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


The msot valuable thing I've gottne out of college so far is simply the experience of it all. Knowing that you can't procrastinate and take your classes lightly, even the easy ones. The growth that I've made because of said experience is why my grades are good and geting even better.


I would tell myself to check out and take tours of every school that I was interested in. I would also tell myself to apply to several schools so I would have plenty of options to choose from when it came time to make a decision. Another piece of advice I'd have is to really think about what you want instead of what everyone else wants for you. College is a big deal, and choosing the right one for yourself is the most important thing.


College is a time to learn, but don't limit this to the classroom. Embrace being on your own as a time to grow in all areas of life. Finances, friendship, time management, traveling, living with others, and social skills are just a few areas of study. Treat them all with the same respect as your classes. As equally important, respect yourself. Don't cheat yourself out of opportunities of growth. Instead, have confidence in yourself and your potential. Use this confidence to be bold and adventurous while staying away from pride, knowing that you will make mistakes and fail at times, only to get back up and continue on. Lastly, seek council and advice from people older than you are. Learn from their past mistakes, so you don't have to learn the same mistakes the hard way. Respect everyone including yourself, and humbly learn everything you can in all aspects of life.


If I could go back in time, the first word of advice I would have to give to myself would not to be lazy or procrastinate, to work hard on any scholarships and to be more efficient and make all deadlines. I would focus on the fact that college is not possible without scholarships coming from a single parent home and to take it more serious. I would force myself to work harder for what I wanted and make more of an effort to finish my college and scholarship application to my fullest potential and ability. I would explain how hard it is to get into college once you graduate and advise myself not to take a break off of school and explain how you don?t have the same desire and aspiration to return once you get comfortable in your life. I would make sure that I pursue my determination, and to take my future and education more serious and to help make it a success, so that I can make something of my life and better myself.


I would have told myself to trust your gut on where you want to go to college. Don't let parents, friends, or significant others make the decision for you. You will be the one who has to get up and go to class every week so make it somewhere you enjoy and feel comfortable. Also, everyone is a little nervous the first semester of college so just remember to relax and have fun. Try to get to know at least a couple of people in every class. It makes going to class more enjoyable and if you have to miss class for some reason you have a source to help you out with notes and missed assignments. Lastly, don't be afraid to talk to your professors even if you are in a large class. Most of the time they are happy to help you with whatever they can and are glad that you are taking the initiative and showing them you care about your learning experience. Never forget college can be a lot of work but it's also about growing as a person and bettering yourself. It's the pathway to the rest of your life.


If I could return to give advice to my high school senior self, provided that I would not ruin the time-space continuum, I would offer one word: "Relax." Throughout my high school career, attending college loomed over me as a disaster waiting to happen, rivaled only by the coming of armageddon. After being told how important college is, how difficult college is, and how scary college is, I nearly had a panic attack. Even the smallest things seemed to affect my future. If I prefered vanilla ice-cream to strawberry, would that lower my chances? If I jaywalked, would I loose the HOPE scholoarship? Will being late cause me to miss some vital clue as to how I can survive freshman year? I would ask myself, "What if I choose the wrong college for my goals?" I would lie awake wondering, "Am I prepared?" I would wake up from nightmares of finals and essays thinking, "Can I do this?" The 2010 version of myself could easily anwser, "You make whichever college you are in your own by being there, and you can always transfer if you find somewhere else. You are ready. You can do this. Really, just relax."


I think the main thing I would tell myself is to get more involved and to make more friends. MTSU is large school, and it is easy to get lost in the sea of people if you don't find a club or group, and I think that I'm currently struggling with that. I would definitely tell myself to get more involved. I think it's really important to get involved with things in your school, because it makes it feel more like your school, and makes your sense of school spirit stronger. I plan on following this advice through the rest of this semester and the rest of my time at MTSU. I am going to join the Psychology Club, and try to attend meetings for some other clubs I'm interested in such as Women In Action.


As a high school senior, I slacked with scholarships, and figured my parents would provide the money I needed to attend the college of my choice. However, because of this thinking, I was not able to attend that school due to the lack of proper funds. Fortunately, I was able to attend another school that was much cheaper. However, it was not the place I wanted to further my education. If I had a chance to talk to myself as a senior, I would say that attending college is not something that should be taken for granted. College is a whole new world full of expenses. Make sure you apply for every scholarship possible, and communicate properly with the school. Know exactly how much money is needed to attend this school and cover all the bases. I would also tell myself to be responsible and grow up. College is an entire new step and life, and is not a place for irresponsible people. Make sure every decision will benefit your college career because you could lose it all. Your parents are not going to hold your hand. Making the right decisions is the most important thing you can do.


