Success Tips for Freshmen

Have you just completed for rigorous years of high school, graduated, and are looking forward to attending your chosen university in the fall? Congratulations are in order! Graduation is an exciting time filled with cheer, memories and family moments together. It can also be filled with anxiety about all the changes that are about to be upon you as you move away from home and move into a college dorm this fall. Take these basic recommendations from the professional college admissions counselors to ensure your first semester in college is a huge success.

While you’ll most likely be spending a good deal of the summer working, take the time to begin planning for your first semester. If you have been paired with a roommate, reach out to them and connect before the semester actually starts. You’ll avoid those first few awkward moments in the dorm room. Decide who will bring which shared items for the dorm room. Check with the university housing policy page on the university’s website to see what restrictions are in place on items allowed in dorm rooms. Start making a packing list of items for the fall. Dorm space is limited, so make your choices wisely. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select a pair of comfortable, stylish shoes for campus from the terrific selection available from Clarks.

College is a time of exploration, growth and learning. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to other students that are from backgrounds that differ from yours.  Check out the multitude of clubs and organizations available on campus and attend guest lectures and campus events. The more engaged you are, the more attached you will feel to campus and the better you’ll ultimately perform. The goal is to develop time management skills where you can excel in your classes, enjoy new friends and remained committed to your part time job. It’s a balancing act and truly a challenge for nearly every incoming freshman. Best of  luck to you as you embark on four fun and growth filled years!

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