Tips for college freshmen

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College is a new and exciting time in life, but it can also cause a lot of anxiety. Check out these tips that will help you navigate freshmen year successfully. Set ground rules with roommates to avoid conflict. This will help you share a small space successfully and avoid potential issues. Maintain a budget. College can be expensive, so it is important to keep a record of expenses. This will force students to be accountable and see where they can cut down on extracurricular spending. Proactively fight stress. There are many pressures students face, so it is important to proactively deal with the anxiety. Make sure you get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly to maintain balance. Call your parents regularly. They have taken care of you for 18 years and will appreciate frequent calls. It also eases the transition for students who are away from home for the first time.

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