Episode 134: Going Back Home After Your First Term or Year

You’ve just experienced your first semester (or first year) in college, and it was eye-opening! Now you’re going home, back to the way things were, while you have a new, changing understanding of the world. But how will home be different? Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about going back home after your first […]

Episode 30: How to Apply for College (With TheCollegeSpy.Com)

Getting ready to apply for college? Today, Adam and Dinur are interviewing Michelle McAnaney of thecollegespy.com, to give you some tips and tricks for managing this big step in your educational process! Click Here to Download This Episode’s Transcript! Show Notes TheCollegeSpy.Com TheCollegeSpy’s College Fit Checklist  TheCollegeSpy’s College Visit Checklist

Tips for Parents: 3 Ways to Help Your Teen Get Ready For College

If you have a high-school senior, they’re probably getting ready for college next fall. They’ve got good GPAs and good SAT/ACT scores, they’ve sent off their applications, the acceptances should be coming in soon, and they’re ready to go. Right? Well… maybe. Good grades and good test scores will help your teen get into college […]

Is your student's grade report not what you'd hoped for? Click here to find out why it happened and how to fix it!

Bad Grades in College: 3 Reasons Students Get Them

When students get bad grades in college, many parents find themselves saying things like: “How could you get a D? You’re just not trying.” “These grades are a huge disappointment to me, son.” “Why didn’t you work harder on this class? You’re not stupid!” These are common questions that parents often ask their first-year college student […]

Did your GPA drop during your first semester in college? Click here for a few ways to deal with that!

Why a C is a GREAT Grade in College

Most students (and most parents) don’t realize that in college, a C is a great grade. When the student who pulled a 4.0 in high school ends up with a 2.5 GPA in their first semester in college, their shock is real. This can baffle parents, and give their students an identity crisis! The fact […]

Parent of a new college student? Want to help them succeed? Don't go about it the wrong way. Click here for 4 things that don't work and what to do instead!

Tips for Parents: 4 Things to Avoid When Your Kids Go to College

When your child is on the way to college, you want to help them succeed. You’re usually thrilled that your child performed well enough in high school to move on to what many people see as the first real phase of American adulthood. All the AP classes, SAT scores, ACT scores, and acceptance to one or more colleges […]