My very simple piece of advice is this: You will not believe how fast your life will go from this point forward. You will blink and you'll be 40. My point is, have fun, but don't waste TOO much time being an idiot.
I was joking on the 20% not graduating lol. I needed the :jimlad:.
Unless you are going to grad school, There are many more things to do in college than worry about your GPA.
Tips and things to do in college - CycloneFanatic
Enjoy it! Just finished my 1st year at Iowa State and it was by far the best year of my life! Can't wait to move back to Ames in 69 days! Oh and don't move back home for the summer.
P.S. - F.B.G.M.
Do not blow your first year and spend the next 3 digging your grade point average out of the hole.
Have fun....but not too much.....and stay away from "Diablo" and "Warcraft"
Never be the academic golf champion
Grow a mustache.
Things left for you to do:
1. Bang lots of chicks
2. Get black out drunk a lot.
3. Get a college degree
4. Get a job.
5. Get married/have kids
6. Work till you die.
The best advice I can give is have fun and try to meet lots of different people.
Also, more importantly, GO TO CLASS!!! The freedom of skipping class is tempting, but for most people, this will determine if you get decent grades for the most part
Mtown class of 06 started with 412 when I was a Frosh and ended with 303.
We had 464 or something graduate. I was sure we had over 500. Maybe I was wrong.
Damn...who took a leak in your coffee this morning?
Anyway, to answer the OP; when it comes to your freshmen year of college a few things I would suggest are to first off develop good time management skills (i.e. don't procrastinate). I didn't do badly grade wise in college, but I probably would have done better if I hadn't wasted so much time that first year. Secondly, find that balance that works for you; by all means, go out and have fun, meet new people, involve yourself in clubs and social activities, etc., but also buckle down when you need to and develop good study habits.
Lastly, step outside of your "comfort zone" and take some chances. That's something I regret not doing in my freshmen year almost 20 years ago. I got a lot of female attention that first year in school, but because I was shy and fairly quiet in high school that carried over to my first couple of years in college, and I didn't take nearly as much advantage of that female attention as I could have. I still kick myself sometimes thinking about it and if I had to do anything different that would be it.