Adjusting to College
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  • 1. Adjusting to the Demands of College Competition studying Prioritizing New Responsibilities
  • 2. Classes, Work, and Play
    • There is a happy medium among getting an education, working hard, and having fun (e.g. having a social life and enjoying yourself in college)
    • If you work hard, you can play hard
    • College requires balance and putting certain demands into perspective
  • 3. Lots of Changes
    • Emotional adjustments
    • Social adjustments
    • Financial adjustments
    • Academic adjustments
  • 4. Emotional Adjustments
    • Many college students experience mixed emotions upon arriving on campus for the first time.
    • Students tend to have feelings of both excitement and nervousness
      • The idea of more freedom and fun are exciting, but the thought of having to take on new responsibilities can be a little intimidating
  • 5. Social Adjustments
    • It’s important to have social networks in college
    • Develop good relationships with your roommates and classmates
    • Join clubs and organizations that interest you
    • Join study groups
  • 6. Financial Adjustments
    • Be prepared to deal with money-management challenges (e.g. paying for tuition, room and board, spending money, campus involvement, etc).
    • Learn to manage your money wisely
  • 7.
    • Many college students get part-time jobs to help with their expenses.
      • Just make sure your job does not interfere with your studies if you choose to work.
    • Beware of credit card scams and overspending
      • It’s a good idea to only have one credit card with a low credit limit that you can pay off monthly.
    Financial Adjustments Cont’d
  • 8. Academic Adjustments
    • In college, there is even more competition for good grades than there was in high school
    • At times you will need to be competitive in order to succeed
    • You will need to dedicate more time for studying and prioritizing
  • 9. Critical Academic Adjustments
    • Assuming greater responsibility for your own learning
    • Being more open-minded and receptive to new (different) ideas
    • Doing lots of reading that you will be held accountable for
    • Adjusting to stiffer competition
    • Setting goals and working toward achieving them
    • Having and maintaining motivation
    • Developing time management skills
  • 10. Tips for Making Academic Adjustments
    • Don’t try to make these adjustments too quickly—it takes a while for the average student to adjust to college and the demands of college
    • Strive for balance and makes changes a little bit at a time
    • Make small changes and stick to them
    • Balance and consistency is key
  • 11. Being a Well-rounded Student
    • It is important to be well-rounded in order to get the most out of college
    • You need to have experiences that go beyond the classroom
    • Strive for more than just an impressive grade point average and a degree
    • Engage in extracurricular activities and sports, and participate in campus organizations
    • Do not limit yourself
  • 12. Characteristics of Well-rounded Students
    • Earn good grades and enjoy learning
    • Understand that learning and studying require effort and are willing to put forth that effort
    • Balance academics, work, and fun
    • Involvement in extracurricular activities
    • Goal oriented
    • Have strong networks of friends and family for support
    • Connect with faculty members
    • Enjoy being students
    • Have a variety of interests and hobbies
    • Take time for themselves
    • Budget time wisely
    • Take responsibility for actions
    • Take care of their health
    • Are help-seekers
  • 13. Things to Remember about Adjusting to the Demands of College
    • Transitioning to college means lots of change and adjustments, and requires balance.
    • You’ll have to adjust emotionally, socially, financially, domestically, and academically.
    • Well-rounded students take advantage of what their college has to offer both inside and outside of the classroom
    • Being a well-rounded student means more than just hitting the books