Coastal Carolina University Top Questions

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


Just be yourself and have fun. Make a lot of friends and do not be nervous at orientation becasue everyone else is also. Study hard and get use to doing homework almost everyday.


Apply for as many scholarships as possible right now. Also, budget your money while still having fun. It's okay to splurge every once in awhile, but remember that school is your priority and you'll be happier if you just take it slow. Join a sorority. It'll be fun, you'll meet wonderful people, and it'll help you with basically anything you need in the future - job, volunteer work, long-lasting friendships, etc. Travel abroad whenever you get the opportunity. Don't make your boyfriend too important in your life. If you're meant to be with him, he will be there when you get back from traveling. Enjoy your youth, and don't let a broken heart take any opportunity away from you. It gets better. Just focus, because once you land that dream job, you will be set for life and you can help your parents.


If I could go back in time as a high school senior the first thing I would tell myself would be not to procrastinate and put off things you can do today for tomorrow. Another thing that I would tell myself is that school is expensive so fill out as many scholarship applications that you can. Last but not least is do your very best!


Always stay on top of school work. Start assignments the day given and try to finish them early. Make as many staff connections as you can, always ask for help when you need it. Make study dates with friends often, and don't forget to have fun.


If I could go back to high school and talk to myself, the first thing I would tell myself is apply for as many scholarships as you can. I was very naive about the costs of school, especially a four-year college. I wasn't as aware of the loans that I was going to need to take out. Now that I'm in college, the loans are going to kill me in the future. With my gpa in high school, I could have had so many more scholarships. I also would have told myself to take advantage of the resources at my school. I went to a charter school which allows me to take college courses. I really didn't understand the cost of one class. If I had understood that taking the college course classes while I could, would have saved me so much money, I wouldn't have settled for just regular courses. That's the one thing that I would stress the most to my high school self.


If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to look up for more scholarships and try to apply for everything. Also the advice I would give myself is that it isn't good to sit in class and not have any idea what is going on. If you have questions you should feel free on asking them because it makes the professor in the class feel better when he/ she believes he is getting their point across. Another advice I would give myself is that partying with friends isn't what college is about. Studying for exams and quizes etc. is a lot more important than spending time with friends at a club.


i would have told myself to become more serious about studying and to make a strict studying schedule so that when i get into college it would not have to be a hard transistion.


If i had the opportunity to talk to my past self, I would tell myself not to slack off. The biggest mistake I made in my senior year of high school was slacking off and not doing as well as i should have in my classes which cost me a lot of my potential scholarships. i didnt think that my actions had consequences and i was dead wrong. i now wish that i had known then what i do now because it would have saved me a lot of trouble. another thing i would tell myself is that you have to be active in and out of class. in my freshman year in college my biggest mistake was not working as hard outside of class as i should have. i would have benifited more from my first year if I had paid more attention to the curriculem and worked hard on out of classwork.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would probably advise myself to stay organized and focused. I would tell myself to make sure that I prioritized everything that has to deal with college first. Also, to make sure that I focus on what will help me succeed in the long run. I would advise myself that college is far different from college and that deadlines are deadlines and teachers don't make exceptions. As well as, apply for as many scholarships I can because it will ultimately help in the long run. I would also remind myself to follow my heart and choose the major that I would find the most rewarding and interesting to me. I would tell myself not to let others influence my decisions on what makes me happy. Also, to be independent and take chances, whether it be new class or club that is out of my comfort zone and just explore what all college has to offer.


First of all i would tell myself to work harder my freshman year of college. To take the freedom and responsibility that comes from going to college and use it to my advantage. I would also say that good time management is the key to success. Getting work done and making sure it is quality work is always good and when you do not understand information in class to go to the professors and ask for help or go to tutors on campus.