Obviously I would tell myself to,"take my time". When I first graduted high school, I was in such a hurry to grow up, and get out of my parents house. I actually went to the University of Tennessee Chattanooga before I came to MTSU. I was there for a very short time, and it nearly devastated me when I had to move back home and go to community college. Then I enrolled at another local university back in my home town, Austin Peay State University. After I was home for two years longer that I expected to be after high school, I realized that it was not my time to leave home yet. I was rushing, and if I had of stayed in Chattanooga when I first left home, I am sure that I would not be as successful as I am now in school. Not only am I more established now than I ever would have been then, but I am majoring in the job choice of my dreams, which is the recording industry. So if I could go back and tell myself anything, it would be "take your time", I have grown so much just knowing that.


Going into college expect to be organized, study hard, work hard, try to get the best teachers, don't let anyone stop you from getting your education and become your own person.


I would have told myself to go to MTSU instead of wasting the first year of college at Cumberland University. I would have spoken about being more interested in my grades rather than just my soccer scholarship. I realize now that college is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make and i would have tried to convince myself to make the best choice for me, which was MTSU. If I had it all to do over I would have been much more studious. I would have grown up and took initiative toward my learning experience so I could have kept the scholarships i had coming into my freshman year. I would have said "start with the end in mind", as opposed to doing what is easy or good for me at the time.


If I could go back and talk to myself in high school, I would say, ?I don?t want to change the outcome of your life because everything happens for a reason, but there are a few things you can avoid. College is a huge learning experience. Have a good time, BUT GO TO CLASS! It?s amazing how much you can learn if you attend class. Study a lot so you can make good grades. They are more important in the long run than any guy you meet at school. Be true to yourself; the guys won?t care about you more if you give them all you have. They will never fill that void it your heart. Don?t drink so much, it does nothing for you down the road, but lead to memory loss and pain. Whatever you do, join the Marine Corps when your brother does. It will be an unforgettable learning experience, and that is where you will meet your husband. Get out of the Marine Corps and go back to school. If I tell you more, then you won?t learn from your mistakes and become the woman I am today. Live and Learn.?


If I could give advice to myself as a high school senior about to enter college, I would tell myself to broaden my horizons. I would tell myself that life has no box. I would tell myself to blow past expections and look for the surprises that are coming. When I began college, I thought I already knew what I wanted to do. However, during my years at university I have realized there are many more things I am interested in studying that I ever would have anticipated. I wish I could have told myself to seize more opportunities early on, because time is so limitted. Courses such as English Literature and Free Expression would have sounded unattractive as a high school senior, but these are the courses I now enjoy best. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to dive into these subjects early on. In this way I could have discovered them sooner. I would be able to tell myself to be open to change and to embrace the pressures that now motivate me. If I could advise my former self, I would have utilized my college experience more fully.


If I could go back to being a senior in high school knowing what i know now I would tell myself to take the chance of appkying to the school of my dreams. It would be worth it in the long run to not look back and regret not applying to somewhere just because you think you couldn't afford it. Another thing is to not base your decision off of what your friends or family want you to do. You are the one who will being going to the school you choose for the next four years, so you should really make sure you enjoy it and like the atmosphere.


College is about discovering who you truly are. If you don't believe in yourself nobody will, and if you don't have a will to succeed your going to fail. Life is about taking oppruntunities and chances, so if you have one don't let it go. It may seem a little rough at first, but eventually you'll get used too it, next thing you know your never want to go back home.


I would tell myself to pace myself and stay focused. Iwould tell myself o learn better time management and come in knowing exactly what I want out of my college exprience and where I want to be in 4 years.


