As I prepare to make this transition from high-school to college the thing I fear the most is becoming invisible. Entering college there are so many more people to deal with and although I was in the top at my school I am being placed in a pool with thousands of others just like me fighting to create an identity for myself. I would love to be the face of a name everyone knows for greatness.
Yes, Jaylyn, it can be a daunting experience to go from "senior" with status (lol) to a lowly freshman again. That's a reality. However, I found that if you can maintain your focus, use your time wisely, and make good choices, you'll find your rightful place in college as well. We all have to make adjustments throughout our lives. It does not start or end when we enter college. Do well!
In preparation of progressing to the next chapter in my life, college, what makes me most uneasy is that I will not take full advantage of the opportunities offered at college. I have a bad habit of putting all of energy into my studies and not actually taking time to better myself as a person or even get to know others personally. I want to be able to find a balance between my personal endeavors and academic goals.
Howard, as I stated to Jaylyn, you do want to use your time wisely, study hard, make good grades, and follow your dreams. You also want to ensure that you enjoy college life and grow as a person. Get to know others and let others into your circle who have your same goals and interests in mind. You can develop lifelong, great relationships in college that transcend time, distance, and cultures.
My greatest fear in college is having too much on my plate at once. In High School not every class required studying but it seems that I will have to study much more this fall.
Stephen, I suggest that you don't over-commit your time and/or your resources to outside activities until you get a firm handle on your course load. Yes, you will have to study more in college than you did in high school. Not to say these are your normal routines now, but (1) Going to class to take a test without studying--gone; (2) Being seen and/or heard at every party there is--gone. Typically, there is some dip in your GPA between high school and first semester/year of college, but a continual decline does not have to be. Recognize that and manage your time and course load.
My greatest fear from transitioning from high school to college would be the amount of work and studying time. It isn't a problem I just think it would be a big change.
As I transition from high school to college, my greatest fear is the idea that I will not be able to get successful in my college career. Those questions like "what if I don't make it? What if I fail? What if I can't do it? It will be just a waste of money. I always have those thoughts.
One fear I also have is that I have to be independent and mature. My parents won't be there to support me so I will have to support myself. What will happen to me then? Negative thoughts always pop in to my head it frustrates me sometimes.
When it comes down to it I don not really have many or maybe even any fears as i transition to my college career. The reason i am capable of saying this is because I know that the experience that I plan to have in college is to simply evolve. Thus, this means that I may have a bad grade or two, or certian trails and tribulations, but i will take these situations and learn from the so I can grow as a student and as an adult.
As I transition from high school to college, one of my greatest fears is being able to manage my time effectively. In high school everything is planned for me, but when I get to college I will have to create my own schedule and do things all on my own. This will be hard because i'm not use to planning my weekly schedule all on my own, or having to take care of my business all on my own. It will be a challenge but I think I will be able to handle it.
My fears are realizing that even though I'm doing my best it isn't enough and not being able to adapt to each professors style of teaching fast enough. I fear that classes may be too complex and challenge me beyond my abilities.
As I prepare my self to make this transition from high-school to college in some years, some of my fears are not being able to manage my time effectively and wisely also of being overwhelmed with the work I will have, also not reaching my expectations of others.
My greatest fear as I transition from high school to college is being completely independent in high school we are use to having someone remind us of homework, projects etc but in college its all up to us if we are going to get the work done .
As I transition from high school to college, my greatest fear is losing myself. Not physically neccessarily, but spiritually. I believe that God is the source of all foundation and stability. I'm just afraid of the temptations more so than anything.
As I transition from high school to college in a few years, my greatest fear is how quickly it will go by. Now, as a rising junior, it feels like high school is speeding by. I am afraid that college will go by just as fast, and that I might be so consumed by other things that I forget to enjoy myself. Also, if college goes by really fast it means that I am becoming an adult very quickly, which is something that slightly terrifies me
As I prepare to trasition from high school to college, one thing that I fear the most is being able to manage my time properly. With many distractions in college, I hope to manage my time wisely and efficiently so that I am not affected by the distractions. I also fear that my study habits are not complex enough for college.
As I prepare to transition from high school to college I am worried about getting to involved in school organizations and not having sufficient time to focus on my education. I am also concerned about getting mean and ruthless professors.
The transition from high school to college, is one of the biggest steps one will take in their lives. One of the several fears I have from this transition is going out into the real world along with not being a teenager any more.
Brianna this is a very valid and common fear. The good thing is that you are somewhat fearful of going out into the real world because that fear will keep you cautious and hopefully make you keep your academic goals and dreams as your top priority.
I believe one of my biggest fears is actually leaving from under my parents' roof and becoming an individual on my own. I am in the real world now, so I am getting prepared for this transition of once being dependent on them to becoming dependent on myself.
My greatest fear is being away from my parents for the first time, and being responsible for making day to day decisions.
Chanel thank goodness we have such great technology because that will help with that "missing your parent" fear. It's great to know that you have reliable parents that you trust and know you can call on when you are struggling with being even more responsible for your actions.
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