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Freshmen Fears

The most common fears reported by freshmen during their first week of college:

  • I will not have enough money to do all the things I want to do.
  • I will not be able to manage my time for studying, meals, sleeping, and exercise.
  • I will have difficulty making friends.
  • I will have difficulty in  romantic relationships
  • I will become depressed, and this will affect my ability to make good grades.
  • College will be too difficult for me.
  • I don’t feel as if I should be in college.
  • I will disappoint my parents, who are paying for my education.
  • I will have trouble getting along with my roommate.
  • I will get lost on campus and be late for important classes.
  • I will choose a major that is not suited to my skills or interests.
  • My homesickness will adversely affect my habits.
  • I will have trouble understanding professors.
  • Other students will see me as a boring person.
  • I will be too shy to speak up in and out of class.
  • I will be tempted to cheat to get good grades.
  • I will not be as sophisticated as other freshmen.