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


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, there is one important thing I would tell myself: Don't forget to make time for you. I've always been hard on myself. Academics have always been important to me. I push myself to excell, and sometimes I have a hard time accepting that imperfection is okay. My first two years of college, I struggled to commit to anything unrelated to academics. I spent many weekends in my room studying. Though I have many friends, I struggled to find time to see them. I had a 4.0 at the end of my sophomore year, and I promised myself I would be involved the next year. A truly successful college student succeeds when they have many responsibilties and somehow prioritize. I joined UIC's cheerleading team my Junior year. We practice twelve hours a week in addition to games and events. I am currently still holding onto my 4.0. I proved to myself that it is possible. I am happier than I've ever been. I would tell myself that academics are important, but so is your happiness. Make time for you.


Don't expect to find life long friends during the first few days of college. More often than not, you'll never talk to the people you talked to during the first week ever again. Be open to meeting new people and take every opportunity to make new friends. Be patient and everything will fall into place.


I would give myself the advice that i should explore all my options when it comes to choosing my major and University. I would encourgae myself to apply to schools that have high requirements and may seem tough to get into, because when i was applying to universities i always thought applying to IVY league schools would mean my chances are slim. But i have learnt that selection processes vary from school to school and all ambitious students should apply everywhere. Also to research into the major to make sure that is what you want to do for the rest of your life. For some people a topic of interest seems like the perfect choice but i personally think that an individual should test his/her own strenghts in other fields too so that they may draw a comparison and be very sure of what they want to pursue.


If I could go back in time I would tell myself to get excited it is a brand new fresh start. This is the time where you stop being shy and meet a diverse amount of people. College is filled with interesting and talented people, and it would be a shame if you did not get to meet them. Try to get involved the summer before your first semester. You will get a head start on knowing the campus, meeting falulty, and meeting new people. The connections you make there will make your first semester of college and enjoyable one. Sure it may seem scary at first to enter this new stage of your life, but don't worry there are so many programs that can help make your transition easy. Do your research on the school and see what they have to offer. Try to find a support program like TRIO, Urban Health Care, or even counseling. If that does not interest you look into clubs and organizations that you can get involved in right away. Just remeber these key points: it isn't as scary as you think, get involved, and learn how to manage your time wisely.


The advice that I would give to myself as a high school senior is to enjoy the college experience. The four years go by fast and if you don't take advantage of all of the opportunities and resources available to you, you may end up regretting it after you graduate. I would tell myself to be more open-minded and make time to interact more with my teachers and peers. I would get more involved with the efforts of the University I attend. I would really strive to be a bigger and louder voice on campus and help other students appreciate the great opportunity we were given to further our education. I would also tell myself to not stress out too much about figuring out what my major is until well into my sophmore year--my interests will be more defined and the prior experiences will help me to understand what I am truly destined to do. Ultimately, I would tell myself to go to the school my heart is set on. I would tell myself it is okay to move far away from home. My life will be home when I finish my degree.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, knowing what I know now, I would tell myself not to worry. The transition between high school and college is not as hard as many high school teachers make it seem. My career choice isn't as easy as one would think; I would tell myself to be truly dedicated and to put my all into everything that I do. College is a lot of work, but it can also be very fun. Being a college student means having the freedom to be on your own, whether you're living at home or not, but you have to use that freedom wisely because you can't run for help anymore. You need to learn to prioritize, get serious, do your work, but you also need to know when to step back and relax. The stress from school can be overwhelming, so never take on more than you handle.


Looking back at high school I can picture the tan brick walls and white tile floors and I think to myself…if I had only known what I know now; things would have been much easier and I would have focused on different aspects of life. If I had only known that being myself was the answer to everything. There are many other things to pour my energy into that would help my future forever. Confidence is the key to everything. I would look back and tell myself: if you believe in whom you are and you believe that you can accomplish anything, no one can get in your way. It all comes down to being comfortable in your own skin and believing in what you are capable of doing. I would tell myself not to settle with things just because my friends are doing it. Do things because you want to do them. If I had understood that then, then I would have put more emphasis in finding out what I wanted to do in life and I would have worked on those things that truly interest me. Luckily, it’s not too late, I can still do that!


