Grace Bible College Top Questions

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


Hey Sarah. You're kind of slacking in the last semester. You need to finish strong to that when you start college you can continue going strong. I know that you're going to want to procrastinate in college, but don't do it. It's such a bad idea. College requires more responsibility than high school. In college you're trying to become an expert in whatever field you're studying. You don't become an expert by sleeping through classes and studying at the last second, so stop that. Also, you need to get on a better sleeping schedule, or any schedule at all. You have to get organized. College isn't easy. Start applying for some scholarships. Don't leave everything to chance. Get orgaznied now so that when college hits, you'll be ready. Keep a to do list of assignments. Get them done as soon as possible. Communicate with your proffessors if you're having a hard time. Don't just keep it all to yourself if you're failing a class. And don't avoid stressful emails and situations. I have faith in you highschool Sarah. Get 'er done.


The knowledge I have know is invaluable, and I really wish that I could go back in time and embark some wisdom on myself. Having said that, I really do appreciate the oppourtunities to learn for myself. First off I would tell myself to stop dating my then grilfriend and seek after someone more compatible with my views and interests. Understanding that sticking it out was only hurting her and myself. Second I would make sure that my high school self knew that he wasn't a hot shot, and wasn't nearly as wise as I thought I was. Just because one was successful in high school merits nothing in a brand new school where the only person that knows your name is the coach. Lastly, I would force myself to start drinking some coffee!


If I was able to go back in time, I would encourage my high school self to reach out and go to a University right away. I chose Community College, which don't get me wrong was the best decision for me, but getting my degree in the long run would have been easier starting off at Grace Bible College sooner. I would also advise myself to be more out-going; schooling is very important, but I should have went for more opportunities that would give me memories, besides studying all the time.


If I could go back in time as a high scholl senior, I would apply for more scholarships. As a freshman in college I quickly realized how expensice college can be. Buying books and paying for classes add up very quiclky. I would also plan to save more money throughout the summer to plan more ahead. I would have loved to have a secound job to save a few extra bucks!


I would tell myself that, high school is easy compared to college. I would also tell my self to listen to my college writting teacher Mr. Anderson more. I remember some of the stuff he tought in class and it was verry helpful, I just want to remember more because then it could be more helpful. I also would tell myslef that I should not rely on Mr. Gort as much as I did. I had special hel in high school and I relyed on that teacher waty to much and I do not have him in college.


Many things would be said if I were able to go back in time, to talk to myself about the college life. First , I would tell myself to get good grades and start applying for scholarships to help pay. College requires plenty of study time, along with that it’s expensive. Working and going to college is hard but you need to pay for college some how. It is also easy to get distracted from the studies. I would tell myself to stay focused. Friends will want to hangout, go out to eat, shop, and so on but there needs to be a balance. Most importantly I would tell myself not to worry about what I want to major in. I know that was a huge obstacle and I always thought I had to have it figured out because I was the one paying for it. However, it will all fall into place. College is the place where new things are experienced. Being involved in different organizations and events around college would be a definite plus. It's a much better way to get to know people and it opens doors for opportunities to become involved in the community.


Study and do not procrastinate. College is not cheap, so you should work to start to pay for college.


A college experience to me means that I will be able to fufill a lifelong goal. It also will provide a better quality of life for me and my family.


I have learned a lot about my self and about my relationship with Jesus Christ. I learned the right and wrong ways with how to interact with people that I do not get along with. I learned that gossip only hurts people. It is always better to go directly to the person than to talk about the person. I learned how to grow in my relationship with Jesus Christ. I learned that through prayer, worship, and devotional time I can grow closer to Him. I learned that I should love everyone because we are all created in the image of God. This does not mean that I should overlook sin. As Christians we are called to love the sinner but hate the sin. I learned that in order to make a difference in my community and church, I have to get up from my pew seat. It's not always easy or comfortable but to make a difference and lead others to Christ, sometimes we have to get a little uncomfortable. This valuable information has changed my outlook on life. I see everything as an opportunity to love others and to make a difference in the world around me.


I have worked in the Engineering field for over ten years. I have never liked it, but since I was originally working for my dad, I was ignorantly content. I finally decided to return to school, as a 29-year-old with two daughters, after I could no longer bear the wretchedly anal monotony which had become my life. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now , almost half-way done, I have hope the future that I have not felt in a long time, if ever. The age old statement "hindsight is 20/20" is excessively accurate. I would love the chance to convey the importance of education to my fifteen-year-old self (not that I would have listened) in a meaningful and life changing manner. Obviously, I cannot do that. More importantly I would not be where I am today if I could. But, I can look at the students around me at a stage of their lives that is ten years earlier than my current stage. I can see the lack of effort, and I can actually help change the attitudes of students presently exhibiting my own previous high-school misjudgements.


I would tell myself to focus more on my studies and to get more college credit classes in too. I would also tell myself that the college I will be attending isn't going to be like a normal university and its more focused on christ and what he has to offer. I think as a high school student i had my preconsepctions on what college life would be like and I feel like if I looked a little more into the college I would have been better able to handle going into college


The advice I would give to myself would first of all be to keep a serious attitude and work ethic regarding academics and studies. The primary focus of college is to develop yourself for your career so seriousness in studies is essential. I would also advise that you seek to develop friendships because the people you meet in college have the potential of being life long friends. Be sure to take advantage of the on campus activities and interact with the people that cross your path. Also I woudl advise that you seek a professor to guide and counsel you in you academic decisions. They have the experience and knowledge to guide you in the most important areas of life. Finally, and most importantly I would advise that you keep an open mind as you study, but filter all the knowledge that is sent your way. Stand firm in your convictions and beliefs. Test what you see and then decide if it is right and best for your life and the life of those around you. Do all this in a responsible way and enjoy college as you develop yourself for the future.


