1. Keep Saving!Continue saving money that you earn from your summer job – the more savings you have, the better off you’ll be while you’re in school.
2. Give ThanksSend thank you notes to everyone who helped you plan and prepare for college, including any teachers who wrote letters of recommendation for you as well as those who gave you gifts for your high school graduation (if you haven’t already).
3. Personal RecordsMake copies of your important forms including financial aid, medical, etc. for your personal records. Consider leaving copies at home with your parents, too, just for safekeeping.
4. RegistrationRegister for the fall semester and for an orientation session. You may register for fall during the orientation, depending on the school.
5. Forms to Fill OutCheck to see if you need to fill any forms out before orientation, like housing, meal plans, etc.
6. TranscriptsEnsure your final high school transcripts have been forwarded to your college.
7. Talk to Your RoomieCoordinate with your future roommate on which shared items each of you will be bringing to the dorm room.
8. Dorm PrepBegin shopping for any dorm room items you’re responsible for bringing.
9. Explore Potential MajorsContact professionals who you would like to job shadow – it may help you decide on potential career options and, as a result, explore potential majors.
10. LaundryLearn how to do laundry (if you don’t know how to do it already). It’s a skill you’re going to need and practice makes perfect!
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