Some advice I would give myself is to actively look information up and apply early. You never know what scholarships you will find if you look early. If you have questions on certain information, always ask college advisors or look it up. You would rather be crystal clear on information than hazy. Apply early to many different scholarships, so you will have a better chance. Also do not wait to apply to different schools. That way you will have many options when you definitely have to choose a school. You will make plenty of new friends and have new ambitions. Don't be afraid of the changes that will happen. I know its hard to let go o the past you knew but their are bigger and better things ahead. Do not get distracted by the pettyness of high school. There will be likeminded individuals who will get your vision. Do not get discouraged, many people will tell you who to be and what you do, but you are capable. You can do this. Be a new you and find your passions.


I would tell myself to always always plan ahead and never procrastinate. Procrastination is every college students habit and is hard to get rid of so never do it. I would also tell myself that if I have any questions about the material to always reach out to a proffessor or TA and get help. Do not be afraid to speak up during class discussions because even though it is a large school, every one is kind and listens. But most importantly, always remember that even though college life is tough and your social life may stink that you are there to accomplish your dreams and that you are priviledged to be learning something that you did not know the day before. An education is a luxury. Remember that.


If I could back in time, I would have to go back to the end of my junior year. I took online classes to graduate a year early from high school and to attend college. I would go back and tell myself to take my time and enjoy my senior year. Use this time to learn as much as possible, take an AP course, participate in gymnastics, hang out with my friends and be a kid. Life is so much easier when you live at home. I went to college too early and it was more challenging than I had anticipated. I struggled and had to seek out academic help. I did not live at home and my family was too far to help me. Although I survived, it was a big lesson learned. I would tell myself to use my senior year in high school to develop more academic knowledge, study skills and maturity.


I would tell my old high school senior self to try her hardest to earn more money, both for school and living expenses. I go through extreme stress and energy just to pocket some money in order to afford the daily costs of college. I would tell her to definitely find a job in high school because it is extremely hard to get any job, let alone a decent-paying one, in this day and the more work experience who has puts them in a better situation to switch jobs later. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of applying for more scholarships and securing a part-time job early on. It feels horrible not being to make enough just to have a livable wage even when your habits are already very frugal. Also I would tell my high school senior self to get into the habit of saving - saving in general, saving for a particular trip or item, saving just because and do not feel like you have to spend money right away. One last bit of advice I would share is to take a breather once in a while. Have fun or you will regret it. Believe me.


Gabriela, Follow your intuition as to which school to choose. Do not be afraid of making a mistake because it is not the school that seals your fate, it is what you do with it. Your first semester may be difficult but, you can do it. You are just as smart as everyone there. Be confident and bold but also have a healthy fear of certain classes because they will drive you to work harder and excel. It is okay to reevaluate your choice of major, it will fuel your love of psychology and Gender Studies even further. When you take your first Gender Studies class, it will kick your butt. However, that class will introduce you to a whole new world of ideas. When that advisor tells you that that psychology class is too advanced for you, ignore her. You know the materials and she is clearly underestimating you. You are Gabriela Brizuela and you can change the world. Best, Your future.


Currently, I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago as an out of state student. Although I am very happy with my decision to attend this university, I reget not applying to as many scholarship programs as I possibly could. If I were a high school senior again, I would take more time and effort into scholarship applications. In college, I had to become smart with how I spent my money. Another piece of advice would be to start saving in high school because saving a few dollars every week will accumulate in the end. I am sure I could have stirred clear of that four dollar cup of Starbucks coffee or that meal from Taco Bell and saved that extra money for much more sensible things, such as college textbooks or that Freshman orientation fee.


Dude, I know that you're making a hundred bucks a night working in that bar, and if you went to college you'd be broke, but let me tell you... when you're 29 years old and an alcoholic, you're gonna say to yourself, "I should have went to college". You KNOW that the decisions that you're making now are gonna end up messing you up later in life. Make the right choice.


I would tell myself to question everything. Curiosity is all it takes to peak interest in almost every subject. Asking questions is the best way to learn about a new topic. Being naturally curious isn't enough, you have to create a hunger for knowledge and information. But the great thing is that once you initiate that hunger, it almost comes alive on its own. You start to become addicted learning and it is one of the best feelings in the world. All it takes is for you to start asking questions.


If could go back in time I will advice myself to take Advanced Proficiency (AP) classes in High School in order to save not only money in tuition and books for College, but also time. I would also advice myself to get a part time job in High School to start saving money to pay for College. Education should be a right for everyone, unfortunately it is too expensive and not everyone can afford it, that is why everyone should start saving money as early as possible.


