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


If I got the Oppertunity to give myself advise when I was a senior I would be giving myself advise now. I started college when I was 16, but I technically graduated in May 2012. That being the case I would choose to give advise to myself when I was 16. When I was 16 I began the transistion from highschool to college. It was a very odd time for me. On one hand I was far younger than anyone in college,so they did not treat me as their friend. On the other hand I had a difficult time getting along with people my own age because I didn't go to school with them, and they thought I was a nerd. My mother also had stage 4 cancer, and so I had to take care of her. If I had the oppertunity to give myself advise at that difficult time in my life I would tell myself to "work your hardest at everything you do". As long as you give everything 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of your effort it will all be ok. It doesn't matter if you're the smartest, all you need to be is the hardest worker.


Knowing what I know about college life and the transition the only advice I could give my high school senior self would to have more fun and enjoy life because it never slows down. I would tell myself to savor the little moments because they are the ones that you keep in your memory. There is not much I would tell myself to make any change. I might be 23 years old and still in community college, but I can tell myself that I'm 23 years old with a husband, 2 beautiful children, a good job and I got into the nursing program on my first try. All I could tell my high school senior self is to have fun and work hard at everything you do.


If could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, the advice I would give myself would be set deadlines. Work at a steady pace, create a routine. By doing so your are creating a work routine and getting things done on time. Slow and steady wins the race. When you set things aside and wait unitl the last minute your are only creating more stress. This is on your time now and if not taken serious your are only wasting your time and money.


I did't actually make it to my senior year, in high school. I dropped out and received my G.E.D. a year before I would have graduated. So, I would go back even farther, so I could talk myself into staying i n school, and then continuing on to college immediately afterward.


I would tell myself to enroll that summer before I actually did and commit and study more. I would have also told myself that i needed to take some harder classes my senior year of high school.


Hello old friend. I see you are considering college and are having a difficult time finding a purpose. I also see that you are a bit overwhelmed by the number of college choices, financial responsibilities, and expectations of this huge decision. In hindsight, I can tell you a few things that I look for now, as well as things I wish I would have had then. The things that I look for now are practicality and convenience with accreditation. There are many implied responsibilities in life so I want my college experience to be efficient and effective. I look at the financial burden during and after completion and ask myself if it is realistic. A very important tool I didn't have or was unaware of was guidance in the actual careers available to different educational paths. Spend time researching the careers available and if possible take an asset test to see where your strengths are. This will give you a natural direction to follow. Last, pay attention to the courses that have come easy to you over the years, seek out exciting extracurricular activities, work hard, and enjoy yourself. Investigate your options. Good Luck


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, oh the wisdom I would share with myself! First of all, try new things. You may surprise yourself with learning something new or discovering a hidden talent you never knew you had. Soak in the knowledge. The time in your life for learning is enhanced and before you are set in your ways, experience knowledge from other perspectives, cultures and teaching styles. Get out of your comfort zone and mingle with people whom you never knew existed. The transition is from a place where you knew everyone to now a new place where no one knows you or your past. Make new tracks and let your light shine. Enjoy the experience. Never again will there be a time for entering college for the first time. Make the most of it!


I would spend more time planning for my future rather than with my friends, If only I had done that college might not have been so difficult for me. I could have achieved my goals in my 20s rather than in my 40s, I firmly believe that this would have huge difference not only for my life but for the lives of my children and grandchildren.


I would of went to college when i was younger. I would of went right out of high school.


Sandra, you need to take some college courses even if you?re not sure what you want to be. In five years from now you can either have some college classes under your belt or not. Whatever you decide, life goes on so do not get let behind. College is preparing one for life, not just a job. An education will be a plus for you and everyone around you. I don?t want you to wake up one day and say, ?why am I working every day and struggling to make ends meet when I could be working, at something I want to be working at, and making a fair wage for my time?" ?Oh yea, I didn?t get a degree; that?s why.?


Go ahead and go now, right after high school. By the time you are 27 years old you will have a good career and college is great.