Three things every freshman needs for success in 2019


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

Hey, Mom! Give yourself a pat on the back. You did it—you raised one smart kid who’s about to own freshman year at college. We know how hard the transition can be—and not just for teens. At Golden Key, we’re here to support your student and you—the proud Mom who’s made it all possible.

On that note, today we want to talk about three things EVERY freshman needs to succeed in 2019. Share these tips with your teen, and let’s make 2019 their best year yet.

  1. Never miss a thing.
    Orientation. Classes. Meetings with professors. Student clubs (don’t forget Golden Key orientations, too :)). There’s a lot to get involved in on campus, and it’s best for your first-year student to participate in as much as possible. Knowledge is power, and the faster they learn their way around campus while absorbing valuable information from professors, the faster they’ll shoot to freshman stardom.

  2. Balance.
    We know that all work and no play makes for one dull student! Finding balance is critical to success on both ends of the spectrum. Getting good grades in college is tougher than it was in high school. Every A+ is earned, which means making plenty of time to study. In the same breath, you need to encourage your teen to have some fun with friendsand SLEEP. A relaxed mind is a focused mind.

  3. Ask For Help.
    Nobody can do it all alone. College can be overwhelming, but the right support can get your teen back on track. Encourage your freshman to seek expert help when they need it, from campus guidance and health counselors to the Moxie Smart Care on-call support your student can access through Golden Key. Talk to your teen and encourage them to open up. A clear mind and a healthy body can work wonders for freshman success.

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About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.