I was a college student for 11 years (getting four degrees, including a PhD, will do that to you). I’m also an adjunct professor, so I’ve been at the other side of the classroom as well. Here are 50 things I’ve learned from being a college student and a professor. (I’ve also written a book on ADHD and college success, but I digress.)

1) The Freshman Fifteen does exist. So does the Freshman Twenty. Watch how many starches and processed foods you are eating.

2) Pizza — the ubiquitous college snack. See #1.

3) If it’s either take out a loan or quit school, take out a loan. The more time you take off from college, the lower the chances are of you returning to it.

4) If you can live harmoniously with someone in a 20×20 ft. space, you can do anything.

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