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


Do not expect anything out of anyone. One goes to college to get an education, not to make new friends. Even though you may not have many friends now does not mean you will make them just yet. Do your homework as soon as it is assigned, try not to prostinate. It's easier to homework when it is first assigned than to put it off. Only go to parties when all of your homework is done and you can spare the money. It may or may not be worth it. Speak up for yourself. If you do not like something, say it. If someone trys to put you down, keep your head up and do not listen. Remember this quote: “Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Because Those Who Mind Don't Matter and Those Who Matter Don't Mind.” Stay true to yourself! Strive for the best! You are very intelligent.


I would tell myself to be more focused. I would tell myself to study more during the summer. So I would be more preparde.


I understand that high school was fun and you cannot think about anything past this point. Let me be the first one to tell you that this is just the start for you. I want to tell you that everyday counts towards you being sucessful. You may only think about local competition for jobs, but you must consider that there is global competition. If you want to become a great engineering,you will have to not only to dive into the theory but strive in the practice and application of this theory. There will be brand new things from the people around you to the place where you may call home . You should not fear this change but rather accept and cherish it. Start your own path and continue on it until you reach your goal of graduation. There will be many things that take you off your path, but you must remain yourself and focused.


Grades come first! You can enjoy you're college experience and still have great grades, don't let anyone tell you different. The transition from high school to college will not be easy but as long as you remain true to who you are, you will be fine. I know you may be nervous, and want to fit in but don't forget what your parents taught you at home and how you were raised. People will love you regardless. Get involed in college! Networking is everything. Go to college with an open mind and mind. Try everything at least once, if you never try you will never know what you like and what you don't. These next four years will be the time of your life! You will begin to finally grow into yourself, and it is truly a beautiful experience.


If I knew what I know now as a senior in high school, i would have participated more in clubs, and would have been into more student activities.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to plan ahead for each semester as far as money is concerned. Sometimes financical aid do not cover everything and that it's hard trying to get the remanding money that you need. About two years ago I had to miss a semester because I didn't have any money for school. So I worked and saved money for the following semester, so I can go back to school.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, the advice that I would give myself is surround yourself with non toxic people. Your environment should always be positive and uplifting. Also, when you are blessed with an opportunity, take advantage of it. Have an open mindset, be willing to educate yourself on different cultures, ideas and concepts. Attending a college or university opens a variety of doors and having a college experience is one that you would not want to miss out. Colleges help you grow. Be wise and have fun.


Stay on track, dont let anything or anyone get you off track of what you want to do. You can forget about going out with your friends and having a job while your in school because those are distractions. Your main focus should be maintaining as high grade point average as possible and getting ready for college. Make sure your checking into colleges that you like and have ample time to visit because you don't want to choose a college you really don't want to go to but you just chose because it looks good on their website. Even though it may be your last year in school and you think your pretty much finished, nothing is finished until you walk across the stage. Until then, you should be working to your full potential. There is never anytime for slacking. Remember that colleges look at your final transcript and because you've been accepted to that specific college doesn't mean that they can't revoke your acceptance. Take everythingas serious as possible and talk to current college students to see what advice they have for you and your transition from high school to college.


If I could talk to my former high school senior self, I would tell myself to slow down and enjoy the ride. I have had a rollercoaster of a time since I graduated high school. I enlisted in the Air Force, met some amazing people, fallen in love, fallen out of love, gave birth to my son, and started college. All of these have shown me how to manage my time and prioritize. I would also tell myself to take time to have a life outside of school.


Do not get "senioritis"! Stay focused even though you've applied to your schools and have gotten responces back. If you take that lazy break senior year it's that much harder to adjust to college classes in the fall.


