acceptance letters. Learn more about the circumstances that lead colleges to withdraw admission offers.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: How to Ask Your Professor for Research

Research experience can boost your grad school apps and job prospects. Learn how to ask a professor about research opportunities and positions.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Does It Mean to Be Undeclared?

Many students enter college as undeclared majors. Learn what it means to be undeclared and whether it's OK to apply to college undecided.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

How College Shaped My Climate Change Activism

Climate change impacts us all. Read one student's journey to climate change activism and how college helped to shape a new understanding.

Emily Kieny

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Products & Services

17 School Supplies All Online Students Absolutely Must Buy

Shopping for the right gear this school year just got easier with this list of 17 products every online student needs.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Student Life

Childcare Costs, Low Wages Widen Affordability Gap for Student Parents: Report

Parents have to work an average of 52 hours per week at a minimum-wage job to afford college tuition and childcare.

Bennett Leckrone

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College Planning

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out? 2022 Schedule

PSAT scores come out 4-6 weeks after the October test dates. Learn more about when to expect your score report and how to check PSAT scores online.

Danika Miller

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Podcasts for Hispanic and Latino/a Students

Curious about Hispanic and Latino/a culture? Check out these 10 podcasts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

9 Movies That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Despite a historical lack of representation, Hispanic movies have gifted the world significant cultural milestones for years.

Crystal Onyema

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Diversity & Inclusion

What ‘College Hill: Celebrity Edition’ Teaches Us About HBCU Culture

The "College Hill" reboot is showcasing HBCU culture in notable ways. Read more to understand how the show encapsulates these institutions.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Being Latina at a Predominantly White Institution

Attending a predominantly white college as a Latina student can be challenging. Read about how one student overcame obstacles at school to find success.

Nicole Espinal

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Diversity & Inclusion

Learning the Hard Way as a Low-Income First-Generation Student

Many first-generation students have to forge their own college pathway. Discover how one student learned the hard way what was right for her academic success.

Brittany Shaw

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Will the End of Affirmative Action Impact Black and Latino/a Students?

The Supreme Court will decide on the legality of affirmative action this fall. Learn how its end could impact Black and Latino/a students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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College Planning

Not Sure What to Study? Here’s My Advice for Choosing a Major

It's not always easy deciding on a career path as soon as you start college. One student shares her top five tips for choosing a major.

Hallie Seltzer

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Diversity & Inclusion

The College Journey of a Latinx Student

Understanding Hispanic and Latino/a experiences is a way to support students. Follow the journey of one Latinx student making her way through college.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Standardized Testing Impacts Students of Color

Standardized tests are common factors in college admissions. Learn how standardized testing impacts students of color.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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What Is Agribusiness?

A career in agribusiness provides opportunities to protect natural resources and maintain food security. Learn more about jobs in agribusiness.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion Products & Services

17 Social Justice Books for Summer Reading Before College

Reading can improve empathy and build critical thinking skills. Check out these 17 social justice books for incoming first-year students.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Which MBA Concentration Pays the Most?

An MBA concentration can boost your earning potential. Learn more about the specializations that offer the strongest return on investment.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Books You Should Read to Learn the History of Women’s Rights

There's a rich history of women's rights in the United States and around the world. Check out these 10 books that can teach you more about women's rights.

Kim-Ling Sun

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College Planning

These 14 Colleges Have Some of the Lowest Transfer Acceptance Rates

Many selective colleges make it harder for transfer students to get in than first-year students. These 14 schools boast ultra-low transfer acceptance rates.

Anne Dennon

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The 5 Most Popular MBA Concentrations

An MBA concentration focuses the degree and leads to specialized career paths. Check out the most popular MBA concentrations.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Can You Be a Counselor Without a Degree?

Earning a degree in counseling can lead to more job opportunities, but not all positions require a degree. Learn what's required for five counselor roles.

Eileen Wubbe

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How Long Does it Take to Get an MBA?

Earning an MBA generally takes 1-4 years. Learn how your program, enrollment status, and concentration will shape how long an MBA takes.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

Behind the Scenes of @CollegeCribs with TikTok Star Noel B. Doherty

The Villanova University student is the host of the viral TikTok channel taking viewers inside real college dorm rooms.

