by Hannah Ramusevic
The closer you get to the end of your high school careers, the more excited you might be getting to finally be done and to start college in the fall. I myself am finishing my second semester at college, and there is definitely a lot to be excited about. Here is some advice to keep in mind as you determine where you are going in the fall and to hopefully make your transition to college easier:
- It’s definitely important to pick a school that meets your academic needs, but more importantly, if you can’t see yourself living there and making friends, then you shouldn’t pick that school. Remember, as important as academics are, you ultimately are going to be living at whatever school you choose, so you need to feel comfortable in your environment.
- There are going to be times when you’re alone. And that isn’t to say you won’t make friends or have people to hang out with on the weekends. I’m also not talking about the independent living aspect of college (doing laundry, groceries, etc). I’m talking about the weird schedules that don’t line up with your friends’, so you have to eat alone some days. Or the weird times in between classes where you can’t go back to your dorm so you do work in the library/sitting outside on a nice day. Sometimes you’ll feel alone/lonely and that’s okay.
Just remember that college isn’t just about academics, and remember to have some fun! It really is an exciting time, so I hope my advice helps and stays with you as you make your decisions!