‘Back to School’ Posts

Freshman Week: 7 Money Tips for College Students

With summer in its final weeks and school around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to fit in an awesome semester on a tight budget. Spending in college adds up — whether it’s on textbooks, rent, groceries, or especially, nights out. However, saving money and budgeting shouldn’t be something to ...

Freshman Week: How to Not Look Like a Freshman

You’ve finalized your freshman class schedule, you’ve met up with a couple friends from orientation, and perhaps you’re okay with the fact that even though summer break has met an untimely death, its abrupt termination nevertheless signals promising opportunities for learning that are just around the corner. However, among the plentiful pros of starting academically ...

6 MS Office Tips from the World’s Best Student Users

If you’re an incoming college freshman, you probably used Microsoft Office in some capacity during your elementary to high school years. Presentations required PowerPoint, papers required Word, and if you took any sort of general computer class during high school, you likely learned the basics of Excel. But these applications are not just used to ...

College Transitions: 7 Study Tips for Freshmen

Editor’s Note: This is part six of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Studying? Psshh! Yeah, you got that. Just check out these tips to help you study like a pro in college. Prioritize Your Classes Not all classes are the same. As you make your way through college, figure ...

Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway Extended, Third Prize Added

In honor of Freshman Week, we’ll be extending our Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway through Friday, August 16. In addition, a third prize package is being added, bringing your chances of winning one of them even higher. The third prize includes an Evernote Smart Notebook and Click Ballpen by Moleskin, as well as a copy of The Secrets ...

Freshman Week: How to Make the Dean’s List

Many of us are aware that there is a Dean’s List. Some of us come close to making it, and even fewer have actually made it onto the list. Here are a few things that you can do to make the Dean’s List and stay on top of your studies, no matter what your major ...

Freshman Week on HackCollege

For many of you, the fall semester will begin soon and the nerves will set in after the high of move-in day wears off. To help you get through your Freshman year, we’ll be bringing you a variety of ways to make the most of your first year while maintaining the grades your parents expect ...

5 Reasons to Attend Community College

Editor’s Note: If you’re considering community college, use HackCollege’s School Finder to search for schools in your area. Just graduated from high school and not sure whether or not college is for you? Maybe you’re confused about what you want to do with your life and want to take some time to explore different options. ...

5 Ways to Save on Textbooks This Year

I’m not sure which supervillain is poised to star in the next blockbuster superhero movie, but if I had my druthers, I’d say any college’s campus bookstore director or textbook publisher would fit the bill: They prey on the innocent, their avarice is second only to Lex Luthor’s, and oh — I think they eat ...

5 Tips to Survive Academic Advising

In high school, it was the principal’s office. In college, it’s academic advising. Most of the time, you go on your own volition, but it usually compares to the bar, student union and yes, even the library. Your college advising visit doesn’t need to generate a migraine, though. If you follow the tips below, your trip to ...

4 Reasons to Take Summer Classes

Our high school days put us in the mentality that to take summer classes is punishment for students who can’t manage to keep up during the school year. Now that you’re in college it’s time to rearrange that mentality and start to appreciate them for what they really are: cheaper, easier classes. You may think your ...

Play-by-Play with Asana

Welcome back to the fall semester folks. Classes are starting to ramp up, readings are being assigned and group project teams are forming. Let’s talk about that last thing: group projects. How do you keep track of everything that has to be done inside a multi-person assignment? What about for a student organization or on-campus ...