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Roommates can make or break a college experience

November 20, 2016 Carolina College Bound

Potluck or predetermined? In roommate parlance, potluck describes the situation where students fill out a questionnaire and let the college assign a roommate. Predetermined means rising freshmen identify their own roommates. Which is better? Both predetermined and potluck options offer […]

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Stay healthy on campus

November 19, 2016 Carolina College Bound

They’re gone. All summer long you worried about their dorm room, what classes they’d take, how they’d adjust socially, if they will run out of money, if they will be homesick, etc. Guess what? They’re fine! The one thing that […]

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Freshman survival secrets

November 18, 2016 Carolina College Bound

While the initial adjustment period is over, there are certainly lots of things freshmen can start doing now to improve their chances of having a successful year. Most college students compartmentalize their college experiences into two distinct areas: the academic […]

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What happens when they’re homesick?

November 17, 2016 Carolina College Bound

Longing for the comforts of home when everything is new and different isn’t surprising, but the depth of homesickness among students on college campuses appears to be rising. According to Christopher Thurber, a psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding […]

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Making the most of campus visits

November 17, 2016 Carolina College Bound

My campus visit mantra is: “It is worth more than two hours of your time if you might spend four years of your life there.” I am a strong advocate for visiting colleges early and often. Nothing validates a student’s […]

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Picking a school is like a courtship

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent I have likened the college search process to a mating ritual. Students start out with a long college list where they are playing the field. They might believe they have a first choice/crush on […]

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Narrowing the college list

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent Take a deep breath, hit the “submit” button and then exhale. Thousands of students are doing this every day. But, at the same time they are wondering if they really need to be applying […]

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What does “Fit” really mean?

November 16, 2016 Carolina College Bound

By Lee Shulman Bierer – Correspondent It’s the buzzword you keep hearing. It’s the question you keep asking – “Is this college a good fit?” But what does “fit” really mean? I break the fit concept into three major areas: […]

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