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


There are several things that I would tell myself if I could go back in time to my senior year. Although making the transition from living at home to living on campus was easier than I thought it would be, making the transition from high school academics to college academics was not. If I could go back in time I would most likely tell myself the most important thing that I have learned since I started my freshman year of college; do not procrastinate! When I started my fall semester I wasn't really sure what to expect when it came to the homework and exams. I soon realized that not every professor was going to give the same type of homework or the same type of exam. However, I did not realize this soon enough and my grades have began to suffer from this. So, if I could go back in time to my senior year I would definitely tell myself to not procrastinate and to study hard because all the work would definitely pay off in the end.


If i could go back and give myself advice i would tell myself to pay more attention in school and do the best i can. Also i would say to not worry about relationships so much because they didnt work out anyway. But i would tell myself to always keep my friends close because you never know when youll see them again.


I would tell myself to step out of my comfort zone and make more friends. I would also tell myself to plan my days out better when it comes to all the homework and service projects that I will have to do. I would also suggest that I get a tutor lined up right away to help with the nursing classes and the other mandatory classes like anatomy and physiology. I would also tell myself to get more hours at work because being a broke college student and having a bunch of bills to pay is added stress that I will not need or want with the program I am in. But most of all make time for myself and have a good time because the time here definitely flies by. I mean it is almost the end of my freshman year already!


To make friends and talk to people. Also do will in my classes and do by best that i can adn try my hardest adn never put yourself down and you will succeed in life.


You are doing great; honors, top 10% of your class,being active in your school and community, and you have great friends. Keep it up. However, when it comes to academics you will need to start working in study groups and practicing time management skills. All those advanced placement classes you have been taking for the past four years are going to earn you 12 college credits practically free of charge. AND having been a sports ambassador and a student ambassador you have other credits you can transfer to college as well. Don't sweat the small stuff. Some classes, like chemistry, will seem daunting but with a little sweat and elbow grease, and those awesome "SI sessions", I know that you will maintain your honor's status and make the Dean's list. And for heaven's sake girl, don't be afraid to delve head-first into campus activities! You will make great aquaintences and establish networking skills. That is important, too. Oh, and start looking for scholarships sooner rather than later. Remember that you are your own best friend. Maintain your high standards. Keep your goals in mind but don't be afraid to make mistakes.


I would have done a lot different. I am 25 years old now. I would have advised myself to pick a profession that paid higher. Obviously I'm going back now because I picked a profession that turned out to pay about minimum wage in my area and I'm not making enough to support my son and I. I would also tell myself not to work 2 jobs and attend college full time. Doing that definitely hurt my grades. I wish I would have not worried about money so much and put all those hours in to studying and homework. I will definitely be taking that advise while I attend college for the next 4 years and I'm sure I'll be able to have plenty advise to give myself in 4 years.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I definitely would have told myself to be prepared to study and work hard. I feel like I went into college expecting to to be just as simple as high school, only to find out that it's not. I seemed to struggle with all the homework that I had to get done each night. I would also tell myself to really think about what I wanted to do with my future. I love the major that I'm in, however, I know that I didn't really think about it before I declared it. I just thought I would like it, I wasn't exactly sure. I was lucky to fall in love with this major. One last piece of advice that I would give myself as a high school senior is to apply for more scholarships to help pay for my tuition. I definitely did not take the time to apply for the scholarships that would help me pay my first semester.


College is not like high school at all. Your professors will not call home b/c you didn't show up for class. College can be a challenge if you're not ready for it. When you take college classes make sure you see an advisor or a counselor to guide you to your right paths. Missing classes do add up at the of the semseter. Good advice don't miss class b/c you want to go to the mall or meet a friend. I mean if you do that whats the point of you evening going to college. If you're sick email you're professor let them know you want be showing up, and can you they email you the work for that day. If you dont want to go to college dont go b/c you think everyone will be happy, you won't suceed then. Go to college if that's what you want, don't let nobody peer pressure you into going. And no matter what there will be bimps down the road, but if you jump a little you will get passed the bump. Sincerely: Ashley Washington


Granted, if one could go back in time and carry on a conversation with yourself, there would be a lot to be said. The main point being no one plans to fail, they fail to plan. Educational pursuit should be approached in the same ideal as baking a cake: set up and getting the ingredients handy before will help in creating a well-baked creation. Most seniors just want to skim through and graduate, hoping to just get a job to make pocket money and freedom from their parents. Taking the proper courses, laying down an educational foundation and building on leaning at all levels is vital for a well-rounded experience both education as well as social. Putting yourself out there to learn, be accepted into peer groups, reaching out in the extra-curricular fields is as important as maintaining a good grade point average. You only get one chance at life and getting the most out of it is all in what you put into the effort. This is the advice in which I would give my high school senior self, hoping to make no corrections other than mental preparation.


