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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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How to pass freshman year?

Hi there! As a high school junior, I've started thinking about how I'll adjust to college life and the academic rigor. I'm feeling a little bit stressed and was wondering if you guys have any tips on how to pass freshman year successfully and make the most out of my college experience. Thank you!

8 months ago

Hello! It's completely normal to feel a little stressed when thinking about the transition to college. One practical tip I would suggest is to prioritize time management from day one. Students who keep a balanced schedule, dedicating sufficient blocks of time to study, while also setting aside time for rest and social activities tend to do well. For example, you might use a planner or scheduling app to keep track of your classes, assignments, and exams.

Also, don't hesitate to reach out to your professors during their office hours or seek help from tutors if you find yourself struggling with course material. Colleges often have resources like writing centers or math labs that are included with your tuition and can be invaluable.

Also, try to engage with your campus community through clubs or events – this can provide a supportive network and enrich your college experience. Being away from home and your existing support network can get lonely, so getting involved in clubs is a great way to start making friendships. Additionally, don't forget to check in on your family and friends from home either by calling or video chatting—this is a big help for homesickness!

Remember, passing your freshman year is as much about balancing your well-being and academics as it is about studying hard. Take deep breaths, you've got this!

8 months ago

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