Iowa Wesleyan University Top Questions

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

Kelsie

If I could go back to when I was a senior in high school preparing for the college life I would tell myself to study more than I did, to not procrastinate as much as I did, and to keep an open mind. College is a lot different than high school but I think it's better in a good way, I also think that sometimes in high school when the teachers told you that they were preparing you for college that they really weren't preparing you for what was to come. College has really changed my life and opened my eyes to a whole new world that I didn't know existed and could be so exciting. One last thing I would go back to tell myself is to not stress out over everything because if you stress too much then you will get nothing good out of the wonderful experiences ahead.

Jennifer

I have learned alot about myself at the college that I am attending. I have learned to push myself to new levels of work. When I felt like I could not complete a task, I kept on pushing myself to do better. The next thing I knew I completed what I wanted and got the results that I wanted. This goes with the rest of life. When you want somethng bad enough you will do whatever it takes in order to get the results you want. It took me until college to figure that out, but now that I know that, I know that I can succeed at college and with the career of choice.

Yurico

I believe that the most valuable experience that I have gotten out of attending Iowa Wesleyan is the friendships I have obtained. I strongly believe that it doesn't matter what college you attend whether at a big university or small private college, the frienships you develope will be forever lasting. My education is my number one priority, and just like many other students around the world who find themselves in the same financial position know that it is very difficult to pursue your dreams and career goals if the money is not there. Nothing is impossible, with hardwork and dedication you can make things happen, but just being aware that everything has a price , and it will all pay off in the end.

Heather

I would love to have the opportunity to go back and have a little chat with myself during my senior year at Fairfield High School back in 1994. I would have been 16 years younger and not as mature and wise as I am today. I would have two things to discuss with myself. Take all of my classes in high school seriously. I know I was a B average student. It would not have taken too much more effort to be an A student. The next talk with myself would be about waiting to start a family. If I knew 16 years ago that I would be going back to college at age 34, I would not have dreamed I would have a husband, three children and a home to take care of. It would have been so much easier to focus on my college career only instead of waiting to try and juggle three things at once. It makes life a huge challenge. It is wonderful to have a family, don't get me wrong. I wish I would have made different choices about my college career and family years ago. It would have made life much easier.

Laura

If I could go back in time to talk to myself as a high school senior I would say have fun. You are only a college student once. I would advise myself to stay on campus in the dorms my freshmen year. I believe living in the dorms is one part of college life I didn't get to experience. If I would have lived on campus my freshmen year, I could have still had my boyfriend and participated in more activities. I would also advise myself to get involved as much as possible. My freshmen year I was active in a soriety and participated in a couple of activies a week. Now, that I am out of my soriety, married, and starting a family I hardly ever go to extracurricular activities. I would suggest staying involved and making long lasting friends. Don't get me wrong, I love the life I currently have, but I have missed out on part of college life that many experience.

Madeline

You will be lonely. It is difficult to find friends who have the same goals and beliefs that you do because you believe in "Serious Fun" meaning you do not enjoy getting slobering drunk and skipping class. You are a good student who has amazing potential and great goals. Don't give up. Keep pushing to be your best and make friends with your professors, they will be the people that can help you the most. You will struggle financially because dad was unemployed for so long, but don't let it worry you to the point where you forget about your personal health. Take every good opportunity you get, the money needed will find a way. Call home often and stay close to those who make you feel your best. Chin up.

Wendy

As a college Student and young Professional Woman I am proud to be able to say that I have learned more than I ever thought I would learn in the Five years I have been a college Student. However, looking back now I am able to join the number of people who often wish they knew back then what I know now. Therefore the advice that I would give myself about the transition from high school life to College is that you are responsible for yourself. Although teachers take daily attendace, nobody is forcing you to attend college and I am only sitting in that seat each day because I choose to so it is my responsibilty to attend class on time and get the work done. Although I have encountered many caring professors nobody is able to carry you through this rewarding process but yourself. Expanding on my advice I would also enlighten myself on how important it is to stay true to the values my parents worked so hard to instill in me and not to follow the crowd. Just because it seems like everyones doing something not everybody is and its not always right.

