The Mindset of College vs. High School
One of the most common misconceptions of the transition from high school to college is the thought of them being the same experience. But little do High School students know that College is massively different in a multitude of ways including cost, attendance, and responsibility. Students should learn the differences between the educational facilities before they start a bumpy ride into the College experience of their choice. High school and college bring entirely different experiences between them both.
The cost between high school and college differ greatly. For Example, high school tuition is paid by your parents through taxes. This cost ends up to not being usually expensive at all, and books are entirely covered by the school even with classroom sets provided as a luxury. Financial Aid isn’t available because most parents can afford public school through taxes. In college, on the other hand, tuition is paid out of the pocket for you or your parents and can get quite costly depending if you’re at a community college or a state college. College books are not free and are all bought usually at full price with very little return after using them through your semester. Financial Aid is very apparent in college, and is usually easily obtainable and helps out quite nicely. The difference in tuition is why many people treat attendance very differently.
The attendance in high school is very different than in College. For example in high school it is mandatory to attend, and not doing so is enforced by the government. However, in college you do not have to attend simply because you pay to go to college and you can do as you please. Another difference in attendance in high school is you can never be dropped simply for just not going to school or bad academic grades because the government controls public schools. Whereas in college being dropped requires you to have bad academics for multiple...