College Prep: NYU College Fair & College 101 Series

By attending Precollege, you’re already showing an interest in the next step of your academic career: college. Good job!very-nice-Borat.jpg

We have two more ways for you to prepare for college: the College 101 series and our annual NYU College Fair.

College 101 is available to all Precollege students during the course of the program and is an excellent opportunity for students to gain the skills they need to succeed in the college admissions process and in college. The series consists of various information sessions on topics including:

  • Admissions 101
  • Time Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Study Skills

These sessions are a great, informal way to find out more about common college concerns– plus there will even be light refreshments served at the events!

Please note that all Precollege students are required to attend a Wellness 101 session, but don’t worry– we will be offering many sessions throughout the first few weeks of Precollege.

 

The second opportunity is the NYU College Fair! The College Fair offers the chance to meet with college representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities from all over the country! Discover schools you hadn’t previously considered, ask your general college application questions, and maybe even find your dream school– all without leaving the NYU campus. Want more info? Check out our College Fair flyer below:

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We hope you’ll take advantage of these awesome opportunities to prepare for college. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

College 101: American College for International Students

NYU is one of the most diverse universities in America, if not the world! It has the highest number of international students in the US, with about 90 countries represented in the freshman class.

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Pictured: Actual NYU students on NYU’s actual campus.

For some of you, this might be your first time in the Unites States and in an American college setting. So, as part of the College 101 series, we are hosting a one-hour session specifically for Precollege international students where we will go over fun and helpful information that you’ll need to know during your time at NYU. For example, we’ll discus the American style class room, debate culture, agreeing and disagreeing, and other topics.

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For example: Debates are typically not settled by rap battle. 

More information about College 101 will be given at the mandatory Precollege Orientation on July 3rd.We hope to see you there!

College 101: Wellness 101

College is a great time, but it can also be stressful. Sometimes managing classes, homework, exams, a social life, getting enough sleep, exercise, the hustle and bustle of New York City, and everything else that goes on in life can seem overwhelming!

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Everyone responds to stress in different ways. The Wellness 101 session of our College 101 series is designed to equip you with tools and resources you’ll need to have to best manage all the demands of being a college student. We’ll share tips on how to make sure you take needed breaks; have a buddy or someone to talk to; and take care of your physical well being by getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising. Because we want to see you succeed and make the most of your NYU experience, this session of College 101 is mandatory. For your convenience, multiple sessions will be scheduled throughout the summer; you’ll be able to RSVP through the events calendar when you arrive at Precollege.

As a reminder, here at NYU there are many resources on campus available for you. Some of these include:

The Wellness Exchange (212-443-9999)
The Student Health Center
The Writing Center
The University Learning Center
Your Professors
Your academic adviser and the University Programs Team

So don’t stress; come to Wellness 101!

College 101: Time Management

As part of the Precollege experience, we will be offering a number of College 101 sessions on various subjects to help you succeed at Precollege, and be better prepared for college after you have graduated from high school. This post will highlight our session on time management. Be sure to attend one of the College 101 Time Management sessions. More information will provided at the July 3rd Precollege Orientation.

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What do you mean by “time management?”
Time management is something everyone struggles to balance.  As a high school student, you probably already have to juggle your academics, extra-curricular activities, social and family life, and much more. As you prepare for your Precollege experience, you will now be independent in your scheduling, decision-making, and self-discipline. In other words, you get to choose your classes, when you want to take them, and you are responsible for your success!

Do you have any tips for me?
Sure! Although virtually every college student will have a different schedule from the next, there are some tried and true tips that can help ensure you make the most efficient and effective choices for a successful and fun summer. The College Board suggests the following 8 Ways to Take Control of Your Time:

  • Make a to-do list every day
  • Keep your work with you
  • Don’t be afraid to say no
  • Find your productive time
  • Create a dedicated study time
  • Budget your time
  • Don’t get sidetracked
  • Get a good night’s sleep

For a complete description of each of these tips, click here.

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Manage your time well, and this could be you! (Well, maybe with fewer arms…)

What if I need a little more help?
In addition to these tips, NYU’s Academic Resource Center (The ARC)  has numerous resources available to assist you– including your academic adviser– so stop by for more information once you’re on campus! Remember: although you will be responsible for managing your own time, resources are available to help you!