Author Archives: Kristina Carroll

How to Present Yourself on Social Media for College Admissions By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

You hear it over and over again from parents, teachers, and other adults, that your social media channels can determine whether or not you get into a college. But, is that really true? The answer is absolutely. Just a few months ago, Harvard University rescinded 10 students’ applications because they were found responsible for participating in an inappropriate conversation on Facebook. While not necessarily this drastic, there are many similar incidents that happen at colleges and universities across the US during admissions season.

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Dorm Considerations to Look into Your First Year By Eileen O'Shanassy

Living in the dorms can be fun and exciting as a freshman, but it can also be unfamiliar and scary. For many students, this is the first time they have ever been away from home for an extended period of time and the first experience making their way on their own. Here are a few tips that will help you adjust to living in the dorms and on your own for the first time.

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Learn How to Prepare Yourself for the ACT in the Fall By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Are you planning on taking the September ACT? Don’t forget to register today if you haven’t already!

Once you register, it’s all about preparing! The ACT exam may seem intimidating, especially if you’re new to the test. However, if you spend enough time studying and go into it with the proper strategy, you’ll have no problem getting a great score.


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Quiet Careers: 5 Perfect Degrees for Introverts By Dixie Somers

One of the most popular pieces of career advice is that networking is critical and success is all about who you know and how strong your personality is. As a result, most people are steered toward careers that require them to be more extroverted. The good news for introverts is that there are plenty of careers that may appeal to them, but they may not hear as much about them.

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5 Things College Students Can Do this Summer to Graduate on Time By Robyn Scott

Graduating on time is the primary goal of every college student; they get to start their career earlier and avoid paying unnecessary tuition if they can be in and out of college in four years. Unfortunately, it’s a challenge for most students to be able to finish all their requirements in the allotted amount of time. It’s difficult to get into required courses and navigating a path to graduation can be confusing. Fortunately, there are many things students can do over the summer to ensure a timely graduation so they can move on to the next stage of their life.


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Prepare Yourself for the August SAT By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Today is the last day to register for the August SAT exam, so if you want to take it without the added pressure of the school year and college applications, now is the perfect time to do so! But, once you register, your work is far from over. A good amount of studying and preparation is needed to ensure you’ll get your target score.



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The Importance of Working and Volunteering on College Applications By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

High school underclassmen often hear from teachers and parents that having work or volunteer experience is a necessary part of college applications, and it’s something students should be doing as freshmen. But, do college admissions officers really feel the same way? And if you don’t have this experience by senior year, will that decrease your chances of getting into a college? The answer, in most cases, is yes. Keep reading to find out why.


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Do’s and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays By Tom Jager

One of the most important moments of your life is already here: you’re about to send an application to a college. But when you finally sit down and start writing your application essay, the right words don’t come easily. Everything you write seems like total nonsense and you desperately delete it after hours of work.

But don’t be discouraged! Everybody experiences the toughness of writing a college application essay at one point in their lives. You just need a little assistance.


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Student Finance: Money Saving Tips for University First-Timers By Emma Miller

Going off to college is the time when you’ll acquire some skills that might help you live more comfortably both during your studies and later in your life. One of those skills is managing money and developing financial responsibility. Since many students live on a tight budget, they need to acquire some budget-friendly habits that will help them cut any unnecessary expenses and even increase their savings. Here are some money-saving tips that will make your college life more comfortable and enjoyable.

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