College is a big transition. It comes with new challenges, new opportunities, and new friends. While it’s probably nice to imagine freedom from your parents and the structure of high school, that independence can take a while to get used to. On top of that, your classes are harder, and the choices you make matter more. Plus, odds are you’ll be starting from scratch to make friends.
A pre-college summer program is a great way to get a feel for college life before you spend four or more years away from home. It’s a warm-up for one of the biggest decisions of your life. Even if you wind up going to a different school later, a pre-college program gives you a taste of real college-level courses, being on your own, and making new friends. (I’m not saying you’ll meet your new best friend here, but, I don’t know. Maybe. Probably not. But it’ll be good practice for when you do.)
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