Biggest thing I can say- own your own decisions- good, bad and ugly. As I have gotten older, I have learned to ask for the help that I need, and to plan and organize better. I learned never to quit even though I have to work a lot harder than other students without learning differences. Use the support systems that your college has in place, and do everything in moderation; work, study, exercise, party, drink. Keep your social life to Friday and Saturday nights and you will see good results in your grades at the end of the semester. Show up! 3/4 of learning is getting to class and paying attention. Keep up with your work, and don't let everything slide to the end of the semester and try to cram it all in. Enjoy every day, because these are the good days. Soon you will have loads of responsibilities. Save money in an emergency fund, because there is always an emergency. When a friend is down, listen- don't walk away. It might be the last time you talk to him. Call your mom and dad - just text "proof of life." It will make them worry less.


In High School I was a very poor student I didn't want to go and I didn't enjoy any of my classes except my health classes. That is one reason why I decided to go to college to be a Medical Assistant. If I could go back and tell myself anything it would be to do good in High School because those grades really do matter. There is a whole other world out there and that is college. College is the best experience of my life so far and I would have 100 percent regretted not going. You have to be organized and do not procrastinate. I didn't start college until 2 years after I graduated High School if I went back to talk to me then I would tell myself to get going and start college right away. It will be to your advantage and the economy will still be good. I would have changed a lot about college if I would have known what I do now back when I was in High School.


I've always tried my best and my senior year was the same. I took AP courses and dual enrollment courses and really pushed myself to stay focused. However, if I could go back and talk to myself as a senior, I would tell myself not to think that I have to be like everyone else for people to like me. I wasn't among the most popular in school, but I felt pressured to be friends with them and to do the things that they did. If I have to be someone I'm not just to get someone to like me, then they aren't a true friend. Now, in college, I've found that making friends is a lot easier. I have made many friends by just acting myself. If only I had discovered this in high school, I wouldn't have broken friendships. I wish I could go back become friends with those who I've hurt and not worry about how I look or dress. True friends could've made the transaction smoother and more enjoyable. Also, friends are good study partners and could be there to supprt you as you make major life decisions.


I remember having such a mix of emotions during my senior year of high school. I was confused at which school to choose, nervous about graduating and leaving friends, and worried about financial aid. But more than anything, I was excited about starting my future. My first piece of advice would be to "go with your heart." Stop fretting over which college has the best extracurriculars or best cafeterias, and go with the university that you're going to feel the most comfortable at! Secondly, I would remind myself of when I was a Girl Scout, and the song I always sang- "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other is gold!" College is supposed to be fun--cherish the memories with your high school friends, but understand that making new friends is all a apart of the adventure that college brings! And third, I would probably be nagging myself about applying for financial aid. You never know how needed it is until you start paying for housing, books, tuition, and food! I would stress the importance of filling out that scholarship application, even though it seems as if I may not get it.


Relax and breathe, this is the beginning of the best four years of your life. Get adequate information about the schools you are applying to, and pick many schools in which to send your application. Your first year is going to be fantastic. You will make friends that will help you along the way and stay with you for life. Take a variety of classes so you can become well-rounded in different areas. Study hard because GPA needs to stay high if you plan to attend graduate school in the future. If you can, focus on school if you are not required to work. Barely getting by is not going to help you in the end when you have to demonstrate your knowledge on a subject. Remember, work hard, and it will all pay off in the end. Most importantly, enjoy yourself and your time in college.


If i could go back in time i would tell myself to stop slacking off. That we only get once chance to do things right in what we want to do for the rest of our lifes. I would tell my self not to take my education that im getting for granted.


If I could talk to myself when I was a senoir in highschool I would give myself advice without ruining the excitement of living the college life. I would tell him to get plenty of sleep and not procrastinate when you need to get work done. I would let him know to be as social as possible and expand his network of friends because they can be extrememly helpful not only with school work but to keep him relaxed and happy as well. College can be overwhelming at times and sometimes a little help from a friend is all one needs to not get in over his head. As for everything else I would let myself just go with it because not knowing what I have experienced is the best part of my stay at Middle Tennessee State University.


If I could give myself advice as a high school senior, I would tell myself to start thinking about what makes me happy, not my friends. I would let myself know that effort is the most important thing when it comes to doing good in school. I would make sure I was practicing good study habits and focusing on the things that matter most in relation to my future happiness. I would tell myself to start researching different universities; that way I would be certain which college suited me the best. I would advise myself to start finding ways to earn scholarships; and how much it means to know you earned your future.


