Clearwater Christian College Top Questions

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

Gregory

Going into my freshman year I was very unaware of the "strict" student life policies at Clearwater Christian. I would probably advise my self to read the the Student Handbook and know what I was getting my self into before I got there and reinfore that fact that I am choosing to put my self under the authority of the institution's standards. Also, that I should be proactive in seeking out fellow students to socialize with as oppose to spending countless hours in my room playing Need for Speed.

Kristen

I would do a lot more extra-curriculars like community service. Community service and leadership provide a lot of opportunities for scholarships and they look really good on resumes!

Daniel

Time management is very important. I have learned to not procrastinate on homework and studies, but to plan out the times when I will work on these things. I did not have as good of time managing skills before I started college. Make it a priority to have a car at school. As of right now, I still do not have a car, and I often feel like I'm stuck on campus. It would be very helpful to have a car, so I could go run errands or offer to drive friends when we go to do something off campus. Get a laptop computer. I can't imagine not having my laptop at school. It is very helpful to be able to get online from my room, especially when the computer labs are closed. Keep in touch with the family back home. They enjoy hearing from me regularly, and it is great to be able to talk to them on the phone when I'm lonely and need someone to talk to.

Bonnie

I would tell myself to live on campus and enjoy all the late night activities.

Brad

Continue working towards what you love to do, and don't worry about opposition. Just never take no for an answer!

Samantha

The time has come. High school is over and college is creeping up on you. Are you ready? Having already experienced some of college life, there are a just a few basic things that will help you start right. First of all, be ready to apply yourself academically. Don't be satisfied with average grades. Work hard and make a good name for yourself. Secondly, don't be afraid to ask for help. Just because you are almost in college does not mean that you are able to make every decision all by yourself. Make sure you have mature family, friends, or advisors to be able to discuss things with. There's a reason for the statement, "Two heads are better than one." Finally, use your time wisely! Make sure you have a system that allows you to get what needs to be done done in time. You will be miserable if you wait until the night before a test to begin studying. If you are diligent in your work, chances are that you will still have plenty of time to play that video game or go shopping once you are finished. Work. Learn. Have fun. Don't worry.

Joshua

pay more attention to the smaller details given in the different subjects, and find a couple extracurricular subjects so i would know what studies i would want to take in college. it would also make choosing a major easier.

Laura

Here are some suggestions to help you when you are picking a college. Make sure you pick a college that has the major you want. If you are undecided, pick a school with a wide selection of majors. In doing so, you can have many different majors to pick from when you finally decide on a major. In college, you must spend time studying and paying attention in class. If you do not, your grades will suffer. Also, obtain as many scholoarships as possible and find a college where there are a variety of scholarships available. Money should be spent wisely, and the more help you can receive, the better off you will be. If you choose to go into medical or law, the wisest choice would be attending a well-known college. That way, when you apply for a job, the company will recognize where you were educated and also recognize the quality of your education. All these factors should be taken into consideration when chooseing a college.

Lydia

I would advise any high school senior to be ready for a big adjustment. Teens in high school always hear about how college will be the best four years of their lives, but no one ever talks about how hard it can be. For teens going to school in another state, the adjustment is huge. But one cannot become discouraged. College is a time to reinvent yourself, and to break out of your comfort zone. If a student does this, he is sure to make the most of his college years and have the best time of his life learning and being challenged in various ways.

Stephanie

Right before I left for school, I learned a very important truth that, if I could, I would go back in time and tell myself. It would have saved me a lot of frustration and worrying during high school. I was reading my Bible one day and came across the familar verses, Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." I would go back and tell my younger self this: "Don't worry about your future. Just trust in God because He knows what is best for you. He already has your future planned out; He knows where you will be going to college. His plan is way better than your own so don't worry about it. Just trust in Him and He will lead you where He wants you to go. " I spent so much of my time worrying and questioning what God was doing. I wanted to be at CCC but it seemed like He did not want me there. Then, He provided the money for me at the last minute.

Gabrielle

Take some college courses while you are in high school. It is cheaper and you will get the experience of being taught by college professors. Also, make a schedule to follow; if you must divert from it, make sure that it is only once in a while. Furthermore, make sure that you are getting the appropriate amount of sleep so that you are able to effective throughout the day. Do not feel as if you have to choose a mojr right away. If you have to change it's ok. Try taking different classes about things that interest you while you are a freshman and sophomore. Ask people what they like and do not like about their major's. It's good to get other's opinions especially if you are not really sure about what you want to study. Work as much as possible to help pay for school so that you will not have to get out loans. Try your hardest; try not to compare yourself to your peers. Most people do not learn the same. If you are having trouble with something, do not be afraid to ask for help. You should try to get an internship.

