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


The advice that I would give myself is not to attend the first college that I attended because the college did not teach me what I needed to learn. I, also would tell myself to learn to be more organized about all my work from then until college becuase a lot can change not just wth my study habits but with the way I will be learning. Another thing that I would tell myself is to help myself first before trying to help someone else because it will turn around and hurt you afterwards. Too, that college is not just about partying or even making new friends but it is about learning and getting all that you need to learn about the career that you wish to succeed in.


Dear Bethany, Please understand that this time of you life is meant to be a growth period. You are in the right profession and you are going to love it. You are going to make wonderful friends, but not everyone on campus will accept you and that is perfectly ok. Your identity is priceless. Do not worry about the small things, somehow they usually seem to take their own course . Do not be embaressed to ask others what they think or why they think that way; it will challenge them to look further. You can never do enough to help out other international students . They are loyal friends and fun company. Your teacher are going to investin you and support you. You are not alone in your struggles. Remeber to rest along with all the activites that I know that you will want to get involved in. You can not give your best if your body and your heart are exhusted. Know that you are never alone. With blessings, Future Bethany Parkhurst


Branch out. Get to know as many people as you can. If you sit back and watch the world go by, you will be wishing you hadn't later on in life. It is never a sin to be a nice person. Be kind to everyone you meet and respect yourself and all other people. If you give respect, you will get it right back in return. If you get respect, be humble, do not gloat, simply take it as a nice gesture. Remember, nobody had to give you that respect, you had to earn it. Communicate your feelings and emotions as clear as you can. Good communication is always key to success. Keep your ears open and just as importantly, keep your mind open. You never know when you will need somebody to help you out in the end. Be courteous. Always help others, not only when there is money or compensation involved. It IS ok to do nice things, just to do them. And most importantly, never forget who you are or where you came from. Nobody is ever better than anyone else. We are all equal and should be treated that way.


I would tell myself that this is the last year of high school and my grades and SAT score are top priority. If I could obtain a GPA of 3.7 I could receive a scholarship for $14,000 and this would be very helpful with succeeding. I would also remind myself that I have lettered varsity fastpitch softball since my freshman year and could also receive a scholarship for playing softball for the University of Findlay. Also, once my Bachelor's degree and CPA have been achieved my future will be bright and full of wealth.


Listen to your mother.


I would tell myself that some of the things you learn are easier so pay attion in your high school classes


I would tell myself to take my homework and studying seriously. I would also tell myself to be confident in myself and be be more open minded.


My advice would be to have a good balance between the different parts of your life.


I recommend to "go with your gut instinct". Don't let someone else make the decision for you. If the only reason for looking at a college is because you think it will be the safest bet or because your parents want you to go there, then do not look at it for another moment. Life is never safe, and doing what your parents think is best for you only because you might be afraid of the consequences of not following the "beaten, or well known path" is never rewarding. Find the school that best matches yourself! Look at the campus. Do you seee yourself wlaking down the hallways every day for at least the next four years? Pay attention to the current students as they walk by. Do they seem happy or satisfied? Look at the extra curriculars and school organizations. Many times friends are made through these outlets, so make sure you can find at least a couple of groups that you can see youself joining. Last and most important, figure out if the college has your intended major, or at least some interesting majors if you are undecided once you start your college career.


The primary thing that I would advise parents or students when selecting a college is do your research. Take into account every aspect of the college including costs, living arrangements, work opportunities, professors, class sizes, scholarships, grants, location, security, curriculum, and campus/community activities. To find this essential information the students or parents should look at the schools website, look at information provided by the school like brochures, take campus visits and tours, and talk to faculty and students.


The most important part about choosing a college/university is making sure it's where you want to be. If you feel like you won't fit in or won't get the most for your money, don't attend that college/university. It's crucial that you feel comfortable where you're going to school. Check out the campus life and make sure you get involved. Make new friends as much as you can, but stay academically focused. This is your future! Have fun making it, and do what you want with it!


