If you’re a person trying to apply to college, you are probably wondering what college is like. Will it be like high school? Will it be fun and exciting, or, will it be scary and nerve wracking? Well, hopefully a glimpse at a day in the life of a college student will help sort some things out! Typically, there is a lot more flexibility with your college classes. In high school, you were probably told that you had to take a certain amount of classes which were offered every day at a specific time.

The other cool thing about college is that you usually have more opportunities to explore your interests and passions. For example, you will be picking a major that will determine the types of classes you will specialize in. In high school, you have a set curriculum of classes you have to take across all subject areas.

Another big difference you should be aware of is the time structure. Like high school, college will give you the opportunity to get involved by joining different clubs and organizations; maybe you can get a pat-time job! Most schools have hundreds of extracurricular activities. It is pretty easy to start one as well! So, as you can imagine, your schedule can get crazy with meetings, sport practice, work hours, etc.!


Of course, the best way to see what a true day in the life of a college student is like is to actuallybe a college student!

Here are a few resources to help you start:

  1. http://www.fastweb.com/
  2. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
  3. http://www.collegeview.com/collegesearch/index.jsp

Well, what are you waiting for? Your degree awaits!


Article by De’Voe Sherman

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