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Useful Tips To Ease The Transition From High School To College

Embrace being nervous

Friends that you made in high school may be going to different schools, that’s just how life goes. You will be in a new environment, but don’t worry, because life has a lot of new and exciting things in store for you! Step out of your comfort zone! In order to do that, join clubs and organizations that interest you, and you’ll meet so many amazing and people who share the same passions as you.

Friends that you made in high school may be going to different schools, that’s just how life goes. You will be in a new environment, but don’t worry, because life has a lot of new and exciting things in store for you! Step out of your comfort zone! In order to do that, join clubs and organizations that interest you, and you’ll meet so many amazing and people who share the same passions as you.

It’s possible to have a social life and do well at school!

Take advantage of that calendar app on your phone or a planner and keep track of all assignment deadlines and exam dates. This way, you have an idea about how to get ahead on readings and assignments. Plus it will help reduce procrastination-based stress, allowing more time in the future for hanging out with friends or going to a club meeting.

Allow yourself to make mistakes

After all, we learn from our mistakes. Take advantage of your time during first year and second year and take electives that you may be interested in to form your future path of study. If you didn’t do well on an assignment or exam, don’t fret! Your school has a lot of resources (i.e. peer tutoring) that can help you get back on your feet quickly.

Managing and reducing stress

You might find it challenging to go from having ample parental support to creating your own structure and self-discipline. With all the fun and temptation to party coupled with the looser structure of classes, you may find yourself cramming, pulling all-nighters, and struggling to keep up. This inevitably causes a lot of stress. So, stay organized, commit to regular exercise, get enough sleep, and stay positive!

Have grit!

We go to college or university to follow our interests and develop our abilities. Just because you’re not doing well in one class doesn’t mean it is the end of the world. Find your passion, continue to work towards your goals day in and day out, persevere when times are tough, and never ever give up, because the rewards are sweet!


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