To apply sooner for scholarships and grants. It is a long process and you need to start this your Junior Year. Make sure you have your mind made up on your career and think it out well.
If I had the ability to go back in time, I would have convinced myself to pursue my bachelor's degree right after graduation from community college. I chose to stop at my associate's degree and start working. Although I am enjoying my online learning experience, the pressures of being a full-time employee, mother, and wife make school work a bigger challenge now than if I had started working on my degree back then. If I had completed my undergraduate studies, I would be working on my master's degree now and be closer to my goal of nurse practitioner. I will encourage my children to pursue their education while they are young, something I was not encouraged to do when I was attending college.
If I could go back and talk to the eighteen year old me, I would go back and tell her a few things. I would tell her not to make a decision about her degree right away, because it adds more pressure to the Freshman year. I would tell her to get the required, but boring classes out of the way her first year, so she is free to focus on her harder classes in her Sophomore year. I would tell her to do herself a favor and live in the dorms her freshman year because it will be a better time, and she'll have the support she needs to get through the rough moments. Lastly, I would tell her to just breathe and enjoy herself, to live in the moment, to focus on the good times, because what they say is true, these are the best years of your life!
get scholarships! apply for schools early so you can have options and get better grades in high school so you can have more options as well
I never graduated from high school. I do have a GED. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself not to drop out of school. I would tell myself to pay attention to my grades and forget about booze, boys and drugs.
I am writing this letter to both warn you and excite you about college. Being at college is an amazing experience and will grow so much in your capacity as a leader. Now with that being said, it is important that you understand that you will incur difficult situations that will ask you to question your morals as well your views on the world and people. Nothing has ever been given to you without hard work so do not expect that to change. You have to be more tenacious than ever, more open minded than ever and find strength within yourself because no one will be there to hold your hand. Now is the time in your life where you need to learn to be understanding and understand your role in a community. This is the transition that will determine who you will be. It is a competitive world out there so be conscious of your decisions.
Make sure you are fully comfortable with the location, atmosphere, and what type of a school it is. Visit several different campuses at least twice and take full tours of the campuses before you decide which is right. And most importantly, make sure it offers enough options for you to decide what you want to major and minor in.
In terms of finding the right college, I would advise students to begin by finding a campus on which they are comfortable. I would recommend talking to a few students or even faculty members in an attempt to experience what the general atmosphere of the campus is, and to choose a university that seems to best meet their interests and needs. In terms of making the most of the college experience, I recommend getting involved in activities early on in one's college career. It is incredibly easy to delay joining a club that looks interesting because of homework, or work, or too many other commitments, but it is well worth it. Joining in college activities will not only give the student a chance to interact with others, but it will also help the individual find his or her passions. Ultimately, I would advise a student to enjoy his or her time in college. Despite the stresses and hardships that will be encountered, college goes by entirely too quickly. By living in the moment and enjoying the present, I think one can make the most of his or her college experience.
Attend a school that you feel is right for you and will help you succeed.
Regis University is a great school. It has the education that students need and the reputation that will earn respect in the professional feild. Relationships with the professors are a very good idea because it will show character as well as show the professors that the student wants to be in the university. Every professor I have had has been receptive to my opinions and ideas. They have been accepting of my cultural background and I am happy to say I have formed good relationships with all my professors. Relationships with students are difficult and in my opinion, not worth it. The best thing to do at Regis University is keep to yourself and study hard. Use the resources around you and listen to the advice of the professors. Regis University has a very good reputation and has a good rate of job placement. Success in Regis University depends on how focused the student is on his or her education and where the student spends most of his or her time. Time spent towards studies pays off in the end.
Use a website that will narrow down the search for colleges. Do not be afraid to let your children go out of state. and do not let money be an issue.
DOn't take it too seriously.
check out as many schools as possible. keep all doors open!
A lot of kids see attendance at a community college as somehow less cool than going to a four year university right away. Although I did start at a four year school, a lot of my friends began at community colleges. They experienced far less tuition and far greater learning support than is available at most four year institutions - then they transferred to my university and will get the same degree I will, but for a lot less money!
