Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona State College


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

If I could go back in time and teach my high school senior self a thing or two about college life, I would say "Don't procras...

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

If I could go back in time and teach my high school senior self a thing or two about college life, I would say "Don't procrastinate." Waiting until the last minute in college causes failing grades as opposed to in high school when teachers let you turn in things late. Deadlines are made for a reason, and that goes for tuition and other fees as well. As a high school senior, teachers always told you to "take notes if you want" but I never understood the importance of notes until i started college. I would tell myself to take as many notes as possible and that notes could only help, never hurt. An important piece of information I would tell myself as a high school senior would be to make sure you are always on time. College classes are held at a certain time, so make sure you are there on time. I would tell myself that there is no such thing as tardies in college. Your professor might allow you to miss one class and after that it is a failing grade for you. That is no fun, and is in no way a great start to college.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing at my school is overpopulation. Classroom sizes are growing and classrooms are not getting any bigger. Every morning, parking is a real problem due to overpopulation. Some days it takes me an extra forty five minutes to find a parking spot, which in turn causes me to be late for class because I live a half hour away from campus. If classrooms were a bit bigger and there were more parking spaces, then my school would be great.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't think that there's a "type" of person that shouldn't attend this school. My school really is ideal for anyone starting out in college. Daytona State is a great place to get your AA and they also offer four year degrees in certain programs. Daytona State is very flexible as far as class schedulig goes. Wether you are a full time student or a full time mother needing to take a night class once a week, this college is the place for you.

Erika
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The photography program is one of the best programs in the country. They are also known for being very laid back.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The photography program is one of the best programs in the country. They are also known for being very laid back.

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

If I could go back in time and be able to tell myself as a senior what to do or not do, I would say thats it's not all fun and games. College is harder thn High School and my thought process was that it was going to be easier and a lot more fun. Don't get me wrong, college is way more fun than High School but going into college expecting it to be easy was not a good thought process to go with. My first sememster I ended up stressing myself because I needed help and I didn't expect to need that much help. I am now in my second sememster ahead in my assignments and enjoying every class because I understand that college is not all fun in games and if I want to be a good teacher in the future I have to work on it now.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The parking arrangements at the school are the worst things there. I saw this because the parking around the main buildings that everyone has classes in the parking is very limited so a lot the students have to park on the other side of campus and walk all around to get to there class.

Angel
Describe the students at your school.

I would describe my classmates as knowledgable because everyone knows a little bit of something and when they speak, I learn ...

Describe the students at your school.

I would describe my classmates as knowledgable because everyone knows a little bit of something and when they speak, I learn from them what I didn't already know.

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

If I could go back in time and tell myself everything that I know about college, I would tell myself to start early. Don't mess around and wait to do things after I have already graduated from high school. I would tell myself to start planning in my junior year and get things started that way.You need to duel enroll so you will have more classes out of the way and you won't have that many classes to do after you graduate and you will be able to get my degree sooner. I would also say not to mess around in high school. I know many people like to fool around their first two years and then try to fix their mistakes in the last two or even last year of high school, and by then its almost too late. Take things more serious and pay more attention that you are doing now.

What's unique about your campus?

The option to take classes online or in the classroom. Some people work better alone than with others or some people just simply don't have time to go to a classroom. Having classes online available allows more people to get a better education. Many people have had to quick school because they got pregnant or their job took up too much time and didn't allow them to make time for it. Now that theres online courses, those people can go back to school and get their education as well. No one is left out.

Michelle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Daytona State College is best known for it's nursing and photography programs.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Daytona State College is best known for it's nursing and photography programs.

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

If I could go back in time and give myself advice about a smooth transition into college, I would tell myself to be more involved in school. By this I mean, being more involved in academic programs/clubs, community service, extracurricular activities and taking college level courses. Being involved in those activities would help mold myself into a more responsible person. Responsibilty can help with time managment, organization, maturity and social skills.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I do not think that there is a person who should not go to Daytona State College. The college is open to everyone and can benefit anyone who chooses to take advantage of the facility. It offers many degrees and programs in various areas of study. The only negative aspect of the college is that it is a four year degree university. If someone would like to earn their masters degree then they would have to transfer to another university.

natasha
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Daytona State College is a very large, afordable, and comfortable community colllege which is ideal for students unsure on t...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Daytona State College is a very large, afordable, and comfortable community colllege which is ideal for students unsure on their intended careeras or for students wanting that "at home" feeling.

