5 Tips For Surviving Your Freshman Year

Eve Sherrill York By Eve Sherrill York, 12th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/230lcf4_/
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Tips on how to get through your first year of college. Ideas on how to get your bearings.


Your freshman year is a memorable time that is unlike any other time in your college experience. It is a whole new world and can be the cause of some anxiety and emotions you probably did not expect to experience. Here are some tips to help you through this time:

1. Fully embrace this unique time-

This is a very unique time in your life and one you won't have again. Be aware that you are not the only one, other freshmen feel the same way you do. Try to break out of your shell and enjoy this time with all it's possibilities. Trying new things now is a great idea because the following years of college you will probably be more busy and not able to experience things as you can now. Take full advantage of new opportunities, meeting new people and trying new things.

2. Meet the professors

Getting to know your professors can make your first year much easier. This is a great opportunity for you to make a good first impression and to get a feel for what the class will be like. Your first meeting will probably remain in the back of the professor's mind so make the best of it. Meet them during their office hours and make it count. Have some questions ready about the class. Visiting with them every so often through out the year to touch bases and get feedback is a good idea too. You might learn something about your progress that can be of value.

3. Don't overwhelm yourself

During this transitional period it is a good idea not to take the toughest classes. Take intro classes that are interesting but be sure they are manageable. If the class is interesting you will be more apt to get up and be there for each class. You might make your early week days more busy and give yourself a break later in the week.

4. Keep in the loop with family and friends-

Being homesick is common among college freshmen. Displaying familiar items around your living space will help you to dispell these feelings. Ofcourse it is important for you to make connections at school but family and friends are important too. Especially if you are having a bad time or feeling homesick. They may be feeling some anxiety also. Find some hobbies or activities to take up spare time and make it a habit to set aside time each week to communicate with family and friends.

5..Be careful with your money-

Budgeting your money is very important as you break out on your own. Your first time away from home you are almost expected to have some financial issues. Even if you are sure you have accounted for every expense there will be something you didn't expect. But if you avoid any unnecessary costs and fees these issues can be eliminated. Don't use your scholarship money unless you absolutely have to and utilize such mobile apps as BillGuard, Mint or Spending Tracker to budget and track your expenses.


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13th May 2015 (#)

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
20th May 2015 (#)

Excellent post, i learned something. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
21st May 2015 (#)

Oh good. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

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