What are some advices for students in high school that are about to head to college?
First off, congratulations on preparing to embark on a new journey! As you get ready to head to college, you definitely want to make sure that you:
Prepare to manage your own time. Many people get overwhelmed when they first get to college because they have not been in charge or their own time or needed to prioritize their time yet.
Study for all of trying upcoming standardized tests.
Be ready to lock in on academics your first semester! You'll have so much fun and there will be so many opportunities that will pull and take your attention. This will make it easy to put academics on the back burner. Remember that it's a lot easier to manage a great gpa than it is to fight back from a tough first semester! Best of luck to you in the future!
Congratulations on going to college
Everything people said here was good advice.
To add to it...
Be excited about being uncomfortable. You will meet people from all different walks of life and backgrounds. You will be exposed to new and different ideas and points of view.
Listen to them, understand them, learn why people think the way they do. And remember that understanding doesn't mean agreeing. But by experiencing these new people and ideas it will help you later in life as you have to deal with more and more people from different backgrounds
Challenge yourself academically. Taking an "easy" class to get a good grade sounds like a great idea, but is a quick way to becoming bored and checked out. Select classes that are interesting to you and you feel will challenge you.
Lastly be yourself. You will find plenty of people that will accept you for you but also will challenge you to keep improving.
I encourage you to visit colleges and get feedback from currently active college students.
Congratulations to you! As you enter college remember there may many obstacles thrown your way. There will be times when you may want to give up. There may be times when you doubt yourself. NEVER GIVE UP! Keep pushing towards your goals no matter how difficult things may get. Never be afraid or too proud to ask for help.
Hi there! The best advice I can give is to make sure you get as involved as you can in groups in college. Also, make sure you join organizations that interest you, even if you are not familiar with them. You will meet new people and learn new things. The relationships you make in college will last you a lifetime!
Speaking from experience I would say you need to gain as much knowledge as you possibly can. A lot of students tend to go status quo and do enough to get in. I say go outside the box and do something that is against the grain. Volunteer to do programs outside the normal curriculum. Tell your school counselor to help get you in programs that help transition to the next level. If you know what field you want to go in, go to a company that is in that field and ask can you intern. They even allow you to take some college courses while you are still in high school. And last but not least, keeping pushing the envelope. You are the driver behind the wheel and control your own destiny. Aim high and Good Luck!!!
Apply for as many scholarships as you can, is never too much, this will only help you in your path of your career. Take extra curriculum courses such as AP classes to help you get through college faster. Don't be scared to fail, it's going to happen but you will learn from it. Give yourself a reason to wake up every morning. Don't get in unnecessary debt...trust me. Good luck and don't ever let anyone tell that you cannot achieve something.
Karina I'm glad you are looking at heading to college. Here are a few pieces of advice. Study and take the ACT or SAT exam. Work to achieve a high GPA so you can apply for scholarships and/or grants.
What a great question! My best advice is to open yourself up to new experiences, get comfortable meeting others. You will find out that so many people out there share similar interests and make some really good friends!
Some practical advice I would give as well, get some sleep before any important day such as tests and exams. Don’t cram a lot of information in your brain the day before, you want to learn and retain, not memorize. Some of my best friends are people I studied with in college!
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Don't wait to start thinking about what you want to be for college. Really think about what makes you happy and choosing the right college will just seem right.
Im glad that you are already thinking about college and what is expected. I have a few pieces of advised, the first one being that whatever path you decided to take in regards to your major be prepared that you may not end up working in that field and that’s completely fine. There maybe times where you’re going to feel overwhelmed, especially if you plan to work while going to school, but don’t give up, it’ll all be worth it! The light is at the end of the tunnel and remember good grades go a long way. Good luck on your path
Great question! Going to college can feel overwhelming. My advice is to first focus on earning the best grades possible. Good grades open up more possibilities which can lead to potential scholarships.
Next, think about what you want to do for work after high school. Research the average salary and work hours for jobs you find interesting. It's important to find work you are passionate about.
Also, apply for scholarships and grants. College can be expensive! You may start with a local community college at a lower cost before transitioning into a university. This can help you have more time to ensure that you find the right degree program.
Hope this helps!
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Stay focus on your dreams. Don't let the high school to college transition discouraged you. You will get acclimated to being responsible to show up for your classes. Stick with it and leverage the support and tools to set you up for success. Your academic advisor is your best friend to guide you on your career and not allow you to take unnecessary classes that can lenght your time in college. Education should be the core of who you are and #1 priority in order to be marketable in the corporate world. Lastly take advantage of your work benefits specially the school tuition if any.
Do your research on the programs that interest you. There are so many great options out there for you to get your education.
When you do select the school that you want to attend, make friends in class, get help, don't be afraid to ask questions.
Find mentors in the area of study you want to pursue your degree in. Learn as much as you can from them and think of questions you may want to ask them.
Graduation should be an exciting time!.
I recommend that you start volunteering for the job you want to do. This will help you build confidence in your career path.
Apply for College and dont take a break. Keep focus on building your education for your dream career.
Last, be fearless and remind your self daily that you will make a difference in the career you choose.
I'm cheering for you to graduate college. Best wishes!!!!