Going off to college is one of the most eagerly anticipated times in a young person’s life, but there’s also a lot to be said for living at home while going to school. You might catch yourself feeling envious of your friends’ dorm rooms every now and then, but remind yourself that they’re paying dearly for those cramped quarters and pesky roommates. Here are some of the best aspects of living at home during college.
If you’re relying on secondhand stories or movies about college to form your impressions of higher education, you may be in for a shock when you see what things are really like. Here are eight common misconceptions that continually confuse students and parents.
Communal showers, a lack of dryers in the laundry room, and dealing with irritating roommates can be annoying, but campus life can be a lot of fun, too. Whether you’ll be living on your own for the first time this fall or you’re already an experienced dorm resident, here are 10 common health hazards that you might not be aware of.
College certainly isn’t cheap, and prices are rising fast. While you shouldn’t decide to completely wing it when your child is a high school senior filling out college applications, it’s important to worry about everyday living as well as retirement savings, too.
College is often referred to as “the best years of your life” by people who have already “been there, done that,” but those four years can seem like a stressful mess at times. Whether you’ll be starting classes for the first time this fall or already halfway into your studies, you’ll wind up realizing that the 13 following things are oh so true.
Taking classes while working or raising a family—or both!—takes plenty of determination and good time management skills. If you’re debating whether or not going back to school is right for you, here are eight reasons why enrolling in college might be a good idea.
Many high schoolers and undergraduates decide to get part-time jobs during their vacations from school, but older students can spend the lazy crazy days of summer camped out in front of the TV or playing games on their computers just as easily as younger ones.
Whatever your age, make an effort to stay smart during your break from school. Implementing these nine ideas just might help make a difference.
Finding the “perfect” career isn’t easy for anyone, regardless of their personality and likes or dislikes, but some careers are better suited for shy people than others.
Most college-bound high school seniors have been itching to head to campus for months, but some savvy new graduates are waiting until next fall to move into the dorms. Gap years, a break between high school and college or other formal education, are fairly common overseas and growing in popularity among U.S. students.
The high school experience is four years of fun for some students and four years of torture for others, with most experiencing a mixture of the two. Whatever high school is like for you, try your best to get the most out of the experience. It will be over soon, and you don’t want to look back with regret.
Whether you’re a non-traditional student with a family who works full-time and takes classes online or a full-time college student in your early twenties with a part-time job, working while going to school takes a lot of dedication and some good time management skills. It’s impossible to add more hours to the day, but you can feel like you have more time when you implement these tips.
Transitions can be stressful as well as exciting. Even though some people try their hardest to resist change out of fear, in some cases it’s inevitable—staying in college forever just because you’re a bit scared of what’s to come isn’t a realistic option!
You don’t want to get caught tossing your belongings into trash bags at the last minute, so start planning now to make your move as easy as possible. Here are 12 items to cross off your moving checklist at the end of the semester.