Higher education is an exciting time of learning, personal growth, and new opportunities. College-bound students have a lot to look forward to, and many graduates will attest to the fact that their college years were some of the best years of their lives.
At the same time, the transition from high school to college isn’t easy. Life can change substantially and may include new academic expectations, living arrangements, learning environments, financial needs, and social circumstances.
Online high school students, including those enrolled at Connections Academy®, have some added college-prep advantages,such as already knowing how to work independently and navigating online learning technology. However, online students may face more challenges when it comes to adjusting to a new learning environment, especially for those who are switching from virtual to on-campus learning.
Whether you’re excited, nervous, or both, having an idea of what to expect can help with eliminating stress and making the transition from high school to college a lot smoother. The following tips are a great place to start: