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11 Real-Life Tips We Wish We Had Gotten The Summer Before College

Once you get to college, make sure your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. Discover Student Loans gives cash rewards for good grades. What's better than that?

1. Establish a regular sleeping schedule.

2. Choose a job that's challenging but flexible.

3. Go to as many orientation activities as possible.

4. Figure out how to make a few of your favorite dorm-friendly, home-cooked meals.

5. And learn how to do your laundry.

6. Don't decide on your sophomore-year housing situation or roommates too soon.

7. Take a cool trip before you head off to college!

8. Once you get assigned a roommate, at the very least shoot him or her a text to get to know them.

9. Buy a very comfortable hoodie from your new bookstore.

10. FOMO is hard, but don't get discouraged by social media. Use it to keep in touch!

11. Be a kid. Eighteen might feel old, but you've still got so much ahead of you.

Focus on being the best college student you can be, and Discover Student Loans will reward you for your good grades.