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5 Most Important Things to Do Before Going to University

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The transition of going from school to university is a weird feeling; stressful yet exciting. Also, if you are traveling to another city, state, or country for university, the transition can become even more stressful and overwhelming. If you are reading this post, we are sure that you are also a student going through this transition, right?

If yes, then you have absolutely landed on the right page!

Related read for students: How to Be a Good Student?

There are chances that you might have already got your acceptance letter, so yes, the hardest part of the application process is done! Now it is time to get ready and prepare yourself to go to the university so that you have a smooth transition and adjustment experience. The process will be a little bit daunting and we know that. This is why we are here to help you out!

Below, we are sharing a brief guide with some important steps and things you need to do before going to university. These steps will make the university experience very convenient and less scary for you. Keep Reading, you will want to thank us later!

1. Clear All Dues Timely

Do you know what is the first thing you need to do after getting your acceptance letter? Clear all the dues and fees as soon as possible to confirm your admission. For details, you can sign in to your student portal with the given credentials, and see all the information about the tuition fees; when to pay, where to pay, and how much to pay. This process is literally the first and the most important step to confirming your admission. Moreover, if you are opting for university accommodation, then you need to learn all its details too and pay the accommodation fees as soon as possible to get your desirable and ideal options. You can pay both the accommodation and tuition fees online through a debit or credit card.

2. Create A Bank Account

It is 2022, so every student these days need to have a bank account, especially the ones who are living abroad or in another city.  Opening a bank account can easily help them to receive money from home, or send if they have to. So, book an appointment to visit your desired bank. Your university will provide you with a bank letter - take that with you as proof of you are a student and you need the account for those purposes. All you will have to do is sign a few documents, deposit some cash in the account, and you will be done. However, still, make sure to keep some cash with you too while leaving for university other than the money in the bank account. Moreover, make sure to ask your university about what banks they recommend to students for opening accounts.

3. Budgeting

If you are someone who spends all their money before the month ends, then you really need to learn how to make budgets; especially students. Student life is weird; one day you are out having fun with friends and the next day you are broke with no money left. You don’t want this to happen to you, right? That is why make a complete budget of how much money you will have, and how will you spend it before going to university. Make a list of all the things you will need like groceries, food, supplies, etc. Then, allot a specific amount of money to each category and make sure to stick to that amount every month. Also, make sure to keep a specific amount aside for emergencies. However, keep in mind that you need to follow the budget religiously to avoid inconveniences and mishaps.

4. Learn To Cook

Eating McDonald’s and takeout food every day is not good for both your budget and health. Yes, eating outside daily will be expensive, and you can develop a lot of stomach issues too. Moreover, you will also miss the taste of homemade food, right? To get rid of this situation, the best solution is to learn to cook before leaving for university, at least a little bit. You can start by learning a few of your favorite dishes and some basic dishes like a sandwich, omelet, mac n cheese, etc. Also, don’t lose hope if you fail at your first cooking attempt. Just keep practicing and you will notice your cooking skills getting better and better each day.

5. Pack Wisely

Last but not least, packing for university is also very exciting, but please be wise during the process. To give you a helping hand, here is a complete list of things you need to pack at any cost while leaving for university:

  1. Driver’s License, Bank Card, All University Documents, and Insurance Documents.
  2. Laptop, Cell Phone, Charger, Extra Extension Cables, USB, Headphones, and a Printer, For optional tech gadgets, you can keep a Camera, a Small TV, Speakers, and a Game Console.
  3. Pens, Pencils, Notebook, A4 Sheets, Diary, Stapler, Sticky Tape, Highlighters, and Sticky Notes.
  4. Essential Cutlery, Crockery, Frying Pan, Sauce Pan, Washing Sponge and Liquid, Snacks, and Scissors.
  5. Mattress Protector, Pillows and Covers, Blankets, Hangers, Alarm Clock, Ear Plugs, Desk Lamp, and Laundry Bin.
  6. Casual Clothes, Undergarments, Night Clothes, All Types of Shoes, Smart Office Outfits, Swimwear, Sportswear, Scarves, Hats, and Gloves.
  7. Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soaps, Deodorant, Shower Gels, Towels, Napkins, Sanitary Towels, Shower Gel, and other essential toiletries.
  8. All medications and prescriptions, multivitamins, etc.
  9. Hair Dryers, Sewing Kit, Books, and a Strong Bag.

Final Words

Now that you have gone through the entire post, we are sure you are at least 50% prepared for going to university. The overwhelming feeling and stress will be there for some time, but don’t worry; they will vanish as soon you reach university and settle down. Just remember that the university period is going to be the best time of your life, and you need to enjoy it as much as you can. Also, keep all of our essential tips in mind too!

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Austin has 10+ years of experience in teaching. He has researched on thousands of students-related topics, issues, and concerns. You will often find him writing about the common concerns of students, their nutrition, and what is beneficial for their academics and health both.