One of the scariest things about entering college is the fact that you will soon be on your own and forced into becoming an adult. You will no longer have your parents, guardian, or siblings by your side to help you along the way. Basically, entering college means “adulting.”
Now, while this may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to that bad. One of the best things you can do to prepare is to start practicing before you move into school. Something that might sound like a basic task, but your parents still do it for you, and you may have never done it before, is making your own appointments. You will have to know who to call, where to go, and how you are going to manage to get there if you don’t have a car on campus. It might not seem like a big deal but when the day comes for you to go to an appointment you just might not leave enough time to get there, so be prepared!
Additionally, practice grocery shopping for yourself and doing your own laundry. Maybe you did these tasks before college or are used to going to the grocery store for your parents, but without their lists, the grocery store might look a little different. Also, having enough money to grocery shop means creating a budget and not spending it all the night before when you were out with friends. Make sure to keep track of what you will need each week and put money aside so that you don’t run into any problems along the way.
And one last final tip, make sure you are able to wake up to your alarm. You don’t want to sleep through your most important class or final!