Seniors consider college readiness


Gabbi Tomaselli – Mustangs Ahead

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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS class of 2020 have a lot of responsibilities this year, a major one being college applications.

Many Florida colleges recommend submitting applications by Nov. 1, 2019, although that is not the official deadline. Each Florida college has a different due date for application submissions.

College is a lot different from high school in many different aspects.

Some Mustangs are prepared for the change while others are not quite ready for college.

Senior Abbey Patterson said, “I am the most worried about having to start college on my own and not knowing many people who attend that college. Ever since Kindergarten, I have been going to school with the same people and always knew people in each of my classes.”

According to Florida Colleges and Universities, Florida has a total of 404 colleges.  This includes community colleges, universities, and trade schools. Of those, 171 are universities.

Senior Olivia Loop said, “After I graduate high school, I plan on attending a university. I am scared about having to live on my own in a dorm and having to deal with not only school responsibilities but also real-life responsibilities. I will no longer have my parents by my side to remind me of the daily things I need to get done or motivate me.”

Senior Gracie Coyne shared, “Once college starts, I am worried about the major class load. I am nervous about how hard each class is going to be and the pressure of trying to pass each exam. College will be a lot harder than high school but I’m ready for the challenge.”

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