Well for one thing, remember that no one at school will know what you really look like. The new friends you make will think you just look and act like that, and like you the way you are. Then when you go off pred., your friends will think you are getting better looking and getting a sweeter disposition!! Also, you should focus squarely on getting great grades, rather than socializing, because grade average you get in your first year is difficult to change as time goes on. So don't worry about how you will look -- just go to school and have fun on the side! I think getting the CD under control is very important, and the sooner you do, the sooner you can go off pred.