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Campus Life College Preparation

April 18, 2024

The Benefits of Dorm Life

When looking for a college, a big question you must ask yourself is, do I want to live on campus? There are a lot of great reasons to live on campus. Read here to learn more!

Campus Life Continuing Education College Preparation

January 22, 2024

Benefits of Having a Small Campus

Small campuses come with a lot of benefits that students might not experience at a larger school. When choosing a school to attend, weighing the pros and cons can be really helpful, so here are some pros about attending a small school!

Early College College Preparation

November 2, 2023

Dual Enrollment: Getting a Head Start

Dual enrollment is an opportunity for students to earn college credits in high school. Find out how you can get a head start on your degree!

College Preparation

August 9, 2023

8 Invaluable Packing Tips

Packing for college can be an overwhelming process. Here are some tips to improve the packing process...

College Preparation

July 21, 2023

Making the Most of Summer

Are you trying to find ways to make the most of your summer before you go back to school? Here are some tips for utilizing your time this summer!

College Preparation

September 22, 2022

How to Prepare for College with Geneva's Closing the Gap Program

The thought of enrolling in a college can be unsettling for there is much to learn. Geneva College offers a program called Closing the Gap that is designed to help prepare high school juniors and seniors for the college experience ahead. The program has three key areas of development: Intellectual Development, Identity Development, and Faith Development.

Campus Life College Preparation

July 22, 2022

Advice for Incoming First-Year Students

From the second I began college classes freshman year, it seemed like everything I knew about life had changed. Everything was unpredictable and somewhat intimidating. As a high schooler looking on toward your first semester of college, there are a lot of unknowns out there. Here's my advice after four years at college.

College Admissions College Preparation

July 19, 2022

Getting Ready for College

You just graduated from high school - congratulations! Now, reality may be hitting that the start of college will be here in a flash. I am here to gently nudge you toward being well prepared with a checklist of things to do before you attend college in the fall.

College Admissions College Preparation

July 6, 2022

Junior Year Going on Senior Year

Leading up to your momentous senior year, there is so much to think about. What should the last year of high school look like? How should I prepare? What should I prepare for? Good questions. I would like to supply you with a basic “thinking list” rather than a "to-do" list. No pressure to do anything just yet, but I invite you to contemplate some questions and consider how you may answer them.

College Admissions College Preparation The College

June 8, 2022

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is designed to welcome both incoming students and parents on a journey together along with Geneva faculty and staff to ensure a well-informed, smooth transition into college. The college strongly recommends that incoming students attend Summer Orientation.

College Preparation Campus Life Higher Education

May 5, 2022

Three Things Not to Do in College

I am here to tell you that you do not need to be a superhuman to get through college. To survive and thrive all four years of your time in college, or however long it takes, here are some things NOT to do while in college.

College Preparation

April 6, 2022

Three Things to Think About When Choosing a Major

Are you struggling to settle on a major to study as you starting college? You are not alone: Sources say that up to 50% of students entering college have the same trouble deciding on a major and about 80% of college students change their major at least once during their college career. Here are three things to consider when deciding on a major.

Campus Life College Admissions College Preparation

August 27, 2021

Facing Freshman Fears

Like anything new, the start of college can bring a lot of fears and doubts that are quite overwhelming. So, from a past freshman to you, here are some questions and worries I had about the college life and reasons why they shouldn’t stop you from having that full college experience.

College Preparation

June 30, 2021

Eleven Things Every Student Should Know about Picking a Major

Picking a major isn't easy. In fact, a recent survey published in Business Wire found that 66% of students feel overwhelmed by the process of selecting a major and more than half of all students wind up changing majors at least once.

College Preparation Early College

April 7, 2021

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Early College Credits

Going to college while still in high school is an adventure. Early college is seen as a benefit to high school students because of the college credits they earn and the experience they gain from working with college. A student starting Early College for the first time could use these five, firsthand tips tips to get the most out of the experience.

College Preparation

March 23, 2021

7 Things to Consider if You’re Thinking About Changing Your Major

When you first chose your college major, you might not have been sure about what kind of career you wanted. Keep in mind that you’re not necessarily stuck with the major you originally picked. You might find that a different course of study seems more appealing or that your career goals have changed. You might also discover that your skills are better suited for a different career path.

Campus Life College Preparation The College

December 4, 2020

From Dining Room to Lecture Hall: Transitioning from Homeschool to College

Whatever your experience with homeschooling has been, though, one thing is for sure: college life is not the same. It just so happens to be very, very different. But whether you’ve spent twelve, ten, or only two years learning from home, there’s helpful advice waiting for you in this post.

College Preparation

March 26, 2020

How an Honors Program Can Transform Your College Experience

Many students recognize the value of honors courses but are reluctant to enroll in anything that might strain their already busy schedules. In many cases, however, such opportunities are well worth the additional effort.

College Preparation

February 18, 2020

Why You Should Go To a College Open House

An open house is an opportunity, more than anything else, to realistically see yourself at a college before deciding if that’s where you want to spend the next four years of your life. You get to meet your future professors, future classmates, and possibly even your future friends!

