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


I would tell myself to fill out more scholarships so that I would not be in the situation I am now which is having to pay back more loans once I graduate. In high school, I always "planned" on filling scholarships out, but I did not. Now I realize that I made a big mistake because instead of just having a couple thousand dollars to pay back, I have around twenty thousand dollars. I would also have taken colleges classes during my senior year. Looking back now I realize I important it really was. I would have been ahead on my prerequisites classes and closer to fulfilling my dreams of being a nurse.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would give advice to challenge myself. College is very different from high school. I would want to put myself in AP classes rather than the triditional classes. Challenging yourself in high school will better prepare yourself for college classes. Another key way to challenge yourself would be how you prepare yourself when it comes to studying for tests. College professors hardly ever give you notes, worksheets, handouts, and powerpoints. Learning what to write and what not to write when a professor is lecturing is very important. Learning these key skills to challenge yourself will benefit you, as a college student, in the long run.


I would give myself the advice to make sure that I begin looking at my eating and exercise habits. It may sound funny, but I thought that I had decent habits, but the Freshman fifteen is a real thing. Coming from a family where everyone is a little "bigger" I now realize how important it is to develop healthy habits. I have begun to do that now, but it would be easier now if I had done it then. I would also advize myself not to take myself too seriously. I have always known that I wanted to teach and focused on that goal. Sometimes my motivation and my hardworking personality causes me to only focus on completing a task. It is an advantage, but sometimes I would complete a task at the expense of sleep or rest. I would tell myself to be serious, but to know when to stop and to know when to have fun. I would also tell myself to never be afraid to be brave. During the summer, I went on a zip line even though I am deathly afraid of heights. I realized that trying a new thing each day keeps you always braver.


Get involved! College is what you make it, so make it amazing! Join all of those organizations that you want to join, go on all of the Spring Break trips that you know are probably a bad idea. Branch out; get to know other people! College is your time to grow as a person and figure out how the rest of your life will go. You'll do things you will regret, but you will learn from them and grow from them. Kiss those boys, go on dates, go to the kegger on Friday night, but know when you can't. Make sure you put school first. Afterall, you are paying tens of thousands of dollars to go to school there. Be yourself and have the best four (or five) years of your life!


The best advice that I would give myself would have been to take all the credit hours one could possibly take in high school. I would suggest this because once I got to college, I missed the opportunity to take certain classes and receive certain scholarships based on my GPA. I would most definitely take advantage of the college classes in high school because once I would have gotten in college, I wouldn't have to take a lot of classes which means I could throughly focus on my core classes for business management.


If I could go back in time and talk to my past self, I would emphasize how important it is to believe in myself. At 18 years old, submitting my appication for Newberry College seemed like the most nerve racking thing in the world. I was the only person in my family to even consider college and I knew that I wanted more for myself and that I would only be able to obtain if I furthered my education. I would tell myself to take a deep breath. I would tell myself that I have established the work ethic to do what it takes to make it. I would tell myself that the best years a yet to come and a lifetime of memories are wating for me with open arms at Newberry College.


Dude, you need to study and take these classes seriously.


Be patient and take the time to truly get to know yourself. There are teachers out there who will bring you down no matter where you go. As long as you don't lower your standards and fall for their words of demise, you will find friends in places that you'd never believe. Don't be afraid to loose friends as well. By and by you'll figure out which ones are the best for your mind and soul. Also, it's OK to be by yourself. This allows you to get your thoughts in order and carefully contemplate your next move in life. Be patient and walk around campus. A sound mind creates a sound soul and this is something that is hard to keep as the years progress. Lastly, colors are your best friend. Use them to your full advantage. You will be surprised at how much more you can learn and remember. So, do your best, study hard, watch funny movies, play games, submit yourself to nature, and you'll do the things that only you can do. See you in the future!!!


Before attending college I had never really left my hometown and had never been away from home more than a week, but I now stay here for months at a time. The transition to college was a hard one, there were many night when I would miss my family, but it has made me stronger. Being from a small town I have grown up with all the same people, and although Newberry College is a small school, the college has a wide range of different people. If I had went to the college in my hometown I would have never been exposed to the diversity in this student body. The school is small enough where the professors can get to know you on a personal level and truly care about you as an individual, but large enough to have many different viewpoints of the world. We are encouraged to give back to the school and community, which make our school feel like a real home. Newberry College has the ideal balance of everything to yield successful people in our world and has helped me as a person grow academically and personally.


I have enjoyed my college experience. I have been able to make my own decisions with my free time, study time and my overall schedule. I have been responsible for myself and proven that I am successful with doing so.. I have learned that there are consequences to my actions and that my parents are not immediately there to "fix things." This has all led to an overall positive college experience. I am learning time management, responsiblity for my actions. Meeting new people and participating in new experiences is helping to shape me into the person I will become in the next few years. My college experience has so far been extremely valuable. I will use my time in college to mature , participate in new experiences, meet new friends. Best of all I will use this time to train for my future job in life and enjoy myself while doing so.


Dorman Walker, College life is a completely different life than leading a life throughout the high school years. Sure, there are few similarities, but more differences in this stage of life. One mentatlity that is different is how you care about your work. Sure, in high school, you care about your grades that you can achieve easily by sleeping throughout most of the class. That's not the case in college though. Paying attention 24/7 is crudely essential. Spending 15 minutes on homework will never happen in college as well. Fifteen minutes will soon turn into three to five hours locked into a small room in the basement of your library in college. Besides education, social life is a totally different aspects as well. Fraternities, soroities, clubs, athletics are all different aspects that will consume time in your new life. While all these are new things to be a part of, managing money or even finding a job is also essential to college life. While managing education, activities, and money, college isn't always the fun life people expected. All of these aspects prove my point of why college is a complete one-eighty from high school. Newberry Walker


If i could talk to myself back when I was high school senior, I would say, fight the senior-itis urge. What your do now will have huge effect on how your GPA will look and that is very impotant when it comes to scholarships and grants. I would also tell myself that sooner you learn to like reading and studying the better off you will be. College involves a great deal of both and if you sharpen those skills now the smoother you college experience will be.


