Once you get to university, talking to an advisor might not be at the top of your list. Maybe you’ve spent some time getting to know your major and the coursework it entails, and you know exactly what you’re going to do. That’s great! However, a major resource that can often be overlooked at university is the resource that comes with connecting with an advisor who understands your goals and guides you to achieve them.
Recently, the entire University of California announced that it would be going test-optional. It has been a long held belief that standardized testing puts low-income students and students from underserved communities at a disadvantage in the college admissions process. Yet, how can we begin to level a playing field that has been irrevocably damaged from the start?
I have listed my favorite college resources. Look at the takeaways for the advice I wish I knew when I started college.
As a student who moved to a new area and just started living in a dorm with people, who I just met, life at college was a huge change to me. Being a Pre-med student did not help with alleviating that stress. Throughout my first two years at the University of Florida, I have learned a great deal of things I wish I had learned earlier when I was first starting college.