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TRANSITIONING INTO COLLEGE

Perhaps you were form captain in high school. You could have graduated in the top percentile of your graduating class; perhaps you were even valedictorian. Actually, it doesn’t really matter what you did in high school as you make the transition to college. High school success (or lack of it) doesn’t automatically apply to college.

You start college with a clean academic slate, along with a lot of independence and a myriad of critical decisions as you begin the transition into adulthood. The decisions that you make and the actions you take during this first semester of college will have a major impact on the rest of your college experience.

Some suggest that one in every four college students leaves before obtaining a degree or complete their college education at a different institution.

But wait! Do not be scared or lose any of the joy, excitement, and anticipation you feel about going to college. Quite the opposite.  There are  many of the tools, skills, and habits you can develop to help you succeed in college as well in your future career as well.

The first few weeks on campus are extremely critical for all new students. It is during this time that you make critical decisions that will have an effect on the rest of your life. Whatever you do, be sure to be yourself and try to enjoy your college experience as much as possible. Expect to feel some stress, but don’t let the issues wear you down

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