Lancaster Bible College Top Questions

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


First thing I would tell myself is to not drop out of high school, and to soak in all the education that I could. I would tell myself to pick up better study habits and never stop persevering. I would remind myself of how greater a future will come out of pushing through my studies, and preparing myself for life. I would say Yordania, don't allow yourself to fall victim to yet another statistic of high school drop outs. I would say how hard it could be to afford just going to school, an to push to get good grades and scholarships. Keep on the path to possibilities!


I am a transfer student. My senior year I decided to attend SUNY Delhi. During my first semester I became consumed witht he party scene and it greatly affected my work ethic. Towards the end of my first semester I decided to transfer to Lancaster Bible College. There was no drinking or night life and it was a drastic change I decided I needed for my self. This was a great life choice but it came with its downfall. Much of my credits did not transfer. Although I am a sophmore, the amount of credits I am place me in the category of "freshman". If I could go back in time and speak to myself during the time I made my college decision, I would urge myself to go to Lancaster Bible College. I want to graduate and start my career as soon as possible and my transfer has now hindered that. I will be taking summer courses to catch up. College is not free. An entire semester wasted at SUNY Delhi was not free. It was a $10,000 mistake that I wish I had the oppertunity to warn myself about in my senior year.


I would say: "Jesse, sorry that you've always been very different from your classmates, but you're going to have to remain different. Your intellect, your personality, your interests--all were made purposely, and they will serve a purpose. Don't get down, though, when times come when you are excluded by a group you wish to be so a part of--you will even be excluded by other Christians. Not because you've committed some egregious sin, but because most in the Church today have trouble with diversity in intellect, and they do not give as much thought to certain things as you. I know you're tired of public school, and that you wish to find people like you. You will here and there, but the purpose for which you are destined calls you above average joe-shmoe clicks and cirlces. Be confident in who you are. You have no idea of what you are capable of."


Don't settle for what is closest to home or cheapest. I did that my first year and ended up hating it. I would tell myself to take advantage of campus visit days, stay overnight, get to know people on campus before choosing a college. I would say it is NOT easy, it is very different, but to do my best!


Study a lot harder than you did and save your money. College is hard and expensive so be prepared for some hard times.


Take chances.


It is the best time of your life, don't waste it.


Its not as bad as it seems....just requires more work.


Go somewhere else to school. Look for something with more options.


Use your first year to take classes that offer a variety of fields so that you can get a taste of what you do and do not want to do. Take as many general classes from community college to keep your costs down,. As much as you may not like it, work during your school year, even as little as ten hours a week. It will help in the long run. Have fun. You only get this experience once. :)


I would probably take more time in the decision making process. Make sure to visit the school, that's what really won me over to LBC. Get in contact with a current student there. They'll be able to share with you the things that an admissions counselor isn't going to want to tell you.


Make a list of what you would like to see in a college and find a match! Search for scholarships and other financial aid that that can help finance this endeavor. When you are looking for a college, look for one that is going to prepare you for what you desire to do when you graduate. Don't search for the party school. Be open to meeting new people and making connections on campus, these people are going to make impacts on your life that will last forever! Get involved, but learn how to manage your time wisely. Keep yourself organized but not closed in your room all the time.


Please stop your uncle from committing suicuide and focus on God instead of your dad as an alcoholic. Really come to know christ and maybe you could save the lives of your family friend who shot himself and your cousin as well. School is the ay to know more about God and his plans for you. Life has obstacles we must face, but overcoming those obstacles make us who we are. Financially I am broke, but do not fear because we are getting a strong foundation of knowledge that will last us our entire lives. Hopefully someone will help financially towards a life I never though I would have. To be at this college is a God send and it makes me have hope welling inside of my body ready to burst. The only thing you will really struggle with is not with your hope or dreams, but with money. Money is a simple thing, but it gets lost in the complexity of life. Unfortuanately, money is needed to supply us with our dreams, but never give up hope on people and their generousity. Never give up on people inative sense of good and giving soul they were born with.


Make sure that you attend a college according to its reputation of academics. Most of the other aspects of college life are not nearly as important.


In searching for the perfect college, know what you're looking for, but be open to different ideas. Schools have websites, use them for basic research (i.e. do they have your major, are they in the desired distance from home, religious beliefs). Once the search has narrowed request further information be sent to you from a variety of schools. This will give the admissions office your information. So, write a list of questions which will be deciding factors for your final choice. When the admissions office calls, don't avoid conversation--use the list of questions. If at all possible, visit each school before the final decision is made. This will enable you to see the atmosphere on campus, glimpse the interactions of students with faculty and staff, explore the area for avaliability of stores, food, gas, banks and more. Don't ever be too timid to ask questions, you'll miss out on many opportunities, both legistically and socially. There are people who have been hired to answer you questions, have their name and number/email address stored somewhere.


My advice to students entering college would be to take advantage of your opportunity to learn and grow as a human being, emotionally, academically, and spiritually (no matter what religion you are). Find something you're even remotely good at and join a club; make friends everywhere you go -- class, clubs, jobs, dorms/frats/sororities/apartments, the library - anywhere! If you have a problem you can't figure out with your schoolwork, TALK to the professor! Most professors LOVE to hear from you! Even if you don't have a problem and just want to discuss further the things you're learning in class -- all the better! (your grades will probably improve if you do that too, by the way) Try your best not to get sucked into financial and social classings, like in high school -- we're growing up, it's time to get out of those boxes!


I would highly recommend that they visit various colleges, not just the top picks of the student. Often the atmosphere of the campus, the professors, and availability of resources and assistance are more imiportant than a school's prestige or notarity. I would encourage students to find a school that they feel comfortable in. If the smaller setting works for you than go for it. If you would prefer to blend into the crowd, that works too. Figure out where and how you are best able to learn and look for schools that offer your kind of atmosphere and alternative learning opportunities. Also, do not feel that just because you start at one school you have to remain there. I would not suggest transfering much more than once, but do not hesitate to keep looking within the first year if the school you are just does not feel like the best fit.


Do extensive research on the programs in which you might be interested in