The Best Time To Study (According To A Psychologist)

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The first day of school is officially here, so what better time to talk about effective studying? While everyone has their preferred time when it comes to prepping for an exam, it turns out that there’s actually a best time to study or learn something new. According to an Inc. article exploring the work of […]

5 New (And Easy!) Habits For The New School Year

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the last day of school was about a week ago? I’m not quite sure how the summer flew by so fast, but flew by it did. August is the perfect time to focus on creating habits that will set you up for success. Many times, […]

All About The New SAT “Adversity Score”

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This May, College Board announced a brand new metric for students taking the SAT: the adversity score. This new score between 1 and 100 was created to help college admissions counselors understand more about the test-takers background – or, more specifically, the amount of advantage or disadvantage that student may have. According to the New […]

AP Exam Scores: To Report Or Not To Report?

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High school students everywhere received their AP exam scores last week. Some were undoubtedly received with elation, while others may have caused a few tears. It’s a no-brainer that you’ll report scores you’re proud of to the schools you’re applying to. On the other hand, if you aren’t proud of a score or accidentally flubbed […]

The Scoop On Rolling Admission (And How To Use It To Your Advantage)

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The college admissions process is extremely stressful, so it was a massive relief when I opened my very first acceptance letter on a random Tuesday during the fall of senior year. The acceptance came from a rolling admissions school, meaning it accepts applications during a pretty long window, and responds to applications as they are […]

So Much To Do, So Little Time… Three Rules For Prioritizing Your Time In College

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I was incredibly nervous to begin classes my freshman year of college. Despite doing well in high school and feeling pretty confident in my academic abilities, I knew university coursework would be more rigorous. I learned something pretty quickly, however: the work was doable, but managing my time and focusing on the important stuff was […]

My Roommate & I Can’t Stand Each Other… What Now? 

Whether you chose to room with a best friend, an acquaintance, or you were paired up with a complete stranger, you’ll inevitably face a few issues when you share a small space with someone. Ideally, they’ll be minor roommate problems that you can easily get through, but that’s not always the case. No one wants […]

7 Pieces of Advice for College Move-In Day

Sure, summer is just beginning… but before you know it, it’ll be move-in day. If you’re anything like I was, you’ve already started picking out décor, consulting with your roomie about who is bringing what, and figuring out how to cram all of your belongings into a tiny dorm room – you know, the important […]

12 Books To Read Before Heading Off To College

Some books just manage to stick with you. They have passages, or single lines, that are seared into your mind. You finish the last page with a pang of sadness, and inevitably end up rereading them time and time again. Often, these are the books that help us through times of transition – like the […]

Best High School & College Graduation Gifts

Back in the day, I always tried to leverage my grades for extra spending money. My dad would always respond, “You shouldn’t get rewarded for doing well in school. Good grades and a feeling of accomplishment… those are their own rewards.” Of course, graduation is another story. Graduation is the grand finale – a culmination […]