By: Alexis Godshall
Your first-year at any college and specifically, Miami University, is all about the advice you receive beforehand and what you decide to do with your life for the next four years. Here are some helpful college tips that I have found most useful during my three years at Miami University.
- Start college on the right foot and you’ll have a better experience.
- Keep track of the money you spend and don’t spend too much, so you can eat.
- Less is better when it comes to packing.
- Get along with your roommates. It will make things so much easier.
- Don’t let the stress of college get you down in a rut where there is no return.
- Fight the “Freshman 15.”
- Consider Greek Life, even if you’re totally against it.
- Find cheap textbooks, so that you’re not spending an arm and a leg throughout your four years.
- Learn how to use your technology before you get to school.
- Manage getting a bad grade by taking the right steps to prevent it in the future.
- Go to class even on days where most people aren’t because you may even get extra credit for your attendance.
- Back up your files on a hard drive.
- Learn how to do your taxes and your FAFSA, so when you’re on your own you won’t have a mental breakdown.
- Establish a relationship with a banker in town, so that if you have any issues you will have someone close to you that can help you.
- Don’t bring too many clothes.
- Take your clothes out of the washer when finished or else after five minutes other people will take the initiative for you.