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Attending College

Those first few years of college are crucial. Here, young adults and their parents can find advice on attending college and, more importantly, thriving. Discover insight from experts here in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.

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These Are the Most Regretted College Majors (and the Least)

A ZipRecruiter surveyed 5,000 college grads and found their most regretted college majors. Here's what you should know if your kid is considering one of these fields.
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Managing Emotions in College: How Parents Can Help Students

The first years after high school are a huge transition that can trigger anxiety and more. Learn how to help young adults with managing emotions in college.
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Depression Rates on the Rise Among College Kids

A new study says that more college-aged kids are struggling with depression. Find out why and get telltale signs that your teen could be suffering.

When and How to Ask for Help in College

A Wayne State University student offers three tips on how to ask for help in college. After all, independence doesn't mean taking the world on by yourself.

The Connection Between Career Success and a Lawrence Tech Education

Graduates from this small, private university are known for career readiness. Here's why.

Top Party Schools in Michigan Don’t Crack Nation’s Top 20

Michigan colleges aren't the 'party' schools you think they are – or at least a Princeton Review study says so. Which comes as a slight relief to parents.
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College Dorm vs. Apartment: Which Housing is Better for Grades?

There is a difference, a study reports. When it comes to the college dorm vs. apartment question, the latter could be bad for your kid's college experience.
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College Students Have Unrealistic Salary Expectations

That hard-earned degree isn't the end of the road. A survey says young college graduates are also emerging with some unrealistic salary expectations.
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Ensuring College Kids’ Safety on Spring Break Trips

Spring break is fun – but spring break safety is critical, too, as a March 2019 tragedy involving a 19-year-old from Dearborn reminds students and parents.
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Physically Active College Students Have Better Mental Health

Regular exercisers, especially Division I athletes, have better mental health scores across the board. Why do physically active college students benefit?
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Good Classes to Take as a Freshman in College

No matter if you're undecided or have your entire future mapped out, discover some all-around solid classes to take as a freshman in college.
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College Students Don’t Have to Declare a Major Right Away

An Oakland University graduate offers four takeaways for new college students – and explains that you definitely don't have to declare a major right away.