If I could go back in time, I would be more focused on my future plans. I would spend less time socializing and more time studying. I would take more classes that would prepare me for college level work. I would have given a great deal of thought regarding goal setting and self ifentification. Often times, we go through life trying to please others, while not realizing that what others want for you may not be what you desire for yourself. Therefore, I would look at different fields of study in order to know which direction it is that I want to go. I would visit several colleges, ask every question, seek advise from counselors, and thereby make the decision regarding wgat the first step into my future would be.


You?re almost done with high school and want to go to college, but you?re thinking of maybe waiting twenty years. Let me clue you in on a few things. Sure, you can join the military and get married, but you can also get divorced, remarried, and divorced again and find yourself out of the military, out of a job, and pushing forty. Trust me, I?ve been down that road for you already. So, take my advice; finish your homework and get your head wrapped around going to college. It?s not so bad. At least in college you can focus on learning about the things that you are most passionate about. Then, if you decide you still want to join the Army and get married at least you will have a college degree to fall back on if you find yourself in the same bad relationships.


Doubtlessly, I had (or rather have) the same problem college students everywhere experience: knowing who I am, and finding what I truly want. Back in high school, I heard from countless people to be true to myself, but I had no grasp of what that meant. I ignored those people and insulated myself from their lessons. Like so many teenagers, I thought I already knew enough to get through life. There is little advice for me to give to this conceited teenager. Sound advice requires truth and answers, of which I have little. How could I give my old know-it-all self advice when I understand so little now? And yet, this IS my advice to myself: you must think about how much you really know. Lessons cannot be simply memorized, they must be understood. Don?t merely accept an answer, ask a question! For me, this is the only way to truly learn. Since I?ve been at college, I?ve begun to ask real questions about my life and self, and real answers have started to emerge. I?ve realized that I know far less than I had thought. And I?ve become sincerely happier for it.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have told myself to focus on school and work on my study habits. Once you form habits in high school, its hard to break them in college. I would also tell myself to choose recording industry as a my first major, instead of psychology, so that I would not waste time and credit hours - so that I would have a better chance of graduating in four years.


I would say to myself, I know you are spontanuase and like to see were things take you but please go look at the schools before you decide to attened one. The first college you attened you are going to hate you can't take a city girla nd put her in the country. Setting is an important part of a learning community.


Keep at it. Strive for excellence. You are a smart person and are capable of achieving so much if you put your mind to it. Jump on any and all opportunities to earn scholarships, jobs, activities, and events at the university and in the community. You will love MTSU so look forward without fear. Don?t worry too much about signing up for classes, in the end, things will work themselves out. Befriend professors in your department; they will be a huge help and valuable assets as friends. They will provide many opportunities and help open doors for you. Just have fun. There is such variety at MTSU that you will be exposed to many new things, however don?t be afraid of something just because it is different from what you are used to. You will meet new people and gain incredible new friends who will be extremely supportive. You will excel at MTSU, so hold your head up high and smile. Just be yourself and you will have few regrets.


The transition from high school to college is not difficult just because of a new type of learning. The college life is difficult to adapt to. My best advice to anyone going to college is to let yourself discover everything that is out there and try your hardest to really get involved with what is going on. The college experience is not fun if one decides to sit in the dorm room all day and surf the internet. The best experiences I have had have been those where I went out and met people and found people that I can relate to and be good friends with. Networking in college is very important, and it is important to meet people for this purpose as well. I know many people who have found careers through their friends, or people that their friends know. Never be afraid, or at least don't show it. Coming in as a freshman, be as confident as those seniors who intimidate you, do your work without letting too much of the social aspects of college get in the way, and just enjoy the next four years of your life on campus!


I believe that the most important part of college life is making sure that you set yourself up for success while in college. If I could go back and talk to myself when I was in high school I would make sure that I fully understood that before I got to college. If I had been able to understand that back then than there would definitely have been a few steps I would've taken before I got to college in order to have a more successful career once I graduate college with my degree. I would've taken more time to consider the life I want after college and figured out exactly how to acheive that goal. I would've gone ahead and talked to companies I might like to work for in the future to see if they had any advice or opportunities for me to take. Being prepared and focused on your future goals is the best way to acheive them.


