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How to Adjust to College Life


Beginning college is an exciting milestone. The transition to being away from home and meeting heightened academic demands, however, can be challenging and contribute to stress and emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression. This guide is designed to help college students who are feeling overwhelmed to be better able to adjust to college life. There are 2 lessons within this guide that have been adapted from Transition Year (n.d.).

For an introduction to the topic of emotional health for college students, feel free to watch the following video:

When to Seek Professional Help for Adjusting to College Life

If you continue to have difficulty adjusting to college, it is important to seek professional help. Most colleges offer mental health support. We can assist you in locating a therapist that is geographically close to you.

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