Originally Answered: Is it normal to have trouble coping or dealing with stress in college? as a college student?
Yes, that is very, very normal. Most college students have a hard time adjusting during their freshman year, it's a big change from where you came from. The classes are harder, the assignments are more challenging, the living situation is different, you have all this freedom you never had before, you're away from your parents and your old friends... it's a lot to happen at once. It's totally normal to feel stressed and anxious.
Just because it's normal doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of the problem, though. You can't just let yourself stay stressed out and anxious, it will take a toll on your health - both mental and physical. Most schools offer some kind of free student counseling services, I think you should look into that at your school. They are used to talking to students who are stressed out by the change from high school to college, they have a lot of experience in that area and will be able to help you get more comfortable in college and learn how to manage your stress and anxiety in a better way.
You might also look for a class to take like "College Success", "First Year Success", or whatever the name of it is at your school. Many schools have a class like this that is geared towards freshman, it teaches them how to manage their time, study more effectively, manage stress and anxiety, things like that. It would be an easy elective credit for you to take, and would give you some good skills to help you manage your time and stress in the future.
I remember my freshman year, it was a really rough year for me. Living in a dorm with roommates for the first time, being away from home (even though I could still drive home relatively easily), taking lots of challenging classes, trying to make new friends... it was a lot to handle. I started seeing a counselor through my school and it really helped me figure things out and manage my stress better. I think it could help you too, so look into it!