Tips on the Difference Between High School and College

Although school is out for the summer, some new graduates may be getting ready for  college in the fall.

Newly minted high school seniors (and some high school juniors) are beginning to think about their plans post-high school.  This guide is a simple reminder that  venturing off to college is huge step, and quite different from the student’s experience in high school.

Though this does make reference to, and provide information pertinent to students with disabilities, the general comparison of the differences between high school and college can be helpful information for all students about to enter college.

Differences Between College & High School


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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