My advice is to check out the campus and housing, as well as the surrounding area to know what is available on and off campus for you. You should make sure that the school is about what your goals are and that there are things for you to do that you are interested in. The curriculum should be geared toward what your goals and ideas are, but the surrounding area on and off campus mean alot to. Make sure that there are things for you to do that you enjoy in your spare time and have some fun together with the new friends you will make!


My advice for anyone who is trying to figure out the right college for them would first be figure out what you want to major in and then base your college mostly off that. There are always going to be other intangables that will alter what college you want to go into, but your only going to attend that college for two to five years. Your major or future job your going to have to deal with for your entire life. So find a college that is going to best prepare you for your future job, get you a job after you graduate, and be willing to help you out along the way. I got lucky enough to find a college that is willing to do those three things and beyond and I hope you have the same.


Parents and students need to be able to choose a place best for the student. Weather this means acidemically or socialiy or noteriety, students need to feel comfortable in the place they choose. If they are not comfortable, it will not be a good choice as the experience gained will not be as much as it could be at a diffferent school. Parents need to be flexible with their children in helping them decide where to go to. After all, it is the student's decision in the end. However, the student should be aware of financial budget so as to not become in debt in the future.


Go visit your college before you make any decision about where to go. And once you get there if you are unhappy, leave. College should be the best time of your life, do not stay becuase you think you are obligated to.


Write down what you are looking for and see what each university provides for your needs. Choose your friends wisely and don't change your morals to fit with popular people. College is a bigger high school.


I would say that students should go with their instincts. Visiting a college camups gives a very good impression of the kind of school it is and the kind of students that go there. When it comes time to choose, try to pick the one that is the most like the students' personality. Because no matter how much it costs or how high it is ranked, if it doesn't feel right, it won't be.


To find the right college, I would suggest visiting all the colleges you are interested in and getting a private tour. The tour guides give you a lot more information in private tours than in public ones, and you will be able to learn more about each school this way. After visiting all the possibilities, I would make a list of the pro's and con's of each school. After reviewing the list that was made, I would then decide which school made you feel most at home. You want to make sure you go somewhere where you feel comfortable. Your academics will be affected if you don't feel at home on campus. To make the most of the college experience, I would make sure to get involved in as many organizations as you are interested in. The more things you get involved in, the more friends you make. Also, make sure to go to the on campus activities. There are always more students at these activities than you would expect, which gives you another opportunity to network with other students. Your college friends become your family, so the more you have, the better your experience will be.


My advice to future college students and their parents about finding the right college is to one, definitely visit all of the choices. When you visit a college , one can get an idea of what the professors are like, the student population, campus facilities and where they would live for their college career. Ask lots of questions to the tour guide, students you may pass on campus, the professors and also administrators and staff of the college. Also, take a tour of the community in which the school is in, one may love the school, but if it is located in an undesirable area, then that could damper one's college experience. To make the most of the college experience, get involved on campus. If a student is involved on campus, they are more likely to do well in the classroom, socially, mentally, positively affecting a student's overall health. Being involved on campus has helped me adjust to college life and helped me further my education.


Research the school thuroughly. Make at least one visit to the school, and no less than one. Don't necessarily decide what school to go to based on the programs they offer (since you might switch programs). Try to stay overnight on campus and attend at least one class. Get a copy of the universities policies (on-campus living, behavioral, academic expectations) before deciding on a school, so that you can find a school that fits your personality and habits better. It is extremely frustrating to find out these things later on. Greek Life is incredible: in my experience it has not been anything like what is perpetuated by Hollywood stereotypes. granted that does take place in certain locales, I am sure, though it was much more that way in the early 90s and before. Greek Life has offered me a frequent opportunity to do community service, invaluble people skills, social and business networking, academic standards (much higher than the school's), and a home away from home. I would highly encourage any motivated individual to look into Greek Life at a small school, and possibly a large school too, but DO NOT stand for hazing.


