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What are some advices before going to college?

I'm a senior high school, I'm about to graduate. I want to know what I have to expect and what are some tips I need to know.

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john’s Answer

The big difference is that in college discipline is your responsibility. No one is going to chase you around to get you to class on time or get your homework done. You have to take responsibility to do it yourself. No one is there to watch you and prevent you from wasting time or partying too hard. You have to say no to yourself.

If you take college on seriously and treat it as you would a job, that is, get up, get breakfast and get to work at 8 am and decide to spend the day on either classes, lunch or schoolwork until 4:30 pm, you will never have to stay up late or cram for a test. Your weekends and evenings will be free. This is not easy to do but it's a sure road to success. Don't fall behind and you don't have to scramble.

I never saw a kid fail at college that had self discipline.
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Richard J (Rich)’s Answer

I think the folks who already responded have some excellent points. Especially the one about being at college is your responsibility.

You have heard all the talks about Peer Pressure - well it does not go away in College. In fact, I think it is almost worse. College is an awesome experience and great fun - do not lose that portion of the experience. But, you have to balance it with the amount of study you need to do to be successful. Some kids have to study harder than others - you have to pick that level of commitment for yourself.

Go with an open mind. You may have picked your major and that is great - I hope it is truly your passion. But, as with many I know - once you get into it, it may not be what you thought it would be. Don't be discouraged by that - it is common. You will have other experiences based on your attendance that may provide you a different path.

Bottomline - be excited about going to college - it is an awesome experience at this time in your life. Enjoy the experience of being at school - but never lose site of the end goal - a successful academic experience with a Degree at the end of it.
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Anthony’s Answer

Take AP classes and consult a guidance counselor at your chosen state-accredited school. Regularly meet with them once or twice a year until it's no longer needed.
Thank you comment icon I hope you were in AP classes during high school. Anthony Perez
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Barlara’s Answer

That's fantastic that you're considering further education! The world of possibilities is wide open for you! Take your time to explore the plethora of options for colleges and majors, as well as minors that align with your passions and interests. Dive deep into researching various resource groups and institutions that will support and nurture your academic journey. Look into the success stories and achievements of their graduates in corporate, artistic, leadership positions, and business ownership – whatever aligns with your grand vision for your future. Best of luck, you've got this! The sky's the limit!
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. I understand there may be some anxiety to promote from high school to college. However, from my experience, my college days is one of the most memorable period in my life. You can better try to enjoy your college days.
Below are my suggestions:
1. Join the orientation program organized by the faculty or the college
2. Do some college tour to explore the facilities
3. Explore the extra curricular society / clubs that you have interest
4. If you will stay in dorm, start engaging your room mate and hall mates
5. Review the syllabus
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Tania’s Answer

I want to know what I have to expect and what are some tips I need to know.
Hello There.
You can expect for things to be different and some things to be the same.
You will need to open your mind to more options that you might not have come across before.
You will meet new people and you will need to learn how to deal with these new people.
Join a group / team that will allow you to get to meet other new people like yourself.
You can share ideas / opinions on how to maneuver around.
Be open to new suggestions / try something that you though you would never try before.
ALL WAYS BE SAFE!!
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Tania’s Answer

Hello There.
You can expect for things to be different and some things to be the same.
You will need to open your mind to more options that you might not have come across before.
You will meet new people and you will need to learn how to deal with these new people.
Join a group / team that will allow you to get to meet other new people like yourself.
You can share ideas / opinions on how to maneuver around.
Be open to new suggestions / try something that you thought you would never try before.
ALL WAYS BE SAFE!!
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Lily’s Answer

College is the greatest! I would enjoy the time you have left in high school, and start preparing for your next step! When I left for school the first time, I looked up packing list, as well as posted on different forums if anyone had something specific that they recommend

Lily recommends the following next steps:

relax!
prepare
don’t be afraid to ask questions!
always be safe
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Fernando’s Answer

When signing up for classes make sure that most of your classes are either in the morning or in the afternoon. This makes it easier for planning your day to day routine and giving yourself free time to eat, relax or hangout with friends. Familiarize yourself with the geography of the campus. Get a good feel for how long it takes you to get from class to class and what's around the area for recreational use. Never leave projects or homework for the last minute. At times you'll find yourself with more free time than what you had in high-school, so take advantage of it to start up or finish up class projects. Mid-term exams aren't as scary as many make them out to be.
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Vincent’s Answer

I wish I had enjoyed the summer before heading off to college. That's something I regret not doing. Instead, I took part in an internship program at a lab before starting college. While it was an amazing learning opportunity, I wish I had set aside some time for fun since college can be quite busy. There's always time in college to improve your study skills, catch up on content, and so on. If you don't have any part-time jobs or internships planned right now, it's totally cool to relax and hang out with friends before college begins.
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Jason’s Answer

Very good question.

College is a different world. Typically you’re used to spending 8 hours a day at school in an organized fashion. In college you might spend 3-4 hours in class and have the other 20 hours in a day to do as you please. so you have to have discipline and time management.

My second tip is know what you’re paying for. Go to your school website and look at your tuition & fee breakdown. It outlines everything you’re paying for from those athletic fees to go to games, library fees, career services, etc. My challenge to every college student is to review this statement and then utilize each resource listed at least 1 time per semester to ensure that they are getting the most out of their money and their college experience. You payed for it.

Lastly is to print out your degree plan and keep it on your fridge or wall (just a safe place you can access it) check off the courses you take as you take them. DO NOT rely on your advisor to determine your schedule for you. Be proactive and prepped before you meet with them and tell them which courses you will be taking. I’ve seen many people get mislead by letting their advisor dictate their courses for them.
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Brittany’s Answer

Here some great advice and requirements that were given to me by a college basketball coach.

1. Sit in the front two rows of every class. I believe statistically the closer to the front of the classroom you are, the better your grades will be. This forces you to pay attention and be proactive in your lectures. It also allows the professor to know who you are. It may be uncomfortable but it's a great way to make sure you are getting what you need out of each class.

2. Set aside 2 hours each day after your classes to do homework and study the material you just learned that day. You will remember your lessons better if you review the course material the same day. It's also great to make this a routine and stay on top of your work. We were required to do this by our basketball coach and all of the students on our team were successful. Having designated time each day to study is extremely important and a good habit to make immediately when you start having to be responsible for yourself.

3. I found it best to take classes first thing in the morning. All of my classes were between the hours 8 am and 1 pm. This allowed me to easily schedule in my additional two hours of study time and I had time to work, practice, or get to a gym in the afternoons and evenings.

4. Make your health a priority as well. If you are moving away from home and taking care of yourself for the first time, make sure you are maintaining a balanced diet, take some time outside, and make time for physical activity. Your mind works best when you are physically taking care of yourself as well.

Best of luck!
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