Before you know it, you’ll be trading your swimsuits and BBQ’s for college hoodies and football games and headed to college. Everyone will give you advice about what to do when you get there and how to survive. But, here are 4 things I wish someone would have told me before I started college.
1. Getting dressed for class doesn’t make you a goofy freshman; it makes you stand out. Seriously. People will take notice if you show up looking put together more than if you look like you just rolled out of bed.
2. It’s OK if you don’t know what you want to study right now. Everyone will ask you “what’s your major?” Don’t panic if you don’t know. Most people don’t know. That’s what GE’s are for.
3. Wait to buy your textbooks until the first day. Your professor might change the text at the last minute OR you might decide that Intro to Histology is. not. for. you. Waiting till the first day will ensure that you are not spending precious money on books you don’t need.
4. Relax. College is challenging, foreign, nerve-wracking, and exciting all at once. Just take a deep breath and enjoy the ride. Before you know it, it will be time to graduate.