‘Back to School’ Posts

Developing Discipline as a Freshman

Many of you head into college with high expectations of grandeur, especially if you got a few scholarships or if you’re heading to a big and prestigious college. Hate to break it to you, but college is nothing like high school. Your average A+ writing assignments in high school will land you a C at ...

5 Myths About College

When you’re transitioning from high school to college, your head will no doubt be filled with a bunch of advice and information from parents, teachers, guidance counselors, recruiters and your friends. Some of the advice you get will be great, but you’ll also come across a lot of popular myths that will give you a ...

Freshman Rules to Live By

Your dorm room is unpacked, your parents are gone, and your classes aren’t starting for another few days, so now what? As you meander through the first few months of school, you’ll begin to change a lot from the person you were back in high school. While you undergo these changes — good and bad ...

College Items Worth the Investment

It’s hard to know what kind of dorm room accessories and expensive college items you’re actually going to appreciate once you’re settled into your first year of school. Before you sift through the “Back to School” ads and the “What to Bring” lists sent from your school, consider this list of five pricier college items ...

Choosing the Right Laptop for College

If you’re struggling to decide on a laptop for college, you’re likely stuck on two major factors: price and operating system. And while a laptop is certainly an item worth investing in, your parents may not feel the same when they see you eyeing the $1200-minimum Macbook Pro or a similarly-priced Windows gaming laptop. Let’s ...

Welcome to Your Freshman Year

For many of you out there, this may be your first semester of college, and you won’t really understand how great it is until you finally move in. Being on your own, hundreds of miles away from your own home is both scary and invigorating, as it gives you a fresh start and a chance ...

5 Things to Do After Your First Week of College

You’re finally on your way to being in the “real world” and just have to make it through four years of college. Your first year will be filled with confusion, chaos, and stress. But there are steps you can take in your first couple weeks of classes to set the tone for the rest of ...

Freshman Week: 5 Ways to Survive College on a Budget

College is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. But if you are not used to budgeting your funds, you can quickly find yourself scraping the barrel. The first few weeks of college will be packed full of things that cost you money, whether it be buying new books for your studies or ...

Freshman Week: How to Tame Your Freshman Ego

Whether you think so or not, almost everyone coming into a prestigious college (like the one I’m sure you’re going to) will have a very big ego come freshman year. After all, everyone just spent the summer riding on the high of their own accomplishments. At big-name schools especially, everyone loves to remember the reasons ...

College Transitions: Dealing with the Emotional Rollercoaster of College

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh and final part of College Transitions, a series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Transitioning into college can be really tough. Sometimes you’re happy and excited, other times you’re sad and overwhelmed, or maybe you just feel like you’re having a meltdown. Here are some tips to help get ...