Senior year of high school wasn't the best time for me. I was suffering through depression, and was completely confused by what I was going to do with the rest of my life. While everyone around me was collecting honors from every class and gathering scholarships to go to Ivy League schools, I shut down and felt completely alone. I ended up taking a year off after high school to get my thoughts togther and figure out what I was going to do with the rest of my life. I ended up chosing Psychology as my major because I took one Introductory course and fell in love with the subject. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I'd tell myself to calm down and not stress over every desicion. I'd let myself know that it would all be okay and that no matter what happened, everything would work itself out. I would tell myself to study something in college that I enjoyed, and that at the end of the day, it didn't matter what school I chose as long as I was going somewhere with my life.


While I excelled throughout my school years, by the time I reached my senior year in high school, I was itching for the freedom of becoming an adult and the privilege of making my own decisions. Despite my religious and supportive family, I was bull-headed and defiant, and my last year of high school was characterized as a downward spiral into drug and alcohol abuse. I thought that these behaviors were resolving my problems, but in reality, they were causing my difficulties to multiply exponentially. I graduated high school successfully but was overwhelmed at the thought of college after having spent the last year of school in a drug-induced haze, missing out on the opportunities afforded to high school seniors as preparatory for college life. I then did not begin my college education for several years. Had I simply remained on the path of the straight-and-narrow, I would have already graduated by this time in my life and would not be in a position of working full-time while simultaneously completing a full-time college schedule. My current self would encourage my former self that proper preparation for college is well worth the additional stress.


wait and only go to the school if you really like it, not just cause it was the only one you got in


If I had the opportunity to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would give myself some pretty obvious advice. Stay out of trouble, work hard in school, and prepare myself for the real world. College isn't easy, but neither is life. The teachers that are the hardest on you, really are the teachers that care about your success. Your life shouldn't revolve around your friends' lives. Enjoy high school and the ease it brings. Last but not least, expect the unexpected. Life will throw obstacles at you that you think you may never surpass. Just know that your family will be there for you every step of the way. When you work hard, you will feel proud of your accomplishments. Don't just sit back and let life go on without you. Enjoy it, but keep your head in the game!


1) Do not use your boyfriend as an excuse to not pursue your dreams. 2) Do not let your mother's sickness & passing debilitate you from pursuing your dreams, because... it will. 3) Study hard, work hard and MAKE your dreams happen... sooner than later. MAKE THEM HAPPEN and DO NOT GIVE UP!!! (I say this and shake myself by the shoulders :)


I would tell myself: You have to stay focused and do not be discouraged after being denied to universities straight out of highschool. You made the best out of highschool and excelled in sports which you should be very proud of. You may think that community college is going to be a drag but one day it will lead you to your dream school, Loyola Marymount University. This will be where you meet many new people and make friends which you will keep for the rest of you life. Even though it is an expensive school, you will do everything in your power to make this dream a reality. Your friends who are attending universities straight out of college will you tell you about their experiences which will drive you to work hard and one day be where they are. Two years of community college will go by much faster than you think and when that time comes you will be ready to excel much more than you have imagined.


Be yourself. This may seem completely cliché, yet it is so unbelievably true. For most, college is a fresh start, a new opportunity, and may even seem like a whole new world. Pretending to be someone you are not, never ends up working in your favor, and may cause you to be put in unlikely situations. By being yourself, not only are you being true to who you are, but to everyone you encounter as well. It will make your experience much more enjoyable, and you will not have to worry about being someone you are not. Along those same lines, I would say keep an open mind. This is an experience unlike any other. College is a place for you to learn, not only in classes, but outside of them as well. You will lose more by being closed minded and not taking chances, then keeping an open mind and trying new things. Though four years may seem like a long time, it will be gone before you know it. Take it all in and enjoy it while you can. This is the time to live life to the fullest, so do not let an opportunity pass you by.


Just have an open mind to campus life!


