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


Dear myself, It is currently 2015 and you are now a freshman in college. I am writting this letter to help ourselves overcome the information that I wish I knew as a high school student. You need to stay focued senior year and keep your head up. Do not quit soccer your senior year! Play! You can get a scholarship, Don't throw it all away. College is a life of chances so when you get here relize that you are already here so you mind as well go throw with a bang and relize that you just need to keep you priorities in order. Don't waste time; study, make good grades, and advance to the next level. I hope when we get here this information will help us. Yoursely, Whitney


As a high school student I saw college as a reason to move out and have parties every weekend. Now as an actual college student, I’ve learned so many things that I wish I could tell my high school self. The list of things is very long from classes to financial aid; however, I consider that choosing the best career path for you as the most important advice I could give to any high school student. This is because the primary reason to attend college is to obtain a career. I would advise my high school self to take a college skill class, explore what colleges have to offer and look for a career of interest. When searching information about a career take in consideration factors such as pay and job opportunities, but don’t let those be your top priorities. Assure that you choose a career that you enjoy and if you lose interest on the career you picked, don’t be afraid to change your career path. As a college student, it is very probable you’ll change majors at least once. Despite all the reasons there are to assist college, never forget the purpose of it.


If I could go back and talk to my high school self I would tell myself to stop worrying so much about trying to fit in and make friends and focus more on what my teachers were instucting in class. I would tell myself to take spanish more seriously because speaking more than one language would give me an edge in the work force. I would tell myself to take more notes and hold on to them to look back on and review even after the test. I would tell myself to study more even when I wanted to play outside after school. If I knew what I know now I wouldn't wasted so much time in high school. I wouldn't of let my family situation keep me from losing focus. It would of drove me harder at being successful.


To my eighteen year-old self: Don't worry about having to live with other people. It's not great, but if you get it over with now, you won't have to be living with roommates when you're twenty-five. It's okay that you want to go to a tech school instead of a four-year liberal arts university. No, Mom and Dad aren't happy about it. It's your future. It's you who will be paying back that mountain of debt. You know what else is okay? You're going to work for a couple of years before going to college. Things are going to get rough fast; be sure to save some money instead of just spending it. You'll thank me when you're not eating ramen noodles every day. Moving from the high school world to the real world and then into the college world isn't so bad. Being a student again is a little strange, but people are there to help you. Above all else, young me: Listen to your teachers, work hard. save money, and go forward with an open mind. It's a lot of fun.




I would go back and tell myself that the more you know the easier college can be. I would tell myself that college is not like highschool at all. College is much more demanding of you and you have to be focused and ready at all times. I would tell myself that the transition will be crazy at first but just keep calm you will get the hang of it. Just stay focused it looks hard in the beginning but it will come to your in due time. Stay in the mind frame of graduating and getting a good job. Just be ready for whatever college throws at you and make your parents proud girl you can do it.


Pondering about my last year of high school is very emotional being that it was just last year when i was walking up the stage to shake my Principal's hand and to calim my diploma that i longed waited for after four years. If i were to go back in time to give myself advice the first thoought is to tell myself to choose my classes wisely. To manage time better is a tip i would tell myself i would also mention college and life is something different from a high school life. One has to mature quickly to achieve what they're aiming for and that is the advice i would gladly have prepared for if ihad been told.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to study better. In college, work is a lot harder than it is in high school, and having the right tools and knowing how to study is key in passing a class. I would also tell myself that college is vitally important, and you have to make good decisions when it comes to which school to go to.


The advice that I would give myself was not to take my chance for granted. I would say apply yourself to every course and get your GPA where it needs to be, because money does not fall off of trees. Not only the aspect of money but being able to transition into higher level of education you need to learn what the instrutor teaches you. I would tell myself never to give up and keep faith in God but also know that you can do whatever you set your mind to. You have the power to make it happen and you also have the power to let it fall, which one will you choose? Take all life experiences and learn from them so you will not make the same mistakes and keep your eye on what is important not on boys. To sum most of this up I would say, "Stay in the books".


I have learned that a community college is a great and affordable way to earn undergraduate credits, but I also feel as if I miss out on part of the college experience. It has been valuable because it has given me the chance to take the necessary classes while saving money for the nursing school I will attend in the spring. I have learned good study habits, the importance of class attendance and self-discipline, along with honesty, responsibility and determination.


I have gotten a great deal out of school. I feel it has helped me with Mangment of people.


I have learned so much about myself as well as others. I am a very dedicated and extremely hard worker. I have proved to myself that no matter what I may face, I can overcome anything that comes way. I have discovered that I'm alot smarter than I thought. It has built my confidence up to a healthy level, considering I had no confidence before. I recieved my GED in December of 2009 and I never imagined I would enjoy school so much or even thrive in all my classes. I set my standard high and I reach my goals, no matter how hard they may seem to reach. I have my mind made up that I'm going to succeed and I will. I am the first to in my family to ever attend college let alone finish and get my GED. Both of my parents were high school dropouts, my brother and my sister also dropped out. I am determined to change the education and poverty levels of my family. I want my children to have a bright future and I want to be thier candle. I hope you consider me for this scholarship.


So far i have learned to be persistent and never give up on anything. I started going back to college after being laid off last april, and i'm really glad that i've returned. Now I'm working towards something that will not only benefit me but other people also. I've learned a few things in the last month that i've been attending and i'm looking forward to learning new things throughout my college experience.


