Getting Started

These articles will help you learn about college expectations:

Common Fears of Entering College
Students entering college bring with them a good many negative self-fulfilling prophecies . . . widespread fears and problems.

Read more:
http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/prospective/undergraduate_admissions/student_life_and_services/student_support/counseling_center/adjust.html


How To Adapt to Life in College Dorms
As you enter your first year of college, you are bound to encounter personal anxiety over the new place, new home, and new friends—don’t worry, you are not alone.

Read more:
http://www.howtodothings.com/education/a2248-how-to-adapt-to-life-in-college-dorms.html


Top 10 Reasons for Anxiety About Starting College
What follows are the top ten reasons for anxiety about starting in college, taken from a 1993 survey of 121 applicants for the position of orientation aide.

Read more:
http://www.leeuniversity.edu/counseling/self_help/college_adjustment.asp


College Relationships: Roommate tips for dorm life
The scene: Boxes are scattered all over the floor, contents spilling out. The closet is packed with clothes, and the rest are hanging on the bathroom shower rod. Stereos, televisions, CD storage boxes and computers crowd desktops, dressers and even the beds.

Read more:
http://www.iamnext.com/people/rmatedorm.html


College Survival Tips from Successful Students
A list of helpful hints.

Read more:
http://www.math.ohio-state.edu/counseling/college_survival_tips.html

College Expectations
A popular A student in her small high school, Katie started college expecting to ace her courses and be best friends with her two roommates. But things didn't turn out that way. Psych 101 - the course she thought would be a first-semester favorite - turned out to be a struggle. And her roommates were as different from Katie as the cafeteria's mystery meat was from her mom's pot roast.

Read more:
http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/college.html

College Survival
A lengthy list of helpful links.

Read more:
http://www.ehow.com/list_1007.html

Tips for Students with Disabilities to Increase College Success
Congratulations! You have decided to go to college - excellent decision. A college education can increase your opportunities for success. However, you will find the college learning environment different from that of high school. College is less structured and will require you to use more self-monitoring skills than you needed in high school. There will be no teachers or parents making decisions for you. Be prepared to face an increased level of academic competition and to have less contact with your professors. You will be the person responsible for your actions, your learning, your successes and your failures as a college student.

Read more:
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/survival.html
College Survival Tips - Making the Transition
The jump to college can be stressful. You're leaving behind your school, friends, family, and home, and going off to explore a new place, make new friends, learn new things, and set your own priorities.

Read more:
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/college-success/963.html
The Not-the-13th-Grade Page
A free online guide to college success.

Read more:
http://webhost.bridgew.edu/jhayesboh/NOT13TH/not13th.htm

College Survival Tips
Some helpful tips.

Read more:
http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/home_pages/crimando/jcsurviv5.htm
College Survival Vocabulary
Keys words that are helpful in understanding and preparing for college.

Read more:
http://bellevuecollege.edu/catalog/vocabulary/
College Survival Guide: Your First Year on Campus
In the flurry of activity that accompanies the first few weeks of college, it is often easy to overlook some of the basic personal concerns, such as health, safety, security and comfort.

Read more:
http://www3.lehigh.edu/studentlife/guide/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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