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


If I could go back in time to when I was a senior in high school I think I would tell myself to stay focused on school. Follow your dreams or passions and don't let anything else get in the way of them. Don't be afraid to ask someone for help if you need it., there will always be someone who can help you. I would also tell myself that college is not as scary as it seems it is actually quite an amazing experience. You meet a lot of new interesting people as well as have good relationships with your teachers. They are awsome, they go out of their way to make sure you have the best and most rewarding experience during your college education.


I would tell myself to shape up and start studying harder. It is a great thing to look foward to and be able to get a job to raise your family.


I honestly think that kids should be required to start college, 4 year or vocational, with a year of generals. So many kids come out of high school and think they know what they want to major in. They began their course work only to change their mind in a couple of years. This causes added expense to them. As an 18 year old (or so) you don't realize the time and money that is being wasted by changing your major. I went to a 4 year school right out of high school and graduated with a Bachelors in Management. After 9 years, I decided that wasn't for me and now am back in school. I am happy with my decision to change careers but it is a lot harder to be a student when you have kids, a husband and a mortgage. All these are very time consuming and it ends up being a balancing act for myself.