a current student here
College is voluntary and expensive. You have gained independence, you are in a new place, and your adult life is gradually beginning. Managing your own time is vital to balance responsibilities and set priorities. There will be moral and ethical decisions you may have never faced before and it is your job to stay on top of things. That is 33,000 dollars a year that can be wasted partying, failing classes, being in the wrong major or making the best of it. So many young adults go into copious amounts of debt for degrees that will not help them get a career. Schedules tend to look lighter than they actually are, so pick and choose classes wisely. You are expected to take responsibility for what you do and do not do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions. College is not guided, and professors will not remind you of due dates, incomplete work or initiate contact if you need assistance. College is a learning environment in which you take responsibility and apply what you have learned, but it's all worth it if you put in the effort.