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HOW IS COLLEGE DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL?

PERSONAL FREEDOM IN HIGH SCHOOL
PERSONAL FREEDOM IN COLLEGE
  • High school is mandatory and free (unless you choose other options).
  • College is voluntary and expensive.
  • Your time is usually structured by others.
  • You manage your own time.
  • You need permission to participate in extracurricular activities.
  • You must decide whether to participate in extracurricular activities. ( Hint: Choose wisely in the first semester and then add later.)
  • You need money for special purchases or events.
  • You need money to meet basic necessities.
  • You can count on parents and teachers to remind you of your responsibilities and to guide you in setting priorities.
  • You will be faced with a large number of moral and ethical decisions you may not have faced previously. You must balance your responsibilities and set priorities.
  • Guiding principle: You will usually be told what your responsibilities are and corrected if your behavior is out of line.
  • Guiding principle: Your're old enough to take responsibility for what you do and don't do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions.
Source: http://smu.edu/alec/transition.asp

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