Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 2 months ago

Why does freshman year of college feel like high school?

They force you to take classes that you are not interested in. Just like in high school.

5 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Making the transition from middle to high school can be an exciting, albeit intimidating process. Often times the student body is larger, and you’re a new fish in a much larger pond. For others, the surroundings might be the same, but the academics are challenging and the expectations are much higher.

    Your freshman year of high school marks the beginning of an important high school journey – one that will, hopefully, lead you to a great college education.

    There will be growing pains.

    The start of high school may be exciting, but it will be a big adjustment. There will be new classes, new teachers, new students, and often an entirely new campus to navigate. Your first day may leave you feeling lost and uncomfortable, but give it some time – every big change requires an adjustment period. 

    There will be opportunities to explore new interests.

    High school holds a wealth of opportunities for freshman students. From new clubs and organizations to sports teams and other activities, there’s no shortage of extracurriculars for you to explore. Now is the time to get involved, and there will be plenty of opportunities to do so. 

    You will make new friends.

    And maybe grow out of old ones. The dynamics of high school are much different than in primary and middle school. While it’s common to stay friends with those you have grown up with, new classes and involvement in new activities can lead you to new friendships you may not have considered before. 

    You will need to learn the importance of time management.

    As we said before, your freshman year of high school is the beginning of a four-year journey to college, and it’s something that needs to be taken seriously. Classes in high school rely heavily on every minute of classroom instruction, so there will be a lot of homework. 

    College may seem far off, but you will need to prepare.

    Colleges look at all four years of academics, not just junior and senior year, so start your freshman year off on the right foot by performing well in your courses. If you’re having difficulty understanding some of the material, don’t be the shy freshman who silently struggles – ask your teachers for help. 

    You’re going to enjoy it.

    The start of the high school experience is an exciting time. There’s no doubt that some challenges will lie ahead as you adjust to new academic and social dynamics, but it will be a fun journey. Remember that high school is meant to be educational, enlightening, and the stepping-stone to a college education. 

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  • John
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    College students generally spend their first 2 years taking their general education courses, along with a few introductory courses in their major.  The general education requirements are there to ensure students have a width and breadth of knowledge, along with introducing the ability to think critically.  Those are requirements which people expect from college graduates.

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  • Thomas
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Perhaps because you just entered college, it'll take time to adapt. When my kids were high school freshmen, they argued middle school was better but by the time they graduated they took it back and claimed to love high school.

    Trust me, you'll love College - just give it time. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It's a similar format with more advanced learning and expectations.

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  • 2 months ago

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