Slash Your Textbook Costs

We all dread spending our hard-earned money on textbooks every semester. (Let’s not imagine the better things that money could be going towards…) These are some of the options to consider when buying textbooks, and our recommendations that will help you get your textbooks at a discounted price! Advertisements

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How To: Prepare for the Upcoming Semester

One key component to success during the semester is starting off strong, and one of the best ways to do that is to prepare for your classes ahead of time. Doing so will enable you to put all of your focus on your classes, rather than being distracted by things that you could have done…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Transfer Students

The holidays are here, and that means a brief respite from nonstop classes and exams. It’s also a moment of reflection—whether you are a new transfer student or in your last year at your school, you can think back to all that has happened to you over the past quarter or semester. What were your…

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A Holiday Gift Guide for the Lovely and Organized Nerd

Being a complete nerd who can’t function without my life being organized and everything in its place, I thought I’d share a couple of items that I would recommend for other fellow organized nerds. However, these gifts can also work great for those who aren’t organized nerds yet, but would love to be! The beautiful…

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5 Tips for Finals Week

It’s December, and that means finals are just around the corner for many of us. It doesn’t have to be a time full of misery though—lots of universities offer events, resources, and food for students during finals week. For us transfers, there might be some perks that you may not be aware of at your…

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4 Ways to Be Less Lonely as a Transfer Student

Many times, the hardest part for transfer students is when loneliness strikes – splitting from friends and having to make new friends is no easy feat. Today, I want to provide some less silly ways to meet people besides walking up to them and asking “Do you want to be friends?”

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How to Afford Your Dream College

  You’ve gone through the whole transfer application process and have been accepted to the university of your dreams. Yet, one of the most difficult but common setbacks before even attending the school is the question of whether you and your family can afford your dream school, especially after the shock of seeing how much…

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5 Painless Steps to Petition for Transfer Credit

Learn how to submit additional information to your transfer institution so that they re-evaluate courses completed at your previous institution. You’ve been accepted into your dream school, maybe even already sent in your enrollment deposit. You receive another notification from them, and you excitedly open it—it’s your credit evaluation! As you begin to read through…

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5 Tips to a Successful Transfer Orientation

For some, heading back to school this fall means a new location and new classes, professors, and peers. Some institutions may have already hosted their transfer orientation, but I thought I would share some tips on how to have a successful orientation, whether you’ve already attended a similar orientation your freshman year or you are…

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My Story: The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Applying for scholarships can be very stressful. The Jack Kent Cooke scholarship application is one of the more extensive applications I’ve dealt with, but if you are willing and dedicated enough to put in the effort, the payoff is incredible.   I was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in May 2016, a…

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