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Making the college transition

After choosing a college, let them know you're coming! This triggers your chance to register for orientation, pick classes, and choose housing. Don't miss any deadlines. Chat with future classmates on social media if you want, and get ready for a great experience - college is an exciting part of life!

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Video transcript

- So now that you've made your choice where you would like to attend college the next steps are to let us know that you've chosen us. That's the thing that will then trigger the opportunity for you to register for your orientation so you get a sense of what it's like to attend the college. At that point you'd be able to register for classes and speak with advisers. You'll also have an opportunity to select your housing. On some campuses you may actually have some input as who will be your roommate, but you certainly would be able to select, to take a look at the housing options and to select where you would like to live. You'll also have an opportunity to meet with other students. Many of us have Facebook pages where you have an opportunity to go ahead and chat with students and to become familiar with other students who will also be coming so that you don't come in and meet a bunch of strangers when you get there. You wanna make sure that you meet all deadlines. There are many deadlines that you'll see for your housing, for registering for classes, for registering for orientation. Deadlines are gonna be very important because if you miss deadlines then that can have an impact on your matriculation on to the campus. And then after that I would say that you just want to make sure that you prepare yourself to have a wonderful experience at this next part of your life because it's very exciting going to college. I honestly believe that it's one of the best parts of your life and you should enjoy it very much.