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Five Tips For Forlorn College Freshmen

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 09.29.2016 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Late September-Early October is a rough time of year for many college freshmen. While they have figured out their course schedules, they haven't yet f...

Words of Wisdom for This Year's College Freshmen

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Michael A. Moodian

Freshman year of college is one of the most momentous and exciting periods in a person's life. For many freshmen, it is a time of new friends, new res...

This Foreigner's 10 Tips For American College-Bound Kids

Aine Greaney | Posted 08.31.2016 | Education
Aine Greaney

This weekend, I watched a U.S. news clip of a father tucking in the sheets on his kid's dormitory bunk bed. I actually said it out loud to the TV screen: "I hope you (kid who hasn't learned how to make your own bed) appreciates what you've got."

College Drop-off Perspective

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Our daughter had one of the earliest start dates for college of anyone we knew. As of tomorrow she will have been there a week already. So for all my friends still dreading the drop-off, I thought I'd share our story, and maybe impart a little calm.

13 Mistakes Every College Freshman Makes

FlockU | Posted 08.22.2016 | College

By Fre’Dasia Daniels, University of North Texas ‘20 Freshman year is a series of huge changes after high school. Here’s what not to do during ...

Dear Class Of 2020

Latoya Scott | Posted 08.19.2016 | College
Latoya Scott

It's been ten years since I've graduated from college. Those years were indeed some of the best years of my life, but I'll always have a few lingering regrets about the financial choices I made.

Twenty Suggestions for Incoming College Freshmen (August, 2016 Update)

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Daniel R. Schwarz

Introduction With millions of college students about to begin their freshman year within a few weeks, it is an appropriate time for entering students...

Five Tips For College Freshmen

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Dr. Alan Kadish

The freshman year of college is a time of transition from adolescence to adulthood. Living independently for the first time and directing your own life -- academically, socially and organizationally -- can be daunting but it need not be a time of upheaval.

Drinking In College: The Family Conversation To Have Before You Drop The First One Off

Beverly Low | Posted 08.02.2016 | College
Beverly Low

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfectly scripted conversation when it comes to college drinking. A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their first year. That's the reality.

5 Tips To Landing A Summer Internship As A College Freshman

Natalie Kalin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

Throughout my entire freshman year, I was constantly told to "not get my hopes up" about landing a summer internship. Well, I got my hopes up. And I ...

An Expert's Guide On How to Survive Freshman Year

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

Nothing is more exciting than your freshman year in college. The change in atmosphere, the opportunity to make new friends and most importantly you fi...

On Brock Turner, Ken Starr, and Sending your Daughter Off to College

Krista Millay | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Krista Millay

Asking what tips to give your daughter implies that victims of sexual assault are somehow responsible for keeping themselves safe. And that's not only untrue, but it's sexist. No one is responsible for rape except the rapist.

Advice from a College Freshman Survivor

Natalie Kalin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

You go to college to learn. That's the whole point of it. After having completed my freshman year, however, I realized that you learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside it. And, believe me, these lessons will bruise you and break you just as much as the exams and labs do.

You've Almost Made It: The Last Two Months Are Officially Here!

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 03.22.2016 | College
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by Zara Puskuldjian, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. ...

Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole in My Freshmen Year at Duke

Jessie Petrow-Cohen | Posted 11.02.2016 | College
Jessie Petrow-Cohen

Three weeks into school I had lost 17 pounds. At first, it wasn't a conscious decision to lose weight. I had no plans to reinvent myself or show the world a brand new (read: skinnier) me. It wasn't a conscious decision to stop eating meals; it just naturally became my college routine.

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in College

Kristen Coke | Posted 10.14.2016 | College
Kristen Coke

Sometimes you feel as if there is no way you can recover from something. But if you can accept that you can pick yourself up and maybe put back together some of the pieces, you will make it through.

Dear Parents, Before You Leave Your Kid At College

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 09.06.2016 | College
Jennifer Wolfe

People ask me what it's like to leave your kid at college; they say they can't imagine the time when their now-little child will leave them. In the middle of naps and Cheerio snacks and sippy cups, they can't envision ever having their child not hanging all over them.

The Gift We Cannot Keep

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.03.2016 | Parents
Laura Berman Fortgang

That child you love -- the one you raised from creation that centered your universe, rocked your world and drove lava into your veins at the same time -- yeah that one -- you can't keep him. You have to let him go.

Dear Darling College Freshman Girls

Jen Hatmaker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Jen Hatmaker

Sister, you do you in college. Won't that be great?

27 Things That Made Me Cry When I Took My Kid To College

Peyton Price | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Peyton Price

25. Choking and sputtering at that first drive-thru order of just four burgers instead of "six burgers, please, two with double patties and extra bacon."

College Should be an Adventure

John A. Roush | Posted 08.27.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

When alums come back to their alma mater, they share with me joys, experiences and memories that are both unique and profound. Why? College remains a more fundamental and foundational experience than any other concentrated period of time in their entire lives.

To My Freshman Self

Yash Kothari | Posted 08.25.2016 | College
Yash Kothari

Remember those annoying people who told you that college will be the quickest four years of your life? Well they were right, but not in a bad way. The next four years of your life are going to zoom by.

20 Things That Today's College Freshmen Grew Up With: Beloit Mindset List

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

College freshmen today have never known a world without "South Park," as noted in Beloit College's annual Mindset List, released every year since 1998...

64 Things We Wish We Knew As College Freshmen

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

We asked the editors and reporters at The Huffington Post to chime in on what they wish they knew when they were in college. In no particular order, h...

Hey... I'm Off to College!

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

College freshmen... this one is for you. It's almost time to be dropped off to start your first year of college. I have been watching parents and new freshman go through this ritual for almost 25 years.