Michelle

If I could return to my former-self and offer advice, I'd tell me to be more extroverted and less self-centered. The life before you (me) is mixed up, unpredictible and heart-wrenching at times, so be flexible, be centered in God, and don't try to control things that are out of your control. I would also suggest that through the hard times, the times when your (my) heart is breaking, rely on your friends and allow yourself time to grieve and cry. And as a voice of encouragement, you (I) am very resilient and will make it through. Listen to God, listen to Mom, and everything will work out. Don't worry about loosing the friends you (I) had in high school, because the ones in the college world are more honest, more open, more compassionate, and will teach you far great things than those you've grown up with. And home, no matter how small and insignificant it seems now, will always be home. You will return there many times. Use it to refocus, reconnect, and plan your attack. Good luck, and God's speed. P.S. be nicer to Mom and Dad.

William

Take a break before starting back to school. Don't attend a community college, start out at a private college like Berry or ITT Tech. Go as far as you can why you still have the time. It will be too hard to work a full time job and go to school full time. Take advantage of the free time that you have.

Amanda

Mandy, I know this isn't how you planned it, getting your GED when everyone else you know is graduating... but hey, not everything goes exactly as planned. You can still be ANYTHING you want and don't let anyone tell you differently. It'll be hard, don't get me wrong, but it's worht it. Remember what your goals are and stay focused. You'll had plenty of time to have fun when you're done with college and less worries about financing those excursions. It won't be easy, getting use to going to classes, and time management will be something you'll need to work on. But by the time you've been in school awhile you'll get the hang of it. Do your best, and since you didn't learn it in high school, learn how to study. Even if your best gets you a B in the class, you tried and gave it 100%. Lastly, don't be afraid to fail. Nobodies perfect, as we're both aware, and it's not the end of the world. At the time it may feel like it, but I promise, you'll live! Love- Me

Krystal

If I could go back to high school and talk to myself, I would tell myself to wake up. I would tell myself about the struggles of college. I would tell myself to study and take pride in my school work. I would also tell myself to be more involved with my school and community. I know i missed out on so many great opportunities that I will never get back such as, sports, fundraisers,plays,band, and even academics. I look at my classmates and all the fun they had in high school and i wish i could take back my years there. I would also advise myself to actually do homework and study for tests and not just slid by barely passing my classes. I could have studied hard and got good grades and even posssibly got scholarships for college. I now know how expensivie college is and how much hose scholarships would have helped me.

Holly

If I could go back in time knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, I would have all sorts of advice! First of all, I would talk about finances. I would advise myself to start applying for scholarships as early as my second or third year of High School. Also related, I would advise myself to start saving my money right away as it will be needed throughout college. Next, I would advise to myself to really look into my college choices and apply to each one that I have interest in and to make campus visits to each one of them. Campus visits really help students get a feel for everything about the school like campus life, academic life, and so on. Never settle for a college. Make sure you like the school as a whole and always stay focused!

Daniel

Knowing what I know now about college life, now that I have experienced the difference between college and high school. Assuming that I could go back in time and talk to myself in my final year in high school I would say, "you need to take your time, relax, you will make many new friends, college is very similar, and the only difference is that you are totally responsible having the power to choose what you want to achieve while in college." This isn't much I would tell myself and some of it seems that it may put pressure on my high school self, but only I would know what to say to myself in the past. high school was fun and it will be in my memory forever, my friends, family, and coaches. College it is just another step to my dreams, and I will enjoy every minute of it as I did in high school.

Amanda

College is an experience that you will never forget. Keep an open mind because you never know who you may meet or what types of new things you may do. Concentrate on all tasks at hand, but also remember to make the most of your time and all of your experiences. Some people aren't able to attend college due to family, personal or financial reasons. You are fortunate enough to be able to get an outstanding education, don't take a single minute of it for granted.

Drake

To go back in time would be great, but I do not wish I could go back. The reason is because if it was not for my action in high school, i would not have join the Army Guard. I am now a Aircraft Electrican. I chose to go to school when I got back from Iraq. The most important thing is that I met the future wife of mine. There is no good way to prepare for college life. You just have to take it one day at a time. If I had to talk to myself I would have said to apply myself more in school.

