Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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What are EcoReps?
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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke
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What To Do After You’re Admitted
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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out
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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process
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To Major or Minor? Or Just Double Major!
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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester
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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List

What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke

Just when you thought you were finally done with stressing out about money, after all of the financial aid calculators, coin counting, and interest calculating, I’m here to tell you that it is not over once you’re in college (and it probably never will be). College and financial stability have a hard time co-existing in the lives[…]

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What To Do After You’re Admitted

If you are reading this and you have just been accepted to the University of Rochester, major CONGRATULATIONS! I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck as they accept their different decisions, but of course, I am definitely going to nudge you into going to Rochester. Although I could tell you everything great about Rochester,[…]

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Millions of applications are submitted to colleges every year. If you are a high school senior and have just gone through the admissions process, you know what it’s like. For high school juniors, or those applying for transfer, it can be overwhelming. I have five tips on how to stand out in a large pool of students.[…]

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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Hello. My name is Phelan Conheady. I am a native of Rochester. I am a first year and currently a triple major in French, international relations and American Sign Language (ASL). I am involved in student government as a first-year senator and as part of the campus services committee. I am also an active member[…]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

College application season is coming to an end, and high school seniors all over the world are sighing in relief as they click that send button for the last time. Now the waiting begins—restless months filled with anxiety, relief, and fear of possible rejection. While rejection is a possibility, being accepted into multiple places and making the[…]

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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process

Now that it is 2018, high school seniors are mostly finished with their journey through the college process. It’s time for current juniors to begin thinking about their future and make some big decisions. Here are four tips on how to begin making those choices and getting started on the college process. 1. Take your[…]

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To Major or Minor? Or Just Double Major!

One of the reasons I chose the University of Rochester is because of its flexible curriculum that allows students to choose their own set of academics without the limitation of required core classes. With so much freedom at hand, it is more than possible to have multiple minors or even double up on majors. So[…]

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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester

The new year is already upon us, and with it, the second semester will start soon. Although you might not want to give school any more thoughts until you absolutely have to (last semester wasn’t easy, after all), there are a couple things that you can do right now that will make the beginning of[…]

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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List

It’s never too early or too late to start making or refining that college list. You can start as early as freshman year of high school and refine it all the way up until you enroll at a school. Here are some questions you should ask yourself while making and finalizing your college list. 1.[…]

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