Picking a college. Navigating financial aid packages. Meeting roommates. Surviving finals. For the next eight months, NBC News will follow 10 students from across the country as they transition from high school seniors to college freshmen. Each student will document their journey through first-person videos, where they'll share the excitement, anxiety, challenges and achievements of their first semester of college.
Join us as we tell these students' stories, debunk common misconceptions about college, and offer essential reading for parents and high schoolers. Get to know more about the students below, and get more information about The Freshman Year Experience here.
Meet the Freshman Year Experience students
- Alex Bender from Aurora, Colorado
- Alex Wright from Sheboygan, Wisconsin
- Chieloka Mbaezue from Powder Springs, Georgia
- Darian Stevenson from Alton, Illinois
- Jimmy Shaw from Manhattan Beach, California
- Paul Keppel from Collingswood, New Jersey
- Priscilla Reyes From El Paso, Texas
- Stephanie Cornett from Framingham, Massachusetts
- Tyler Williams from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Tyra Searcy from Florissant, Missouri