|Bells ring to alert students when class begins.
||Students bear the burden of getting to class on time.
|Each day students proceed from one class to another in succession.
||Students often have hours between classes and class length can vary throughout the day.
|Students spend six hours a day - 30 hours a week in class.
||Students spend 10 to 15 hours a week in class
|Students are provided with textbooks for each class.
||Students must purchase their own textbooks for each class budgeting $200 to $500 each semester.
|Teachers carefully monitor class attendance.
||Some professors may not take roll, and each determines their own criteria for excessive absences and publishes this in the class syllabus.
|Course selection is fairly standard depending on the students' grade in school.
||Course selection varies greatly depending on a student's major and the year they start college. Attending a SOAR workshop eliminates a lot of the confusion.