I was always education oriented. I always stayed on top of my school work and my grades. I never allowed myself to be peer pressured into drugs or skipping school. Some advice that I would give to other is to know who you are and don't allow space for negativity. Going to college is a huge transition for some people. Just keep in mind that your main goal is to get an education and to establish a career. If you stay positive and remain focused, the sky is the limit. Always remember to dream big and stay encouraged. Times do get hard, just remember that if it were always easy, then it would really be no justified reasoning to do it. College is too expensive to come and flunk out. Do not be distracted by peer pressure, partying, and lazyness. It is a lot of work so come prepared. Allow time for studying and relaxing. You need plenty of rest to be strong enough to succedd. Stay positive and remain alert and focused. Transitioning from high school to college is a big step in life. It displays growth and maturity.


The best advice I could give to my high school self is to APPLY APPLY APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.


I would make sure to tell myself to focus on my self confidence because with confidence you can accomplish anything . Great grades, facing fears, and and knowing your self worth. College is more then books its a journey on trying to find your self among all of the other distractions nand making sure you are full prepared for the real world. If you master the advice given im sure you will succed to the fullest.


I would advice myself to have a good idea of what career i am mostly interested in. I would research the universities I am interested in apply and know what are strong programs at those university. I would also apply to as many scholoarships, and grants as possible. I would tell myself that when it comes to my undergraduate university, I should attend the most affordable school.


I would very much let myself know the importance of developing my technical and organizational skills and abilities. I would also learn the importance of developing my skill set and also learn the importance of internships, leadership programs and research opportunities in my college career. I would also enlighten myself about post graduate measures, the importance getting a masters degree or an MBA. I would let myself understand the committment involved in electrical engineering and start to build up my knowledge in my major at an early age. I would also be able to compare my major to other disciplines so that i may understand the which focus in electrical engineering i would like to be involved in, as electrical engineering is a very vast field. I would encourage myself to be very studious, hardworking and willing to learn. I would develop a good knowledge and network by learning to interact well with my collegues and also attend various engineering related conferences and information sessions. i would also engage in various pre college engineering programs and lastly I would also learn to strive to be the best in everything i put my mind to do.


If I were to be able to give myself advice about college. I would tell myself to make time to study, all the time you can afford. It is not fun losing aid because you choose to hangout with friends or just put off projects until last minute. And if you have a question about an assignment, ASK! I have learned this the hardway, do not try to "guess" what the teacher wants, just ask. Stop by their office and let them read/see the assignment, most teachers are more than willing to give advice and steer you in the right direction. And if that teacher won't, ask another teacher even if it is not their class. I have not met a college professor who didn't want their students to succeed. Always, and I mean always double check due dates. Even if you have it written down, double check a few days before to make sure that you have the right date, nothing is worse then showing up to class empty handed because you got confused on what day and assignment is due. And most of all, enjoy the experience. Learn everything you can.


HAVE FUN! Life is too short to miss out on things because you are worried what you look like. Throw that bathing suit on, get in the ocean and SWIM! Don’t wait until your junior year of college to take a computer class. Get into it early, you have a knack and one day you’ll make a career out of making web sites. I would also tell myself strive for perfection and do whatever makes yourself happy. Go play Soccer!


I would tell myself to listen closely in class even when you don't understand something. If not being able to understand something was the case then I would tell myself to go see the teacher after class. i would also tell myself to don't take a single class for granted take advantage of free education. Finally i would remind myself of the major I ended up Persueing and to take classes in high school that would help me better excel in college.


I would tell myself to keep up my grades. i would also tell myself to start appling for scholarships as soon as possible not to wait until the last fews months before school starts.


Jansen, you are about to enter the real world and you need to understand that you are not a child anymore. It is time to open your eyes to the possibilities and responsiblities. The whole world is out there for you to grasp, you just need to take the first few baby steps that will benefit your life greatly. Always stay ontop of things and trust in yourself to make the right decisions in life. There are always time for fun and such, but time is only limited for you to achieve the long term goals you have/will set. You must understand that relying on others is not a good way of living, but to ensure success you must watch for your own achievements. Set goals and follow through with the plan. The only person standing in the way of your success range is yourself and you no longer need to stand there and contimplate about the issues at hand. Fight through it and you will walk the right path. Follow this advice and I am sure you will craft a master piece that we will look back upon and be proud.