Nathan

Given the opportunity to advise myself on the transitions from high school to college life, I would focus primarily on balance. There are so many new experiences and freedoms associated with college life, and exeriencing as many new opportunites can help you discover yourself and expose your full potentials, and yet at the same time, those same experiences can sometimes overshadow studies and the learning aspect of college. College is a fresh start for many, and with thousands of new people to meet and hundreds of clubs, athletics, fraternities, sororities, parties and everything else, classwork can easily get forgotten in the rush of experiences being aimed at you. Another form of balance is being financially savvy with the money available to you. Decisions on living on campus, transportation, buying used or new books, food allowances, daily living expenses, paying for classes in loans or trying to work. These are all things to think about prior to committing to a college, as well as the type of lifestyle lived once there. Everything has a cost, and balancing necessities and desires can help you from incurring financial strains that end up adversely effecting grades and the college experience as a whole.

Esther

If I had the opportunity to go back in time and reflect on my high school senior years, I would write out or map out my educational plan and career plan. For the past years, I have been working fulltime and going to school, but I wish I had the funds I would have solely focus on my education and then worry about work after obtaining my degree. I feel like all those years of working minimum wage jobs was a completed waste of my time. If I were a high school senior again, I would take a lot of advanced placement courses and that will give me more college credit hours. High school senior years , is a time to start thinking what it is you want to do in life. For a poor kid like me it was a time to get out and find work. I should have applied for scholarships, grants and see what finanical assistance I could get to complete my degree. It is also important to get excellent grades so you can get into good schools. The advice I would give myself would be to focus and achieve my degree and my career goal.

Nicole

If I could go back and give my high school self some real advice about college, I would tell myself that life is waiting for you. Pursue your education now! Don't rush to start living like a grown-up and sell yourself short on your real dreams for a degree and a career. College may be hard, it may seem like it takes forever to get through, you may feel like you already did all the studying and tests and papers you can take in high school, but it does not compare with working a job you don't love. It does not compare to the difficulties of trying to be a wife, a mother, and working full-time all while taking classes and doing homework. It is much harder to do it this way. It takes much longer to do it this way. Pursue the highest level of education you can while you are young, knowledge is fresh at your finger tips, and you can give it your all without selling anyone or any part of your life short. It will be worth it in the long run!

Justin

If I was able to go back in time and talk to myself during my senior year of High School, I would tell myself a lot of things. The most important bit of information I would tell myself is to make sure I go to college with an open mind. I would tell myself to clear my head of all the ideas and assumptions I have made over the years of what college is and make sure I go there with a clear head ready to figure out for myself what college is really all about. Another bit of information I would tell myself to make the transition easier is to come in to school with a positive attitude. Don't come in thinking, "Okay, great another four years of school." Come in thinking that these are going to be the best four years of your life and that what you do here determines where you will be in the future. I would tell myself to make sure to take everything very seriously right from the start because if you don't, you will only make the college experience worse for yourself.

Yvonne

I would tell myself that I am capable of being college student and that the only person that could stop me from fulfilling my goals is ME. Believing in myself would be key to my success. Once I did that, the sky would be the limit. Working hard reaps great benefits. In college, the end result is not just a degree but preparation for a career that will pay great dividends. You get as much out of college as you put in. If you slack on studies, not only does your grades show it, but it makes it more difficult for you to get through the coursework ahead. Discipline is crucial to staying on track. This is a good trait to learn as it is applicable to developing good work habits. Accountability is learned in college as well. You are to come up with your own original ideas and produce work from your own intellect. College is an exciting opportunity. You will be actually working toward a goal (a degree) that will substantially influence the course of your life. Remain focused on the prize that awaits you.

Mark

Tell myself the story of how it is to be the age I am now just finishing my BA degree, and starting work on other endorsements. How much better my life over all would/will be finishing my degree and doing what I knew all along was my passion, to teach. Not wait so long in life to finish, so that I am starting over at my age rather than looking back at a satifiying career and thinking of retirement in a few years. Try to emphasize how much better life is or would be if I had done this many years ago. That no I don't regret my choices but feel that making wiser choices sooner would leave me in a much better position than I am in at this juncture of my life.

Regina

To observe several options before making a decision what your major is. Try to imagine what your life will be in fifteen years and concider what job would best fit you. Also, explore all of your options-for example, tour several colleges and/or Universities and speak to the administrators. Along with speaking to your high school counselor about all of your options, speak with someone in the field you plan to major in since many people do not realize exactly what the jobs entitle. Set your goals high and commit to making college your main priority.

