If I could go back in time to my senior year, I would tell myself three things to achieve. First, I would make a database and background check for all schools that accept my application. The details would include: class sizes, academic advising, alumni comments, financial aid, scholarships, and accredidation. Second, I would take advantage of as many scholarships as possible and keep track of the results. Third, I would plead with my mother to stay with me in Indiana because the universities in Indiana offered me the most opportunities and financial aid. In conclusion, I would make sure that as a first generation student, I worked hard to be part of a university that offered me the most finacial aid and would help me be successful in all aspects of my life.