Toccoa Falls, GA
Toccoa Falls College


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

Realize what college is and think about what you want from your college experience before you make your final decision about ...

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

Realize what college is and think about what you want from your college experience before you make your final decision about college. College is not high school all over again; there is more freedom and more choices so when you are choosing a college, think about if it is a place you want to have that freedom. If the campus scares you or bores you, that may not be the best place to experience new freedom. Thinking about what you want from your college experience is also important when considering your options. What are you most looking forward to in college: Sports? Academics? Social life? Religion? Living on your own? Find your top priorities for a campus and compare that list to what the campus has to offer and what other students have heard about the campus. Remember that college is not just a school; it is a place you will be living at and associating yourself with for a while, therefore don?t let other people talk you into a decision or rush you. Take time, visit the campus, talk to current students or alumni, and consider your options carefully.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known the lifestyle of the small town life of Toccoa. Up here, you have to create your own fun instead of relying on other sources of entertainment, so it would have saved me a lot of boring hours my freshman year if I had just gone out and had fun instead of waiting around wondering what to do.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You should not attend this school if you are looking for total freedom or big party atmosphere. Most people who attend this school would rather go on a hike or read a book than ever have a huge house party. Because of the expectations of the conservative campus, there are rules to abide by so if you do not like rules, this is not the school for you!

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

I would first advise students to apply to a few colleges, instead of just applying to their dream college. It is wise to keep...

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

I would first advise students to apply to a few colleges, instead of just applying to their dream college. It is wise to keep one's options open and actually visit each of these colleges. By going to the college or university, experiencing the culture, and even sitting in on some classes, one gains the truest perspective of the institution. Another way to understand the life of the students on the campus is to actually talk with them. Some colleges offer a student preview weekend in which high school students can actually stay in the dorms and get to know other students and go to classes with them. I highly recommend attending these becuase by getting to know the students that attend the institution, one can get an understanding of the student life on the campus. By finding as much information as possible about each college one can certianly make a confident choice. The student may be surprised to find that one of his other choices surpasses his initial perference. College is a big chapter in a teenager's life that needs to be approached with as much knowledge as possible in order to make it a great, memorable experience.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Although I have come to appreciate the small, friendly town of Toccoa Falls College, it was very difficult to get used to such a quiet environment. At times, it can be somewhat difficult to find something fun to do on the the weekends while staying in town. Most shopping centers or malls other fun places to go with friends, other than hiking trails or other nature-oriented activities, require driving at least forty minutes away. Not only does it require planning, like finding a map, but it also costs a lot in gas.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Although Toccoa Falls College is very open-minded and welcoming, it is a requirement that the incoming freshman has a relationship with Jesus Christ (a Christian). The degrees at Toccoa Falls do require a Biblical Studies minor, however, one does have the opportunity to graduate with one of several liberal arts degrees. Because this school has a strong emphasis on community outreach, the type of person considering Toccoa Falls College should value impacting their community and personal growth and maturity as well as acheiving a quality education.

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

My advice is that the student and their parents research the schools and its values, in order to make a decision that will pr...

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

My advice is that the student and their parents research the schools and its values, in order to make a decision that will profit the goals and dreams of both parties.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is spiritually focused and has a desire to learn.

Heidi
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is highly religious and focused on the students, ready to challenge them at every turn and push them beyond what th...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is highly religious and focused on the students, ready to challenge them at every turn and push them beyond what they think they are ready to deal with.

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

To make the most of your college expirience visit the college campus to really see that it is a fit for you, don't go just because that is where you are getting most financial help from. The better fit that you have the better the expirience overall will be. I know that I chose my college on the homey feel that it has and that has made all the difference to my ability to work hard and succeed in my academic pursuit. Make sure you fit there both socially and academically and you will prosper in what you are doing!

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person that should attend this school is someone that is not going to be afraid to deal with things that are going on in their life. Someone that is ready to be challenged academically and emotionally on both what they believe and what they think and is able to accept that not everyone is going to have the same opinion of that topic or principle. Being ready to deal with God on a personal level is also key because of the fact that every class taken comes from a Christian world view.

Angela
Describe the students at your school.

Many of my classmates are focused on their adacemics. They are driven by future goals and strive to succeed. Active discuss...

Describe the students at your school.

Many of my classmates are focused on their adacemics. They are driven by future goals and strive to succeed. Active discussion, frequent questions, and a desire to interact with the material presented is common amonst them. Students seems to get along well with each other and benefit from classroom interaction. There are a select few of my classmates that are the complete oppostie. They present a sense of apathy when they enter the room and show disinterest in learning much from the courses. Unfortunately, they leave the school regretting thier decisions and wishing they could have a second chance.

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

Advice on Advice: Learning from those who have gone through similar experiences will always yield invaluable results. Take the time to hear people out; it is not only beneficial for you, but uplifting for those of whom you ask. Advice for STUDENTS! 1. Start the search in advance to give yourself enough time to make decisions when you are stress-free. 2. Be patient. 3. Only pursue what you are passionate about. 4. Make a list of things that are most important to you in life and pursue those in a college. 5. Take ownership of your search?do research yourself, invest your time, and pursue things wholeheartedly. You will reap incredible satisfaction when you are through. Advice for PARENTS! 1. Speak into the lives of your children about who they are and what they are passionate about. 2. Be authentic about your own experiences. 3. Let your children engage in discovery for themselves. Pray...there's incredible freedom in entrusting your life to the God who created the universe. He so carefully orchestrated the way this world functions and has its being; he will most certainly orchestrate the plan of your life in ways you've never dreamed of.

