A Guide to Making Office Hours Less Intimidating in College
College Life

A Guide to Making Office Hours Less Intimidating in College

Everybody will tell you to go to office hours; it’s one of the golden rules of getting the most out of your education. But it…

Why You Should Join All Those Wacky, Strange & Zany Clubs
College Life

Why You Should Join All Those Wacky, Strange & Zany Clubs

If you thought Irish music club and Quidditch club were strange enough in high school, college may be a huge readjustment for you. College lifestyle…

Knowing When You Should Drop an Extracurricular
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Knowing When You Should Drop an Extracurricular

If you’re an overachiever (which, given your visit to the Prospect, I’m guessing you are), you were probably pretty involved in high school. When you…

Why (& How) You Should Pay Attention to Student Government
College Life

Why (& How) You Should Pay Attention to Student Government

Even though I excitedly joined my college’s student government association last semester as the secretary and met some of the most incredible people through it,…

The Basics of Applying to Colleges Internationally
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The Basics of Applying to Colleges Internationally

Starting the college application process as an international applicant can be intimidating. Very intimidating. As a fellow international applicant, I’ve survived to tell the tale…

The Ultimate Way to Organize Your College Apps
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The Ultimate Way to Organize Your College Apps

I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to organizing: I live for color-coded notes and perfectly labeled folders. The purpose is, in part…

Why You Should Consider Being a Visiting Student at Another College
Alternative Education

Why You Should Consider Being a Visiting Student at Another College

From Brown to the University of Wisconsin, many institutions of higher education offer a visiting student program. What being a visiting student entails varies from…

What to Expect When Taking the ACT as a Freshman
Standardized Testing Resources

What to Expect When Taking the ACT as a Freshman

While major standardized tests are commonly regarded as the territory of high school juniors and seniors, a number of underclassmen (and middle-schoolers) are gathering their…

How to Conquer the UK Tier 4 Visa Application
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How to Conquer the UK Tier 4 Visa Application

If you’re reading this article, you probably hold an offer of acceptance from a UK university, so CONGRATULATIONS! Applying internationally is a daunting and exhaustive…

3 Lessons You Learn After Living in an Apartment
College Life

3 Lessons You Learn After Living in an Apartment

A year ago, I wrote about some things you might need when transitioning from a dorm room to an apartment. But, that was before I…

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Switch Your Major
College Life

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Switch Your Major

Close your eyes and imagine for a bit. After having a fun, relaxing summer and an orientation that makes you happy to kick off the…

Misadventures in Wonderland
Admit/Deny

Misadventures in Wonderland

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

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