How College is Different than High School:


  • You have to arrange your own schedule and manage your own time. 
  • You are responsible for knowing the requirements to complete your degree and applying for Graduation 
  • The Academic Year is divided into semesters. During Fall and Spring semesters there is a 16-week sessions as well as a 1st and 2nd 8-week session. During the Summer semester there are 1st and 2nd 5-week sessions and one 10- week session
  • Classes in college are anywhere from 1.5 – 2.5 hours long and meet a couple days a week.  
  • You need to spend at least 6-12 hours per week outside of class time studying 
  • It is up to the student to remember when assignments are due.  
  • Make-up Tests and Extra Credit are rarely an option and are offered at the Professor’s discretion. 
  • You must pay for your college courses, and textbooks are generally NOT included in these charges.  
  • If you have had an IEP or 504 plan and want to continue to receive accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Services Office.