I need a experienced college student to tell me what to expect in college?
- dripLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
You will have more reading to do, more papers to write and with less theme to complete them than you did in HS. No busy work or worksheets,
Tests will count as a larger percentage of your total class grade.
If you miss a class it will be up to you to get information from a fellow student as to what went in in the classroom.
Most work is done outside of the classroom. Expect 2-3 hours of study time per credit hour. If you take 15 credits you will be in the classroom 15 hours per week and have 30-45 hours of study time
You need help, you need to seek it out. Most colleges will have a tutoring center.
Living on campus take time to adjust. Get into a routine ASAP.
Many freshman out on 15 pounds. Make exercises as part of your weekly schedule.
Roommate. compromise and communication are key. Get rules set down the first week.
Expect that you will need to adjust your study skills to college level work.
- oldprofLv 71 month ago
Can't do that...no one can. Why? Because it depends on a whole bunch of factors we (and you) don't know about yet. Like...which college? They're all different. They range from colleges noted for their partying and little academics all the way to the other extreme at academies with little partying and heavy academics.
And who are you? Are you a serious student who will crack the books and study hard? If so you can expect the satisfaction of successful grades and support by your professors. Or are you a goof off looking for the next party every night and rarely opening a textbook let alone reading and understanding it. In which case you'll fail your courses but might have a lot of student friends who also party.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The college experience is different for each person. About the only thing that is common is the fact that you are basically on your own in terms of making decisions, disciplining yourself and managing your time. Try to make good decisions (ask for help if you feel you need it), manage hour time and be disciplined and you will do well.