07/11/2011 03:41 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2011

10 Things An Incoming Freshman Should Do Right Now

It's the summer after you've graduated high school. You've finished your exams. You've finished the college application process. You have your diploma, you've taken the pictures in the cap and gown and you finally decided on a college. So now all you want to do is kick back and relax and enjoy an entire summer free of responsibility and full of hanging with your friends before you each go your separate ways to start some new adventures.

Believe me, I know exactly how you feel. I was there four short years ago. And because I've been there already I know what comes next. So I thought I'd give you a little advice. Because all those papers that came along with your acceptance letter, they weren't there just to stuff the envelope. Starting college involves a lot more than checking off the box next to "I will attend." So here are a few things to keep in mind.

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