As a college student transitioning into adulthood, you will realize that you have increasing autonomy and independence but also greater responsibility in managing your day-to-day life. 


If you are living away from home, your parents are no longer there to remind you or to step in for you.  It can be a wonderful growing experience for you and your family but for some, it can be a difficult and challenging time.


Probably, the greatest challenge for today's college student, besides the school work, is time management. Your life as a college student is "time-sensitive" . You must manage and be aware of different deadlines for various events and programs - class assignments, course registration, housing applications and registrations, internships/work opportunities and other college-related activities. Therefore, looking ahead and planning, and keeping track of deadlines is crucial for you and college students. More importantly, acting on those time-sensitive  events is equally important. 

As a college student and an adult, you are expected to:

  • get up and show up for class

  • figure out and prioritize how you are going to spend your time on studying, socializing, working and resting.

  • plan, create and manage your schedule, including long term projects and assignments

  • research, identify and monitor the coursework needed to fulfill your major

  • research and take advantage of academic resources and support available to you

  • advocate for yourself, seek help and make appointments with academic and financial advisors; seek academic accommodations from Special Services, if needed

  • select and register for classes

  • research and apply for internships, include resume-writing and preparing for interviews; researching and reviewing suitable organizations for work

  • research and apply for on-campus or off-campus housing

  • look for a part-time work or prepare for full-time work and a career after graduation

  • explore the option of graduate work

  • manage your finances; manage spending, pay bills and save money. 

  • responsible for self-care; take medications, make healthy choices around eating, exercise and sleep

If you think you might need additional guidance and support, academic coaching sessions are available to college students through SKYPE or Face Time.

Contact 201-312-4720 for more information.

545 Island Road, Suite 2B, Ramsey, NJ 07446


Tel: 201-312-4720

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