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


If I could give advice to myself in high school, I would tell myself to start Running Start sooner (junior year) and use that time to take more versatile prerequisites, such as speech. In addition, I would tell myself to go to Central Washington University instead of Heritage, forego the minor in education, and to take advantage of as many technical writing and grant writing courses as I possibly could. Those are the choices I should have made that I am paying for now. I would also encourage myself to spend more time looking for grants and scholarships during my senior year, so that college wasn't such a drain on my resources. I have thrived in college for the most part, but I made some serious missteps because I didn't have a good advisor at my disposal to help me chart my course. That, I think, would be the last piece of advice I would give myself: find a good advisor or counselor and use them to chart out a postsecondary plan that makes sense for you. I wish I had that time to do over. There is a lot I would do differently.


If I could go back in time I would tell myself to not expect anyone to hold your hand through registration. In High School, a principal or secretary would literally help me through everything and contact people to make sure I was on track. In college, no one is pushing you to complete registration. You either complete registration or fail. They expect you to do all the work. I always see freshman clueless on this process. I would also tell myself that school is not free and costs lots of money and it is my responsibility to pay for it. There are a lot of resources to help you apply for scholarships but you must keep your grades good. If your grades are not good, it will be hard for you to come up with funds to pay for school. The best advice I would give myself is to make sure you give a good impression to everyone. Dress nice and be confident. The career you are going for is how you should look and act. This is the best way to stand out to help teachers notice you and it will come in handy for recommendations.


i have only jut begun collage


I have experienced what it takes to survive in the real world. It is often said that going to college is a personal "trial" testing one's capability of surviving the real world. I have learned to respect other people's opinions and how to work as a team. I experienced how in working with other people one has to be flexible and allow sometimes other people to lead. It has been invaluable for me to attend college since I have met new friends, gained new perspectives and made myself flexible to accomodate other people. I think college helped me develop a more mature and comprehensive outlook in life. It is valuable for me to attend to so that I can prove to my family that I am the mature adult that they hope I am to become. They even said that the day I would graduate from college would be a day that the whole family will celebrate on. Not only is college valuable to me on the financial and academic level but also on the personal, spiritual and emotional level.


Perseverance. As long as you are motivated, there will be a program for you out there, so long as you are willing to continue your education. As I have heard some educators state; "Don't let school get in the way of your education."


i waont be attending until august


If i could go back in time to my high school seinor year i would tell myself to try harder and push myself to get into ap classes.


In my situation, if I could go back in time I would tell myself to learn how to become more organized because now I can see the importance of organization in a college life. Organization can lead to better work ethic, free time for you, leaving stress out of the picture. Organization learning can be much better because keeping track of work is much easier. First, I would tell myself procrastination is a bad habit because procrastination can hurt your grades by not having enough time available to do the right work. When procrastination becomes a habit it makes people look unprofessional. Second, becoming more involved with the student body or any extra activities would be something I would tell myself to be a positive role model for my school and community. In addition, involvement and participation makes a resume appear successful when applying for a job. In conclusion, I would tell myself to be more organized, avoid procrastination, and become involved with the student body and community to experience a successful college life.


Getting an education as a minority women in a rural poor neighborhood is possible. Don't assume that college is unattainable just because of your lack of experience in the urban world. An education past high school can greatly increase your chances of experiencing things that you may never thought possible. A small time country girl that comes from an impovershed life does not have to live that life forever. There are people out there willing to help you past all the obstacles to success and when you find those individuals grab them and hold on for the ride.


The advice that I would give myself if I could go back in time as a senior in high school is to take school serious and never let anyone tell me that I?m not good enough to go to college because only I know my own strengths and goals in life. I would reach out to myself and say, no one has the right to label or judge me by the way I look or dress. It shouldn?t matter to me what people think about my diabetes because only I know that it?s not contagious. I would tell myself to look for financial help for college every were and apply for every scholarship that is offered. Having your siblings and friends say that your worthless and dumb should only make me stronger, so let all that junk mail go through one ear and out the other. Don?t be afraid of what others think or say about you because if you let them and the things they say discourage your goals in life; remember, it?s your future on the line not theirs. So enjoy your senior year and take advantage of every opportunity in your path.


To attend Heritage University is to obtain first class education. The instructors, advisors are supportive and want the best for your education. To attend Heritage U is to receive a degree you'll be proud of and be worth every cents spent.


If i could go back in time what i would do could be knowing that is harder to get scholarships while you are in college well i would apply for all the scholarships available for me. What i could also do if i could go back would be taking all my required classes so that i could start at a 101 level and not taking low classes how i started. These are some of the things that i would do differently.