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Common fears of college freshmen

Common fears of college freshmen

  • I was admitted by mistake. While this is very common fear, it's highly unlikely.
  • I'm not smart enough. College will be more work than high school. If you prepare yourself for the workload and feel you're not keeping up, ask for help.
  • I don't know how to handle all my commitments. Learning some time management skills will enable you to stay on top of your academics while still having fun.
  • I feel intimidated by my professors. College professors often make time to connect with students. Find the courage to introduce yourself.


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Common relationship fears

  • My roommate will be terrible. This could happen, but there's a good chance that you'll get along very well. Once you move in, discuss ground rules for sharing food, guests, cleaning, and quiet hours.
  • I won't make new friends. Almost everyone is new and won't know anyone else. Introduce yourself to others in classes or when joining clubs or sports.
  • I'll be homesick. You probably will miss the time you used to spend with friends and family. Ensure to block out time to call your parents and regularly check in with your friends.


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Fears about basic care

  • I can't do basic tasks. However, trying to cook or do laundry is a great way to learn to manage basic tasks. With the wealth of how-to guides online, you should be able to find guidance.
  • I might gain weight. Try to eat whole foods and vegetables, and make it a goal to explore many recreational activities.
  • I'm worried about money. Learning how to manage your money is an essential life skill. A good place to start is understanding the specifics of your financial aid package and getting an on-campus job.


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I want to stay connected to my faith

You may be able to find an organization for your religion.

See if your school has an office dedicated to spiritual life or browse the student organization list for such groups. If you can't find one, consider creating one.


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