Everything I Wish I Knew When I Started College, by a 2020 Grad

Meet and form relationships with your professors, (yes, even if it means reaching out over Zoom).

You can still be successful without having your entire week, semester, or the next four years planned out.

  • Be open and willing to adapt and change things up every once in a while. While it’s good to have some sort of idea about the classes you want to take next semester, or what day you need to start studying for that exam in order to get an A, if you try to over-plan, chances are you will end up in panic-mode, which takes you nowhere but backward.
  • So much of the next few months is up in the air due to COVID, which means that most of the world has been forced to embrace this feeling of rolling with the punches. Use this to your advantage, because if anything, crazy COVID times should encourage you to take a step back, relax, and try not to worry about everything going exactly as you wanted or intended it to.

Prioritize your health, both physical and mental.

Take the time to understand your tuition bill, and apply to scholarships!

Don’t feel like you need to join a club, organization, etc, just because the people around you are doing it.

Lastly, set aside time to step outside of your college “bubble”.



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