It is September 5, 1977; I am a senior at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. Paul, you have made great strives in your previous three years of school. You have made it to your final year in high school. Your grades and GPA is not bad, but they could be much better. You will apply to apply yourself and refocus on taking college prep classes to further prepare yourself for college. Again, if you improve your GPA and raise your ACT score by two points, you will receive a full scholarship to the college of your choice. There are several tutoring programs available to you and I would strongly suggest that you take advantage of this program. You are a young man now, times are hard, times are difficult, and the economy is bad. You have the ability, knowledge, and skills to achieve anything your heart and mind desire. Do not sell yourself short on life, even though its hard times you have been truly blessed with your abilities to make sound decisions. Go grab life by the horns and take control of your life with a college degree. Remember to; always put God first in all your endeavors.


Senior year may just be the most important year of all during a high school career. If I could go back and speak with myself as a high school senior, the first thing I would tell myself is keep up the good work. All students should be motivated and have someone there to keep them positive. It feels good to be appraised for all the hard work. The next thing I would tell myself is to pay attention to any upcoming deadlines, for applications and financial aid. Not only are deadlines extremely important in order to just be accepted to a university, but they help students prepare for the real world where they will be faced with deadlines and appointments on a regular basis. I would also tell myself to take accounting classes earlier on during college becuase it was not until I did that I really found what I loved about school. Other than these few wise words, I would tell myself to work hard, stay focused, and never give up on your dreams. You can become anything you want to be with hard work.


When entering college for the first time everything gets a lot tougher. The key to graduate is to mainly just go to class. If you can make it to class everyday you should have no problem with college. Also getting all of your work done in time is a big factor, becuase there is no late work. If you can do those two simple task, then you can enjoy college and have the best time of your life.


I would tell myself not to wait until the last minute to decide which school I would like to go to. I would also tell myself to apply to as many scholarships as I can because college is very expensive. Most importantly I would tell myself not to stress or worry about the little things that try to stop me from succeeding in finishing high school and trying to stop me from getting into college. I would tell myself that I know things are hard but they do get better and that you will not only graduate high school, but you will be the saluatatorian of your high school class. Lastly, I would tell myself that I know that college may seem scary at first and even though you will not admitt it to your mom, there is no need to be afraid to make a change in your life. And there is no need to be home sick either because you will make alot of new friends at your new University and will start to enjoy your new life.


I would tell my high school self that learning how to study is important. I do not know how to study because I had it easy in high school and did not have to. Now that I am in college, it is harder and I am not quite sure how to go about studying and which is the right way for me to study. I would also tell my high school self to take the AP classes that I took in high school seriously. They affect my GPA in college and I have to work extra hard now because in high school I did not take them seriously.


If I could go back in time before college there would be a few things I would say about the transition. Time managment is key, sure there is a lot of time to go out and have fun but sometimes you have to sacrifice. By sacrifice I mean one must take the time out from going out and stay at home to study. College is serious business, people are here to discover themselves and figure out what he or she wants to do for the rest of their life. Sure you are going to want to have a good time, but you also want to make sure you set yourself up so you can obtain your degree for which you can try and find employment.


If I could talk to high school senior-me, I would tell myself that I needed to keep up the studying I was doing and be prepared to multi-task. I need to be ready for multiple things to be do at the same time, and tests on the same day. I would tell myself that I needed to stay on top of my time management, because I'm going to have to work as well to afford everything. I would advise myself to save up because school is way more expensive than you think! I would tell myself to work hard and find something that I am passionate about and wish myself good luck!


I would advise myself to study, study, study. I would have told myself that the grades I make in high school determine the scholarships that I'm eligible for and I should strive to do better than my best. I would advise myself to develop better study skills, because once you get to college you have to study for tests and quizzes unlike in high school. I would just advise myself to be the best student that I could be.


