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  • Writer's pictureDr. Mena Perone Birett


There are so many reasons why you decide on one path and not another. You are influenced by your thoughts, your environment, and your experiences. Your motivation to achieve a goal stems from many things. The following are some questions for you to ask early in the college decision process, so that you can better meet YOUR goals.

1. Why are you going to college?

a. I am told that is the only way to get a better job.

b. I am told it is the only way to make “good” money.

c. My parents expect me to go.

d. My parents never went to college and they have sacrificed so much to give me the opportunity.

e. My siblings have gone, so I have to.

f. It is expected of me.

If these answers ring true, proceed to question #2. If none of these responses would be ones you would answer move on to question #3.

2. Great. Now that we have the reasons you feel pressured to attend college, let’s get back to the original question. Why are YOU going to college?

a. What are YOU going to get out of it?

b. Is this a goal of YOURS?

c. Will it get YOU were YOU want to be in the future?

3. Okay, let us say that college is most definitely for you. There are things to think about that will help you get to the place where you want to be…graduated from college. Let’s think about a few things.

a. How are you personally responsible for your success in college?

b. How can you make the connections that will aid you in your success?

c. How must you adapt your high school skills to meet the needs to college life.

These are but a few topics that will be discussed in the next blog.

C.A.N. is here for you to ensure that you are up to the challenges that lay ahead. If you would like to discuss the transition to college and how C.A.N. can be of assistance, please fill out the contact us page on our website.

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