The Right Time to Transfer to Another College or University

The Right Time to Transfer to Another College or University

However, maybe (just maybe) it’s not the decision to go to college that was the mistake but rather the college you chose to attend in the first place. Maybe you made your decision haphazardly and you weren’t ready to make such a big decision at that time in your life. If things are not working out and you’re pretty sure it’s not you, here’s how to get out that situation.

9 Things a Non-Traditional College Student Should Know About College

9 Things a Non-Traditional College Student Should Know About College

Let’s be honest. A 4-year graduation track is designed with traditional college students in mind, but you have not been shut out of the race. It is still within the realm of reality to graduate in 4-years, but as a non-traditional student, there may be more obstacles in the way of doing so. These challenges will make the finish line that much sweeter.

How to Choose the Right Trade School (Because College is Not for Everyone)

How to Choose the Right Trade School (Because College is Not for Everyone)

I sincerely, wholeheartedly believe that every living breathing person deserves access to a quality higher education. I just don’t believe that a quality higher education translates to a college education. Indeed, a college education should be accessible to you if you so choose, but college is not for everyone.

7 ways to Become More Active in your Campus Community

7 ways to Become More Active in your Campus Community

Being active in your campus community is an essential part of capturing the value in your academic career. Your academic career is so much more than the degree you get at the end. It also involves the relationships you make and the lives you touch along the way. Always make a concerted effort to get involved!

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health in College

Once you have recovered portions of your mental health, make an action plan to keep it. Are you going to stop hanging around toxic people or make a habit of seeing a mental health professional once a month? Are you going to unplug from social media once a week or minimize unnecessary stress by creating a study plan? Whatever you end up doing, make sure it’s actionable and you follow through. Your mental health is way too important to leave it to chance. You need to take care of yourself.

9 Free and Cheap Ways to Have A lot of Fun as a College Student

9 Free and Cheap Ways to Have A lot of Fun as a College Student

As a college student, you're expected to be broke so why do all the fun things that college students want to attend have to cost so much money! It doesn't make any sense. Well, here are a few ways to have a lot of fun without breaking the bank. #1 Attend college-sponsored events College-sponsored events [...]

Universities Home to the Highest Percentage of International Students in the World

Universities Home to the Highest Percentage of International Students in the World

I have written several articles about studying abroad and getting the most bang for your buck (scholarships). Another way to add value to your academic career is enrolling into a university abroad. For many first time travelers, this might be a big leap. In my article about attending a foreign institution, I mentioned that one [...]

The Easiest Way to Attend a Foreign Institution

The Easiest Way to Attend a Foreign Institution

Some college students will spend a summer, semester or even a year abroad feel satiated. Others crave more. (A lot more.) They want to study abroad for a long term which is amazing! There are several ways to get an authentic immersive experience abroad. If you want to be abroad full time, here are three different strategies to make it a reality.

The Honors College: One of the Best Investments in your Higher Education

The Honors College: One of the Best Investments in your Higher Education

Funny enough, when I applied to the University of Houston, I got accepted into the Honors College before I was accepted into the University of Houston-Main Campus. There were two separate applications. I applied to the Honors College first just assuming that if I got into the Honors College there was no way I’d get rejected from the Main Campus. I was right.