Starting your studies: What you need to know to get started in September

September is approaching, and with it, a new chapter begins for many: college.

  • August 14, 2023
  • 2 Min. reading time

September is approaching, and with it, a new chapter begins for many: college. Transitioning to college can be both exciting and a bit scary. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most important aspects you should consider as you prepare for college.

Study schedule

Take a close look at your class schedule. Which lectures and seminars do you need to attend? How much time should you plan for self-study? Also, find out what books and materials you will need. Buying early can save you money and avoid stress. Who are the people who will be teaching you? It might be helpful to know their research interests and note their office hours.

Orientation is required

Many colleges and universities offer orientation days. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know the campus and find important places. Also consider how you will get to and from the college. Find out about bus and train routes, bike paths or parking options.

Build a network

What clubs and groups might interest you exist at your college? Music, sports, art – the possibilities are many. Plus, you're not alone! Get to know your fellow students, follow your university or college's social media channels, and attend student orientation events to meet new people.

Financial planning

You should set a budget. Think about how much money you have available each month and set a budget for food, class materials, recreational activities, etc. If you need financial assistance, find out if there are scholarships you can apply for.


Starting college is an exciting time that you should plan well for. With these tips, you can be sure you're well prepared. From knowing your study schedule to exploring campus to networking and financial planning, the transition to your college is sure to succeed. Also, remember that it's okay to ask questions and seek support.

We wish you success and a great start!