5 Tools Every Senior in High School Should Use

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Academics

You’ve managed to make it to senior year, so chances are you have a good system down for studying and keeping organized. Bravo! But, as you’ve heard time and time again, “College is not like high school.” Writing papers, completing projects, and studying for exams in college is “a whole new ballgame.” On top of that, it’s easier to get distracted, because it’s so much fun!

Here are a few study tools every senior in high school can start using to prepare for the future.

A Tool to Keep You on Track

Right now, there’s a lot coming at you each day: student activities,

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Top Myths About Attending a Private University in Texas

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in Campus Life

We’re going to assume that since you’ve landed on this blog post, you’re starting to make some serious decisions about where to apply for college. Should you apply to a large, public school or a smaller, private university? The truth is both small and large college campuses have plenty to offer students.

Sadly, there are many myths that surround attending a private university in Texas. We’d hate for you to rule out a private education because of a misconception, so we’re debunking some of these myths in this blog post.

Myth #1: “I won’t get in.”

Many college applicants worry that admission to private universities is too competitive.

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How to Read Your Financial Package Letter

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 in Financial Aid

FAFSA: check! College applications: check! Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA and college applications, the real fun begins.

Acceptance letters will start rolling in and are usually followed closely by a financial aid package. Remember, you will receive a financial aid package from each school where you are accepted, not directly from the “FAFSA people.” Each school prepares your financial aid package based on the results of your FAFSA.

Financial aid packages are a bit different from school to school. Here’s how to read and decipher the information you’ll receive.

Cost of Attendance

The first portion of your financial aid package will outline the Cost of Attendance or COA.

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How to Prioritize Your College Applications

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 in Things to Do

There are so many things going on during your final year of high school it can seem like there’s always something that needs to get done sooner rather than later.

If you’re planning to attend college, however, it’s important to keep the college application process near the top of your to-do list, especially this fall. Applying to colleges is a process with many moving parts, but it’s important to stay on track and – should you hit a roadblock – it’s also important not to panic.

Getting started

Once you’ve determined what tasks you need to complete and created a to-do list,

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Life at LCU: Racheal Eckhert Student Spotlight

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 in Student Spotlight

We’re halfway through the fall semester, and we continue to feel blessed to be surrounded by the Chaps that make this campus the way it is. Today we learn about Racheal Eckhert’s journey to becoming an LCU Chap and hear about her past few formative years on campus.

Racheal is from Richardson, TX and is pursuing a degree in Sports Psychology. She was drawn to LCU because of her love for soccer and desire to play at a collegiate level. (We couldn’t be happier that she became a Lady Chap!) She is in her final semester at LCU and plans to graduate in December 2017.

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