Margaret Attridge

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College Planning

Nontraditional Student Experiences: An Interview with Sheneka Balogun

BestColleges recently spoke with Sheneka Balogun to learn more about her experience as a nontraditional student, going to school as a working mom of two. Read our full interview.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

Nontraditional Student Experiences: An Interview with Gary Alan Miller

BestColleges recently spoke with Gary Alan Miller to discuss the experience of nontraditional students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Read our full interview.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

Is the ACT Hard? 4 Factors That Make It Tricky

Many colleges use the ACT for admission purposes. But is the ACT hard? And what makes the test challenging? Learn more about the difficulty of the ACT.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Colleges Can Support Native and Indigenous American Students

Indigenous Americans are struggling to gain access to higher education. Learn how higher education institutions can and should help them do it.

Sydney Clark

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Career Planning

Ask a Professor: How to Ask Your Professor to Be a Reference

Professors can serve as professional references. But what's the best way to ask your professor to be a reference? A professor weighs in.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Can You Retake the SAT — and Should You?

You can retake the SAT as many times as you want, but should you? Read this list of pros and cons before you decide whether to take the SAT again.

Erin Treder

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Career Planning

Should I Become an Administrative Assistant?

An administrative assistant can pursue jobs in almost every industry. Learn about their daily tasks, requirements, and average salaries.

Marisa Upson

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College Planning

What Is a Concentration in College?

In many fields, you can have a concentration in a particular area. Learn more about how concentrations differ from majors and when to declare one.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

How I Found My Confidence as a First-Generation College Student With a Disability

Navigating college as a first-generation student can be tricky, particularly if you have a disability. Learn how one student overcame this challenge.

Nicole Mendez-Villarrubia

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Colleges That Provide Gender-Affirming Care for Trans and Nonbinary Students

Transgender and nonbinary students deserve gender-affirming care. Read more about how colleges support TNB students on campus.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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College Planning

Is Studying in Chicago Worth It?

Chicago has top-ranking colleges, job opportunities, and a vibrant culture. But those winters? Find out if studying in Chicago is worth it to you.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

Does Your GPA Matter in College?

Many students are unsure whether their GPA matters during and after college. Read on to learn when your college GPA is important.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Courses & Academics

What Are Night Classes? 6 Tips to Help You Succeed

Heading to class in the evening poses unique challenges for students. Learn the small changes you can make to succeed in your night classes.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Courses & Academics

How to Choose Your College Professors

Some find it taxing to choose the right professors for their classes. Follow these tips on finding the right professor for your learning style.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Financial Planning

20+ Scholarships for Illinois Students

Illinois is home to a long list of state-specific scholarships. BestColleges spotlights some award options for Illinois residents and students.

Staff Writers

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Student Life

10 Things to Do During Your Break Between College Classes

There are many ways to be productive in between college classes. Here are some great tips on what you should do to fill your time.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Career Planning

Internships for Psychology Majors

Psychology internships provide experiences unattainable in classroom settings. Individuals can find psychology internships in various subdisciplines.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

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Student Life

#RushTok Is Back. Here’s What You Need To Know

Sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama is in full swing, and students are again sharing their experiences on TikTok. Will season 2 live up to the viral hype?

Chloe Appleby, Margaret Attridge

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What Are the Most In-Demand Jobs in Illinois?

Looking for a job in Illinois? Some careers in this state are growing faster than others. Take a look at the ten fastest-growing jobs in Illinois.

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Student Life

Pennsylvania Designates $1 Million to Fight Food Insecurity at Colleges

The funding will provide grants for food pantries and other efforts to combat student hunger.

Bennett Leckrone

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Student Life

U. of Central Florida Reveals Human Side of Nursing Simulation Tech

State-of-the-art simulation technology is changing nursing education. At UCF, the tech also reveals the interpersonal dimensions of healthcare.

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Student Life

Amid Housing Shortage, University of Utah Turns to Alumni

The university is offering alumni living near campus $5,000 a semester to house students.

