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


Be more focused and be more alert towards scholarships and wished I had been given more information about certain scolarships.


Study Calculus, and make sure you focus on homework. Also get a get a french tutor.


If I could go back in time to the 12th grade me, the advice I would give myself is to ask for help. Throughout my 11th and 12th grade year my mother had two surguries. I allowed my grades to fall so I could take care of her. I was tired all the time and did not complete the homework that was given to me and I never asked for help. I thought I could do it all, but I could not. My sister was home from college, but she was not much help. I knew if I had the help I could finish high school strong and maybe get a full ride to college, but that is not what happened. So 12th grade me should ask for help, stop procrastinating, and finish high school strong.


My senior year of high school followed some extremely stressfull early years, and was the easiest, most exciting year of school for me. But if I could give myself some advice it would be this - a couple months ago I saw a post online about some of my all-time favorite superheroes. If they can battle depression, survive a suicide attempt, grow up abused, and still save the world, so can you. Growing up, you survived some of the worst experiences a child could go through. And now look at you, you made it. Going to college witth your mental health situation is going to wear you down. You're going to want to start old, dangerous habits. You're going to want to drop out. Don't. Trying to go back will be a lot harder. So please, talk to your friends, talk to your grandma, she understands. Then get professional help. It's time to be your own superhero.


To look into other olleges better, and to make sure the thing I told my self was really what I wanted to do with my career/life.


The best advice I can give my high school self, or any student, is to make sure you participate in as many internships as possible. You may learn a lot in the courses you take but you will learn so much about the career you are going to enter. You will learn whether or not that career is the career to which you wish to dedicate your energy. And in some cases you may discover a lot about yourself along the way. Also when you get that first syllabi, try your hardest not to panic, it may seem like a lot of work but the professors know what they are doing; and you will become accustom to the work load. Make sure you use the resources that are available to you because they are fantastic. Do your best and try not to stress because in the end you will do great!


Kaitlin, bad news is going to come your way: you are not going to be able to attend your dream art school. But, DO NOT PANIC! You are going to Albright College, and you should give it a chance; look at it with fresh eyes., Yes it is a small school, but that means more close friends and more attention from professors. Yes, it is in a suburban setting, but that gives you more time to focus on the beauty of nature. No, it does not specialize in art, but you will be receiving an education that includes more than just art (you will discover that you really enjoy Spanish!). You will learn things you never thought would interest you, but they will, and they will help you in the long run, because you will not just be sketching all day. You will be discovering new talents and passions, and they will take you further than you ever imagined.


I have learned a lot academically as well as about myself


I have yet to go to college. I have recently enrolled and can not explain how excited I am to be going back. I have always wanted to be in the medical field, changed my mind plenty of times, but recently I came to the conclusion that being in the medical field is what I am supposed to do in life. I will get so much of going back to school. I chose Keiser Career College because I feel I will get the best education possible want to help others, free them of pain. It will be valuable to attend because I will gain the knowledge and experience through a 3 month externship. Aftr school I want to work with kids and change thier lives for the better. Choosing the Surgical Technology program at KCC I will constantly be learning new advancements in medicine while in school, afterwards and through out my career. I can't wait for my new life to start!


Through my experience at Albright I have gained confidence and understanding. I attended Albright's Bethlehem Campus and graduated from Albright's accelerated degree program with my BA in Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior. I spent two years with an amazing cohort and I would not trade this educational experience for another. I was the youngest member of my adult cohort which consisted of all women, strong women. From this experience I gained a few mothers and big sisters. We encouraged and pushed eachother to succeed, and every member of our cohort graduated together, proud of our accomplishments. Many of us were working full-time and had families to take care of, but that did not stop us from putting together endless group projects and research papers. In my two years at Albright I learned a great deal about myself and about the human mind, behavior, and interaction. I feel that I better understand the world of psychology, the ethics involved, the challenges and rewards, the endless research, and the wonder and joy of discovering the intricate workings of human nature. I believe my time at Albright was well spent, I feel I have gained a family and an education.


Definitely great friends and knowledge!


College experience is not viewed the same on a job resumé as it was fifteen or twenty years ago. Today, when applying for a job, college experience is a must. Thus far, I have attended Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS. Needless to say, the transfer from high school to college was a blast. I have met plenty of wonderful students and teachers and have established multiple friendships. On top of that, the education I have received is phenomenal. I am now ready for a university experience but need a few extra bucks to attend. I intend to lock down my future in a business major and some day take control of my life by taking control of a major organization. Business management is the way to go. I cannot even begin to stress enough how important a degree is for me.


