5 Tips For Incoming College Freshman
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5 Tips For Incoming College Freshman

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5 Tips For Incoming College Freshman

It's almost the end of the summer, and that can only mean one thing: time to go back to school. This can be both exciting and terrifying for everyone, but especially for people who are about to enter their freshman year of college. Here are a few tips for the newly graduated high schoolers:

1. Attend orientation and welcome week events.

These events might be cliché, but they're a great way to meet new people, and going to freshman events usually results in getting lots of free stuff, from t-shirts to gift cards.

2. Don't slack off.

It can be so easy to lose track of things and become unorganized when you enter college for the first time, but don't let that happen - be on top of things and remember that college, as fun as it is, means double the effort because of how much harder it is than high school.

3. Find the right group of friends.

College is a time when you will be away from home, and your friends become your new family. Find the people who are worth your time - the ones you can go out and have fun with but who will also motivate you to be the best you can be.

4. Learn to spend wisely.

People aren't joking when they call themselves "broke college students," because it is definitely the truth. Be careful about what you spend or else you'll get to the point where your card will decline (and yes, I'm saying this from experience).

5. Make the most of it.

Freshman year is such a wonderful experience, and it is basically a fresh start after high school. Take advantage of this new chapter of your life and make it a year worth remembering.

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