After the Acceptance Letter: Transitioning to College

Now that you have sorted through the acceptance letters, weighed the pros and cons of each college, and decided where you want to go, you might think that everything is set until you move to college in August. While you should definitely take time to savor your accomplishments and to enjoy your summer, there are also some steps you should take to help you prepare for your transition to college. A little ...

College Tour: Scotland

Joan Casey Imagine attending college in a village reminiscent of Hogsmeade from Harry Potter, or in a bustling European city known for music, art and design. Sound appealing? Then you might consider Scotland, a college destination for many adventurous American high school students in recent years. One reason is that its universities align most closely with the American system of higher education compared ...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? What to Consider When Weighing Your Off-Campus Options

After several years of life in the dorms, some upperclassmen jump at the chance to find housing off campus. Living in an apartment or sharing a house with a group of friends can be very appealing and offer students a greater sense of freedom than they had when they lived on campus. With an off-campus rental, you don’t have to leave when the dorms shut down, you have a greater sense of privacy, and ...

Beyond the Naked Roommate: Dealing with Roommate Woes

In the past few weeks, the Boston media has been focusing on a murder of an alleged marijuana dealer in a Harvard University dorm. The boyfriend of a Harvard student is being held on charges related to the planned robbery and murder of this young man. While many young people on college campuses regularly use and buy pot, not too many think about the fact that marijuana dealers interact with larger ...
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