College Life

Once the student makes a final decision, a new phase of the college process begins. Suddenly, all the uncertainty that marked the preceding months is over, replaced by the need to get ready for college life. This part of covers all aspects of the post-decision phase: from travel planning, to packing, to freshman year.

Articles- Getting Ready for College & Life on Campus

Ask The Dean - College Life

Will my writing be a problem in college? MIT is one of the best schools of its kind in the world and only admits three of ten applicants each year. So why do freshman at the 'Tute, as it's affectionately known, have so much trouble with the written English language? More

What's the best way to choose a major? If you're not sure what you really want to do with your life's work just yet, don't worry. You're not alone. .. More

Do colleges pay attention to roommate preferences? A lot of smaller colleges and universities really do try to match some of your preferences for roommate characteristics. Even some larger schools will try... More

Suggested Reading

Once Upon A Campus: Tantalizing Truths About College from People Who've Already Messed Up By Trent Anderson and Seppy Basili. Read excerpts of the wisdom you'll find in this recent addition to our college library.

The Official Preppy Handbook, edited by Lisa Birnbach. Not strictly about college life, but our review points out why college-bound students might find this book fun.

College in Three Years: Stop Wasting Time and Money, by John C. Attig. Can you save time and money by gaining a degree in less time? Read our review.


Career and college advice from, The Wall Street Journal site for career-minded college students

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