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

I would tell the parents or students that it is important to pick the right college because if you do not then you will be mi...

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

I would tell the parents or students that it is important to pick the right college because if you do not then you will be miserable. It has been such a blessing being at a place where I feel comforatable. It allows me to focus on my studies and to enjoy my time with friends. I think it is important to make the most of your college experience too, but realize that you are here to learn and to receive an education. If you waste your time partying and having fun then you will miss out the reason you are at college. Realize, however, that you will make friends who will be friends for the rest of your life so do not just hole yourself up in your room to do homework. It is about balance. Your priority should be your school work but also realize that this is a once in a lifetime opprotunity. Don't waste it!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is its sense of community. Since it is a smaller school the professors, students, and faculty all get along well. It also allows for increased opprotunity for student and staff interaction. Also among the students there is a sense of community as we encourage and get to know each other personally which is a lot harder to do in a bigger school.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that it the first semester is the most important semester to do well because if you do not you will always be playing catch up. Also if you do well and set good habits at the beginning it makes it a lot easier for the following semesters.

Amy
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very focused and take their subject matter seriously and with enthusiasm.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very focused and take their subject matter seriously and with enthusiasm.

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

I would firstly tell them not to judge schools by mere appearances. Just because a school has a lot of money does not mean that this is the school for them. Simply having a prettier building will not give you a better education. Secondly, do not visit schools during campus previews, as this is when schools promote themselves the most. It can lead to a false depiction of the school, and your decision might be based on mere hype. Make logical decisions based on what you want to get out of a solid education and what you plan to do later in life. Sure, have fun in college, and make friends, but that will not ultimately allow you reach your goal as a professional in your field of study later on. Incorporate balance and discipline into your daily schedule at school. Come into college with a strong sense of belonging, self-awareness, personal convictions, and thirst for knowledge and adventure. Only then will you be able to take advantage of this new college environment, all the while expanding your horizons and mind. Look ahead with anticipation learn from the past, while working hard in the present.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It is a very rural area. Not much to do besides outdoor activities. It is also fairly expensive to go here.

Erica
Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly and open to each students ideas and contribution to the class disscusion.

Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly and open to each students ideas and contribution to the class disscusion.

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

Encourage the upcoming college student to discover what her/she wants in life. Promote and explore the desires and talents of the student and then match a college with the student?s desires instead of limiting colleges due to geographical or parental restrictions. This way the student is pursuing what he/she enjoys and is confident with the next for years of their education.

What's unique about your campus?

Another very positive aspect of this campus is the involvment of the professors. Many colleges have regulations about professor/student relationships, but this school encourages their participation and that promotes a high level of achievment among students because of the encouraging relationship with the professors. The professors are willing to speak with the students after classes, in fact many require an office vist just so that the professor gets to know the face with the name. They also provide one-on-one attention with the assignments, but also encourages the student to be creative and make the project their own.

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

I would advise parents/students to focus on finding a school that maintains a good balance between social life and academic l...

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

I would advise parents/students to focus on finding a school that maintains a good balance between social life and academic life. Thus, first observe what the faculty is like. Is the library up-to-date? Sit in on some classes and note the general atmosphere and setting of the campus. Also take into consideration whether the students are (as a corporate group) academically focused. And secondly, examine the social life on campus. Is it healthy (e.g. sports, exercise, the arts, group outings, honorable relationships) or unhealthy (e.g. excess of alchohol/drugs, excess emotions, excess pop-culture). Observe the students on campus, and ask yourself if those relationships are respectable and healthy. Furthermore, figure out whether the campus' social life dominates or whether it is held in balance with academic life. In the end, to determine the right college for yourself/your child means integrating many, many factors for one final decision. My conclusion is that a primary factor in choosing the perfect college is finding one which emphasizes a healthy balance between social/campus life and academia.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about this school is its focus on growing spiritually as a Christian.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Though my school is not highly socially-oriented, it is research-oriented. Thus, I would brag with my friends that my school allows for in-depth thinking.

Stephen
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally caring and considerate. Here at Toccoa Falls College each person strongly feels as if he or she ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are generally caring and considerate. Here at Toccoa Falls College each person strongly feels as if he or she is a part of a significant academic and spiritual community. The student population is just right to help provide this sense of community. .I have been strengthened and challenged in my views by fellow students, but always in a positive way. Students care about their studies and are a significant part of my own.

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

My advice to you parents who are embarking upon the journey of locating the proper school that will adequately prepare your son or daughter for a lifelong career begins with one simple word, research. If you do your research diligently and couple it with some good old fashioned patience , you are sure to be successful. As you may already know there are a host of resources on the internet that can facilitate your research. Avail yourselves of every piece of pertinent information you can find without getting bogged down with the non-essentials. Of course, you will want to have both casual and formal conversations with your son or daughter as to what their goals, likes, dislikes, needs, and preferences are. Try to cover as many bases as possible. Although financing is the first thing that comes to mind with many parents, don't let that be the ruling factor initially. You may be surprised at what resources you find to help in this area. Keep all your information neatly organized as you move through the process. Remember to diligently research, be open minded, patient, conversant with your son or daughter, and hopeful that the perfect match will be found.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known more of the insider's perspective on certain issues and avenues for communication. Also, for some reason I was a bit let down by the size of the town in which the school is located, but now have grown to really enjoy it. I would have liked to have known that some of the resources I expected to be at the media center were of a lower quality than I had anticipated. I am speaking of the educational videos/dvds in particular.

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