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


Don't go into college with any expectations. When you make the transition to college, only come with goals; and a plan on how you need to achieve those goals that you set. And when you get distracted, just think about the goals you set, and the plan you set to achieve those goals.


"Shavonna Study hard , take your grades seriously ,Because it will be worth it in the end , and most importantly Follow your heart and dreams and do what makes you happy." If i could go back and talk to my high school self i would most definitely tell myself to study ,study,study ! Test taking was one of my biggest problems in high school and i had very poor study techniques . If i would have studied harder and applied myself a lot better i'm sure i would have had better options in colleges to attend rather than settling . I would have said make better choices in life as far as education , fill out those scholarships and just most importantly apply myself better ! You can do great things if you set your mind to it , don't let anyone's words discourage you !


If I was able to go back in time and talk to my younger self as a high school senior, I would tell my past self, the pros and cons of college life on an academic and personal level. Knowing what I know now about college life and the huge trasition that comes along with it, I would tell my past self to prepare to become a stronger individual. College is a whole new learning experience on a different level. This is the time that you have to be able to conquor the world and take charge of your life. People now consider you as an adult and certain things will have to be accomplished on your own. It is essential that you maintain good grades and keep a positive attitude anywhere you may go. Independence is key when you are in college. Making it your duty to get a job while in school shows that you are in that mindframe to take care of your needs first and foremost. You must also be involved in clubs and organizations throughout your campus, so in that way, you are destined for greater opportunities. But determination, dedication, and hardwork is fairly improtant.


In high school I did not have a care in the world. I always foucsed on my work, sports, and making sure that me and my family werre stable with me being the man of the house. So I already had a few big responsibilites to take care of. When it was time for me to start filling out college applications I was ready. I was anxious to go to college like any other student would or should be. When move in day came of course I had some of my family and friends to help me move in. I had no idea what was in store for me one the first day of classes. When school started progressing I sometimes waas late because there was no one there to tell me to get up. Also, the professers never told you when work was due , it was up to you to read the syllabus. So have said all of that I would have giving my self way more responsiblites in high school and also I would have taken things upon myself to see when work was due instead of waiting on my teachers to say when.


Hey make sure that you stay focused if you want to be in the school of your dreams, don't let friends distract you, remember to let the Lord lead you to where you should be.


Going to college as a first time freshman can be very challenging. Now that I know more about college there are a lot of things I should have done differently. I am out on my own now and there are a few things that I wish I would have done while I was in high school, like getting a job because as a college student you will get tired of the café food. There are also a lot of events that goes on during college and as a freshman you do not want to miss any event. If I could go back in time and give myself advice as a high school senior I would tell myself to take more classes outside of female weight condition and gym class. There are certain programs on the computer that I do not know how to work because I did not take computer class. I would also tell myself not to take my class work so lightly just because I am about to graduate soon. Class still goes on and you still have to do work. I would tell myself to apply to more scholarships because the tuition of college is not cheap.


Often in life we recall moments in our life that we wish we could have changed for the better. During my senior year in high school I was very busy not only with my academics but with work and trying to enroll in college. I am very grateful that I was able to make a good GPA and graduate successfully from high school. If I could tell myself something my graduating year I would have told myself not to procrastinate as much. Procrastination is something that can ruin a student’s academic life. Before I graduated I often made the mistake of putting off assignments and rushing to do homework at the last minute. I would give myself this advice because if I didn’t procrastinate my senior year, my life would have been much easier and I probably could have made a higher GPA. But at the end I graduated high school successfully and got accepted into a good college, and for that I am very grateful.


One thing that I would tell myself as a high school senior is to stay in-state and not to attend an institution out-of-state because I would not receice as much financial money because I'm not a resident. I would also mention to stay at the campus I am most comfortable with and when I'm ready, transfer to another institute in Georgia. Most importantly I would tell myself that college is the most memorable and yet difficult; don't overwork yourself because it could end terribly. Enjoy life, hang out with friends, travel, have a part-time job to have some change in your pocket. Lastly, I would say, "Try not to overthink things or stress yourself out because you have time, you have to manage time but, don't worry know your professors, falcuties, staffs, and family to support you along the way.


