Be prepared and learn to save money. I never thought I would need to use a budget or save money, well I was wrong. Be prepared with class work and assignments, putting it off is the worst habbit I ever started and the best way is to simply do it. College is a whole new fish pond and keeping that in mind is key, if you were the big hot shot in high school, be prepared to start as a nothing in college. Be kind and caring to those around you and making a good group of friends is important. College life can be rough, especially if it is your first time away from home and there is a new world to explore. Being safe and keeping focus is more important than parties and relationships. Most important thing I would say is that staying focused and just pushing through the tough times will be worth it in the end.