Go to class. Class attendance really does correlate with your grade.
Read and keep your course syllabus.
Respond to your emails.
Communication is key: especially when dealing with professors and roommates.
Be on time to class. Walking in late distracts both the professor and other students.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
College is not a contest. You don’t have to compete with anyone for your grade.
Don’t be intimidated by faculty and staff. Stay calm, ask questions, and know the name of the person you are talking with.
Support systems are essential for survival. Make friends, talk to everyone. Also, use appropriate campus offices for support.
Expect to feel lonely, frightened, and isolated. Remember, other people are experiencing the same emotions. If you continue to feel isolated, go to the Counseling Center or tell someone like your RA, teacher, etc.
Read everything. Don’t take policy advice from other students- check with offices on campus.
Use your college catalog. Familiarize yourself with college policies and procedures.