College Transitions

Differences between high school and college include:

High School

College

Classes meet daily Classes rarely meet daily
Students see teachers everyday Students see teachers 1-3 times a week
Tests given frequently Tests given 2-4 times per semester
Attendance is a legal requirement Attendance is strongly urged, but voluntary
Textbook oriented Note-taking oriented
Teachers stay on campus all day Professors may leave campus early to do research
Students live at home Many students live away from home
Students have long-established friendships Students must make new friends
Buses take students to school Many students provide their own transportation
Students are dependent on parents Students learn to be independent
Students follow predetermined schedules Students create their own schedules
Homework is regularly graded Homework is rarely evaluated
The state provides an education Parents/students pay for college
Students seldom choose the school Students choose the college
Limited freedom and responsibility Enormous freedom and responsibility
Students are of the same age group Students cover all age groups
Most teachers have a master's degree and
are addressed as Mr. or Ms.
Most professors have a doctorate and are
addressed as Dr. or Professor

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That’s the best way to really get a feel for what Daemen is all about! Daemen is located in suburban Amherst, New York just minutes away from the city of Buffalo. To schedule a weekday individual interview and tour the campus, email us admissions@daemen.edu or call 800.462.7652.

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