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


The advice I would give myself as a high school senior would be to take my classes more seriously and spend more time studying. I was an A+ student in high school and graduated with a 4.1 GPA as an honors graduate. After my first year of college I have a 2.65 GPA and have lost my HOPE Scholarship. If I could go back and change my study habits my first year I would.


College was never explained in the way I now understand it. Going to college the first time, I was just following the direction that was set out before me. I attended the only college I knew, Morgan state university, and I chose to become and engineering major because I attended a science and engineering high school. If I was able to go back in time and talk to myself, I would advise myself to follow a very different path. To follow what I enjoyed learning about, what made me happy and not what I was told to do. College is a place where you discover yourself, the good and the bad. It is a place to make lifelong friendships and propel you into the working world. From the day you start your college career, your path will be determined by the choices that you make. You will meet people who will encourage and discourage you. Stay focused, stay on your path and stay determined because life only gets more difficult as time passes. If you follow what you love, you will not only make the money you what, but you will be happy doing it.


I would tell myself, "You need to make sure you spend time with other students and not just spend time studying by yourself. Speak up more and do not be afraid of what others 'might' say, because most of the time they have the same questions you have. You were accepted to college because you are smart enough and worthy enough to excel in college. You will do great things academically, so stop doubting yourself and realize that everyone is just as scared as you, some of them simply put up a better front than you. Never be afraid to be yourself, because people do and will love and appreciate you for who you really are. If someone discourages you, just know that you can be stronger and better than what they say, because you are able to achieve great things. Show the world how great you can be, but do not ever think that means you are better than anyone else. I know you will not listen to me, but one day, you will remember these words and look back at what you have done and look forward to what you can do."


I would tell my self to study more... actually I would teach my self to study in highschool. When I came to college high school and been so easy for me I did nto know how to study. I would have taken more AP classes if I would have known they would have really help me in college. Also I would have joint enrolled it could have saved me a lot of money.


Stay in school as long as you can! Sure, graduating high school was a big accomplishment and I went straight to work. A great paying job in accounting, I thought I was "set for life" in a great career...Not so, it was enough then, the but now...sure I've worked, really hard, made a little money to raise my 5 children, and I've got all this experiance, 30+ years, but now, in these hard times everyone wants you to have more, I don't have that one important piece of paper, a degree. As you get older you will find that, it's harder to go back, harder to retain information, and harder to fit in. Just keep going, register right our of high school, when you are young and fresh! Take on the challenge! You can do it!


True achievement is not charted in Grade Point Average. True achievement arises from stoking the fire within. It is this flame that guides our lives and enriches our spirit. As a young man you have two choices. First, you can choose to ignore your inner voice and pursue a path foreign to you. This path may be in business or marketing, and has provided happiness to others in the past. This scenario will provide little satisfaction and will leave your soul unceasingly yearning for more juice from life. The second choice is more favorable and yet exponentially more challenging. Discover what you want to do and then find a way to do it. This will require deep thought and reflection. In order to come to this conclusion you may be required to try new things. Try them. And while it may be true that your ultimate reward will not be measured in Grade Point Average or money in the bank, follow your dreams anyways. Doing so will provide enough fuel to keep your flame burning forever.


Knowing what I know now about college life and the transition it takes to go into college life, there would be a few things I would tell myself as a high school senior. I would tell myself not to pack so much when I'm moving into a small dorm room that I may be sharing with another person. I will never use everything that I pack, so only bring the necessities! I would also tell myself to purchase a to-go plate in the dining hall. You can keep using them all through the year when you don't want to sit in the dining hall, or you're just in a hurry. I'd make sure to lastly tell myself to socialize. Having friends is what got me through my first year of college successfully and I have created a lifelong friendship with each one of my friends. College is a memorable time to enjoy and work hard. The years really do go by fast!


