According to the dictionary, a College/University is defined as a
What the dictionary fails to mention is all of the hardships and fun students face along the way. College promises to be the best time of your life, but also one of the most difficult. We asked college students to share their valuable advice about adjusting to a new place with new faces, rules and expectations. Here is what they said:
Think you are ready for the real world? Think again. Corinne Simon, a student at Juniata College located in Huntingdon, Pa., and a graduate of York Catholic High School, has learned that there is so much more to being an adult than just independence.
“I have learned that I actually knew nothing about being an adult in high school. College forces you to grow up because you don’t have your parents there to constantly remind you to do homework, go to class, etc.,” said Simon, class of 2016.
Her advice to new freshmen? Take it all in stride and do not lose hope
“Remember that it WILL be hard in the beginning, but once you get settled in, it will be the best years of your life,” said Simon in an email.
College is a time for self-discovery and self-mastery. No idea how to accomplish that? Do not sweat it because you will figure it out. Daniel Pyle, a student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, or UMBC for short, who just completed his first year of college, gained more confidence in himself and his abilities.