College Preparation Higher Education

February 8, 2020

The Value of Dual Enrollment Programs

Families are turning to dual enrollment programs as a way to mitigate the cost of higher education in the United States. At the same time, colleges and universities are promoting the programs as a way to attract students to their undergraduate programs. For families, the growing trend toward early enrollment offers significant positive benefits, but there can be pitfalls.

College Admissions College Preparation Higher Education

October 4, 2019

Taking the First Steps with Closing the Gap

What if I told you there was a way to get a taste of the college experience while also receiving four real college credits? What if I told you that there was an easy way to baby step your way into understanding the college experience without actually attending college?

Campus Life College Preparation

August 23, 2019

The Minimal Back-to-School Packing List

So, what do you really need to pack for school? Is that extra-long fuzzy pillow or that medusa-like lamp really necessary? What about the extra desk, bed and hanging accoutrement? Time to demystify the art of packing light for months away from home. 

College Preparation Early College Higher Education

June 26, 2019

5 Benefits of Early College

Is there a way that we could start to conquer some of those fears before even stepping on the campus as a freshman? The answer to that question is "yes." Early college is a great opportunity for high school students to peer into the college experience before going to college full time.

Career College Admissions College Preparation Financial Aid Program Spotlight

January 9, 2019

The Promise

With the promises of God as a model of authenticity and commitment, Geneva is happy to be a Preferred College Partner of The Pittsburgh Promise. This program promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for college, and fuels a prepared and diverse workforce in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region.

College Preparation

August 20, 2018

5 Ways to Make the Most of This School Year

It is a new school year and you have a clean slate!

Campus Life College Preparation

August 11, 2018

Three Tips for First Year Students

You think you’re ready for the move to college? I did too, but I wish I knew about these three tips when I was coming to college and moving into my residence hall in my freshman year at college.

Campus Life College Preparation

April 16, 2018

Connections: Making New Friends at College

Although making new friends can seem daunting at first, with the help of a few tricks, it actually becomes a lot easier than it may seem. Here are some tips to help wash away your doubt and plant the flowering seeds of friendship.

College Preparation

March 19, 2018

Critical Questions to Ask College Coaches Before Joining a Sports Team

As a student decides to continue on in their sport of choice on a collegiate level, there are several necessary questions new athletes should ask their prospective new coach.

College Preparation Higher Education The College

September 5, 2017

A Student's Experience in Geneva's L&T

I recall the benefits of L&T when thinking about the week I turned in my first college paper and took my first college test. I did not receive the grades expected. It wasn’t until the following week’s L&T class that I was able to put some of my worries to rest.

Campus Life College Preparation

August 24, 2017

Welcome Back! 5 Tips for a Successful Semester

Whether a new freshman, transfer or returning student, we pray you have an amazing year! Here are a few tips as you begin the next phase of your journey.

College Preparation Faith

June 16, 2017

Studying with Faithful Obedience at another Denomination’s School

The decision of choosing a university can be difficult. What happens when the school of your choice happens to be different from your denominational faith?

College Preparation Uncategorized

January 30, 2017

5 Keys to Building Stronger Friendships In Adulthood

Making friends usually comes pretty easy when you’re young. Making and continuing friendships can be more challenging as you grow older and go through changes. This blog will teach ways to make strong friendships in adulthood

College Preparation

June 29, 2016

Preparing for College Level Sports

Does your routine consist of waking up from the dream where you are the game MVP, eating breakfast fueled for your work-out, followed by being the last athlete to leave the team practice, and then finally returning home to rest/recharge/refuel your body to start all over again the next day? If this sounds like your life and you want to compete at the college level, below are a few must read items as you prepare to transition through summer to your freshman year of college.

College Preparation

April 11, 2016

A Letter to Future Students from a Current Student

You don’t know this yet, but you are about to go through a dramatic change that will shape you into adulthood. You will encounter experiences and people that will cause you pain, incredible joy, deep sadness, and unimaginable blessings all in the course of your time at Geneva. You will be transformed into a new person from the time you graduate high school to the time you walk across the stage at your class graduation in four years.

College Preparation

December 4, 2015

It’s Okay to be Undecided

Choosing your college major may seem like a daunting task for many; it’s choosing what you want to do with the rest of your life, right? Many high school students panic at the prospect of arriving at college with absolutely no idea what they want to do. But having an undeclared major in college is perfectly acceptable, as is changing majors.

College Preparation

November 10, 2015

Time to Switch Schools?

Transferring colleges can seem intimidating. There are new people, new schedules and new routines. But although changing schools may seem scary, transferring doesn’t have to be! Here are four things I discovered when I went through the transfer process.

College Preparation

October 14, 2015

Choosing Your College Major

Choosing your college major may seem like a daunting task for many; it’s choosing what you want to do with the rest of your life, right? Many high school students panic at the prospect of arriving at college with absolutely no idea what they want to do. But having an undeclared major in college is perfectly acceptable, as is changing majors.