It's quite a different picture than we imagined while growing up. The important thing to know is that you need to stay dedicated and hardworking in your courses. You will struggle with a few courses along the way so don't be afraid to speak to your professors. That is what they are there for and are more than willing to help. It's also best to get familiar with them when the time comes for recommendations. Speaking of help, I cannot stress the importance of on-campus resources such as tutoring and writing centers. Don't be afraid to use them. This is also the time to come out of your shell and socialize. You will meet so many new friends, not just in your classes, but in clubs and study groups as well. These next four or five years will be the best time of your life, I can assure you. Stay positive.


Senioritis? This is only the beginning of the end, do not give up, this is your time to shine. You need to give it your all because you only perform as well as you practice. Those who succeed are the ones who are not afraid to fall; pick yourself up, if you try to look for the easy way out, you will always be faced with a difficulty. You have the privilege of attending a University, do not take it for granted show them and most importantly show yourself why it is that you do belong there. Do not become discouraged if you feel like an underdog, remain focused but not narrow minded, be strong and believe in yourself, burn fire with in, you are not a dud, Stay positive and give it 110%, there are no losers, the only loser is the one who quits.


College is not a step you take in order to be guaranteed a job. A college degree could help to find a job during a difficult economy, but not all majors are equal. Before deciding on a major, check the career opportunities and the average salaries associated with them on a worst case scenario. Then compute how long it will take, on your entry-level salary, to pay off your college investment. If you are not willing to be in debts for that long, then consider another major or doing something else. Although people have been cramming your brain with "follow your passion", or "do what you love most", remember that this advice can be lethal when your "passion" cannot bring food on your plate. Consider that "passion" is not predetermined nor innate, and you do not necessarily have only one "passion". Finding your "passion" requires craft and patience, but above all, it require trial-and-error. You have to try, make mistakes and learn from your mistakes. Only then, you could call it "passion". So while you are in college, remember that nothing is definite, it is ok to make mistakes because this is how you learn.


This is a very interesting and deep question that I even ask myself from time to time. I would go back in time and quickly develop some study hobbits because in high school, I really did not study because I never really had to. I always received grades of A's and B's, so, when I got to UIC, I thought that it would be the same thing. Boy, was I wrong. I would go back in time, and shake myself and make myself realize that life as a high school student is easier to life as a College student and that I will need to study, ask for help, and make strong connections on and off campus, and get to know people that have took the classes that I have taken, enquired on which teachers are the best teachers, how to receive my books and school and class supplies the cheapest, and how to maintain a positive attitude when the work load gets very heavy on my shoulders.


If I could go back in time and talk to my Senior Self; I would tell her to make the most of every oppurtunity offered. I would also suggest to really takingt the time and planning out what she wants to with her educational goal. Another piece of advice would be for her to not always spend money on things she really did not need. Over all I would suggest that she had a more positive out look on life and let her know that things can get better. Especially the obstacles she can easily avoid by staying focused and putting alot of effort into her school work.


If I could speak to any high school student about their future, I would advise them to work passionately, or not at all. College helped cement my own wisdom, my knowledge, and my passion. I would advise them to take every opportunity, even if it seems difficult. Every new opportunity is a chance to grow and to experience new challenges that can prepare for future obstacles. College is a period of change and expansion of knowledge. I would definitely reccoment to commit their time to projects that can expand their knowledge of any subject. Although it may be time away from a family and friends, it will help with learning time management and learning to commit to projects that have a greater purpose. The satisfaction of witnessing a project blossom will make every stressful obstacle woth while.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to avoid the common "Senioritis" that tends to take over. I believe one of the biggest transitions from high school to college is having to always focus on the material - a college student who is determined to reach their carreer goal must really work hard and study as much as possible. One of the common things to do as a high school student is slack off because you get the sense of being so close to finished that nothing matters anymore. Going into college, it seemed as though a lot of students slack off their freshman year because they're surrounded by a whole new environment that they want to experience. I think that going into your freshman year, you should be very motivated to stay focused and do your best so that you have a cushion for your GPA once the years pass by and your classes only get tougher. I would also tell myself to reach out and join organizations that could help me socially and/or with my career because in college, networking is crucial.


Hello 18 year old Heather. This is the 26 year old version of you. I know exactly how you're feeling right now. You are scared, unconfident, and you think that you'll succeed after you graduate without going to college. You are wrong. Eight years have gone by. The older version of yourself wishes you would have started college right after you graduated from high school instead of "taking some time off". One thing that you have learned is that education is the most valuable and important gift you can give yourself.


