Adjusting to College


For those of you newly graduated, college-bound high school seniors, you're on the verge of a great adventure: higher education. Aside from the fact that most of you will be attending a college away from home, which will require you to deal with the thrill of independence, you'll be entering a completely new academic and social environment that will test your ability to adapt.

Sometimes, the sudden immersion into this completely new realm can be like jumping into a colder-than-expected swimming pool. The shock can be, well, shocking. I've gone through this transition myself and, vicariously, with my two children. I saw the starkly different ways in which my son and daughter handled their transition to college due to the sharp differences in their personalities and temperaments.

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