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Put the Stud in Studying - Study Tips for College Students

Last update on Feb. 11, 2016.

College Study Tips


Most college students find college to be a bit more academically challenging than high school. This isn’t usually a problem for students who have developed good study habits and styles. But, for the student who struggled in some areas in high school or the student who was lucky enough not to have to study too hard, college can bring new challenges. Don’t worry, Calvary Bible College has put together this list of study tips that will help you concentrate better, find the best place to study, take better notes, study faster and more effectively, and hopefully ace most ...

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How to Choose a College Major

Last update on Feb. 2, 2016.

Choosing a College Major


Choosing a major. If nothing seems to be calling your name, it may seem like a daunting task to decide what you want to do with THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. But, don’t stress. First of all, most colleges don’t require you to declare a major until sophomore year. That gives you some time to explore, investigate, contemplate, and learn about areas of interest. Calvary Bible College put together some helpful tips for choosing a college major.

Choosing a College Major Is Not a Life or Death Decision

Studies show that most students change majors three times and ...

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17 Tips for Surviving Freshman Year at College

Last update on Jan. 26, 2016.

College Freshman

College is exciting, fun, nerve-wracking, challenging, scary, and a whole lot more. No matter who you are, you’re probably a little nervous about your freshman year. That’s completely normal. That’s why the team at Calvary Bible College has put together this list of tips for college freshmen. From social life, to academics, to health, these tips will help you get through your freshman year with flying colors and a bit of school spirit:

Get Involved - Go to every orientation. You may feel awkward, but the best way to get over that is to start meeting new people ...

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17 Handy Health & Wellness Tips for College Students

Last update on Feb. 11, 2016.

Health Tips for College


For the average student, college requires lots of studying, late nights, worry, and stress. Thanks goodness this is all balanced out by fun, camaraderie, friends, and freedom. There’s an old saying “Grades, fun, sleep...pick two.” Being away from home for the first time, it’s easy to overdo the fun and the studying and sacrifice the sleep. Eventually, it may catch up with you and your body becomes susceptible to sickness. Combine that with the fact that you are sharing your space (classrooms, dorms, etc.) with thousands of other students and germs, and it’s almost inevitable. To ...

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Content with God's Provision

Last update on Jan. 22, 2016.

Content with God's Provision

I'm reading a book, which as I get older I find myself reading more, titled The Choice. It's a great little book of only 115 pages, but there is much information packed into it. As I was finishing a chapter, I read a prayer attributed to St. Augustine, which really challenged me to search my soul.


Such, O my soul, are the miseries that attend on riches. They are gained with toil and kept with fear. They are enjoyed with danger and lost with grief. It is hard to be saved if we have them; and impossible if ...

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Calvary Bible College Undergraduate Degree Programs Guide

Last update on Jan. 7, 2016.

Choosing a degree program doesn’t have to be a daunting task. How are you supposed to know what you want to do for the rest of your life? First, take a deep breath. Now, start looking at your options. If you’re considering a Bible college like Calvary, you have a heart for God and that’s where you start! Consider how God has wired you and the direction He may be leading you. Read further to discover what majors we offer and see if anything piques your interest.

A Christian Education

At Calvary Bible College, our courses provide ...

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Prepping for College: A Timeline for High School Students

Last update on Dec. 23, 2015.

College Prep Timeline

You’re in high school now, but college is just around the corner. Think of high school as a four-year audition. What can and should you be doing now to help prepare yourself for college? Calvary Bible College has put together this checklist, using various sources including Peterson’s as well as articles from US News and World Report to make sure you’re on the right path and not missing anything important or timely. Follow the list by school year to make sure you’re prepared when the time comes to apply to colleges.

Freshman Year Tips

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28 Things to Look for in a College

Last update on Dec. 11, 2015.

So you’re looking at colleges and trying to compare them to help you decide which one is the right fit for you. What criteria should you use to decide? At Calvary Bible College, we know it’s not always an easy decision and we want to help you make the right decision. That may be us, or it may not be. So we put together this list of things to look for when deciding which college to attend.

We break these criteria down into three categories: Financial, Academic, and Social. Take a look at each one and decide which ...

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Ways to Pay for College, Plus an Alternative to Student Loans

Last update on Nov. 23, 2015.

Ways to Pay for College, Plus an Alternative to Student Loans

The cost of college today is astronomical. What can you do to help make it more affordable? Calvary Bible College has some helpful tips we’ve put together to help get loans, grants and scholarships, and also to help you pay for college while you’re attending. 

Three Sources for Money for College

Financial aid comes in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study jobs. There are three basic sources where you can get aid:


  1. Government (Federal and State) - Government loans are a good source for money. The government has access to the largest pool of financial aid dollars ...

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Bible College vs. Traditional College - What’s the Difference?

Last update on Oct. 13, 2015.

Bible College vs. Traditional College - What’s the Difference?

If you have questions about the difference between attending Bible college or a traditional college, Calvary Bible College is here to help! We’ll outline the significant differences between each, giving you the opportunity to decide for yourself which college best suits your needs.

Core Curriculum

Bible colleges typically integrate biblical studies and Christian courses into the core curriculum of every major, while traditional colleges will only include biblical studies into majors that are directly related to religion or theology. For example, an individual seeking a marketing degree at a traditional college may not be required to take any religion ...

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