Five Tips For Better Freshman Year Survival

1 Be Disciplined

Discipline in your life takes you to greater heights. So try to bring in a certain amount of discipline in your everyday activity. Get yourself into an orderly style of living your day-to-day routine (like wake up hours, preparation time everyday, extra-curricular activity on a regular basis and so on). Your main aim at this point of time is to work hard and get the best possible grades. Devote your energy and resources towards this end.

2 Get Involved In College Activities

One more way of surviving your freshman year in college is to keep yourself mentally active. The best and most healthy way of implementing this is to actively participate in your college club activities, sororities or sports teams. Apart from other advantages, this will keep you constantly engaged and will lessen the moments of your home sickness.

3 Attend Orientations

This is the most important tip that I suggest to all new students going into college. Attend your orientations over the summer. This gives you the opportunity to meet your future classmates and know more about them. Attending orientations also gives you the golden opportunity to start getting comfortable with the campus.

4 Get Organized

College life needs to be taken a lot more seriously than your school life. It is here that you are building a strong foundation for a successful future. Be more organized in your approach towards studying.

5 Learn To Seek Help

You must get to know your academic advisor in a proper manner. This person happens to be the most precious resource at your hand. With the able guidance of the academic advisor, all your issues pertaining to your course conflicts, changing courses, deciding on your subject of specialization, etc., can be handled in an amazingly easy manner to the best of your interests. Never hesitate to go for professional help when you think you are in need of it.

You are at college as a result of your hard work at school and the efforts and prayers of your loved ones. Do not leave any stone unturned in laying your groundwork for a successful college career. Try to survive your freshman year in the best possible manner.
Have fun as well as learn as much as you can and get the most from your college life and you will be able to look back at your freshman year with a smile later in life.

Education coach and mentor Tanya Knight help parents, students and adult learners successfully prepare, enter and graduate from the college of their choice. Visit to get her free eBook Top 10 Simple Secrets to Getting into the College of Your Choice and for the full version of this article.

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