I would have convinced myself to go to college immediately as opposed to waiting the ten years to finally go back. During my senior year, I became a mom and decided to put my college dreams on hold and work full time to support my child. Had I known then what I know now, I would have made the sacrifice to go back to school sooner rather than later. Education is truly the key to leading a successful life. Had I gone to college right away, my financial situation would be better and I would already be working in the career of my dreams -- healthcare.
I would tell myself Shelia you made a great decision . Going to college is a decision that couldn't have been deleted from your life. Look at it this way you made it when you transition from being home with your parents to kindegarten(you were successful with that) A few years later you transition from being in elementary to middle(you are right another success) Afterwards you guessed right yes you transitioned from middle school to high school(you are amazing now and was definitely amazing then-no problems you soared and became a success in high school. Ms. Mosley you really have made an outstanding difference for yourself. You could have decided to go an alternate route, but you knew there were bigger and better things for you to conquer. I will tell you honestly Ms. Mosley you have nothing to worry about as you prepare for college. In my previous statements I reminded you of how successful you were in earlier years. You as well as myself no without a doubt you will have another smooth transition when you walk into those college doors. Keep your head up, continue to be optimistic,and continue to have gumption.
I can't stress enough for parents and students alike to do their research. I think the personality of the student should come into play when researching a potential school. If a student has an outgoing personality, they might fare better at a larger school while a student who is perhaps an intervert might do better at a smaller school. A student must be mature enough to continue their education and perhaps working for a year would help some students mature before experiencing college. Too much money can be wasted on first year students, who do not take their studies seriously, they might be more concerned with off campus activities which can affect their grades and their financing if applicable. Students and parents should speak with other, unbiased students and parents that have attended the schools that are being considered, to get accurate responses about student life and what the reputation of the school is. Both parents and students must be very comfortable with the area that a school is located in, as well as the security available on and off campus for the students. If possible, students might benefit from visiting the school during different times of the year.
Ask about tuition before anything else. Then if the cost is suitable for you then you could go on with any other questions that you may have. Also make sure that the school has extra resources that could help you as a student like tutors that are there on a regular basis.
The advice I would give to parents and/or students who are trying to find the right college or making the most of the college experience would be , to examine eash school carefully, do not just take the first one that calls or the first one you look at. Take the time to weigh all your options and make sure you have chosen everything you want out of the school and your college experiences.
Look at what the college offers and make sure it matches what your goals are.
I would tell them to make sure the college is accredited and has transferr credits. Also check the crime rate and finincal aid deadlines and application are very important. I would suggest to student s if you fall behide try to catch up as soon as you can since college is no game and they will take everything away quickly if you fail out.
Take your time and make sure that the institute you choose is right for you.
Keep focused and always remember, it is the choice of the student. Allow them to be themselves and learn from their mistakes.
My advice to parents and students regarding the daunting task of selecting the right college and making the most of this choice is to do so as a family. Students may want to make this important decision alone but in reality there are a myriad of details to consider when choosing where they will attend school. Parents provide much needed support to their children in considering details such as campus safety, job placement rates after graduation, accreditation, the quality of the faculty and courses that are offered. Alike, students that allow their parents to be more than just a financial support, aid in easing stress and emotion during this joyous but difficult family transition.
A family can provide a unified approach to narrowing down which schools will be the primary choices for the student based on preference, financial commitment, available scholarships, and other important considerations. It is also wise for the family to visit the schools that are at the top of the student?s list together. This is a great opportunity for families to see what campus life is like, how accommodating the faculty and staff are, the accessibility of the campus, and the extracurricular activities that are offered.
I would tell t hem to make sure thecollege they pick ist he one that they really want to attend because , if you attend a college that you didn't really want to go to you might not work to your potential.I would also tell them to try to join clubs and have fun ,don't stress, but when it comes down to studying and school work take is seriously , but make time for youself also.
If I had to give advice to parents and students about finding the right college, I would first ask the student what they plan to major in? I would ask this question because it will help the student choose a school that specializes in that major or that has an outstanding program in that field of study. Next, I would ask if the child has applied for any scholarships, which will cut down the need for student loans and would save everyone money in the end. If the student is someone from my area, I would suggest that they think about how far away they want to be from home. From my experience with two other colleges, I would suggest that the student question the enrollment team as well as the academic advisors in their major about job placement after graduation. I would want to know what's the statistics for students obtaining their degrees and finding a job. Also, the student should investigate whether or not the school has formed partnerships with businesses in the area, which would increase their chances of getting an internship.
1. Start early, plan financially for college, search for scholarships and grants, try not to create large amount of school loans.
2. Begin with the basics, you do not have to decide what you?re going to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18. If you still can not decide after 2 years of prerequisites then choose a career that you can do many things with.
3. Students do not take advantage of your parents paying for your tuition. Going to school and having to pay your own way, makes you work harder and appreciate more.
4. When looking at colleges for certain degrees such as nursing makes sure the college is an accredited college.
5. When looking at colleges look at the graduation rate, or success rate. If your going into a program like a medical program check and see what the percentage of students from that college pass the exams given to be in that field.
Research research research!
Visit many colleges, meet with advisors, and don't choose a major too soon.
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