August is the busy month of back to school! So far, your summer has been pretty great. You’ve been relaxing in the sun, hanging out with friends and generally enjoying your free time. Until you read this blog and realized classes start soon… Is the stress sinking in? Check out these helpful tips for how to prepare for the semester.
Make sure you’re registered for the correct classes
There’s nothing scarier than realizing you can’t graduate on time because you took the wrong course. Contact your career development office to confirm you’re on the right track to receiving all the required credits. If you’re on a waiting list, be sure to keep checking its status.
Plan your route
The first week of the semester is always a busy time. Determine where your classes are on campus and where you should park. Some colleges …
Get familiar with your schedule
Adjusting to your daily schedule is one of the most essential parts of being a put-together student! I’m sure you’ve already forgotten what classes you registered for, so pull out that schedule and try to envision what this semester will look like for you. When will you have time to study? Work? Exercise? Do extracurriculars? Get a trusty planner and figure it out.
Let’s be real, you’ve probably blocked out all thoughts of school this summer—I don’t blame you! Save yourself the stress at the last minute and figure out what needs to be done before you start school again. Do you know what you need for your dorm/apartment? Do you have notebooks, pens, pencils, folders? Are your textbooks ordered?
Get back on a schedule
Unfortunately, your daily schedule at school is probably more demanding than the summer schedule you’re on …