1. Discover: Get involved into activities and discover what really interests you. Even if you do not know what you want you will eventually come to a conclusion when you have different options to choose from those activities. 2. Hard work: Once you figure out what you want to do work hard to accomplish it. 3. Persistent: Constantly strive to keep up with the hard work. 4. Success: Once you have maintained you hard work you will be successful.


Get ready for college, girl. It's not going to be all fun and games and it is NOTHING like high school. You have to study and buckle down. This is your future and you need to be 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} dedicated to it. There will be times where you don't want to study or blow it off until tomorrow, but don't do it. The longer you put something off, the worst it will be for you in the long run. You need to stay focused on your goals and don't let you social life get in the way. All the fun things you want to do will be waiting for you once you're done. There are so many set backs that will halt everything you have worked for up to a certain point in college and then there will be a block that you cause with your lack of dedication. Stay strong and push through. It'll be better once you finish and finally get that degree!


apply myself more!


Stay focued do not take college for a joke. Be prepared and understand this is your life and no one can determine your future but you.


Make sure that you focus and pay attention in your classes colleges definitely look at grades and testing scores. Save as much money as possible, school is costly!


Choose a college that has career opportunities, professors that will help you on the right path


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would stress the importance of time management. I realized while in college, time management could be the difference between an A and a C. In high school time management was not as important as in college. I was able to study the night before and still maintain stellar grades. In college studying the night before was a total fail. Not only did it reflect on my tests, quizzes and homework, it reflected on my responsibilities as a college student. Once I realized how important time management was to my success in college I changed my whole mindset. I started to study every day and complete assignments the same day it was given. As a result of managing my time I was able to obtain a 4.0 spring semester of my freshman year of college. Even though I did not receive a 4.0 in the fall semester of my freshman year, I learned valuable information that developed me as a college student.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself in highschool, I would say not to worry about being social so much and to concentrate more on grades. I would say this because the transition from highschool to college was a little rough on me because in highschool I wanted to be very social and I found out quickly in college you need to worry about grades more. I would also tell myself not to worry about things you cannot control and to do the best you can in every situation in life.


The greatest advice given would be learn to manage your time before you get to college. In high school you have an authority over you all the time but college is totally different, there is no one making sure you come to every class or do every assignment. Learning to mange your time beofr entering college will make your transition so much easier. Poor time management will lead to you missing class, which is the worst thing to do in college; missing class will lead to missing assignements and your grades will deminish to failing so quickly.


If I could give advice to my high school self, the best I would give is don't give up. Don't think that you're not smart enough or strong enough to do or be what you want. If you dont score as high on the ACT as you want.Try, try, and try again. It doesn't hurt you, it could only help you, dont give up. When it comes for applying for colleges, apply to as many as you possibily can. Dont give up because one school doesnt accept you or you can't afford it. When you do get accepted to the school of your dreams, get involved . College is going to be where you find out who you really are. You're away from family and your parents. You have a sense of freedom, but dont go to crazy. In the end everything will work out, keep your head up and be the strong black woman that I know you are.


Olumide, "apply to colleges as early as possible," something so simple will save you unneeded stress and time. If you don’t apply to all your colleges by November, when December and January comes you’re in for a rough senior year. Back to serious talk, Olumide, I found out your taking math analysis instead of pre calculus. I know it’s an easy "A" but it’s a terrible decision because engineer major need to know calculus. If you take pre calculus you will have a basic understanding of calculus and on the college placement test you will save a lot of money. Since we are already on the topic, I’m going to ask you a serious question how do you plan on paying for college, and don’t tell me you’re going getting a track scholarship. I know track is important to you but don’t always focus on sports because your brain will take you a lot father then your body will. I can also tell you a person will always respect a lawyer more then they respect an Olympian. So always stay focus, work hard and enjoy your senior year.


