It’s no secret that high school and college are very different from one another. Expectations are higher, the classes are harder and nobody is there to hold your hand as you figure it all out. In order to be successful, students need to be prepared to make some real changes in how they approach classes, personal responsibility, relationships with instructors and study habits.

Incoming freshmen can increase their chances for success during their first year at college by understanding the major differences between high school and college, such as:

  • How classes are scheduled
  • Graduation requirements
  • How your professors will measure attendance
  • Keeping track of assignments and due dates
  • Understanding the curriculum
  • Appropriate study habits

By understanding the key differences between high school and college, first time students can become better prepared for the transition and increase their chances for success by taking the following actions:

  • Choosing the right school
  • Staying in touch with friends
  • Knowing their limitations
  • Scheduling classes strategically
  • And much more!

Don’t let the pressures of college life overwhelm you like it has so many other freshmen. Download CVI’s free tip sheet and learn how you can prepare for the college lifestyle today!



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