Hawaii Community College Top Questions

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


I would encourage myself to seek part-time employment to help with expenses, because college is expensive and you are not guarented a scholarship or financial aid. However, I would suggest that you do apply for as many scholarships that you are eligible for and to also apply for financial aid, as soon as possible. Also, there are several student loan programs available for those who do not qualify for financial aid. Although you are given freedom to make your own choices, always be deligant with your homework assignments and always refer back to your syllabus for due dates and instructions.


If i could go back in time as talk to myself as a high school senior i think that i would tell myself to apply for more scholarships and get more serious about college so that i wouldnt have to work to pay for college and that i could have possibly left to go to college off island for my first year instead of staying back for a year. i also tel myself not to focus so much on getting a job to pay for college but to apply for alot more scholarships because ive come to learn that there is so much free money out there and it is just up to me to go out and find it.


The time has come for my transition to a higher education. I quickly sit down with my parents to choose a college for my nursing degree and make a big mistake -- choosing a college without any research. The piece of advice that I would give myself if I could go back in time as a high school senior would be not to rush when choosing a college. I never took the time to find a college that fit my degree and interests. As a result, I learned that the nursing program that I needed was not offered, and the credits earned could only be transferred to a couple of universities. This is why I would definitely follow my advice if I could go back in time because it would minimize the stress, and save me a lot of time and money.


If i could go back in time to talk to myself, what I would say to myself is: "to just keep doing what you're doing and do your best. Don't let other people bring you down and take you confidence away. Once you get into college you can start fresh with a new attitude and a clean slate of your reputation. College is not like high school, you're responsible for you're own action and you suffer the consequences. People aren't going to judge you by the way you look but how you present yourself in your studies. Don't let another person take advantage of you because you're too nice to let them down, It isn't you're responsibility to do their work. But the last thing I should say is to never give up, because in the future, you'll see that it's all worth it."


I would tell myself that going to a Community College is just as knowledgeable and more ideal than going to a University. At the Community College, it is more so to prepare you for the stricter and more independent roles that you must deal with in a University setting. In addition, I would tell myself that no matter what you were told in High School to not give up and keep pushing through those challenges and prove to yourself that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Also, there is no one and nothing stopping you from achieving your dreams. The only person who can stop the progression of your life and what you choose to do with it, is you. So keep on going and never give up because in the long run, despite the obstacles you will have to face here and there, it will all be worth it in the end.