I feel to find the right college, you have to pick a college which agrees with the degree in which you are wanting and a college that matches your beliefs. I feel that to pick the right college you don't have to follow your friends in order to have a great experience, you need to pick the college that will be the best fit for you. Whether that is based on the size, academic focus, or religious/cultural beliefs. Pick the college which will benefit you the most.
To make the most out of your college experience I would say to participate in all that you can, because you can participate in something in which you never thought you would do, then you meet new people and form friendships which never would have happened if you had held back from participating in something new. Also I would say to have an open mind, and just let things happen and everything will work out the way they are supposed to happen.
Visit the college and get a feel for it. Make sure you are surrounded by people that you can relate to. Ask questions and find out what you want out of a collage.
Go with your gut. If you have a good feeling about a particular college, you will find a way to get accepted and you will be more likely to stay focused and graduate strong.
make sure the college that you choose meets your academic and profesional ambitions.
Be honest with yourself about what you want to get out of school. I suggest attending a smaller school if you like having personal relationships with you professors and if you want to see familliar faces every day. I suggest trying to stay over night at a college or at least having lunch with a student when you visit a school.
Selecting a college is the most important moment in your student's life. What you need to realize is that while money is always a consideration, the price tag is not the most important factor in your child's education. I have met countless students who chose their college because it was the cheapest or because it gave the most financial aid, and they hate their college. Students need to decide a college based on what is most important to them. As parents, the best thing you can do for your student is respect their decision, regardless of cost. College is not merely a means to an end. It is a community wherein students' minds are nurtured and expanded in order to prepare them for the working world and to instill within them a life-long love of learning. When considering what is at stake, a decision of this magnitude should never be made on the sole basis of cost.
Regis is expensive, but if you are driven and want your degree, and not to mess around, it is a great, fast-paced plae to learn.
Make sure to explore your options. Don't limit yourself to one specific city or area, or even by sport, because college life encompasses so much more! Meet students if you can when touring schools, a peer's perspective is so important and real.
The best advice that I can give to students and their parents regarding finding the right college is to determine what career you want to pursue. Regis offers wonderful opportunities for my major, however there are also some programs that are not offered. Therefore, that should be the first determinant. Finances should be taken into consideration but realize that financial aid will often balance out fairly equally among schools regardless of the initial cost of tuition. Secondly, it is important to realize if you want to stay in state or attend an out of state college. Any particular interests that the student has, should be taken into consideration including if they plan to be part of a certain club, private university, band, study abroad opportunities or a particular athletic team. Once these basic considerations are made it is a lot easier to narrow down the college of your choice. These considerations are very important to the individual to help make the transition a little easier and will significantly reduce the potential options of college destinations. If you are unable to find a college that meets all of these requirements, figure out your priorities and rule out schools in that order.
Let your child make their own choices. Also, despite credibility of school name, all colleges offer a great education and its all based upon what you do with your education.
Remember that everyone changes. Prepare for every situation possible, and weigh the reactions to them. Imagine yourself in a few years and think about what you truly believe in.
Go with your gut. At the end of the day, with the right attitude and motivation you will succeed in making friends, earning good grades and finding your place.
Look for a college that the student feels comfortable on and that is a distance away from home that both parent and student are happy with. As for being in college, buget your time and prioritize like crazy! You can be successful and have fun-you just have plan out what you will do when and be able to take responsibility for your actions and decisions. Have fun!
Visit the campus before choosing the school; maybe even sit in on a class if you can. To me, living on campus is a great experiance, it makes you feel like a part of the school and was a great way to meet new people. You can't always live on campus but if you can, I would take the opportunity to. Orientation is also a great way to meet people, it makes you feel like you aren't the only one scared about starting college. It's important that you dont choose the school becuase your friends or boy/girl friend is going there, you need to go because it is what you want, and dont go just because you have a scholarship to that school. If you go only for money and that school wasn't your first choice then you can end up regretting the decision. Don't just go to a school to get away from your parents either; you can never get away from them and you shouldnt want to. In college is when I needed my parents the most, they can be your best support system.
go out and spend some time at the college before you decide if you want to go their.