High school is one of the most stressful times in an individual's life. Constant peer pressure and expectations lead individuals to behave in ways they never deemed possible. I am no different from other individuals. I dealt with the same pressures and expectations. After completing three years of college, I have learned a valuable lesson that I failed to discover while attending high school. This lesson is that these pressures and expectations are vital to one's success. As a high school student, I viewed them as overbearing and constraining, but now I realize that without this stress I would have never been able to test my limits. Today, I find myself constantly pushing my limits and not settling for just being good at something. I want to excel in everything I do; I expect excellence and nothing less.


I'm at a point in life where I’m expected to start taking care of myself. I’m beginning to have my own financial responsibilities that I could ask my parents for help with, but I shouldn’t and don’t. If ‘do overs’ were real and I could request one at the moment when I realized a mistake, I would choose to have saved more during high school. Granted, I have been working since I was 15 years old to have my own money and have since held 5 different jobs, often having two at the same time. As a high school student, though, it’s difficult to see how necessary your own money is going to be when you’re in college, but it’s easy to see how your own money can help you get that nice pair of shoes you’ve been wanting. The scholarships that I have, though very significant, do not cover other fees that add up to a few thousand dollars every semester. It would have been very helpful if I had saved more specifically for this reason in high school; that would be the ‘do over’ that I would choose.


Dear Michael, I’m writing you from the future. If you don’t go to college now you will have to catch up ten years from now. Don’t start and stop projects so easily. Finish what you start. By the time your twenty-nine years old you will have had 30 jobs. None of which makes you happy. Go to school for Radiation Technology. That field will grow 28% faster than most of the fields you previously thought about. I know you’re thinking that quick money is the way to go right out of High school, but you’re wrong. Sixteen hour days aren’t what you want to do for seven years. You will be a father at age 28. Do what’s right for your daughter. Her name will be Hadley and you will be father and mother, luckily she’s amazing. Your personal reading does come in handy keep up the good work. Make sure you enjoy your youth. No one told you these are the days that you will think about in the future. Keep your head up it gets clearer as the years go by. You won’t have to regret your decisions.


Listen up, past me. You are an average student. You take classes as seriously as they should be taken, but no more than that. Something you need to know is that if you are not secure in who you are, then your education will suffer. You need to have a strong sense of mind. Hold on tightly to your morals, to your faith, and to your personality. Keep your family close and choose your friends wisely, and you'll do fine. Oh, and for god's sake, eat healthy.


I would give myself a great amount of advice. Up until now, I do not know what I want to major in or what career I want to have. So if I could tell myself something I would tell myself to research and read more and more about what the university offers so that I would have a better idea of what I want to do. Also, to always try and discover my interests and abilities so I am able to decide what I want to do in life. Another advice I would give is to learn time management skills because it is very important in college. Then I would start telling myself to take more challenging courses especially Advanced Placement (AP) classes so that I would be ready for college and maybe even fulfill college graduation requirements. Additionally, I would tell myself to get even more involved so that when I am in college it is easier to get involved and network. Finally, I would advise myself to try my best to not waste money here and there.


I would tell myself that although it gets very difficult at times, it is worth it in the end. The people you meet will change your life, and you will gain a lot of knowledge and learn many new and important skills and life lessons.


Apply to scholarships early! Apply to as many schools as possible. Look into careers and majors thoroughly. Don't listen to others putting you down. Get as much financial help as possible. Don't stay at home.


Apply for as many scholarships as you can. I would make sure I would seize any opportunity I get when it comes to saving money for college. I would also probably try to find a job and get hired not knowing that I'd be in a bit of a financial crisis inthe future. Although I am covered by fafsa I would like to get a scholarship because I need the money for books and supplies. Also I could use a scholarship to pay for summer courses as well.


Knowing what I know about college life now and making the transition fromh high school to college, there are various things I would have done differently and expected going into college. In high school, I relied on homework to help my understand the material and to help study for my quizzes and tests. In college, you don't get assigned homework on a daily basis. You have to assign your own homework to yourself if you rely on homework to study. Besides the homework, find another way to study! In high school, after tons and tons of completing practice problems and reading in class, I didn't need to study. I've done it so many times, that it stuck in my head by the time a test came around. If you do not understand something, go to your professor's office hours. Make time to go to office hours and study groups during the day instead of wanting to sleep and go back to your dorm. Listen to my advice and you will survive your first semester of college not as much worried.


