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College Concerns

College can be a new, stressful, and difficult time. Students may face concerns with their academic work, worry about fitting in, or fall victim to procrastination and test anxiety. Click on the different sections below for more information. 

Academic Concerns 

The transition into college can be a difficult and demanding period. Students may find the workload overwhelming and have trouble keeping up with their classes, but there are ways to manage the workload and stress. 

ACT has a collection of exercises that can help with academic concerns and confidence:

If you are struggling with a course, talk with your professor during office hours for extra help and guidance. Your professor is there to help; that’s what the office hours are for! For further assistance, IUP Academic Support offers Walk-In Peer Tutoring

Remember, the information in the following sections are only meant to serve as helpful suggestions. If you would rather talk with a counselor about your concerns, please schedule an appointment with the counseling center. 

Homesickness Tips
What is homesickness? In a word, homesickness represents loss.
Maintaining a Balance
Finding the right balance in college is important to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed and unstressed. Read through for some general tips on how to maintain balance.
Putting off assignments and responsibilities is a common problem for many students. Contrary to popular belief, procrastination can be handled and avoided.
Test Anxiety
Even with confidence in your study skills, you may still experience test anxiety. This page provides some suggestions on how to cope with your test anxiety.
  • The Counseling Center
  • Suites on Maple East, G31
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2621
  • Fax: 724-357-7728
  • Client Services Summer 2015
  • Student counseling services are not provided during the summer. For assistance during business hours, contact the Center for Health and Well-Being at 724-357-1358 or visit the Center's main desk in Suites on Maple East. In case of an emergency, contact University Police at 724-357-2141 or call 911 or go to Indiana Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department.
  • For 24-hour assistance, call the local mobile crisis hotline at 1-877-333-2470.