How to Prepare for College Over Winter Break
Winter break is the perfect time to unwind, carve out time with loved ones and catch up on some much-needed rest. While getting your R&R and binging your favorite TV show should be on your list, don’t forget to get your academic ducks in order for the new school year. 2023 is right around the corner, so better to start now. Stay tuned for tips below!
Housing should be at the top of your list. You’ll need to know where you’ll be living in the fall. On-campus housing isn’t mandatory, but first-year students have the options of Piedmont Central, Piedmont North and Patton Hall on the Atlanta campus.
Advantages of living in university housing include making friends on campus and having easy access to get involved on campus, not to mention, having downtown Atlanta right outside your front door.
Manage Your Finances
Finances are another crucial element of your college career. Using the cost calculator, you can estimate what you’ll be paying for your first semester. Hopefully, you completed your FAFSA. If not, you can submit a FAFSA application to take advantage of all the available aid.
Consider opening a student checking account to save money, avoid maintenance fees and even manage your monthly expenses.
Find Your Major
Did you know that Georgia State has over 250 majors, minors and pathways within reach? If you were undecided up until this point and don’t know what to choose, use this major survey to see what’s the best fit for you!
If you’ve decided on your college major and want the list of course openings, look at our catalog to get an idea of what classes you may take in your program.
Get to Know Campus
As we mentioned earlier, January is right around the corner! That said, it’s time to see what’s happening on the Atlanta campus. Schedule a campus visit to see prestigious learning centers, get a bite at a dining hall and meet Georgia State students.
Suppose you’re not in Atlanta and want to explore the campus. Experience a virtual tour to get a feel for our downtown Atlanta campus.
Keep Applying for Scholarships
Don’t pump the breaks just yet on your scholarship search. Use this time to apply for eligible 2023 scholarships.
Consider checking sources like this to uncover other opportunities for financial aid. There’s a lot more out there than you think!
Follow Us on Social Media
We have tons of news and upcoming dates to share with you! Follow us on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop of everything from academic reminders to campus events and everything in between.
Most importantly, remember that Georgia State’s campus will be closed from December 19 through January 2. Get your rest, watch your shows and prepare for your college career. See you in 2023!