Lesson Seven: Transitioning into College
Lesson Summary and Objectives
Lesson seven highlights the importance of establishing realistic expectations and the benefits of exercising time management as a college student. This lesson also covers how you can get the most out of your college experience by participating in class and prioritizing your health and wellness.
Teach students time management skills and strategies to help them transition into college.
Encourage students to participate in class and join campus clubs and organizations.
Highlight the importance of holistic health as a college student.
Before you get started…
Transitioning into College
Transitioning from high school into college can be a big change for students as they embark on their post-secondary journey, with many moving away from family and friends for the first time.
For those stressing over this new life chapter and today’s uncertainties, there are ways to prepare before starting those first classes. From researching academic support to developing strong interpersonal skills.
The following tips can help incoming freshmen get organized and build a foundation for college success:
As a college student, time management is crucial for balancing all responsibilities that come with pursuing a higher education. It helps by reducing many of the challenges college students experience such as stress and anxiety, and fear of failure.
Time management also prepares students to complete their schoolwork at a level that is above average, which then helps to increase confidence.
Since there are only 24 hours in a day, it is helpful to learn and track how you utilize every hour in each day. On average where do you spend your time each day?
Complete the following worksheet to calculate how you spend your time and figure out whether you are prioritizing what is most important to you. This worksheet will also give you the opportunity to create your ideal schedule.