Hey guys! Welcome back. I know that planning and prepping for college is stressful. I’ve done it before and I know that it takes a lot of hard work. There are so many decisions that have to be made and things that have to be done. As I have gone through it, I learned a few things that I thought I would pass on to anyone who is currently going through the very long process.

Don’t limit yourself. Don’t look at one school. Look at as many as you can. Make a list of your ideal school and look at any school that comes close to fitting your expectations. Don’t just look at schools close to home. Look at schools close and look at schools that are a bit distant. Step out of your comfort zone a little and try something new.

Start setting money aside. I cannot stress how important this is. You will get there and if you don’t have a job you won’t have money for long. And there are so many expenses while you are in college. Start saving for that now.

Start deciding what interests you. Once you have decided on a school, look to see what kind of clubs and organizations they have. See if there is one or two you might be interested in joining. Of course, another option is to start one yourself.

Begin good study habits now. Old habits die hard. In college you have a lot of studying and homework. Start prepping for that now. You will thank yourself later.

Start looking at scholarships. Scholarships will help you more than you know. College is expensive and if someone else is willing to pay for it for you, why not let them?

Evaluate your friends list. Are there people from high school you will want to stay in touch with? Figure out how you will keep in contact with them. If there are people you don’t really care to stay in touch with, start weeding through them. It will give you a fresh start for when you start college and make new friends.

Invest in a laptop. It’s a vital part of all college student’s educational experience. So if you don’t already have one, start investing in one now.

Find a self-care routine that works best for you. Whether it’s Netflix, reading a book, taking a walk, or any other activity that is not assigned in class. College will be stressful, so knowing what works for you now will be beneficial in the future.

Begin preparing now! It’s never too early to start planning and prepping for college. Once you know what you want, you have to start actually getting there. So start now so you aren’t stressed out too much later on. That’s what college is for!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this or at least found it helpful. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!