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If I were able to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would definitely make sure to tell myself to be as involved with as many activies as possible. I would encourage myself to join more clubs and outside organizations that did volunteer work and helped the community. I would also tell myself to make sure my grades and gpa were in order so that I would be able to get into a good college or university. College is much different that high school and although we're told this as high school students there is no way for us to really understand this until we graduate. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as an eighteen year old high school student I would pound into my head everyday the importance of being physically,emotionally, spiritually, educationally, and mentally prepared for college.


If i could go back in time, i would tell myself to spend more time on scholarship applications so i could attend the Unverisity of Maryland instead of droping the option of going there do to the need of financial aid i need to attend. With the aid money my parents would not have to worry about saving every nickel and dime for me just to go to a state college.


If I could go back into time I would tell myself that I should get as many A's in all my classes as I can so I may gain the highest GPA possible. I would also try to take Advanced Placement courses so some of my classes in college would be out of the way. I would also try to network with as many people as possible to find out what college would benifit me the most. I would have to tell myself that I need to take the SAT as many times as possible to get the highest score and get into the college I would want to go to.


If I had the chance to go back and talk to myself when I was in high school it would be a humbling experiance. During my last year of school I just thought i knew everything about how I should spend my time. However if i could talk to myself as a senior i would tell myself that everything does not turn out how you want it to turn out unless you work hard and focus on it; even then some things don't turn out how you want them. I would tell myself that I need to spend time on studying for the SAT so that we could get into a college that we can see our self in. I would tell myself to apply for scholarships that actually mades sense intead of the free givaways. I would tell myself to think about my options do I really want to be a theatre major or do I just like performing? Should I find another major and still perform for fun? The last thing I would say to myself would be that you can do anything and to never give up on our dream for anything.


I would tell myself to stay focused and do all of my work on time. I would also tell myself to ask for help if I need it so that I do not fall too far behind.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school student I would tell myself that it is important that I develope good study habits that will help me in college. I would also let myself know that it is important that you develop good social skills and learn how to build relationships with your teachers. I would also let myself know that it is important to do well on the SAT/ACT because that will help you enter into the honors program at your school and recieve a full scholarship.


Before you decide to contemplate about your future, first engage yourself in thinking about what will make you be happy; who will make you happy and where you will be happy? A plan is needed but the plan may not reflect your happiness in the long run. My suggestion to you is to take this seriously and realize that you must be able to function in a environment that will enable your personality to shine and alter greatly through the souls of your other classmates. Your college career only can be what you make it and you must consider your role to search and complete the fulfillment that will be gained effortlessly through the elements in life that causes much delight. Be yourself and do you, for that will allow you to be all that you can be in life and in college. Lastly, make your passion your main focus for that will force you to be obsessed with what you LOVE to do; the money will come as long as your doing what you are passionate about; the money will come with the pursuit of happiness. Money wont bring happiness but Happiness will bring money.


I would tell myself that you are about to enter into a different world call life. This place that you are about to enter is not Westlake High School, put your head up high and welcome to the adult world!!! I also would have made sure I was more organize and consious about time because if you don't have those two main skills you will definitley get lost in this cruel world.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, there would be so many things I would have prepared myself for. When it comes to social activities, I would warn myself of the many ways peer pressure can cause you to say yes to things you normally would not have. With this newfound freedom called college, with no parents around to give you a curfew, it is difficult to make wise decisions when all of your friends are out partying and drinking. Stay true to your morals and personal values. In doing so, the pressures of others will not deter you from your goal which is to attain a quality education. With this knowledge, you can succeed in all aspects of your life including academics and extra curricular activities. Becoming involved with organizations that share a similar cause that you value will be rewarding to you for years to come. Make friends with people who are academically-driven and motivated to doing positive things in the community. You will learn so much more from those friends than the few no-good friends who pride themselves on weekends full of liquor and regrets.


If i could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school student i would tell myself that i had messed up and took high school for granted. I would say that to myself because the people who took high school seriously and did very well in school recieved scholarships from their colleges that paid for their tution. Myself, I let that slip through my fingers and it is not to late to change so go ahead and try to change everything around.


If i could go back and talk to my high school self. I would tell myself to buckle down and get the best grades possible. Colleges look at all your years of high school and every grade affects what school you get into. Also make smart decsions when you first get to college. Do not get caught up in the wrong crowd when you get there and then start messing up your first semester. That is when they say most students do the worst. Just don't get caught up with all the parties and staying out all night. Make sure you time all your assignments so you do not have to rush to get anything done and that everything is done to the best of your abilities.


