Making the Final Choice: A Feature from the TP Webinar Series
The Real College Checklist

Making the Final Choice: A Feature from the TP Webinar Series

First, congratulations! You’re in an amazing position to have options in your collegiate prospects (see what we did there?), and everything you’re headed to do…

Run, Run, Run: Why Exercise?
Life

Run, Run, Run: Why Exercise?

School. Work. Community Service. More school. Clubs. Friends. These are all extremely important aspects of all of our lives, but something is missing… and that…

What’s an Art Major Really Like? 2 Art Students Weigh In
College Life

What’s an Art Major Really Like? 2 Art Students Weigh In

We all are a little guilty of judging others based on their majors – the classic example is hating on philosophy majors by not-so-secretly thinking,…

I Was Accepted…Sort Of: Dealing with the Transfer Option
The Real College Checklist

I Was Accepted…Sort Of: Dealing with the Transfer Option

On a Wednesday during my spring break senior year, I anxiously waited until 5 PM to open an admissions decision to one of my top…

The Financial Aid Back-and-Forth: You and Your Parents
Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Back-and-Forth: You and Your Parents

The big dollar sign combined with a question mark image doesn’t need any explanation as it hovers over every college acceptance letter. Many colleges, upon…

Why High School Students Should Do Internships
Extracurriculars

Why High School Students Should Do Internships

Internships are a great way to get introduced to a field you may be interested in. What is so great about them is the fact…

Will You… Live With Me? A Guide to Finding Roommates
College Life

Will You… Live With Me? A Guide to Finding Roommates

You may bemoan the random roommate assignment that comes with your first year in college (“She actually makes Tipsy Tuesdays a thing!” “He wears my…

How to Get a Research Position–As a College Freshman
Running Uphill

How to Get a Research Position–As a College Freshman

Whether you are just trying to wet your feet early or you are trying to build a strong research resume, getting into a research laboratory…

4 Ways to Spot an AP Student
Academics

4 Ways to Spot an AP Student

The two most dreaded weeks for many high schoolers are soon approaching: May 5th through May 16th, also known as AP Hell Week. As that…

Keeping Financial Aid Out of Friendships
Financial Aid

Keeping Financial Aid Out of Friendships

Decisions are out, and those financial aid packages should be a-rollin’ in! Hopefully they’ll all be to your liking, of course, but if not, TP’s…

Will Your Major Make It Difficult to Find a Job after Graduation?
The Real College Checklist

Will Your Major Make It Difficult to Find a Job after Graduation?

We all know the inevitable part-warning, part-tease when talking about college majors: “You know, it’s going to be hard for you to find a job.”…

Losing Touch after High School
Relationships

Losing Touch after High School

In fifth grade, my class took a three-day field trip to a campground in the neighboring town. There, I met my two best friends.  We…

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