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First Semester of College: Five Tips for Success

If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you (or your child, for my parent readers) is starting college soon. I’m so excited for you! I love working with first year college students. I want you to have great start at college, and assume you do to, which is why you clicked through to read […]

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What to Do the Summer before College

Yay! You graduated high school! Congratulations! Time to take it easy ​the last summer before college, right? Sorry, but no. ​You should absolutely have lots of fun over the summer! But you should also be preparing yourself for a major life transition in three months. You may think after ​a hectic senior year, it’s time to coast […]

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Five Typical Time Management Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Do you often miss or nearly miss deadlines? Do you frequently show up a little (or a lot) late for important events? Do you feel like you always have too much work, not enough time? If you answered yes to​ ​any of these questions, you’re likely s​truggling with some common time management problems. I’ve seen many […]

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5 Foolish College Myths Freshmen Must Stop Believing Immediately

If you’re preparing for or just starting college, you’ve likely been reading lots of articles and blog posts about what to expect freshman year. I read a lot of those too. Many of them are ​insightful accounts of students’ transition to and experiences in college.  That said, there’s a lot of not great advice on the internet. […]

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4 Financial Aid Rules You Absolutely Must Follow

Honestly, I had a hard time thinking of a title for this post. I was going to title it “4 Ways to Lose Your Financial Aid.” Then I realized no one is looking for advice about how to lose their financial aid. I settled on “4 Financial Aid Rules You Absolutely Must Follow.” If you don’t […]

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