EDGE Alumni College Resources

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College can be a tumultuous and nerve-wracking time! But there’s no need to fear. Through this page, you’ll be able to access all the tips and tricks you need to navigate this process. So, how does this work?

Every two weeks, on our Wish-I-Knew Wednesdays, we will be blogging about key things you’ll need to know about college. Some of our very own EDGE Alumni will break everything down, give advice, and share their experiences just for you! We’ll also post our College Social Media Takeovers, so you can get a firsthand taste at what it’s like to be in college.

But wait—there’s more! We want to hear YOUR voice. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for us, we encourage you to leave a message for us in the comments

Exploring Public and Private Schools

By EDGE Alumni | January 23, 2020

Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource blog! There are a lot of options when it comes to higher education, and today, three of our alumni will be discussing the differences between public and private schools. Today’s bloggers are Chloe Gentile-Montgomery, 2015 EDGE alum and current student at Santa Clara University, Raquel Mendoza, 2014 EDGE…

Working on my Fitness: Mental & Physical Health on Campus

By EDGE Alumni | January 3, 2020

Welcome to your first EDGE College Resource post of 2020! No matter what your goals are in the New Year, we will be there to support you all the way! Today, two of our OUTSTANDING alumni will be writing about mental and physical health on campus. Today’s bloggers are Melanie Sam, 2016 EDGE alum and…

To B.A. or Not to B.A.: A Guide to Undergraduate Degrees

By EDGE Alumni | December 12, 2019

EDGE Alumni Kelsey MacIlvaine and Danae Griffin share words of wisdom about the undergraduate degrees. Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource Blog! Today’s topic: B.A. and B.S. degrees. Join us as we break down undergraduate degrees for you!

Staying the Course: Navigating School Transfers

By EDGE Alumni | November 21, 2019

Welcome back to the EDGE College Resource Blog! Transferring is a great way to save money on your education, but it can also be a confusing process to navigate – read on for information about transferring between colleges, and transferring from a Community College to a 4-Year Institution. Today’s bloggers are Jocelyne Alva, USC graduate…

AP and IB Courses

By EDGE Alumni | November 6, 2019

Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource Blog! Read on for helpful information about advanced courses for high school students!
Today’s bloggers are LeeAnn Patrick, a 2009 EDGE Alumni and UCLA graduate, and Camille Erskine, a high school science teacher and UCSD graduate.
What are APs and IBs?
Camille: AP stands for Advanced Placement course, and they are administered by the college board.

Community Colleges and Trade Schools

By EDGE Alumni | October 2, 2019

Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource Blog! Read on for helpful information about community colleges and trade schools! Today’s blogger is John Horne, 2014 EDGE alumni and current student at Merritt College. What are Community Colleges and Trade Schools, and why are they important? Trade schools offer hands-on, career-specific training. While you will have…

Breaking Down California’s Public Universities

By EDGE Alumni | September 18, 2019

Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource Blog! Today’s topic: California’s Public Universities. Join us as we break down the UC and CSU systems for you! Today’s bloggers are Kelsey MacIlvaine, 2005 EDGE alumni and Humboldt State University graduate, and LeeAnn Patrick, 2009 EDGE alumni and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate.

What’s Up With SAT & ACT Testing?

By EDGE Alumni | August 28, 2019

Welcome back to Wish-I-Knew Wednesday! Today’s article has some insight on SAT and ACT testing. Today’s bloggers are Raquel Mendoza, an 2014 EDGE Alumni currently attending Notre Dame de Namur University, and Daniel Shinners, a UCLA graduate and SAT tutor. What is your personal experience with this topic? Raquel: I took both the SAT and…

Move-In Day Hacks

By EDGE Alumni | August 14, 2019

It’s our first ever Wish-I-Knew Wednesday, and we’ve got some tips and tricks to help prepare you for college move-in day! Today’s bloggers are Melanie Sam, 2016 EDGE alumna and rising sophomore at Santa Clara University, and Antoinette Swanson, 2012 EDGE alumna and graduate of Fordham University. What’s the first day like?  What’s the environment?…

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