1. Determine What Courses You Need to Take - After enrolling in your program, find out what the required courses are for your first year. The list is usually found on your college website under your program. You can also speak to friends and academic advisers for help.
2. Get a lap top - Even though they can be fairly pricey for incoming college students, they are really worth the investment. They save all your classes notes (lecture slides, personal notes, class notes) in one place.
3. Find Out What Resources Are Available - Learn who and where your academic advisers are, where you can learn how to study, what clubs or activities are available to your program, and who your professors and teaching assistance are.