Regardless of your age, college can be a daunting experience, especially during your first year. You don’t really know what you’re getting yourself into, but movies and shows are vague in the realities of college life. So, without further ado, here are 5 things you can expect during your first year of college.
Lots and Lots of Homework
College professors expect you to do more homework-wise than you have ever done before. They want you to be prepared before they have to say “be prepared.” They want you to take it upon yourself to read ahead, anticipate homework assignments, and perform with practical, precise application. So, as a starter, you can expect LOTS of homework. Of course, some classes can be taken from the comforts of your dorm, like online dui classes, or something relevant to your major. In which case, the entire course is essentially homework.
Exhaustion Mixed with Satisfaction
College comes with exhaustion because you usually have to go to one class after the other, with few breaks in between. However, there’s a sense of satisfaction too, because you are doing something awesome to further your education and gain headway on the path to your dream profession.
New Friends and Foes
When you go to college, you can expect a few similarities of high school, such as cliques and cliché scenarios. For instance, some people might hate you for no reason, while others make fast friends. You will have both new foes and new friends to accompany you throughout your college career.
Zero Sympathy from Professors
When you missed a high school assignment, your teacher would probably scold you a little and extend your deadlines. Whereas, if you miss a college assignment, your professor shows zero sympathy. They instead choose to leave you behind, because you have to be able to keep up with your assignments. As an adult, these professors will not hold your hand through the college experience.
Dedication and Confidence
You learn a lot throughout your first year of college, moreso than you learn through the remainder of your years. With that said, you can expect to garner a sense of confidence, as well as dedication and commitment. Keep your resolve strong and make the conscience decision to stick with your classes and courses for the long haul.
College is a whole new ballgame, because there are so many extra aspects to consider. You are an adult living an independent life with school as the path to your long-term profession. So, you have to act the part.