Skip to main content
2 answers
2
Asked 875 views

Is there any way to make the transition from high school to college a little bit easier?

College is a big transition in a teenagers life, so I was wondering if there are tips to ease this process. #tips #goingtocollege

Thank you comment icon It is a great question as it is one of the biggest changes in an individuals life. The ease of transition will be different for each individual. If you are independent and self-disciplined, the transition can be quite easy. If you are living off campus versus on campus can also make a difference but there is not necessarily a right or wrong approach. My personal suggestion is to keep your first semester pretty achievable ( not saying easy : ) )until you grasp the difficulties and develop a routine. Jason Wenmoth

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

2

2 answers


1
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Rick S.’s Answer

Very much depends on your school and level of courses before entering college. In general, much more studying is required in college to be academically successful. The general rule is that for every hour of lecture in class, you should spend two hours studying or doing homework. Much also depends on whether you will attend college in your town or if you are going away for the first time. If you are going away, take advantage of the student organizations at your new school, this will help ensure a network of friends that are more diverse than just the group of students attending your classes. Be outgoing and friendly and be open-minded since there will be many students with backgrounds that are different from your own.

Rick S. recommends the following next steps:

If possible, attend/audit a college course in your town. Ask a professor or counselor if it is okay to sit in and listen. This will give you a good perspective on what to expect when you get there and how students and professors interact with each other. Also take advantage and talk to those students to ask them how they prepared for the experience.
1
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Andrew’s Answer

It is great that you want to continue your education and you are correct that the transition can be a bit intimidating. You may want to consider a local community college for the first year or two. It will help ease you into the requirements of college, allow you to complete prerequisites, and most likely save you some money before you commit to a major study.

0