Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Top Questions

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


If someone were to know how thier present day descisions would turn out in the future, their lives may completely different. If I could go back to my senior year of high school and give myself advice, their would be a long list. For starters, I would tell myself that it is time to start working towards my future career and forget about football. I am currently a member of the Central Methodist Football team. I am an average football player, but I now have to transfer to a different school to finish my education. I would have told myself that starting and ending my education at the same school would be the least stressful for me as I would not have to worry about another application process. Also, I would have told myself not to worry about attending a college where atleast one of my high school friends was going. Everybody will make new friends in college, it just takes longer for some. I was somewhat scared of going to school without any friends, but I wish I would have jumped out on a limb and gone to the school that was right for me.


I would give myself an advise to carefully about tpeople I get to spend time with. i would adivice myself to not procrastinate and to manage my time because it is really important .


The advice that I would go back and give my self during high school, is to become diciplined. I would tell myself to create a steady study habbit and practice that study habbit daily, because college requires a much more strict study routine than high school. I would also advise myself to learn to think more openly toward my educational opportunities. I have found that throughout college, learning opportunities come in all sorts of situations, from study groups to extra curricular academic involvement.


If I were able to go back and talk to my senior self, I would tell myself to start looking for internships early and to prepare for the GMAT a whole lot earlier. I had no idea that internships were offered for high school students; I really felt like I had missed out on a lot of opportunities when I finally started applying for internships and jobs. I would also tell myself to study for the GMAT, even if I wasn't sure if I was going to go to grad school. The test is pretty hard and really expensive; I wish I had more time to prepare for it.


It is important to give your college choice a lot of thought. A campus visit is a must because you need to get a ?feel? for the campus and can ask questions of currently enrolled students. If you feel uncomfortable on this visit, you probably won?t fit in. Take as many dual credit or AP courses as you can in high school. Keep your grade point up, and take the ACT test as many times as you need to in order to get a high score. These two things can mean lots of scholarship money. Persevere!


Stay focused, the training you are getting now will benefit you in the future. Stay strong, fight for what you believe is right. Don't worry about love it will be there for you. Don't forget to seek help when you need it. Asking for help is not a sign of failure or stupidity. How will you get the help you need if you do not ask for it. Student services is there for you. Your Professors are not out to get you, but are here to help you, they care. Break up your study time. Study in 20 minute increments and reward yourself with a treat, a good stretch and a power nap if needed. Make sure you get enough sleep, this is important to keep you mind alert. Hang in there, all this will pay off in the end and you will reach a magnificent milestone in your life.


My best advice is to have confidence in yourself. Plus, take as many different classes in high school as you can so the you are well rounded and know what areas you like and which areas you don't. Make sure you pay attension in your classes. Highschool can be fun, but the knowledge that you receive will help you in college. Finally, keep in touch with your high school friends. You may need each other later in life.


?Ok LOOK?, you have to listen! Your parents have been telling you the truth. You are going to want to go to college and you will like it. You have to stop now and think about this. How do you want to live? What will you need money for? There are tons of things you are not thinking of. You need a new car. You have to have insurance. That car will need gas if you want to go home. You have to have a phone. You will need a laptop computer. You need health insurance. The things for your dorm room that you will need are endless right now. The most important thing is you need to have an open mind. You have to know your family wants the very best for you. They would not tell you that you needed a job JUST to get you out of the house. Remember what they told on your 16th birthday, ?Our wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.? You have to stop and listen then take their words to heart. Get a job!


Knowing what I know now I would tell myself as a high school senior not to be shy. You cannot go into college reserved or shy because it makes it hard to make friends. If you open yourself a bit it not only helps you make friends but it also helps you get into the programs you want. I know that when I applied to the athletic training program I noticed you have to really get out of your comfort zone because you deal with so many different people. Also if you do not speak up you could lose a lot of opportunities that are out there. So being a bit assertive can get you futher into what you want to do.


I think as the student, you have to first figure out what you want from the school itself. Do you want a small campus? Do you want a good sports program? Then, take those aspects, and make a list of pros and cons from each college. My college just felt right. It seemed an awesome fit for me. I know its not like that for everyone, you just have to make sure you feel at home there. There is no shame in transfering schools, but you should try and make sure you pick a college that is right for you and your family and educational needs.


Make sure you explore all your options and all the different schools your interested in. Find the school that fits you.


To students: If you find yourself at a school and you are just not happy, don't be afraid to change schools or even majors. There is nothing more dissatisfying than waking up everyday and dreading going to class because you know that can never make a better grade than a D. Secondly, get involved. I know it's over used, but it really does make a difference in the friends and connections you make. Who knows, maybe your involvement in some random club or organization will land you an awesome job someday. To parents: If your child says he or she wants to change schools, first of all talk to them why they are saying this. Second of all, let them. The best things my parents did for me was to let me change my major and change schools. I've never been happier since I switched. But I don't think I would be as happy without the love and support of my parents. Just telling your child that you will support them in their endeavors may just give them that boost of confidence to succeed in todays hectic world!!


Know what you ae looking for, and make sure you can afford it.


My advice would be to get to know the professors and faculty. Also, try to make friends with upper classmates and not to be afraid to get involved with activities that the school offers.


Make sure that the college you're attending is your choice, no one elses. Make sure it's right for you.


College can be one of the best--or worst-- experience of a person's life. To have the best experience, the student ultimately needs to decide the best college for him or her. The parents can guide them in the right direction in terms of high credentials, curriculum, and price, but it should be left to the student to make the final decision. When trying to pick the right college, the student should visit the college. Colleges look great in the brochures, yet that does not mean they will be right for the student. During a visit, the student should tour the campus, talk to the professors/coaches, and talk to the college students. The student will then be able to determine which place feels right. College is what the student makes of it, and the best way to maximize the experience is to determine his or her priorities. College is like high school without parent supervision--the responsibility is the student's. If the student remembers that he or she is there to get an education, then the academics will not be hard. Otherwise, college is just a really expensive party and a waste of time.


Make sure you know what size of school you want! Have an idea of what you plan to study, and try to get into some form of an extra curricular activity such a band or football.


To sum it all up in a few words. Get to know the professors and staff at this University. Also, attend class and participate. The more you participate in a class the more you will learn and the better chances you have of getting to know one another as well as your true self. Do not hide your personality from the other students be open to yourself and to other students and to the staff and you will make friends for life. Participate in as much activities as possible such as attending plays, sporting events and just overall have fun. Also, be involved with the community around the school. The town is very historic as well as the campus. The entire Central Methodist University is on the National Historic Regristry except for one building. Open your mind to learning new things not only about the school and meeting new students, but yourself as well. Central Methodist University opened my mind to new things and I discovered that if I try hard enough I will succeed. So, if you try hard enough you will not only succeed academically but in life as well.


make sure that the college that you choose is well diverse. Also that the teachers are responsive to any problems that you may have. As well that campus life is to there fitting and comfort level