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Transitioning to College


If you have found your way to this site, you are probably either planning to attend college or you are already there. You are discovering (or will soon discover) that there are BIG differences between college and high school.

Explore this guide to learn more about what is involved in transitioning to college.

This guide provides information about the changes you will face during the transition from high school to college.  You will find general information about college and how college differs from high school, but the focus of this guide is on college libraries as an academic support service, college level research expectations, and the research process. 

  • College: What to Expect College means new freedoms! Discover how college and high school are different and what you can do to to get prepared for the adventures and challenges that await you!
  • College Libraries
    A lot happens at the library . . . researching, learning, studying, creating, computing, collaborating, socializing . . . don't miss out.  Learn what to expect when you step into your college or university library.
  • Tips for College Research
    Sooner or later you will be tackling that first research paper or project.  Here's your first tip: Librarians are an awesome resource.  Tip Two: Use this guide to get a handle on the process.
  • Learning Module Videos
    Watch the Transitioning to College videos and learn from other students experiences.
  • Educators
    Resources for high school educators working to prepare students for college.
  • Assessment Tools
    Free and fee-based tools for assessing high school and college students' information literacy skills.
  • About T2C
    Information about this guide.

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