If I could go back to my high school self there are many things I would change. I have made a lot of mistakes in my life between then and now but I know I have only grown for the better since. So, knowing what I know now when I was a high school senior I would have definatley stayed more focused and took my education more seriously. Because I wasn't I was not able to go the college after i graduated. I first took a semester off then took 1 1/2 years to complete 15 credits at a community college. I feel as though not being focused caused for me to have to put a hold on my career goals. I know look a back and think if I had only tried a little harder in high school I could have been completing on bachelor's degree now and possible preparing to start on a master's degree. All it takes is a little focus and determination and the possibilities of your future can be boundless. Im just glad I know now and can create new goals to acheive.


In high school I was always scared when it comes to talking to boys. People have always told me that they are young and have only one thing on their mind. Natural when I went to college my mind was open to the possibilities of finding my first real boyfriend. Now I?m in love with a guy, who is in love with another girl that has no feelings for him at all. It?s my first year and I?m already a part of a love triangle, which makes me feel so obtuse. Falling in love was not my intentional plan. Now I must dig deep inside of myself to find the strength to overcome this crazy predicament. If only there was a way to numb the feeling. I will not let that get in the way of my success though. I am the first Fabien to go to college, and I will be the first Fabien to graduate college. No boy would stand in the way of my success. If I could go back in time I would warn myself to watch out for one particular boy named...


If I could travel back in time to give myself advice about making the transition into college, I would tell myself to research all the carrer posibilities that are related to my hobbies. I would tell myself this because I would expand my options of finding a carrer that I would enjoy.


The first thing I would tell myself 3 years ago would fill out more scholarships for college. For the past couple years I didnt know the importance of filling out as many scholarships as posiible. I created a debt for myself that I will have to pay after I graduate and if I did know the value of schorlarships, I am sure that my debt will have been llower or quite possibly no debt at all. Students shlould go through college having scholarships pay for your hard work. Doing such will have students live more worry free and possibly have more money in their own wallet in the near future. To insure that i have as many scholarships pay for my tuition, i try to fill out as many as two scholarships everyday. I also have to look at the situation with optimism and hope.


Stay focused!


If I could go back and give myself advice as a high school senior I would have to tell myself to not to try and take 18 credits the first semester, that high school and college are two different thing just because you did very well in high school does not mean you will do very well in college. I would say you have to be very foccused and be very determind to do well, your future is in your hands and dont let the excitment of freedom take you away from your goals always think with your G.P.A first.


I would simply tell my self college is what you make it. You need to strive to be the best because noone will hold your hand through anything.


If I had the ability to go back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would make sure that I stress the importance of time management. As I have moved through my college career I have found that my number one key to success has been the ability to properly manage my time. Throughout my college career I have been a member of my school's marching band, which practices about 4 hours a day and travels every weekend. Needless to say, this takes up the majority of my time. When talking to my high school self, I would make it known that if you don't have a set schedule for your school work and don't properly manage the little free time that you do have, then you can easily fall behind. Another thing I would tell myself is that you absolutely do not want to fall behind in your first semester. I see so many college freshman faltering in their first semester and then have to climb their way out of the hole they dug themselves thoughout the course of their college career.


If I were able to go back in time and talk to my past self as a high school senior knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition the advice I would give to myself would be first to start taking college courses now!!!!! So when you go to college you'll already have some credits under your belt. Second, I know you may think your in love now, but if your boyfriend really cares about you he will understand that your education is important to you and that you don't need to be around him 24/7. Third, get all of your general classes completed at a community college, then transfer those credits to the school of your choice. You'll save money and not go into major debt for loans you took out to pay for tution. In addition, to the last statment do not, I repeat do not cash the rest of the loan check and blow it on gas, food, or clothes. Put it into a savings account because books cost a lot of money. The final words of wisdom would be to have fun. No one should keep you caged.


If I could go back in time and speak to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself numerous things to prepare me for the college life. I would have explained to myself the importance of publishing work that I have written over the years and how that would help me to prepare better for internships that I would like to obtain in the future. I would explain to myself the importance of applying for scholarships and how it would have been less money out of my parents? pocket. Parents need all the money they can get because they still have to live at home and support the family while still paying for my tuition. I would also explain to myself the importance of exercise. If I would work out every day it would help increase my energy level and keep my mind sharp and ready to solve any problem at a rapid pace. Also I would explain to myself the importance of healthy eating. At college I am surrounded with the temptation to eat unhealthy but if I got into the habit of eating correctly I would not settle for the unhealthy foods that I eat daily.


