As a college professor, I see this all too frequently -- students who struggle in college and sometimes even drop out because they are overwhelmed by the new pressures and responsibilities that they never encountered in high school. Let's face it -- the transition to college can be a difficult one. Your ability to handle the pressures of college can mean the difference between a successful and rewarding college experience and a difficult journey that may or may not lead you to your academic goals.
If you're a college student who is feeling overwhelmed by the academic and social demands of school, or if you're a prospective student worried about what lies ahead, you're in luck. This evening at 7 p.m., my About.com colleague Elizabeth Scott will speak about college stresss -- what causes it, how to keep it in check, and how to excel despite it. Elizabeth is an experienced wellness coach who specializes in stress management, so she knows what she's talking about. To participate in her presentation, visit CollegeWeekLive and sign up for All Access Zone, an event running all day today and tomorrow. You'll find lots of other useful presentations at this free event on topics such as financial aid, college essays, college health, and much more. See the schedule and sign up at CollegeWeekLive's All Access Zone.