Table Of Contents

Author Biographies

Preface

Icon Key

Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Ready

Timeline

Reflection

Frequent Flyers

Social Media Etiquette

Send-off Parties

Finding a roommate

Choosing Professors

Budgeting

Packing

Adulting

Chapter 2: The First 30 Days

Moving In

Orientation

Setting Goals

Developing Good Habits

Social Tips

Homesickness

Chapter 3: It’s the Diploma, Stupid

Declaring Your Major

Making your Four-Year Plan

Adding a minor, concentration, or certificate

Taking interesting electives

Taking a light course load

Graduating early

Taking summer school

Taking an extra semester or year

Editing your four-year plan

Creating Your Class Schedule

General Education Courses (GEs)

Major/Minor Courses

Electives

Choosing Classes Based On…

Professor

Difficulty

Friends and Significant Others

Waitlisted … what to say

Scheduling the Day-to-Day

Prioritizing

Extracurricular Activities

Organizing

Chapter 4: A’s for Everyone

Attending Classes

Seating

Notes

Technology in the Classroom

Participation

Showing Up Late

Classroom Etiquette

After Class

Assignments

Deadlines and Due Dates

Be Proactive

Do the Reading

Annotations

Productivity

Proofreading

Backing up Your Work

Group Projects

Studying

Locations

Techniques

Partners

Tests

Be Prepared

Data Dump

Timing

Grades

Set the Bar High

Passing vs. Learning

Learn from Mistakes

Moving On from a Bad Grade

Academic Dishonesty

Chapter 5: The College Experience

Relationships

Roommates

Friends

Mentors

Family

Activities

Clubs & Organizations

Greek Life

Sports/Intramurals

Staying On Campus

Getting Out

Social Media Presence

        LinkedIn

Upperclassmanship

Abroad

Leadership

Networking

Internships

Transferring

Chapter 6: Healthy Habits

Sleep

Exercise

Nutrition

Stress

The Freshman 15

Chapter 7: Senioritis

Staying Focused

Graduation

Conclusion