The last year has been an incredible ride for me. I have undergone many good changes since I graduated high school and I have Albright College to thank for that. During my freshman year at Albright, not only did I live in a dorm and attend classes but I have made lifelong friends and blossomed into a person I never thought I would become. Most of all, Albright has given me the opportunity to attend and become an official Albrightian. In my opinion, this is the most rewarding thing because I have been giving a chance to make a difference and work with some of the most amazing people that I have ever met. I have been given the opportunity to succeed and reach for the stars.


There are many factors that have affected my life, college being one of them. There are many reasons why obtaining a college degree has such a strong influence on my life. A college education can open doors to a better, brighter future for myself. People that have attained a college degree are hired in at a higher pay and are considered to be much more employable. My grandfather served in wwII and lived through the Great Depression. I want to be able to make his efforts count by obtaining an education. I think a college graduate would be more likely to be offered employment than another who did not attend college or did not attain a degree. My college experience so far has been enjoyable, and I have grown from it. The expense, however, his a large burden on my parents, and now on myself as well.


As a freshman in college, this year has been more life-changing that I could have ever imagined. I am in the process of transferring colleges, but I value and am so grateful for this year at all. After graduating high school, I was immature and not really ready to go away from home. I chose Albright College because it was a small campus near my home. I have become so confident in myself both socially and academically. First semester I acheived a 4.0 and was invited into the college's honors program. Graduating high school, I never would have thought that would happen! However, being on my own I have learned important skills such as time management and self confidence.


I would tell myself not to stress over the transition so much. College is very similar to high school in terms of the work load. Making friends in college is not very hard and the people are all working toward graduation, so they are all motivated. Instead of worrying about how difficult new classes will be, get excited about the opportunity to learn things which interest you. You and your friends will not grow apart--the internet will keep you togther. Although you do not want to call your parents all the time, make sure that you keep in touch with them. They will take it personally if you do not make time for them at least once in a while. Remember to call your grandparents and aunts, too. Keep your head up and you will adjust to dorm life very easily. Stay positive and think of college as a new beginning instead of an ending.


The main thing that I would tell myself is that I need to find an education that works for me, not one that is just there to earn me money. Thinking back I have no idea as to why I wanted to become a doctor when I hate science, so I would have tried and talked myself out of going for the money and into finding something that I enjoying doing. I would talk bout how important it is to want an education in something that is for you and not because someone or something says otherwise. Also I would have tried to get myself into a better study habit as the one I have now does not seem to be working for me. But the main thing that I would tell myself is that you have to be true to yourself and do what makes yourself happy not others.


If I could go back in time and give myself advice first I would say: do not procrastinate, try to stay focused because college is a lot faster paced. No one is there to hold your hand so you have to be responsible for yourself. I would also advise myself to be open minded. There are a lot of different types of people at college ,unlike high school everyone isn?t similar. Being open to different opinions and ways of life can only make you a better person.


Honestly, I feel that by the time senior year of high school came, I was already fairly well adjusted to the idea of what college life would entail. Aside from having a tendency to be a perfectionist, I think I knew how to manage my time and accomplish the goals I set. I had already made it through the most trying part of my adolescence, so the transition from high school to college was not that challenging. If I could really choose to revist myself, I wish I could see me at fifteen. I wish I could tell frightened, insecure me that the world is not infinitely big, and that I am not just another lost soul in a morass of others. I wish I could tell her that it was going to be okay, and that one day, she would be the kind of person she wished she knew when she needed help the most. I wish she knew that one day, she was going to work with other young women, who had similarly difficult girlhoods, in college. I wish she had the hope for a better future that I have now that I am older.


Looking back at my high school years, I think how simple and somewhat effortless it seemed. The classes did not move at a rapid pace, more of a calm routine. Now being a college student, I am learning just how many hours are needed to fully succeed as a Biology major, or any major for that matter. The tests and projects in high school did not seem to require a lot of energy, whereas, the tests in college can be on any small area of what has been covered in class at any point. This may seem like an obvious answer to this question because obviously he workload is increased; however, I did not truly believe that it would actually be that different. The truth is college is extremely effecting your future and what your potential job will be in life. I went into college with the same attitude as high school, where I did not think studying was as necessary as it truly is to succeed.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior and give myself advice about college I would say, study, study, study. I would tell myself to make sure I study everyday or at least 2-3 times a week. In college you only have a couple of tests a semester, so you need to do well on every test if you want that A. Make sure you know everything they tell you to study because it will be on the test, they aren?t kidding when they say, ?Know everything in the notes.? I would also tell myself to sit close to the front. This allows you to see better and allows you to concentrate easier on what you are being taught. Also, always ask questions if you aren?t sure, even if it sounds like a dumb question. The teachers will answer you, there is no such thing as a stupid question. One last thing I would tell myself is, always go to the review sessions, even if you know what to study or don?t have questions, still go. It will help you out more than you think it will.


