Submission by Zeke C.
As a freshman commuter student, I believe that the most essential advice I can give is to make sure to manage your time well.
Most students say that managing time is essential to school, especially in college. If you manage your time well, you will have time for work, hangout time, and studying. I believe this is the single most important skill because average time management, like I had this semester, put me in a spot where I was rushing to complete assignments literally minutes before it was due. With better time management, I could have made myself less stressed out about these assignments.
This advice is helpful because managing time well will not lead to having the same experience that I had with being extremely stressed. Overall, having time management will lead to success as a commuter and as a college student in general.