Either way, they do provide great learning experiences, and there are things you can do to help make the situation easier on everyone involved—including yourself! Here are a few tips for surviving with a roommate.
The group may already have a program for volunteers like you to help organize teams of volunteers on campus; check with them to see if they do. If they don’t, ask if they would allow you to be a campus representative or organizer.
Yeah, George, I’m still mad at you for vastly increasing my college debt unnecessarily—among, of course, many other things…
Today’s college applicants have even more difficulty receiving aid than I did. As costs continue to rise, families are finding it more difficult to pay for an education. My sister had a teacher—a teacher we’d both had, actually, and both are very fond of—just stare at her, aghast that she was attending a community college rather than a state university.
Or are you?
Freshmen dropout rates range from 20 to 25% for a reason. Public high schools often do not prepare students for a rigorous college schedule. Away from home, broke, perhaps on your own for the first time, you may not be as well equipped to handle “life on the outside” as much as you had thought.
Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to increase your chance of remaining at school and graduating, such as the following tips.