Relax, have fun, and make the most of it. Try everything you can get your mitts on, and try to keep a little bit of money put aside for graduation.


I would tell my high school senior self to not wish high school away and enjoy it while it lasts. Don't be so quick to want to cut ties to so many people because you may not find many friends right away in college. Despite feeling like you don't fit in, keep talking to people and sooner or later you'll find people you enjoy being around.


If I was able to go back in time and give advice to myself as a high school senior, I would assure myself that no matter what, things would work themselves out. There are many roads stretched before you as a high school senior; it can be overwhelming at times. The most important thing is to never lose yourself through it all, remain true to yourself and keep your sights set on whatever it is that motivates you. Stay calm when times are rough and don't allow stress to hinder your judgment. The future lives within you and no one can change that. The future is what you make of it and great things lie ahead no matter what path you take. Above all, remember who you are, what you stand for, and the values you hold close. If you can do this, everything else will just fall into place, piece by wonderful piece.


The advice I would give myself is to not be afraid to befriend new people. I would suggest to join more clubs and get more involved on campus. College is a place to find out who you are. You cannot be afraid to be who you are because if you do not accept youself, then you cannot expect others to accept you either. Fellow freshmen are in the same position you and the upper classmen were once in your position as well, so you cannot be scared to talk to others and express your thoughts and feelings.


I would tell a high school senior to look at the availability of financial aid because you do not want to be in debt when you graduate. Also, look at how career-focused a college/university is because that will help you with your future and I would encourage them to get an internship for experience. Make sure you like the size of the school and classes and get the attention you need from professors because they are there to guide you and you do not want to feel like you are just a number in the system.


I would tell myself to take more time and research schools. Think of what kind of college experience I truly want and only apply/consider those schools. Realize the greatest memories come from undergrad so make sure I choose a school that will give me the kind of memories I want.


Hola Julian. How's life going? Well I want to let you know that you should do well this year, senior year. I know you're having too much fun with Dan but you need to cut him loose. You two aren't even friends anymore. You should pay more attention to your classes and to finding some "real" friends. You will find a ton of those at Albright. Believe it or not you will be friends with a lot of people so don't sweat it. Just remember to do well grade wise. It's very easy to slip up on college. There is no one forcing you to do anything. Just don't worry about being Mr. Popular and finding a girl. They will come with time but your grades are now. I don't want to hold you up go have fun, be safe and you'll be fine. Be Good! Julian


If I was able to go back in time to my senior year in highschool to give myself advice to transitioning to college, I would tell myself that I need to remember to relax. During my senior year I started getting extremely intense about my studying and grades, and dropped a lot of the social aspect out of my life. This was in preparation for what I thought I would have to do in college. So this trend continued in college and I have not yet let myself go out and just have fun. Every minute of every day is scheduled to include maximum studying time. The best advice I could go back and give myself is to remember to always have fun and to balance that with school, and not to let school take over my life.


My first piece of advice would definitely be to weigh the options and all factors that are involved with college. Many eople assume that college is just about the academics. But, class size, the size of the campus, extra-curricular activities, meal plans, housing, meal plans, and financial aid (if necessary) are just a few things that need to be added into the equation. I think being comfortable at the school is important too; being at a school where a student can not have fun, and unwind after all the stress rom academics is, put simply, not fun. Not having any outlets can make the student just as stressed, sometimes even more, than the actual academics. Its important to understand that this decision is one of the most important decisions that a student will ever make, and to take it seriously. Everything needs to be thought (hard) about, rationed out, and the best decision will surely come out of that.


Choosing the right college or university to attend is an important decision and therefore involves doing your research. When choosing a college that best fits you as an individual it is important to consider the size, population, location, and learning environment of the schools that you are considering. Make sure you figure out whether you prefer a large campus with a large population of students or a smaller campus with a smaller population. Also make sure you choose a school that is in a suitable location where you will feel comfortable living for the next four years of your life. Once you have figured these things out take into consideration student/professor ratio, extra-curricular activites, and sports. With these things in mind you should have a pretty good idea on the school that is best for you.