If it were ever possible to time travel to my senior year, there?s a lot that I would tell myself. My critical advice is to keep your grades up because the second semester is going to be a confusing time for us. The issue of ?what we?re going to major?? or ?do we really belong to this college?? is going to affect that 3.65 GPA that I worked hard for in my first semester. Slacking off on assignments for the petty reason of disliking the college and the area is an inexcusable excuse for ruining the title of Distinguished Student, it proved to everyone that you did better than they expected and proof to yourself that you can do what you set your mind to. When you transfer to your next school, you?re going to bring yourself up again and not only get that title again but you?re going to surpass yourself by studying hard because that?s college. As a full time cashier trying to pay off the loans from my previous college experience, I would take advantage to time travel to my senior self and motivate myself to not give up.


Take college life very seriously and do not get pregnant until you graduate. Manage your money wisely throughout the semester to prevent too much emphasis on a job. That will only hinder your studying.


I would tell myself to stay goal-oriented because that's what college is all about. High school prepares you for college and college prepares you for opportunities and challeneges after school, the real-life. I would tell myself to not get upset at the small things and focus on the big picture, completing school with good grades and looking back at college as an experience like no other. Keeping an open mind would also be helpful. When over 25,000 students attend one school, there are bound to be many different types of different, diverse people ranging from prep, emo, homosexual, country and so on. But no matter what type of person that person may be, that person could be one of your best friends. Look forward to the future, live in the present, and feel blessed for the past.


I would tell myself not to waste my time on things that don't make me feel good as a person, and to always do homework the day it is assigned to avoid late turn-ins.


Dear High School Senior Jessica, College time is coming and I have a little advice as to how to make it the best years of your life. 1. Get involved on campus. I was kind of shy my first year. I only had a few close friends because I didn't get involved on campus. So get involved! [p.s. Don't even think about joining a social sorority just because you think that's the only way to get involved. Coming from experience, it's not for you.] 2. Avoid drama. College is a time for growing up & petty high school fights need to be forgotten. 3. Make friends with your roommates. If you don't, living with them will be unpleasant. 4. Learn to cook. Microwave meals can only take you so far. 5. ENJOY YOURSELF!! Love from me to me, College Sophomore Jessica


I would of told myself to go straight through the first time insead of stopping and returning at 30. That if I did this Id be better off financialy and not haveing to search for aid and scholarships at 30 when i got pell grants at 20..... should of finished then.


"Lord please help me!" That is a phrase that I have consecutively said since the start of my college career. Why you ask? Well, despite not having any financial support which causes me to be stressed from time-to-time, I AM A PROCRASTINATOR! In addition, the worst part about it is that I'm just know realizing it! Because of this, it affected my grades (although, I've brought/in the process of bringing them back up to great standards) which caused me to lose some of my school aid. Now, i've constantly been taking out loans which is helping me 'now', but is only putting me in debt. "Excuse me, are you listening?" said present-day Jheria. "I am and will promise myself to never do those things when I start college," said Jheria from the past. Too bad I didn't really get to have this conversation with myself. Thank you for your time.


First of all, use your graduation money wisely. You will have random needs while in college, and having the money to deal with these needs is always helpful. Practice saving money now so that you know how to spend and save it wisely while in college. Second of all, enjoy every moment you have with your friends, because, most likely, when you separate at the end of summer, you won't talk to them very often. You'll make new, amazing friends who will change your life, but remember those who are important to you from your past. Take pictures of and with the people you want to remember and print them out to put on your dorm room wall. Also, apply for as many scholarships as possible so you can get a room by yourself in your dorm. A single room will be easier to maintain than you think, and you'll be less stressed. Spend as much time as you can letting people know that you love and appreciate them. Don't sweat the small stuff, and be willing to work hard. School and homework should come first, then your social life. Don't forget to have fun!


If I could go back in time and give myself some advice about college I would start by telling myself to believe in yourself and that you are smart beautiful and capable of doing all that you set your mind to. Then I would tell myself that I have to work hard and don't let circumstances stand in your way. I would say don't let people intimidate you. You are just as good as anyone else out there and in some cases better. The transition is all in what you make it and people will learn to love you so don't change for anyone. Trust God in all that you do and remember to keep him first. He will lead and guide you through as long as you trust him. Don't be in a rush to experience the real world it's not going anywhere and you still have a lot to learn about yourself. Be open to what people have to say there is a lot that you can learn from others but you have to listen and don't be quick to judge. People are who will get you where you need to be.


Don't give up. Study hard and don't be scared to go out and make new friends at your college. Make sure you go to class everyday unless sick. Do all your homework and have fun.


