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Inside College Admissions

We work with thousands of students each year as they go through the college search process. We know it can be a stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Luther’s Inside College Admissions blog covers many topics. Campus visits, applying for college, getting financial aid, and preparing to arrive at college—to name a few. Browse for tips, ideas, and reassurance. We’re here to help!


Every incoming college student experiences some anxiety and anticipation when it comes to living with a new roommate. This post shares some tips on how to help make it a smooth transition.

April 22, 2022

Get some tips on how to make your college essay connect with admissions counselors in a real and meaningful way.

March 24, 2022

The feelings many of us face on Sunday night often reflect our responsibilities for the next day, whether it's related to work or school. Get some helpful tips on how to balance your time to make it an easier transition.

March 3, 2022

Being a college student will give you more independence but it also means that you’ll do some routine things all on your own. Read this post to learn how a situation like eating alone in the cafeteria can feel awkward at first but in the end may present more benefits than you’d expect.

February 18, 2022

Are you feeling a little anxious about how to make friends at college? This post describes some simple ways for you to have fun and meet new people.

January 4, 2022

Learn how to anticipate potential holiday stressors and why a little self-care goes a long way when it comes to maintaining good mental health.

December 17, 2021

College will introduce new perspectives, languages, and activities. Read this post to discover ways you can make a smooth transition into a diverse learning community.

December 9, 2021

In addition to academics, there are a lot of valuable opportunities in college to expand your skills and knowledge for your resume. Read this post to learn how.

November 19, 2021

Read this post to find out what they are, how to set them, and why they are crucial to maintaining relationships with your friends.

November 2, 2021

What are the key attributes of a high quality college essay? Read this post to learn about some tips that can take your essay from good to great!

October 26, 2021