Amanda

I would tell myself that I need to not be easliy angered. Things happen in the dorm and flipping out over every little thing is not the way to keep my roommates close. Living with two other girls is difficult at times. With the Lord's help I can be slow to anger and wise in my decisions. I'm thankful that God has given me great friends as my roommates!

Trent

I would stay on top of all things I had to get ready for this year. All of my financial things and just preparing myself mentally for the transition. I also would take more college courses while in hightschool, I took a few and they really prepared me for the transition to college. To watch my money closer and to spend less on things that I wanted and more on putting the money toward my education.

Jeff

Enjoy High School, do research on colleges early on. Save money for college, and be prepared to work during college. Also be ready for all different types of roommates, you never know what kind you'll end up with. Don't just dream of being on your own, You will definately be missing home.

Jessica

It is not all about you. Life in high school is great. Your mom does all the cooking, cleaning, and shopping, while you get to just focus on school. Normally you have your own room and your own bathroom. Life is good. At college, it is completely different. You have to learn to live with many other people. You cannot always do the things you want to do because your roommate is sleeping, or there are rules against it. You must begin to put others ahead of yourself and your interests. Conflicts will arise, but if you can be humble and just sit and talk with the person the relationship can be restored. Overall, at times you will struggle and want to leave, but it is totally worth it. You will leave having grown so much through the whole experience.

Lucy

I would tell myself to keep working hard even though those around me will tend to slack off. Oftentimes throughout your college career, you will want to quit or just do the bare minimum - do not do that. Reach your potential and keep working hard. Find out what requirements you need to meet for education, and keep trying to learn all that you can as you go out into the classroom. Be kind to everyone because you do not know who your friends will end up being. Be honest with the friends that you do make, because your true friends will love you the most for the hard things that you told them. Even the people you dislike may need to be loved. Prioritize and plan your time to include friends, family, school, and sleep. Sometimes you will need to say no even though you think something will be fun. The most important thing in your life will always be your relationship with God. The only way to keep that relationship close and vibrant is to read the Word daily. No matter how tired you feel, always strive to wake up and start the day with a conversation with Christ.

Philip

Apply yourself more, it makes things a lot easier!

Christina

I think the important thing to finding the right college is deciding what you want from college before you attend. A lot of students have come to my college who discovered that it wasn't right for them. To make the most of your college experience, I think it is important to take classes seriously, but also to have fun with your friends. I think a lot of people mix that idea up with alcohol and parties, but you don't need those at all. I have had an awesome college experience without either of those things. I have amazing friends who are there for me, and I can be there for them. We can study together, and have fun together whether it's laughing, and joking around or playing in the rain, or going to the beach. I think to make the most of your college experience you also have to remember that you're paying for your education and that you need to do well in your classes.

Derek

The advice that I would give parents and/or students about finding the right college is to visit the college beforehand. It is not a good idea to go to a college without having an idea as to what it is like. By visiting the college before he attends it the student will get a feel for what the college offers and what it is all about. If a student or parent is not able to visit the school, the next best thing to do would be to ask someone who goes there what it is like. In order to make the most out of the college experience a student should get involved in extracurricular activities. By doing this the student will be placed in situations that they are not used to. They will also be able to meet new people and make new friends which will make the college experience that much better. Do not get lost in the crowd, but rather get involved!

Justin

Make sure you choose a college that gives you the most opportunity to advance in the your field of study while still giving flexibility to explore other areas if you begin to change your mind about your studies. Definitely study more than you socialize, but its very important to not isolate yourself. Study in groups and be sure to take time for yourself and relax.

Melissa

Carefully analyze your abilities and interests and use this information to select a field of interest. Pursuing a degree you are passionate about will make schoolwork much less tedious. Also, if you choose something you enjoy, you will be able to have a fulfilling career after graduation, not just a dead end job. Once you have selected a degree program, find schools that fit your specific needs. Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions. Thorough research prevents unpleasant surprises later. Once you have narrowed down your list of schools, visit your top choicecs if at all possible. A campus visit is key is choosing a school. It speaks volumes more than stacks of college literature. Visiting a school and looking at it online is like the difference between ordering clothes by mail and actually going to the store to make sure they fit. Do yourself a favor and get real taste of the school before you commit. During your college years, be disciplined and study hard, but also make time for people. A successful and enjoyable college experience comes from being responsible and balanced. Overall, enjoy every day, it goes by very fast!

Joy

Visiting, I know it sounds easy or stupid, but you find out alot by listening to people's impromptu conversations!

