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


The thing that I would stress to my high school self the most would be the importance of time management. Procrastonation is really the only thing that I regret about college and if I was able to go back in time and do one thing over I would try to focus more on assignments at an appropriate time. Even though I did get good grades through college I woul dbeen able to have more freedom and been able to experience more if I organized my time more effectivly and made a plan of when I would finish my work. Fortunatly my future wife helped me with that later in college, but your freshman GPA still has an effect on your overall graduating GPA.


If I could go back in time I would tell my self to finish high school no matter how hard it is. Getting your GED is not all that is cracked up to be. Your diploma carries you a lot further in life. The transition into college is a lot harder as an adult. You feel diffrently about going to school with people who are just getting out of high school. Plus how much do you remember from high school. There are entrance test that you have to take, and if you do not pass them then there are classes you have to take just to get in to the college classes that you want to take to get your degree. The transition from high school to college can be very stress full especially if your moving away from home. Doing it as an adult while working so you can support a family is even harder. So my advice to myself would be stay in school and go to college before you have a family.


Get started early! Do your research, apply for scholarships, ask for recommendations. Go the extra mile to make sure the school you are thinking about attending really is the one for you. You can never be too prepared for something this important. The transition between high school and college is a scary but exciting one and you want to be as ready as you can. After you are accepted and choose which school you want to attend, start making friends right away. Use social media to meet people in your new class and start looking for a roommate. Whatever happens happens, but if you are ready for anything do not worry about everything.


If I were to go back in time and talk to my senior self I would tell her not to worry. College while challenging is a great experience and is not as scary as you are imagining it. Concordia’s facility is friendly and care about you. They are always willing to help and want you to succeed. Living on campus is a great decision. You are going to meet many wonderful people and enjoy every minute of it. Do not be afraid to make that decision because you are moving away from home. It is part of growing up and is not as bad as you think. Your classes will be hard and the teachers will expect more from you, however Concordia provides many different opportunities to find help. They provide tutors and the teachers offer office hours where they are available to help you. They also provide you with their contact information and encourage you to contact them whenever you need help. Do not be afraid, you have made the right decision and going to build long lasting relationships with your fellow students as well as teachers.


I would say, obtaining a degree is vital to your future. Don't waste your time and neglect your education as it would be to your advantage and the well being of your family in the future. An education can take you to great places and open doors of opportunity to you. The frienships you make will be ones that last a lifetime and the experiences you have will assist in your maturity and growth.


I would tell myself that I should have ignored the bullies more and focused more on my grades and that there is a light at the end of the four year tunnel. I would also told myself that I should belive more in me and have more confidance in the things I do.


Okay Demetrius, this is your last year of high school, lets not slack this year and get involved in extracurricular activities so you can make a good impression on the colleges, and plus it looks good on your college application, you know what they say, the more the better! You should also try and take some AP classes so you don't have to take some of the courses when you get to college and plus you can also get a head start if you do well on the AP test. Lets also try and make sure we know how to take good notes now so we can prepare for tests and quizzes and get the most out of the lessons so were nice and organized. When you go to bed make sure that you get a good nights rest so you can get up nice and early and have time to prepare for class. It would also be nice to organize the night before so that you know that your not missing anything that you need for class the next day. I hope these tips help you in your college endeavors.


As a high school senior, i want to say that life will get fun after you enter the college. Not in the sense that you are gonna be fooling around and do nothing: of coarse there is gonna be a lot of homework, but all of it will pay you back, as you are gonna have more hours for the homework than how much you have being in school. Plus you will get to choose which classes you want to take this year, and guess what? - you get to choose at what time to have your classes!! In addition college is the place where you will be able to meet people from a lot of different places: people from different states as well as different countries. World opens up a lot bigger to you when you start going to college, as you realize that there are much bigger things than just Algebra II. College is the place where you enter the real world and they teach you there how to solve real world problems - not how much apples are left after you ate one. But, they will teach you how to do brain sergery and how to deal with bancruptcy.


I would advise myself to be prepared to study. Prepare to read the text book from cover to cover. I would also advise to make a schedule. The schedule should include time for study, work out, work, friends, and relaxation. Having a schedule can help maintain focus and not become lazy. Next, I would advise to not eat so much. Having the freedom from parental cooking can lead to an excess of eating. This eating does nothing but add on the pounds. It is also easier to eat unhealthy. Make sure to remember to eat the daily servings of the fruits and vegtables. Lastly, I would advise to always have fun. The college years are not only for studying, but also for making the best memories a person could have. Study just as much as you have fun.


I would definitely go back and tell myself to work a million times harder than I did. I regret a lot of the things I did within my first year of high school as I was still making up for it when I was a junior. I was able to pull my GPA up inch by inch every year, but I realize now that I could have done so much better. I would also advise myself that I needed to get a job. At 18, I still have never had a job and really wish that I would have taken advantage of the opportunity sooner. Lastly, I would tell myself that I probably should have planned better for college. This year, I had to go to Concordia University when I didn't want to. This school year, I am transferring to Arizona State University. During high school, I wish that I would have saved money for this as it's expensive for out of state students. Five years ago, I wouldn't have believed it if I saw where I am now. Sure it's not terrible, but I wish I would have done the work to do better.


The one piece of advice I would give to my senior self would be to stick it out and keep your head raised. Senior year may not be the most fun, or best year of your life but it does get better. Despite the disappointments of not getting to play sports because of my bad knee I would tell myself to hold on and continue to fight not only in sports but in school where I lost motiation to study and really learn. I would tell myself to finish highschool strong and not give up because being a highschool senior is not the end of the world, as there is so much more that God has planned for not only my life but the lives around me and if i mope and pout about all the disappointments and failures in life then no one benefits from my perspective. Look for ways to help other people in your new position. So you may not get to hit the ball but you can inspire those who do get to by your actions on and off the field. Remember to live your life the way God wants you to.


First and formost, a college student must commit themselves to college. This means attending every class, handing in every assignment on-time and accurately. There are no wake-up calls, nobody reminding anyone to turn in homework, and nobody to tell you to get to class. You're on your own. Next, if you live on your own, find a roommate and live as cheap as possible. Less spending means more money to do other things, or relax. It's easier to work less and relax instead of working more and stressing out over a lack of sleep, a lack of time to do homework, and so on. Finally, time can be your friend or your enemy. Enjoy your time in college. Get a job on campus so you can spend extra time on campus. Get involved with campus activities. Have fun, because you won't be young again.


By the time I was a High School Senior I had determined the school I would be going to and my major. Looking back I would relax and use the opportunity to check out more schools before making my decision. I was gald that I had taken a course that inclued real life exposure to the field I was planning on entering.


Relax....just a little, would be the first thing that I would tell my senior self. I have always been a little worrier and knowing what I know now I could go back and relieve my past self with some comforting words so that my heart would stop beating out of my chest everytime I thought about starting college. I also said "just a little", because being on top of your game in college is always better then waiting last minute for everything. Getting everything in place, down to where your classes are will take off some of the stress and help you stay focus and calm. After doing so well my first semester in college, I had a moment of "Wow! I really can do this." So to go back and let myself know a little in advance that everything will be awesome and to enjoy the ride that college puts you on. Always staying on track, but letting go and having that stomach dropping feeling every once and a while will make you stronger inside and out.


Mary, you are a pretty decent person. I'm not going to deny it. But sometimes, you get just a little cocky. Take it down a notch, kiddo. When you get to college, everything is going to change. There are going to be people who are better than you. There's no point in trying to prove your superiority, because you won't be superior. In high school, you're used to being the Bible guru, for example. That won't be the case at Concordia. There will be pastor's kids galore, along with quite a few church work majors like yourself. If you want to be a leader, if you want to get ahead of the game, you will have to work for it. You're not a stranger to work, so I think you'll figure it out. Speaking of figuring things out, don't limit yourself. There are so many opportunities for you at Concordia if you just look around. Nursing home ministry, the children's play, running in the top seven, leading devotions, writing puppet shows - just to name a few. Most of all, be yourself. That much, I know you can do.


I have been more successful in my career since attending Columbus State Community College. My co-workers have seen me advance in my medical skills since taking classes plus my confidence in myself and my abilities have increased as well. I am also more aware of things going on around me in my work and I believe I have grown as a person. I am looking forward to completing my education at Columbus State and moving on to another University where I can learn more which will lead to better skills, more competency in my field and more confidence in myself and my abilities.


Through Concordia, I am getting a good education. This is what is valuable to me. Professors are great at preparing students for careers. I have been able to choose the career path I want to follow and have learned much about this area. I feel that the education I am getting through Concordia is better than the education I would receive through many other schools.


When i first came to Concordia University Wisconsin, i was a bit timid or afraid of the unknown. Concordia has become a huge part of my life, not only because i am a ful time student, but also because it has helped to shape and mold me into the person who i am today. My college experience to this date has been unlike many others i believe. I pay for college mysef, so money for me is never something i take for granted. My freshmen year, i worked three jobs and took twenty one credits, and now this year i am once again taking twenty one credits, but working four jobs this time. Apart from the learning and my demanding schedule, Concordia means everything to me. I have learned information and gained knowledge that no one will ever be able to take away from me. My teachers have been there for me when times are tough, and i have made friends whom i wish to keep for life. Overall, my college experience has been worthwhile, a journey that i cherish and make the best out of. I am eager to see what my future has in store for me.


I've never been to college before,but i'm looking forward to a wonderful and life changing experience for me and my family.I would be the first one in my family to ever attend college and hopefully my 2 sons will follow my footsteps.If it's the lords will i would like for my mother to see me go to college and graduate before she leaves this place.That's why it's so important and valuable to me to attend in a great college and be very successful.


It has helped me turn my life around. And be finacially independant


At first, I was scared to death about attending college and meeting new people, I'm a pretty shy person. However, one of the best things about going to college is that you get to meet new people, it's not the same people who knew you in high school. You can make a fresh start and be who you want to be. I feel like after being in college for a few months, I've recreated myself and I can walk down the halls without people knowing anything (good or bad) about me. People in college, from what I have observed, don't judge you or form cliques like high school. It's different and refreshing!


I have recieved an enlightened, educational and fufilled college experience at Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa,CA. Orange Coast provides thousands of courses with the most excellent and understanding of proffessors. The campus is beautiful and provides excellent study and free tutoring programs. I always know that at Orange Coast there is somebody there to help me succeed and excel. The staff is extremely friendly, patient, and understanding. I would not have chosen a better community college along the west coast.


Studying in college abroad was one of my biggest dreams. I achieved my goal of studying in a country where many people want to be. Coming here, I changed my perspective towards the diversity of people and the educational system. I'm enrolled at Monroe College in New Rochelle campus. I am amazed by the beauty of the campus and the small comfortable and inspiring atmosphere of classrooms. I am also fascinated by the attitude of faculty, how much they care about the students and try to help them as much as possible. All the lessons are not only interesting, but also invited me into a whole new world, where I gaive all my attention and my imagination to learning the subject and being the best student in class. The most challenging part of my college experience is getting used to the different system of education. This system helps students to recieve not only condensed knowledge, but also grow mentally and to see the world in bright colors. I value the opportunity to get education in this country. I'm happy that I can fully interact and share my opinions in enriching the quality of my knowledge and worldview.