Stevie

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would say to myself, "Okay Stevie you need to start getting into gear for college. You need to try your hardest while in college right off the bat. If you start trying your best right away and don't slack off, it will all seem like a breeze. Don't let yourself fall behind. Get things done, such as home work, as soon as possible so that there can be time for other things that you may choose to do. Remember Stevie College comes first. Don't let the fun things distract you before your school work is done. Don't get me wrong, you still need to get out and have fun but not too much fun. Now on a different note, although you will be trying hard to do well in classes, you need to keep your own mental and physical health in good shape. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. If you are feeling down talk to a friend of a counselor; don't keep it bottled up. Remember listen to your heart.

Mandy

If I could go back in time and advise myself as a high school senior, I would begin by telling myself not to be in such a hurry to move out on my own. I would assure myself that by staying at home I wouldn't be restricted in life as I once thought, but actually leaving so many more opprotunities available to me. I would recommend taking a variety of classes and having an open mind when exploring future career possibilities. I would suggest focusing on math, because it was the one area I have always struggled with and a skill that is necessary through school. I would let myself know about the value of getting involved in school activities and volunteer work. Finally I would remind myself to enjoy this time and get through it when you are young, because it is one of the few times in your life once you're an adult that you can focus so much of your time on yourself. Your future will happen whether or not you are actively involved in the process.

Trisha

I learned the hard way you have to be outgoing. When you first move, you're on your own and this is a challenge for many. My first advice would be to participate in as many activities as you can. Friendships make the transition to college easier and more enjoyable. College is a time for exploration and growing so my advice is to enjoy it! Also, make sure you know what you want to do in life first. If you have an idea, go for it. So many seniors, (myself included) felt that after high school, you have to attend college but if you aren't sure what you want to do with your life, take time and think about it. Once you have an idea, even if it's a year after high school, make the decision to attend college. By carefully evaluating your life and goals, you aren't throwing away valuable time and money on something that isn't right for you. Lastly, always trust your first instincts. If a situation or place doesn't seem right, then choose something else. Be open to new ideas. You know yourself best so always believe in yourself.

Brittany

If I could go back in time and talk to my self as a senior in high school, the most important thing I would want to tell myself would be to spend as much time as possible with my family. In high school you have so many people telling you to appreciate living at home and appreciate being young, but as a senior in high school all you can think about is getting out and being on your own for the first time. Living so far from my family and paying my own bills really made me realize how much my parents did for me and whenever they help me out now I make sure to tell them how much I appreciate them. If I could go back, I would tell myself not to take anything or anyone for grantid because you never know how much you really need someone until you are hundreds of miles away from them. Being in college has really made me grow up and appreciate everything that I have and if I could go back to me as a senior I would make sure I appreciated them then as well.

Joseph

If I could go back and become a high school senior again, here are some things I would tell myself, if I fail to plan, I plan to fail. I should have prepared myself for college. It takes alot of planning to make the college experience successful. Applying to schools, applying for scholarships, writing essays. These are things that should happen long before a student becomes a senior. It's difficult in college when you have to be concerned with finances. When you don't have many options financially, you should be looking for every opportunity to fill that gap. It will make the college experience more productive if you don't have the burden of finding ways to pay for housing, books, and food. When all of your basic needs are met, you are able to focus on excelling in your studies. I think it would have made me a better student, if I had planned in advance for the things I would need to be successful in college. If I had applied myself more in high school, I would have been more prepared for college life, and the financing it takes to attend college.

Ryan

I would tell myself just how important it is to do well in college. I would also tell my self not to get caught up in the campus life and stay focused on school work. After 4 years of hard work I will have plenty of time to have fun and enjoy things. At the same time relax and enjoy learning because failing a test is not the end of the world its just a test no one will get hurt.

Carman

I would give anything to turn back the hands of time and start my education at Iowa Wesleyan. I attended a community college to get my AA degree. There were so many students that attended, I felt like I was a number, rather than a person. Then, I came to IWC. Here I felt like I actually belonged. The professors were more than willing to help with schoolwork, even from their home. I would tell myself to stay focused on school, no matter what happened in life. I used to let the littlest things in life affect my schoolwork. After dedication and much needed ambition, I am successful with my schoolwork today. Making the transition from high school to college may be one of the most difficult things one may do, but chosing Iowa Wesleyan was the best choice for me.

