Dealing with the Major Decision from High School to College

High school students are formally introduced to the concept of selecting a major during the college application process. Even this small section on the application can rock a student’s world. It can create a frenzy as students try figuring out what they really want to do with their lives, even though they’re often just 17 or 18 and haven’t even experienced a day of college life yet. For those who’ve begun questioning their futures already, it can help to know that this will be a learning experience full of self-reflection.

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The College Living Dilemma

For some college students who live close to their school, living on-campus or off-campus can be equally viable options, but the choice can play a huge role in the student’s quality of life during the academic school year. If you have the option to either live on-campus or commute, consider some of the pros and cons from each perspective and how they may or may not work with your own personal style of living.

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Study Tips: Preparing For College Courses

High school students will go through a lot of significant changes when they go off to college. One of the biggest changes they may face is the difference between the high school classes they are used to and the new, more difficult college courses coming their way. There are ways to be prepared for these changes that can give students more confidence as they enter their new season.

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Nailing the Personal Statement: Using Narrative Structure

The Common App personal statement essentially boils down to capturing the “essence” of you in an essay. Content-wise, it may feel nearly impossible to throw together all your star attributes. While it may be tempting to do so, keep in mind that your writing style can also sway the opinions of college admissions officers. To address this aspect of your essay, consider these four tips for writing in a narrative format.

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