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What should every freshman at Morgan State University know before they start?


Remembering high school definitely erupts memories of "had I known". If I Knew what I know now, I would have had my doctorate by now. If I could go back in time I would advice myself to focus on what I enjoy doing rather than what is popular, earn at least a bachelor's degree before starting a family, and I should have been more athletic. First, focus on what I enjoy doing and not what is popular. As a young person, there is a tendency to want to follow the crowd, but over the years, I have realized, it is bettere and healthier to follow my heart. Secondly, earning a degree first would have been better before starting a family. Life would have been easier with a bachelor's degree and a good paying job. Thirdly, I should have done more sports. Given the financial previledges available to athlets, I would have been enjoying those previledges; having my college fees and tuition paid for. In conclusion, majoring in what you enjoy doing, going to school/college without divided attention as a result of family affairs and playing sports would have made a world of difference now; had I known.


I would say that there is nothing to fear but a lot to experience. I would advise myself to always keep an open mind to a lot of things: things such as peroples' culture, sexual orientation, e.t.c.


Do your best. Don't settle for less. Continue to strive.


The only thing I would change in my senior year is the amount of study and preparation time I devoted to my SAT. Going to college has always been my goal, so I worked hard and kept my grades up in high school to reach my goal. But i definitely took the SAT test for granted. I have always been a good test taker and since my grades were pretty strong I assumed taking the SAT would be no problem. When I took the SAT test in my senior year, I did not score as high a score as I had hoped, and it was a definite blow to my confidence. So my advice would be to prepare well for the SAT, get plenty of rest the night before, and eat breakfast that morning. The SAT test is a major factor if you wish to go to college, so take it very seriously. A strong performance on the SAT will open many doors and afford you tremendous opportunities in the college selection process. Best Wishes!!!


The advice I would give myself as a high school senior is to be prepared. Be prepared in terms of applying for colleges and making sure that there is enough financial aid to pay for my college expenses. This is different from what most people would tell their high school self because that's what all high school seniors who are planning on going to college do, but I did not because I attented hgh school in Jamaica, and at the time I did not know about colleges and their cost. This resulted in me missing a semester of school after graduating high school. I wish I was looking into universities back then and getting my financial aid together. I am just now trying to get more scholarships to cover my expenses because I really do not want to have to take out anymore loans. Applying to college early and getting scholarships and grants would definitely be my advice not only to my high school self but also to other high school seniors especially those who may be international students. Another advice not just for my high school self but for myself during college is stay focus and work hard.


I would tell myself to take this opportunity seriously. College is a big deal and it is easy to get caught up in the college environment. There will always be another party. I also want to tell myself to follow my dreams. I need to know that hard work pays off. There will always be a different time to sleep and eat but the work has to get done. Lastly, I want to advise myself to relax. College is supposed to be fun! If you keep your nose in the books the entire time, you will miss out on some of the opportunites that your campus has to offer!


what i wish i knew then, that i know now is as a college student is the following. i wish as a high school senior, just how important time management actually is. i wish i was on my A game when it came to applying for schools, scholarships, and other things to make the college transition much smoother. also i wish i would have done everything ahead of time so i wouldn't have to scramble at the last minute and hope and pray things come out right.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to chill out. Back then I was freaking out because I did not know what I wanted to do in life and thought that I had to go to some big university and added stress to myself. Thankfully I went to a community college and did Individual Studies. I would tell myself and also other students that it's okay to not know what your going to do and if you don't to go to a community college instead. There you can figure out what you want to do, save money, and get good grades to transfer to some other school that has a major that you've found that your interested in. I would tell myself to take my time and not rush. Doing that would just be a waste of money as well as tiring.My advice for myself would be to just breath. I'm not doing anything wrong, you're worrying for nothing, so just keep on keepin' on.


The best advise I could give myself is to be more focused. There are times, when I tend to put off my studying for hanging out with my friends. I will no longer take my educaction for granted. Knowing this, gives me the opportunity that most of my family didn't get. Getting the best education, and doing my best will allow me to graduate and optain a career in the field of Marketing. I've seen my mom and grandmother who has been struggling since I was little. My mother always instilled in me, that living paycheck to paycheck is not an option for me. I'm taking this opportunity to get my education, and become the woman that my mother and grandmother know that I could become all along.


The advice I would give myself, is to always put your best foot forward and to make the most of everything that you do. Your, 'best foot forward' will allow you to achieve everything that you envision for yourself. You will make life-long friendships, meet individuals with extraordinary backgrounds and talents and be a part of numerous clubs and because of these things, you will be able to further enhance your horizon and focus on academics. I would tell myself, that college is the most monumental period in your life, where you will experience excitement, fear, heartbreak, anger and love. It is a time, of late night talks with your roommate and early morning classes. And although, at times college will seem overwhelming, all you have to do is close your eyes and focus on your goals; to envision your diploma, your career and the bright future that awaits you after college. In addition, I would tell myself to strive for success in every class and to never be afraid to ask for help when needed because the university is not just a university but it is your family.