After making such a concentrated effort writing your essays, getting letters of recommendation, and applying to colleges, there are few things more exciting than reading the acceptance letter to your “reach” school. While it is just the beginning of an experience that will very likely change your life, acceptance is a great achievement. Congratulations! You got in. You’re on your way to college.
It is not uncommon for that thrilling, made-the-grade exuberance to be followed by self-doubt.
Now that you’ve completed your first semester of college, you know first-hand that success doesn’t happen automatically. It takes determination, hard work, and especially planning. Self-advocacy and good planning in the three main areas of academics, social life, and life balance will set you up for success this Spring.
Your academic life is one of the most important aspects of college. Take these simple steps to ensure that you are giving yourself the greatest possible advantage.
There is no simple answer to the question, “How many classes should I take each semester?” The number you take depends upon several factors beyond your aptitude and the course level of difficulty. A learning difference adds even more complexity to the equation.
We often recommend that students take a lighter course load because those who learn differently must pay attention to and make adjustments for their difference—which usually translates to factoring in more time.
Tell me about yourself. I am a very busy student at Lesley University. I live in an apartment with my girlfriend and our cat, Stormy. I will be graduating in May with a degree in children, youth, and family studies. I am in the honors program; I am on the softball team where I act as team manager. I keep stats, run practices, and make sure everybody is where they need to be.
The term college readiness often tops Google trends just as rising high school seniors contemplate their next step. Most of us understand the general concept of preparedness for post-secondary education,
Pattern disruption has long been a
recognized method for creating positive change. The Socrates character in Dan
Millman’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior puts it this way: “You have many
habits that weaken you.
Dear Community, We hope that you are well and adjusting to this viral reality. Here is an update on college life as we see it.
The most important work we’re doing right now is connecting with students who feel lost. We’re talking to more students much more often. With all the demand we’re experiencing, we have decided to open up our services to students across the country,
Colleges in Boston and around the United States suddenly shuttered, leaving every student in our community and everywhere else asking, ‘What Now?’
Student Needs Such a disruptive and radical routine change has left many students grappling with uncertainty and feeling ungrounded. In addition, almost every university is requiring students to complete the balance of their semester on a remote platform. Focus Collegiate is in a unique position to help ease this transition.