Spoiler alert: College is not high school.
It is difficult to get into, it is a fight to earn a spot, and (for all but a very scant few) it requires hard, consistent work.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that what worked in high school will suffice for the same GPA in college. It won’t. You worked hard to earn your spot here, now you must fight even harder to keep it.
My unofficial business tagline is “being the person I needed when I was younger.” I occupy a unique niche in a high school or college student’s life – I’m not a parent nor a teacher – but I am an adult who will stop, listen, and really, truly care about what their struggles are.
After receiving an email this summer from the Office of Academic Affairs and Integrity, asking for an interview in response to a student’s request for an investigation into a cheating allegation, I got to thinking about my answer to a frequently asked question. “Why aren’t you a millionaire, with all of this online school?” my friends have inquired over the past year.
When I was in high school, I ran cross-country. Or at least I tried to run cross-country.