Platt College-San Diego Top Questions

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


I would tell myself to get scholarships ahead of time. Knowing what I know now about the college I am attending and knowing the opportunities that were given to me at my high school, it would tell myself to do there best in attepting to recieve scholarships and grants. I would also describe to myself how easy the trasition really is. Even though I would not know the people who attend the school, the college life is not all the difficult as long as I continue to study hard and pay attention. True the college life is a little different, but it is just another step in success in life and I do not need to worry.


If I had to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would've said one thing, quoting Carl Sagan: "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." In a single statement, there is so much being said, yet it's so easy to grasp. I can't tell you how much this piece of wisdom has helped me grow not only as a student, but as a human being. Regardless of how unfascinating some things may be, there are always more fascinating things to discover. I live by this now, but I wish I realized this back then. I hope that others will take this knowledge into consideration and be inspired by it.