For most people, the dynamic of college life is something that is brand new, and can be difficult to navigate. Managing your time can prove to be much harder than it was in high school, and a lot of the day that was once taken up by a rather rudimentary timeline of waking up, eating breakfast, going to school, taking classes, eating lunch, taking more classes, and ending the day with an extracurricular activity, homework, or social outings.
Going to college can be very daunting because you are leaving the comfort of the hometown you grew up in and venturing off into a new stage in your life. When attending college, whether online or in-person, you will be surrounded by many people from all different parts of the state, country, and world. Even if you go to a school where friends from high school are attending, you will still be in a new community with the opportunity to meet new people.
Throughout my life, I’ve always been someone to prioritize enjoying the moment: I never wanted to dwell too much on things, and I always wanted to feel present in everything that I did. Even when I felt sad or down, I wanted to find energy to pick me up elsewhere: seeing friends, watching a new TV show, going on an adventure - I found external ways of finding joy in my life, and while I found happiness and strength in embracing those things, it wasn’t until college that I realized that I couldn’t always look elsewhere for strength, and that living in the moment wasn’t always enough.
Juniors, it’s time to start planning and preparing for college applications! Reflecting back on my college application process and four years at UC Berkeley, I’ve compiled a list of things that I wish I knew before applying to college.
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.
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?