San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art University


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shelia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and speak with myself the main thing I would tell myself is make sure you keep your grades up and ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and speak with myself the main thing I would tell myself is make sure you keep your grades up and stick to what you want to go far in college not what everyone easy want but what you want and that you will love doing it for the rest of your life. Make sure you go off to college as far away as possible. Because most people try to live their life through others and all they have to do is go back to school for themselves. Just do you with no regrets!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that is not ready for the world, if you are not ready for the world how are you going to be ready for college which is the world of knowledge.

Priscilla
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One piece of advice that I would tell my high school senior self is to not get distracted from my studies. Having been enrol...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One piece of advice that I would tell my high school senior self is to not get distracted from my studies. Having been enrolled in a larger amount of band classes than ever before, I was not as focused as I should have been on my academics, especially with the help of senioritis, which brings me to the next piece of advice. I would tell myself to not let senioritis get the best of me. I did not have many academic classes during my senior year and thus had trouble dedicating the time necessary to my studies, as I had chosen to direct my attention to other activities that were more entertaining. The final piece of advice that I would give to myself is to have more fun during this last year of high school. Not that I did not have a lot of fun already: I had a blast being involved in three different music ensembles, playing different instruments for each. However I did not attend the dances for homecoming, winter formal, or prom. Including these aforementioned activities, I wish I would have participated in more events in celebration of our final days of being a high school student.

Mirfak
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to be more patient, wait for things to come not be in such a hurry to go places. Slowly but surely everyt...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to be more patient, wait for things to come not be in such a hurry to go places. Slowly but surely everything will come.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The price per unit at Academy of Art university is farely high.

Varina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I was looking forward to graduating with a high school diploma and getting out on my own. I didn't want to live under my par...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I was looking forward to graduating with a high school diploma and getting out on my own. I didn't want to live under my parents rules and thought it would be ideal to get married move away from home. Five years later, and I was back home with two kids and a pending divorce--back home again. This was not the life I had envisioned for myself. Now I was a single mom with no education, and two kids to raise on my own. And there I was with all those regrets knowing I was a smart kid, I could have done better for myself. Looking back, I started to have many regrets. I should have followed my initial dream of joining the US Navy, or going to college to become an RN. I should have taken dual credit classes and earned credit while in high school. I should have focused less on having a part-time job for spending change, and focused more on taking practice exams for my SAT/ACT. I feared college thinking it wasn't for me. It was for me, I've been on the Deans List since I've been enrolled in college.

Brian
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not put off until tomorrow what you can accomplish today. After graduating from High School, set a personal goal to comple...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not put off until tomorrow what you can accomplish today. After graduating from High School, set a personal goal to complete your college degree and pursue that goal. I graduated high school in 1984 and took a few college courses without ever obtaining a degree. I always thought that a degree wasn't necessary to succeed or that I could always return to college if I wanted to pursue a degree. I am now 47-years old and trying to get my degree. Life doesn't always go as planned but there is one constant: a person with a college degree is more attractive to a company than a person without one. Sacrifices may be required and obstacles may have to be overcome, but completing a college degree program gives a person a sense of accomplishment like none other. I will be completing my Associates Degree in February of 2014 and plan on pursuing a Bachelor's Degree. Attending college can be financially challenging but it is an investment in yourself and in my case an investment in my wife and children also.

Katherine
Describe the students at your school.

I am an online student. The online roster of students come from all over the world! It is great to get to know people from al...

Describe the students at your school.

I am an online student. The online roster of students come from all over the world! It is great to get to know people from all walks of life. Everyone has a different background, different interests, and unique stories. I enjoy reading/learning about my online classmates.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would encourage myself to not give up! In a world that is constantly changing and producing new challenges, I encourage my 18-year old self to stay motivated, focused, and determined. There are many distractions that come along with entering college. I believe that eliminating as many distractions as possible from the get go will help to provide a more successful educational experience. I would also tell myself that there are many majors and careers to chose from, and that I should take my time and do my research before deciding on what I want to pursue. The opportunities in life and endless, and it is important to experience many walks of life before ultimately settling on a career decision. And have fun!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I believe that you need to be an ambitious, driven individual to attend Academy of Art University. Being an online student, it is important to be disciplined, organized, and focused. Someone who is not dedicated to their school work and is not passionate about their career should not attend Academy of Art University. I believe you need to be completely devoted to getting your degree, and able to make time and space for your education.

Yeng
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The instructors are experienced in the field. They teaches you what they know and often gives you advices (even if you did no...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The instructors are experienced in the field. They teaches you what they know and often gives you advices (even if you did not ask any). If you are lucky, you may get an instructor who is hard on their student, but at the same time, they entertain the class. I find that having a hard instructor, you will get the best out of it!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, it would be great to teach myself more about challenging myself to taking more classes, or perhaps online and college classes that were available. Without realizing it, I could have accomplish a few college credits that way. I also learned that money does not come easily. When I was taught about scholarship as an upward bound student in high school, it would be a miracle to advice myself to challenge myself more and apply for variety of scholarship other than the ones that I have already applied for. I was also afraid to work long hours. I thought that I would not be able to handle any of my high school assignments along with sport. However, it was a different story while in community college. The classes were a lot harder, and surprisingly I worked more than I have expected. If I could succeed community college, I believe I could have taken a little more challenge being a high school senior.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

During school week, the shuttle buses are often crowded-- epecially in the morning. Often times, it does not come on time.

Malania
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

AAU is a professional school and is great for those who are serious about pursuing their art careers.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

AAU is a professional school and is great for those who are serious about pursuing their art careers.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to follow my dreams, and stand strong in my decisions. I would say that You are the creator of your life, no one else has the authority to tell you what decisions to make. I would tell myself to work harder and not to let the hard times destroy your dreams and desires, because in the end all that effort you put forth will manifest beautifully. Trust your inner guidance and your abilities. When you are in alignment with yourself, and you are set on your desires, college will become an incredible source of knowledge and wisdom to help lay out the path that you desire for yourself. Always keep yourself open to learning, for the universe never stops teaching, and this is part of the path of becoming the beautiful being that you are!

What's unique about your campus?

The credibility and professionalism, as well as the diversity and wide array of art mediums. There is great appreciation for all art, from classic to modern.

Jennifer
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Academy of Art University is best know for artists, actors, and desinger that went there.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Academy of Art University is best know for artists, actors, and desinger that went there.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could give my younger self advice, first off I would tell younger me too make sure what bathroom she is apposed to be going in, and also lock the door behind you. Ah, just joking, I would just say keep on doing what you are doing and you are going to turn out fine. But, maybe work little harder in school, also just put in mind about what I said about bathrooms.

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