Adjusting to college life can be difficult for students transitioning from high school, and even for those who are older students. While there may be some bumps along the way, here are 10 things to help make the transition easier once you’re on campus.
MAINTAIN A COLLEGE BUDGET
While students and parents are aware of the upfront costs of college, you should also be cognizant of hidden costs. Keeping a record of all expenditures will force you to be accountable for extracurricular spending, including clothes shopping and nights out with friends.
GET ALONG WITH ROOMMATES
One of the major transitions for many college students is adjusting to sharing a small space with other people. Roommates may be able to avoid issues if ground rules are set from the beginning. Having conversations about cleaning schedules or having friends over can ensure roommates are on the same page.
BE PROACTIVE ABOUT FIGHTING COLLEGE STRESS
There are many things that can pressure new college students: making friends, doing well in class, and enhancing their résumé, to name a few. But as a college freshman, you may be able to alleviate some of this stress by getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, or finding counseling services on campus.
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