Central College Top Questions

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


I wish that I would have known more about classes and scheduling. During orientation, we signed up for classes. I met with an advisor, but I basically trusted that they would be able to help me pick an ideal schedule. However, I took way too many credits that first semester and had a much too difficult schedule as a Freshman. If I would have known more about classes and scheduling, things would have gone much better.


Before I came to Central College, I wish I had known how easy it is to become involved here. There are many different clubs, teams, and other extra-cirriculars to offer fun and excitement here, but I did not know how easy it was to take advantage of them until the end of my Sophomore year. If I had known sooner how easy it was to get involved, I would have been able to cultivate experiences and friendships much sooner.


I wish I had known that college test questions have many critical thinking questions on them so instead of studying the cold hard facts, I wish I took a couple different views on the material. Also, I wish I knew that reading the book you need for the class before you get to class can help extremely with remembering the material.


I wish I had known more about what life in the dorms was like.


i wish that I had known how hard it would be to be away from my family, but there are great professors here who look out for you!


That the food they served at Scholarship day isn't like normal food.


I knew everything that I needed to know when I got here. I asked a lot of questions before coming and that's what really helped. The admissions counselors here give you pretty much all the information you need to know, but be sure to ask lots of questions. Even if you think they are dumb questions, still ask them. They will help you get a better picture of the college.


Sometimes you have to make tough choices to decide what it is you want to do and how you will spend your time. You will not get along with everyone. Sometimes there is a lot of homework, but making time to make memories is so much more important.


I wish I would have know the percentage tuition was going to rise. I was told not very much, but it has risen at leat 1,000/year.


I wish I would've known what it would be like to live in a big city, as opposed to a smaller city like Pella.


I wish I would have known more about programs and activities to get involved in, so that I could have started thinking ahead rather than being bombarded with all of these different options at the beginning of the year.


Not just specifically for this school, but college in general, I wish I would have known to get involved. During my freshman year here, I did not do anything. I sat in my room and did not get involved. Last year and this year, I have made a lot more friends by going out and doing things.


I wish I knew the importance and emphasis students and the town places on Christianity.


I wish I had known more about how the nuts and bolts of the schools works; like what people do in between classes and such.


I wish I had known that there isn't always a ton to do unless you can get creative with your friends.


How everyone parties on the weekend or goes home.


That registering for classes is very unorganized and caos. It's hard to get classes you want unless you have a good advisor and they help you when you need it.


I wish I had known more about the type of studying I would need to do and how much time it would require. The first part of this semester I wan't sure how and how much to study and it has kind of put me behind.


The social life


Don't let others decide who you are or what you should do. Be yourself and don't be afraid to join something you know noone else in.


I wish that I knew before I came to school that I would change so much. I love the person that I am becoming, but I did not expect to grow and be challenged so much in only my first year of college. I have learned that people will always love me no matter what and I will be someone who does something amazing someday.


I wish I would have known that people are not very social, the class work is repetetive, and there are little means of entertaining one's self throughout town.


How to get books for classes cheaper than just buying them from the bookstore.