BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A recent survey found that 81.8 percent of freshmen respondents made preparations before their college life began, China Youth Daily reported Thursday.
Freshmen account for 56 percent of the 1,674 students taking part in the online survey, whose overall pre-college preparation rate is 78.4 percent.
On the subjects of their preparation, 61.6 percent said they learned about their majors, 54.3 percent made plans about their future studies and 43.1 focused on how to live independently on campus.
"Psychological preparation is very important, because it is my first time to be away from home for an extended period without my parents," said Chen Yue, a freshman attending a university in east China's Jiangxi Province.
Professor Tang Zhisong with Southwest University in Chongqing also advised new students to make plans to adapt both financially and socially, as well as consider possible directions of future employment.