How Did High School Education Prepare Me for College?

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Education is one of the most important assets in our lives in order to be successful in this world. In pre-school and kindergarten, children prepare for elementary school. Kids learn how to depend on teachers instead of their parents and work with friends. In elementary school, children work with larger groups of people and develop their minds in preparation for middle school. As students transition from middle school to high school, they become more independent and learn how to use their time wisely and work by themselves; all of these changes help prepare students for college. However, I became prepared for college the most in high school through academic programs such as taking advanced placement classes, listening to the advice from my art teacher, and developing smarter study habits to pursue my goals.

I was prepared for college by my high school guidance counselors, teachers, and even college students. Guidance counselors prepared numerous different college meetings with its school administers. Meetings usually consisted of useful information about each school’s admission, majors and minors, and helped students with financial aid and college applications. Getting college advice or help from my parents was somewhat difficult because they were not familiar with the process. Filling out applications and writing college essays frustrated me; however, my guidance counselor lent me a hand by showing me each step of the process of filling out college applications, registering SATs, and also providing different choices of schools based on my interests. Having a guidance counselor was a tremendous help to me because they had dealt with many seniors before, therefore they knew what I needed and had solutions to all my unanswered questions.

Another way that high school prepared me for college was through college-level courses such as advanced placement (AP) classes, senior composition classes, a mentorship class, and a post-secondary program. Advanced placement...
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