San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto Top Questions

What should every freshman at San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto know before they start?


I would advise myself not to put off my education. I woul not rush into making a decison that I wouldn't be sure about, but I would definetly always keep in mind that my education comes first.


I would tell myself try harder. Get in there and spend that extra time so you can go to a four year college. Forget about everything else and focus on school. It is not as bad as it seems.


My future solely depends on the choices and decisions that I make. There are no guarantees in life and if I am going to be a successful partner, parent, or citizen in society, an education is of the upmost importance. Life expieriences will educate me and provide me with tools that I need to succeed in everyday situations. An education will empower me with knowledge and facts on subjects that I am passionate about. The combination of the two, will by far , make an excellent candidate in the work force, which will enable me to be independent, self sufficient and maybe even sole family provider. Education is not an easy thing to obtain. I have to be very dedicated to my studies and work very hard at it. I know that in the long run it will only give me what I put into it, so there is no time like the present and my education starts now!!!!!!!!!


First off i would have to tell myself not to apply, and get accepted, to school out of my price range. To allow myself to fuly tour every instate campus rather than being in a rush to leave Connecticut behind me. I would tell myself to begin saving money rather than having to depend on impossible student loans and to keep up the hard work I had already been completing in high school. I would tell myself not to stress over college work and to never procradtinate all my papers because that is the key to failure when everything is due in the same week. It is better to just get said assignment out of the way. Those are a few of the things I would tell myself if I could go back in time.


College is the future to your success! Just about all companies require some sort of college degree and why not study the field that you have always dreamed about. Anyone can go to college, no matter your situation, there is help! Don't be one of those people that get stuck in a job that your not happy with, you never know when that company will go down and end up closing their doors due to economy changes. Don't let that happen to you! Take charge of your future, your young, if you don't like the field you choose, then continue your education. There are grants and financial aide to help you out. Don't quit, you will one day have a family that you will want the best for so why not be the best you can for yourself now and transfer that down to the next generation!


If I could go back to when I was a senior in high school and I could give myself advise of what I know about college life today I would say to myself not to be intimidated of school and to challenge myself as much as I can. There are so many things that I know today that I would of liked for someone to guide me back then. I was cluesless about college. I didn't know what was college. I would say to myself to be involved in many high school activities as possible. To ask questions if I didn't understand the problem. It's o.k. to ask more than once and it's o.k. if you don't understand the problem. I would say to take advantage of the school counselors, they are there to help not to get you in trouble. Ask lots and lots of questions because by asking you'll get answers and you'll get far. I would also tell myself that it is never to late have a new start.


wow! if i could go back in time to give advice to my self; it will defenetly be as soon as I graduated from high school,to immediatly enroll in a college to continue my education. Education is something no one can never take away from you.


The advice that I would give myself would have to be to go straight to this school (San Joaquin Valley College) instead of going to a previous community college that I attended. I would also tell myself to explore my different routes, and that I don't have to go straight into the same community college that everyone else is going to; and that I have different options that need to be explored.