College Life

Are There Public Community Colleges with Dorms?

Question: I have been out of high school and working for two years. I wasn’t a great student in high school and didn’t try hard enough, so now I would like to attend an affordable community college and later transfer to a 4-year college. However, I don’t want to continue to live with my parents ...

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College Isn’t Always Animal House

There have been a disturbing number of campus deaths noted in the news. The majority of these deaths have been related to excessive drinking. One of the main venues where the deaths occur is fraternities and occasionally sororities. Greek life can be perilous. When a parent considers what lies ahead for their son or daughter, ...

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Spring Break Considerations

College students and parents of college students: Question for you: What’s up for spring break this year? Traveling to “fun” destinations? Coming home for break? Even staying on campus? There has been some sobering news lately concerning some of the traditionally favorite spring break spots. Have you seen it? At least four killed in gunfight ...

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Collegians: 69 Ways to Save Your Money

The great American lyricist and song writer, Paul Simon, wrote a hit called 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.  It appeared on his album, Still Crazy after All These Years. I was reminded of that song when I saw an article on the Campus Grotto site entitled College Budgeting 101: How to Save Money as a ...

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Do I Have to Clean the Toilet in My College Dorm?

Question: I know that this is a really dumb question, and I’m sorry for taking your time because of it, but I don’t know who else to ask. I’m afraid that if I asked it in a college interview, the admissions person would think I was spoiled or lazy but I’m really not. I help ...

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Is There Travel Time Between College Classes?

Question: This may be the dumbest college question in the world … so dumb that I was embarrassed to ask my tour guide when I visited a college that I really want to go to. I had been looking at the courses I could take there, and there is one course I really like that ...

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“Temperamental” Colleges

Some of you have already been accepted to a college, either through the commitment of Early Decision (ED) or the more flexible, option-laden Early Action (EA). Granted, you no doubt (or at least should have) done careful research about the type of school in which you showed sincere interest. Maybe your show of interest was ...

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2016 Update: Part 5

Our review of 2016 highlights wraps up with September and October. November and December are too recent to be updated, so I’ll leave that task to you during the first quarter of the New Year. So, here we go … – From September: Who Needs U.S. News? Excerpts recap: The College Confidential discussion forum explodes this time every ...

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College Mythology 101

The annual cycle of college admissions just keeps on turning. Here we are again on the cusp of yet another November 1 Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) deadline. The gears keep on grinding, year after year. The desire to seek higher education is something that is either born into or instilled into young ...

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5 Benefits of Scheduling Leisure Reading into Your Busy College Schedule

Today’s article was submitted by David White. With the onset of the fall semester, you’re probably settling into a new dorm, figuring out where all your new classes are to be held, and starting to gather the requisite textbooks and other materials you’ll need for the semester. Although you might be dreading having to read ...

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