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Blog College Preparation

9 Ways to Equip Your Student Before They Move Out

Your student is venturing out into the big wide world of college and as much as you would love to hop into their suitcase, they can’t take you with them.

Friday, November 10, 2023

Blog Academics

Be the CEO of Your Freshman Year

Starting college, whether as a dual enrollment or traditional undergraduate student, is an exciting time. There are so many opportunities for learning, personal growth, and fun. Besides the obvious “tips” of going to...

Friday, October 6, 2023

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

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 Community

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