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The focus on college drop-out rates, particularly in first year, and debates around fees and funding, remind us to consider why students find it so difficult to make the transition from secondary school to higher education.
So how can incoming students prepare themselves to make the best academic transition? This article present a series of useful points for students and parents in preparing for success in a college learning environment.
O'Rawe, Mary (2017) 'Orientation is key for first-year students', Irish Independent, Going to College, August 21, p. 20.