"Establishing a support network and getting involved in campus life are critical factors in surviving your freshman year."

There is no such thing as a "typical" freshman. Students face many challenges when they're fresh out of high school. College is much more difficult academically. College life can be a big social adjustment. Many students are living on their own away from home for the first time. With so many new demands, managing one's time can be difficult.

Success means managing classes, study time, jobs, and social activities effectively. Just as there are many challenges, there are also many ways for freshmen to increase their chances for succeeding in college.

1. Get Involved

2. Develop Study Skills

3. Manage Time Effectively

4. Seek Guidence

Take the First Step | Plan in Middle School | Plan in High School
Choose a College | Get Accepted | Obtain Financial Aid |
Communicate | Survive Freshman Year |
Articles & Advice | UCTV | UCSD-TV |

©2003 Regents of the University of California.
Terms and Conditions of Use.