Don't get caught up in Senioritis, focus on your grades and push yourself. Listen to everyone giving you advice on their experiences with their first year in college, try to learn from their mistakes and keep the lessons handy that helped them succeed. Learn to balance a checkbook and to make a budget. Get a job and save as much money as you can to help you with your bills for the first several months. Spend as much time with your family as you can, it sucks when you can't see them any time you like. Make good memories with them to help get you through the first year.


you have to take more responsiblities


While the main reason you considered going to community college is because of a boyfriend, I want to reassure you of what a great idea it is. It will be hard to make friends there, but you will reconnect with old friends. Working full time will be a pain, but will come in handy for when you want to get to Europe. Honestly, you have done a pretty good job. Going to community college will save you money and thus will let you feel better about attending the University of Tulsa. Now for your senior year you need to have more fun. While prom seems lame, go ahead and go everything is a memory. It is important that you start volunteering. Volunteering for the Salvation Army Angel Tree will make you feel good for helping in your community and will also show you how many people struggle in this world to give their children what they deserve. Times will seem hard, but just be the strong women that I know you are.


Get more scholarsips done, apply for grants and apply to white colleges in state! Do your homewoek and don't have to settle.


If i could go back in time and talk to myself in high school, the first thing that i would say to myself is that i should stay focused and do not let anything get in the way of getting my work done. I would say that the parties are not really anything i should be too excited about because they will all get boring and redundant after a while. Also i would say that i should really get involved more and dont be stuck in staying in your room all the time. The reason i would say that is because i like to be alone a lot of the time and i should get the courage to go out and do more things. Last but not least i would say to myself that the most important thing is to just focus on taking as may classes as you can each semester so that i wont get behind.


Attending Paine College has truly been an experience for me in the three years that I have been attending. I cannot say the social life is the best when it comes to that real "college" experience that everyone talks about, but it has truly taught me how to seek out and find new things to explore. The people here are extremely nice making the college a very safe and comfortable place to be. In the classroom, I have learned how to deal with different types of learners and also how to share my opinion with others in order for us to come up with a solution to suit all. I feel like I have touched many young children through field work here and I also feel like I have had an impact on classmates as well. Being uncomfortable in certain classrooms situations has also helped me to not be bashful or intimidated in front of a group. This was very helpful because I want to be a teacher. Last but not least the friendships I have found are truly genuine and simply PRICELESS! All in all, I love my PC! (Paine College)


I have mature a lot becaue I have had to major decisions on my own. It has be valuable to attend because the respect for poeple here and from community is different. You feel like you belong and I have gained more respect for others and myself!!!!


What has came out of my college experience is a greater sense of self, and the ability to learn from my mistakes. It has been a great value to attend college, but the main thing that is suppose to be learned from the experience is expanding socially and in your business life. I have really learned that networking is suppose to be a great asset for any college student, because if you graduate and have some contacts already then you are good. If you graaduate with no contacts then it becomes harder to find a job.


I realized this school was the perfect fit for me when I visited the College in December 2009. Not only did I receive a campus tour, I met the softball coach as well as some of the team, along with meeting and having a conversation with the college President, Dr. George C. Bradley. I was thoroughly impressed and I knew this is the institute for me. Pain College has been in existence since 1882; the campus is a not large and overwhelming. It is just the right size. The college is a church-related private institution, with the mission to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and service in the African American community, the nation, and the world. It is an hour and half drive from my hometown of Lithonia, Georgia. I have met a lot of people who have assisted me and made my college experience worthwhile. My lifelong fondness for animals has led me to choose the field of veterinary services as the career I would like to pursue.


I have learned that going to college is very beneficial because it can open doors to sucess in the future. Without college, then there would probably be no way for me to obtain the career I want. Now that I've almost completed my first year of college, I have learned that time manangement is a vital way to be organized. It has been plenty of times where I lost the track of time and almost missed class when I had a test or an important meeting to attend to. As the months went by, I taught myself to stay on track with time because I'm on my own now and I have to mature a lot faster. Lastly, staying organized with everything is very important too. Its important simply because I know that I would be struggling without good organizational skills. In high school, I was the worst organizer, but the first month of college changed that for me. I took notes on every upcoming event or on upcoming homework assignments. In closing, it has been valuable to attend becuase it has changed me as a person overall.


I was not a person that wanted to attend college at all. I thought it would be a waste of time and an extension of high school. I definitely did not want to go to a community college but decided to attend a semester to pacify a high school teacher. I am the first in my family to attend college and was incredibly nervous and confused. I absolutely loved my experience at Rose State College. The faculty and staff are so helpful and understanding that it made my transition from high school very smooth. In college you are treated like an adult and expected to work hard. I loved being in control of my decisions instead of having someone else map out my life like they did in high school. It is challenging to attend college but also very rewarding. My community college experience has prepared me to transfer to a four-year university. I have never regretted my decision to attend college and would encourage others who are hesitant to enroll to try a semester as a college student. It has changed my life and given me a more stable future.


