Out With the Old, In With the New: Things to Keep in Mind Before Freshman Year

Posted by Texas OnCourse Communications Coordinator Rose Frezza on May 28, 2019 4:40:54 PM

For many students, the prospect of leaving their hometown for college after high school is an exciting one. For others, it can be anxiety-producing. And of course, there is a whole spectrum of emotions in between that can ebb and flow during the first year away from home. With this in mind, we partnered with Roadtrip Nation to produce some videos about this impactful time. Who better to interview than real college students who made the transition themselves? We challenge you to share these video with a student who could use them. Happy watching!

The Summer Before College

The summer after high school can be overwhelming for the college-bound. Financial aid, registration, planning -- the to-do list can get pretty lengthy. Real Texas college students describe how they conquered it in this video.

Leaving Home

In this video, Texas high school students explore the reality of moving away to college through the eyes of students who have already made the decision. Interviews with college students from varied backgrounds provide a better idea of the pros and cons of leaving home, and what's right for them.

Topics: College Planning