Rasmussen University-Pasco County Top Questions

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


To make sure to start college earlier, to stay in it and to finish my degree as soon I got out of High School.


If I could go back in time and tell myself anything it would probably be, stay in school, don't take any short cuts and get educated in the health care industry. The health care industry is one that will always be in demand and if you work hard the sky is the limit.


If I could go back in time and give myself advice on college life and making the transition it would be to believe in yourself and that you really can do anything you want to do. Nothing in life comes easy and there will always be road blocks and others who do not want to see you succeed. But, if you believe in yourself and have friends and family behind you encouraging you to become the best that you can be, that is all that matters. You do not need to prove anything to anyone other than yourself. College is the beginning of a wonderful journey that can take you to places that you never imagined you could reach. It opens your mind to a world of new and exciting ideas and dreams that you would never contemplate without the wealth of information being taught to you by well respected and educated individuals. Perfection in everything you do is not always attainable because no one is perfect. You should expect that you will have bad days and good days but in the end when you believe and have faith and love yourself enough, you will achieve greatness.


First I would begin with a life lesson, one that would include such things as, take advantage of what is being offered to you now because you might not get a second chance. I would also let myself know that you probably won't have this kind of time available again. I would tell myself that not only do you get a great deal further with a college degree but you will find that your options are far greater than if you don't have one.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would advise myself to not drop out of high school. An education is so very important and you will get so much further in life if you just stick with it. I know that it's hard, but in order for you to make a good life for yourself and your daughter, you need to finish your education and pursue your dreams. College life is fun and demanding at the same time. But, you are not alone and you can do whatever you set your mind to do. There are lots of people that are willing to help you succeed, you just have to want to put forth the effort and work hard. One last bit of advice: NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!!!


Start in a public community college to get hands on training and face to face interaction with teachers. This allows for a less expensive future, and go to Rasmussen College after to transfer credits from associates to a bachelors degree.


I would tell myself to get more involved in clubs and activites. Start getting used to spending more time doing your studies. Try to get a job save money to pay for college.