Eastern Michigan University Top Questions

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


I honestly wish that someone told me that freshman year isn't the year that you struggle financially, but going into sophomore year that's when the most financial stuggle comes in. Financial issues are the worst part about attending college and loving on campus on top of it.


That the tutition was still very high despite being in-state.


Before I came to this school, I wish I would have known more about financial criterea. Since I am low income, it has been very hard to pay for school. I am now $8,000 in debt.


I wish I had known how I would pay for the other portion of my tuition.


I wish I knew that they were so friendly and that I shouldn't be so anxious about attending EMU!


I wish I had known how much my tuition and fees would be each semester. I also wish I would have known where things where on campus.


Not to overdo yourself on credit hours! Just because you won't be in class as much as you were in high school doesn't mean that you should take a bunch of classes. At Eastern, to be a full time student, you only have to have 12 credit hours and my first semester I took 16. I survived but it was quite the struggle. Since college is quite different from high school I recommend that you start it out easy, and if you think you can handle it then go for a couple extra hours later down the road!


Before entering school i wish i knew that sudying required more than reading the text but also re-writing text so that i as an individual will understand it. Creating notecards was a way that helped me to study for test and quizes in my class. I wish i had known that becoming more organized and tactful with my studies was a great way to keep up with classes, and study groups, as well as getting help from other students in class or seeking help from work stations or tutors in your school.


That there was this much freedom. No one checks to make sure your doing what your supposed to be doing.


I wish I had known that financial aid would be so limited, that I'd be funding my entire college career with student loans. I also wish I had known a little more about myself before I'd gone off to school. I wish I had been a happier, more well-adjusted person with a stronger sense of self before I left home for college. I also wish I had known how much I would regret not applying to any other colleges other than the college I chose.