If I was to go back in time and talk to my self on what I could of done differant, or changed a little bit? well I would of saved my money. I also would of tryed all my resources to get scholarships, grants every thing. Instead of brushing it off and not doing any thing about it. I would of tryed harder to go to school right away and or i would of stayed at my job at the time and made more money. I also wish i would have had applied for the college i wanted and had the oppertunitie to experiance it.


As a high school senior, there were so many unanswered questions about my direction in life and what the future held. Other students or faculty would reassure me that things would be fine, but I felt that until I had the experience of college and made it my own that I would fully never know. As I reflect upon my years, I now would be able to go back to my high school senior self and reassure myself that everything was going to be alright. I would simply start by saying that there is no need to worry about the school work load. It may seem overwhelming at first, but if you make an effort to work on small chunks each night it does not become piled up. I would also tell mylsef, you do not need to worry about making friends. I have had the great opportunities of finding so many people that are compatible with my personality and truly will make life long friends. My last piece of advice would be, not to worry about jobs; if I know I pushed myself to my fullest potential then I surely will find a job.


If I could go back in time and give myself advice about college I would tell myself a few important things. First, I will tell myself to try my best in everything I do. The grades you make and the choices that you make impact so much more than just what you make on that one particular test or how you make a decision on that one specific opportunity. I would also encourage myself to be more independent. Now that I have made the transition from living at home to living on my own, I wish I had been able to become more independent as a child. That would have made the transition from home to college a lot easier. I would hope that every student has the advantage of hearing this advice in his or her life.


I would tell myself to study and focus on school. I didn't take school seriously. I was just interested in having fun and hanging out. I didn't study in high school because I didn't have to. High school was easy for me. When I started college I didn't know how to study. I had a hard time at first with time management and staying organized. After the first semester I got into a routine. It was hard and I wish I had started back in high school.


I shouldn't have stressed myself out too much in high school, I should have enjoyed school more than just focusing on my academics because college is where the hard academics come into play. Studying takes more than just one day, you need to space out your studying so you retain information more often. Also, you will do better if you study with a group and out loud, because you remember more. Also, apply material to current events, that way you'll retain it! (:


1. Don't room with your friend from high school. Absence makes the heart grow fonder! 2. Stock up on ramen noodles and prepare for impromptu late night Sheetz runs. 3. Bring a TV - free cable, people! 4. Don't bring your whole house - there's only so much space in a dorm room. 5. Bring lots of pictures of family and friends, and expect to take lots more while you're here!


Most freshman come here thinking they are the best (I mean come on, they were at the top of their high school), but that isn't true here in college. Everybody is considered an equal. Also, don't just sit around in your dorm room, there are so many new opportunities out there for you to take advantage of! Meet new people, build stronger relationships with old friends, and partake in new adventures! You never know what you may discover about yourself.


If you don't like harsh winters, or are a picky eater your probably not gunna make it here.


Past self as a high school senior : Listen up! College will not be all you expect it to be. It gets frustrating, difficult, and makes you want to give up sometime. DO NOT GIVE UP! You can fulfill your dream. You will have many opportunities to prove you can "hang with the big dogs", and trust me; you can. Your first year will be pretty rough, you will have experiences no one should have, you will meet people who are not kind, and there will be lots of tears. Your support system will help you through it all, be thankful for them, they do not have to be there. You will also meet a lot of very nice people, have experiences you will speak about forever, and cry tears of joy. Be happy you chose a school close to home. I know you did not believe you would want to come home on weekends, want to be near family, but in the end you did and you are glad you are so close. Finally, I would like to hand you the quote you will soon live by; That which does not kill you, makes you stronger (Friedrich Nietzsche).


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would inform myself to take more classes that had college credits put towards them. Having taken more courses in high school that would have gone towards my college education would have made my work load smaller. I can currently handle the work load I have now, but having less classes would allow me more time to focus on each subject more in depth.


Talk to your professors and don't be afraid to ask for help.


My college expieriance so far has been life changing to say the least. I have been working in the construction industry since I graduated from high school in 2005, and I saw this as my only path in life. My father has always been in the construction industry and brought me in thinking it was the best way to help me in life. Since i come from a lower class backround and it seemed as if I would never be able to afford college. Yet recently i have been going to mesa community college in san diego and have found a plethora of paths in life that are more fitting for me and have extreamely better outcomes (finacially and personally). If it werent for my experience in college than I may have already given up on life. I am looking forward to higher education and the benifets of great education.


When I started at Mount Aloysius College I was a stay at home mom for the last 12 years of my life. Going back to college was an eye opening experience. I have made so many new friends and the college experience has gotten me out of the house and back into the mainstream of life. I have learned how to study (because I really didn't have to in high school), I have learned how to listen to others views and opinions, I have learned that this world is diverse and I have learned that I should not judge people before I meet them. The most valuable thing that I have learned is that I wish I would have completed my college education sooner in my life, because raising a familiy and attending college is not easy. However I do not think that I would have the same drive and ambition to succeed if I had done it earlier.


