After all of your hard work, you finally graduated from high school and are ready for the next adventure. No matter who you were in high school, going to college means a clean slate, both academically and socially. Starting college is exciting but it can also be a bit overwhelming. So, prior to joining the Texas Tech University Costa Rica (TTU-CR) community in August, you might want to take advantage of a few of our tips .
Familiarize yourself with TTU-CR
Red Raider orientation is the best way to become more familiar with the campus, the professors and the administration. You can use this time to meet fellow students and learn to navigate Avenida Escazu, your new home. This is also TTU-CR’s opportunity to get to know you and advise you on how best to prepare for your undergraduate studies.
Make a plan
Having a plan for your future can make the journey easier, especially at the beginning. This might start with creating a checklist of all of the things you hope to do as college student, from having an internship to starting a new on campus club. Our Student Affairs Coordinator and Academic Advisor will be there to help you take full advantage of your TTU-CR experience.
There will be many on campus events over the next several weeks, so come and catch the Red Raider spirit, as you meet your fellow classmates and professors. Your classmates will come from all backgrounds and bring different experiences with them. So, get ready to join a dynamic community that is sure to help shape your next four years and beyond.
TTU-CR’s faculty members have so much experience and expertise in their fields, it would be a shame to just go to class and do the work without getting to know your professors. Take advantage of office hours and create bonds with your professors that transcend the classroom.
Make the most out of your first year
College happens way too quickly, so do not rush through your first year. This is the time to try new things and go beyond your comfort zone. Try to learn from your mistakes and appreciate every moment.