Attention Getter: How many of you have said that there are too many options? Whether you are talking about choosing a college, class selection once you get to college, or even something as simple as choosing what to eat for dinner tonight. If you made a choice on what career field you will enter after college, you come to find out that there are many a lot of choices for classes to take. Or there may be too many prerequisites to take before you can begin your classes for your choice of major. And if you are like me, you have no idea what you want to do and in this case, there are more options than you can count. Today we are going to talk about the stressors that come along with being a college student. Once we identify all the stressors or the most important and most affective, we will then discuss how to reduce and omit them to help make your choices easier.
College is supposed to be a promising time in many students' lives. There are many experiences that we go through that helps us to grow as individuals. This is also a time where we are molded into becoming responsible adults and creating careers for ourselves. Along with many positive outcomes, there are many concerns that I am currently dealing with as an HBCU student.
Seniors have a tendency of taking their last year of high school for granted. They do not realize that the relaxed classes and fun filled weekends with their best friends will all soon come to a devastating end. They have applied for college, bought miniature refrigerators, and sent in their housing applications, but none of them have really thought about college in the way that they should. When asked about college most high school seniors image the huge parties, attractive people, and freedom; however, college is much more than that and, in a way, much less. College and high school are completely different when it comes to a student’s actual lifestyle, but they have many of the same traits that most high school seniors do not see coming.
One of the main problem that college students face when entering college is how much they have to pay in order to stay, this problem would be solved by applying for financial aid, getting scholarships offered by the school or other organizations, and also to work while attending school. Every student struggles with this problem and it is most likely the top problem that determines if a student wants to or can go to college. Problems such as this one diminishes kids from going to college because they just do not have enough funds to get an education.
College is a new and exciting time in a student’s life. Students are finally able to live by their own rules, follow their passions, and discover who they are. College is the beginning of the end. An end to relying on your parents, an end to schooling, as well as an end to life as a child. Many students see college as a new world for them to explore. However, college can also cause extreme amounts of stress and depression. I know from personal experience, that the anxiety from the financial issues alone can be overwhelming. Students are required to pay for room and board, food, tuition, books and daily expenses such as gas, toothpaste, and school supplies. Though there are many programs and scholarships available for students, finances are usually very tight for three reasons.
When furthering my education, problems within my family didn’t only occur at the idea of myself attending college but the logistics of doing so. It was this conflict of, in a way, restarting life as my hometown is Vallejo and commuting to San Jose was just not an option. Nonetheless, San Jose was first foreign to me, but thanks to the short journey from my
Leaving High School, I thought I was prepared to go into college. I knew how difficult college was going to be. So i told myself I would do my homework the day it was assigned, I would go to the tutors if i needed help, and I would study more to succeed. But one thing I did not prepare myself for was, how to overcome stress and anxiety. According to an article, “Stress in College: Experts Provide Tips to Cope” by Megan Reed, “…30% of students reported that stress had negatively affected their academic performance within the past year, and over 85% had felt overwhelmed by everything they had to do at some point within the past year.”(National Health Assessment) This report really captivated me because 30%
The thought of leaving home and going off to college makes me excited as well as terrified for how I will ever survive without my parents. In the article written by Randall S. Hansen and empowering entrepreneur, college students are informed of twenty-five tips on surviving and thriving throughout college. “Actually, it doesn’t really matter what you did in high school as you make the transition to college”(Hansen), freshman year is a time to start over, a clean slate to grow from. Furthermost, college is meant for students to thrive rather than set students up for failure. There are many statistics showing the graduation rates as well as continuation after freshman year, “don’t be a statistic; be determined
College students has a lot of stress that can lead to them to a condition like depression and decide to committed suicide. Those stresses can come from the individual loss a social network because this is make the individual feeling insecure, lonely or the feeling of no confidence about their self. College student also experience being pressure academically and socially, for instance having certain standard of pass and fail and the individual is expecting to meet, which this can put a lot of stress and worry to the individual. College also has a difficulty time adjusting to new demands of college life like living independent that they must take care of their self, in charge of their bills and making good decision about their life, which is can be very hard to college students and leaving them feel so stress. When their academic performance decrease, it can be very stressful because it would mean that they will not meet the require of certain GPA point or they must retake the class which is require money and time. College students also stress about losing financial aid and debt after graduate or worry about when they are going to graduated. There are just so many
In today’s modern society, the life of a college student is one filled with various amounts of challenges and situations. Three of the most common and biggest challenges are those of stress, finances and alcohol. Students are suffering negatively from these challenges everyday and do not know how to handle it properly. As a college student, I have a few solutions to these issues.
Students drop out of colleges because of financial issues. Although some students get financial aid, it is not enough to pay for the expenses attached to getting a college degree. Students need money to buy textbooks which are highly expensive. Most courses required assignments to be taken online in which students must purchase a pass code. They also need money to pay their bills, take transportation to schools, and buy other items for personal needs. Due to financial constraint, most students have to work in addition to attending school. Students get
For first year students coming straight from high school, college life can either be very exciting or overwhelming depending on how well one prepares for it. Some have the notion that college is fun and is all about partying, while some believe that it is an environment in which they can achieve the ultimate freedom thus escape the stringent rules made by their parents at home. Others look forward to experiencing a different learning environment while being exposed to different cultures and sharing different academic knowledge. Successful assimilation into college life is determined by the student’s capability to transform into the new role of a college student. Numerous students face challenges they have never experienced before which can
What are the challenges college students are facing today? Students are under a lot of pressure
As I graduated high school, I thought college would just be yet another four years of high school, and I was wrong. College opens many new doors in a young man or woman’s life. There are new responsibilities and pressures that you will have to deal with, and with more freedom these responsibilities and pressures can be difficult to handle. College has changed a great deal over the years and these changes, such as more freedoms, make college a much more challenging experience. You need to start preparing for college now by making yourself more responsible and having more self-control. Although you think college is merely partying with easy classes on the side, I have experienced pressures and work loads that make the experience challenging