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

If I could go back in time and tell my highschool senior self a few things about college life now that i've expierienced, this is what i would say. Dear Natasha Bradley, girl please graduated and immediately go off to college. Do not wait or take a break or you will not have that passion to attend like you had when you first completed high school. The information you learn in high school will be fresh in your brain and you will not have to take pointless prepertory classes to reawaken your brain. You will be more prepared for college because you and your friends would have visted schools and completed all the neccissary paperwork needed to enroll and recieve financial aid. You will feel more comfortable being at school with friends of yours, that are in your same age group instead complete strangers younger (freshman classes) then you. So please Natasha i beg of you, Don't procrastinate PLEASE go directly too college.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone with no self motivation or intent to go to school. This school is large and there's no one holding your hand making you attend so you have to want to better yourself, for yourself.

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

Knowing what I know now about college life, if I could go back to my senior class self, I would tell me to stay where I'm at....

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

Knowing what I know now about college life, if I could go back to my senior class self, I would tell me to stay where I'm at. I duel-enrolled my senior year, and then changed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for my college, and that was a mess. I was not quite ready for that tough of a courseload or that dedicated or advanced of a school. I would tell myself to stay at DBCC (now Daytona State) and finish the AS I started, and then decide where to go. Finish all the prequisites at an affordable community college. Knowing where my life ended up, I can't say that I'd change a thing. I'm a little behind schedule, but I wouldn't change my life now for anything, which tells me that I truly can't change my past. So, I'm not a rocket scientist. I can't pass physics. I paid far too much for a school I was in no way prepared for to tell me that, and I wouldn't trade the experiences for anything. I'm back in school, and my life is where it's supposed to be.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone can attend, I've never been witness to any kind of seperatists or racism. There are easier or harder classes for any level, and it's a great starting point for a college career, and they now offer a BA program.

Tyler
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are greatly interested in their future and are willing to do everything they can to succeed.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are greatly interested in their future and are willing to do everything they can to succeed.

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

I believe that even if i was given a chance to talk to myself I would only be telling myself what everyone else was telling me at that time. For the things that I could only tell myself would simply ruin the expeirence of the transition into college life. Therefore I would leave myself be to enjoy and take in the experience all on my own.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The campus closer to where I live uses Florida Online for the majority of their courses so there is little to no face time with the professor.

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

If any advice could be given to my younger self, I would recommend that I invest more time searching for funding. I set aside...

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

If any advice could be given to my younger self, I would recommend that I invest more time searching for funding. I set aside very little time my Senior year of high school toward looking into ways to help pay for my schooling. I received financial aid, but was still surprised to discover the large quantity that I was responsible to provide. My education is worth an infinite amount of money because knowledge truly is power, but I would have enjoyed my college experience more if less of that money were to have come from my own pocket. If additional time investments had been made to find this money, I could have spent less time working my freshman and sophomore years and dedicated all of my time towards focusing solely on my classes. I would also advise myself to increase the number of classes per semester. Unfortunately, I made the very unwise decision of only enrolling part-time, in fear that college classes would be too difficult for me. Once that fear was gone, I could see that I was capable of so much more. I wish I could give my former self the boost of self-confidence and hope.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Because our school is located in such a close proximity to a racetrack that receives many visitors a year, we are able to interact with many individuals from other states. Although some see the added traffic as a severe disadvantage, others use the increase in diverse populations as a means of developing contacts in other locations. As students, we can use these opportunities to find work when the school?s resources are ineffective.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most aggravating thing about my college is the difficulty one has when trying to park their vehicle. On most occasions, students are forced to arrive up to an hour before their class begins to ensure he or she will find parking accommodations. If more lots were incorporated onto our campus, it would eliminate the tardiness of many students, thus reducing the interruptions form straggling students that distract those attempting to concentrate on the subject materials.

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

If I could go back in time when I was a senior in high school, I would tell myself to stay in college and no matter how hard ...

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

If I could go back in time when I was a senior in high school, I would tell myself to stay in college and no matter how hard it gets to keep going. There is never a easy way out. Getting married with a person who had his own business dosen't mean he will be in business his whole life. A person needs to get educated to run a good lasting business here in the United States. If you don't have a strong fundation it will later fall. Having a good education is very important and when you attend a community college with good professors it is even easier to finish a degree.

What's unique about your campus?

It is close to where I live and is not expensive to attend.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Teacher make it easy for a student to learn at this school.

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

If I were given the chance to go back in time and tell myself, as a high school senior, about college life and making the tra...

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

If I were given the chance to go back in time and tell myself, as a high school senior, about college life and making the transition, I would deffinately do so. I would let myself know that college life isn't as hard as it sounds and the transition would be easier if I enrolled imediately. I would explain that taking time off isn't as appealng as it sounds and that getting back on track is hard. I would inform myself where the economy is headed and how important it is to go to college right after high school. I would let myself know that college isn't that much different from highscool, exept your classes are spread out so that you have time to yourself in-between. I would say how stimulating college is and how it helps build character. I believe going back in time to let myself know about college life and the transition would open my eyes, relieve stress and make a difference by keeping me on track.

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