Lookin back on the High School/College transition, the biggest advice that I would give myself, and that I give to those I know currently in High School would be to make wise life choices. More than just the typical, "Don't Do List" I would suggest a "Do This" list. That list would be topped off with encouragement to take Post Secondary Enrollment Option classes. Obtaining the most college credits in High School is extremely beneficial in multiple ways. First, it cuts the cost of college down dramatically. As a High School student, most people do not realize the extent of what things actually cost until they get slammed with paying for college. Second, I would say that it gives students the upper hand in finding future jobs when they have graduated earlier than the rest of their class. Finally, I think that PSEO is benefical because of the self discipline that it teaches students.


If I could go back in time and give advice to myself during senior year of high school I would explain how these next few months would be some of the most important ones of my life. I would tell myself to apply to any and every scholarship that I can find to help fund my education. To get involved in outside clubs like volunteer groups to exand my horizons. There would be so many things that I would tell myself to help better prepare for the real world.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, there would be three main points that I would advise. The first main point would be to do more scholarship applications. I feel as though I could have gathered much more money for college if I had not procrastinated as much, and applied for more scholarships. The second tip that I would advise would be to enjoy the moment. There are a lot less responsibilities that I had when I was in high school, as opposed to now that I am in college. I wish that I had spent more time with my friends and family, and just relaxing and enjoying the "good old days", when I was less busy. My third and final tip would be to study more in math, and reiterate on other material. If I had studied more, I would have performed better on the math placement test, but instead, I was placed back in to Pre-Calculus because I couldn’t remember some of the material that I learned previously. However, I am working with the decisions I have made, and I am continuously striving to be successful.


If I could talk to my high school self, I would tell myself to use way more protection when having sex. I have three children right now, and school is so much harder to get through because I have to put them first, and not myself. I have had to take a year off to work to support my family; if I did not have any children (or not so many), I could have focused on school and finished in four years. I still plan to finish; I just had to learn to balance my school life and my personal life so I can be successful in both.


My advice to myself as a high senior would be to open my horizons and try new things! However, I would also congratulate myself on one experience of my high school career: One day in June, a mother of an autistic 17-year old boy approached and revealed to me that others are often frightened of her son but I was one of the first to actually treat him like a human being. There was special glint in her eyes as she recounted the events that occurred over the week. Hearing a stranger enthusiastically tell me that they appreciated the things I have done for them and their family was gratifying. Through working with the autistic teenagers, not only did my misconceptions about autism diminish but I became aware of my hidden aptitude. Ever since I was young, many altruistic principles were instilled in me. I have learned to put others before myself and be a humble individual to those around me. Playing bocce ball ultimately was a rewarding adventure; it fostered my personal growth and resulted in many positive outcomes that improved my high school experience for the better.


if i could give myself advice, it would be to get good grades in high school. During my high school career, I was lazy and playful. I never wanted to do my homework or complete my assignments. After my junior year of high school I started to realize how important is was to graduate and get into a good four year college. However, to graduate I would need fair grades and to get into a four year college I would need good grades. At the end of my senior year, I had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and was going to a two year community college. Now in this present day, I attend Morgan State university I will be graduating Fall 2015 instead of spring 2014, due to the fact that I transferred and lost credits. If I would have attended a four year college straight out of high school, I would be graduating in four years but because of my laziness in high school I’m spending an extra year and a half in college.


If I could go back in time in high school, I would give myself the advice to study harder and focus more and really take the time to apply myself. I see now since I'm in high school I really gotta go out my way and do all that I can do. That means to stop procrastinating, do my work on time and stop being lazy. I would also take the advice or paying more attention to my teachers and fully understand what they are talking about. I would also try and ask question, have a full discussion with the teacher so he/she know im engage and also talk with the teacher after class about anything. Thats the kind of advice I would give myself.


Assuming I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior there is much advice I would give to myself. First I would tell myself to keep the mindset that I have as I have always wanted better for myself. With that being said I may not have always strived for better and that is what I would emphsize to myself. Pushing and not taking the easy way out of things is more beneficial for yourself while chasing success and as a high school senior realizing something so simple would have made a great difference preparing for college. Developing ideal study and classroom habits at this time would have better prepared myself for college as the workload, professors, and lifestyle is greatly different from a college studet and a high school senior. I would tell myself to encourage others more. I believe I had a profound influence on others and I could have made the idea of college after high school appear to be more obtainable than what my peers believed. Finally I would tell myself to increase my focus and focus at a high level to be successful.