Alright Kaci, This is it! The big day has come! You are graduating and going to college. I know this seems scary; moving away from home and leaving what you know behind. Try not to stress out though! You are going to meet so many knew people at college that will change your life forever. The experiences you will have are ones you will never forget. Before you get to the dorms make sure you take the following precautions. First things first; you are going to need to buy a pair of rain boots. I know you have never had them before, but believe me when it is raining and you have to trudge across campus the last thing you want is wet jeans. Next, you need to make sure you buy a pad lock for your food. Your future roommate is a real treat and likes to steal yours. Finally, and this may be the most important, learn how to balance your time. Make sure you reserve time for both school work and fun or you are going to have a rough time socially and academically. Best of luck my friend! I know firsthand. You will do great!


Study more and be more involve with things on campus. Don't lose faith in God and never give up on your dreams!


I would tell myself to find a smaller apartment so that I could save more money to be able to afford more things. I would also tell myself to manage my time better and to study more. I would tell myself to cut out the people in life that are going to hold you back from achieving your goals, such as my mother, she is a person that needs to have your attention all the time and you need to learn when to tell her no, that you will not drop what you are doing for her and focus on school because that is the most important. School is what is going to give you the best oppportunities for success so manage your time wisely and study hard and you should be successful.


When you get to school be sure to hang out with your roomates freshman year especially Will Farmer. Also be sure to take more classes during Junior year.


Follow your heart and follow your passion!


Always do your homework and do not be afraid to ask questions.


Be true to who your are. Make the transition into college and don't let it college change you. Choose your company wisely and be mindful of your surroundings. Don't be afraid to take advantage of oportunity's when they arise.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to talk to teachers in my school more about college. I would tell myself to get a better insight on how college life is and what would be the best way to prepare myself. I would tell myself to not procrastinate in college and make priorities on school work to make sure that I do not get behind. I would remind myself that college is very different than high school and that I will have to be more independent and self-reliant. College will be a great experience and that I will make life long friends. I would also tell myself that I will have to be sure to make the right decisions throughout my college career.


I floundered through the first two years of college. I didn't study, I made terrible decisions, and I had absolutely no idea what I wanted out of life. I did know that I didn't want to deliver pizza for the rest of my life, and I grew jealous as I watched my friends prepare for graduation. Although I pretended not to care, I was anxious about my situation. Eventually I got myself on track and as of today, I have been on the dean's list for ten consecutive quarters and I have a long-term plan. There are many things I could tell myself to change my path after high school. I could avoid the "wasted" time, the rough patches I went through, and the stress of not knowing what to do, but those mistakes have given me life experience and wisdom that I could never learn in the classroom. Although some of those experiences were difficult and painful, I would not tell myself anything to avoid reliving them. Instead, I would tell myself this: You never need to worry as much as you think you do. Everything will be okay.


I would tell myself that I did the right thing by waiting until I was ready and knew what I wanted to do. I would tell myself how proud I am of myself for gaining the life experience that I have by working my way up with no college education. And lastly I would congratulate myself for taking these steps to become a professional bodyworker. I know that I will succeed because there's nothing I cannot beat.


If I could go back to being a senior in high school, I would tell myself to be more active in organizations. Also, I would not worry about perfect grades, but focus more on enjoying the last year before college. I would tell myself to get involved with the community so that I can change lives and help others. I am so blessed to be in college, and I would try to find friends that were going to college as well. The most important revelation I’ve had since getting to college is that if you don’t get involved within the campus organizations, you lose a multitude of friends and experiences. I believe that there is a strong correlation between completing your degree and deep involvement in campus life. I would tell myself that if you are only being involved with the academic side of college that you are sacrificing many life-changing experiences. College requires greater dedication and studying. However, there is no one except yourself that can succeed in college.


If I could talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to be focused. Try studying a harder math, to be prepared for that first semester.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself that even though high school seems so easy and pointless, it is crucial and so very important that I need to study and do my absolute best on everything because it will affect what kind of college I go to, what types of scholarships I will get and what my future will be like. I would tell myself that hings like the SAT and my GPA matter and I should start paying a lot closer attention to make them extraordinary.


