Congrats on being accepted to your respected school, I know this is a very exciting moment in ones life as this is the first "real world" experience they will have. One thing I can share being that I was once in your shoes is to not be afraid to ask for help. For many this is the first time they are away from home and it can be difficult to manage all the things going on life. Colleges traditionally have a ton of support to help students through the troubles you might be going though. Whether it is with grades, dorm issues, to life you can find people to talk to. What you don't want to do is wait. The longer you wait the harder it is for people to have a meaning impact and help with whatever you are needing help with.
The next thing I suggest is to get involved. Within college there are so many clubs, groups and fraternities/ sororities that you can join and meet help. The people you meet in college will be the ones that will be there forever so making impactful connections with people will carry with you though-out your life. Also in many cases you aren't the only one thats struggling with the stress of life while in college so being able to talk with people who are also struggling with the same issues helps work though them.
In the end college is some of the best times of your life. It's a time where you are allowed to make mistakes and grow from them. Enjoy the time and make as many memories as you can.
I agree to Lndysay's answer. Go to you classes, don't skip and make friends as well. Know that having fun too is alright, as long as you know your priorities and responsibilities as a student, I'm sure everything will turn out great for you. First year of college is usually the timeline where you are always curious about something but at the same time you have a doubt that this or that might get you in trouble or something. You may also have your self tour around the campus and nearby cafes or even grocery store, It will be good to that you will be familiar to the surroundings of in and out of your school. It is normal that sometimes there will be pressure maybe pressure from your family, friends or people that are not really close to you, just stay humble and follow your dreams.
Good luck and God bless to the new chapter of you life! all the best and I know you're going to be amazing! :)
I feel like college is what you make out of it! During covid college is a little different!
Also do you plan on living on campus or staying at home and driving to and from school everyday? I feel like this will be a factor to consider as well. If you live on campus it will be a great experience for the first time away from home! You will learn a lot of responsibility and there will be times where that is a struggle. You will have to figure out how you personally will maintain your school work and your personal life! Overall I enjoyed college a lot! I met a lot of great people and I was able to finish school and get a great job! You will just have to find what works best for you! I know I enjoyed college a lot more than high school!
Hope this helps!
Focus on staying organized and prioritizing your responsibilities. If you do this, you should be able to manage the workload. College comes at you much faster than high school. Being able to compartmentalize what's expected of you will limit your stress, as well as give you the confidence you need for the task in front of you.
Also, do not let any downfalls define the bigger picture. If you fail a test (or miss an assignment) it's not the end of the world. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep moving forward. NEVER stop moving forward. If you are always focused on doing the right thing, this will come easy to you. Best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors!