College can be a new,
stressful, and difficult time. Students may face concerns with their academic
work, worry about fitting in, or fall victim to procrastination and test
anxiety. Click on the different sections below for more information.
Students may be more likely to struggle with the transition to college if they are away from home for the first time, have a history of difficult transitions to new situations, are the first in the family to attend college, have close friends back at home, or are concerned about a family member at home.
The transition into
college can be a difficult and demanding period. Students may find the workload
overwhelming and have trouble keeping up with their classes, but there are ways
to manage the workload and stress.
ACT has a collection of
exercises that can help with academic concerns and confidence:
If you are struggling with
a course, talk with your professor during office hours for extra help and
guidance. Your professor is there to help; that’s what the office hours are
for! For further assistance, IUP Academic Support offers Walk-In Peer
Remember, the information in the following sections are only meant to serve as helpful suggestions. If you would rather talk with a counselor about your concerns, please schedule an appointment with the Counseling Center.