Stories And Advice About Leaving Home To Go Off To College
If you're a junior or senior in high school, the prospect of college looms in your immediate future. For the past few years, you've been consciously working towards your academic goals in order to be accepted to a good college. But what about that other aspect of college, the one you haven't considered quite as much - how you will feel when you're actually there?
We at the Penn Group have been through it all - the excitement, the nervousness, and the shock of leaving home - and decided that it would have been a lot easier if we had some advice from trusted peers. So we've collected accounts from current and recent college students in an effort to make your transition a little bit smoother.
If you have a transition tale to share, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American University: Adjusting Expectations
By Theodora Blanchfield
Columbia University: Leaving Home
By Evan Bailyn
Indiana University: Embracing A New Routine
By Kimmie Smith
Mount Holyoke: A Women's College Experience
By Allison Trzop
NYU: Social Is Key
By Russell Bailyn
UC Berkeley: How My Haircut Saved My Sanity
By Phuong Tran
UC Santa Barbara: Party School Blues
By Adrienne Reese
Appalachian State University: Homesickness Passes Quickly
By S. Hatcher
Bowdoin College: A New Life Awaits You
By Rachel Tavel
Two Lessons I Learned In College
By Adeena Mignogna
Adjusting To Communal Bathrooms
By Heidi Ward
College: The Anti-High School
By Lauren Gaetano
By Catherine LaCroix
Out of The Frying Pan, Into The...
By Diana Symons
From High School Nerd to Collegiate Nerd: A True Tale From A Reformed College Outcast
By Amanda S. Halm
University of Missouri - Columbia: Freshman Fears
By Christie Halmick
Villanova: Overcoming Anxiety
By Stacey K.