I was terrified of the thought of a new place, new teachers, new timetable and new people. At college you choose what you study so it seems less like a waste of time doing all the different subjects like at school. Colleges are normally alot bigger than schools and offer far more, one of the best things I found was during breaks and lunch you were allowed to leave the college campus and head into the city which was great for everything apart from my bank balance!
At college you are treated like an adult which means its your responsibility to get to college and lessons on time, to do your work on time and to supply the equipment you will need. You are also given less help as you aren't being forced to attend. The lessons a re pretty easy if your doing something you feel passionate about which you should as you chose to do it.
The social side of college is far better as the people in your class aren't all from where you live and everyone seems more mature now that they have left school and are acting like adults, there are also alot more events and trips planned which means you can meet people from the different subjects around college. The people are all different age groups which means your get a wider opinion on everything. The people who you meet in college are likely to be your friends for life!
College is huge compared to school so it will take a while to learn the whole campus even though I've been at my college for a year I still don't totally know where everything is, I only know the main parts that I need. As college is bigger you will need to expect to be dumped into alot more but as soon as you learn where you need to go that will lessen as you won't be standing around as much.
There is also alot more cafes and food areas in college so you can try different food from college although it probably will be alot more expensive than the food you can purchase in the town or city close to your college but it will probably be alot more healthier!
At my college and most others you are required to carry ID which can be the form of a lanyard of an ID card which can be annoying to remember to bring and wear all the time, but I suppose its necessary for security and keeping everyone safe. You will also see alot more different things at college atleast once a day I would see the security running at someone and I've also seen a man carrying a knife be arrested..
Good luck to everyone who is starting college in September!
You'll love it!