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


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior in high school, I would tell myself to take high school more seriously. I would tell myself to take the ACT as many times as possible because it will end up playing a big role in my college decision. I would also advise myself to take electives that would benefit my college interests and to take an internship to help me figure out what those interest are.


Assuming I could go back in time, I would give myself the knowledge I have about college. The first piece of advice I would give myself would be to fill out more scholarships for my college education. I made the mistake in high school not filling out a lot of scholarships thinking I would get the ones I got and didn’t get them in the end, so I would be filling out a lot more. I would be more aware of the classes I end up taking wither they are seated or online. During my first semester I chose to do an online computer class and got really confused, so if I was still in high school just making my schedule I would make sure not to take online classes. Finally, the most important thing any soon to be college student should know is how to be on track and time, in high school you don’t have to worry about being late cause teachers are more relaxed. College teachers are stricter about when things are turned in and how things are done. Those would be the things I would tell myself or other person about to enter college.


I would tell myself that I need to work on my study habbits. College isn't all about the partying and having a good time, your trying to achieve your education so you can start your lifes work. Now don't get me wrong there will be fun times and plenty of them, but when you need to study or do homework remember those things come first. If you don't, then there won't be any fun times due to you getting kicked out of school. What your parents and teachers told you all along was right!


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to not be so afraid about college. The transition from high school to college has been an amazing experience for me. I love learning and exploring new things and I have met so many new people in the process. I have no regrets in the educational choices I have made, and given the chance to do it again I wouldn't change a thing. Knowing that going to school is giving me a chance to have a great future drives me to do good in school and to continue my education. I would also tell myself to be more serious about applying for scholarships. College is an expensive thing, and there are many resources that provide financial aid that I didn't know about as a high school senior.