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Thriving in College

College is a huge stepping stone between childhood and adulthood, and it’s natural for you to have questions and even fears as you embark on this adventure. This list has been compiled to help you navigate whatever comes your way over the next few years.

Should College Change Your Life?

This week, walk with us through the college experience. If you're in school now or planning to start soon, you'll find the content immensely practical. If you're out of school (finger pointing at self), you'll gain some valuable wisdom in reflecting on how those years shaped who you are today.

FactChecker: Does College Cause Young Adults to Lose Their Faith?

Dedicated Christian parents work hard and pray diligently that their children will develop a strong and growing faith in their years at home. It's one of the most rewarding parts of parenting to watch this happen, and we want to make sure that faith continues to flourish as they leave our homes and go out into the world.

How to Prepare Your Teen for College

College can be a significant fork in the road of life. For some, it's where their Christian life commences or catches speed. For others, however, college is where their faith fizzles.

What happens when you enter the classroom and the Philosophy professor challenges your faith?

Ratio Christi is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus ...

Who Will Invest In My Teenager?

Considering a Christian College for yourself or your student? These professor's testimonies show why the classroom should be more than just a place of academia.

College Scorecard

Looking for the perfect college? Use this tool to quickly evaluate your options. You can filter results by degree, major, location, size, price and more!

College Planning Checklists

It's never to early to begin preparing for college. Use these checklists, organized by each year in high school, to give yourself a head start.

Why students lose their faith in college

A growing trend reveals that college freshmen aren’t just preparing a goodbye speech to their families, but to their faith as well. Here are 4 tips on keeping your faith in college.

What to Expect at College

Professor J. Budziszewski offers solid advice for new college students.

How to Grow Spiritually in College

Spiritual leaders offer practical insights for growing in Christ.

The College Adventure Handbook

Leaving home for college can be both exciting and scary, especially for young Christians who want to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually. The College Adventure Handbook provides what every college student needs most: practical tips blended with spiritual commentary designed to help faith-filled students stay on track.

The Dos and Don’ts of Dating in College

The following are are some tips for what to do and what not to do when dating:

College Do-Over

I have to say goodbye to a longtime friend of mine this week as she moves away to finish college. Hearing her share her hopes and fears for her upcoming college experience makes me reflect on my own experience. Sometimes I really miss being at school, and thinking back on my four years in college, there are a few things I would change if I could go back and do it over again.

10 Things I Wish They Told Me at College Orientation

After spending most of my life dreading the end of summer, now as a college graduate, I would love to reunite with my college friends and start a new semester. I hold on to many sweet memories of college, yet I have to admit I am definitely enjoying my current season as a newlywed. But this time of year causes me to reflect on college, the decisions I made, and the subsequent advice I must give.

How To Manage College Stress

Are you overwhelmed by college life? Classes, clubs, job, and a social life? Use these 10 tools to successfully manage college stress

Find a Chapter | InterVarsity

For over 75 years InterVarsity has had a vital presence on hundreds of college campuses, courageously proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savior, engaging in discipleship around Scripture, and loving people of every ethnicity and culture. Our chapters exist to serve the campus. We welcome students into caring, diverse communities where they can build friendships and explore Christian faith in the marketplace of ideas.

5 Tips for Career-Seeking College Students

Bethany Jenkins of The King's College offers advice to college students for how they can prepare for their career while they're college students.

Helping Your Teen Choose a College

My daughter, Christine, didn’t have a clear direction for choosing a college. Throughout her junior and senior years, she searched catalogs, discussed options with friends and admissions counselors, and attended college information days — but no school seemed right. She felt overwhelmed by the pressure of making a decision that would affect the rest of her life.

Avoiding College Debt Traps

Whether you’re anticipating college, in college, or post-college, chances are funding your education is top of mind. Maybe you have a strategy; maybe you don’t. With a college degree more sought after than ever — and higher education more expensive than ever — getting a diploma without going broke seems increasingly impossible. Is there a way to do it? What are the insider strategies for avoiding debt altogether, or at least paying off debt after the fact? Alex Chediak, author of Beating the College Debt Trap, shares a practical, step-by-step plan for making it happen.

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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