Jessica

Selecting the right college or university for you is vitally important. Higher education, with its academic, social, and personal interests, shapes and forms each student's growth. Every college has a personality of its own; therefore, finding the right college can be difficult because your personality must mesh well with that of the college. Research is the first step to choosing a college. Through internet searches, personal references, and high school guidance counselors, you can accumulate data encompassing all aspects of life at different colleges and universities. Next, you must sift through the information in order to determine which of the colleges have the activities and programs that you are looking for. Once you have narrowed down your choices to only a few colleges, take some time out of your schedule to pay a visit to these educational establishments. College character can often only be ascertained after spending time meeting the college's staff, faculty, and students. The most important advice to remember when choosing a college or university is that it must be a place where you feel at home, comfortable, and able to concentrate on academic pursuits. After all, your collegiate goal is to become an educated adult.

Carissa

Ask the students there. Talk to professors & check out the location!

Danielle

The most important thing that a parent and students should do when looking for a college to attend is to really take the time to research the school and plan a time when you would be able to visit. I never visited a college when I was in high school and I regret not being able to see what college was like. It is so important that one finds out whether or not a college suits their personality or whether it is not fit for them at all. Depending on what one whats to study, if they want to play sports, or if they want to be more involved from an artistic stand point; all these facts should have an impact on the decision on which college to attend for the next for years of your life. I transferred several times, and it was because I always seemed to hear something better about a different college so I just decided to transfer and see what that school was like. So again, take the time to really research and visit a school so you don't waste your time transferring and losing credits!

Lauren

I would recommend parents or students to get involved early with community colleges and start getting pre-requisite classes started and that will make things easier when you begin college. Also, I would advise parents and their children to take a college trip and tour the schools you are thinking about attending. Maybe go to classes that the student is interested for their major. Also, living on campus (if they are choosing) would be an excellent way to figure out if this would be a good place to live and achieve academically. Because some students do learn that it can be somewhat overwhelming when living with different people and different personality types. The student is what make the most of their college expeience! Learning as much as you can about a college and figuring out for yourself which college will suit you will make your experience the best for starting your college career and your independent life!

Brianne

I think one of the most important things students can do is apply to many colleges so they can keep their options open. Also, it is very important that they visit the campus and sit in on some classes so they can really get a feel of what it would be like to attend. I personally believe that they should pray about it and look into colleges that will best meet their needs in order to accomplish their goals in life. College is the first step in getting a respectable job. The decision they make now will effect their future forever so it is important that they find out all the information they can in order to make the right choice.

David

When looking at colleges, ask students that go there, because many times, the faculity and staff will lie about infomation like rules and things like that jusyt to get you to come, but after you get there, you fine out it is not at all what they made it out to be.

George

I would suggest attending a smaller college rather than a bigger University. At a small college, it is easier to make life long friends and interact with people you will see everyday. At a big University, it's possible to never see the same person twice unless your in a class with them. I also suggest a smaller college because the class sizes are fewer and the curriculum is more extensive. Professor's care about their student's success and will gladly help the students with their needs. It is easier to form study groups with those in your class because everyone knows eachother well. The home comfort of a small college helps students have a family atmosphere rather than a number on an admission slip. Finding things on campus is easy and there is always a friendly face to help when it is needed. The curriculum at my school is rigorous and I have to retain the information in order to succeed. I enjoy learning at my college, Clearwater Christian College, because the information I learn sticks with me for life and not just for the tests. I wouldn't trade my small college experience for any bigger University.

Karyn

I would advise parents and students to visit the school they are thinking about during the school session. Try to visit dorms and classes to get a feel for what the school really is like. Once you get a feel for the atmosphere, check out the social atmosphere to see if that is what you want to surround yourself with. Remember that this is where you will live for the next 4 years, so make sure you choose wisely. Most of all, make the most of your college experience by getting involved. Go on trips, make friends, exand your horizons because the journey at college allows more opportunities than may be possible when responsibilities burden you down.

Jonathan

Find one that encourages your values or the right values for pursuing life. Pursue college in a way that will least damage your finances. Pursue a college that has special advances towards your degree of choice. Make sure you talk to alumni of the school.

melinda

Follow God's will for your life.

Stephen

Make sure to go and visit the schools you are seriously considering in order to get an accurate feel for the college

James

If you send your child off to CCC, you know they're going to be taken care of. It's a great school where the faculty and staff members actually know you and care about you. That can't be beat!

Stephanie

Find a college that has what you are looking for such academically and socially. You want to go to a college that has a good foundation. Your college years will change your life. You will meet friends for life. You want to make a difference and do your best. You want to find a college that will help you find a job after you graduate from the college. You want to have professors that will be helping you toward the future and to encourage you to do your best.

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