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


Every step and move you make in life has a consequence or reward. I grew up with only one parent and did a lot of things on my own. I ended up having a child at the age of 16, but still managed to graduate high school. Even though I became a parent at such a young age, I was still growing up myself. If I could go back to my senior year in high school, i'd want to tell myself to always no matter what do your very best and push yourself. I'd like to start telling myself that as a freshman. Everything you do in your academic career has an impact, and you need to understand that. Becoming involved in extra curricular activities may not seem cool when you're in high school, but it will give you experience and knowledge of so many new opportunities that will help further your college career. To make the transition easier you need to do well on your SATs and you need to do your research on colleges very well to see what fits you not only academically but also personally.


As high school senior I would finish high school to have better opportunities in college. I would do college searches prior to graduation to prevent having any educational gaps. Attending school right after high school allows for some credits to transfer. Doing this will shorten the long process of obtaining a degree. Also it is an advantage, it is good to learn new material while you're still young. As soon as I graduate I would work towards the degree intended. If I would have done so, I would be enjoying my career and all that comes with it.


Time travel is such a mysterious thing. We all wonder if it will be possible someday and reading this question makes me hope it is. After going through college and now going back, so many things come to mind. I wish I could let the 2001 high school senior version of myself know that everything you do and every decision you make will have an impact on the final years of school. I wish I had taken things more seriously in terms of deciding what I really wanted to do in the future. I never have regret but instead try to learn the most I can from mistakes. Going back to school has really made me realize how much I have grown in those nine years and hopefully I can excel from all of the mistakes I feel I made.


Making the transition from high school to college is a milestone one must go through in order to fully grasp. Throughout my senior year of highschool, former students would brag or boast about what an "awesome" time they were having at college, and how the freedom is unlike anything else, and speakers at graduation would talk about the upcoming responsibility we would have the following fall semester. This left myself and classmates questioning how college life truly was. Upon moving onto campus at the University I attended for two years, it was a life-changing event. I met various other's in the same predicament I was; scared, nervous, fearful, anxious, yet ultimately excited for the challege we were about to face. This would be my advice to any new and upcoming freshman: Be yourself, and venture out to make as many friend's as possible. Friendships are the building-block to something unfamiliar to a person, for friendships allow one to discuss fears, worries, questions, quarrels, and anything else imaginable. Personally, making a lot of friends allowed me to transition through the first year with little hesitation and regret.

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