Columbus State Community College Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Greg

I wish someone had told me not to go to Community College.

Angeline

I wish i had known that community colleges do not require SAT/ACT scores to be admitted, since they have their own styandardized tests.

XIAOLU

Having enrolled in ESL, I wish I could realize my misconception in learning English, especially writing, in order to directly begin my general education courses. I've spent several years busy self-preparing for SAT and TOEFL. I substantially focused on vocabulary, trying to memorize the "big words". However, now I know it incorrect since I overlooked the importance of reading. Reading is the key to open the door of a new way of expression. To read, is to immerse into the vivid English world. Perhaps in this way, I would be more capable and start my favorite major now.

Jesse

I wish I would have known that they only offer technical degrees in computer science and not a traditional comp sci bachelors degree.

Eddie

I wish I had known what my major was going to be; now I know.

Jonathan

I wish I had known that I should have applied myself more in high school to prepare myself academically for college. It's not as if I didn't know, it's just I didn't make academics a priority but focused on sports instead.

Devon

Before coming to CSCC I wish I had known how difficult it can be to go back to school after a hiatus. Paying for school and balancing work and classes, and do homework are just some of the challenges I face! You need motivation and determination to stick with your goal, knowing that once it is accomplished, it will be worth all the hard work!

amanda

I wish I would have known that there is a limited amount of help, some of the teachers can be rude to the students and not preform the correct duties. I also would have like to know that the people that I am surronded by do not care about anything but themselves. For example, in a quite classroom someone has their Ipod blasting during class, or they just shove in the hallways, or be rude towards the prfessors.

Heather

College is hard. It is not something to take lightly. It is a wonderful yet terrifying experience. In returning to school after ten years you realize all your learning skills are rusty. I wish I had taken refresher courses to better prepare myself upon entering college. I wish I had known what a rewarding experience this is. My first quarter ended with a 4.0 GPA. What a rush to be able to motivate my children to strive for excellance.

stacey

I wish I would of know how accessable my education was. The fact that I can juggle a son with autism, a job, and an education all at the same time.

marcus

I wish that I had more information about the Nursing program. I had to conduct much of my research on my own.

Madeleine

I wish I would have known and understood more about the American school system before starting community college. That way I would have saved myself some time and money. I also wish I would have asked for more help of the counselors that were offered, being more ambitious and taking career choices more seriously. Additionally, I wish I would have explored other school and interesting programs before staring to take classes at chosen college. That way I could have had an idea of other options or atleast a plan to take the right classes that would transfer.

lee

I wish that I had known that parking would have been so difficult. Many times I have waited almost an hour for a spot.

Taylor

I wish I had known how important school was when I was in high school. I didn't get out of high school what lots of people do, and I regret that. Because of this, I didn't choose to further my education until much after high school. I'm happy to be doing so now, however, I feel that I could be more successful now had I seen the importance much earlier.

Christa

I wish I was more knowledgeable on Financial Aid, Scholarships, and time management.

Brittany

The major thing I wish I knew was how complicated and different college would be. After I graduated high school, I thought there was plenty of time to get ready for college, but everything happened so fast. Applying for scholarships was a killer, I found out too late that I could have applied for more scholarships, but the deadline had passed. I wish I had known more about the placement test because I found out that I didn't even have to take the ACT. I wish I'd known about the large workload and little social time there was.

Tyler

Everything at this school is what i needed. I just wanted a school where i could get my two year degree before i go on to get my bachelor's degree. I am staying pretty busy splitting time between work and school. I suppose i wish i would of known how tight money was going to be.

Bethany

I came in pretty knowledgeable. I talked to a lot of students and took tours so I knew what to expect.

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