One question that comes to mind when graduating high school is, “should I attend college?” For many graduates this question have a very obvious answer. A high school graduate may state that, “college is the best option if one is trying to get a higher level of education, and will help one compete for a higher paying job.” However, in my opinion most graduates do not consider the fact that going to college is a very big decision to make and that the schoolwork will not be easy. Going to college is not the best choice for every high school graduate because many students cannot handle college, colleges’ lower standards, and not all jobs require a college degree.
Preparing for College after graduating from high school is considered to be as one of the most thought by students. Even so, most students nowadays are uncertain whether attending college will be a good advantage for them. Some believe that it is a waste of time and money, but most people consider it as a reason to thrive in life. Unlike High school, College is certainly different because it determines your future and should be taken more earnestly by the students. College education is a worth of cost because it basically provides students with great benefits, which can be a good help in shaping their future goals.
After high school I have strong intentions on moving forward with my education by going to college. By going to college I attend to further expand my knowledge in a field that I am interested in pursuing, so that I can
College is a chance to be free and is a bridge between the real world and school. I’m an adult and expected to behave as such; I make my own choices where I have to decide what is important to me. I have an opportunity to learn how the world works, to explore the limitless possibilities and a chance to admire how vast knowledge can be. College will change my life in the way that I can develop life skills outside academics, to be fully
In my earlier high school years I did not plan to go to college. I wanted to join the workforce immediately. I felt like college was not going to benefit me in many ways, but after careful consideration I decided I would be missing out on excellent opportunities if I did not go. I want to attend college not only to obtain a career, but also for all of the opportunities college life will offer me. I am eager to be involved with the college community and to make friends with my peers. I plan to better myself by learning things I never knew or learned in highschool about who I am. I know I have a lot of potential to be someone valuable to the community. Whether it be to a business, the sciences, or medical fields, I know in order to become that
After graduating high school, no one prepares you for college. Most kids when they are finished with high school don’t even fantasize about going back to school. I have always wanted to go to college ever since I was a young kid. I also had dreams of myself going to college, but in my dreams, everything was picture perfect. In reality, college has been very challenging for me. No one tells you about the adjustments and complications that you would have to face to become a successful college student.
Going to college allows for many opportunities to open up in life. Society is changing at a very rapid rate. College is a very difficult time for nearly everyone, as Charles Murray who published an article on should the Obama Generation Drop out also states that “A large majority of young people do not have the intellectual ability to do genuine college-level work” (95). Attending college is not for everyone, but It can teach you to learn how to become independent, develop discipline, evolve new life skills, and learn how to balance a social life versus student life. The experiences you obtain and gain from attending college can lead you to learn how to live your life within the college environment in a way that creates harmony with who you are. It is a time of trial and error until you find what works for you. Eventually harmony is found by choosing a major that coincides in a positive way with the person you are. Once this is found, you will be able to establish a system of studying and learning that works for how your mind works. It is natural that your life will be in disharmony when the circumstances in your life change dramatically, such as when you go to college, but your life should eventually return to being less stressful. During your college journey, you will make many friends. Many friendships that you make in college
“You should really figure out what you want to do before you waste a ton of money.” “It's okay to not know exactly what you want to do, you have time.” Transitioning from high school to college was slightly frightening considering the mixed emotions I experienced while constantly hearing comments similar to these from not only my parents, but older friends, teachers, informative college advisors, or administration. Although I haven’t gotten into my desired career, let alone the classes needed to get there; I feel my thorough research into every aspect of Accounting, from organizations, internships, and all the needed qualifications will be extremely beneficial in knowing this is the career for me.
The transition from high school to be college can be tough on anyone, especially anyone coming from a small school. Fitting in and making new friends can be something terrifying when coming from a tiny high school where you moved grade to grade with the same small group of kids. Going to a more tighter knit college can help the transition when coming from a high school where everyone knew everyone, that’s exactly what the university of Indianapolis offers. University of Indianapolis’ campus offers so many places where one can just get away from a moment of piece. The best place for that is the Canal. The canal offers beautiful scenery and helps to calm one down when college just gets a little bit to stressful.
College is a time for pursuing a wide array of activities and interests, but each activity takes time.(Thidodeaux 2010). Students have a lot of time on hand when they transition to college from high school. Many student's seem to think it is a relief or a vacation from parents and embrace the life of freedom. College can be hard at times, but if you apply and pace yourself it could be fairly easily. I had a similar issue a different school, and still have similar issue with school work, my time frame doing my work and managing the time frame to complete it. I believe many students then realize that there aren't any teachers or parent to baby sit you and your school work, it’s up to you to get it done.
Transition from high school to college for the average student can be stressful and filled with suspense but more than any of these they for the first time realize that they are no longer (BMOC), big man, on campus. However, there are some positive aspects as well, you are now on your own and parents are no longer there to oversee your lifestyle and you might feel grown up. The student will soon find out that transition involves more responsibility, their values will change and their focus will become more on the vast changes which also involves interaction with peers and a more diverse background. Selecting from subjects and developing their own educational agenda which entailed thought on your career that you wish to enter into. This transition
One of the most important time periods in a person’s life begins almost immediately after high school graduation. It is in this time that one decides which path the rest of his life will follow. Attending college allows one to utilize these years and to shape his life and career choices. Attendance is an opportunity that one should not pass up, as it causes one to gain greater knowledge and understanding of academics. Especially, if one enjoys these years (which are an opportunity to learn), he will be able to benefit from them more, and will then be well prepared for what life has in store for him. As a
First of all hello, I’m currently a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall. In elementary “school,” teachers tell you school is important, and, as a child, you don’t really comprehend-- all you want to do is play and have fun. When you reach high school you began to open up your mind and see how education and knowledge help you improve as a human being. This is what happened to me. I began to value education as “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” as Nelson Mandela says. Education has helped me realize what I want to do and who I want to be in life.
Everyone says that college will be the best four years of your life. Naturally after hearing that for four years in high school, I was very excited to go to college. But I was also sad. I kept thinking “Am I ready for college?”, “Am I ready to leave all my friends?” and “Am I really going to like college?” Of course no matter how ready I felt for college, I was going. For me, the transition from high school to college wasn’t that difficult but it was still a big change for me.
Lewis Carroll once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Being an up and coming high school graduate, there are many decisions to make. There are decisions on which colleges to choose from and also what classed to enlist in. Most of all, there is the ultimate decision on whether or not to attend college altogether. Although it is always easier to take the traditional route and enroll directly out of high school, there is also a troubling decision to wait a year before attending college.