If I were to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have plenty to tell. I would tell myself that the transition from high school to college comes quick, and is drastic. Your parents don't live in the same house so they can make sure your awake to go to school. The decision is all yours on whether you should go to class or not. After attending college, you begin to climb the stepping stones of adulthood. There are plenty of things that your parents would do for you that you have to learn for yourself. College can really test your perserverance and strength. While attending college, survival sometimes is the mindset that needs to be carried. Make sure your surrounded with positive friends because having a positive surrounding can go a long way.


Study more! Push yourself to your limits to learn as much as you can, not just so you can get a nice looking grade, but so that it is easier down the road. Stick up for yourself! Fight to learn what you want/need to learn.


Do not take online classes. They are harder than you think. Having a teacher to interact with and help you is way better than having the at home luxury. Do the actual reading assignments. Don't take for granted the help that you've been given. Everything you have been given is a bigger help than you think. It will all be worth the effort in the end.


Learn that life comes with disadvantaes but stay focused and never give up. Have fun in college but only after the work is done.


Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't make it through high school, not even yourself. In order to make you dreams come true you have to believe in yourself and trust that you will make all of the right decisions. Don't ever let you think that you aren't able to complete your senior year, because you can. I did it and so can you. I have faith in you, now where is the faith you have in yourself. Show the world that you can be the first in your generation of family to make it through both high school and college. Remember, you can be your own hero. Good luck with everything life gives you.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself that the best thing for your pocket and self esteem is not fit into the "in" crowd. I would also tell myself that choosing a major is very important but the most important thing is to choose one for yourself and not to allow someone else to coax you into a major. A lot of time can be waisted changing majors because you are unsure of what you want to do with your life. I would also tell myself to apply for as many scholarships as possible. I would warn myself about financial aid and explain to myself that working full-time and going to school full-time is possible but highly stressfull thus applying for scholarships are very important. I would also tell myself to becareful who I let in my "inner circle". Everyone who says they are your friend does not always act like it. So when people show you who they are believe them and you life would be that much easier. You may feel lonely at times but you are never alone.


If I could turn back the hands of time and adise myself differently, I would. I would tell myself to take this part of my life more seriously. I would tell myself to start preparing for college because when I was a senior I was not filling out scholarships and fafsa on time. I did them late. I did not take my SAT or ACT seriously or early enough to be able to improve my score if I needed to. I would tell myself to begin searching for colleges early and do not wait until the summer before the Fall semester starts to decide on the right college. I would tell myself to work and save up as much money as I can. Do not waste money because I will not have enough money when I really do need it. I would tell myself to devote time to thinking about my future, not as a student, but beyond college because knowing what I want to do in the long term will help me to better plan what I need to do for the short term.


The advice i would give myself is to learn how to manage my time more wisely. I would also tell myself to look at more scholarships and grants.


If I could go back in time, I would assure my past self that I had what it took to excell in college. Additionally, I would emphasize that the academic struggles I had in High School would not persist in college. After our talk, the past Imani would have the knowledge that she had the discipline and work ethic to make it. Essentially, I would tell her that she was just as intelligent as the students in the honors programs and classes. Her confidence would be boosted. Imani would know that her dreams of attending college would come to furition. Most of all I would tell her not to be discouraged by her failure. Failing only means that she has to work harder and not give up.


Dear High School Me, Make sure that you stay organized and on top of all of your assignments. College is about geting a rythm so you can get things done. All that is needed is you go to class, complete all assignments, and study outside of class. Do not worry about partying and other outside distractions. Just let the party come to you. Make sure you build a strong network of friends in both your current field of study and others. Learn from those around you because they will have much to offer. Remember that you are in school not just to learn, but also to prepare yourself for the real world.


i would advice people to get more involved with organaztions and buckle down and study