The College Transition

Keys to a Successful Transition from High School to College

Up to 40% of students from low income communities who graduate from high school and are accepted at college do not attend.  Don’t let that be you!

  • Complete paperwork and make payments on time.  The first big challenges are completing required paperwork and making the required tuition payment on time.  Keep a calendar of important dates and plan accordingly.
  • Time management.  Once classes begin time management is a challenge for most students. Classes are not always consecutive, some are scheduled in the morning and then others late afternoon and evening. Developing and sticking to a schedule that balances class time, study time and personal time is critical.  You are investing a lot of time, energy and money in going to college. The goal is to graduate in four years.  Time management if critical to your success.  There are many web sites that you can turn to for help.  Here is one: http://www.howtostudy.org.  
  • Ask for help.  If you find yourself falling behind, ask for help right away. Bad news will not get better with time.

Need a checklist to prepare? Check out this complete checklist starting from elementary school:

Check out these sites for additional specific checklists:

Recommended Reading:

  • The Secrets of College Success by Lynn Jacobs