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Howard University


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

Always visit the school before you make the decision to attend.

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

Always visit the school before you make the decision to attend.

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

When selecting the college that you would like to attend know what you want from the college. Would you like to attend a larg...

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

When selecting the college that you would like to attend know what you want from the college. Would you like to attend a large college, a college that is well known for its program of study in your major, or just a college that is well known? Once you pick a college find out as much information as possible about ways to pay for the college so that you wont have to take out a large loan. Talk to as many people in the financial aid department so that when you do have a problem (and you will) you will have somebody that knows you to go to who can help you fix your problem. Apply for all of your classes as soon as possible because you may not get the classes you need if your late. Pay all school expenses of as soon as possible so that you do not have more problems later. Just talk to as many administrators as possible as often as possible because they will be able to pull strings to help you when you need it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Before getting help administration usually gives you the run-around instead of helping you with your problems and they don't give you the information that you need well in advance so that you don't miss deadlines. The school isn't close by any large discount stores such as Wal-Mart.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

There are lots of parties to choose from on the weekend and that im close to Baltimore.

Monee
Describe the students at your school.

Eager to learn and assist one another when in need.

Describe the students at your school.

Eager to learn and assist one another when in need.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that so many freshman would come into the year with credits already.

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

To the students I would say to take time to research each school. Find the school that best suits you; not your parents, financial status, or other. I would start this sophomore year of high school. Look for local scholarships also because they are available. To the parents I would say to be a support system, and help guide your students, but let them ultimately make the decision. If the student is happy, they will most likely perform at their best.

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

truly take the time to know what you want to do in life. before you committ to a college live on campus for a week during the...

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

truly take the time to know what you want to do in life. before you committ to a college live on campus for a week during the school year. you not only want to know if the school will academically changelle you but you also want if you can make friends at the college of your choice. the most important thing is to be yourself do not go to college and try to invent another person that you think is a better you. people sense fakeness and you will lose friends that way. also make sure to attach yourself to postive people. college is the place where you meet your lifetime friends and it's great to find those kind of people your freshmen year beacuse it gets harder from them and you are going to need a support system. to the parents i would just say allow your child to expericence college. don't expect them to want to come home every holiday and if they son't do not be offended they are just tryint to find themsleves. also never do suprise visits and just relax and allow your child to make the right choice for college.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

i wish i had known what i really wanted to do in life because in recently switched majors and reliazed that i mssed out on alot of bonding and friends ships i could have made with people my freshmen because the program i wanted to be in was a group -focused program. i have friends who went through and claim that they learned so much and it made me feel empty because i know i can not go back and participate with them.

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

I hate the way that they distribute scholarships. they base it on finicial need and not merit. i maintain a 3.83 and my parents pay for my sister and my brother's tution. i have to work part-time to helps minimize my students loans so that i can stay in college. too often do i know people who are on academic probation but have a full ride. i wish that the university would take into account that other finances that my parents have to deal with before they deny my request for a grant or scholarship.

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

In this day in time, parents are becoming more concerned about the well-being of their children. Every parent wants their ch...

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

In this day in time, parents are becoming more concerned about the well-being of their children. Every parent wants their child to be well-off and successful. The most difficult concern a parent can face is selecting which college or university to send their children to, as well as their money. Choices are the one things in life that we cannot get around as human beings. It is up to the parents to decide if they are williing to invest the necessary amounts of capital into their children's futures; by doing so, producing a major risk to their finances. Students also have the decision of whether or not they choose to be a success in their college years. The decision to study and to put forth the extra effort belongs to them alone. When researching the right college and how to make the most out of the college experience, one must research themselves as well. The responsibility of making one successful is not the colleges alone, it also is the student's responsibility. The parent's job is to invest in their children; the students job is to make that investment lucrative.

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

It's located in the chocolate city (D.C.) and there are plenty of opportunities.

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

It's located in the chocolate city (D.C.) and there are plenty of opportunities.

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

The most a person can make out of their college experience is to be themselves and not to "comform" to the norm that is on campus just to make others happy because in the long run, you will end up being extremely dissapointed and/or sad with the decisions you have made and maybe even regret your choice of school even if you love the academics/activities. Also, be active because it it a great opportunity for you to meet new people while working on a project or club that you love. In college, the saying goes, work hard and play a little harder, it is a nice saying but do not go overboard with the "playing" and let your grades suffer especially if you plan on going on to graduate or a pre-professional school because you want to look your best on paper. It is also extremely important to at least have research and/or internships throughout your collegiate career. Remember, this is supposed to be the best 4 years of your life so make the most of it!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Howard politics aka it's all about who you know and not what you know

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

Howard University is an academically challenging institution full of pride and spirit, and the challenges it provides makes i...

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

Howard University is an academically challenging institution full of pride and spirit, and the challenges it provides makes its students ultimately stronger and more prepared to face life in the real world.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew that I would have to have patience with myself, other people, and with the school itself.

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

Be patient with yourself, the people you meet, and the college you attend. College is a wonderful time in a person's life; don't let it overwhelm you, but at the same time, don't doubt yourself and your abilities. You can make it work; all you have to do is find the balance. Find the balance between studying and having fun, and know your limits. Remember that no matter what happens, your family will always be there for you and support you.

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

For parents, my best advice is simple; give trust and support. This is the first adult decision a child will make in his/her ...

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

For parents, my best advice is simple; give trust and support. This is the first adult decision a child will make in his/her life; letting them know that you trust that they know what is best for themselves and supporting them throughout when it gets tough means more to a young adult than most parents will ever realize. With ever-advancing technology and a plethora of social sites, research students should do to find the right college is a little easier (put those lessons learned in English class to use!). While the school?s site will spew wonderful statistics and facts, college is much more than that; what are all of these things REALLY like? A simple Facebook message could get the good, bad, and the ugly from students who have been there. I met one of my closest friends taking out the garbage. I loved a politics class I dreaded at first glance. These two instances paint a better picture of the best way to make the most of the college experience, which is to be open-minded. Overall it is so much less structured (which can be good and bad), so one should be prepared for anything.

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

The one thing that needs the most improvement ("worst" sounds so harsh!) is housing, namely just receiving it. More students are admitted than can be housed, and If a continuing student-- like myself this year--, does not get housing through our RSVP system, it is a nail-biting experience: from March until the week before classes start we are unsure if we can get a room, unless we give up and find apartments somewhere in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, which are pretty expensive even with a roommate and not always safe.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Other than housing at the moment, I do not find anything frustrating at Howard that I have not already built immunity to from dealing with in a life situation. I am positive that if asked, anyone else at Howard would say financial aid and other departments in our administration building (or as we call it, the ?dreaded A-building?), but I have been prepared, learning from their mistakes as well as some of my own, and things have gone pretty smooth thus far.

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

Young goal oriented African American students who work hard to show the world anything is possible.

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

Young goal oriented African American students who work hard to show the world anything is possible.

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

Go on college tours to get a feel for the campus. You may love what the web site has to offer, but you will not get the full effect until you have visited the campus. And, go where you feel comfortable. That is the most important aspect.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There are so many people who get too caught up in the social scene.

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