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How is college different from high school?

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I'm in a very rigorous program in my high school (the IB program), and I was wondering how the course load differs? #college #ib

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Doreen’s Answer

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I love this question!!! The best way I describe it is if you were the smartest person at your school. Be prepared to meet all of the smartest people or the best at whatever you were good at doing. There are several things that will separate you from your peers and I will list them below.

1. Discipline - There are no bells or teachers telling you to go to class. If you are on campus, Mom is not there to wake you up.
2. Freedom - What do you want to do on the weekend study or party?
3. Workload - Study!!! The amount of work in college makes high school a joke. And, of you pursue higher education forget a social life!
4. Relationships - The relationships you build in college can impact your career or careers in your family for generations {nepotism}
5. Rewarding - Earning a degree is one of the most rewarding things you can do. {Be smart so it isn't financially draining}
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Paul’s Answer

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Hi Monica,

I took IB in high school when I graduated in 2017 and attend UCLA as a third year currently. College is basically a crafted experience where you set your own agenda such as class schedule, lunch time, and other time sensitive things. Meanwhile, IB is more of a strict guided curriculum filled with deadlines and side projects. In my opinion, college workload and coursework is a lot easier to deal with when compared to IB - especially AFTER going through IB. Hope I helped, good luck!


Sincerely,

Paul
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Nicholas’s Answer

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College is a time of independence and a way for you to explore your passions. It's a lot more bearing on your studies, but you can also explore the ways of how the real world works! Take on the college life, and it can be extremely beneficial to your development in what you want to do and how you want to become as a person
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Elizabeth’s Answer

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I would agree with Jason, for me the biggest difference was in college you are treated like an adult because most people in college are and they figure you are paying to be there so you should participate.

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Cedric’s Answer

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Similar to what Jason said the biggest difference is in freedom that you have in college. No one is looking over your shoulder making you do anything everything is on you to make it happen. I will tell you I learned a lot about myself in college. The biggest thing I learned is I am now a 8 - 5 person. I liked having my classes later in the day as it gave me more time to sleep in and I stayed up later to study and do my assignments. You will see yourself grow a lot.
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Jason’s Answer

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For me, the biggest difference between high school and college was the freedom that you have on campus in college. You must balance your scholarly responsibilities with everyday chores and socializing with friends. High school is very structured while college is less structured. Thanks.

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