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3rd Apr '17 11:53:40 AM fearlessnikki
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* Averted in the spin-off of ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' ''Weirdsister College'', which relocated Mildred to college. Only two cast members from the parent show carry on with Mildred, and she has to deal with realistic student problems like learning to keep her dorm room clean, adjusting to the new environment and doing much better than Ethel - who had been the AcademicAlphaBitch and TeachersPet back in Cackle's.
30th Mar '17 1:57:14 AM DrFurball
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'' has Peter snarking that "College is just high school with ash trays..."
10th Mar '17 5:01:17 PM DavidDelony
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* Somewhat literally true for community colleges in the U.S., as many of them offer [=GEDs=] or other kind of high school equivalency testing. They also offer high school-level courses in subjects like mathematics and English for people who otherwise lack college-level academic skills.
** Community colleges are sometimes derisively called "13th grade."

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* Somewhat literally true for community colleges in the U.S., as many of them offer [=GEDs=] or other kind of high school equivalency testing. They also offer high school-level courses in subjects like mathematics and English for people who otherwise lack college-level academic skills.
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skills. Community colleges are sometimes derisively called "13th grade."grade", not to be confused with the actual "grade 13" that was formerly a part of [[CanadaEh Ontario]] high schools.
3rd Mar '17 3:48:49 AM Korodzik
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One could argue that the reason why this trope exists is because most college-themed works are aimed at a high school audience (or, perhaps, because [[TheCoconutEffect college students are imagined to]] ''[[TheCoconutEffect look]]'' [[TheCoconutEffect like high-school students]] thanks to DawsonCasting). And, since most people would be uncomfortable watching "naive" high school students (for example) engaging in raunchy/anti-social behavior, writers instead use a college setting, while implementing enough high school tropes that their works will still be relatable to the average high schooler. In other instances, it's simply a matter of [[CriticalResearchFailure not doing the research]]. Sometimes, however, this trope will be justified by depicting the work's respective university as a sub-par school where all the burnouts and slackers go. Some countries, particularly any that have ever been communist, actually do have universities that are like super high schools in that they lack freedom and choice; also, the students themselves will probably be a lot more innocent due to their education ''in general'' having been throttled (think of Cultural Revolution-era China, where ''no one'' was educated for several years until the schools were finally reopened) and thus will probably have the social skills of teenagers or even younger children.

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One could argue that the reason why this trope exists is because most college-themed works are aimed at a high school audience (or, perhaps, because [[TheCoconutEffect college students are imagined to]] ''[[TheCoconutEffect look]]'' [[TheCoconutEffect like high-school students]] thanks to DawsonCasting). And, since most people would be uncomfortable watching "naive" high school students (for example) engaging in raunchy/anti-social behavior, writers instead use a college setting, while implementing enough high school tropes that their works will still be relatable to the average high schooler. In other instances, it's simply a matter of [[CriticalResearchFailure not doing the research]].research]], especially if the author is himself/herself a high school student who has only the most vague idea of this whole "college" thing. Sometimes, however, this trope will be justified by depicting the work's respective university as a sub-par school where all the burnouts and slackers go. Some countries, particularly any that have ever been communist, actually do have universities that are like super high schools in that they lack freedom and choice; also, the students themselves will probably be a lot more innocent due to their education ''in general'' having been throttled (think of Cultural Revolution-era China, where ''no one'' was educated for several years until the schools were finally reopened) and thus will probably have the social skills of teenagers or even younger children.
9th Feb '17 12:48:22 AM Boother23
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* YYMV, but this trope can be TruthInTelevision, depending on the individual. In particular, some small liberal arts colleges/universities in the US have been referred to by students as "high school all over again." It depends on the person and the college, but this trope does happen in real life.

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* YYMV, YMMV, but this trope can be TruthInTelevision, depending on the individual. In particular, some small liberal arts colleges/universities in the US have been referred to by students as "high school all over again." It depends on the person and the college, but this trope does happen in real life.
14th Jan '17 5:57:51 AM smittykins
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** Community colleges are sometimes derisively called "13th grade."
21st Dec '16 6:31:05 PM Redhead64
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* The University of Grimsborough, in the Facebook hidden-object game ''Criminal Case'', contained several features one would normally associate with high schools: a parents' association, a prom, among others.
* Blackwell Academy from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange does its best to blend both college and high school tropes:

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* The University of Grimsborough, in the Facebook hidden-object game ''Criminal Case'', ''VideoGame/CriminalCase'', contained several features one would normally associate with high schools: schools, such as a parents' association, parent-teacher association and a prom, among others.
* Blackwell Academy from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' does its best to blend both college and high school tropes:
21st Dec '16 4:55:51 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* In ''Film/IllBeHomeForChristmas'', the lead goes to a California university, yet everyone still uses hallway lockers to hold their belongings and jocks still stuff the nerds in said lockers.
23rd Sep '16 12:07:50 PM cdrood
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* Averted in one episode of ''Series/{{FamilyTies}}''. Alex is given an F on a college term paper because the professor felt he was just regurgitating the arguments of well know historical figures instead of coming up with an argument of his own and backing it up with facts.
** On the other hand, Alex is of the opinion that Grant College, where his sister Mallory attends, is High School Part 2.
27th Jul '16 8:01:20 PM Discar
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->'''Title Card''':''This is an Iowa State College production.''
->'''Tom Servo''': "Iowa State College, the high school ''after'' high school."

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->'''Title Card''':''This Card''': ''This is an Iowa State College production.''
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