6 Things To Get Sorted Before Starting College


The start of the college year is not too far from us now, and you might be heading to college for the very first time. If that’s the case, you need to make sure that you’ve got everything sorted before you set off on that journey. Here are some of the things that you should be finalizing and sorting out right now if you haven’t already. Read on to learn more.

Financial Aid

Your university should have its own financial aid office, so if you are not sure about anything relating to your financial aid application, contact them. They should be able to sort things out or simply provide you with confirmation if that’s all you need right now. When it comes to money matters, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so don’t forget this.


Accommodation is another thing that is obviously very important indeed. You’re going to need to have a roof over your head after all. If this is something that is still up in the air right now, dedicate the bulk of your time to getting it sorted. Apartments for students should still be available. And contact the college if you’re not sure what to do.

Welcome Weekend Events

Most colleges will have a welcome weekend.This welcome meeting does exactly what it says it will. It gives you a way of meeting new people and attending events to ease you into college life. It can all be a little intimidating, so this gives you a way of making it easier. Decide which welcome weekend events you want to attend now so that you’re ready to go when you get there.


If you’re going to be staying in the college dorms, you will probably be told who your dorm-mate is going to be. If they are nearby or you have their contact details, it makes sense to contact them and get to know them a little. It’s something that can help you settle and feel a little more at ease ahead of your arrival.

Buy Accessories

You’re going to need some supplies and accessories ahead of your big move to college. So, make sure that you’ve created a list, been shopping and bought all the things that you’re going to need ahead of the start of the academic year. You don’t want to be caught short by not buying the things you need.
Say Goodbye Properly

Finally, you need to make sure that you say goodbye properly before you leave your hometown. This is a big change, and you won’t see your old friends and family for a little while. Hold a party with your friends who might be going off in other directions to make sure that the departure is done in the right way.

As you now realize, there are lots of things that need to be taken care of before you can leave your old life behind and start afresh at college. It’s an exciting time, and it will all go a lot smoother if you have these things covered ahead of time.

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

August 10, 2017
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