The move to college can be a major adjustment

The move to college - .,a foreignenvironment,, ., h

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The move to college can be a major adjustment. In addition to tougher coursework, a  foreign environment, and a dramatic new level of independence, some of the biggest obstacles a new college  freshman will face have practical solutions. As with any new challenge, the old Boy Scout credo of “be prepared”  holds true once again. From fighting homesickness, to being prepared for a medical situation, to getting to know and learn from people  whom are different than you, college gives you a chance to really shine. Indeed, no one said the transition to  adulthood would be easy, but when you learn  how to prepare for college , you also learn how to prepare for life as an  adult. Here are some helpful tips and advice that address fairly universal challenges that freshman often encounter, and  ones that will teach you how to prepare for college adjustments. Prepare for College Dorm Life For most freshman, going to college will mark the first time they will be spending a considerable amount of time away  from the comfortable confines of home and loved ones. It helps to know that your family is also going through the  same situation. While you  prepare for college dorm life  and are making plans for your new home, your parents are  likely making plans to turn your old room into a “guest room” where they will only “occasionally” charge rent to  boarders who would like to “stay” there. All joking aside, your relationships with friends and family are special, but those relationships didn’t build themselves.  You had a lot to do with that. An essential way to prepare for college is to start by giving yourself some credit; you are  an interesting and unique person who will be surrounded by thousands of other interesting and unique people.  Another way to help prepare for college is to know that you should, and will likely want to, get out and meet people.  Just about every college or university has a many different student organizations comprised of people with common 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course BUSINESS 151 taught by Professor Business during the Spring '11 term at Virginia College.

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