If you are a college-bound high school senior, you've no doubt made your decision about where to go this fall. Among your considerations for “getting your mind right" about being a college student should be how to handle and take advantage of the various resources, opportunities and circumstances college will offer you. You can use the summer to get a jump start on preparing.
Over the decades since my college days, I have thought about the opportunities for both learning and growth that I missed when I was a student. There are many reasons for missing them, but I'd like to bring out some practical points to keep in mind for when you land on campus. Your parents may also be able to comment on what kinds of options and emotions await you there.