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What should every freshman at NorthWest Arkansas Community College know before they start?


What would I tell myself and everyone around me if I could go back in time? Well, there are two pieces of advice I wish I had known. One, the friends your graduate with will not stay your friends. The people you expected to always be there for you will be off finding themselves and discovering independence and I suggest you do the same as well. Your first year of college is a rollercoaster ride of emotion. Your new friends dont know you well enough to understand and your old friends are too busy to run to. The second thing I wish I had been told is that it is hard. You won't know how to pay for it all, you won't know how to keep your grades up, and you wont know what to do with all of your independence. You will make mistakes, you will break down, youll miss home. But you know what? It gets better. Somehow youll survive. You will make your payments, you will pay for your meals, youll survive the hangovers... youll be happy. You just cant be afraid of the future. You have to go in knowing youll come out aive.


Kevin, I know you were good in all your classes and you were also bored in some of them. You are tired of learning after twelve years and you have already decided to join the military for three years. The military part is the best plan you could have made and I'm proud of you for making it, but do not forget how much you enjoyed learning, at least in most of your classes. When you go to college keep in mind that you have an end goal and all of your classes will be necessary in order to give you the knowledge you need to achieve that goal. You need to try and understand that four years (or more) may seem like more school than you can handle but there is an entire lifetime to live once you get out and it will be amazing and rewarding. Please use the stamina and discipline you will learn as a Combat Medic to apply yourself to achieving the goals you want, all of which you deserve.


Forget about that college, go to NWACC and don't waste so much time getting there!


Where I sitting next to my once eighteen year old self in high school I would stress the importance of, not only being familiar with my major and the classes I must take, but that of actively knowing them. Had I better informed myself with the types of classes I was to take and the timeline they should follow in order to achieve effectiveness in my first two years, I would have been better prepared for my transfer to a four year university and, hence, been more on track with my Bachelor's in Biology.


I have attended to both U of A - Fayetteville and NWACC. I love both schools because of the values they teach about diversity and leadership. I have always been a great influence on diversity by teaching others my Vietnamese culture. Through education of these schools, people can see how important diversity is in an environment. I've learned through experience that a leader should be open minded and be able to take criticism. We draw strength to continue through our mistakes and passion for leadership.


It is challenging yet rewarding,I like the way everyone wants to help you! I would Highly recomend it for any one wanting to further their education!! I would love my two children when they grow up to attend,it is also a very safe school,love that!!


I had the perfect opportunity to attend any college or university that I wanted as soon as I graduated high school. I was a smart person: I held a 4.0 GPA throughout school, worked part-time, and loved the responsibilities. Unfortunately, I let those higher education opportunities slip through my fingers because I was too scared to make that transition from high school to college. My high school was great about preparing students for college and educating us about how to make it happen, but I never took advantage of their tips or advice. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to get my head out of the gutter. Stop thinking about boys and don't let my home-life situation bring me down. I would tell myself that life only gets harder the longer I wait and I would appreciate the easier schedule as a high school graduate without having to worry about my own kids, full time work, rent, and credit cards to pay. Take the chance now instead of waiting, it will be much easier and I wouldn't regret it.


Intelligence is often a misconceived trait, it is not only important to be told you are and to feel smart but it is possibly more important to have academic feats recorded on your transcript. Similarly, it is not enough to have a hight ACT score because G.P.A's are very important, more so when it comes to filing for scholarships. Learn to maintain organization of deadlines to assure that both homework assigments and financial aid documents be completed as required. Self-motivation and determination is a must have in order to excel in college. Not only should you push yourself to get started on assigments but you should also be aware that finishing them is equally as important. Ultimately, if you plan to suceed in life, go to college, its the best decision you will ever make regardless of what obstacles you may face.


If I could go back in time to give myself advice in high school, I would start the conversation with one simple phrase? ?You CAN achieve your goals?. Life does not wait, no matter how much you procrastinate. Never listen to others that discourage you to follow your dreams, this is YOUR life ? grab what you want, and deserve, and run with it. At the age of 18, you feel that you have more time than necessary to go to college, and in an aspect, that is true. You are never too old to attending college, but doing so soon after high school is much simpler than trying to do so at the age of 30! Once you reach true adulthood, with the responsibilities of trying to earn an adequate income, paying the bills and raising a child, the simple act of going to class can be quite challenging. You deserve the opportunity to acquire the career you wish for, and achieve the goals you have set for yourself and by attending college at a younger age, it will lessen the everyday struggles and stresses of the wonderful life you have ahead of you. Above all, ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!


I would tell myself to immediately consider the fact that my parents are not able to provide assistance with money for college. I would tell myself to focus on studying and look at scholarships more. I would say remember that the long days at school and late nights studying will pay off later in life after college when my career begins. I would tell myself that the career I want way not pay a lot but that is no reason to deny myself happiness. I would tell myself to remember to be a role model for my family and friends. I would try to focus on being debt free and taking things simple for now but to remember that after the education I will be able to afford the things I want. I would tell myself when I get frusturated to remember that my Heavenly Father will always make a way for me to achieve things and I should never forget that. I would find other friends who are serious about college and have a social life with them because we are more likely to stick together and help each other. I would tell myself to suceed at everything.