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College Planning

Should You Live on Campus Your First Year of College?

Which is better: living on or off campus? Explore the pros and cons of campus life to help you decide where to settle down in your first year of college.

Samantha L. Solomon, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

My Experience Navigating College as a First-Generation Transfer Student

Being a first-generation student isn't easy, especially if you transfer colleges. Learn how one student overcame obstacles to find community and graduate.

Lauren Cossentino

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Financial Planning

My Top 7 Tips for Finding College Scholarships in High School

Applying for scholarships can be a confusing process. Discover one student's tips for finding and securing college scholarships in high school.

Madison May

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College Planning

When Do College Applications Open?

Completing college applications can be a daunting part of the college process. Learn when applications open and when you should start working on them.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Student Life

You Deserve to Be There: My Top 5 Tips for Women Majoring in STEM

Women make up a small percentage of STEM majors, due in part to ingrained sexism. One student shares her tips for overcoming these challenges.

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Student Life

Road to Vet School as a Minority Student: How Poverty and Natural Disasters Built My Resilience

Many people struggle to make it to college. Discover how one student overcame hurricanes and economic turmoil to fulfill her dream of attending vet school.

Nashaly Miranda Sánchez

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College Planning

College Move-In Day: 8 Tips to Help You Prepare

Getting ready to move into your dorm? It might feel daunting. But with these tips, you can prepare for college move-in day and feel less stressed out.

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Student Life

8 Mistakes to Avoid Your First Semester of College

College is a time to grow, learn, and make mistakes. That said, we've compiled a list of mistakes you should definitely avoid during your first semester.

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Student Life

The Value of Staying Open-Minded in College

Attending college often means exploring new interests and embracing change. One student discusses the importance of having an open mind.

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Student Life

My 5 Biggest Tips for Out-of-State Students

Out-of-state students often face unique challenges on campus. Discover one student's tips for making the most of your out-of-state college experience.

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Student Life

A Transfer Student’s Guide to Making Friends

Many transfer students find it hard to make friends at their new school. One transfer student shares their advice for forging connections with peers.

Carly Galinkin

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Student Life

Don’t Put Your Life on Hold: How I Learned to Balance School, Work, and Fun

Many college students struggle to make time for fun when juggling jobs and classes. Discover how one pre-vet student finally achieved balance.

Sophia Buckley

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Career Planning Diversity & Inclusion

3 Reasons College Students Should Read Company Diversity Statements Before Applying to a Job

Company diversity statements can help answer candidates' questions about inclusion in the office. Read more to understand the importance of these statements.

Sydney Clark

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Courses & Academics

10 Best Online Websites and Resources for Academic Research

Looking for reliable academic sources online can be a challenge. These online resources will help you find credible sources for your academic research.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting College

Entering college is a big step — but not everyone knows what to expect. One student shares what she wishes she knew before starting college.

Nadia Samaroo

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College Planning

College Orientation: 5 Things You Need to Know

Preparing for your first year of college can be tricky. Learn why attending your college orientation can help lessen some of the stress of campus life.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Student Life

What You Do Is Not Who You Are: College Students’ Ever-Changing Identities

Many college students tie their sense of self to extracurriculars, jobs, and majors. Here, one student explains why what you do doesn't define who you are.

Ciara Callicott

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Student Life

What Dorm Living Taught Me About the Relationship Between Space and Self

Many students live on campus, often moving to a new dorm or apartment each year. One student reflects on the power of making your living space your own.

Anu Rajagopal

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Student Life

How an Interdisciplinary College Taught Me How to Learn

Interdisciplinary studies combines fields to find creative solutions. One student shares what they learned by attending an interdisciplinary college.

Monty Rozema

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Student Life

Why I Stopped Pulling All-Nighters: The Dangerous Side Effects of “Grind Culture”

Many students pull all-nighters, but that doesn't make them good for you. One student explains why they stopped pulling all-nighters — and why you should, too.

