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Is It Better To Live On Or Off Campus

Is It Better To Live On Or Off Campus?

It would seem that there are only two choices of where to live during college.  So, the final decision should be an easy one, right? Well, there are several factors to consider when trying to pick on-campus or off-campus housing. The wrong decision could affect your credit rating, your stress level, and the rest of your life - but don't worry, we're here to help! Below we'll provide both the pros and cons of each situation to help you decide…

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Do You Have To Live On Campus Freshman Year?

The idea of attending college often coincides with the allure of freedom: freedom from living at home freedom from curfews freedom from a strict 8-3 high school schedule But, just how many colleges allow incoming students the freedom to live off-campus? Do most colleges require students to be in the dorms freshman year? Surprisingly, less than 50% of residential campuses require freshmen to live on campus. Of course, there are some tangible benefits of living on campus, but this figure…

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3 Benefits Of Living On Campus

I vividly remember my move-in day for college. Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody” was blasting loudly throughout the halls. You could feel the excitement as kids tromped up and down the stairs with trunks, pillows, and shower shoes. Although the pandemic put a pause on the greatly hailed tradition of dorm life, we’ve slowly moved back to regaining that custom. However, as some students consider college options, they may feel some sort of way about colleges that require freshmen to…

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How To Deal With Burnout In College

In these days of overstimulation from social media, news broadcasts, working many hours, taking college courses, and trying to have an enjoyable home life, the term burnout is more prevalent than ever. But, what exactly is it, and how can we avoid it, or at least have tools to lessen its hold on our lives?  There are three main types of burnout: college, work, and social. Who knew!! One gets tired and stressed just reading these terms. However, generally speaking,…

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The Cost of Friendship – the Expenses you Need to Know About Before Going Greek

Can you put a price on friendship? That is the question many families grapple with when considering whether or not their son or daughter should join a fraternity or sorority. Before proudly displaying those Greek letters on everything you wear, these are the costs you should be aware of: After rush is over and you’ve selected a house, payment is due for your fully booked social calendar: the average per semester cost for a traditional Panhellenic sorority or fraternity as…

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How to Access Educational Accommodations in College

Transitioning to college for the first time can be a challenging time for anyone, especially in the first few weeks of classes.  Between the adjusted living arrangements, the classroom environment, and the differences in learning expectations, many students are bound to feel overwhelmed.  Students who received educational accommodations under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act or through an IEP under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) have a responsibility to request educational support on their own behalf…

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The Graduate Mindset: 4 Things To Expect While Pursuing Your Master’s

Graduate school isn’t for everyone. For some, going to grad school is a must depending on career paths such as medicine or law. For others, grad school may be a stepping stone to further your degree or the start of a career change.  For those of you considering immersing yourself in the world of graduate school, it’s important to know exactly what to expect and how it may differ from your undergraduate experience. Virtual or not, it’s a good idea…

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I’m a College Senior — Here’s What I Wish I’d Known Sooner

As a competitive travel soccer player, I started thinking about college early on. By the time I was a freshman in high school, I was already reaching out to coaches and going on campus visits.   I eventually chose Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. I fell in love with the environment and the soccer program. Most importantly, Trinity offered an athletic scholarship as well as an academic one.  Now, as a senior on track to graduate one semester early,…

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Parents and the “Soft Launch” to College

Things Parents Know Generally speaking, adolescents are shortsighted, focused on the immediate present rather than the future (that could be weeks or months away!), unwilling or unable to plan ahead, and are challenged to see the long-term consequences of their actions and choices. The Research Says it is Normal The maturation process - including development of the prefrontal cortex paired with hormonal changes - is influenced by a variety of external factors such as parent education, socioeconomic status, environmental conditions,…

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Greek Life: Is it for You?

You might know already know if Greek life is the right choice for you. But, if you are like many college students, you just aren't sure. Joining a sorority or a fraternity has pros and cons. On the plus side, there are parties, immediate friend connections, possibly a place to live as an upperclassman, and a lifetime of memories to be made. But joining a Greek organization also means additional fees, extra commitments and activities, potentially gossipy girls and rowdy…

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