Book Ideas for High School Graduates Heading to College in the Fall

Students heading to college for the first time have a lot of questions. Most students are excited, but nervous because of all of the unknowns. It’s hard to know what to expect because college is so much different than high school. Luckily, there are a lot of great books out there that give students tips, tricks, and information on the college life. Whether you’re a student heading to college in the fall or someone looking to give a gift to a new high school graduate, there are a lot of great options to consider.

Below are a few books to consider. Not sure if one book will be better than the other for the student you are buying for? Check out the reviews and search inside the books to get a better idea about each book. Each book is linked to an affiliate link through Amazon. You will not pay extra if you purchase from the link; however, I will receive a small reimbursement if you purchase through the link.

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College
Author: Harlan Cohen
The books shares information about many things new students may encounter when they attend college. The author shares his own tips, as well as tips from college students, on all things related to college.

The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between
Authors: Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey
More tips and tricks to help students navigate college.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life
Author: Richard Carlson
We can let little things really get to us and then it will affect other parts of our life. This book can help the reader realize that small things are not worth sweating over.

The Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life
Authors: Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Annie Chandler Wang, Windsor Hanger Western, and the Writers & Editors of Her Campus
While the book is geared towards female students, a lot of the advice is good for all students. There is lots of advice on various topics, such as dorm safety, campus safety, study abroad, and staying healthy.

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know (Like Buying Your Books before Exams Start)
Author: Harry Harrison
The author shares literally 1,001 things students should know while they are in college.

College Hacks
Author: Keith Bradford
We all love hacks. Sometimes we see a hack and think, “why didn’t I think of that?” This book has so many hacks for your time in college.

The College Bucket List: 101 Fun, Unforgettable and Maybe Even Life-Changing Things to do Before Graduation
Author: Kourtney Jason
There is so much more to college than the things you will learn in the classroom. College is also about your experiences. This books share 101 ideas to make memorable experiences outside the classroom.

Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out… and Those Already on Their Way
Author: Dr. Seuss
If you love Dr. Seuss, this book provides great advice in a way that only Dr. Seuss can.

Professors’ Guide to Getting Good Grades in College
Authors: Lynn F. Jacobs, Ph.D. and Jeremy S. Hyman, M.A.
College is different than high school. The authors, who are professors, give inside information about doing well in college. They share information on taking exams, writing papers, and attending office hours.

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