Elko, NV
Great Basin College


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Daniel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Great Basin College is best known for being more affordable than most colleges and providing a good start for undecided stude...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Great Basin College is best known for being more affordable than most colleges and providing a good start for undecided students or students looking for a technical degree or even to just get their generals out of the way.

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

If I could go back and tell my senior self some advice, I would say to take your senior year slowly and appreciate everything in it. If there is something you don't really like that much or a strict teacher, learn to like them because the year flies by and you will find yourself missing every bit of it once it's gone. This is your last year of having teachers that really care about your school work. Teachers after this year will show up to the class and lecture. Your homework for the entire semester is listed in the class syllabus and they just expect you to turn it in on time. Study for your classes, or you will regret it. Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today. Every year in your life from now on will just fly by, so enjoy every moment.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Great Basin College has to be how in-expensive it is and how fast it is growing. A lot of people can afford it and spend a little time deciding what they want to major in. The growth is good because programs are expanding and more and more classes are being added every year. It provides for a good starting point for college students.

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

There are many things I would go back and tell myself. First would be go see an academic advisor. The advisor will ask you qu...

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

There are many things I would go back and tell myself. First would be go see an academic advisor. The advisor will ask you questions about what degree you would like to pursue. He or she will put you in the right class and on the right track to getting your degree. Second would be to apply for classes early. To ensure that you can get the schedule that works best for you register for them early before they are full. By applying for classes early you can also order your books early. Go online and check out different websites because you can get your books for almost half price compared to the school bookstore. Don't overload yourself with too many classes. Know your limits. Go see the tutors if you are having trouble. The tutors are free and there are many to choose from . So if you don't understand your teacher there is a tutor that can clear it up for you. The last thing I would tell myself is to talk to school about scholarships when you go in to register for classes early. It never hurts to apply for as many scholarships as possible.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Great Basin college is a very small college. If someone is going to college to get "the college experience" Great Basin would not be a good choice. A lot of adults go to college here, and a lot of college aged students from Elko also. They already have their friends or familys. So if you are really outgoing and looking forward to meeting lots of new people, and want to get the "college experience" Great Basin is not the correct choice.

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

if i could go back to when i was in highschool and talk to myself as a senior knowing what i know now about college i would t...

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

if i could go back to when i was in highschool and talk to myself as a senior knowing what i know now about college i would tell myself to study harder and stop screwing around in classes cause in college they dont put up with that kind of crap. I would also say that the transition from highschool to college is a totally different ball game than the one from junior high to high school. Since you move away from your parents and have to live in the real world not getting handed everything from your parents. You have to go out and get a job and go to school and also find time to study so you do not fail. I would also say that college takes alot more time and effort to pass than classes in highschool there is no make up days its due that day or its a 0. But i would also say that college is the best place to go right out of highschool unless you go in the military.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Great Basin College is that they just moved into a full time @ year college and are not ready staff wise or teacher wise to do that. They need some more organization and stability in there staff. They also need some more advanced classrooms if they want to be a full 2 year college. they need to get rid of the small classrooms and make them more suitable for the students.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that should attend this school is someone that does not have a major picked out so they are just taking general classes or someone that wants to be a tech student in the diesel, welding, electrical, and mill right programs.

Esmeralda
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has many different campus branches throughout the state of Nevada; therefore providing higher education to even the most r...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has many different campus branches throughout the state of Nevada; therefore providing higher education to even the most rural parts of Nevada.

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

College can be an overwhelming experience if you don't go into it with the right mind set. Many students fail to understand how important it is to take a college education seriously. College isn't like high school; nobody is more responsible for yourself then you are. Anything you did in high school will have an impact on your college education. High school is just the first step to making a better life for yourself; if you did poorly in high school then you've closed off many of your college options. Although I did well in high school and was really active I slacked off a little towards the end. Always remember to have your ultimate goal in mind so you'll be driven enough to succeed. Nothing is more important than a better and brighter future.

What's unique about your campus?

It is affordable and I can get my Associates of Science degree and transfer it to the Univerity of Nevada. The transferable degree makes the prospect of going into pre-medicine more affordable.

Katie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

GBC is a small school with a University feel with instructors that actually care!

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

GBC is a small school with a University feel with instructors that actually care!

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates range from weirdos just out of high school to adults that (kind of) know what they're doing!

