Tag: first-year students

How to Prepare for College During the Last Days of Summer

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The end of summer and your first semester of college is coming faster than you think. Follow these tips to make sure you aren't behind before the school year even starts. read more

A First-Year's Summer Checklist for Preparing for College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Preparing for your first year of college now will save you both time and stress in the long run. Here's everything you should do this summer to get ready for freshman year! read more

The First Week of College With Mental Illness: Expectations vs. Reality

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The transition to college can be bumpy for anyone, but going through it with mental illness can seem impossible. Here's how to combat first-week anxiety. read more

Life With Your New Roommate: How to Prepare

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Otterbein University

Living with a roommate can be a lot of fun but also pretty challenging. Here's what you can do to break the ice with your new college roomie and get ready for dorm life together. read more

Q&A With Emily: Packing for College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, McKendree University

Question: How do I know I packed everything I need for college? read more

Pre-College Prep: How to Get Ready for Your First Semester

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Whether you're excited, nervous, or both, there are a lot of things to do before you start your first year of college. Here's how to prepare so you feel more comfortable and prepared on move-in day. read more

Fun Ways to Prepare for Your Freshman Year of College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College-bound students have right to be enthusiastic--and a little nervous--about their future. Here's how to channel all that energy into ways to get ready for your freshman year. read more

The Truth About Freshman Year of College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Clemson University

Georgia was known as the girl who had her life together in high school. In college, she felt like it was a totally different story. Here's how she handled homesickness, switching majors, and other common first-year struggles. Spoiler: she loves college now! read more

3 Tips to Help First-Year Students with Homesickness

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

If you're feeling a little homesick, here are three ways to turn your college into your home away from home! read more