Another challenge that freshmen encounter is balancing everything there is to do. You will first need to prioritize all of your classes, studies, projects and homework assignments, which can be a lot harder than you are used to. But, you will need to find a way to balance academics with your social life too. In high school, it’s often easier to balance these two because you go to school with your friends at the same time each day. But, in college, your schedule may not align with your friends’ schedules.
While academics are important, it’s just as important to maintain friendships and have new experiences in college. So, to overcome this challenge, practice time management skills by getting an agenda book or a calendar. Stay on top of your work and make plans with friends at least once a week, or join a club on campus.