Before graduating from high school, I considered that it was extremely humuliating to attend a community college. Yet, at the beginning of my senior year, I became depressed and unable to continue my education is high school. Thus, skipped school for a year, and returned after I recovered from depression. At the moment, my guidance counselor suggested that I am probably not ready for four year college and should probably consider attending a 2 year college. Later, I made a decision and decided to attend a community college near by. The staff at the college is awesome, I received alot of help on different aspects, from tutor to personal problems, there will always be someone there for you to consult with. I found it extremely valuable that I attended the college because it changed my mind on the importance of education as well. It taught me that with the proper education, I may become successful in the future.


I have gotten a reprieve out of the last two years. I lost my job due to a gender discrimination issue so I joined the Air Force, when I got home my mother got sick and died. I was planning my wedding and my mom died two days before my bridal shower. I get to spend some time on myself doing something I want to do. I have to take care of dad and my husband and I are in the course of moving it's just been a lot.


College experience makes you independent but I believe that because you are independent, there is more stress placed upon you since no parents are around for you to be depended on anymore. You have to learn how to manage your time wisely and also have a social life outside of your academic career. The only way to achieve college is to always try and give it your all because there is no easy way out. This is reality and whether one chooses to face it or not, it only matters most to the last one standing because they have tried and given effort to trying. It's valuable to attend because education is our future. If we want to be successful, learning will make us successful in the future.


I have learned alot in the years that I have attened college. I think the most important thing that I will take with me forever is that you have to work for what you want. It will never just be handed to you. I have also gotten out of my college experience friends that I will have for a life time. They have the same goals in life and always keep me going. I think that attending college is valuable to me because I can think for myself and have learned to express my opinions. I find college also valuable because it has giving me an excape route from all the bad things in my life and has helped me to change into a better person.


I have gotten many things from my college experience for example I learned how to write how I think not necessarily how I speak. I learned to take the classroom teachings and use them in my current position. I also learned the value of a Christ centered education and how valuable it is to a person's character. To attend concordia university you are receiving in a very high education with highly trained educators who are there to aid you in your college career.


I would tell myself to take the same path as I did - taking community college classes in high school, acquiring good job experience by being a tutor, and keeping my own counsel. To combat my weaknesses, I would tell myself to practice making and keeping friends earlier in the semester; to get involved earlier in campus activities; and to be more proactive in looking at and critically analyzing colleges. To enhance my strengths, I would tell myself to gain more diverse job experience in teaching and health fields, and to investigate early on the fields I am interested in.


Definately the most important thing I would tell my self in high school would be to apply myself more and apply for more scholarships, because college is way more expensive than you realize when you're in high school. When you're more focoused on the inane problems and drama of high school, you don't really fully think out all the aspects of college. Many young adults brains are still in develoment hence their thought process is centered the idea that it wont happen to me. One year removed from high school, I wish I could have tried a little harder, applied for more scholarships, and overall thoughout my post high school education greater than I did prior to graduating.


The advice I would give myself is to keep my head up and know that I can do anything and no one can tell me how to run my life. I control my disitions and what it is I want to do in the future. Keep looking to God and let him lead you. He knows your path and will guide all the way. Make sure that every thing you do in school, do i to the fullest.


One of the most important things I would tell myself as a senior is to stay focused on my school work. Also, to save up as much money as possible and become financially aware. While playing a varsity sport it becomes hard to balance schoolwork and practice. Time management is vital as a college student because no one is there to push me to do homework and study. It is my responsibility as a young adult to set up a schedule that enables me to succeed in college. It is also very important, as a out-of-state student, to prepare myself for the responsibilities of living on my own.


If I were to go back in time there are three things I would tell myself. First, I would tell myself to not settle. I should not have settled and just went to any school that would take me my first semester, it did not end well. Secondly, I would tell myself to not wait so long to start on scholarships and to not stop applying. As of right now I am over $16,000 in debt, and it is only my first year of college. Finally, I would tell myself to work as hard as I can. I began to slack off last year and did not do as well as I could have. That attitude followed me my first semester and I didn't do that well.


