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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-18-2020, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, so I'm starting college in the fall which is very scary for me and I guess I just need someone to talk to about this. For those of you who are in college, how are your experiences in college? And is there anything that helps you through it? I'm just very nervous and I need some advice.
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Congratulations! What exactly are you nervous about?

College will be great though. You meet great people, lots of staff that can offer you help, heaps of student support services available, super flexible everything, great atmosphere because everyone's going there to learn. Just make sure you attend your classes, figure out your own routine, ask for help if you're struggling with something because there'll always be someone that can help you and just let go and have some fun the rest of the time.
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Congratulations! What exactly are you nervous about?

College will be great though. You meet great people, lots of staff that can offer you help, heaps of student support services available, super flexible everything, great atmosphere because everyone's going there to learn. Just make sure you attend your classes, figure out your own routine, ask for help if you're struggling with something because there'll always be someone that can help you and just let go and have some fun the rest of the time.
Thank you so much for your kind words!
I'm mostly nervous about meeting new people. I was bullied a lot in high school and I have a very hard time making friends because of my anxiety, and so I'm afraid that I won't make any friends and that I'm going to be alone. Also the thought of being around so many new people is very scary for me. I'm glad that there are student support services and everything, so there's someone there if I need help, and I'm going to try my best to have some fun and to meet people, but of course it's very overwhelming.
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Thank you so much for your kind words!
I'm mostly nervous about meeting new people. I was bullied a lot in high school and I have a very hard time making friends because of my anxiety, and so I'm afraid that I won't make any friends and that I'm going to be alone. Also the thought of being around so many new people is very scary for me. I'm glad that there are student support services and everything, so there's someone there if I need help, and I'm going to try my best to have some fun and to meet people, but of course it's very overwhelming.
Oh I was bullied a lot in high school so I had the exact same fear too haha. But people at college are a lot more grown up and 110% nicer. If you want to get a head start on getting to know people from the comfort of your home, colleges usually have Facebook pages you can join specifically for making friends at the same campus. Otherwise clubs or your classes are probably the next best thing. Enjoy your college life
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Hi everyone, so I'm starting college in the fall which is very scary for me and I guess I just need someone to talk to about this. For those of you who are in college, how are your experiences in college? And is there anything that helps you through it? I'm just very nervous and I need some advice.

Awesomeness! What courses are you taking?
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Thank you so much for your kind words!
I'm mostly nervous about meeting new people. I was bullied a lot in high school and I have a very hard time making friends because of my anxiety, and so I'm afraid that I won't make any friends and that I'm going to be alone. Also the thought of being around so many new people is very scary for me. I'm glad that there are student support services and everything, so there's someone there if I need help, and I'm going to try my best to have some fun and to meet people, but of course it's very overwhelming.
But you will eventually find someone as your best friend!
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My experience in college is atrocious. I'm on my second year of college. This semester I'm taking abnormal psychology, personality psychology, and retaking pre-algebra virtually.


Before the pandemic, nobody in my class is sociable towards me. I had an English professor told me in her office that she see's me quite in class, and she thinks I'm shy. When in fact, she's always teaching a serious class and expects the class to be quite. The same English professor question one of my classmates during a group activity about "why they're not engaging with me."

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Thank you for making this post I am in the same situation with the same questions.

You're awesome
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I'm in college too studying Communications
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