How to Prepare for a New Semester in College

Welcome back, y’all! I can’t believe I am a senior in college and my upcoming semester will be my last one. It seems like time just flew by!

There are definitely a lot of things that I do to prepare for a new semester, especially now that I’m a senior. Today’s blog post is all about how and what you should prepare for a new semester in college.

Check on your class schedule early

The sooner you log on to your school’s website, the better.

Sometimes class times change, locations change and sometimes classes get cancelled. Hopefully your school sends you emails when these things occur, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Taking a five minute break from Netflix and Hulu is worth a peace of mind once you realize your schedule is all good to go.

This practices you to manage your time, too. If you know your school schedules, you get to insert some hobbies or activities for healthy living. Your corsets for healthy exercise won’t get wasted by this so manage your time well.

Do more back to school shopping, on a smaller scale

Let be real, how many pens and pencils do you still have left over from when you bought them in August?

Though you won’t be getting the same back to school deals, you should definitely do a little mid-semester back to school shopping. Replenishing your notebooks and pens will definitely keep you motivated about the new semester.

Figure out how much your books will cost before the first day

I personally like to go ahead and figure out what books I will try to buy, rent or use the e-book version of before classes start.

By waiting until the first day, I only added to the amount of days I’m waiting for my book to be shipped to me, so I like to have them before the first day.

There are loads of great websites to use for textbook comparisons, but my absolute favorite is They compare prices from Amazon, AbeBooks, Chegg and a lot more websites. They also include rental prices.


Become one with Google Calendar, iCalendar, or your favorite scheduling app

Unless there are a couple of classes you aren’t sure you’re going to be able to get into, or you’re waiting to be put into, I suggest already having your school, work and extracurricular calendar already inputted into your favorite calendar app so you can see when your free time and periods are.

I already have my own class schedule for next year in Google Calendar. I don’t have my work schedule yet, but this still provides me with a rough estimate of what time I’ll be working and when I can plan study time.

A new semester doesn’t have to be daunting if you just plan ahead!