College will be a completely new and different beast compared to high school. Depending on if you are leaving home, it might be the first time you’ll experience freedom from your parents, which can be both scary and exhilarating. While there is still some level of structure, as a college student you must have cultivated a strong work ethic, good time management skills, and diligent study habits in order to succeed. Additionally, don’t be afraid to set up times to meet with your professors for advice or future guidance. You’ll be spending four years (possibly) with some incredibly brilliant minds, and it is extremely beneficial to not only glean advice from your professors, but to have a good relationship with them. And if you have any plans or ideas to pursue grad school, you’ll need some stellar recommendations from them. I will also say it’s considerably easier to become close to your professors at a smaller college, rather than a large state school. Good luck with your studies!