High school is different than college… way different. There's no reason you should be blindsided by the change. First Year Seminar is a two-credit course taught by College Success Specialists, and it can help guide you through your transition. This entertaining and mind-blowing course will help you become familiar with your surroundings and develop skills you need in order to succeed in college.

College isn't just about going to class, and this class isn't just about college.

Discover your strengths in an engaging format, explore community issues, and learn new experiences outside the classroom while building connection to your university.

Don't take our word for it. Read it from the students who took the class and gave advice to incoming freshmen.

Self-control and time management are huge and college is such a fun time. It is also a learning experience where school still needs to come first.

Here are my top four pieces of advice:

  1. Go to class. This is some of the best advice I can give you. You're welcome.
  2. Do not procrastinate! Start as soon as you can. You'll find yourself more relaxed and happy if you're not rushing to get something done.
  3. Remember to get some sleep. You're on your own and you need to take some responsibility to get a good night of rest, especially before an exam.
  4. Take advantage of the services on campus like Student Health Services and the Academic Support Center! Use them!

Allie Crowder, Culbertson, MT

Make sure you make contacts in all of your different classes. This is especially useful if you get sick or miss a class because they can fill you in on what you missed or help you study for tests and exams.

Lastly, I would encourage you to go out and volunteer in different organizations, whether it be through a club at MSUB or just a group of other people around the community going out and volunteering for a cause.

Zach Hajenga, Judith Gap, MT