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Blog College Preparation, Parents

4 expectations parents should set with their college student

Now fall semester has begun. With our students, it is easy for hopes to get ahead of plans. While we are busy packing in the last family picnic of the summer, getting the commuter car in shape, or shopping for the dorm...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Parents, Students

How to start a budget in college

These simple steps will help you avoid being a "broke college student."

Monday, August 7, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Community

The Unofficial Northwestern Packing List

Here are some things that aren’t listed in your average college list, but are essentials for the life of an everyday eagle.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, Community, Students

College advice from the class of 2017

Passing the torch--wise words from the graduating class of 2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Students

How PSEO worked for our family

We have been blessed as a family to have our two children take PSEO on campus at Northwestern during their senior years of high school. Both our kids benefited from a great student culture that helped them grow...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blog College Preparation, Students

5 tips for a great start to the semester!

Whether you are building on the strength of your previous semester or looking to "turn it around", it is never too late to pick up new strategies for college success.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Blog Academics, College Preparation

Fast facts about PSEO

For Minnesota residents, PSEO (Postsecondary Education Options) makes a great bridge from high school to college.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blog College Preparation

Free College Courses while still in High School

Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college courses that count for both high school and college credit at little to no cost. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Blog Community, Students

Freshman Survival Guide

Now that classes are in full swing, here are a few secrets to finding your groove and enjoying life in college. Psst… upperclassmen might be surprised by some of these too. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Blog Alumni, College Preparation, Students

Graduates Give Advice to Incoming Freshmen

We asked recent graduates of Northwestern to share their best advice for the incoming freshmen class. This is what some of them shared:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Blog College Preparation, Faculty, Parents, Students

Lighten The Burden

A heavy burden for many students today is the ever-increasing cost of textbooks. U.S. News & World Reports noted that the cost of college textbooks has increased by 82% over the past 10 years, growing at three times the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016