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What should every freshman at Coastal Carolina University know before they start?


To go back to myself as a high school senior, I would have told myself that I needed to learn to stop being such a procrastinator when it comes to doing major assignments. I have the hardest time with following a schedule and deadlines if it is not in front of me at all times. To better myself this year as a freshman I got a school year planner and wrote everything down in it to keep myself ahead of the game. This tool has been of great help and I finished my first semester of college by getting on the Deans List. Also as a high school senior I wish I had told myself that college is nothing like high school and everything is not handed to you. Living on your own basically without mommy and daddy there to help or do it for you. Coming into my freshman Spring semester of college now I feel more independent than dependent like I did Fall semester.


It has been quite a journey from High School to now. If I was going to give myself any advice before I decided to attend Coastal Carolina, it would be to apply sooner. I applied quite late, but thankfully, I was still accepted into Coastal Carolina University. If I would have applied to Coastal Carolina University earlier, I would have known that I was accepted sooner and would be able to experience the joy of being accepted at the same time as everyone else. I also would have more time to apply for scholarships.


The college experience is a world unlike anything else. While you are not yet a full-time employee if the working class, you have much more responsibilities than you did when you were living under your parents' roof. No one ask you to make sure you complete certain tasks. You are required to know on your own what you need to get done and to actually get things done. Financial responsibilities are some of the most important responsibilities while away at university. You must be frugal and smart when it comes to spending your money. While being aware of your responsibilities is important, something else that is also very important to remember when transitioning into a university is to be yourself, confident in who you are, but also to make good impressions upon people, always being kind and friendly. That is really all others can ask of you.


The biggest piece of advice I would have given myself is to make a budget starting in the summer. I know it's your senior summer and you want to go out with your friends but all the money you use really adds up. I remember I would go out to eat a lot and went on a camping trip with my friends which was pretty expensive. Instead of using my money on that I could have spent it on books for each semester which could be between $1000 and $2000. Also use a budget during college as well. Make a limit for how much money you can use each week and then save the rest for paying your tuition because you will need it. This is a good habbit to get into because you'll need to use it after college as well. I'm not saying don't use any of your money while your in college because you're going to want to go out and have fun. Just make sure you don't go overboard so you can use that money to pay off your expenses. This will really help you reduce your budget.


If i had the chance to go back and talk to myself in the past there are many things I would tell myself. The number one thing would be to work extra hard my last here to higher my chance to get certain scholarship. Also, I would have told myself to take certain things more serious like my mom told me to. Another great piece of advice would be to tell myself to not freaked out as much and that you will make it through it just stay focus. I would let myself known that not everybody is going to stay around and that is okay. Sometimes people drift apart because not everybody has the same plan in life. Also, you do not need to be out partying all the time it is completely okay to just stay in and relax. I would tell myself to be open to meeting new people. The main advice that i would tell myself is to stay on top of your work and use all the sources to help you better yourself. Finally, the main thing to always remember ypu can do whatever you put your mind to and never to forget that.


If i could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would inform myself of all of the obstacles I would have to face. I would stress the importance of saving money and applying for scholarships to make sure that there will be no financial difficulties when attending college. I would also stress the importance of having good time management skills. I would tell myself to get course work done ahead of time to avoid issues that may come up. Also, I would tell myself to put my education before social life. The last but most important advice I would give to myself is to make sure to maintain good grades and to not be afraid to ask questions or seek help when needed.


Don't memorize to pass a test. Actually study and make sure you understand the topic for future use. Also , make sure your money is right before college. Apply to every scholarship possible. Relax and dont stress.


Do not worry so much it is not as bad as people say it is. just keep doing what you are doing and you will be A O K. Haha oh and do not worry about making friends and your roommates. they are pretty awesome and friends are super easy to make.


I would tell my former high school self to think big and do big things that is manageable while continuing to always put God first. College is a huge transition from high school. With college there is more responsibilities, harder classes, your parents can't wake you up in the morning, nobody will remind you of any deadlines you have to remind yourself. College does have people who will support and advise you during, but you have to give in order to get. Show effort, learn from your mistakes, build your character, discover new things outside of the education area, make wise decisions on your own, and most of all learning to live without being under your parents roof. It will be complicated living with individuals you don't know, but college comes with experience. You have to be able to handle anything that comes along with it. College is how you make it, if you do what you are suppose to, then you will succeed at anything comes your way.


If I could advise my high school self I would first encourage being extra friendly and to always keep a smile on my face, because first impressions are important. Secondly I would remind myself not to worry so much about having "cool" roommates, because college is about making connections with people who you wouldn't normally, and giving everyone a chance. I would also explain that enjoying the college life without any worries means creating a balance between studies and social life. Although finding this balance may be tough with the newfound freedom that college entails, this is extremely important to ensure a stress free lifestyle. Always remember that home is only a phone call away! When you're feeling lonely, don't be afraid to turn to a new friend or roommate because they are your "school family" and are more than likely feeling the same way. Additionally, don't forget to pack "Mr. Snuggles" who you have had since you were born. Although college is about starting new, some days you just need to cuddle with a familiar bear or blanky. Lastly, always be yourself, and finding your crowd will come quickly and naturally.