However, if you're asking how college is different from high school, then there are also a lot of things to think about. College students have a lot more independence. Students get to pick their classes (to an extent), need to reach out for help on their own when it's needed, and make sure they study and do homework in a way that works for them. The workload in college also changes. While you might only be in classes for a few hours a day, there is a lot more work that goes into research, reading, studying, homework, and projects that has to be done outside of class. If you live on campus of a four-year college, you are living at school, which means you are surrounded by school programs and students all the time. College is the next step to a career, so internships, networking, and part-time jobs can also be a part of life, depending on what you would like to do.