Our new first-year class will be arriving here at Alfred University later this week, and across the country colleges are kicking off the fall semester. If you're going to be a new college student, I envy you -- you're at the beginning of what should be some of the most rewarding years of your life.
But make sure you begin college with the understanding that college is not high school. You'll have a lot more freedom and responsibility, and the burden to do well on the academic front will be almost entirely on your own shoulders. To help you think about the transition, check out this article on 10 ways college academics differ from high school.