If you're really sure you know what you want and are very independant, then going to a big school could be a good thing. But if you want to try lots of new things, which is really what college is about, then pick a small school. You might think there's less opportunities at a small school, but it makes it easier to participate in a variety of things. At a smaller school, you know everybody, so you get to know about more opportunities. Also, larger populations tend to force administration into focusing on bringing people in line in order to opperate smoothly, but at the small school I go to, the administration is focused on what it can do for the students. There are draw backs for certain programs in small schools, but that varies from school to school, so if there's something you really want to do, you can find a small school to do it in.
FInd a college that the student feels comfortable and will easily make friends. I didn't go to school with any of my high school friends, I jumped in alone. I've made lifelong friends at college and without them I wouldn't still be in school. Friends help me want to be in school and do well.
The best thing to do is to find a college that will foster growth both towards finding the most fitting area of study and also towards a future career. When I started college, I had a very vague idea of what area I would like to study. The college I attend takes pride in their very well-rounded and varied core curriculum, which ended up being a wonderful help to me as well as thier small class sizes and intimate atmosphere. I was able to explore different areas of study while fulfilling my core credits, and the teachers were very available to help advise me. Or, if your student has a specific career in mind, be sure that you look for a school that offers a strong program, and especially one that offers help finding internships or other ways of gaining real experience in the desired field. Be sure to visit the campuses of the schools you are considering and do things such as talk to professors, sit in on classes, etc. Most importantly, make sure it is a school that offers an environment in which the student feels confident that they can trive mentally, spiritually, physically, and intellectually,
Get involved! Find somewhere that drives your passions. Attending a school where you are involved and stimulated will allow the student to get more out of their college experience. College is an awesome opportunity to learn and grow academically, spiritually, socially, and intellectually.
My advice would be to look at a lot of different colleges. I didn't do any college tours and only applied to one school as a senior in high school. I ended going to that school for two years and absolutely hated it. Then I transferred to Regis University after looking at several other schools and it was the best decision I ever made. I love the fact that Regis is small and devoted to educating their students. Unless a future student looks at and experiences a variety of colleges, from large state schools to small private universities, they won't have a smaller chance at finding that school which is "just right" for them. Being stuck at a school that doesn't fit your academic and social needs ends up just being a waste of time and money. So that is my little bit of advice to all those future college students and their exasperated parents.
I think to find the right college to fit you, lots of college visits need to be arranged. Visit big and small schools, state and private schools, metropolitan and rural schools. You won't know how you like it unless you visit. I think college tours and the life in the day of a student are excellent resources that should be used because they illustrate the true environment of the college. And the students can give insite to what campus life, professors, the workload, the area are all about. I think to make the most of a college experience, you have to be open and willing. Attend the orientation workshops and activites, I highly recommend living on campus or in a house with fellow students because it will help you adjust with the rest of the incoming class while gaining knowledge from upperclassmen. Be social, join a club, go out and party and explore your new life, but don't forget why you are there, to get ahead, gain knowlegde, fulfill a dream and enter the working world with what empolyers love, experience. Get an internship and do research, try and make the most of it all while having fun.
Do campus tours for each college you are applying to.
Look for what you want, not what your parents want for you. Look at the things you crave for in a school, and go with that. Look at the academics what you want out of classes, visit the teachers, they are the most important part of the school if you don't like your teachers you will not learn.
I you want to really feel like a member in a close nit community as opposed to just a number, then Regis University is the right school for you. It may not have the football team or huge frat scene...but I honestly believe the attention given to each individual student by the faculty and staff to make sure they succeed is unparralleled at the collegiate level. YOu will truly feel at home...and be no more that 1 hour from the best ski slopes in the country...Who wouldnt want to come to Regis!
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