Category: Student Focus

These blog posts are focused on empowering students.

Rising College First-Years, Get Ready! Here are some great things you can do Right Now. 

September is still months away, but whether your plan is Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision, there is still plenty for rising college first-years to do to prepare for the fall. Start digging into what your new life will be!

LMS: Get to know what learning management system your school uses and take an online tutorial. Once you’re given your login, whether your school uses Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Brightspace, Cypher,

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Here are the Top Ten Reasons You Should Attend Summer Cohort

There are many great ways students benefit from attending the Summer Cohort, our three-week college readiness experience. Students entering college are headed to a new world of opportunities. Our residential Summer Cohort prepares them for that adventure.

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JULY 14-AUGUST 3, 2024

Our staff came up with their top ten favorites. 

Top Ten Reasons You Should Attend Summer Cohort:

  1. Demonstrate your commitment to your education
    Attending Cohort will make a difference.
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How to Stay on Your Trajectory Even After a Failure

It might bump up against mindful notions of “be here now,” but where you’re going is more important than where you are now. Especially if you’re in college. Especially if you’re bouncing back from a failure.

The worst f-word in college, failure, can actually be instructive. Forbes lays out “Five Things To Do When You Encounter Failure.” [i] These five resemble the Focus Collegiate approach to intentional change.

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You barely made it through your first semester. Now what?

You made it through your first semester in college. Congratulations! You have accomplished something extraordinary. Give yourself some credit. College can be hard.

Your college expectations and your college reality may not have lined up. The huge courseload, the completely new environment, the daunting prospect of making new friends might have bowled you over. You don’t think you can do it on your own and you haven’t found the support you need on campus.

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College Readiness: Practice Makes it Possible

It’s our business to know college readiness.

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The New Freedoms of College Arise From Good Decision Making and Self-Discipline

First-year college students know their life is about to change,

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The Importance of Infusing a Career Mindset into the Collegiate Experience

Some students go to college knowing exactly what they want to do.

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Now That You’ve Been Accepted to College

After making such a concentrated effort writing your essays,

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success Spring Semester

Now that you’ve completed your first semester of college,

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Using Add/Drop to Make Space for College Success 

There is no simple answer to the question,

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