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The Difference Between High School and College
Tatum from Teens Online
A lot of teens in this age group are making college decisions around this time, whether it be applying or already receiving acceptance letters. As I am a full time PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment) student at the U of M I thought I would share the joys of college with you who are still slummin' it in high school.
One of the best things about college is the free time between classes. Between my 8 a.m. and my 9:45 a.m. I will often grab a bagel and hot chocolate from Einstein Bros. and chat with one of my friends in a lounge area. Later in the day while waiting to catch my bus my two besties and I find a cool spot to eat lunch in Dinkytown (one of my fave's being Five Guys). It sounds simple but it's such a change from the constant movement of high school, a small freedom that makes college so much cooler.
Another awesome thing about college is the classes. There are endless choices to fulfill major and liberal arts requirements. This semester I am taking a class called Horse Management, an experience I never would have gotten while in high school. While horses are my thing, there are awesome classes in all areas. One of my friends and I are going to take foil fencing next semester, a sport I've always wanted to pursue. Also, you can schedule classes later than in high school, so no more waking up at 5:30 a.m. to look great at a 7:30 class time. In fact the earliest classes at the U are at 8:00 a.m.
Lastly a super cool thing about college is the clubs. I have joined several clubs since I started here in the Fall, including the Gallifreyan Human Alliance (yeah Doctor Who fans), Pre-Vet club, and the Minnesota Association for Zombie Enthusiasts. Unlike high school these clubs don't have to have teachers there so it's easier for the kids to connect. There are parties and cool events for students to go to, and with clubs you already have something in common with the other people there. In Pre-Vet club I have already had the opportunity to go to a Wisconsin dairy farm and participate in exams! These kinds of opportunities aren't really available in high school.
I hope I gave you some insight into the life of a college student. I really love PSEO and would be willing to answer any questions you have about college or the application process in the comments. Have a Happy Halloween!
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