The transition from high school life to college life is very difficult. College life is completely different from high school life. One has to be independent in college. So, one advice that I would have given myself is that don’t rely on teachers so much, because in college, teachers don’t tell you when a homework assignment is due, or when a test/quiz is. They just give you a syllabus at the beginning of the semester, that we have to follow; there are no reminders. Also, in college you have to purchase books, unlike in high school where you borrow books for a year and then return it. So, I would have definitely given the advice to buy books from amazon or eBay, because in the university bookstore, the same books are really expensive. The most important advice that I would have given myself is to start applying for scholarships early, and don’t just rely on FAFSA money, because FAFSA money would help you pay some of your mandatory fees, and the scholarship money would help you buy your books.


The advice I would give myself if I were able to go back into time is to keep going no matter how hard things get. I never made it to senior year in high school; things got a little tough in my sophomore year which caused me to drop out. After I dropped out of high school I moved to Florida where I met my ex-husband, we had a daughter together and then he left us. After about two years of working at a fast food place I decided it was time to get my life together. I started off with getting my high school diploma, than applied to Phoenix University. I would tell my past self that I should have pushed through and finished high school. I could have a scholarship to a great school. I would also explain how hard it was to get back into school after being out for so long. Either way no matter what I would never change the path on having my daughter. She means the world to me but I would hope the past me would stay in high school even if I was pregnant with my daughter.


I would tell myself to look at the criteria for the 4 year college I want to go to. When I have that information, I would go to a community college so it would be the cheapest for me, get the gen eds out of the way and finish up my degree. I would also tell myself to keep a steady job when I am in community college that way it would definately help with paying off college and other bills that I would have to get by with. I would also tell myself that there are many options open. If i wanted an easier time with paying and extra time with what I want to do with my life, I would join the army or some military branch.


If I could go back in time, I would tell myself that I need to enjoy these years. I would tell myself to start teaching myself to study and learn more on my own because College is not like high school, you are given more freedom. With more freedom, that means your not forced to do any work or to even pay attention, you have to have your own self-will to finish work, projects and attend classes. I would give myself the advice to start becoming more prepared.


If I could go back in time, I wish I would have had a major area of study already declared. This eases the flow with many things such as deciding classes, applying for scholarships, and making a plan for the future. Although many counselors stress that deciding a major isn't the most important thing, I beg to differ. Although one could easily go through the first two years of college just taking a variety of general education classes, I wouldn't recommend this. The reason for this is because when you realize that half of your college career is almost over, you also feel the extreme pressure to figure out what you want to do with your life. At that time, if you don't have an idea, your account will be locked until you decide on a specific area of study. Although there are workshops and advisors that dedicate their time to helping you choose, I believe that the majority of the decision must be made by the student before they jump into the college life. Having at least a general plan can push you in the right direction or at least help one graduate on time.


I would tell myself to “seize the moment, don’t overcome it”, because my first year in college I thought I could conquer all the things that I desired. I vowed my time to playing collegiate basketball, attending class full time, and working full time. I had come to realize that there weren’t enough hours in a day to accommodate my lifestyle. So much to my disapproval my grades suffered mightily. I will feel like everything I want to do is possible all at once, but it isn’t realistic. Also, “always make and set time away for yourself.” There will be times where I will feel overwhelmed, where I may want to give in, or even question your ability to be successful. Along with the pressures of feeling like I may need to keep up with your peer students, it is imperative to set this alone time where I can reflect on my own ideas, values, and goals, allowing me not to set a meter with myself with another person. So I would also remind myself not to get all caught up with any other single person’s progress, or short comings with my own.


There are a lot of things that will presented to you that might not be what it seems. Never give up through tough times because there is always a way out of everything. Go with your gut for what you want to do in life instead of following the cliche careers of your colleagues.


If i could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, i would advise myself to strive harder to reach my goals. I would advise to not to be afraid and take chances, to believe in myself, and not sell myself short. I would tell myself to go ahead and apply to all the universities as I'd like, and not be afraid of being rejected. Because no matter what as long as I keep doing my best and striving for my goals, I will reach them, and i will succeed. College life may not come easy, but it will be rewarding in the end.