Brittney

Firstly, I would recommend playing a sport. I am on the soccer team and it made the transition a lot easier. I had a solid base of people that I got to know very well. I also had a lot to do and keep my busy. It was nice so I did not have time to sit around and think about how I was homesick. Secondly, I would tell myself to try and get involved in more activites right from the beggining of school. The more you are involved in the more people you get to know and eventually start forming life long friendships. Lastly, I would tell myself that a small school is better than a large school. It is easier to get to know everyone on campus and have a wide variety of friends. Also I have found that people here are extremely friendly. It is nice to walk anywhere and always see someone you know. I have made several amazing life long friends in my short time at Iowa Wesleyan and I truly cherish the time that I have spent here.

Janie

Looking back on myself before high school graduation, I thought I was sure as to what I wanted to study in school and pursue as a career. If I were to give myself one piece of advice it would to be more open minded. Coming to Iowa Wesleyan College I was exposed to new classes and experiences. These different subjects struck my interest and ultimately helped me to choose a better fitting career path for myself. The liberal arts education at Iowa Wesleyan put me on the path that I needed to be on all along. If I would have not been open minded and encouraged by the college to take a variety of subjects, I might still have been settling for something that I would not be as happy in. Being open minded helps students to transition into college life. Especially for myself, this was the first time that I was really introduced to diversity and people from all walks of life. I am much more satisfied with where I am now because I took a chance and opened my mind to new possibilities.

Janet

Hello Janet, I would like for you to take some time to listen to me. I have some information you may want to hear about related to your future college experience. I recommend that you really focus on your grades and making sure they are excellent as this is something that can open many opportunities to receive a scholarship and mark you eligible to earn a grant. Start looking into SAT testing dates it is very important that you take your test soon so that you can show your score in your applications towards colleges and universities of your choice. If you are undecided in what university or college you would like to attend or undecided in what career path to take, talkt to your high school counselor or Career Services advisor. They will gladly help you with helpful information that will help you in your decision. Do not procrastinate and wait until the last minute to begin your application process. Be sure to fill out your FAFSA as soon as you graduate and to apply for CalGrants. If you plan on looking for loans carefully look into interests and what will work for you. Good Luck.See you soon.

Natasha

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself a lot. Not only would I tell myself to thin about my future more, but also that my grades and habits will carry over to college. I would want to think about if I was chosing to be a Music Education major because of my love of music, or because I want to teach children music. I'm sure I would change my mind and find that it was the education part that I wanted. I would hope that I would find a job during my senior year and not just focus on music/ sports. I would tell myself that I could do better than what my grades were showing, and that if I worked hard and focused on my studies, I would learn more but also be more prepared for college and the challenges that comes with college. I would remind me to stay true to myself and be the real me. I shouldn't change to make people happy. They should like me for me.

Maso

Advice that i would give my self as a high school senior would take about four days haha. My first piece of advice would be, get ready to feel and be an independant person. What some people don't realize is that, unless you are commuting at college, you will have to do everything on your own. Just last year i was at home playing videogames and watching my mom go grocery shopping, doing my laundry, and cleaning the dishes. This year in college, im the one doing the things my mom would do back home and some people can not handle it. Also, everything you do in high school will no longer be acceptable in college, i mean everything. I no longer have my mom waking me up when its time for school, I no longer finish football practice and go to a home cooked meal from my mom, I no longer throw out quarters and give them away because i know i will need them to do my laundry, and last but not least, being a procrastinator in college will be the worst Decision you ever make because the more you procrastinate, the more work will pile up

Renee

Life is unpredictable! Have a plan! Decide what you want to do when you grow up! If you are still undecided, take all of your general education classes first! Go to a community college first! Do not take more in student loans than your tuition, fees and books cost you! Even if you feel lonely, stick it out because it can only get better! Think with your brain, not your heart! Always go to class. If you just show up for a class, you will do 100% better than staying at home in bed! Study, study, study! Try not to procrastinate! Never give up! Stay focused! Smile and stay positive! Have fun and take some risks! Make friends, they make the rough times better! Life will never be like "the good old days" when you were a child! The biggest advice I can give is to flexible because you never know what life is going to throw at you!

