Tips to Prepare for a Successful Transition from High School to US University: Part I
After having been accepted to a US university or college, you are likely spending much of the summer before your freshman year preparing to enter university or college in the United States. For some, this may mean enjoying time with family and friends; others may be getting ahead with some of their studies or attending a pre-college summer camp. Regardless of what you are doing individually, most of you are probably feeling pretty excited — and also probably a little apprehensive. What will my classes be like? Will I get along with my roommate? How will I make friends? The transition from high school to college is a huge step and being nervous about this transition is completely normal. Don’t worry, to some degree every high school student experiences pre-college fears.
Tips to Prepare for a Successful Transition from High School to US University: Part II
Some students, particularly those who have attended a US boarding school, arrive at a US University prepared for the challenges that lie ahead and may not notice a huge difference between their boarding and college experiences. They have essentially had a pre-college experience at boarding school, where they learned to live independently, manage their time, and achieve academic success. For others, the difference may take some time to get used to.
Tips to Prepare for a Successful Transition from High School to US University: Part III
Time Management and Sleep Patterns:
Generally, high schools students can’t wait for college because they think it means freedom. Parents and teachers can’t tell them when to do their homework, they can go to bed when they want, do what they want, and hang out with whomever they want. This increase in choices and responsibilities is what can derail some freshman. College students must have the ability to organize and structure their time to prioritize their responsibilities.
US Boarding School Visit - Part I: School List and Visit Timeline
Demystifying the US Boarding School Visit: Why, When and How to Find a Fitting School
US Boarding School Visit - Part II: Planning & Tour
Once you have a balanced list, determined the schools you want to visit, and the time frame that works best for your child, it’s time to get to planning and preparing for the school visit trip.
US Boarding School Visit - Part III: Student Interview
Keep in mind that boarding schools are communities and that the admissions office is tasked with building a diverse community. They are looking for a variety of students with different interests, strengths and personalities.
US Boarding School Visit - Part IV: Parent Meeting
Most parent meetings last about 20 to 30 minutes and will start with the admissions officer providing a recap of what your son or daughter shared with them during the interview.
The College/University Visit - Part I: The List
No matter if you’re in Grade 9, 10, or 11, it’s never too early to start thinking about college. ARCH is here to help you along the way to your dream school. This article will provide you with information and tips on visiting U.S. Colleges and Universities. This article with address how to develop a school list, tips for making the most of the school visit, as well as how to prepare for a university interview.
The College/University Visit - Part II: The Visit
By the time Spring of Grade 11 rolls around, you should probably have 6-12 schools on your list that you’re seriously considering. Once you have created a list, if possible, you should try to visit the schools in person.
The College/University Visit - Part III: The Interview
Each part of the college process is intended to tell the admissions committee something about the applicant. As a rising senior or a current senior you may be offered the opportunity to interview at a particular college or university.