For finding the right college, I would recommend that students actually take a good look at the school they're applying to. Visit the campus. Take a tour. Talk with some of the students there. If you're going to be interviewed by someone in the school administration, financial aid, maybe, prepare for the interview beforehand so you're able to give clear, well thought out answers (yes, even if you're great at improvising). Look through the application. See what the social life on campus is like. Are there many opportunities to study abroad? Basically, know the school inside and out before you start attending. Once you're at college, and especially if you're attending a liberal-arts college (as it's one of the graduation requirements), take a few courses that aren't required for your major...that are in a completely different field FROM your major, in fact. Who knows, you might be surprised.


Students should keep a few things in mind when they are looking for the place to further their education, prepare for a career and most likely to call their home for the next two to five years. Make sure you apply to both large and small schools. This is important because you may think small campus are narrow-minded and expensive or that large schools are too spread out, but some schools have a personality that will surprise you when you visit yet feel like it is the right size. Make sure to visit and sit in on a few different classes so that you know what to expect as far as class size, teaching styles, note-taking, etc; your first experience in a college classroom can be a little scary. Learn the ins and outs of the housing situation, meal plans and public safety issues on each campus and be prepared to ask questions. Once a freshman, make sure you familiarize yourself with your campus all of its resources. A good, diverse social network, whether large or small is crucial to your success and health, to help you learn who you are and to develop and strengthen that person.


Make sure to visit the colleges you are considering, and, if possible, do an overnight visit. It gives you a much clearer viewer of life on campus. And always ask questions!!!!


relax, its all easy


My best advice in choosing a college is to know exactly what you want in each aspect of the school. You should base your decision on the size of the school you want, the majors they offer, the social life, academic support, and definitely the financial aid that's offered. Especially if money is an issue, you should make sure to talk to someone in financial aid before choosing a school. I also strongly suggest going on a tour of every school that you may have the slightest interest in, because you will be surprised about how different a school is compared to what you expected. Once you choose a school and enroll yourself, definitely make sure to check out the social activities that go on at your school and get yourself involved immediately. This gives you a greater chance of eventually holding leadership positions, which is one of the most rewarding aspects of college life.


My advice is to take your time to visit each school and after each visit write a few things down you really liked about the school and some you didn't like. Also if you get a chance take a couple pictures or grab several brochures and file them away with your pros and cons. At the end of your college visits, pull all the info out and eliminate the ones you know you don't want. Then while you are sitting there pondering over the colleges you absolutely loved think about three things, one will I be happy at this school based on who I saw when I visited and how friendly the campus staff and students were?, two does this school have the absolute best program for what I am interested doing career wise?, and lastly, is this a school where I can be myself and be proud of who I am and be known on campus or will I just be a number in a large crowd? Once you figure who you are and who you want to be your hopes and dreams will fall right into place..... :)


I suppose the only real advice I could give to students and their parents for finding the right college is to shop around. Whatever your interests are, find a college with most of your likes, as well as similar morals and values. Visiting the campus and seeing how students interact with each other, as well as getting a feel of how classes are is another excellent way to help find where you belong. As for making the most out of your college experience, pick one, two, or three organizations you really like and join. Do not try to join every single one you like-- it is painful and stressful, trust me. Also, go with your instincts: if a place doesn't feel right it probably isn't for you, whereas if you feel like "this is it" then try it out! You will never truly know until you try: "the difference between try and triumph is a little umph" (I wish I remembered who said that). Most importantly, just be yourself. You are the world's greatest gift if you are simply and truly you. So be you and grow as an individual, and may your college experience be amazing!


When you visit a school, you need to feel at home. It has to be the right atmosphere for what you're looking for. You need to take a tour, have an interview with an admissions counselor, spend the night on-campus with a student, visit classes, talk to professors from the department of your interest and make sure it all fits for you. There is no exact formula to find a college. As you look, each student is going to tell you why they loved their school, and it is your job to analyze that response. Not every school is going to "fit" every student that comes to visit it. Sit back, take a deep breath and follow your heart, because the fact of the matter is, if your heart is not there, it will be very difficult for you to put your money forward to that institution to pay for your education. Most important thing to remember, ask the questions that you want answered; don't be afraid to ask!