Jennifer

If I could go back in time and give my high school senior self advice about college life and making the transition, I would most likely tell myself to not be so stressed and just go with the flow. During the summer before moving 2 hours away from home to go to college I was a nervous wreck. I was stressed about every little thing; getting all the cute stuff for my dorm, how I was going to get my books, what if I didn't make any friends, etc. However, now after making that transition I know it wasn't as scary as I assumed it was going to be. We had three days of orientation that told me everything I needed to know and there were so many upper classmen ready and eager to help me with all my questions. And all of the freshman were in the same boat, so we all seemed to ban together and I made friends within the first hour of being there! I know if I would have told myself this when I was a senior, I would have been able to chill out and relax during my last summer before college.

zhihui

College life is a transition of our lives. We will become mature and forward-looking. During the study I can understand what I want and what I need. 1. Spend more time to communicate with others and listen to others' ideas and suggetions. Do the best to be a nice person to everyone around you. 2. Work hard. If I want to go to graduate school to continue my study and pursue my dream, I need to word hard and get a high GPA. 3. Service learing and intenship is very important in college life, it will improve your life skills, and teach yoau how to have a kind, and an accomodating heart. So whenever you have free time. do this.

Brian

Life isn't about what you know, but who you know. As long as people are on your side, you can accomplish things that you may have never thought were possible. All the talk about college parties are true. They happen on the weekends, and kids tend to do things that they may not have done if they were not in the condition that they were in at that time, but that does not make them bad people. They still understand what is right and what is wrong, even if they may not remember where they are. Always be yourself. People respect the fact that you are willing to be yourself and strive for your own goals. When you have a problem, there are plenty of people to talk to. Problems will arise, but you will have many friends to talk to about them. Faculty and staff can also help, because they are interested in your success as a person. The final thing to remember is family. Friends will come and go, but your family will always be the backbone of your success. It is important to stay in touch with your family, because they are your biggest fans.

Kati

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself that it is socially acceptable to go to a junior college. I would tell myself to go to Parkland College because my high school did not adequately prepare me for university-level coursework. Going to this school would have made my college transition academically easier. It would also prepare me more socially because it would force me to branch out with people, rather than just look to my roommate in my dorm. Furthermore, I would tell myself that drinking is not as important/fun as everyone says it is and that iit's not "part of the college experience." I would not let myself feel less fun, less attractive, or less entertaining for not getting drunk with everyone. I would also tell myself not to look for affirmation from men, like most women did in high school, and continue in college, as this leads most women into relationships that are destined to fail. Knowing this would make my transition to a college women would have saved me heartache, lonliness, and pain. However, I am a better woman because of it.

Stephanie

I would probably tell myself to take a year off to really find myself and to really decide what it is that you want to do in life. I love school, but I went straight to college after graduation and within the first two years was burnt out. I would also tell myself that yes college is fun; but, if you really want to get the most out of your college education than you better make sure that you are fully ready to accept the responsibility. College is not like highschool, you pay for your classes and the professors do not force you to attend classes or even to turn in your assignments. But guess what, whether you do what you are supposed to or not, you still have to pay for the classes you signed up for; even if you fail or just decide to change your major half way through your second year. My next bit of advice to myself would be to get everything you can out of the classes you take, don't just do what you have to so you can get a C, the A is always more rewarding.

Blake

KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!!!! As an athlete I concentrated hard on developing my skills and body, and although I still receved good grades in high school I didn't apply myself like I could and should have. Future Self (FS): "Hello you handsome devil. I have been sent back in time to help you realize your full potential as a person. You have an oppurtunity to be better, do better, and make everyone around you proud to be associated with you." High School Me (HS): Dude, why are you wasting your time talking to me? You need to start selling those time machines and rake in the cash!!!" FS: "Just listen. Trust me; education is the key. Knowledge is the key to success. For example I saw you working hard lifting weights earlier. Do less reps at a slower pace on your sqauts and you'll get stronger as well as gain more mass." HS: "You do know your stuff huh? So whats the catch? Is this some kind of deal?" FS: "No not at all... All I wanted to do is to help you realize that if you apply yourself harder in school, your potential is limitless..."

David

Start college and dont stop till you reach the top.

