In a couple of very short weeks, high school seniors across the country will say good-bye to their schools and start on the next phases of their lives, including college. Your mind is probably eagerly anticipating your upcoming graduation ceremony and the final day of high school. But, before you can head across the stage to get your diploma, there’s still some work to be done. To help you stay on track for college, we have prepared this helpful ‘to do’ list for high school seniors – students should tackle these tasks before the end of school.
1. Choose a College
This should be an easy task, right? Not necessarily. Read the rest of this entry »
Before you know it, school will be over and those lazy days of summer will be in full swing. You probably think you have plenty of time to decide what you will do with yourself during those precious few months of freedom, but trust me — your time is already running out. If you are a high school student planning to attend college one day, summer is a perfect time to do a little exploration and potentially increase your chances of being accepted to the college of your dreams.
Each summer, colleges around the country host summer enrichment programs intended to help academically gifted students, aid those interested in art and music programs, and benefit other students who seek assistance in the college admission process. Programs vary widely in length and in cost, but nearly all give students the chance to experience life on campus as a college student. When determining what summer program might benefit you the most, consider the following: Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re a high school student, you’ve seen the signs; sleeping more, less interest in classes and the desire to just have fun. Welcome to full-blown senioritis! Don’t worry, it’s usually not fatal, but can it be avoided? When you combine the warm weather of spring with the anticipation of graduation (a.k.a. freedom!), it’s a pretty potent mixture and almost impossible to ignore. A ‘cure’ may never be found, but there are some things you can do to help reduce the symptoms and keep senioritis at bay.
1. Get Plenty of Sleep – This may be the hardest step to follow; your mind is racing with information on future college living, senior prom, graduation and, most importantly, how to spend your last remaining moments with high school friends and family. Read the rest of this entry »
More and more colleges are requiring incoming freshmen to purchase meal plans. In general, freshmen living on campus are required to purchase meal plans because they may not have kitchens available in their dorms and may not know how to budget wisely for food purchases in their first year of school. While purchasing a meal plan may seem like a great idea, be aware that not all plans are created equally, and some can be quite expensive.
The average cost of a college meal plan last year was $1,500 per semester. At Keene State College, for example, the 12-meal plan (meaning students get 12 meals each week) recommended to incoming students is $1,344. That’s approximately $7 per meal. Read the rest of this entry »