Schedule a personal tour with the admissions staff, take a day off of work and school, and travel to the college as a family. You will experience an excellent tour without having 20 other people sauntering along with you on open house days. Come prepared with a list of questions regarding financial aid, housing, dining, and extracurriculars. Many of those questions will get crossed off during the tour, but be sure to cross the rest off before you leave campus! Don't be shy about your questions because you or your child could very well attend that school for the next four years. Oh, and quick tip, when financial award packages have been awarded and you have taken a seat in the incoming class, be sure to stop by the financial aid office within the first few weeks and ask VERY politely if there happens to be any floating financial aid from the students who dropped out. Students, you just might get lucky. If not, don't be afraid to take out loans. 99.9{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of people take out loans. Work your butt off and get a great job and pay them off! Now enjoy your four years!


Finding the right college is always a difficult decision to make. Every school offers something slightly different compared to the next one. Comparing each college down to the smallest items is a great idea when picking a school because I think this helps in students never transferring and finishing at the same college. Though whether a student decides to transfer is not the most important item here. When comparing apply to the schools you narrowed down to because if you're indecisive of where to attend, like most young adults are, the schools will then decifer whether you get in to their school. Also I think the next important factor is how personal you want your experience which involves if the school is small or large. I prefer a one on one with a professor to learn as much as possible so I attended a small school. Attending a small school also helps with the going out and party scene, there's less distractions in this area. Attending a big school like penn state there's many of these distractions. Lastly, from beginning to the end, you should be applying to the best school for your major.


Visit all colleges of your choice so that you can make the right decision. Be sure to inquire as to if they have things of your interest and ask about the crime rate and safety measures. It is very important!


The first thing I would suggest is try to visit any colleges that you may be interested in. When you visit, talk to people and ask many questions as you need to. This is your future, so you are allowed to be picky. I would also suggest to research the extra curricular activities. I came to my college because I was told that there was a girl's lacrosse club team. When I got here I found out that the team broke up a year ago and I was very disappointed. You can find out if there are clubs and groups for things that you are interested in. Clubs and organizations are one of the best ways to meet people. My third suggestion is to have a good balance between academics and social life. I'm a big believer that in college, education comes first and fun comes later. On the other hand, it necessary to get out there and have a good time with your friends. It is important to stay focused and remember why you are in college, but it is also important to take a breather and let your hair down.


Allow enough time to research and visit each college and make a list of those items which you feel are important so you can compare. You will usually feel comfortable on campus if the school fits you, otherwise, ask for an overnight stay. This will really help you determine what the campus and housing is like. If you love sports, you can achieve good grades along with playing a sport. You just have to work hard at what you want and anything is possible.


You really should know what you want to do when you come to college! I know people figure it out when they get there, but you should really research things before you go to school! If i knew everything in High School that i know now I would have made a much better college choice. Albright College is amazing, but I could have made a better choice that's good for my major. I love Albright. I've made some of the best friends i'll ever make in my life, but it's not academically up to par as it should and could be!


I would say that make sure you visit multiple schools. Become knowledgable about not only the school but the surrounding area. Spend time on campus with current students to get a feel for campus life and academic life. Make sure when you visit that you have a list of questions that you may have regarding, academics, finances, extracurricular activities, etc. so that you can get all your questions answered. If available, visit a classroom in your desired area of study, so you can get a feel for the academic demands. If you do all these things at every campus you visit, you will be sure to pick the right place for you. Also, be sure to apply for all the scholarships and grants that you can. Every little bit helps.


go and visit the school. it doesnt make a difference until you see it in person. if it's located somewhere where it snows, make sure you visit in the winter time, because youre the one thats going to have to be there all winter as long as you're enrolled there.


Parents should play an active role in finding a college: going on campus tours with the students, reading through brochures and catalogs, talking about possible selections, etc. I think it's imperative that parents support the student's decision about which college they want to go to. Even if the parent doesn't think the college is good enough or a right fit for their child, it is ultimately the student's choice, and the student will feel better about their selection if they know their parents are behind them, no matter what. The student should make their choice after visiting campuses and doing as much research about their schools as possible. Based on their goals for their college career (what classes they want to take, how socially active they want to be), they should choose a school that would help them achieve those goals the best. Once their college life starts, they shouldn't let any opportunity pass them by. Participate in all the classes and extra-curricular activities you want. Enjoy it while you can, because these are supposed to be the best years of our lives.


I would tell the students to apply to as many schools as you want to and try not to listen to people that tell you that you won't make it. Just apply and see what happens. To the parents I would just say let your children apply and learn about each school. Give them a chance to grow by them picking the school that they think best suits them no matter how far it is. Just give it a chance.


Don't make them go to a school that you choose. They really have to like the school that they will be going to or else they will have a horrible time.