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Cassie Garza

Cassie is a recent graduate of Texas Christian University. While she studied biology in college, her other life passion is writing. She loves to share her knowledge about higher education through her writing, and she frequently challenges herself with creative writing projects as well.

How Final Grades Are Calculated

Study tips By May 24, 2023 Last Updated on May 25, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , , , , No Comments

When it comes to college admissions, you’ll hear over and over again how important your high school grade point average (GPA) is. And if you’re asking yourself what a good GPA is and whether it really matters at all, check out the article “What Is a Good GPA?”.  Getting an A in a class shows college admissions counselors that you take your work seriously and have the skills necessary to succeed in college.

The main takeaway here is that GPA is a big deal.

Going Greek: Exploring the Pros and Cons of Greek Life in College

Study tips By April 24, 2023 Last Updated on April 27, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

With an average of over 50% of the male undergraduate population being in a fraternity, it’s no secret that Greek life is popular. In fact, if you’re considering Greek life in college, you’ve probably seen all the stereotypes about sororities and fraternities from movies, TV shows, and social media.

While Greek life does have its fair share of matching outfits and parties, there are both benefits and struggles that you don’t usually think about.

Understanding the Meaning of Rushing in College

Study tips By April 7, 2023 Last Updated on April 11, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments
Rushing in College

While sororities and fraternities have their fair share of bonding activities that require dress codes and outdoor games, their events are also intentional and organized—starting with a rush. In college, rushing is the process through which you learn about and get matched with a sorority or fraternity.

The rush process will look different from school to school. In fact, not all colleges even have Greek life. The ones that do are typically located in southern states, where around 56% of the population participates in Greek life. For those who do have frats and sororities, the rush is a crucial initiation process. 

So, let’s find out what does rushing mean in college?

Free Housing for College Students: 5 Options to Slash Your Expenses

Personal finance By April 5, 2023 Last Updated on May 25, 2023 by Abigail White Tags: , , , , , , No Comments
Housing for College Students

With colleges charging thousands of dollars each term for room and board, it’s no wonder why college students are looking for cheaper alternatives. While housing costs look different from state to state and from school to school, on average, students tend to pay more than $49,000 for room and board over four years of college.

So what’s included in room and board? First of all, your living arrangement and meal plan. If you’re entering your first year of college, you’ll probably be in a dorm with an on-campus meal plan.

10 Most Searched Statistics Textbooks

Book lists By March 6, 2023 Last Updated on March 14, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , No Comments

While you might be taking a course in the classroom, statistics always pop up in everyday life. On the news, on your TV, plastered on billboards you drive by on the freeway—statistics pop up in your life more than you think.

But before you can apply your knowledge to those real-world examples, you need to build a solid foundation of statistics in the classroom. That’s where this list comes in. You don’t want a textbook that makes statistics more confusing than it has to be. The following list includes the 10 best statistics textbooks on the market:

College 101: Dealing With Depression

Study tips By February 27, 2023 Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , , No Comments

Depression in college students. What to do?
It’s not very often that you hear someone say, “Wow, I really wish I had stepped back from college to focus on my health.” In fact, you probably will never hear it—from previous generations. But college students nowadays? Prepare to start hearing just that.

College is a unique time of change, excitement, and astronomical levels of stress. In a country hyperfocused on individual achievement, high school and college years are leaving students stressed, anxious, and depressed.


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