Ultimate Guide To Surviving Your First Year At College

This is how we did it when I was a freshman!

Your freshman year of college doesn’t have to be scary, in fact, it can be an incredibly liberating experience if done right! With no parents in sight and a campus full of potential friends and learning experiences, college can be some of your most memorable years. Our guide to helping you survive your first year at college is the ultimate list of essentials that will keep you from making some classic newbie mistakes. Leaving your parents for the first time and reinventing yourself is stressful enough, so why not make the most out of your first year?

Don’t Skip Class

Mom and dad are no longer around to check your bed for your unconscious sleeping body and the choice is essentially yours

It can be incredibly tempting at first to miss out on a few early morning classes here and there — especially when your professor hands over a syllabus where exams count for 90% of your grade. After all, mom and dad are no longer around to check your bed for your unconscious sleeping body and the choice is essentially yours. However, missing out on class can ultimately do more harm than good. You never know when your professor will sneak in a pop quiz or share some vital information for the final. After all, college is about higher education, so why miss out on that?

Back Up Everything!

You’ll be grateful for thinking ahead when your computer unexpectedly crashes and the Apple store can’t seem to figure out why

Technology has a bad habit of succumbing to destructive habits right before your end of the year term paper is due. To avoid the drama of failing or having to beg your professor for an extension, make sure to have backups of all of your work. You’ll be grateful for thinking ahead when your computer unexpectedly crashes and the Apple store can’t seem to figure out why.

Check Out Campus Club Meetings

Campus club meetings are a fantastic way to meet new friends

Campus club meetings are a fantastic way to meet new friends who have tons in common with you. Or, if you’re looking to broaden your horizons, join a club with an interest that you’re curious to learn more about. If all else fails and you can’t seem to find a club you fit into then at least you scored some free food that the club’s offer in the process!

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

College classes are meant to be challenging, so it’s ok to ask for help if you’re struggling with a class or classes

College classes are meant to be challenging, so it’s ok to ask for help if you’re struggling with a class or classes. Tutoring centers are a fantastic resource but when papers begin to really pile up, then essay writing services are your best bet. It is an easy way to keep up with all of your assignments without falling behind. Essay writers provide you with a plagiarism-free paper that will meet all of your necessary class requirements, including citation formats and works cited.

Final Thoughts

Congratulations! You’ve made your way into your freshman year!

Finally, realize that you’ve managed to make it this far into the college process and that is an accomplishment in itself. Through all of the applications, housing situations, and class schedule creations you’ve made your way into your freshman year. Now take this list with you and prepare to have an amazing year filled with loads of memorable experiences, term paper breakdowns, Greek life parties, and everything in between!

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