Arkansas State University-Main Campus Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


I wish I had known that I could have applied to there nursing program years ago and I would have been done already.


I wish i would have known how expensive everything is. I honestly didnt know how much i would spend or how much college cost. Even though its all expensive i would never back out or go to another school.


That the financial aid is often late and their office doesn't communicate well.


Wish I had known more abpout scholarship money and how to apply for it


That the food would taste this bad.


how much the tuition was


If your going to succeed in college, you have to go to class. I know everyone tells you this but it's so true. I experienced it first hand! I had a perfect 4.0 in high school to a 2.8 my first semester of college. This semester I'm going everyday and I'm doing great.


I wish I had known that most college professors or instructors only give three to five grades through out the whole semester. I also wish I had known that classes only last one semester instead of the whole school year.


That it would cost alot going here and that books cost alot.


I wish I would have known just how far two and half hours is when you have to drive it to see your friends and family. It's not so bad most of the time. But when you have to go home for a family party or you haven't seen your best friend in a while, it's pretty long.


I wish that I had known that some of my credits would not transfer.


Before I became a college freshman, I wish I could have paid a lot more attention in high school. In college there is plenty of reading and writing to be done. Although the material may boring, it is important to read and study over. Math and Reading are the two main subjects you need to be familar with. Freedom is also another big responsibility. In college you areresponsibile for your own actions and all work due. College instructors will not beg you to do their work, as a student you have to be willing and ready.


If I had known more about this school back in 2004, I would have been here instead of STCC in Memphis. The faculty & teachers are lazy & awful! ASU is a totally different world. Teachers WANT to help you. They have also been very flexible with my financial need, which is SO helpful.


The cost and extra fees


How the professors were when discussing specific classes I should be in and what would be good for me to take to get my degree.


I wish I had learned more about how to use my ID card to buy food. I didn't realize I could put money on it and use it instead of cash at the campus eating places. Its a very convenient thing to know.


The economy would fall.


Before coming to school, I wish I had known how to create a good balance between my school work, campus involvement and relationship with God. I now know a lot of things that I didn't before coming to college because I've learned so much along the way to self-discovery so I don't regret nearly anything.


I wish I had known a few more people. I don't make friends very easily but its getting better as time passes because everyone here is so friendly and encouraging.


It is important to get involved at this school. Even if you don't feel you need to be involved as a freshman, try it out anyways. It is important to develop a group of friends you can hang out with.