Southeastern Community College-West Burlington Top Questions

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


It gets much better after high school. It is very important to go and make this transistion from high school to a smaller community college to a four year school. It gives you time to get use to university life without the risk of alling behind. You meet a lot of new people, life long friends, and this college will give you a chance to bond and grow without the pressure of a high speed four year college campus. Remain studious. There is always the temptation to go off and do whatever, get wild and crazy once you leave your parent's grip but it is so important to keep up with your studies and activities and not over load yourself at the same time. Balance is important in a happy life.


If I could go back in time and tak to myself as a senior in high school, I would tell myself to enjoy school and do better at my studies. I would recommend going to college right after high school and not wait until I was in my 30's. That going to college shortly after high school the knowledge is still fresh in your mind and is a lot easier that way. I would tell myself that it is great to do good in school, and that to get a good job you really have to apply yourself. I would tell myself that no matter what I am proud of who I have become today. I would tell myself not to just take the easy classes and to really challenge ourself, that I know we can handle it.


LTS! Listen, think and speak. Listen to your high school counselor, think carefully about your choices and speak to your parents about what you really want to do. It is important to remember that your transcripts and grades stay with you for your whole life. Listen, think and speak...