by Renée Bailey
Getting ready for college can be thrilling! You’re submitting applications and receiving responses. You’re talking to your fellow students, making decisions. Perhaps you’re the first relative in your family to go off to university, and that amps up the thrill of the process. But here’s something to consider: college itself is stressful. It can make you emotionally drained, financially strapped, and totally dispirited with educating yourself, if you don’t prepare.
You’re going to have stress. 38% of female college students and 27% of male college students say that their stress level is so high that it negatively affects their academic performance. The point of 18 Things College Students Need to Know is to give you the advice, hacks, and tools to deal with your college stressors in a positive way and make the best of the opportunities that college has to offer.