The transition high school to college can be very difficult. There are a lot of things about college that they don’t really prepare you for when you’re in high school, like the work load and the number of tests in just one week. The teachers don’t care about you attending the class either way the lesson will get taught without you and most of the teachers do not go back over a review things in the lesson that they taught the day before.
It is up to you to wake up on time and get to class and it is up to you to get everything that you missed if you do just so happen to miss class that day. Some people see college as a get away from home or a place to just come and party all the time, but truth be told college is so much more than that. Sure, when you’re in college you can have more freedom but it’s all about what you do with that freedom is what counts. College can be scary but it’s all about what you make of it.
Here are some tips to help you when trying to adapt to the college life.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with trying to make friends but make sure that you aren’t changing yourself to fit in with others. College is full of potential life-long friends, and if you don’t find them they will come to you. In college, you have the chance to find yourself if you haven’t already, the number of friends that you have or make shouldn’t determine the way you feel about yourself. It’s okay everyone has something that is a little different about them, it’s just the way that we were made.
You don’t want to look back on your college days when you get older and all you can say is the only thing that you did in college was go to class and study. There are plenty of things to do in college, from joining an athletic team to writing for the school newspaper. If you have dreams of joining a sorority or a fraternity, go for it.
That’s a brotherhood or sisterhood for life, and they will help the time go by in college from the different activities that they get involved in. Community service also is a way to get involved and it looks good on your resumes when you apply for you career job when you graduate. You don’t want to regret your college experience.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
There are plenty of people on your campus that are willing to help you with whatever you need help with. If you didn’t understand the lecture or the lesson that day don’t be afraid to go talk to the professor during their office hours, I’m sure they would be glad to help.
Every campus has a writing center and a library, don’t be afraid to use them because they are there to help you. Campus police are there as well to help you with issues that you may have outside of the academic realm, such as if you are feeling threatened or bullied. Consider the help on your campus as your friends, they want to see you succeed just as much as you do.
Now that you know some tips to help survive college, don’t be afraid to use them.