When I was is in high school, I thought I felt like I knew a little too much about college. Being the youngest of my family, I had watched my brother and my sister go through their college application, acceptance, and graduation process. I thought to myself, "I've seen it all!" But honestly, when it came to being my turn to go to college, it was as if I had never knew anything about college at all. I feel that even though it might be something simple, you need to realize that there are going to be people who are completely different from you in college. I had a difficult time dealing with this issue - something many refer to as "culture shock." I believe this is one of the biggest things I should have been told about when I was younger.
I am a first generation so in all honest I wanted to know EVERYTHING but in the end I would of liked to just know tips on what "not to do". For example, I wish I would of know what organizations were good to do and which were...not too good. I overwhelmed myself my first year with organizations and had to learn on my own what was worth it and also had to learn which ones were know on campus for their good deeds or not good deeds. In all honest I wish I had a mentor in my pocket my first years but the second year it got so much easier! Live and learn!