It's a bright sunny spring day on April 26, 2009. I am staring at my reflection in a spotless rectangular mirror. Excited thoughts about prom and graduation spurns within me. When all is over the next step is college. As a college student in the present who is revisiting my past as a high school senior, I would tell myself something I have learned from a beautiful fremale sophmore my first day living on campus: "college life is what you make it". Then I would say "You must determine the type of lifestyle you will live and make the choices neccessary to achieve it without being hindered. It's your choice to either live a raggedy life filled with irrational partying and drinking or a refreshing one with peace and order". Then I would say " attitude will effect your latitude" which is something I learned from a gospel song back in 2008. My goal is always to achieve excellence, and since I know that won't be easy, reminding myself to have the attitude of faith and determination prepares me for anything. "Don't let anything get in the way of your success" will be my final words.


Being able to talk to myself as a high school senior would be the biggest advantage. Not only is it more advice to learn from but the advice is unique to my interests and concerns about college life.I would tell myself, ?Every thing will get better from here, maturity and determination will take us to a new level of success. Partying in high school definitely is a benefit, we are all partied out and have our nose stuck in the books for the most part. Studying is actually fun, the information is not the same stuff we heard in high school. College is much easier then high school because we have so much more time to do our work and study. Surprisingly being away from home is not a big problem. There is always something to do that there is no time to be home sick. Since we like to eat good food Morgan is a big problem in that area. The food is not that great but the family is always supplying food to stock the refrigerator with! Just know where you want to go in life and put your goals in front of you reach for them.


If I were to go back into time and give Christopher Eli Courtney advice, the advice that I would give him would be this, ? Christopher you are going to make mistakes but please be sure not to make the big mistakes, because the big mistakes may be that thing that cost you your life.? As I experienced the college life for the first time ever, I realized that I could do anything I wanted to do, due to the simple fact that my parents were not there to tell me that I could not. For that reason my curiosity caused me to try some things that I knew my parents would not approve. Drugs, sex, gambling, and drinking were all present on this college campus and they where all topics and things that sparked my curiosity. But the advice I would give to myself would be to realize that some of these things could be a big mistake. So, decide to keep your focus on the books and as the semester continues you will see what could have happen if you had made those big mistakes.


Dont go in assuming everything will be the same because it isnt. college is way different from highschool now yu are in the real world and there is no one there to hold your hand through it all. this is your education . there are no teachers to go easy on your extend the deadlines and or take it easy because they wont. stay focus and stay ahead


Enjoy your life now. You will soon miss the small things you mother does for you. The home cooked meals will come to a hault and you will be forced to eat the cafeteria food even when they dont have many vegetarian options. No one will remind you to clean up the mess you made in your room or to wash your clothes. Once you pack up for college you will leave all your childish ways behind you and have to face the world as a young woman on your own. All in all have as much fun as you can now and get mentally prepared for the big move in August.


apply for scholarships early


GRADES MATTER THE MOST! Do well in school, and you will be fine when you get to college. Take this seriously and DO NOT under any circumstances play around-your future depends on it.


Since I graduated early, I would probably try to convince myself to stay in school the full 4 years, and take my time in graduating and save my money, and really research how to pay for college. I would tell myself that College will be there, and I need to focus on high school and figure out how to pay for college.


Knowing what I know now about college I would have defenitely told myself to do things on time and not procrastinate when it came to things like my FASFA and applying for housing. I would tell myself to be more prepared and get more involved in things and activites on campus do not waste your time always in your room bored, so something that can help you as well as others. And lastely I would tell myself to be exactly that myself I do not have to change who I am for people to like me because my actions and personality speak for itself, if you stay true to who you are people will notice.


I would tell myself that the first two years are the most crucuial. To start off and get on the right track early will give you the chance to finish early and be ahead of the curve. waiting to see where everyone else is will be no benefit to your success. Focus and grab lif by the horn.


Advice i would give myself would be to put more resaerch in the major that i was interested in. I say this because the major i chose was not really something that i was interested in and ended up having to change it.


If I could go back to my high schol senior year, I would just change my academic performance. If I would have performed better in high school, than the studious asset of college would not be as difficult. I see college as a priviledge and not a "given". This just makes me strike for further excellence rather than settling for less as I did in my past High School years.


