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Sample college schedule

You probably know that college doesn't go by the same 7:51 a.m. to 2:13 p.m. bell schedule used in high school. But what exactly WILL your schedule look like, your first year of college? Here, we give you an idea of what you can expect. Just know it'll be different every semester! [READ FULL POST]

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Do you need to invest in a laptop, if you're going to college and don't already have one? What kind will you need? Here, a current student offers some tips and alternatives. [READ FULL POST]

Maroon Bells (Colorado mountains with a lake in the foreground)

Stress seems like an accepted part of life these days, especially for college and high school students. But if you can make a few changes when you're feeling good, you may be able to de-stress more easily when you're super busy or anxious. Here are a few tips for de-stressing ahead of time and in the moment. [READ FULL POST]

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"Do what scares you." "Asking for help is not weakness." These lessons and more, from a graduating senior to her younger self. [READ FULL POST]

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RaiseMe? EasyBib? These are the mobile apps you definitely want to download if you're a student searching for colleges or already attending one. [READ FULL POST]

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College offers lots of opportunities to build your professional network before you graduate. Here are some tips for what you can do in college — and even high school — to make connections that will serve you throughout your career. [READ FULL POST]

Blue and gold gifts

If you're coming up with a holiday wish list — or even musing on the best early high school graduation gifts — here are some hobby-and-interest based ideas that will help you feel right at home at your university. [READ FULL POST]