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One thing I wished I knew about college while I was still in high school was that the pace of college classes are much faster than in high school. In order to compensate for the increased pace, I wish I knew better study tips and habits in understanding various course materials faster.

Taylor Sugai '15

Washington State University

Biology | Psychology Minor

Taylor Sugai graduated PCHS in 2015 and Washington State University with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology in May 2020. Currently, she is in the process of applying to various Master's programs in pursuit of becoming a Physician Assistant. She encourages students to ask any questions about medicine, moving out of state, majoring in science, and any other important life questions! She is happy to help.

Other Advice/Information

From my experience, the classes that I would consider helpful to take in high school are Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Calculus, if possible. I found these classes to be beneficial in my transition to college courses because many students, regardless of the major chosen, will have to take a a science course with a lab as a general pre-requisite course. By exposing yourself to the material prior to entering college, the concepts will be more familiar to you, and the concepts will connect together to form the larger picture more readily.

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