Centura College-Chesapeake Top Questions

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


Listen to the things my guardian was trying to tell me about applying myself 100% to any and everything that I do. Even though I hated math and just learned what I needed to graduate and go to a four year college, I would have advised that I learn as much as I could because you never know when it will come in handy. I would have advised myself that I really did need the classes being taught and they would matter in my life forever. Forced to get up early ( I love to sleep late) so I wouldn't be late was just helping me get ready for the rest of my life. However, it helped me learn how to apply time management skills cause once you get a job or go to college you still have to get up or you will be late and could fail, time out, or be fired! I would make myself take tutoring or ask questions on things I didn't know or was unsure of. Because if you don't ask no one will never know or be able to tell you how to get the help you need and deserve.


If I had a chance to go back to high school, I would become more confident in myself and step out of my shell. I would become involved in every student organization possible and try to gain the most out of my high school experience. As a high school senior, I would apply for more scholarships, earlier, so that my dream of attending school would have become more of a reality. I would try harder in all of my classes to learn, not make A's. I would try to read at least one nonfiction book a week, instead of one a month. But I would also spent more time doing things I enjoy, instead of always relying on what looks pretty on a transcript for college. Most of all I would just try to be a better version of myself.