If I could go back and give myself advice, I would tell myself to not be afraid of fitting in and opening up to others. This place is not just another school, its more of a second home, and the people here are more of a second family than just random strangers who attend the same school as I do. College is tough as it is, and taking on the challenge by yourself will only make it harder. I am thankful that I did not stay closed up and to myself like I originally planned on. I have grown so much here both as a person and as a follower of Christ, I do not think that any other place would of impacted me as much as Emmanuel College has. I would tell myself to get involved sooner, and to not worry so much about what others may think of me. I would tell myself that being judged for who I am and where I come from will not be something that I have to face or worry abouthere. This place is a safe haven for me.


Dear High school Amber, Let me start by saying, you really should pluck your eyebrows, don't wait until college. That History test you have, you should really study for it, because college history is going to kick your butt. I also want to tell you that you shouldn't waste all your time worrying about that boy, because when you get to college, he won't even be there. In fact, your going to marry the man of your dreams. And your beautiful size 1 body, stop being so self concious, because your going to have a beautiful little girl who is going to make you wish you had that size 1 body again. Most importantly, you will accomplish great things. You are going to be a leader, and change peoples lives without even knowing it. Your life is going to change too, but remember, you can and will do all things through Christ who strenghthens you. Your going to struggle, and cry and even want to give up at times, but you will make it out stronger. P.S. Mom is right...about everything. So don't waste your breath arguing. Love, College Amber


I have an opion of college not being as hard as people has been making it seem. Over the years I have heard that I would not have anytime for anything extra, that I would always be stuck doing work especially if I was doing something extra curricular. There is a lot of work to do and to get done but other than that it is really not what I was expecting. I basically like all the work because it keeps me busy. It's like busy work and it also helps me understand my work a lot better. It has been valuable to attend this school because the teachers actually take their time to explain themselves and if we had any questions we can always ask. Emmanual College was a great choice for me because they help and care for thier students.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school student, I would tell myself to study harder for my past classes and do whatever I could not to fail or drop out. I would tell myself not to be afraid to get help and to know when I was getting in over my head. I would tell myself never to doubt my own abilities and knowledge. I would tell myself to check on more scholarship opportunities and not to become reliant on loans. I would tell myself to do a lot more volunteer work and spend those extra hours in freshmen year making friends and having fun. I would tell myself to get more involved in other extracurricular activities and take advantage of as much volunteer opportunities as possible.


Keep your study habits as they are, work hard and remember that going to college is an opportunity that many wish that they can have but few actually recieve. Make your family proud how the rest of the young people in the community that a black person can do something more with their life. Also, remember education is vital to anyone who wishes to do more with their life, be more than just another statistic be the one who changes the system. Always reach for your dreams the only thing that stops you is the person you see in the mirror.


Make an effort in the classroom


Go where you feel is right for you and you only. Forget about where other people would like you to go, and or tell you to go. Because at the end of the day you are the one who has to experience it and live with your decisions. Don't go to a party school, because you will wish you hadn't, especially when you have flunked out and you are working fast food to pay off your college debt, and believe me if you do that you will hate that more than studying.... Good luck with your decisions, and I hope you reach your goals... God Bless...


If I were to give advice to parents and/or students about finding the right college I would tell them to research and find the school that is going to give them the most financial aid as possible and to make sure the school has exactly what they are looking for as far as degrees are concerned. I would also advise them to look into the clubs and organizations the school has to offer that will make the students college experience more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend the student stay on campus to get the full college experience. By staying on campus the student will form life long bonds with people he/she probably wouldn?t otherwise make.


I would tell a student that is important to find a school where you feel at home. If you are not happy at a school your whole life and school work will be affected. When you find the right school make the most of your time there. Study hard, but do more than that. Find a job, join a club, and make lifelong friends. I promise that if you do all these things your college career will be beneficial. College is an important time in your life. A time for growth and coming into your own. Just make sure it is a person worth becoming and someone who you want to be


Choose a college that you feel comfortable at. Don't choose the first college you visit. There are many good schools that offer a variety of thing and learning experiences.


That it is a ok school to attend,, just has curfew which most college students dont like. but other then that its not bad