Davis

First of all, I would love to go back to being a high school senior. I would take high school more seriously. High school, for the most part is simple, and that causes students to enter college unprepared. I would try to further push myself intellectually because college is all about critical thinking. I would have skipped the parties and the late nights and instead studied and started thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. Entering college I had no idea what I wanted to be, I just always knew I was going to college to play sports. But you can't play sports forever and I would have to get a job and career sooner or later. Start looking and studying about different colleges early. Learn about what you are looking for in a college and make your choice based off of those things. College and growing up comes much faster than you think. You can't be young forever. Build relationships with your teachers and peers. Get your priorities straight. Everyday could be your last. Good luck kid!

devon

IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND TELL MYSELF ABOUT THE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE I WOULD HAVE TOLD MYSELF TO PRACTICE STUDYING SKILLS BETTER. I WOULD'VE ALSO TOLD MYSELF TO BE READY TO SEE A NEW ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE THERE ARE NE PEOPLE OF ALL DIFFERENT KINDS IN COLLEGE. I'LL TELL MYSELF THAT COLLEGE MOVES MUCH FASTER THAN HIGHSCHOOL AND BE READY FOR THE SPEED OF THE INSTRUCTORS PACE. ALSO TO BE READY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND BE MORE OF A PROFESSIONAL IN PUBLIC.

Heather

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, the first thing I would want to tell myself is that it is easy to lose sight of the person you think you are in college. Sometimes, you try so hard to fit in that you get caught up in a lot of drama and it makes it difficult to sty focused on your own goals. When you first get to college you think that everything is going to be different and your whole life is going to change, and it does, but not always the way you think it is going to change. So the main thing I would want to tell myself is to remember who I am and hold on to that and never let go despite what other people think and/or say. Remember who you are and what you want and keep it in you sights so that way you can accomplish everything that you want to accompish in your life. There are no seconds chances in life, so take risks, but be careful and follow your heart. Never regret anything.

Kate

I would tell myself to follow my heart and not listen to what the incrowd wants and to listen to my advisor, especially during her crazy stories about her life. Study more and learn how to manage time more wisely. Join the sorority the first semester because they will really be like your sisters, especially Mary she will show you how to be a great leader. Do not worry about how many clubs or majors you will have it will all work in the end and you will be highly respected on campus and will be a better individual from it.

Tyler

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior i would have plenty to say. I think the most important thing I could tell myself would be to enjoy life and not take my friends and family for granted because you'll never know what could happen to them. I think that would be the most important advice I could give myself. I think that in the last two years I have learned that life is short and that you should enjoy it. That you should make the most out of what God gives you. I have lost a good friend since my senior year. I wish I could go back and tell myself not to take my friends for granted.

Allison

During my high school career, academics were not a struggle for me, however I spent too little time taking the initiative to study much harder than what I had to or to complete additional research on areas of interest. As I picture my young self as a high school senior many years ago, I would tell this bright young lovely girl to not take my college education for granted. With the devastation in other parts of the world, it is now amazing how I am able to deeply appreciate the small library my college has or the small town libraries. Therefore, I would tell my young self to spend as much time in that college library and read all the books I have time for. I would encourage my high school self to not worry so much about the grade, but to focus on the learning of the material. I would also make my young self promise to not take a break from college until she had completed at least a masters degree or even a doctorate. I would hope she would listen!

Stephon

As soon as my year started as a senior, i would be searching for the college of my dreams, practicing for the ACT, setting up campus tours , and speaking to college coaches about there atlhltics programs. Most importantly, i'll be asking the schools a whole lot of questions. How many students attend this college? What are the featured majors and minors that you offer? How much does it cost to attent your college? What is the majority race in the city or state of the college? Do you have any organzations for students, and if so how many? What are the requirements that need to be met in order for me to attend this college? Do you have any types of scholarships, if so what kinds and how much are they worth? What is your percentage of deaths on the campus, in the city or state? Do you have free totouring? How big are your dorms? How many men/women attend off campus? Do you have campus police, if so what time do they began and end there dudies? Whats the percentage of dropouts, the percentage of rapes, and the percentage that get a degree. Did they go there?

Amanda

If I could give myself any piece of advice, it would be to get involved with anything and everything, but don't care too much about what others think about you. Don't be afraid to be yourself, there are always going to be people who dislike you, so there is no point in putting on a play for those people. You will find your true friends by allowing yourself to be accepted for who you really are. I would also have to say, just being willing to truly accept who you are, no matter the faults. The more you accept yourself the more confident you will be in your abilities in and outside the classroom.

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