Diana, you won't believe the way time flies. You'll be graduating soon and hearing about some of your classmates receiving scholarships to this college and that university and think, "Well, I could have done that." and "That could/should/would have been me had I applied myself like everyone said." Well today, I'm saying yes, it can still be you collecting scholarships left and right, yes you can make it through school, and yes, you do have the potential to succeed. In fact, you are PREGNANT with potential!!! But none of this will matter or do any good if you don't have the focus and zeal you need to push you ahead. I know you want to just rush and get your education over with, but learn to exercise patience , take your time (but not too much) to really absorb the knowledge and information given and learn ways to apply your learning as much as possible to your life. Learn not just for qualifications but for the desire to learn more. Most importantly, don't be envious of anyone else's progress, celebrate with them, but stick to your own path and reach your ultimate potential.


I would tell myself to make sure I study hard and dream big. If I dream it I can achieve it. I would also tell myself not to give up and make sure I use all resources available to me such as teachers and other classmates.


If I were able to go back to my high school years as a senior, I would tell myself that I need not procrastinate about doing my work, I need to take more time out of my day and study,and I need to be more social with friends and professors. I would also remind myself this is free college you have to pay for and its not a joke.


Get you finance situated! Dont waste time and apply o schools early. Its ok for you to meet new people and interac with them. Be your self and stay positive.


The advide i would give myself would be to apply for scholarships early and grants. College grants and scholarships get kind of limited once you get into the school year so do alot of the things before hand. I would tell myself to get ready to study and work hard to acheieve your goal rather than trying to be cool and slide through!


Work harder to get better study skills so you can be prepared for the vigorious college life of an honors student.


The advice I would give myself is that I would make sure I would do all my housing and finacial aid immediately because woth my school it is first come,first serve basis and it shouldn't be that way so to avoid problems. I would definitely get my priorities in line and study harder to get my g.p.a up to qualify for scholarships,grants,and loans.


Have a pretty good idea of what you plan to study than go from there


make sure that the school that they're wants to go to is worth the money. and not too expensive, and if it is expensive make sure the student has scholarships or at least keep their grades above 2.0


If you are trying to find the right school for your child or for yourself, the first thing you should do is findout what you or your child is looking for. Findout what type of school is best fit for you or yourchild. try also finding a in state becuse the loans and grants that the states give to students are very helpful in the long run. the reason that they are helpful in the long run is because when you are done school you will not have so much debt to pay on private student laons. so to recap, the main thing you want to know about a school is if it's right for you and if it is in state so that i am eligible for the state grants and loans.


The best advice I could give anyone looking for an institute of higher learning is as simple as one word, partnership. In order to find the right university you need to first ask 3 simple questions about the partnership of the school your leaning towards. 1) Does this school partner with my pocket. Because times are hard and the almighty dollar is becoming all the more scarce and you need to be certain that the school you pick is partnering with you financially so that you can enjoy college without having to overly worry about uncle sam and sallie mae. 2) Will this school partner with me in education. Because it's one thing to find a school that you can have a good time at, but will this school help further my education and help me get closer to obtaining my undergraduate degree. And last but certainly not least 3) Will this school partner with my parent(s) because what parent wants to send there child just anywhere? Every parent needs to in fact be insured that the school there child is going to is one that will help meet goal 1 and 2 in there childs life.


Do not be afraid to go for what you want and to open up and meet people.Networking is key to getting what you want out of your college experiance.


Do your homework by researching the location, quality of education, majors that the college excel in, how far away from home is acceptable. Also look into the quality of the dorms as well if living on campus. Make sure that one is able to get the best out of one's experience there, good luck!


I think students should find a college that matches both thier major and thier extarcurricular interests. An important part of your education are the memories you make during that time. I feel you also retain more of what you are taught if you have some fun memories added to what you learn. As much as an education costs today, being in an environment that you enjoy and that is positive to a student's learning process is imperative to becoming successful in life and making your educational investment worth while.


When you are looking at school try to do a much research as possible about the school you like and visit at less you type 3 schools.....


Make sure you know the courses that you need to take in order to claim your dream career. Select the relevant major and make sure you do research on how successful these programs are at those respective school. Also, parents and students should research scholarships from the internet, high school guidance counselor, and even newspapers. There are more scholarship opportunities available than you would originally think.


I would tell students to really research colleges so that you can find the one that?s best for you. You don't want to end up at a college that doesn't fit you. It's absolutely ok to go to school with your friends, just as long as that school offers the career that you plan to pursue. Having fun in college is apart of the experience. Parents let your child pick the school that he or she wants to attend. Only intervene if they ask you too. This will help with the maturing process as well. Also parents, college is definitely the BROKE years, so don't be afraid to send some money down!