There is a saying "College is some of the best years of your life." I could not agree more with this statement. I recently graduated with my bachelor's degree, and am now faced with going back for my masters, and finding a career. Entering college was easy for me. I knew exactly where I wanted to go. The school I chose was close to home, and was really attractive in that it was a small campus and offered a small teacher to student ratio. This was really beneficial for me through out my college career. It made wanting to go to class and learn much easier than it would have been to show up to a class full of a hundred or so students and one teacher. Living in the dorm for my first couple of years was another key decision. It helped me make most of the friends that I have today. College was like a continuation of high school. There was still structure, but with much more freedom. I had the power to choose if I wanted to learn, and I did. I'm going to miss these years, but I will never forget them!


When a student is going off to school they, along with their parents are going to have mixed feelings and that is alright. To choose the right school is difficult but the student is going to be the only person who knows whether or not they are making the right decision. Once the decision is made of where to attend school the student can start getting ready to go. The best advice I can give is to relax, it is the best way to adjust. Also, getting involved on campus is a great way to make friends!


Make sure the college is within your reach financially because it is harder to get scholarships then many make it out to be. Also, consider the distance from home and other majors available at the school incase you decide to switch your major once school begins. Make sure your AP classes will transfer too the school before you take AP courses because sometimes they wont and the classes become a waste of money. Always remember that if you hate the school, dont be afraid to transfer out because being miserable will make grades drop and again, waste money


When looking for the right college find the one that makes you happy. The one that can help you reach your goals and help you find your way in the world. This is not always the most well known school, but it will be the one you come to know. Do make the most of your college experience, just remember you are paying for it and you will only experience it for the first time once. There is a lot to do so try everything at least once and that will help you find your place and new friends. Good luck!


I would recommend being very involved. Help with financial planning.


Advice I would give to parents and students looking into the right college would be to find one that seems right for you (the student). Do not go to a specific college because you feel pressured to chose it because another sibling went there or a parent went there. Education is a great gift to have and not everybody can strive to get the best education they can in the same enviroment as somebody else. So look into where you want to go, whats around the campus (is there activities you enjoy offered int he community?), and what kind of classroom enviroment is offered (is there a small student to teacher ratio?). So take your time and do not accept the first school you come across because your going to pay for an education and you want to make sure it is the right one for you.


When you visit, just make sure you feel "at home". Make sure that it fits you and that it's not too big. Make sure you can afford it as well, being in debt is NOT fun.


The advice I would give to parents and/or students searching for the right college is does the college suit the student. When I visited the University of Findlay, I knew this was the college that I wanted to attend in the fall. The university is small, clean, and friendly, just what I was looking for. Also, the University of Findlay has small class sizes, where the professors knows the student personally. The professors help students with their studies and care about them. Faculty and staff are friendly and helpful, so students feel comfortable around them. To make the most of the college experience, be involved on campus and in the community. I am involved in many different organizations and volunteer service because I enjoy meeting new people and helping the university and community. Also, meet different people on campus. The University of Findlay has many diverse people from all over the world such as India, China, and Japan! Therefore, students can interact and personally know other students from other parts of the world. Also, to make the most of the college experience, attend different activities such as theater plays, social events, and athletics. Make yourself a well-rounded person!


Try not to focus on the prices. If its a solid school and offers what your child wants most, then go!


The main focus of choosing a school is the reason your are going to school in the first place, the academic part. Try to avoid choosing a school based on its proximity to home, how many of high school friends will be attending, or how big of a party school it is. No matter what school is chosen, great memories and life long friendships will be made. However, great memories need to take a back seat to class work. There is nothing more important than getting good grades. The purpose of college is to gear up for the "real world" and must be taken seriously. If students stay on top of their work, good times will generally be easier to come by because there will not be as much stress over grades. Stay level-headed, focused, and keep a sense of humor throughout, and college can be a collection of some of the most rewarding and fun experiences in life.


Be sure to visit several colleges before making a decision because you'll never know until you experience it for yourself.


Choose the college that offers the most student support for academics and offers a strong program for your major. Pick a school where you immediately feel like your at home or that you will easily fit in with the student body. Pick a school where it is easy to get involved and make the most of the college experience.


