College Life

Trod The Safe Sod

For us parents, sending our sons and daughters away to college to live independently for the first time can be stressful. Youthful idealism can cloud the objectivity of some teens quite easily. While some high schoolers may have been away from home for short summer excursions such as various camps or missions, taking up residence ...

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College Consequential

Pardon the play on words in my title today. College Confidential would be the first to admit that college is consequential, in one way or the other. I think about this quite a bit. When I do, the questions that most frequently come to my mind are: Why do we want to go to college? ...

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How to Prioritize Classes When Making Your First College Schedule

Today’s article was written by David White. Whether you’re skimming your course catalog for the first time or starting to narrow down your choices for the fall semester, planning your first college schedule can be an exciting and maybe even intimidating activity. Most colleges offer a wide variety of courses in a seemingly endless number of ...

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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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