Before starting Bastyr, I was so worried about whether or not I could keep up with the classes and keep my grades up. Since Bastyr promotes a “rigorous science background” for all of its programs and sports a quarter system (which was new to me), I worried whether or not I'd be able to keep up. Going into the first quarter of my first year here, it was definitely a big change compared to my last college, which was on a semester system and was a lot more relaxed. I started to find it difficult to balance work, classes and having some sort of life outside school. Luckily though, I eventually got into the swing of things.
To overcome my worry about keeping up with my classes, I developed a few strategies:
All of these strategies helped me overcome my worry of keeping up with my classes, and now heading into my second year, I feel more confident (and even excited!) for the classes to begin.