The advice I would give to myself would be involving study habits, and participation. Before I started college, I had TERRIBLE study habits. However, I'm in the nursing program, and if you don't study, you fail. I learned this the hard way, in the beginning of the semester, I didn't study at all. I didn't get very good grades, and couldn't understand why. By the end of the semester, I realized what was wrong, and got my grades up, and also my study habits. I also wish I had known to participate in more extra-curricular activities, I would have met so many more people, and just gotten out there. I wish I could have told myself these things before I started college, it would have helped out quite a lot.


As a senior in college, if there were any advice that I could give to a high schooler, it would be that nothing is more important in college than time management. With the freedom that comes with college, you are left with a choice to either study and go to your classes or not. No one will make you go. Some teachers won't even take attendance. It's completely up to you as the student to manage your time wisely in order to get through college. Take note now of your studying skills. Learn what works for you. Plan accordingly so that you're not stuck craming at 4am for a test at 8am. Study as you go along so you're not overwhelmed the night before an exam. By time managing, you will save yourself stressing over things that you could have avoided. You will get more sleep and have more energy to focus on what's at hand. Those who can maintain a good balance of school and fun will succeed. It is possible to go to college and still have fun. Start now by managing your time.


Highschool may seem like a big social event. However, college is a more serious step of life. It is during college that you begin your journey to a career. Sure, having fun is important, but your future is valuable. Life is difficult and no one wants to be stuck in tough situations. However, if you work hard to succeed, your future will be bright. Do not feel like you can give up as you end your highschool career. Keep your priorities straight and keep your goals in mind. You can succeed.


First of all I would tell myself to work at becoming more self reliant. My parents were very helpful to me with my high school studies and keeping me on track and organized. Going away to college is just that... going away. You no longer have parents keeping tabs on you every day. Secondly I would tell myself to work at being more outgoing. In high school you have a core of friends that you have been together with for many years. Going away to college, those friends will be left behind and you will have to set about making new friends... and that ability to easily make new friends will be important. Lastly I would tell myself to become more disciplined with my eating habits. At home it is easier to control what you eat as mealtimes are more structured. In college there are so many choices to eat on campus and off campus as well as keeping food in the dorm room that it is easy to gain weight.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to spend wisely. I went on shopping sprees with every single paycheck that I received and now I have to take out many loans to attend college. Now that I look back on my life, I feel that if I would have saved more of my money, my college experience would have been more enjoyable because I would not have had to worry as much about the financial aspect of college. I also wish I would have known to follow my heart and not what my parents had wanted me to do. My first year of college I went to a college that my parents had chosen, and I was not happy there. However, my sophomore year I decided to make myself happy and went to a school that I would enjoy. That was probably one of the best decisions of my life. My advice to high school seniors is to follow your heart and spend your money wisely.


One piece of advice that I could have used is to try my best and use all the help available in every class and not just my major courses. Because of the required GPA needed in my major, I need to try my best in every class and not just those my major requires. Not only will this advice help me get into my major but it will help me to better prepare for studying in the future. By beginning to work hard in my general classes early, I will be even more prepared to begin course work for athletic training. Not only would this advice have helped me on school work but it would also help further in life during in every day life and my career. I realize now that not everything is gonna be straight from the book and straight from what I focused my life on. I need to focus on learning everything I can in order to become well rounded and succeed in whatever I do whether it involves my career or something else.


Take the time to get to know everyone in your dorm hall and classes. It's the friends you make in college that will get you through life's hardest times.


I would tell myself to try and take some AP class or tests in order to skip out of some of the general ed classes. I feel like I ended up wasting some time and money on classes that I could have tested out of.