Make a difference. I would have told myself to make the most of the time you have left in high school as it is a season of life unlike any other. In high school and college, you have the unique opportunity to influence more people than most will encounter the rest of their lives, so go for it. Do not be shy. Stand up for what you believe in. Love the forgotten and unnoticed. Stop wishing your life away. Stop wishing you were done with this or that class because when high school is over you will miss it. Do not miss this opportunity to show your friends that life is more than what the media displays as success. Practice authenticity in relatioships, learn people's stories, and serve those around you. Take your eyes off your own desires and focus on others. In a year these will not matter. People will remember you for your character and your geniune love not your clothes, friends, money, and popularity. Seriously, make the most of this unique experience that is high school.


College is going to be a hard transition even through everything that is happened in the last couple of years but give it time and everything will work out. God will always be there and ready for you to listen, so listen. College is going to be fun and stressful at the same time but enjoy life as it comes your way.


Make sure to allow time to get to know the people as much as you focus on classes. These friendships will last forever. Also, make sure to make the most out of every opportunity and make other people feel welcome. Don't worry about what other people will think, just be yourself. Take more missions trips and reach out to people in the community. Make sure to do more service activities because those are some of the most fullfilling activities you can do. Make sure to be yourself!


If I could go back to high school and give myself advice it would be to not care as much and just be myself. In high school, I cared so much about trying to fit in and be popular. I tried to be someone that I wasn't and it only made school harder on me and more frustrating. After being in college for a year, I have found that those people in high school that I was trying to impress dont matter anymore. I dont talk to them and I dont think about them. It's sad but at the same time it's life and thats what happens. In college, I am a lot more out going and I be myself. This honestly makes college and life so much more fun and relaxing. Caring about what other people think is just one more stress that you dont need, especially in college. Knowing, this is good for transitioning because then you know you can start over and be who you want to be and who you are. The person you were in high school does not have to be the same person you are in college.


Assuming I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I first would say Consuelo do not procrastinate anymore! Life in college is not easy but it is a great experience. Its preparing me for my future to live on my own and to do things without someone always being there to hold my hand. I would tell myself to not worry so much because the situations that I will face will only turn out for the better. Like I said I would really tell myself not to procrastinate and make sure I have everything done on time. That truly is one of the biggest mistakes that I have had to overcome. Also know that professors will help, and try to stay positive as much as possible. When you set your mind to think everything is going to be so hard and bad then it may end up feeling that way. College is not so bad; it is almost like high school but with different friends and harder classes. You will survive!


If I had the chance to speak to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself three things. First, I would make sure and empasize the importance of study habits. Studying was one of my weakest qualities as a high school student and is essential to college success. Secondly, I would remind myself that life is only beginning. College is a great place where friendships grow fast and deep. I would tell myself, "Be outgoing and step out of your comfort zone, the reward is worth more than anything." The last and most important thing I would address in my visit to the past would be to put God above everything. He is the reason I planned on attending Grace Bible College and should always remain at the center of my present and future because it is the only thing worth being there. These three things would have been more influential to me than any other advice I could ever have had before starting college. Had I listened to others, I would not be wasting my trip to the past to reiterated what others have said before, but I guess somethings are learned the hard way.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior, my advice to myself would be to learn to discipline myself. One thing I lacked in hig school was disipline. I didn't know how to study, how to learn. If I had known how valuable discipline would be after high school, I most definitely would not have done all the procrastination that I did. I have learned my lesson, and now I am doing very well in college. Another piece of advice would be to listen to my teachers. They knew what they were teaching, and their wish was for me to do well, but I never got it. One last piece of advice would be this: don't worry about what college will throw ot you, but trust that everything will be great, and it will all work out in time. This certainly would have helped to ease my anxieties about that big change. All of this advice is something that I desperately wish I could go back and use in high school, but since my high school days are done, I can only pass on what I know to other high schoolers.


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I would tell myself three things if I were able to return to senior year and give myself some advice. First, I would tell myself to consult God when its time to make decisions and not try to make them on my own. He knows the future and He will guide me in the path He wants me to take. Secondly, I would tell myself to loosen up and have fun(not in a bad way). Don't be paranoid and obsessed about what everyone is thinking about me: it doesn't matter. Lastly, I would tell myself to never stop dreaming. So many college aged (or younger) students have brilliant dreams of things they want to accomplish in college or in the future, and yet, somewhere along the line, that dream gets smashed. It gets run out and taken over by the 'practical' thing to do. Maybe, just maybe, God is leading you on a path that doesn't make sense to anyone else, but your job is to follow Him, not everyone else. And then I would finish by saying, "Whatever you do, stick with God, because He will always have your back. He loves you incredibly much."


If I were to go back in time and visit myself in as a high school senior first of all I would be going back almost four years which being a senior in college seems like centuries ago. The first piece of advice I would give myself would be to keep in mind the end goal. If you stay focused on what you want to achieve while you are in college you will be sucessful. Second, I would tell myself to enjoy every minute of the college life, all the good and the bad, because it all flys by so quickly and you just can not get enough of it. Finally, I would tell myself to invest all that I am into my goal and work. Doing this will help you succeed and aid you when you find ourself a little discouraged. In giving my high school senior self this advice I would also constantly talk about how fast it goes and college is definatly worth everything.