Marshalltown Community College Top Questions

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


If I could go back in time when I was a high school senior, the advice that I would give myself is to never procrasitinate. This advice has made itself evident in my life now because there has been times when I felt that a project or assignment could wait until I deemed it necessary to get started on it. Unfortunately, that used to be in the lounge two hours before it was due!! Now, I have realized that when an opportunity arises to get something done I should take full advantage of it. Doing so, can create a peace of mind knowing that you have accomplished that task. It relieves me of stress and worry. It also allows me to spend the time I've saved to build on my creativity and refine my personality to become a better person and thus be added to the other productive citezens in my community..


If I could travel back to visit my high school self, I think the first thing I would do would be to smack myself in the head and tell myself to stop being so lazy! Everything that I am struggling with now could be easily resolved if only I had gotten off of that couch or off the phone and done something productive for my future. I would tell myself to research colleges and choose one that excites me! Instead of what I actually did, which was to ask my friends and parents what to do, which then I ended up choosing one that they wanted for me, rather than one I wanted myself. I would stand up for myself and research scholarships so that I could afford a college of my choosing, and not regret a wasted year of my life. Not to mention the wasted money and personal turmoil I put myself through this year. Thanks to my high school self, I am now regrettably paying for not smacking myself earlier, literally.


The advice I would give myself would to be more prepared. Look into scholarships and grants alot sooner. And never ever give up on your dreams no matter how hard the path might seem.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself. I would tell myself to talk with the counselor more about my options on paying for college , other than having to get loans to pay for it. To be ready to do all the hardwork that comes along with going to college and to enjoy the freedom of time I have as a senior in high school. Also to make sure on the major I want to go after, before enrolling into college. To tell myself to stick with whatever life throws my way, cause no matter how hard the road gets it will be all worth it in the long run.