I have learned a great from my college, such as the functions of the human body, varies dieseases, the importance of Christian Health Care Ethics, and, most of all, maturing into an adult. This has been very valuable to me because not only am I preparing myself to enter into a future career, but also this helps me prepare to live out on my own as an adult. This college has helped me to become responsible on many areas of my life. College is a very great process to grow during your life. It's a great start of a wonderful future.


I learned self-confidence and I also learned how to work with others. The professor's are very willing to work with you if you are in need of help, and that has taught me not to be afraid to ask questions or to stay after for help. I have learned many new things while attending college from social situations to academics. There a plenty of opportunties once you get to college and many fun and exciting experiences you will have. I can not forget the friends you will meet and most likely keep for life.


When I fisrt started community college in 2008, I thought , "What am I going here?". I woked so hard in high school to get such grades all to just end up in a community college. I certainly deserved to go to a 4-year university like all of my friends and fellow graduates did but my parents couldn't afford to send me a 4-year school. I had no choice but to go to a community college which I detested at that time. It has been 2 years now and now that i think about it, I know that my parents had made the right choice for me. During my 2 years, I made up my mind about what I really wanted to do in life. I changed my field of study twice in the past 2 years but if I were to do that at a 4-yr university, I would have wasted so much time and money. I am really grateful to all my professors at the community college who worked so hard and helped me achieve success and for changing my mind about community college. I have applied and been accepted to a 4yr college now.


What i have gotten out of my college experience is how to be successful. How to work as an individual and as a team. better study techiques and work techiques. How to be a better person and how to achive my goals. how to set goals and work towards them. How to ask for help if i need help. How to work in different environments. job resume skills and volunteer work. how to give back to the community. how to help others in need.


What have I gotten out of my college experience at Mount Aloysius so far? It has been a good experience so far. I have been out of school since 2001 and it is a big difference since high school. I have met a lot of diefferent people. It has been hard for me to be able to do a lot of the activities on campus because I am a single mother of two toddlers at home. It is very valuable to attend all of the classes because even if you miss just one, it could be a lot of material that you may have missed, and that could mean alot more studying and/or a difference in a grade on a test.


If I could go back and talk to myself, I'd probably reinfonce the studying, and that college just isn't 'a walk in the park'. I would remind myself that there's no one to make me sit down and do my work or study. When you don't have class, that's your study hall to get the work done and not mess aroun.d I've met some truly amazing people in college that changed my life and who I am today from highschool, but I also learned time management real fast and how to set priorites. I'd also tell myself that no matter how hard it is, you'll get through it, and in the end you'll be okay. If not, it's not the end.


If I could go back in time and talk to msyelf as a high school senior I would say, "Give it all you've got, and make the most of it. Your future depends on what you do now and in the next couple of years. You want to make it count. The transition may be difficult from high school to college, but you've got what it takes. Make yourself proud. Have fun, but study hard and work hard and remember why you're going to college in the first place. You want to be successful. Student loans are expensive. You want to have something to show for them, don't you? Most of all, the best advice I can give you is to have no regrets. Try new things, learn as much as you can, and become the best person you can be. You'll be glad you did."


Take a year off and enjoy yourself. Get a job and put away some money. Spend time with the people who mean the most to you. Do things that you've always wanted to. Get all the kid stuff out of your system before you start school. That way, when you DO start school, you will be ready to set your goals and get your degree and find the job that makes you want to go to work every day.


Go with your gut! I wanted to go to school to be a nurse all throughout high school, but when it came time to pick a major I changed my mind to elementary education. Two years and three majors later, I'm finally going for nursing. Also I would have told myself that taking one or two summer classes before going to school full time would have allowed me to get my feet wet and have an idea of what I was to expect come fall. Going into college at the freshman level and taking six classes to start was not easy, although I did succeed with good grades, I wish I would have known even the slightest bit how difficult it truly was going to be before jumping right in.


Don't look at college as a big scary place, it's just another step towards the bright future. Go somewhere you will feel like you belong and will have a great start at your career. College is just another obstacle in the journey towards the future.


Coming out of high school i immediately went away to college and then quit after first year. went back to school in my 40's and even though wihed I had done it sooner I am glad I am in school now as a non-traditional student. I have advised my son to not to jump right into school if heis not sure what he wants to do. I would tell myself to work and not go to school right away especially if you are not absolutley sure what you want to do. I have lived on campus and at home and not matter which you chose to do you still have to focus on your studies first and then you can become active in other activities as time allows. Don't procrastinate.