I have become very independant. Not relied on my parents for too much support. I have enjoyed this first semester in my career field and am looking forward to attending my 6 week internship in Montana. College is the only opotion. Everyone needs to expand there education in order to move forward in life and be productive in the world. I hope that when I am done with my education that I have the desire to continue to learn and grow as a productive adult. I have found that being involved in organized groups it has taught me to listen to others opinions and problem solve. These skills will also help me in my home life as well. I hope that I am considered for this scholorship because I am an independent student and want to be able to pay for my college through scholarships and my own hard work. I have a sister with a disability and ever since she has been born I have been very strong. I deserve this as well as any other student and I will be very appreciative of what I would recieve. Thank you very much, freshman Curtis Agricultural College. Sincerly, Jarrid Dubas


I have taken away a few experiences. Greenville Tech is a bridge to other colleges. So attending there has really made me crave more of a dorm-life, college experience. But the year I have attended has really given me an extra year to mature in my character and relationships with the people I know. I think by going to Tech and living at home for that first year(while I do miss out on the "Freshman Experience") it gave me the chance to prepare myself for the next 3 years at my next college. And this goes for classes too. I am getting most of my basic education classes out of the way this year. This gives me a chance to easily change my major without having too many ill effects. So next year I can jump in to my major and take more specific classes. Which should make college a lot more interesting as I will be working in classes that I want to be in.


First I would suggest some real world experience in things like doing laundry, grocery shopping, paying bills, balancing a check book, loan applications and responsibilities, and time management. Any courses you can take for AP credit will lower your college costs and give you more options. No, college isn't just like high school but harder. It is more like life and it isn't always fair. Everyone was in the top of their class so you need to accept that you probably won't be the best anymore. Have some fun, but know your limits. You are probably going to be paying for this for years so be realistic about the outcome of the program you choose, what you need to turn it into a career, and your ability to pay loans and still pay bills. Be strong in your convictions. You are usually on your own and peer pressure is not just about clothes and drinking beer anymore. As my professor says, if your classmate is going to pay your mortgage then you can go ahead and follow their advice, but otherwise think for yourself. Give your parents a break - they are trying. And always keep learning.


I would tell myself to stock up on Ramen noodles and breakfast foods.


If I were to go back in time and talk to myself in high school, I would tell myself to take all those art classes. I didn't know that I was going to want to go into animation in college. I think that I would have loved to take at least one art class in high school to familiarize myself with some of the techniques. I would also tell myself to learn the right way to study. The proper way to study seriously need to be a necessary class in high school. I would also advise to be ready for all of the talking I need to do in college. I would have been more comfortable had I really talked to people in high school rather than diving straight into once I got to college.


"you're not an idiot, Ashley, But you're only as smart as you choose to be". Looking back, This is one of the few pieces of advice that would have helped me as a senior. So many times, i struggled to simply raise my hand in class because i lacked the confidence it took to give an answer to a question the teacher asked. Things like, 'what if I'm wrong? will people think i'm dumb the rest of the year?' would run through my head every time i even thought about answering in class. Due to less time studying and more time spent on my social life, I doubted myself in highschool and i always felt like there was always someone out there who had ten times the amount of intelligence i had. In college, i've realized that how smart everyone else is shouldnt even concern me. Now that i put the time and effort into my studies, i far exceed the expectations of my professors and peers. There's a difference between "thinking" you know the answer and KNOWING that you know the answer and this difference gives you the confidence it takes to succeed.


I would tell myself to think more about my major choice and look into other possible majors (I originally attended USF as an education major). Once I realized education wasn't for me, I dropped out instead of seeking counseling. Now that I have been out of high school for ten years, I realize that it would have been a much better choice to have stayed in school the first time. I wish I had built a relationship with a college counselor to help me through that time and keep me in school then. I don't know that I would have chosen nursing as a major back then, but with the proper guidance, I could have stayed in and worked on my undergraduate classes until I did decide on a better major.


I would tell myself to do better at my grades and hopefully join a club that would give me a possible scholarship.


I would think harder. I had good grades my senior year, I just didn't choose my college wisely.


First and foremost, I would tell myself to apply myself in all of my schoolwork during high school because every grade counts. Get into a habit of studying nonstop because good study skills are crucial in college. Have a reliable study partner. During college, studying takes up a vast majority of your time, but you also need to have a life. Get involved in clubs and activities early on so that you meet people in the beginning. Also, have a job so that you will have extra money. Balance school and your social life, but school comes first. Do not wait until the last minute to begin assignments because the odds are that your teacher will be a stickler for the rules. Late work is not apart of their vocabulary.


One most important thing I will tell myself is to take all the classes seriously and work harder. In high school, I didn't take anything seriously. I thought high school doesn?t matter much. I'm taking all the easy classes and think as long as I passed, I'm good. Now in college, I know how behind I am. I didn't know a lot of thing that I should already know. I'm remember hearing a lot of things that I just can't recall from high school because I didn't spend time and mind into learning those things. I regret many things that I did in high school. So if I can really go back in time, I will definitely tell myself to be more challenging. I will ask myself to spend time into studying, something useful and prepare myself for the future instead of playing game and watching TV all day and every day.