What to Expect During Your First Year in College

Heading off to college can be an exciting, but overwhelming, experience. The people, the classes, the dorm room – everything is completely new. Who better to divulge what they wish they had known before setting foot on campus than actual upperclassmen?

We posted the question, What do you wish you had known before your freshman year? Find out what they had to say about what to expect during your first year in college

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“I wish I knew that it’s your responsibility to know due dates and hold yourself accountable for attending class.”

 

What to Expect During Your First Year in College

 

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“I wish I knew that everything is so expensive! Saving money and spending it wisely is key.”

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“What to expect during your first year in college? I wish I knew that you’re still bound to have fun no matter how much work you have or how serious things get. You’re going to have people there to pick you up and get you smiling again.”  

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“I wish I knew what I actually needed to bring to school.  I brought way too many things that I did not need.”

 

What to Expect During Your First Year in College

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“I wish I had known that there are SO many cool unadvertised opportunities for students to get involved in, so I should have thoroughly browsed the school website!”

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“I wish I had known about all the scholarship opportunities that are available.”

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Have any more questions or concerns about starting your new journey in college? Shoot us a tweet or leave a comment below.

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  1. Denise Caldwell says:

    When should I buy my books? Should I wait until first day of class to see what books we will actually be using?

    • The College Juice says:

      Hi Denise! That’s up to your discretion. The textbooks listed on the bookstore website for your courses were handpicked by your professors, but many students still prefer waiting until classes start. That’s totally fine! Just a few more things to keep in mind:

      – Buying or renting early will ensure that the books you need are in stock.
      – If you drop a course or decide you don’t need the book, you can always return the book for a refund. Just make sure to check in with your campus bookstore to see when you’d need to make the return by!

  2. Tahreem Rizwan Ali says:

    I wish I knew that there was a honor society created by the president of BCTC

  3. leanna says:

    I wish I was directed to the correct advisors that had guided me in taking classes that met my requirements, at that time. I was insructed to take classes I didn’t, waste of my time and money.

  4. leanna beverly says:

    I wish I was directed to the correct advisors that had guided me in taking classes that met my requirements, at that time. I was insructed to take classes I didn’t, waste of my time and money. It would of also kept me from being so confused.

  5. estelle says:

    I wish I was directed to the correct advisors that had guided me in taking classes that met my requirements, at that time. I was insructed to take classes I didn’t, waste of my time and money. It would of also kept me from being so confused.

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