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Where can I find advice for returning to school?

Dropped out of school several years ago, drifted for a bit, but now I want to return and get AT LEAST a BS in mathematics. What sources are there for someone returning to school? Should I bite the bullet and pay for college counseling, or are there good free resources I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by miltthetank on Jan 30, 2014 - 12 answers

What could I do if I leave pre-med?

What other options are there besides pre-med? [more inside]
posted by JYuanZ on Oct 27, 2013 - 20 answers

Summer research grants / scholarships for science undergraduates?

What are some non-institution-specific scholarships or grants for someone who wants to do primate research this summer? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Feb 6, 2013 - 4 answers

What should I use this free elective on?

I have a free elective in my final undergrad semester. What should I take? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 16, 2012 - 40 answers

Where can I find a university/life adviser?

Is there some sort of 'career/life counselor' out there that can help me navigate college/university programs and requirements after dropping out last year? [more inside]
posted by Huck on Nov 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Conditional Admissions to grad programs--how common are they in the wild?

Grad programs--I've just heard (for the first time) that conditional admissions are A Thing. Would I have a snowball's chance with a good GRE score alone or will I have to take pre-req undergrad classes first? [more inside]
posted by wires on Sep 23, 2012 - 16 answers

no whammy no whammy no whammy debt

Help my cousin: How does a gifted kid with middle-class parents go to an elite college for as cheaply as possible, with as close to zero debt as can be managed? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Sep 4, 2012 - 39 answers

Plus, if I moved to Canada I could get that sweet iron ring.

Civil engineers, talk about yourselves! What do you do, what's your average workday like, what kind of money do you make and how did you get to the point in your career you're at right now? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Aug 1, 2012 - 7 answers

I know I need a degree, but in what?

I'm 24, I've been kicked out of college twice, and I want a degree that will be a good springboard for going into the guitar effects/amplification field. Also, a >$40k salary starting out would be nice. Is electrical engineering the right fit for what I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Apr 27, 2012 - 30 answers

how do i not screw up this potential writing opportunity?

How do I not screw up this potential writing opportunity? Or is it too late? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Jan 13, 2012 - 10 answers

The perfect resume... for school.

How do I construct a resume for applying to a program that caters to non-traditional students? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Sep 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Undergraduate research grants for Japanese travel and research?

My sister is looking for undergraduate research funding to support some field work in Japan for her BA thesis project. She's especially interested in questions about gender and sexuality. Any advice on grant-giving organizations she might look into? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jul 22, 2011 - 4 answers

What does an undergraduate biology lab inquiry look like?

What does an undergraduate biology lab inquiry look like? Help me work for free. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

should've realized in the beginning

Help me figure out what to do about this undergrad research situation [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Some last-minute advice for a networking newbie?

I'm part of a committee at a sociology summit, which goes for two days and began today. Tomorrow's networking session, which will conclude the summit, is officially a half-hour long. How can I make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by DenLaerde on Oct 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Calling all scientists: I need some advice about graduate school.

Is it too late for me to gain admission to the top PhD programs in the life sciences? What can I do to improve my chances besides the obvious? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Aug 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Is there any way of asking if I will be awarded a stipend for my work, while avoiding awkwardness?

Is there any way of asking if I will be awarded a stipend for my work, while avoiding awkwardness? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Feb 27, 2010 - 10 answers

What did you do with your degree?

Have you managed to turn an undergrad degree in the humanities/liberal arts into a satisfying and intellectually challenging career? Please tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Nov 25, 2009 - 29 answers

Say I wanted to become a medical illustrator...

Say I wanted to attend graduate school for a degree in Medical Illustration... what should I start doing now, as a freshman in undergrad, to insure that happens? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Undergraduate clinical psychology experience?

I'm a junior in college looking for clinical psychology experience in the Philadelphia area for this summer, especially in and around the Main Line. Where should I inquire? [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh on Feb 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Are journalism students completely screwed?

Given the never ending stream of bad news coming from print media companies, what is the realistic job outlook for a college student who will be graduating with an undergrad print journalism degree in the next 1-2 years? In other words, am I completely screwed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2008 - 28 answers

The Blunder Years

Two-parter undergrad question: is it worth it to transfer? How can I stop from burning out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 - 15 answers

How to 'fess up to slacking off.

I haven't done any work yet, but I swear I will soon - (how) do I tell my thesis advisor? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Apr 27, 2008 - 20 answers

Shakespeare isn't Old English, students.

I am looking for good, undergraduate-geared resources, articles or book chapters that overview 1) the origins of the English language, 2) Old/Middle/Modern/Contemporary English and things like the Great Vowel Shift, and 3) language development in humans. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 30, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I get over my academic past?

Is is a good idea to be blunt about academic missteps during my undergrad? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jul 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Dude, where's my undergrad physics research?

What are some part- or full-time experiences I can have with physics research in the bay area while still an undergrad? [more inside]
posted by authenticgeek on Dec 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Post-Baccalaureate College Admissions in Biology

Does anyone have advice for a thirty-something with an art history degree who wants to go back to school for a B.S. in biology? [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Oct 5, 2006 - 8 answers

High school senior needs a real-world smackdown

I'm a 12th grade senior in a public high school and live in a town where over 95% of graduates go to college. Can I get away with not going? Spare the politeness and call out my 17-year-old naivete. Some lengthy text follows, sorry in advance. [more inside]
posted by aye on Aug 31, 2006 - 66 answers

What content and functionality makes a useful website for young people?

What websites do you(more specifically undergrads/20 somethings) find the most helpful, use the most frequently, and are most likely to share with your friends? [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba on Nov 7, 2005 - 10 answers

scholarships

Okay, this is probably going to come off as kinda pretentious, but has anyone ever dealt with winning TOO much scholarship money? [more inside]
posted by stray on May 25, 2005 - 10 answers

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