Why Do Expectations Matter?
Expectations affect the actual experiences of college students by:
Serving as a filter through which students evaluate and select various types of educational opportunities.
Predisposing students to seek specific learning activities.
Student expectations and subsequent experience are not always congruent.
Ex: First-generation or low-income students may have less tacit knowledge of what college is like.
May influence students’ overall performance in college and satisfaction with their experience.