College takes a lot of self-motivation.
You are very much on your own and independent in college regardless of if you still stay at home or live in a completely new dorm-room. As I’ve also been learning recently, the hand holding stops after high school. You have to make sure to schedule your classes on your own time, make a payment plan and figure out due-dates and procedures by yourself.
Sure there are many opportunities to ask questions, but you have to be the one to seek them out.
College will often intimidate cyber school and home-school students because of its class-room learning design. This is a struggle to get over, but there is a big advantage that cyber schoolers go in with, and that is self-motivation!
Cyber School is basically the definition of self-motivation. You have to create your own schedule to finish your school work on time without any teachers breathing down your neck. Not to mention that you school is in your nice comfy house, and reached by the interesting and distracting internet.
You have to have some major focus to get through!
This is the same concept in college. For example many teachers won’t mind if you skip or miss a class. They will take role, but they don’t enforce it because ultimately you’re spending your money to be there not theirs. If you want to fail, then you can fail. If you want to drop out, then you can. Parole officers aren’t going to come for you.
So you have to a good work ethic and make sure that you get up in time for school and have plans to complete your work.
A lot of the college horror stories that you hear are about kids who taste freedom for the first time at college. They finally get off the leash that their parents are holding and decide to test their freedom by becoming lazy, going out to parties and just going crazy in general.
For cyber-schoolers and home-schoolers this freedom isn’t as much of a shock to them. They have already lived with that freedom and flexibility to have enough self-control to know what to do and what not to do.
That’s the beautiful thing about the self-motivation learned in Cyber School. It teaches you to do things not for your parents or teachers, but for yourself. This means that you also probably have a better idea of yourself, and a higher self-esteem. This keeps you out of the parties full of self-seeking kids who don’t know who they are.
So to conclude, don’t be afraid of college if you are a cyber school student. Everyone is going through a big change in life, and you have the advantage of having self-control and motivation to get through it all. Good luck!
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