I can not believe it’s been over 2 months since I posted a blog here. That is way too long! I did so well in 2022 with sharing on here…I’m going to get back into that I promise!
But first…I just realized Hillsborough county high school seniors at Plant City High school, Durant High school, Newsome high school, Foundation Christian Academy, Strawberry Crest high school, and Bloomingdale Highschool are all graduating in about ONE MONTH. THIRTY days!!!
As exciting as it is I also completely understand if these high school seniors are also feeling a little nervous about transitioning from high school to college. So to try to ease any worries here are 4 tips to help!
- If you haven’t already…start by researching the schools you’re interested in. Learn as much as you can about each one, and compare them to each other. Most colleges have a May 1st deadline!
If you’re starting to think about college, one of the best things you can do is research different schools. Look into what majors they offer, what campus life is like, and how much tuition costs. Talking to your family and friends about your plans can also help – they may have some great recommendations for schools that would be a perfect fit for you. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s important to visit each campus in person and get a feel for what it would be like to attend.
- Make a list of your goals for college and start thinking about what you want to accomplish while you’re there.
When it comes to college, it’s important to have clear goals in mind. What do you want to get out of your education? Do you want to focus on academics, extracurricular activities, or both? Thinking about these things ahead of time can help you make the right decision about which school is best for you.
- Talk to your family and friends about your plans, and ask for their support along the way.
It’s important to have the support of your loved ones when making such an important decision as college. Talk to them about your goals and expectations and ask for their input and advice. They may have some great insights that you hadn’t thought of, and their support will be invaluable as you begin this new chapter in your life.
- Get organized! This is going to be key in making the transition from high school to college.
The transition from high school to college can be daunting, but with a little preparation it can be a lot smoother. One of the most important things to do is get organized. Make a checklist of everything you need to do and plan for how you’re going to accomplish it. This will help reduce the stress of making the switch and will give you a head start on your college career.
Bonus tip: Once you’ve gotten through tips 1-4 it’s time to shift your focus from nervous to excited. Start thinking about some of the experiences that make you feel excited. Is it decorating your dormroom? Start looking up inspiration ideas! Is it conquering your classes and getting the highest GPA? Start planning a homework/studying station to prepare.
With a little bit of preparation and organization, making the jump from high school to college can be a lot easier than you think.
Christine Lee Photography specializes in high school senior photography, family and children photography in Plant City, Lakeland, Riverview, Apollo Beach, and Fishhawk, Florida.