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What to Consider When Choosing a College

To all of you high school seniors out there - hello! Congratulations on your impending graduation; I know you've worked super hard to get to where you are, and we are all very proud of you. You've submitted all of the applications, received them back with answers (hopefully all yes's!), and are looking at all of your options now, pondering where you're going to spend the next four years of your life. Am I right?

May 1st is quickly approaching, and between scholarships, college rankings, campus tours, and accepted students day events, having so many different options thrown at you is enough to keep your head spinning for a long time. I was in your shoes just two years ago, and I promise you that if you're feeling confused and overwhelmed you're not alone.

Even though I was incredibly stressed at the prospect of picking a school, now I can truthfully say that choosing my current institution was the best decision I've ever made thus far. Choosing your future college is a big deal, but with the right things in mind, you'll definitely be able to pick a school that's right for you.

Here are a few things you should consider (in no particular order) when picking a school:

3 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Semester Slump

We did it, guys! We made it halfway through the semester, and I can almost taste the fresh air and relaxation that is waiting at the end of finals week. However, since the end is so close and spring break has just finished, it's easy to find yourself lacking motivation to do literally anything at all. I know I've definitely caught this strange form of undergraduate "senioritis", and I am none too happy about it!

That's why I've compiled a list of things that will help to beat this mid-semester laziness so that we can all complete all of our goals for the semester and end strong. I hope you enjoy!

Make Your Next Advising Meeting a Success!

Ugh, advising meetings. Despite your advisor's best efforts to make it a good experience, not only do advising meetings signify the beginning of the end of the semester (Finals! Research papers! Moving out of your dorm!), but with course scheduling for the next semester they can be a hassle and a half in their own right.

Even though I did not enjoy my first advising experience, with more preparation and tweaks to my approach my most recent advising meeting was relaxed, productive, and (dare I say) enjoyable! I was able to plan out my next semester, get transfer courses approved, and ask about recommendations for electives. With that in mind, here are a few things that I adopted in my approach to advising meetings that will hopefully make your next meeting great: