Preparing to Deal With College Life


Graduating high school seniors who are heading to college will spend a lot of their time this summer fantasizing about what college will be like. They may try to imagine what dorm life will offer. Maybe they'll think about pledging Greek life. Thoughts of meeting an entirely new, different and diverse set of classmates and future friends is exciting and may be a cause for some anxiety.

Of course, the academic challenge of college looms large. Yes, high school may have been challenging, too, with advanced classes, their related hurdles and the pressure to do as well as possible in order to get into college. Higher education stress can be something else, though, and that's the unknown that can inspire either eager anticipation or sweaty palms right now.

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