I would tell myself that it wouldn't be such an easy transition like I thought. Also, I would tell myself to not get to disappointed whenever things didn't go as planned. I would have also said that I would need to learn to be more out-going and be able to talk to more people and make friends easier.


If I could go back to being a senior in high school and knowing what I know now, I would tell myself to remain focus at all times. College life comes with resposibility and maturity and you have to be ready no matter what. Regardless of the situation that you are in, try to find a positive outlook or message within. Don't be afraid to try new things and don't be afraid to be who you really are. There are a lot of students from all over the place, you can't just be confined inside of your little bubble. Be able to take risks and be open to different opinions. Most importantly, always strive to be the best and always give 100 percent effort in everything you do.


If it were possible to go back in time, I would tell myself to study harder, find a part time sooner and not depend so much on my parents. I would encourge myself to be more independent, and take care of things for myself. Learn more how to take care of my care, do my wash, fill out paperwork for myself and interact more on mine own with people. All of this would make my life alot eaiser now!


I would advise myself to change the way I study. College requires a person to know a massive amount of information in a short period of time and the only way to absorb it is through long hours of study. Also, I would share the importance of time management and how cruical it is to organize the time. When an individual transitions from high school to college he or she finds freedom. Freedom to not being in school for seven hours or having parents to advise him or her on what to do. While a person needs to enjoy their new found freedom and use it to become a strong, independent student, they need to manage their time wisely.


The advice I would give myself would be to have an adult help you with the whole process. Ask as many questions as you can about the student loan process and what it entails before you apply. Try to figure out what it is that you would like to major in as soon as possible and try to be sure of the school you are wanting to attend so you do not have to go through the transfer process time and time again. Find a job and do not rely on student loans for extra money because the debt when you graduate is overbearing and will be like a mortgage payment when you graduate. Get involved because networking is so important. Also, you can meet so many people that way. Major in something you will love and something you are good at and I believe you will be successful!


Be more involved in campus activites, and to balance my social life and my school work more equally.


I would give myself the advice to stay focused and to stay yourself. I feel all too often students go off to college and lose a little bit of themselves. College needs to be a time to grow and learn. Not only to learn about your area of study but to learn about yourself. I would tell myself to put more time into meeting new people and finding out who I am and what I stand for. I would say to myself that I can do this. While college can be a difficult experience it is by far one of the most valuable.


I would tell myself to apply myself more. To elaborate, i would push myself harder not only to get better grades than what i got in high school, but also apply more for the scholarships at that time. My high school self disliked scholarships because he applied for over fifty scholarships and didnt received not one. I would give him more courage and try to make him see the positives outweighs the negatives and keep applying becasue he will get some scholarships. The more he apply, the better off i would be in my college years.


Prepare yourself for the unexpected and learn from your mistakes. Don't take opportunity’s for granted but when doors open take advantage of all possibilities. Stop being narrow minded and open up to new ideas. Don't let anyone change who you are. Remember who you have become and don't lower your standards for no one. It's never to early to start but continue working hard and filling out scholarships. Trust in God and pray about every decision you make. Stepping out on faith and out of your comfort zone will profit you in the long run. Show your personality and don't be afraid to be yourself. You just can't give up now. You've come to far from where you've started from. The road is not going to be easy but strive because your desire will push you through inevitable circumstances. Play now and you'll pay later but pay now and play later. You have the right mind set and the tools but utilizing them is the key. Success is not defined by others but is only the assurance and satisfaction of your earnest work within yourself.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would say to myself to always prioritize my tasks, to settle down and decide what is more important: making a few more corrections on a paper that is due the next day or going to a concert? I would also say to be careful who you choose as your friends because what is best for you may not be in their best interest. One more piece of advice I would give to myself would be to never hold back or settle for less and to always strive for better. Also to never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something!


Advice that I would give myself is to attend a embrace the transition with an open mind. Learn that a stranger is only a stranger because you have not met them yet. You never know who can help you.