Granite State College Top Questions

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


Never stop, just because times are going to get tough and you feel like you cannot do school and work fulltime you can. You can support yourself and do what you need todo and more. Don't give up I promise you will regreat it all.


If I could go back and talk to my high school senior self, I'd tell her to enroll in a college, even if it were part-time, even if it wasn't a glamorous college, and to start totting up those credits for the future. I'd tell her that one day she would want to be a children's librarian, and the sooner she got started, the sooner she would be able to achieve her dream. I'd tell her to keep to her chosen path, and not to allow herself to be side-tracked by the desires of others in order to please them. I'd tell her that her dreams are important too; that she's cleverer than she thinks she is, and that she is just as capable of earning a degree as anyone else. I'd tell her not to let the knocks and bumps of life ruin her confidence. I'd take her by the shoulders and look into her eyes and tell her to never, never, never give up. Once earned, your education is the one thing that can never be taken away from you; it is yours and only yours forever.


I have gotten a thirst for knowledge out of my college experience. I will continue to be a lifelong learner. The courses and instructors I had were knowledgable and prepared me for my career as I apply what I learned to the day-to-day requirements of my current position.