Turn Your Next Step Into Your Next Success

Going from high school to college may be the biggest step you’ve ever taken, but it’s no reason to worry. There is so much to look forward to and making the transition can be easy if you follow a few simple rules that can help set you up for success.

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Get Ready for Freedom - and Responsibility

Being in college means having plenty of freedom, but it also means being responsible for yourself when it comes to things such as managing your time, budgeting your money and completing your classwork. Start developing habits that will help you fulfill your responsibilities so you can get busy enjoying your independence.

Identify Mentors and Ask for Help

Embry-Riddle has a variety of programs that can help you find mentors and make it easier to navigate the college experience. If you don’t find a mentor right away, don’t be afraid to ask for help whenever you need it, whether it’s from a fellow student, a resident advisor or one of your instructors.

Make Studying Part of Your Life

College classes often require a much bigger investment of time than you may be used to. Embracing your studies – no matter how difficult they may seem – can help ensure success. It may help to join a study group, and Embry-Riddle has plenty of those, in addition to tutoring services offered by students and faculty.

Get Out and Network

One of the great things about college is meeting people, many of whom will become lifelong friends and connections that can be key to your career. Embry-Riddle offers a variety of clubs, teams and groups that will connect you with like-minded peers.

Enjoy the Experience

Your college years will be among the best in your life. Yes, there will be stress, pressure and setbacks, but don’t let them overwhelm you. Focus instead on the amazing opportunities a university such as Embry-Riddle offers to help you learn and grow.

These are just some “tips” of the iceberg, but they can go a long way toward enhancing your transition for high school senior to college freshman.