Business & College
· College is more your own responsibility; HS gets more help from teachers
· In college, learning in the student’s job
· In HS time is structured by others
· HS repeatedly told about due dates, professors put it in the syllabus
· No second chances in college
· Success in college courses takes more time and effort than HS
· Students are more independent in college
· Professors get paid even if you don’t pass
Summary: It is the students’ – and only the students’ accountability that will lead them to success.
· Professors see courses as an opportunity to make your world richer and yourself stronger
· HS is more test prep
· In college, you have professors, not teachers
· The ability to communicate and get along with people are important job skills
· Students should build a relationship with professors: Over time, students have stopped building relationships with professors
Summary: College is knowledge-oriented and more purposeful to prepare students for the future, while HS is college/test prep
· Citations are a must in college
· HS is required, college is voluntary
· HS has more flexibility on requirements. The college has more choices, but little flexibility.
Summary: The required skills for success are different in college.