Searching for the right place to further your educational career is a very stressful experience. However, it may also be one of the best experiences in an individual's life because it is an opportunity to selectively pick your future. Advice in this situation is critical and I would advise a new student to: narrow the search down to a handful and then take visits, select a campus that is right for you not your friends, join extracurricular organizations, enjoy your independence, and most importantly interact with fellow students. It is crucial to narrow your search to a couple campuses so you do not waste your time with schools that aren't for you. Also, this is your future and not your friends so it is important to select a school you like and not one that your friends like. Once you are on campus you need to join organizations so you can quickly make new friends to help reduce the inevitable home sickness. Independence is a great thing however; do not abuse it because you can quickly be in over your head. These are a few suggestions I wish somebody would have told me prior to my college education.


Find a college that best suits your child's future plans. Without an education today it is very hard to find a job so a little bit of schooling is necessary now. Make sure it is a college that fits with your child's personality and their career choice.


The best advise I can give is narrow your list down to 3 or 4 choices and visit them all. Find an advisor that you feel most comfortable at and find the school that makes you feel special. Don't rush the process of choosing the college you're gonna spend the next 4 years at.


In my opinion, I would make an effort to visit the schools before deciding. I visited my university and fell in love with it, and I still love it here. Also, make sure you do not hold back, meet new people and make friends. It makes the whole experience so fun with people there with you along for the same ride.


Students should definitely look at more than one college to obtain a broad understanding of what college is like. Asking numerous questions is very important, whether they are about financial aid, academics, or the social life on and off campus. If financial aid is a huge factor of chosing a college, always talk with a financial aid advisor because they will make sure you will be able to afford that particular school. After narrowing down the choices, make several visits to each college to get a feel of the atmosphere. Make sure the enviornment is comfortable and safe. Overnight visits are highly recommended. This option allows students to attend classes with upperclassmen and engage in a variety of activities. It is important for the school to offer extracurricular activities so students can be involved. Once the right school is chosen, make friends on the first weekend before classes begin. For the first few weeks of school, stay there and get involved. Many students want to go home. As a result, they are missing out on the opportunity to make new friends and engage in different activities. The main thing is study hard, have fun, and be involved!


I would say let the student pick their major. Don't try to pressure them into anything. Chances are if you feel comforable on your tour then you will be comfortable at the school. If you feel uncomfortable they should go to a different school.


Number one would be to visit, and visit many different colleges. Looking at a variety of sizes, and atmospheres that all have the program you are looking for. Without stepping on campus, you will not truely know what you are getting into. Half the college experiance is the campuse life. Also, attend as many activities on campus as you can, esspecially the ones that your dorm floor can all attend. You can get to know the others on lyour floor and meet may new people throught those events, don't lock yourself in your room all the time. Get our and meet people.


Visit and stay overnight if at all possible. Attend some classes as well and really get a feel for the campus before you decide.


Make sure you/your student look into many different kinds colleges. Try to stay the night with someone on campus. When you find the school of choice, get involved! College isn't just about academics; it's about defining who you are as a person and as a student... Clubs, Greek Life, and other organizations can help mold you into what you will be come and you shouldn't pass on that oppurtunity. Most of all, don't be afraid to try something new. You never know who you'll meet or how that can totally change your view on life. Make the most of your college experience, you won't ever get the chance to get the same experience again. Oh, and parents, lighten up a bit. College is important, but your student finding out what they love (or what they hate) is far more imporant than your notions of what they like.


First of all, to find the right college, one must visit several colleges that he or she is interested in. Parents need to be involved in this process as well. One needs to get a feel for different campuses and find out if that college offers his or her major. A student must feel comfortable on campus, whether it is just walking around or talking with other students who go there or with professors. College is one's second home, and he or she must feel like they are at home. To make the most of one's college experience, one must be proactive. One must be confident, willing, and eager to meet other students to build healthy relationships, which may help him or her in the future. Also, ask questions! Do not be afraid to ask professors or faculty workers about something if you are confused. They will only want to help you. Last of all, have fun! Studying hard is obviously expected in college, but you need to let your stress out once in a while. Most colleges offer tons of activities that are sure to reduce stress, so take advantage of them!