Monty Rozema

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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: What to Do If You’ve Been Expelled From College

What can get you expelled from college? And what can you do after being expelled? A college professor explains your options when facing expulsion.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

The 14 Best GMAT Practice Tests to Help You Earn the Score You Need

A high GMAT score can improve your business school odds. Here are the best GMAT practice tests, including free practice tests, to boost your score.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

The Key to Choosing Student Clubs Without Spreading Yourself Too Thin

First-year students often feel pressure to join several clubs. One student explains why it's better to limit clubs and focus on your biggest interests.

Elizabeth Farquhar

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Courses & Academics

Are Summer Language Immersion Programs Worth It?

Summer language institutes pack a year of college courses into two months. Learn about the pros and cons of summer language immersion programs.

Anne Dennon

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Courses & Academics Products & Services

Hand Cramping Up? Try This Professor’s Top 4 Digital Note-Taking Tools

Digital notes can help you stay organized and easily access information when you need it. Here, a professor introduces her top digital note-taking tools.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Diversity & Inclusion

Parent PLUS Loans Disproportionately Increase Debt for Black Families

Borrowing parent PLUS loans helps students attend college. But for Black families, the burden of debt may outweigh the benefits.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Courses & Academics

What Is a Syllabus?

Instructors must provide a syllabus. But what is a syllabus exactly? Learn about the parts of a syllabus and how it can help you succeed in class.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

What Is a Good GMAT Score? Everything You Need to Know

Many MBA programs look for high GMAT scores when making admission decisions. Learn what a good GMAT score is and how to find your target score today.

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College Planning

Should I Go Back to College to Finish My Degree?

A college degree can mean more job opportunities and a higher salary. And going back to college is easier than ever before.

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Student Life

Adulting 101: How to Open a Bank Account in College

Opening a student bank account can be a great way to learn money management while in college. Many banks offer special perks for students.

Laura Bengs

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College Planning

The 19 Best MCAT Practice Tests to Help You Earn the Score You Need

Your performance on the MCAT can shape the course of your future. Look here for some of the best MCAT practice tests to help you maximize your score.

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Student Life

Does Starbucks Pay for College? Yes, Here’s How.

A growing list of companies pay employees' college tuition bills — the world's leading coffee chain is one of them.

Anne Dennon

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How to Ask Someone to Cosign a Student Loan

Follow these helpful tips before asking a friend or relative to be a cosigner on your private student loan.

Lauren Ward

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College Planning

A Complete Guide to GRE Registration and Fees (With Pictures)

GRE registration shouldn't cause stress. Learn how to sign up for the GRE in just a few simple steps.

Thomas Broderick

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Easy-to-Use Elevator Pitch Template

Elevator pitches are an effective way to share your story and explain what you have to offer. This template can help you make your pitch with ease.

Evan Thompson

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College Planning

PSAT Scoring: How to Calculate Your Score and More

How is the PSAT scored? Read our guide to learn everything there is to know about PSAT scoring and how to calculate your scores in a few easy steps.

Staff Writers

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College Planning

GRE Scoring: What to Know Before Taking the Test

Preparing to take the GRE? Learn how the GRE is scored and how many questions you can afford to miss to set yourself up for success on test day.

Blake Weil

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Diversity & Inclusion Products & Services

8 Banned Books Every College Student Should Read

Reading is part of college — but not all books are universally celebrated. Be a rebellious reader by picking up one of these banned books.

Kim-Ling Sun

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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.

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Student Life

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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Student Life

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

Many 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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Courses & Academics Diversity & Inclusion

AP African American Studies Pilot Introduces Diverse Changes

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

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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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Courses & Academics

Ask a Professor: How to Survive and Succeed in Early Morning College Classes

Those 8 a.m. classes can be brutal. Here are a professor's tips for surviving and even thriving in your early morning college classes.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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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.

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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.

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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

1
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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Diversity & Inclusion

Colleges Advancing LGBTQ+ Equity for Students

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

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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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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

1
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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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.

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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.

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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

1
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

1
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

1

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.

James Mielke

1
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.

1

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

1
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

1
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.

1
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

1
Courses & Academics

What Is Plagiarism? And Why Is It So Bad?

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.

1

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.

Lonnie Woods III

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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

1
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

1
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.