College is something you must courage yourself to push it to the limit


If I able to go back in time, I would apply to more schools earlier and searched for more scholarships. I would let myself know about the time change from high school to college because time management is important. Also I would let myself know about the importance of saving money because you have to pay for books and there may be days when you want to eat out. When you get ready to leave for school, you must be prepared because you live in a new place. I would tell myself to buy things that would benefit me in the long run. Most of all I would let me know that its best to network when your in college.


I woulD tell myself to stay focused.Do all the things you know are right.I would tell myself to stay true to the values instilled in myself.I would tell myself that if you work hard now,later thing will be much easier.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior and give myself advice i would be more focused on doing good on the SAT and ACT. I would perpare myself for college by taking more responability for things.


I would tell myself to choice Georgia Southern University. That way I can keep my job in Statesboro and not have money problems as of now when I left for college. I would also tell myself to study and pay more attention in my English classes and in my math classes. Those classes seem to be the hardest classes I have in college and not to take history and Eng. in the same semester. I would tell myself to talk to as many people as I possible can because college is easier with friends. I would tell myself not to leave Mr. Brown's class because the other teacher is crazy and my math 101 teacher is hard to study and to stay on top of math as possible. I would also say college is as hard and I make it, and as long as I don't be lazy it could flow by in a second, easy.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior in high school, I would first prove it was me by telling me something only I would know. After establishing my identity, I would explain how great college is as an older student. I would also explain that, even though, I have a great time as a parent, it would have been a lot easier to have my diploma in hand before life got in the way. I would tell me that life is great and to live it with all your heart. Education is the best way to achieve your goals, so learn all that you can. Question anything and everything that puzzles you; search for the answer until you find it. Hold on to the dreams that you have and keep them foremost in your heart and mind. Let everything that is not important go. The most important thing in life is an open mind. Plant your feet firmly in your beliefs and do not allow anyone to budge you on the things you find most important.


I would tell myself to review all the options for after high school graduation. There are other schooling such as vocational, technical, and community colleges. Then I will tell myself to take it easy and focus on my studies, boys will come later. Study hard and never give up. Do well on your ACTs and SATs then fill out as many scholarships as possible.


i would say to myself, Amber make sure you focus more in class so that you can recive the GPA that you want, so that you can go to the college of your choice without the big hassel. I would also say spend more time being proactive in looking for scholarships and other finacial aids that will help me in not spending so much out of pocket for school ,so that i can be stress free.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would forewarn myself of the difficulties of "college life". I would teach myself better study habits and how to, more efficiently, manage my financial income. Study habits should be deeply embedded in a college student's mind. More work is given and professors will not always remind you of upcoming due dates. I would encourage myself to never give up or give in when things get tough. I would advise myself to not let the social activities interfere with my studies. As far as financial stability, I would apply for scholarships and inform myself on the many different ways to keep note of my financial activity. If my bank did not have a teller near the college I chose to attend, I would tell myself to research banks in the nearby area and find one that caters to my individual needs. I would advise myself to set a budget to live off of and strictly adhere to it. These are the things that most college students, and I, struggle with. If someone would have warned me, I would be more stable and focused.


For parents, I would say let your child choose his or her own college that he or she may be happy with. For students, live life one day at a time, have fun, and don't party to much. School comes first.


Take as many on campus tours as you can to decide which school has the best environment for you.


If you cant go visit the school look at pictures online of the area in which the school is in. That way you'll have some type of idea of what type of school your going to and the area in which you will be living.


Well, i would say that dont start to late. Make sure you get a head start- junior year. Make sure you pick the right that fits academic ability, and also just be your self at school when you go. Dont try to be some one your not cause in the end it will nothing but drama. Oh and Keep God in your life if you keep nothing else i promise he'll be there when when you call and need him.


Dont settle for just any college have many options to choose from. and have a plan before you get there and stick to it.


I would tell them to make sure that the college they're choosing has there major and that the student:teacher is reasonable that way if u have a question about some work u can always go to the teacher without having to schedule an appointment.


Take the time to do research about the college you want to attend. Take a college tour. Parents allow your child to make their own decisions. Students make the best out of your college experience. Keep your grades up. Have a social life and make friends. Also, be aware of who you hang around, everyone is not your friend.


I would advise parents and/or students to choose a college that is best for them. Don't just choose a college that offers financial aid. I would advise students to make the best of their college experience wherever they go. Even if the college isn't the college they wanted to attend, they should definately make the most of the experience. It's true... The years you spend in college are the best years of your life. You should cherish every moment of it. Besides, you're going to college for one purpose: to learn. College is a learning experience itself, so definately take advantage of the experience.


I would say do as much research as possible on the schools of your choice. Also try to schedule a campus visits to get a feel and "hands on experience" on what college life can be like.