Dealing with the nervous feeling of going back to school is one thing; however when you plan on attending college those feelings of nervousness are even more so than any other year in school. Whether you are 18 or 40 going to college for the first time can be one of the most nerve racking experiences of your life; however it does not have to be! As a current college junior I am writing this article to help new freshman deal with the nervous feelings of going to college for the first time.
Going to college for the first time is often nerve racking since you are starting out from scratch with an entirely new group of people. Making friends in this day and age is easier than ever with the social networking www.facebook.com; you can meet many new friends which will make that first day even easier.
2. Contact Current Students
Contacting current students will allow you to gain some useful tips about the college or university you are attending; you can also make a new friend in the process! Many current students would be willing to talk with you about the college.
3. Dating Pool
If you are single and looking for a relationship then college is one of the best places for you. The dating pool is broad and expansive which should make anyone excited to go to college for the first time.
4. Talk to Parents
If your parents attended college they may the best people to talk to about some fun college experience stories. College is all about the experience if you have nervous feelings the best way to get rid of them is to get excited to attend.
5. Clothes Shopping
College students have many different styles; unlike high school individuality is really embraced as students try to find themselves. Going back to school clothes shopping can replace those nervous feelings with excitement!
6. Don’t Sweat Classes
If you think your first day of classes may require 6 hours of studying per class you may be right, but the work is a lot more interesting than high school related work.
7. Email Teachers Ahead of Time
If you are really nervous about the classes or the level of difficult that they will entail then your best bet is to email the professors. Emailing the professors not only shows you have passion for the class, but it will allow them to learn your name before classes.
8. Visit Campus
College campuses can be huge and if you have classes that are 15 minutes apart you may be nervous about making it to class on time the first day. Visit the campus a few times before attending to understand the layout, and become more comfortable with the campus.
9. School Supply Shopping
I am always nervous about attending my first class without the proper school supplies for the class, once I went to an advanced class without a pencil and felt very awkward asking for one. Go back to school shopping and pack beforehand, very similar to high school and the lower grades.
10. Make Sure Your Cell Phone Has Service At The College
Almost all college students are nervous there first few days, having a cell phone that works well allows you to contact your family if you are having a hard time. The nervous feelings will eventually go away, but having a proper cell phone will allow you to connect with your family while you are away, or to even ask a friend where a class is.