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If I can go back in time and talk to myself as a high senior I would have been applying to many colleges and universities as I can because when in my senior year, I did not want to go college. I had mind set on heading into the miltary, but that I did not happened because my grandma have became sick and I just sat that beside. In addition, I would not be someone if I did not went to college. During my senior year, I was qualified for the LIFE scholarship and SC Lottery Assistance.


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High school me was extremely naïve. If I could go back in time and talk to myself about college, knowing what I know now, I would likely encourage myself to save the money that I earned while working. I would also impress on myself the importance of having never dropped out of my dual-enrollment at the technical school that I was fortunate enough to have been accepted into. Past me had allowed herself to be distracted by everything that passed her by and put on hold the most important things, which included education.


I would tell myself to listen to what Im about to say, very sincerly. That Im the ghost of college past and this in a one chance in a lifetime to make things right. When I start college, do not get a job in a bar. I will end up dropping out of school because I need money to have while in college. Instead of getting a part-time job, I ended up in a bar till 4 a.m. and could not make my classes. This turned into 12 years of bartending and I would give anything to take it all back and stay on the nursing path. Id tell myself to look into scholarships for money for living expenses since my parents couldnt help. I also would tell myself how Im a single mother of a 5 year old now trying to go to college to finish nursing, volunteering at a hospital and working but im so terrified that I wont be able to work while in nursing classes because they are so demanding. I would tell myself how bright I am and not to take it for granted because we get one chance at life.


My greatest struggle while starting college was the lay out of how to gain a degree. I didn?t know anything about the structure and organization of accomplishing my desired degree. I would give myself a lesson on how exactly to continue on from a two year college, to a four year college, to a master?s degree. Mostly that I could get a four year degree in anything and still gain a masters degree in my desired field. I felt so much pressure that the classes I was currently attending were not going to count for anything when in reality I was ok with being indecisive. College is a learning experience and in my case the structure and organization was as well.


I would tell myself too keep my lifeguard job and to go to a public college instead of Kaplan; because I am spending more money and not being able to do the work because the websites keep messing up, not allowing me to do the work. I would also tell myself to keep up the good job and to not allow people to get you down. I would add that if I want to go to a school with animal classes that I should just do what I thought was right for myself.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior , I definitely would tell myself to stop playing around and get serious about my education! I know, senior self, had a lot of fun during that final year of high school, but taking the easy way out of school is not a good idea. I will struggle as an adult to achieve more in a career. I will try to find the cheapest and easiest education that will only take up my time and money. I will also let my senior self know that because of my laziness, my future self will lose those dreams of a journalism career and never get it back. I will have to give stubborn senior me a hard dose of reality to make me see that making my education a fun and easy experience will hurt me desperately in the future.


If I could go back to my senior year in high school, I would definetely tell myself to stay focused and keep my grades up. College does not allow one to slack off; it is the door leading to the future, but high school is what leads up to the college door. In high school the teachers were mean and didn't care about anyone's future, so it was the students responsibility to keep on task. In college, the student has more responsibility and it is not required for them to show up: the student doesn't show up to class, they get dropped. Knowing such things in high school makes the transition a whole lot easier. I would tell myself to lay off the video games and study a little bit harder. College work is very demanding, and the high school preparation can either sink or assist.


If I could go back in time to my high school self, I would have many things I would share. The first and formost is have confidents, be confident in who you are and what you know. I have spent to many years no sure what I should do, or who I should be. Both these douts are part of human nature, but deep down inside everyone we know who we are. We are the child who loved, car, books, puzzles, drawing pictures, and that is the true essence of who you are. that person puzzles lover can grow into someone who solves the worlds problems, or the book reader, a writer that inspires a better world. We all have a p


If I could go back to my senior year at Aynor High School and talk to myself about college or the transition that I have experinced. I would tell myself to try not to depend on the teachers as much as I did but try to mature myself. In college your are treated as adults where the asignments are giving once or through email, it is up to you to get them and complete them in a timely manner. Also I would tell myself to take college prep classes to challange myself and to prepare for difficult classes. When questions get difficult a tudor is required to help get the answers, they are not explained in detail as in high school. I would tell myself to get the most education on computers as possible, for most of your assignments are to be done on computers. Learn to be on time for class and not be tardy, as in high school you can enter in a class if you are tardy. In college after the first few weeks, you may not enter a class if tardy. Also to make higher scores so scholarships would be awared. Tuition fees are very expensive.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself that the road ahead will be full of twist and turns and its the rollercoaster ride of your life. I would tell myself to be prepared to be inolved in class discussions, being shy wouldn't help you. Make sure your prfessors know your name and your work can often speak for itself. Don't be afraid to find yourself and let go of who you use to be. There is a great big world of knowledge out there, use every resource to climb to the top. Don't be afraid to challenge yourself and step out on a limb. You won't win everytime, but surely the victory of knowing you've given it your best will be enough. Interact with people you normally won't interact with. They could be a blessing you never saw coming. Enjoy yourself. And know that this is one experience you can never do over, cause time waits for no man!


if i could go back to the start of my senior year, i would tell myself to just do it. to get in the application and fill out the FAFSA. I would tell my self that grade DO matter after you choose a school because thats how they decide if you get more scholarship money or not. Then the last thing i would do, before dissappearing in a cloud of shiny dust, would be tell myself to breathe, and at the end all the hard work will be worth it. i would honestly be able to tell my self that because i would already know that it is true. =)


I would have made sure I went to a 4 year school. There is nothing wrong with my school but I believe it would have been way more benificial to me to just go to a 4 year school and get a bachelor's degree.


Knowing what I know now about college, if I was able to go back in time to when I was a senior I would tell my self to study more and not to procrastinate when it comes to doing the work needed. The better the grades are in college the better off I am beacuse the final grade that is recieved at the end of the class is what tells where you go on the list with the other students for that program you want. So the better the grades the higher on the list you go the worst the grades the lower on the list and the longer you have to wait to become what you want to be.