College and University Success Starts at Oxford Learning!
Achieving college and university success is more complicated than simply being accepted. There is a lot of pressure for teens to get into college and university. Planning for post-secondary involves many steps—the earlier you start planning, the better! Creating a plan in advance allows your child to prepare appropriately to avoid cramming in their last year of high school.
But, getting good marks and being accepted is only the first step.
More Than Good Grades
Teens need top marks to get into the school of their choice. But, great grades do not equal guaranteed success. Without the proper study skills, the transition from high school to post-secondary can be difficult.
A 2019 Study showed that teens are not ready for the responsibilities of adulthood, including managing their studies, relationships, and their mental health. All of this can feel overwhelming if their post-secondary institution is in a different city or province.
According to the OECD, 52% of Canadian teens do not finish university programs in four years. Figures such as this indicate that teens need additional support as they navigate this time in their lives. Stronger study and learning skills can help teens avoid the common pitfalls during their first year and find college and university success.
College and University Success Skills to Boost Graduation Rates:
Having reliable study skills is essential. These skills help students get organized, stay focused, retain information correctly, and beat procrastination.
- Fine-tuned time management skills that eliminate procrastination.
- Goal-setting and planning abilities to manage an increased workload.
- Strengthened note-taking skills for better retention.
- Paying attention to the learning process. Achieving mastery in a subject or topic independent of the teacher is an invaluable skill all students can develop and use in any learning situation.
- Accepting failure as an opportunity to grow. Failing can seem scary but it helps students develop learning skills, boost their sense of determination, and build self-esteem.
- Consistency and effort to keep moving forward.
- Learning to access and use the support resources available to them.
Let Us Help!
Learn more about Oxford Learning’s College and University Prep Programs. Our tutoring experts help teens develop the essential skills to succeed in college and university. This program is great for students in Grade 9 and transitioning into increased workloads and higher expectations of college or university. Stressed it might be too late for your Grade 11 or 12 student? No need to worry! There is still time to improve skills and achieve education goals before the next chapter after graduation.