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Throughout life people are faced with a variety of hurdles How they choose to overcome these hurdles determines whether they become successful or not it would be nice if there was an instruction manual to tell one how to be successful how to overcome these hurdles One of the most difficult hurdles facing people today is college Often times people go into college with their eyes closed tightly meaning they are totally unprepared for what lyes ahead There are a variety of aspects that determine whether students are successful in college Meeting basic requirements to enter college selecting the right courses learning how to study on the college level and managing time are all key factors in becoming a successful college student To enroll in college one must first meet the basic requirements of that institution Requirements for some colleges are more difficult than others To be successful in college one must choose a college in which they meet the basic requirements For almost all academically based colleges a basic requirement is a high school diploma or GED Some colleges base acceptance on the students high school grade point average Colleges with difficult admission requirements are looking not only for a student with a good grade point average but are also looking for a well rounded individual This basically means that not only are the admissions people looking for above average grades but they are also looking for outside of school or extracurricular activities Some examples of extra curricular activities are clubs church groups and or sports After acceptance one must be placed into classes through placement testing Placement tests vary from state to state In Texas the TASP test is used to test a students ability Not all students are required to take the TASP test Some are exempt with high TAAS scores ACT scores or SAT scores After these requirements are met the student is one step closer to becoming a college
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