I would tell them that my college life experience so far was good because I spend most of my time with friends there and basically everything is just the same except you are in control of things you want to do in college which you have a little bit of freedom


Advice I would give on finding the right college and making the most of the experience is start by looking a small colleges. Smaller colleges take the time to notice you. You are somebody at a smaller college, not just a number, like at many larger universities and colleges. Choose a college that chooses you! Take notice of the college(s) that are sending you lots and lots of information, and are also inviting you to be apart of the campus life and social events, before you even enroll. Newberry College gave me free sporting event passes, invited me to dinner, allowed me to stay the night on campus with a Newberry student, all before I enrolled. That's how I knew Newberry was the right college for me. They choose me!! Also look for a great finacial aide/new student couselor, who is constantly keeping base with you, and informing you of new scholarship opportunities. Importantly, look for a school whose student body is active, and mostly, friendly and accepting. Notice the way the students interact with ALL of each other, and picture it as the way they will interact with you. A loving, accepting Student body is KEY!!!


I would recommend that parents work with their students to choose the perfect school for the student. Take everything into consideration, and apply to as many schools as needed to increase the chance of being accepted.


Find a college that best fits your personality, if you grew up in a big city with lots of things to do to keep you entertained you should look for a school in the same setting. make sure the school has an active social life, sometimes all you need for fun is right in front of you on your schools campus. also be sure that there are many clubs and groups to join they are helpful in many ways, they build friendship, leadership, responsibility as well as many other important characteristics needed for after your life in school. make sure there are plenty of places to get some studying done as well, because a dorm room is not always the best environment for studying quiet places seem to be the most effective places and that isnt always an option when you live on campus. finally make sure it is a place you can see yourself being happy with for the next four years, because it seems best to choose one school and stick with it, dont forget this is a very important decision for not only your life in the present but also the future.


The advice that I would give to students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is: If possible, get away from your parents and really experience what it's like to live somewhat on your own. By doing this you ensure that when you graduate, you have enough of a sense of independence that you can make it on your own. Also, don't just follow the money, and choose a major that will lead to a career/job that you will love. Many Americans and people all over the world, are stuck in a job that they hate. The job may pay well, but what is the point of doing a job that you hate and drives you crazy? Pick a career that you will love and every day your work will be better for it. As for parents, all I can say is don't force your children to do something they will hate. By this I mean, do not force a career on your child because you think it's what they will enjoy.


Find the college you feel the most comfortable in. If your not happy in your choice your work, grades, friends, and everything else in your life will be effected. Try out several different core classes in your first year to see if your major is really the one for you and if that is what will truely make you happy. College isn't all fun and games but who says you can't make studying fun. Try study groups and hang on with people in the class. Though studying is important and you need to do a lot of it, don't stay stuck in your room all day. Sunlight is good for you and so it making friends and doing other activities. You can ioin a fraternity/sorority, join a play production, join a sports team, and many other things. College may be hard but is one of th emost exciting and influential times of your life, so have fun but don't be stupid. College is something that others may never get chance to experience so suck the marrow out of life and enjoy.


You dont have to worry about your children at this college. Your child wont just be stuck behind a desk all day and if they are determined there are a lot of opportunites at this college for them.


Study hard


One major piece of advice I would share with parents and prospective college students would be do not look at a college or university on the basis of its reputation. Once a student becomes interested in a school, they need to research all the programs involved. It would be an impediment to a student's education if he or she did not feel a connection when learning about all the school's opportunities. My second piece of advice is to visit the school. Spend a day or two, depending on the size, and really see if you feel a sense of comfort there. when you are at the right school, it should just fit naturally. While on campus make sure you set up meetings with the heads of the departments that you are interested in majoring in, and do not be shy ask if you can sit in on a class. Once you have made your decision about a college, you should be thrilled and possibly nervous. Embrace every aspect of your college life; this is the time memories are created. Step out of your comfort zone and believe in the power of your potential.


Make sure that the personality of your child fits in with the atmosphere of the school. If you can get that matched up, your student is more likely to stay.


The advice i would give to parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is take your time when deciding the right college for you. When deciding the right college for you; I believe that you should make a list of the colleges you would like to attend and do a little research about each one. From there you should narrow down your choices to the ones you would like to attend more. Once you have done this; then you should arrange for a campus tour of a couple of your top college choices and visit them to see if you would actually enjoy attending the college or if you would rather attend another college. You should always consider your choices before you form any game plan of deciding which college will be the best fit for you and which college will help you on your way to obtaining your career goal(s).


Try to choose a college that will be supportive and community driven for you to enjoy. Be sure the college of choice offers help when you are in need and advice to get you through problems. If your an athlete, ask yourself if this is the college where you want to finish your education should you get hurt and can not play sports. Some athlete get stuck when sports is no longer an option.


In finding the right college a prospective student should look at the graduation rate within four years, a small private college offers the opportunity to complete your degree in 4 years. Another factor that my parents considered was the party reputation of the school, they felt that a school with little social events in the weekend would keep me out of trouble and more focus on my class work. Making the most of a college experience is being completely active in all school functions. I play a varsity sport but in my free time I go to every other athletic activities in my school, you also need to get involved in as many organizations you can as this is a great way to make everlasting friends.


Make sure you visit that college for a least a weekend and get a feel for the college and your surrounding>