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

Do not think that you know everything. There is so much you do not know. You will find this out the first week of classes. You also need to go to every class. Do not skip class just because your parents are not there. They will find out when your grades are posted. When you get to college you aren't going to have any friends, and you won't until you go out and meet them! Talk to everyone, even the kids you think aren't cool enough. They are probably cooler than you are. You are going to get homesick. When this happens, call your mother. She misses you just as much as you miss her (and her cooking). If you have siblings you should talk to them often. It will make you feel more at home. Don't waste years partying. Get something out of where you are. Figure it out. If you can't, go home and get a job, then try again in a year or two.

Kelsey
Describe the students at your school.

We are all a bunch of small-town kids with big dreams in a college that is just the right size for learning and making friend...

Describe the students at your school.

We are all a bunch of small-town kids with big dreams in a college that is just the right size for learning and making friends.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are a small mining community with a vocational program that emphasizes mining, agriculture, mechanics, and welding.

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

If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to be patient! I would say, "Life is not to be rushed through, sit back and enjoy it! Going away to college is not the best option financially! Living at home for a couple years after high school will save money, keep you closer to the people you rely on most, and allow some wiggle room when deciding what major is best for you! It is ok to change your major; you're not a failure if you have to ask for help. No boyfriend or potential boyfriend is worth missing class for!!!!! Having a social life is to keep you sane while going to school, not to distract you from it!!!! Having a job while going to school should help you pay for your education, not distract you from it!!!!! Don't apply for credit cards!!!!! Swallow your pride and don't tell Mom, "Fine." when she asks how things are going, if they're not fine!!!! And last but not least... DON'T PROCRASTINATE!!!!" I guess hindsight is 20/20 but no one ever got to be 'old and wise' unless they were 'young and crazy', right?

David
Describe the students at your school.

Typically speaking, my fellow students are friendly, gregarious, and willing to help new students.

Describe the students at your school.

Typically speaking, my fellow students are friendly, gregarious, and willing to help new students.

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

When talking with my younger self, I would firmly advise him to prepare any forms he needed well before the end of the academic year and to set up his living arrangements in advance. I would also advise him to double-check everything, especially anything he is told by office workers or professors - they tend to know their office and their subjects, but not the full range of college policy. As to the coursework, I would say that he should not rush, keep calm, and take his time with any assignments he's given. Also, he should ask the professors if he has any questions on the coursework as early in the semester as possible in order to avoid confusion. I'd probably tell him to not take any Art classes, as it's a subjective grade. I'd also tell him that it's not necessary to show up to class an hour in advance every day. The most important thing I could tell him would probably be that colleges have different deadlines, so he should be situationally attentive of those he wishes to apply to - and not to worry about those that don't accept him.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I would say, for a start, anyone who has trouble with online coursework or IAV classes probably shouldn't enter into this college. Also, if a person is not willing to do the work prescribed by the professors, then they shouldn't come here - the professors would probably help, but they aren't going to just go easy on you.

Melissa
Describe the students at your school.

I will be taking online classes

Describe the students at your school.

I will be taking online classes

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

I would tell myself that I shouldn't mess around and take the classes that are important. I would also tell myself to finish school before I would have kids.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I will be attending online classes Spring 2010. It will be hard because I have a five year old, two year old, and a six month old. I think that it will be challenge but it will also be great to show them that school is important. I would be following through with what I preach about school being good for them and me.

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

Dont choose a college just because its far away. Make sure you go and visit the college and meet some of the people there, ma...

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

Dont choose a college just because its far away. Make sure you go and visit the college and meet some of the people there, make sure you fit into the college lifestyle before making any decisions. Also school is expensive try to get as many scholarships as possible.

What's unique about your campus?

The small close like community. It's easy to fit in and not feel like an outsider. The small class sizes are also great, you get a better relationship with your professor , so they know your personality and not just your grades.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any person can attend this school. GBC is made and designed for every person willing to get an education.

Jennifer
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I am at this school because of its location.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I am at this school because of its location.

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

Choosing a college is an important decision to be made. What a person wants out of life will help determine what college she plans to attend. It is important for a student to decide what interests him/her before choosing a university, that way he/she can make sure the university chosen can fulfill his/her needs. I also recommend that you finish your degree when you attend college. It is a common thing for a person to take some classes then drop out of college, planning to finish later. Once you leave college and start living ?life? going back and finishing your education is not a priority and if you did not complete a degree program, you could lose the credits for all the classes you have taken. If you work your way from degree to degree, you do not lose the credits and when you decide to finish your education you have a solid foundation to build on. Also rememer that going back to college will be harder because you will have other responsibilities to attend to and you will not be able to devote as much time to your studies as you were able to before.

What's unique about your campus?

The school is a small school that allows for a lot of one on one with the instructors. It is a really good place to start out.

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