For generations, morality has been molded primarily by parents, religion, and schools. In the past few decades, education has become a higher demand. Indeed, education offers people a better lifestyle. If I could go back in time and give myself an advice regarding college, I would talk about maturity, focuses, and economical issues. Maturity is a characteristic that grows each day we go through. A student that attends college needs to be mature. If not, then the student could be led to doing wrong decisions due to peer pressure. If one is able to keep maturity in mind then one could just reject bad offers by others. Another issue is being able to focus. Focusing and maturity go hand by hand. If one is not able to focus no matter if one is mature, then it will lead through the wrong path and vice versa. The final issue would be economic. At college one has to pay for one?s classes. Therefore, one needs to find a way to get money to be able to secure one?s classes. I recommend that one research and apply for as many scholarships as one is able to.


It is a lot harder than I thought it would be, so to work harder and never give up. You'll make it through as long as you try your best.


Work hard and do not procrastinate.


To remember to stay on track and focused. Don't put too much on your plate and prioritize.


My biggest advice for parents or students about finding the right college is to look around. Don't ever choose a school that you haven't first visited. Just because the brochures look nice, doesn't mean that they are letting you on to what the campus is really like. Also, when you visit the school be thinking about whether or not you could imagine yourself walking through these halls. If your answer is no, then it probably isn't the right choice for you. Another important thing to remember is to be open to possibilities. Don't close yourself to one school because that is the only school you have ever wanted to go to. Look at several schools and compare and contrast each and every option. The biggest advice I can give is to pray about your decisions. God will guide in the right direction, just let Him know that you could use his help.


Finding the right college to suite the students needs is incredibly crucial. First of all, I would make sure the student knows a general acedemic area of focus. Then check out school websites for more information. Narrow your choices down to a few colleges and go visit each school; looking at advantages and disadvantages of each one. Try to speak to professors and some students before making a decision because sometimes looks can be decieving. Make sure you sit down with financial advisors at each school, if that is an issue for you. Try to meet with the head of the department you want to get into so you can ask questions and be clear on each schools different programs. Then make sure you compare all your information and make the choice that best fits the student. Do not forget that as a student making the most of college is what it is all about. Try to meet new people, join different clubs and organizations; remember that nothing is set in stone. If you join something and do not know if it is really your thing then find something else. Academics and building relationships is what college is all about.


The best advice I could give a student would be to apply to every college they are interested in, even if they dont think they will be accepted, it doesnt hurt to try! Once you have been accepted to all the colleges you and make sure the colleges have everything that interests the students, even ask if the student can sit in on a class for a perspective major, or spend the night in the dorms! Check out every school on the list, even if the student believes they have found "THE" school, and try out everything they have to offer. Dont forget to ask questions! (ie: offered majors, dorming, social opportunites/athletics/clubs, etc.) The best advice i could give the parent of this student would be to help them by being understanding and supportive to all the students hopes, concerns, and wishes regqurding thier school of choice. Never be negative and discouraging towards a school, its the worst thing a parent could do, even if the parent doesnt believe its the best school choice for thier son or daughter. Dont forget to ask many questions! (ie: financial aid funding, campus safety, etc.)


Advice I will give parents and students about finding the rihgt school is 1. find a school that has your major/interest. You want to make sure the school that you are planning on going to has what you want to do because if they dont and you end up staying there, if you want to transfer there is a chance that your credits will not transfer over and you want to make sure you are taking classes that is transferable. 2. Mkae sure you can afford to pay for that school. Everyone doesn't win scholarships as well as they think they should and you want to be careful when it come to loans. If you find yourself having bills to pay at the school every semestrer and it's over $1,000 and you have to keep taking out loans over and over the school should be reconsidered. 3. Finding a school that has alot of extracurricular activities. Getting involved in activities at school is important and it is good to get involved with something especially if it is something that you love doing.


Students and Parents alike need to truly look at what motivates them and excites them, not just what is practical or realistic. When there is a will, there truly is a way, and its usually the best way. That way may take hard work, research, discomfort, confuion, but the results are far more gratifiing than any other "practical" pursuit. The rewards will be sucess, contentment, excitment, motivation, and impact!