My advice would be to interview each school before you make a decision. Visit each department and observe your surroundings. When you visit the school, ask for a report of graduation, drop out and transfer records becasue some students leave becasue of issues unresolved. You do not want to go to a school that is a revolving door . Also remember to do cost analysis on the colleges, so that you get the most cost effective education. Although financial aid is available, usually it is not enough if the college you attend is too expensive. Research the schools accreditation adn make sure it is not a mill.
I feel that to make a "splash" in college, you should pretend that you are already the professional you would like to be. The mindset that will get you farthest in your field, is one of responsibility and professionalism. Try using a day planner to record all classes, assignments and due dates for homework. Break projects up into small achievable sections and include them in your plan for success. Always show up to class 15 minutes early, and be willing to stay late to discuss questions with your professor. Instructors are very willing to go out of their way in the case of extenuating circumstances, for a student who is always prepared and shows enthusiasm for the classwork given to them. Never "skip" school unless it is truly an emergency, and I shouldn't have to tell you that. What kind of person would YOU hire for your prospective job? Instill those properties into yourself, by modeling who you are after a mentor. Do whatever you can to meet someone in your field that you respect, and ask lots of questions. Your enthusiasm for your chosen field will earn respect and possibly a career you love in the long run.
I would definately tell my self to get the motivation and the drive to attend class, prepare for college now, and get into that attitude of taking care of responsibilities and having goals that you are determined to reach. Then I would have more focus currently.
Sponsored Meaning Explained
EducationDynamics receives compensation for the
featured schools on our websites (see “Sponsored
Ad” or “Sponsored Listings” or “Sponsored
Results”). So what does this mean for you?
Compensation may impact where the Sponsored
Schools appear on our websites, including whether
they appear as a match through our education
matching services tool, the order in which they
appear in a listing, and/or their ranking. Our
websites do not provide, nor are they intended to
provide, a comprehensive list of all schools (a) in the
United States (b) located in a specific geographic
area or (c) that offer a particular program of study.
By providing information or agreeing to be
contacted by a Sponsored School, you are in no way
obligated to apply to or enroll with the school.
Your trust is our priority. We at EducationDynamics
believe you should make decisions about your
education with confidence. that’s why
EducationDynamicsis also proud to offer free
information on its websites, which has been used by
millions of prospective students to explore their
education goals and interests.