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


Hello Self, You've made it this far. You're distended to finish college ou just need to stay focused. Remember you do not always need to pile on a heavy loads, it is ok to relax sometimes. You re smart and know your information remember when you take you tests relax and breath. You will be a great nurse. Remember when you have trouble or feel down you do have people in you corner that can help you and who you can talk to. You don't have to hold it in. You have a road ahead of you but stay on the path and do not deveate from it. Know hat you are going through a process, a process that will not complete itself over night. You will do great. Good Luck.


When looking to the past there are many things which come to my mind that would be a great idea to tell myself when I was a senior in high school. Yet if I had told myself anything I would not have made the same mistakes, and as result I would not have managed my greatest successes which arose from those mistakes. One of the greatest treasures in life are the memories and mistakes each individual makes. It is because of the everyday big and small rewards and downfalls, that I have gained wisdom beyond my years, because there is value in every action taken or not taken within life. Ultimately, if I could go back I would tell myself to just try my best, which is just what I have done with my life so far.


As a high school senior about to graduate, my companion was youth, and achieving the impossible had not yet been acquainted with the practical. I was going to go into college knowing exactly what I wanted to major in and what I was going to do with it. I had my ideals, but I learned the hard way about changing majors. Like a student cramming for an exam the next day, I labored over my career options and the best way to get there. Two unsuccessful major attempts later along with a short period of career research equaled a long period of delay for pursuing my undergraduate degree. People say hindsight is 20/20. It allows us the opportunity to look back on our lives and learn from our actions. Knowing about the expenses college tuition accrues, I would have counseled myself to start saving aside funds for college and to breathe easier while trying to figure out job profiles; that I didn’t need to adhere to the traditional undergraduate 4-year timetable. Everyone is different and it sometimes just takes a bit longer for people to find their niche.


The best advice I could give myself for college would be to get a roommate. Although I am a social person and met people in my classes, I wish that I had formed some closer relationships during my undergraduate studies. Attending a university where I did not know anybody made it a little difficult to make friends. Having a roommate is probably the best way to transition into college because a roommate is an automatic companion. This person is going through many of the same things that you are going through and sharing this experience creates an instant bond. Having a roommate also makes it easier to meet other people. If you live alone (especially being a scared college freshman), it is less likely that will you to go out and participate in social activities. For example, when I was bored in college, I would watch television. Television is not exactly a social activity and although I felt an attachment to the characters in my shows, they did not fulfill my needs for real friends. If I had a roommate, I would have been less intimidated to go out into the real world, rather than just watching it on television.


I would tell myself not to procrastinate or be lazy. After finishing one year of high school, I realized that education may be tough, but it is really important. I would say to be confident and be determined in everything you do. It is your life and you should make it the way you want it to be. And lastly, I would say to never give up and never think low of myself.


Dear high school Kyim, You thought you had it hard with AP classes? Well, make sure to learn as much as you can because when you start La Sierra University, you're not going to know what hit you! I know your sister has been telling you to have fun your first year in college but don't listen to her, trust me, it'll only bring more harm than good. You need to get at least a 3.7 science GPA in college if you want to be competitive for Dental School, so don't just mess around, I gurantee that you WILL regret it. Your life right now is pretty calm, so enjoy it. Don't give up piano; a couple of years down the road, you'll regret stopping. Spend time with mom, because you'll learn that she has stage 4 lung cancer soon and by that time, you'll be so busy with classes that you won't have time to talk to her. PLEASE put God and family as your priorities. They are the only ones that will stick with you through thick and thin. Only wishing the best, 3rd Year Undergraduate Kyim


I transferred to Loma Linda University from a community college and I have been learning so much more from everyone in this school than anywhere else. I love the fact that all my professors are devoted to teach and prepare us for a professional image. I love all the chapel sessions with interesting speakers who educate us how to live our lives better and how to serve our community better. The school's value is to make man whole which I found it very inspiring especially in healthcare profession. I am hoping to get more out of this school in terms of professional skills and values to improve my own self.


Dear Stephania, It's me, Stephania, and I wanted to give you a little bit of advice about college. Stay in school and know that your transcripts will follow you for the rest of your college life. Take all your classes seriously and really take some time to sit down and figure out what you want to do with your life. Don't let boys influence your decision about where to go to school. Although school is serious, make time to have fun with your friends because you will only be young once. Don't spend all your money and listen to dad when he tells to put away part of each paycheck. Life will put up road blocks and you might even fall into a few pot holes but pick yourself back up and I promise you will succeed. Good Luck!!


I would tell myself to plan some down time. I spent so much time studying that I didn't leave any down time and that really drained my the first quarter. Some down time is needed keep everything in persepective.


Figure out your major, then research the schools that best accomodate that major and or interests. Then, make friends, study, study, and study some more. Also making sure to take time out to do the things that make you happy and keep you sane, such asd friends and family. College can be extremley overwheling at times so don't neglect the people that truly matter in your life they will be there for you through thick and thin.


College is what you make of it.....so make the most of it


I think that starting early and not procrastinating on everything from classes to fincial aid to meeting new people. Te earlier you start on things the more chances you have to get your questions answered and to change things if they need to be fixed. Don't be afraid to try new things, meet new people, and ask questions. You will be surprised by how many people feel the same way you do. My first year at Loma Linda everything was completely new to me and I knew no one. I was very shy and did not take the time to get to know anyone for the first two quarters. I felt very left out and like everyone had known each other for years but during the third quarter I stepped out of my shell and started to talk to people and I made some good friends. On the last day of school one of those new friends said the very thing that I was thinking. " I am so glad that I met friends. I thought that I would be friendless." So just remember that everyone else is in the same place as you.