Currently, many school districts and colleges are still implementing an online class model for spring classes. Some schools are even trying to have a hybrid model, where some classes are in-person and some are online. Other schools are sending students back to in-person school by February and March of this year. Even with all of these different models, you will still probably have to do online school for some time longer. Grades are even more important now in college admissions because many universities are steering away from standardized test scores, so check out my top 10 tips on how to be successful in online classes.
When it comes to housing, most colleges have a pretty clear breakdown of what to expect in on-campus dorm arrangements - everything for pricing, meal plans, and transportation logistics, all the way to roommates, dorm layouts, and common area amenities. In many cases, colleges even promise guaranteed housing for 2, 3 or even all 4 years, which makes the housing search either much easier, or non-existent for many students. However, if you’re like me, you might attend a college that cannot actually guarantee more than 1 year of housing in campus-owned set-ups, so you’ll be responsible for figuring out arrangements for the majority of your time as a student.
Everyone loves saving money, right? Since going to college is so expensive, today I am sharing some of my tips on how to save money and make money while you’re in college.
No matter what college you go to, part-time employment while also pursuing a degree is a popular option for students. Oftentimes, the right amount of academic discipline and motivation, as well as proper planning and time management can help students optimize the free time they do have, and find a balanced schedule.
While college applications are a chance for students to showcase themselves and their achievements, they also come with a hefty price-tag. To apply to a California State University (CSU) or a University of California Public School (UC), it costs $70 per application. Through the Common App, private school application costs can vary from $45 to $90. Luckily, there are fee waivers available for students who qualify for them.
Back to school after winter break is right around the corner, which sadly means back to taking tests. If your classes are still online, then you probably are taking online tests as well. With online exams, you may be taking the test during the time that your class normally is or you may have a proctor monitoring you taking the test.
so you were deferred from the college you applied early action or early decision to ... what does this mean?
If you applied to any colleges using their Early Action or Early Decision deadlines, you have probably heard back from them regarding your application status. You may have been accepted, rejected, or deferred from your dream college. With many colleges offering record-low numbers of admissions seats in the class of 2025, from Harvard, Duke, Penn, and Yale, what does this mean for you?
Breaking down public vs. private colleges: Everything that you need to know when applying to college
When applying to colleges, it can be tough to refrain from focusing too much on “prestige,” “big names,” top-tier reputations, and public vs. private classifications. While it can be helpful to compare and contrast colleges, and while reputation and knowing whether a college is public or private can provide useful information about the community, academic rigor, and legacy of the university, it is important to keep in mind that these labels can often be misunderstood.
As winter break quickly approaches, you seniors in high school are probably stressed and unsure of what needs to get done over winter break. In this blog, I will outline some things you need to do over winter break as a college applicant:
Stuck on your short-answer questions in the Common Application? I get it! These were easily the hardest questions for me to answer when applying to colleges, simply because the word limit can feel very limiting, and finding the right words to concisely express your thoughts can feel awkward and unfinished.