ECPI’s comprehensive list of websites for general college advice
Your schedule is already jam packed and, while you’re already an exceptional multi-tasker, it can still be difficult staying on top of everything. You never want to take the easy way out or cut corners, but you’re always looking for the most effective and efficient ways to manage your life. ECPI wants you to succeed and we want to help set you on the right path regardless of what stage you’re at in your college career, whether you’re just getting started or already well on your way to earning your degree. Here are five must-see websites that are designed to help you make the most of your college experience.
Campus Grotto is your one-stop information center for the best and worst of college campus life. Made famous by its annual ranking of the country’s most expensive colleges, Campus Grotto aims to give students, parents, and prospective students a quick and dirty look at the ins and outs of college campuses. From identifying the most beautiful campus libraries to finding the best deals on textbooks, Campus Grotto can help you navigate the sometimes complex and always exciting waters of college. Be sure to explore the site’s extensive list of resources concerning financial aid.
There’s no need to re-invent the wheel when you have access to CollegeTips.com. This information-filled website offers real life tips and advice for college students. Written by students for students, you’ll find information about everything from how to create good study habits to the best ways to manage your money. With a definite focus on the social side of higher education, this site can help you keep your social and study life in balance.
When you need a little help organizing your college life, checkout Gearfire.net, a multi-author hub of tried and true hacks, best practices, and “been there, done that” advice. From getting organized to finding time to exercise and eat right, this site offers real-world advice and tips from current and former college and university students.
If you’re looking to get away from traditional advice and informational sites, spend some time exploring the unconventional wisdom of Cal Newport. His Study Hacks blog posts aim to decode the “patterns of success”, helping you get more from your already busy life. Easy to read and chock full of advice, Cal Newport helps you put your plans in motion and get the most from your studies at school and beyond.
“Work Smarter, Not Harder” is the advice you’ll find throughout the HackCollege website. Covering everything from social media to why you should take the opportunity to study abroad, the HackCollege authors want to help students and faculty change education and learning. Well-written and easy to navigate, this website offers real-world tips and strategies for effectively managing your education and how to parlay that success into the workforce after graduation.
Higher education is constantly changing. Students are demanding flexible learning schedules, virtual classes, and hands-on learning experiences. Colleges and universities are responding by adapting traditional four-year education plans to meet the needs and expectations of the student body. ECPI University addresses these needs head-on, leading the way in non-traditional innovation of higher education. These five websites offer real-world advice, easy-to-implement strategies, and some innovative “hacks” to help you, your parents, or your educational team navigate this new and sometimes overwhelming college experience.