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Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus

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

I wish I would have known how difficult and stressful class registration is, expecially when you are a freshman and sophomore. Everyone is online at 7:57 a.m. registering for classes and by the time you get through, the class is full. It is way too hectic and there has to be a simpler way of going about it. Also, they should inform you which classes are only offered in the fall or spring so that way if you decided to hold off until next semester, you're not getting screwed when they tell you it's not offered.

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Depending heavily on the responsibilty for my own actions is what I wish I had known before attending Fairleigh Dickinson University. Whether it be completion of homework assignments, punctuality, or asking for assistance, there was no room for being shy or giving excuses. After a couple of semesters, I realized the level of responsibilty I had to put forth. If I knew what I know today, my accomplishments would be twice as high than they are currently.

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I wish I would have known more about the amount of financial aide they provide ( scholarships, and grant). I had no idea that they gave out so much money. Instead of going to a community college first to save money, I could have just started at Fairleigh as a freshman. It was always my dream school, but the "sticker price" was terrifying.

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I wish I would have known the importance of a college education and doing well in school. I wish I would have known the right people to contact for more information or advice on my career. It was not offered to me and it should be offered to students espeicially when they become juniors and are preparing for their career.

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Make friends with the people you live with (building/hall/floor), and don't be afraid to randomly visit them from time to time. Make friends from classes or clubs with shared interest, but don't forget about the dozens of people who live 1-10 seconds away from you.

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I wish i knew that i would love every second of it before i decided to be a commuter student.

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I wish I had known what it was like to make friends and how experienced the professors were

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That I would learn abolustely nothing.

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