College life is much different than high school life. If you are used to living with your family, now it is time to get ready to live alone or with roommates when you are in college. Although some of you may still live with family, once you are in college, your life will be much different than when you are in high school.
Here are some comparisons that you will experience during your transition into college life:
In high school, it is common to know everyone in your class and easy to make friends while in college it is often difficult to know few people unless if you have a group assignment. So if you are looking for new friends, try to get involved in some of the college activities or perhaps introduce yourself to a person next to you in class or a roommate next to you. It is a great start. But don’t get discouraged if you don’t make a new friend on the first try.
In high school, you are forced to learn all the subjects in the curriculum while in college you only need to learn the subjects that you take. Though it sounds like you have less responsibility college is more difficult than high school. Having a great time management skill is essential in college in order to succeed.
In high school, you must wake up early for school while in college you only wake up for your first class. Sometimes you need to go home before the next class begins. If you don’t need to go home, you should try to use your free time between classes to study.
In high school, you live with your family while in college you get to live with a roommate on campus. It is important to get along with a roommate and build a good relationship with a roommate.
In high school, you only have few assignment while in college you are most likely spend much of your time with college assignments. Learn to prioritize your college assignments first before anything else.
High school books are cheap or free, but college textbooks are most costly. If it is possible, try to buy a second-hand book or rent a book for your semester.
In high school, you have plenty of free times while in college, it is nearly impossible to have free times for fun. Learn to manage your time between college life and personal life.
In high school, it is mandatory to attend the classes while in college it is strongly recommended to attend the classes to avoid missing the important information.
In high school, you can do the homework a night before you hand it in a while in college you need few days to research thoroughly before doing the assignments. So don’t do your assignment at the last minute.
In high school, your family is in charge of you financially while in college you must manage everything by yourself. Learning to manage your finances before getting into college will be very helpful.