Heading off to college is a monumental event that you may understandably be eagerly looking forward to.
You may also be feeling intimidated or anxious about certain aspects of your future life.
Once you move out of your parents’ home and are on your own, you may be faced with many circumstances that can be trying, but you do not need to make being an independent adult any more challenging than it needs to be. By taking a few steps now, you can better prepare for life as an adult college student.
Most colleges and universities require students to show updated immunization records before registering for classes. If you have not already done so, now is the time to update your immunizations. This can help you to avoid unnecessary conflict once you get to school.
If you are like many people, you may take regular medication. This may be birth control pills, insulin shots, allergy pills or something else. Now is the time to visit your doctor and to obtain renewals on your prescriptions. You also should request that your pharmacy transfer your prescriptions to a pharmacy in your new town.
Visit the Dentist
You can visit a dentist in any location, but it may be easier to simply schedule routine hygiene services before you leave for school. After all, you will be busy with other things once you are on your own and going to classes. This is also the time to address any major dental concerns, such as getting tooth extraction.
Prepare Your Finances
If you have not already done so, prepare a budget that you can follow once you are out of your parents’ house. It may be helpful to ask your parents for their insight. This will ensure that you do not overlook any expenses and that your numbers are realistic.
Talk to Your Roommate
Many college students bunk up with a roommate in a dorm or an apartment. If you do not know your roommate personally yet, reach out to him or her. Talk about any major items that he or she is planning to bring and that can be shared. For example, you may bring the microwave, and he or she may bring the TV. If you are going to live in an apartment with someone you know, go shopping together for furniture, kitchen items and more before your relocation day arrives.
These are some of the more essential steps before moving to college as you leave your parents’ house. You can see that each of these steps could be addressed after moving out, but it may be more advantageous to tackle them now.
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