Why it's okay to not have a major yet

Why it's okay to not have a major yet

The emphasis on knowing what profession we are going to pursue always seems to be looming over our heads as we get older and closer to our high school graduations; even middle school students are now being expected to start deciding on a career choice.

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How to use drop/add period

How to use drop/add period

Being a student at the University of Central Florida, scheduling was always pretty easy for me. I knew what date I had to enroll by and I knew what classes I needed, or I met with an advisor and had it figured out quickly. Although this semester, I had to sign up for classes that were smaller and more specific to my major. After my enrollment date, I was still waitlisted for three out of four of my classes!

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Classes and Programs to Help Find a Major

Classes and Programs to Help Find a Major

Starting college without a major might seem intimidating, but it’s far more common than people think. Going to college itself is a major accomplishment, and there’s a reason you don’t have to declare a major at freshman orientation. Your four years of college should contain growth, both personal and academic, for the student. If you were to declare a major before you allow yourself the chance to change and grow, you might regret your decision and find yourself trapped in a major that doesn’t suit the person you have become. Going into college without a major gives you the opportunity to explore and find what best suits you.

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A life lesson from fall semester

A life lesson from fall semester

A life lesson I learned from the fall semester is not to procrastinate. Now, this is a very basic lesson and seems like something everyone says to do, however high school procrastination is very different from college procrastination. In college you have the freedom to procrastinate so much more than you do in high school. For example, procrastination in high school is leaving an essay or an assignment for last minute, while in college you can just not go to class.

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Dealing With The First Bouts Of Homesickness

Dealing With The First Bouts Of Homesickness

Homesickness is a common issue that a lot of freshman face after a few months away at college. It can be really difficult and distracting to deal with homesickness. There are things you can do though to get through it and get back to enjoying your time at school and focusing on your courses.

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Touring the Schools You Were Accepted Into

Touring the Schools You Were Accepted Into

When applying to schools it's always a great decision to tour the school before making a final decision on going there. Even if you have already visited the school, knowing that you were accepted will give you a different perspective. 

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Tips for a stress-free first college semester

Tips for a stress-free first college semester

The first semester is definitely a roller coaster ride. You are going to be stressed out many days, but you are also going to be able to relax as well. The key to not going crazy in the first semester of college is to stay on top of your grades and assignments-- each and every one of them so nothing piles up. Life comes at you fast in the first semester because on top of class assignments, you could have other assignments to do, fraternity or sorority commitments, and tons of obligations.

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How To NOT Go Crazy During Your 1st Fall Semester

How To NOT Go Crazy During Your 1st Fall Semester

I was lucky enough to enjoy my first fall semester in college successfully. I managed to get great grades while also still having a fun social life. I know some students struggle with their first semester away from home. To avoid this struggle and to not go crazy during your first fall semester, you can do many things to make it a better experience.

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Top 8 Things I Miss from Home that You Should Enjoy Now

Top 8 Things I Miss from Home that You Should Enjoy Now

College is a huge transition, leaving home for school beckons in a new era and quite possibly the best four years of your life. Your newfound independence in an unfamiliar place is something that should definitely be taken advantage of, but there are things that you will miss about home. Here I have created a list of the top 8 (non-human) things that I miss from home that you may or may not expect to miss, but should definitely take advantage of before they’re out of your life for months at a time.

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The Decisions You’ll Make

The Decisions You’ll Make

One of our UF on-campus specialists, Jon High is approaching the end of his college career and had some amazing thoughts to share with incoming freshmen:

My time as a college student at UF is nearing its end, and I find myself reflecting back on all of the decisions I made that lead me to where I am now. I can vividly recall a few of the bigger decisions that caused immediate, significant changes in my life; however, I’ve realized how simple it is to overlook the importance of all the small, subconscious decisions we make everyday that impact these bigger decisions. 

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