As the summer is nearing its end, a new season will soon come. When autumn arrives, that only means one thing: back to school! For fresh graduates, it is now time to make that life-changing decision for their future careers: enroll in college. EducationData.org shows the demographics and statistics for enrollment, and you will see that more and more students have an increased desire to go to college.
Especially for those who are coming from small towns, they may have to move to a bigger city for them to attain their college degree. This big move makes the enrollment period even more daunting because you’re in a fresh new campus, wherein you don’t know your way around. Enrollment processes may confuse you and there are many unfamiliar faces. These scenarios depict only a few of the usual worries in the mind of a soon-to-be college freshman. If you are one of them, here are some tips to help make your college enrollment more fun and memorable:
1. Browse The Website Of Your School
Think of your enrollment process as similar to traveling: never set foot into the unknown without the slightest knowledge of what to expect. It will be of major help to you if you do your part and browse the website of your school before your enrollment. Familiarize yourself with the places that you will need to go to, such as the registrar, your department, and even the restrooms. It will help you enjoy your enrollment, even more, when you already know where to go and who to approach.
Plus, another advantage that you can gain from browsing the university’s website is that it makes you look forward to your upcoming enrollment and your new school. The more you see and read about the school, the more you are on your toes, excited about what fun the school may bring.
2. Ask For The Requirements Beforehand
One of the common stressors of enrollments is when you come unprepared. The last thing that you would want is to be next in line and, later on, be disappointed that you cannot enroll yet because you lack a single piece of the requirements. As much as possible, regularly check for updates about what requirements you may need. Make it a point to always bring extra copies. For instance, you are asked for ID-type photos of yourself. Instead of bringing just the exact copies of what is asked, go ahead and prepare for more. When you are as prepared as that, enrollment will be a breeze for you.
3. Go With Friends
If you have friends who are also going to school in your new university, why not enroll together? When you are with familiar faces, this can lessen your anxiety and give you a happier time, especially if your best friend is going to be in the same school.
If none of your friends are going to the same college as you, don’t be disheartened. Come enrollment day, keep an open mind. Make friends with the new students around you, too. Chances are, they are just as anxious as you. It wouldn’t hurt for you to offer a smile, or to ask or befriend the one sitting next to you in line. It would be great to make friends early on so that on the first day of school, you are already acquainted with a familiar face on campus.
4. Stay Hydrated
Now you may be wondering, what does hydration have to do with being happy on your enrollment day? It has a connection. If you are dehydrated or hungry, your body is merely running on stored energy. When this happens, every single stressor that might come your way can seem like a big deal for you. On the other hand, when you are hydrated, you are happier, and you tend to be in a better mood. Plus, remember that most enrollment schedules are during the summer break when the temperature is warmer than usual. If you have to walk from one place to another on campus, it is best that you keep yourself hydrated. That way, you tend to be more productive as well.
In this regard, too, it can help make the enrollment process lighter for you if you have snacks packed in your bag. That way, you won’t have to stress about having to find a canteen when you are hungry if the offices have long line ups. Who knows, you might be able to share your snacks with the one sitting next to you! Now you have an instant conversation starter.
Without a doubt, your college days are going to be one of the best moments of your life. Imagine the transition that it is going to bring about from being young high school teenagers to grow up as young adults. It is in college that you could make the best memories, and grow, too, as a person. In college, not only are you on your way to gaining a career for yourself, but you also have the opportunity to make friends and colleagues. To make things even better, the fun can start even as early as the enrollment process. Why wait for the first day of school when you can walk through the halls of your school for enrollment day having fun? Bring these tips along with you as you do.