"Hey Bill. I'm you from the future. We need to talk." "Yeah? What about?" "Your future, stupid. First off, all those loans you're getting for school, you need to remember that you have to pay them back, so don't screw around. I know, I know...You're going to say you'll study, but you won't. You'll spend too much time on girls, parties, and trying to fit in. Don't. You'll fit in naturally and you don't need to impress anyone. Make a schedule and stick to it. Grade yourself on your schedule at the end of the week and reward yourself if you have kept to it. All those pretty girls you see at school you can completely ignore, because the girl you marry doesn't even attend this college. Get a job on campus and lose the bagboy job; it doesn't help you going forward. You will fail out, guaranteed, if you do not put more time into studying your first 3 semesters." "Oh, and one more thing. Join a rec soccer team. It turns out you actually pretty good at it!"


As you make the transition from high school to college, just know things will be completely different. You have to become more responsible. Studying, a job, and sleep are all necessary. The dollar menu, Ramen noodles, and the school cafeteria, once despised, will become your best friends. Pay attention your senior year in order to do the best you can. Apply for at least three colleges, every job possible, and as many scholarships as you can find and then some. And don't believe anyone when they say, "You won't miss home." Sincerely, Chris


If I could go back to being in high school I would tell my self to relax. It is pointless to worry about what your school mates think about you. There are many different people in college and you will easily find someone who is intrested in the same things that you are. I would also remind myself that when applying for schools apply to the schools you want to get into, not the ones your friends are applying to. High school is not the most important or fun time of your life. The most important and fun time of your life is college. In college you start to realize what is important and work towards something you love and want to do for the rest of your life. A final thing I would tell my self is to study more. Partying is only fun at the time you are doing it, afterwards it seems like a waiste of your time. The more you study the easier school will be and the more relaxed and unstressed you will be.


If I could go back and give myself advice, it would be to take the time and work harder to make it into my dream colleges. When I heard about Tennessee's lottery scholarship, my family convinced me to stay in the state to go to school so I could take advantage of the state lottery paying for my college education. But I had no intention of staying in the state to go to school. My dreams were to go to Harvard or George Washington University in St. Louis, MO. However, my family has always had money trouble and there was no way they could possibly afford to send me to one of those schools. Towards the end of my junior year in high school I got completely discouraged about making it into my dream school, and settled for Middle Tennessee State University. Although I am glad I chose MTSU and am in my current major, I wish I had given myself the option to go to the places I had always dreamed about instead of letting money make my decision for me.


The advice i would give to my self wouldd be to pay attention life is no joke! Be serious and attend don't waste time and go to college as soon as possibe. I am 28 years old and if I knew then what I know now I would have been a whole lot better off


Knowing what I know, I would tell myself the important of focus and concentration on my work in order to qualify for more of the academic programs offered by the University and in order to not build bad habits that would be harder to break later.


I would tell myself, Margaret, there are doors out there open for me to succeed in Life. I would ask: the chosen career i have decided upon, well, am i sure? Yes, i will make this decision based on the fact and truth, knowing, that i wish to accomplish goals in my Life to have a professional job, this job will be my Life Long Chosen Career. I tell myself, that i am young and have my whole Life ahead of me TO BE WHAT I CHOOSE. Having Faith in GOD and in this career i chose. Accept that open door, learn this wisdom. I tell myself this: making important decisions will effect you, your family(s), your WHOLE LIFE, your whole being, that will last you a lifetime, right decisions with GOD, good knowlegeable College courses and classes filled with information that one can understand and comprehend WITH KNOWING that upon College Graduation that this job, this career i so chose that i WILL SUCCEED. I said to myself, do not give up on this dream. Enter this open door. Think positive. Learn all i can. Have fun learning. Stay positive. Grow with GOD in College to FOREVER SUCCEED!


If I could go back in time and give myself advice I would tell myself that college is not easy. High school is there to prepare you for college. If you do not take advantage of the lessons being taught through high school, college is not going to be easy. College is something that you have to commit yourself to. I have always heard my parents talk about how college year's are the best years of your life. College is a blast, but if you don't buckle down and really study college will not last long. As an incoming freshman I was very nervous. College life has been a completely new experience for me. It was difficult to transition from living at home to being on my own. The transition to college has really made me grow as a person and become a lot more responsible for my own actions.