March brings the start of spring, St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness. Take some time this month to prepare for your transition to college.
M – Major
A college major is a specific subject area that students specialize in during college. To learn where your interests lie, take the career assessment quizzes at OKcollegestart.org. These assessments will determine your work values, interests and basic skills and how they match up to various career clusters.
A – Academic Advisor
An academic advisor can provide you with valuable advice on the right courses you need to take in order to complete your degree within a two-year or four-year timeframe.
R – Remote Learning
Many colleges offer remote or distance learning. Remote learning allows student to learn from home, or where they’re comfortable, which reduces missed classes and allows students to work at their own pace. It also presents the option for a better balance with education and home or work life.
C – Campus Tour
An important part of choosing a college is taking a campus tour. A tour will allow you to speak to professors, admission counselors, financial aid administrators, academic advisors as well as current students at the college. You’ll visit buildings on campus, classrooms, dorms; learn about health facilities, day care, parking, meal plans and more. To learn how to set up a successful campus tour, check out the Making the Most of Campus Visits guide.
If you’re unable to take a campus tour, many colleges now offer virtual tours. OKcollegestart.org provides a comprehensive list of Oklahoma college, university and career technology center campus tour links. Many educational institutions outside Oklahoma also have virtual tours. Check their individual websites for more information.
H – Help
As you navigate the transition to college, you may experience some uncertainty on various issues. Just remember, you can always ask for help! Asking for help empowers you with the resources and advice you need for success.