Back-to-school season is officially here, and college freshmen are about to embark on what has long been called the “best four years of your life.” As exciting as college is, navigating the waters of a new environment can be scary and lonely but don’t worry, HBCU Buzz has got you! Here are five tips to survive your freshman year at college.


1. Prioritize your Education, Keep Your Grades Up

Start your freshman year off with good grades and land a high GPA. You’ll thank yourself later when you’re not spending the next four years trying to recover from a bad freshman year GPA. It might seem hard trying to balance academics with fun, but remember why you’re there and make the best of it by finding friends you can study with. Go to class, build a relationship with your professors, ask for assistance when needed, and stay on top of due dates by simply reading the class syllabus.



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