Lyss Welding

1
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.

1
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.

1

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.

1
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.

Anne Dennon

1
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

1

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.

Taylor Gadsden

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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

1
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.

1
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.

1
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

1

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

1

Highest-Paying Nursing Careers

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

Staff Writers

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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.

Danika Miller

1
Diversity & Inclusion

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

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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.

1
Career Planning

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

1
Health & Wellness

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.

Lyss Welding

1
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.

Ellery Weil

1
Courses & Academics

How to Write a History Essay, According to a History Professor

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

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

1
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.

Marisa Upson

1
College Planning Courses & Academics

What Are Transition Pathway Programs?

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

Whitney Sandoval

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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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Master’s in Counseling Online Degrees & Programs

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.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.

1
Career Planning

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

Jessica Bryant

1
Student Life

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

1
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

1
Student Life

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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Diversity & Inclusion

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.

1
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.

Staff Writers

1
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.

Staff Writers

1
Products & Services

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.

Kristen Grau

1
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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Courses & Academics

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.

1
Courses & Academics

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.

1
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

1
Courses & Academics

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.

1
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.

1
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

1
Diversity & Inclusion

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.

1
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

1
College Planning

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

1
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.

1
Courses & Academics

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.

1
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.

1
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.

1
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.

1
College Planning

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.

1
Courses & Academics 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.

1

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.

Meg Whitenton

1
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.

1
College Planning

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

1
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.

1
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

1
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

1
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.

1
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.

1
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

1
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?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

1
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

1

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

1
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.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

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.

Staff Writers

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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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College Planning Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Staff Writers

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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.

Bethanny Parker

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Student Life

Adulting 101: How to Do Laundry in College

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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Student Life

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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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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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Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

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.

Staff Writers

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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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Student Life

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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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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.

Lyss Welding

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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.

Bethanny Parker

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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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Courses & Academics

What Is Fieldwork in Graduate School?

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

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Financial Planning

9 Weird Scholarships and How to Qualify

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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Courses & Academics

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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Products & Services

Best Coding Apps for Beginners

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.

Alison Plaut

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Courses & Academics

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.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Courses & Academics

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

UC vs. CSU: How Do the Two University Systems Compare?

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.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Products & Services Student Life

The Ultimate Spring Break Packing List for 2022

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.

Staff Writers

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College Planning Financial Planning

20 Colleges With Free Tuition for Senior Citizens

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

Sharon Wilfong

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Financial Planning

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.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

Degree Completion Programs: Are They Right For You?

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

Whitney Sandoval

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Student Life

5 Ways College Students Can Learn Outside the Classroom

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

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Support Muslim Students

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

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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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...

Bethanny Parker

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Top Trends in Computer Science Careers

We've listed the top technology career trends. Read on to learn about the latest IT advancements and computer science careers.

Marisa Upson

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College Planning Student Life

9 Fun Ways to Announce Your College Decision to Friends and Family

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

Staff Writers

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Courses & Academics

How to Write a Research Paper: 11-Step Guide

Writing a research paper can be challenging, not to mention time-consuming. Follow these 11 steps to write a stellar college research paper.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Is Critical Disability Studies?

Critical disability studies dissects the ableist structures that rule society. Read more to understand the vital perspective this growing field offers.

Sydney Clark

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Student Life

12 Colleges Already Located in Spring Break Destinations

Ever considered extending your spring break trip indefinitely? Here are 12 colleges in ideal spots that you can attend for year-round vacation vibes.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

A History of Earth Day on College Campuses

Student activists inspired the first Earth Day. Learn how colleges shaped Earth Day and how students pushed for environmental changes both on and off campus.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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College Planning

100+ U.S. Colleges Without Application Fees

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

Staff Writers

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Student Life

8 Spring Break Trips That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break doesn't have to break the bank. We've found eight spring break trips that are usually cheaper to travel to and offer many free attractions.

Danika Miller

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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

How Universal Design for Learning Supports Students with Disabilities

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an inclusive framework meant to make learning accessible for all. Learn how UDL can help support students with disabilities.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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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? Full 2022-23 Schedule

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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