Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

By Catherine McDonald Davenport, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Dickinson College   Whew! The college search is in the rearview mirror and your son or daughter is immersed in their first semester of college. Success! Then the texts messages start. “I didn’t do well on midterms.” “I don’t really have anyone

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Dear Freshman

Dear Freshman

Congratulations on starting college! Looking back, there are some things I wish I’d known when I was a freshman. I want to share what I’ve learned so you can make the most of your college experience. Friends If you’re like me and didn’t stay local for college, you may not know anyone in your class.

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Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Good nutrition is the foundation for feeling energetic, alert and strong, but eating well can be a challenge for college students who live off campus. They are at the mercy of student budgets, transportation limitations and novice (or nonexistent!) cooking skills. I know because I have seen my own two college-aged children struggle to prepare easy,

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Will taking time off help your student land a job or internship?

Will taking time off help your student land a job or internship?

That can’t be right can it?? Surely our students need to be plugging along that well-trodden path — high school, college, high-flying job — and hiring managers hate to see any detours. Maybe not. My own grant-funded gap year gave me the opportunity to do a comparative research study on women’s rights in England and France. I interviewed

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Preserving college memories

Preserving college memories

Your student’s college years have been filled with unforgettable experiences and friendships. Share these four fun ways to preserve cherished memories from their time on campus, courtesy of Church Hill Classics. Having a place for all their favorite photos, ticket stubs and event programs means they can stroll down memory lane whenever the mood strikes. Create a collage in a

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  • I've been through the process twice, and you are so right: it is stressful! However, everything works out for the best. My daughter ended up attending a school she didn't even want to see. In fact, the day we went to visit, she decided to leave the tour early, rather than going to the question and answer session. Well, it was the best four years of her life thus far, and she has made lifetime friends and had many wonderful experiences because of her education there. Thanks for sharing. I always love reading your pieces.