Nearly 33% of college freshmen drop out of college – or switch schools – before making it to their sophomore year. Fewer than half of all freshmen graduate from college at all. Now, admittedly, it’s been more than a few years since I was a freshman in college, but Dean Tsouvalas, StudentAdvisor’s editor-in-chief, nails it on the head with his guest blog post at TrackAhead.com on 5 tips for surviving freshman year.
My favorite? “Understand that you will feel overwhelmed.” It’s about this time of the school year that freshman start to see their grades coming back (which aren’t always what they expect), their summer savings dwindle, and they still haven’t quite found the right group of friends. It’s okay. When you embrace the feeling of being overwhelmed, think about the resources at your fingertips. Academic advisors and career services are a great place to start.
What are your best tips to keep from being overwhelmed during your freshman year?
Read more at TrackAhead.com: 5 Ways to Survive Your Freshman Year