Handling College Stress?


Hello. I am going to be a freshmen at Towson University in Maryland, and am considered a Pre-Nursing major. I was looking at the course load, and it seems that many of the classes I have to take as prerequisites for the nursing major, does not knock off some of the “Core Curriculum” (GenED) classes I have…

I know it may seem like a lot, but you have four semesters, freshmen and sophomore plus summer, to get all this done. You will most likely take 15 credits a semester mixing your prerequisites with your general education and soon enough bam! Youre wondering how you got that much done in such a short period of time. Then the next two/three years are strictly for your major/ “Core Curriculum”.

I recommend getting a gym membership, its a great way to burn off all the stress of college life!

Good luck and have fun!

What’s your major? I remember my semester if college was pretty mellow and full of comedic drama and wild stories. It wasn’t till after my first semester that things got stressful. I couldn’t remember a time when I wasn’t stressed out by something or class. Depending on the class that I was in, I would usually take 5 (usually 10) minute breaks to catch a breather. Other times I would just skip class altogether to get my head on straight (cause if i don’t, that’s a force to be reckoned with). Try, reading a nice book or writing. That helped me out when I got stressed. Snacking on some mixed fruit and nuts also helps. If you are still having problems see if you can drop some of your classes that you are currently taking and pick them up later on during your school term. As for the job, see if your school offers a work-study program (program where students work at their school – work schedule can be designed around your classes). Hope this helps.

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