College vs. High School

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 273
  • Published : December 5, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
College Life vs. High school Life
As you graduate high school and begin your first year of college you realize that things are a lot different. In high school your classes are mainly based off of what credits you need to graduate, but in college you choose what classes you want to take and when you would like to take them. College is also a bigger expense than high school. You have to pay for all your books, tuition, and even room and board. Lastly, college life comes with more responsibility. You’ll need to be able to manage your time in order to complete all assignments and still maintain a social life.

In college you are able to study whatever you are interested in. You choose what classes you want to take and when you want to take them. For example, if you hate waking up early in the morning you can take night classes. You have to freedom to set your own schedule. Unfortunately in high school you have more limitations on what you can take. Most of the time your classes are based on what credits you must to earn in order to graduate. Also, in high school you have set times for your classes, like first period, second period, third period, etc.

Money is one of the main differences between college and high school. College is a lot more expensive than high school. You have to pay for tuition and fees, books, room and board, and a meal plan. All these necessities add up to thousands of dollars for just one year of schooling. In high school you have to pay your school fees and that’s about it. The cost of attending high school definitely costs a lot less than attending college due to a smaller amount of essentials.

Finally, college life comes with more responsibility and more work. Assignments are usually larger than ones given in high school and tend to be more time consuming. Typically, you’re supposed to spend at least three hours during the week working on assignments for every class you are taking. Most of the time work in high...
tracking img