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What should every freshman at Kent State University at Kent know before they start?


Personally if I could go back I would tell myself what to go to school for so I didn't take a few semesters off! Then I would be done already. However I would tell myself that the transition isn't as stressful as you think it will be. I would tell myself all of the good things about college and the things that are bad. I would tell myself how to schedule classes to put me on the best track to graduate while also getting the best cost for my money. I would tell myself to take as many classes per semester so it costs less overall and even though it is hard you will definitely be glad once it is over. I would tell myself to enjoy the time and make as many friends as possible. Relationships are good just to have friends but they also offer different ideas and perspectives and can help you in study groups. The last thing I would tell myself is to not get to caught up in school and forget about family. I would tell myself to still make time to spend with my family because they are very important.


The advice I would give my high school self is to word harder in high school, and to appericate high school. High school was hard work but also fun to, seeing our friends everyday and joking around. College is completely different I would tell my high school self to work harder and take it seriously because it has and effect on the college you get into. Also, college is alot harder, I was the kind of high school kid who payed attention in class never study and still would get and A on tests, now in college I have to study and read alot. So now being in college I do miss high school. Kids now a days cant wait to go to college, it not what it seems in movies, yes you can party but you have to put in alot of hard work and study time to get good grades and do well. To my highschool self I'd say work hard and dont take high school for granted because college gets alot harder.


To go back and talk to myself as a senior in high school, I would tell myself to be more focussed in the classroom and less focussed on girls, friends, and video games. To learn what you can and be very open-minded to all opportunities. If you don't understand something, don't be afraid to ask. No question is a dumb question. When mom wants to help you with all aspects of getting any and all information for college for you, including campus visits and her questions she has for them, don't be embarrassed and roll your eyes, she only wants whats best for you!


Advice from a future you, may seem too good to be true. It may seem a bad science fiction movie. However, I have some very important advice to my high school senior self about the college experience. Firstly, take some chances. College is all about getting an academic career, but it is about taking risks and exploring the community. By taking risks, high school senior me, I mean to join that nerdy videogame club no matter if you would feel like the laughing stalk of your friends or try changing up your rountine. By taking these risks, you will be able to really live the college experience instead of observing as it passes you by. This will help you meet new people, feel more confident and make your transition easier. So, my high school senior self, take some chances and gain new experiences. Also, don't slip in front of your professor. He'll never let you live it down.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself I would tell myself to save money, because there are things I need that my meal plan cant buy. Also I would do a better job of knowing the material I learned not memorizing, but actually learning. I would also tell myself to have fun, venture and do things I want to do because homework is time consuming based on what major you choose.


dont be afraid, believe in yourself and the things you are passionite about, talk to an adviser about the things you need to do to make your goals. If you start to feel stressed go see a therapist, they are great at not only listening and giving good advice but also giving you methods to help you cope on the spot with anything stressful or overwelming. Talk to others, email people about study groups, study a little bit each day and leave room foor a social life, everyone needs to relax everyonce and awhile and takeing breaks from studying helps you remember things you study. dont be afraid to admit you need help and interact with teachers, they care more than you think and are willing to talk openly with you about subjects, study methods, or just extra interesting information to fuel that fire inside your drive and passion for the class.


It is important not to be intimidated by the transition into college. After I was accepted to Kent State University for Fashion, I was very nervous about fitting in. The most important advice I would give to high school seniors is to be confident and to take chances. I have become a strong and determined person and I have learned so much about myself just in two semesters here at Kent State University. I was extremely nervous about the transition from high school to college, worrying that I would not fit in such an established program at a large school. The most significant decision I have made in my life was to attend a college without knowing anyone else here. I would advise high school students to take risks and be confident about their choices they make. You find your place in this world when you branch outside of your comfort zone! Ralph Waldo Emerson once said "Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” I would advise high school students to experiment with as many opportunities as possible, it makes for an impeccable journey.


As a college student that is almost finished with her freshman year, I have a lot of insight now that I wish I had had as a high school senior. When I was in 12th grade, I was so unsure of what I wanted to do with my life and what college would be the right fit for me. Looking back, I definitely think I should have gone on more college visits to explore campuses. The layout of the college campus is actually so important! Furthermore, I would tell myself to apply for as many scholarships as I possibly could! Back then, I had no idea where to start since there are so many scholarships to apply for. But now, I think the best advice I could give myself is to just start! My school, as well as others, offer so many opportunities for financial assistance and it is in everyone's best interest to take the time to apply. Lastly, I would generally tell myself to enjoy the college experience and not get so stressed over every little detail. All of this advice would have been very helpful back then.


Study hard in high school so could test out of basic classes in college.


If I could go back and give my high school senior self advice, I would tell her that she shouldn't be so nervous about the changes that follow graduation. Even though a lot will change, it's not as scary as she thinks. Her true friends from home will stay her friends no matter the distance, and she will make new, amazing friends. Classes will be challenging but nothing she can't handle. Moving away from home may seem scary now, but it will give her freedom and teach her to be independent. I would tell her that starting over in a new place with all new people will allow her express herself and become whoever she wants to be. College is where she will find herself and make some of the best memories of her life. Don't be scared for change because change isn't always a bad thing, sometimes it's the best thing.