When I first attended college I did so because I received a scholarship that covered my first year of tuition. I did not know how many resources were available to find scholarships or federal aid. I would have told myself that there are many resources available to me and I need to do a lot of research to find those scholarships and speak with the staff at the college to find out more about work study and other ways to cover tuition. I would have also told myself that I am an adult now and no one is judging me. If they are, it doesn't matter because they will not be in my life forever. I don't need to be scared of giving a speech or answering questions in class because we are all there to learn. The only way I am going to learn is to be an adult and ask questions, ask for help from staff or students, and to not be afraid to learn. College is more self-study too, so I do have to take initiative and schedule study time and down time. Overall, I need to relax, ask questions, and prioritize my time.
I would tell myself to strive harder in high school, and to take extra classes instead of trying to take the easy way to get through high school. The transition from high school to college is much harder when you have taken a year and haven't had to apply yourself. I would also tell myself to try to work harder on scholarship applications because they can make all the difference in the world for tution costs.
I would tell myself not to waste so much time on the stupid stuff; don't worry about what everyone thinks and make more friends. Life outside of high school is completely different and problems you're having now are nothing compared to what you could be facing. Enjoy life more for what it is and remember that whatever you decide with you future will be better then doing nothing. Don't take just one semester off because it will never be just one semester. Focus on doing something with your life to make yourself happy not to please everyone else in your life.
Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.
Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!
Disclosure: EducationDynamics receive compensation for the featured schools on our websites (see “Sponsored Schools” or “Sponsored Listings” or “Sponsored Results”). So what does this mean for you? Compensation may impact where the Sponsored Schools appear on our websites, including whether they appear as a match through our education matching services tool, the order in which they appear in a listing, and/or their ranking. Our websites do not provide, nor are they intended to provide, a comprehensive list of all schools (a) in the United States (b) located in a specific geographic area or (c) that offer a particular program of study. By providing information or agreeing to be contacted by a Sponsored School, you are in no way obligated to apply to or enroll with the school.
The sources for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Students should consult with a representative from the school they select to learn more about career opportunities in that field. Program outcomes vary according to each institution’s specific program curriculum. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. The information on this site is for informational and research purposes only and is not an assurance of financial aid.