That cramming for tests is not the way studying should be.
It can be difficult to transfer out to some other schools that have high requirements for transfer hours. Between Core, Bible, and Cornerstone, that's twelve hours of classes that do not transfer. As long as you have a good plan going in, this should not be a problem, but if you come here with the thought that you might transfer, be sure to keep track of the other schools requirements, and strategically set your own schedule to account for this.
I wish that I would have came into college knowing that participation during class discussions is vital. In high school, I did not have to participate in class discussions because of class size and the amount of time the classes lasted. The majority of the classes at Abilene Christian University have class discussions on a daily basis. The professors take this very seriously because the class sizes are very small and they want to ensure that all of their students comprehend and will pass the class. If I had known this, I would have participated more in high school.
I absolutely love attending school at a Christian college; however I didn't realize just how expensive it would be to attend. I wish I had known to apply for more scholarships and online scholarships. In addition, I wish I had of known to get a job over the summer to help support additional expenditures like groceries, gas, and other essentials. I would have also been more involved in school sponsored activities and not have focused as much on academics because it seems like the more your involved in, the more you get; doesn't matter how smart you are.
That every little assignment can make a huge diffrence in your grade. Everyone assumes that the little assignments, essays, or even some quizzes, don't matter as much as the big tests. This was particularly daunting to me as I have severe test anxiety as well as A.D.D. so I have never done particularly well on tests. But what I wound up discovering, is that by working hard on every assigment, no matter their weight in my grade average, that I could be successfull in the class.
I wish I would have known more about what there was to do for fun, outside of school.
Like most 18 year olds, I too was terrified and beyond excited to go to college. The thought of me completely uprooting my life was extremely discomforting and I had a hard time finding peace before move-in day. I wish I could have seen how great my life was going to be before I came to school to ease my anxiety. I also wish I could have known how much I would have grown to very much love my life and God, but one could never prepare for something so overwhelmingly remarkable.
I wish I would have paid more attention to the financial aid resources available. It is an expensive school, but there are financial aid resources available.
It was a Church of Christ school. They have mandatory chapel everyday at 11am. Students are clicky.
That this school does have a lot of rules. Although I was expecting more, I do realize that they are there to help us in a way.
I wish that I had known more about the opportunities available as a freshman here such as spring break campaigns and our summer study abroad program so that I could have started saving and preparing for those type of activities earlier.
Know how to go about being a college student more thoroughly. Pointers on how to study and stay ahead. Better time management. How to interact with people I have never met or knew for a long time.
I wish I had known that Abilene Christian University had amazing professors and staff that made sure that students' lives were enriched with encouragement and success. I wish I had known not to worry about what I was going to experience an instead just to take every opportunity to enjoy the time and get to know myself better. Furthermore, I wish I had known that college was going to be a time of self motivation and a willingness to work hard.
The enviroment is small but has has a big heart. Any one can make friends.
I really dont think i wouod have known nothing more than i do now.
I wish i would have realized the cost of attending
I felt completely prepared to attend ACU. My advisors and friends helped me get ready to attend school and their presence influenced my first couple semesters. The wish I would have taken advantage sooner of the friendliness and relationships that professors extended and that I would have been better equipped to pledge a social club. Other than that I am satisfied with ACU and my experience here.
IT'S ALOT MORE CHALLENGING THAN I EXPECTED
I wish I would have known that though education is very important, the relationships you have and the people in your life are much more important. The people who are in your life will watch you grow, they are much more valuable than anything in a text book.
I wish I would have known how difficult it would be to pay for school.
How focused they were on the outward appearance of the school.
I wish I would have focused more on the expense of this school bcause with each ear the interest goes up and it is killing me
What campus daily life was like.
I was pretty happy coming in and getting involved. I don't know of anything that would have helped me more.
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