Is the class of 2019 ready for College?





     As the school year comes to an end, seniors are preparing for their transition to college. Although it is a very exciting time, for many it’s a little scary. Change is a scary thing for a lot of people especially when it’s a pivotal point in one’s life.


Some seniors begin to stress during the application process. There are so many factors to consider and the time restraint can be trying. Shreejal Shah recommends that,”everyone starts your college applications early because the faster you get it done, the faster the stress will be relieved.” For many students, this is their first time away from home. When choosing colleges, many seniors took distance from home into consideration. Many wanted to be just close enough to be able to get home when necessary, but also far enough that they are able to figure out things on their own. Ayushma Sharma said that she chose N.C. State  because,”it was close to home…and it’s not super close to home so I’m still there.” Josef Niedermuller shared similar sentiments saying,”…I just wanted a fresh change.” With a new scenery comes new people. Rising Freshman may find it hard to break the ice and make the best out of their college experience. Sharma says,”…Every school is going to be a good fit you as long as you make it a good fit for you.”

College Administrators are aware that change is a hard thing to deal with.  Many colleges have counselors whose offices are always open.  Freshman can find college work taxing and may not see the results that they would like immediately. It’s necessary for students to not only be realistic with their goals but also understand that they are not always going to come out on top like they would thought. Stress is a huge contributing factor to some colleges students low mental health. It’s important to join clubs on campus and meet new people. Although it may be hard it’s necessary to socialize with your peers.