If the Shoe Fits: Your First Apartment Checklist

By: Lev Novak, uCribs.com   Finding your first apartment can be a difficult thing. If you’ve never done it before, you might not know where to start. Paperwork, sketchy options, and budgetary concerns lurk behind every corner, and the pressure of time and organization can make the whole process a headache. Plus, you know, you […]

The Student Scoop On How To Get An "A"

By: Amani Teshome, Boston College student    Let me be the first to tell you that what worked for you in high school to get good grades will not work for you in college. It may have worked then, and you’ll surely have good study habits as a result, however it’s up to you to […]

Why Not to Procrastinate: As Told By A Repeat Offender

By: Farah Mokhtar, UC Berkeley student   Procrastination never seems like that big of a deal when you’re the one doing it. “I’ll do it later,” you tell yourself to justify the fact that, at that moment, you’d rather finish your season-long binge of Game of Thrones or whatever it is you’re doing other than your college apps. […]

Application Season Advice for Parents

Parents, it’s your turn! Here are 4 pieces of advice to keep in mind as your student enters application season.   This is not your turn to apply to college Try hard to remember that you had your turn and your child needs to be happy at the college, not you.  🙂 Kids work at […]

Getting Organized for Back to School

By: Evita Amassi, MSW   There is no “right” way to get organized. Teens need to be creative and flexible until they discover what works best for them. Here is an overview to get you started. Organizational Tips Have a Planner and USE it. You can typically get one from your school! This could be […]

Why To Monitor Your Social Media: As Told By A College Student

By: Amani Teshome, Junior at Boston College   We’ve all seen it. As winter and spring approach and Juniors and Seniors in high school are either beginning the application process or are waiting to hear back from a university, some changes begin to occur online.   We’ve all seen the countless attempts at trying to […]

May College To Dos for Seniors

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Happy Spring! With two months of school left until you leave high school behind, there is still so much that you can be doing to be on track for college. Let’s dive right in!   Send in your deposit by May 1st As we discussed last month, you needed to […]

How to Succeed in a College Class

By: Helen Voelker   Once you get to college it’s a different world from the high school life you’ve left behind. You have a new living situation, new friends, a new schedule and a whole lot of freedom. Don’t forget you’re there to learn! Here are some tips on how to succeed in a college […]

A Day in the Life of a Computer Programmer

By: Mia Myklebust   An interview with Dan Laush, Informatics student at the University of Washington It can be difficult to choose a college major, but one of the best ways to figure it out is to talk to people in different careers. In this installment of our “Day in the Life” series we talk […]

Study Habits for Finals

By: Helen Voelker   A key component to college admissions is having a good GPA.  Here are 10 tips to help raise your GPA (or keep it high) so when it comes time to fill in the blank on your application, you’re feeling good.   1.    Set a Schedule Most things in life have set […]