Try to learn more about the college process before leaving. Don't leave it up to your parents or other siblings; pick the college that feels right for you, not just the one that they tell you. Explore more career options and discover more about yourself and what you like to do so you don't waste the first two years of college trying to figure out what you want to do. Read more, study more, talk to more people about what they're doing with their college experience. Get more involved in your high school so your resume looks better for college. Take better care of yourself.


I would tell my high school self to ask many questions and to not fear anything. As the first in my family to attend college, I was very fearful of the unknown. I didn't know what a major was or how to get one. But I learned the hard way, by transferring and spending extra time at school, that there are many resources available to freshmen and all college students for whatever your needs may be. Campus can be like a little city. I would tell myself that being scared only inhibits yourself, and to be confident. To meet as many different types of people as you can - your dormmates, RA's, professors, and TA's, as this will be one of the only opportunities to meet such a diverse and open group of people. You can learn something from everyone and cultivate relationships and resources for the future. That being said, I would then add that staying in a few nights a week is not the end of the world. And lastly to live in the moment, but also plan ahead, meet with an acedemic advisor to plan a timely graduation and for what may come afterwards.


Transitioning over from high school to college is not not the nightmare you were imagining. I thought that I would not see my friends or family anymore because of a potential workload, but that was not the case. I went to a university in the same city that I grew up and went to high school in, seeing and even taking classes with my friends. I lived at home for all of college too, cutting costs on living expenses because I had two other brothers in college as well. Do not pout about taking public transportation everywhere either; you saved yourself and your family a lot of money by doing so. Last of all, hit the ground running once you get there, because the climb to the top will be rough if you let yourself get too distracted too often. Create a schedule for yourself or get a part time job to help you with your poor time management skills. You have a goal at hand and now you need to reach it. There will be others around you cheering you on, but you have to make yourself rise to the top.


Follow your dreams. Go where you want and do what you want no matter what the costs. Most students are going to be in debt up to the eyeballs anyway. If I could do it over again, I would've done what makes me happy...not what I feel like I'm supposed to be doing. I used to be so involved in school: I loved sports and helping the community. Now it feels like that's all gone to waste. I would change everything if I could do it over again.


If I were able to go back in time & talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to live at home and commute to college. Looking back on my college career, I wasted a lot money on unnecessary living situations & simply not understanding student loans. For my freshman year, I lived in the dorms & wasted money on a small, uncomfortable, & often unhealthy living situation. Living in the dorms was a valuable learning experience, but it was also a huge waste of money. Commuting would have allowed me to take out smaller loans & it would have allowed me to be better off in the future. Currently, I owe over 60,000 dollars for my loans. This is making it very hard for me to continue into graduate school. It also does not help that I have not been able to find a job let alone a career with my current undergraduate degrees. The debt that I have accrued over the past 4 years has made my current living situation extremely stressful. With this, winning this scholarship would greatly help alleviate some of the stress that I am experiencing due to loan debt from my undergraduate degrees.


I would tell myself to stick with school no matter what. You don't have to know exactly what you want to do your freshman year of college. Get all your general education classes out of the way and by taking those it might help you to decide what you really want to be. Be confident in the decisions you make and stick with them. College can be the best time of your life as long as you make the most of it and try your best. Interact with people as much as possible it will help make the transition seem not so lonely. Put your studies above all else and it will reward you in the end.


Now that I'm in college everything seems different. The whole aspect of college life is more harder and more work. Transitioning from high school it made me realize that nothing is easy. The best advice if I was to go back in time and talk to myself I would say push yourself more and more it would pay out soon enough. Also pay alot of attention in all the materials given by your teachers everything that you learn their would come in handy when your trying to reflect on something you have already learn. Thirdly , do all your homework it truely makes a big difference and makes you less lazy when you actually have a lot homework . Most importantly please, please, ask for help if you need it. It works for the best. Just think once you graduate college all your dreams would soon come thrue , you just need to indure and survive the hard life in college.


I would advice myself to gather more research about universities and stay at the university for a few days to see how you will adjust to the university for the future.


If I had the power to accomplish such a thing, I would tell me high schooler self to never procrastinate. Work hard because one day it will all pay off. i would tell myself to apply for all you favorite universities first. I would tell myself to complete many scholarships has I could, because there is money out there and you just have to search hard to getting it. "You financial status would be much better if you do, and you would not have a hold on your registration due to payment" I would tell myself. "Search for advicing, that how you get help. And sign up early for classes to be sure you get the best professors" I would cry to myself. "College could be a time of hardship, but with the right advice you could make it through."