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When You're In College, These Tips Will Come In Handy

Jun 25

When You're In College, These Tips Will Come In Handy

Going to college is an exiting time for students and their parents. However, it may also seem a bit overwhelming. There is a lot of work that goes into applying and going to college. Use the tips in this article to help ease the stress of going to college.

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Bring all necessary test materials with you on test day. If you forget necessities, you might feel nervous and not do as well. The teachers often don't lend items out, so you have to bring everything with you.

 

Do not fall into the credit card company's tricks where they give you a credit card. These cards have high interest rates, and they aim to prey on college students who have no money. There are many instances in which college student's default on these cards because they understandably have no money to pay them back.

 

Consider living on campus even if you go to school close to home. Not only will you miss a lot of things going on, but you may miss out on your first opportunity to live on your own and make your own financial and social decisions. If you can possibly afford it, live in a dorm.

 

Take the bus to school. You are going to find that it is not much longer to sit on the bus on the way to school. Besides, you will not have to waste time looking for a parking spot. You don't have to pay for gas and parking passes. This is also your way of saving the environment.

 

When you are planning your schedule, do your best to refrain from scheduling classes that are too early in the morning or too late at night. These classes can be very difficult, as you will often miss these classes due to the time. Schedule classes back to back in the middle of the day.

 

If you will be going to college in another state or will live in a dorm, figure out if having a car is really ideal. If the area is highly populated, free parking may be at a premium. The cost of your car and a parking spot can be too high for a student.

 

One of the things that you should do when you enter college is to get acquainted the area around your college. This means find the best restaurants, supermarkets and bars in your area. An understanding of the place that you live in can help you feel more comfortable during your stay.

 

If you are unsure about which major to choose, use your first two years of college to take a wide variety of courses in addition to your core courses. You may find yourself interested in things you might otherwise never have considered. An eclectic course of study gives you greater insight into possible career choices.

 

As stated above, going to college is both an exiting and overwhelming time for the student and their family. For the best chance at success in applying for and attending college, it is important to take it seriously, yet enjoy the experience at the same time. Use the tips in the article above to do both.