If I had the chance to go back and talk to myself a year ago, there are a few things I would tell myself. First off, I would tell myself to take college courses when I had them offered to me. That's the biggest thing I regret, I could have taken courses for free, but chose not to. That was a great chance to get ahead and be able to move faster in the future, but I turned it down. I also wish I would have applied for more scholarships and/or saved more money so that I could have helped my parents out a little more. All in all, I am happy with the way I transitioned into college, with a few minor problems.


If you are looking at a school make sure to visit the school often, during the week and during the weekend, and visit during both times of year, when it is nice out as well as when it is cold. this will help you see how the weather is on campus. Try to visit many dorms that are on campus, to determine if the student would like to stay there, some colleges dorms are not what students expect make sure you see them all. Ask current students what they think of the food, and dorm life, as well of what they think about the teachers and their classes. If you really want to see how the college life is like get permission to stay with someone on campus. Some colleges have a program where one can visit stay with a person go to their classes with them and get the full experience of what the school is really like.


The best advice I can give parents and students, is to know the campus well before making a decision. Academics are important, but how happy the student is, either living on or off campus, is just as important. Students who are not happy with the campus may witness a drop in grades. The only way to know if a campus is right, for both the parents and student, is to visit it. Do the research, visit the campus, eat the food, sit in the library and imagine yourself studying there, even stay a night on campus (some school give this option). Most schools are great with this. They are very welcoming. There are tour guides available who will show prospective students and their parents around. The campus wants the student to be happy there just as much as the student who is attending wants to be happy. A happy student is a successful student.


I would suggest visiting the campus multiple times to gather alot of insight. Talk to the students, and not just the ones giving the tours, stop and talk to some students walking to and from class, these are the students who will give you real answers about the college and what to expect. If possible, spend the night in the dorms with a student on campus to gather insight on how the campus nightlife is and the social scene to see if it is a good fit for you.


Look at a lot of different colleges before choosing one, and one close to home may not be the best. Make sure to visit the campus and know the surroundings and make sure you like them and can live there.


Pick a college that you are comfortable at. Don't just go with the "easiest' choice. It needs to be well thought out, and if you are not comfortable there, your college experience will just be miserable.


Staying close to home is a plus - you don't realize how little grown up you really are at 18 years old; but living on campus also gives a person that first taste of freedom to be "on ones own". Finding a happy medium between the distance from home and your living situation could drastically make or break your college experience.


If you are not sure about something, take time to think about it but don't take forever!


I would tell students to do what they feel is right for them. Don't base your decision on where to go to college on family, friends, of boy/girlfriends. Make sure you visit the school and asked questions that apply to things that you want to do or see at the school. First decide if you want to go to a big or a little school and if you want to stay close to home or not. Make sure the school offers majors that you are really interseted in and has a good job placement after graduation. My best advice is to visit school and sit in on classes also don't just go somewhere that your friends are going. You can always meet new poeple.


Students should take advantage of all of the resources, such as peer tutoring, available to them on campus to help their academic career. Also, get involved in clubs and activities on campus. The more you are involved in, the more you feel like you belong, the more friends you will make, and the better your resume will look.


Go the colleges and actually spend time there, think of all things you would need like a grocery store, activities, and see if it fits into you lifestyle. Anything that is no far away or unaccessuble you can't live without, don't do to the choice.


Pick the school that feels right to you. Go with your heart or you will regret your decision in the end.


First consider your personality, values, goals, and career interests. Start by investigating schools that seem to fit your personality: whether you like sports, large class sizes, or technologically advanced equipment. Visit the schools that interest you the most, talk to current students and alumni as well as advisors, professors, and admission staff. Ask questions! You can never go wrong by asking questions, and if you think of them later always give the school a call or email. Picking a school is much like picking out a new outfit. When you get the right one it just feels right! Please also consider this is an investment for your future, dont base your choices soley on the wild social atmosphere or that your friends from high school are attending there. Take it seriously, take a breath , relax, and go for your dreams.


Be involved with your students if you are a parent. If you are a student look for somewhere you will be happ.y. If you are not accustom to small town life and you think you would be bored then don't pick a school in a small town. If you want to get lot in a crowd go to a big school. Be aware of campus activities ut don't get so involved that your studies suffer.


Parents be involved with your children even after they go to school. Go and visit and be interested in what they are doing. Don't add extra demands on to their already full plate. Students as a returning student after many years of exprience enjoy these years but be prepared to work hard and study long and don't ever hesitate to ask question. The only dumb question is the one not asked!!!!


If the college has a thing where it allows an interested student to stay overnight and go to class with a student in the major of the interested party then allow them to do that. Get involved and don't be shy.


visit visit visit. nothing is better than a visit, maybe an overnight or a tour the more you visit schools the better you can decide what type of school is best for you