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3 Mistakes to Avoid During Your First Two Months of College

Christie Garton | Posted 09.30.2015 | College
Christie Garton

Your first two months on campus can set the pace for the rest of your college career. Think of it like running a marathon: you want a strong start to guide your attitude and determination through future miles, but set out too fast and you'll be out of fuel before you can finish.

What I Learned Going Off to College

Shrien Alshabasy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Shrien Alshabasy

Growing up is tough. Gone are the everlasting summer days when you could spend nights playing tag in your backyard, tasting the sweet morsels of infinite happiness on your playful tongue.

25 Things First-Year College Students Should Never Do

Harlan Cohen | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Harlan Cohen

Physically your body is on campus, but emotionally you're connected to friends, family, long distance partners, and strangers off campus. Use technology to meet new people on campus, not to hide from them.

The Gift We Cannot Keep

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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.

College-Bound Teen Moved Into The Dorms In An Epic Way

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.03.2015 | College

For most incoming freshmen, moving into college dorms is a crazed, but exciting few days. But for Sally Gardiner-Smith, the experience lasted a l...

Thriving With ADHD: 5 Success Tips for Freshman With ADHD

Grace Friedman | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Grace Friedman

Looking back on my first year, like any incoming freshman, I had to learn through trial and error. As a freshman, each week can be a different "ball game." Here are my top five tips that worked well for me through my first nine months of college.

10 Ways Incoming College Freshman Can Start Preparing for College

Breana Brill | Posted 07.23.2015 | College
Breana Brill

Last year, I was a soon to be college freshman and I didn't even know where to begin with preparing for college. And if there is anything I learned from preparing for my first year of college, it's not to procrastinate.

10 Lessons I Learned My Freshman Year of College

Allison Underhill | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Allison Underhill

Freshman year of college: a whirlwind of cramming for exams, binge-watching Netflix, creating new friendships, and finding out who you are in this wor...

The Entering College Class of 1970: Students' Views on the Role of the Federal Government

Kevin Eagan | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Kevin Eagan

In recognition of our 50th year administering the Freshman Survey at UCLA's Cooperative Institutional Research Program, we are highlighting key findings from each of the first 49 years of data collection on incoming freshman college students.

10 Reasons Your College Roommate Is Your Best Friend

Breana Brill | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Breana Brill

I had heard all the horror roommate stories of them turning out to be psychopaths. But, lucky for me, all those assumptions were wrong. I may have gotten lucky, but I can confidently say my roommate is my best friend. She deals with all the things my Mom hated about my room back home. Yet, my roommate still loves me for who I am.

5 Ways to Deal With the College Kids Coming Home

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that remarkable time of year parents of college kids have been looking forward to with excitement and just a little bit of trepidation. While we can't wait to see our kids when they are home for holiday vacation, we are also not exactly clear what to expect.

Thanksgiving Break With Your College Freshman

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Once you become reacquainted and reconnected with your child and settle into the holiday spirit, it is then appropriate to discuss the more serious issues and catch up with her semester away from home.

10 Things I Learned Within My First Two Months Of College

Breana Brill | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Breana Brill

It hasn't been hard just because I'm from out of state, or that school itself is really challenging, but I also don't have a guiding hand to give me advice like I did in high school.

A Crash Course on How to Maximize Your Freshman Year and Beyond

Chris Hickey | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Chris Hickey

As the seasons are changing so are some people's lives as they prepare for college to hopefully pursue their scholastic and personal endeavors. Hopefully these nuggets of wisdom prove to be useful as well as the tips from some of my most trusted confidants.

Be the Best You Can Be -- and Then Some

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Have confidence in your abilities and who you are as a person. This is a lot easier said than done, as I still struggle with this insecurity myself. As cliché as it may sound, know your strengths and weaknesses. Exploit your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement.

College Parenting 101

Rich Siegel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Last week, my wife and I ventured north to the Emerald City for a college orientation at the University of Washington, UDUB. It brought back vivid memories, of a long time ago, when my parents and I stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of Syracuse University. Oh wait, no it didn't.

5 Truths About College Every Incoming Freshman Needs to Know

The Prospect | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
The Prospect

Looking back on my own freshman year, there are a ton of things I wish I'd known; they would've saved me a lot of anxiety and confusion. So, college freshmen, here's what you need to know before you head here in three months.

The One Piece of Advice Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Tianna Gallinaro | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Tianna Gallinaro

College has been both easier and harder in ways I had never expected, but I can confidently say I've matured from my mistakes, grown as an intellectual, and changed as human being.

5 Tips For Hosting Your First 'Empty Nest Fest'

Nan Silver | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty
Nan Silver

The night before my firstborn left for his freshman year of college he strolled into the kitchen with his mp3 player blasting -- one earbud was tucked into his left ear and the other was wedged in his bellybutton. I gave him the requisite maternal smile and eye roll, but felt a pang -- his goofy boy humor would no longer be part of my everyday life.

WATCH: Are You Falling Into Those Freshman 15 Traps?

Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Beware the dreaded Freshman 15. Freedom from parents' watchful eyes and close proximity to food options that are cheap, fast and unhealthy raise t...

Notes of a President: Freshman Orientation for the Millennial Class

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Watching our freshmen carry their boxes into their residence halls on move-in day, I am always reminded of what a daunting task we face each September as the custodians of this generation.

10 Things No One Tells You About Your Freshman Year Of College

Posted 08.08.2013 | Teen

You already know what not to pack, the biggest misconceptions about your future roommate and the best parts about being a freshman, but what's freshma...

Packing For College: Five Must-Haves

Uloop | Posted 09.22.2013 | College

Packing for college can be a daunting task if it's the first time you're leaving to live on your own. While certain items like mini refrigerators, shower caddies and under-the-bed storage containers are obvious must-haves, there are a few things students often forget or don't even think to pack.

Five Summer Tips for the College Bound

Beverly Low | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Like the colorful and constant noise of summer fireworks, advice for college first-years has begun exploding from all directions. Celebrations are mixed with a nervous excitement that will not be matched or replicated ever again.