University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Top Questions

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

Jada

If I could go back to high school with the knowledge that I have now, there are many pieces of advice that I would give myself. One piece of advice would be to push myself as much as I can in high school to prepare myself for the adjustment to college. I was focused more on getting the grades I needed to get to receive admission to my dream school rather than actually learning the material, using efficient study skills, and challenging myself to step out of my comfort zone.

John

If I went back in time and was talking to my senior-self, I would give myself a couple of tips. The first advice that I have for myself is to take the AP class tests in order to receive as much credit as possible becuase it is essential to graduating on time. The next piece of advice I would give myself is to not stress out about college as much. College is a time to have fun and a lot of it. But, having said that, I would make sure to emphasize that I told myself that academics are still the most important part. I know that if I was told that when I was a senior, I would have been much more relaxed, prepared, and ready for college than I actually was.

catherine

I would tell myself to be confident in my abilities, and that I am strong enough to make it through whatever life throws my way. I have experienced devastating trauma and hardship during my time in college, but I made it through and became an even better person for it. It would have been nice to know beforehand that I am tough/smart enough to accomplish anything I put my mind to. I would also tell myself to take full advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities available to me at this great university. Getting involved with research projects under different professors has been an extremely rewarding experience and one project will lead to me being a co-author of a book! That is something that I never would have thought possible, but that is why it is so important to keep an open mind because you never know what is going to happen. Finally, I would tell high school me that I am really going to miss my parents and that it is going to be a lot harder living on my own than I thought, but that it will all be okay.

Melisa

As a high school senior about to enter college, there are a few things you should know before you embark on the adventure that is university life. First of all, be prepared to change, a lot. You will grow in unexpected ways, feed your passions, and discover new ones. Get involved in your campus life outside the classroom; play a sport, volunteer, sing in a group, or act in a play. Do something outside your comfort zone, because you might just love it! Fine a good balance between work and play; work hard academically (because that's why you're in college, after all) but take time to relax and do something you love. Make an effort to meet new people and make new friends, especially with people who are different than yourself. Finally, take care of your body. Manage your time well so that you get plenty of sleep at night. Eat well and take time to exercise, either in the gym or on the field or court. You'll feel better and perform better if you care for yourself well. Also, DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN! Savor every moment, it'll be over in a flash!

Tonesha

Hey, I don't have much time so turn the music down for a moment and listen because I have three important things to tell you. First off, stop goofing around and waiting until the last minute to cram. Yeah you always came out on top but that was high school. Before you start college you need to master at least two powerful study tactics: one long term tactic that you will use throughout the entire course to help you accumulate the material and a one week span tactic where you skillfully review material for each chapter test. Now, stop looking at the guy over there! Yeah he looks good but so does that first check from the Fortune 500 company you will be working for. So think, which is most important to you? And lastly, yes the college experience is as incredible as it sounds so please have fun. But if you forget anything, please promise me that the one thing you will never forget is why you are working this hard. You have a dream and you plan to shoot pass the stars so focus and stop settling for clouds.

Abigail

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, I would give myself several pieces of advice. First, I would tell myself that completing my first two years at a community college will not only save me lots of money, but it will also better prepare me for college life. Additionally, completing my first two years at a community college will cause me to appreciate my college experience more than others who arrive to a college or university directly after finishing high school. Secondly, I would tell myself to give myself permission to discover who I am and what I love. I would encourage myself to try new things, to get involved with clubs and organizations, and to attend as many cultural events as I can. Lastly, and what I believe to be of most importance, I would tell myself to believe in myself, as I have learned that you never know what you can achieve until you try!

Siddharth

I would advise my high school senior self to learn how to study; my "study" skills in high school were subpar at best because I never really needed to study to do well. However, college is much more difficult, and I have learned the hard way that it is necessary to develop effective study skills to do well in college. I would also advise my high school self to attempt to make more friends; life is a very lonely experience without others to share it with.

Gloria

If I could go back in time, I'd tell my high school self to follow her heart and not do what she believes is expected of her. It is her life to live and doing what everyone else wants is going to weigh you down. Eventually, it'll be a burden too heavy to bear. I'd also tell myself to utilize all resources that are available to me at the school. When you are depressed , go to Student Counseling. And last but definitely not least, DO NOT ever let a man abuse you. Be strong mentally, emotionally, phsychologicaly, and physically and endure to the end.

Nneka

The advice I'd give is to worry less about how my accomplishments will look and focus on what those accomplishments mean to me. I've always been a perfectionist, always trying to get the best grades, be the best athlete, and have the best records, all in the hopes of getting into the best colleges. I was convinced that it was all about the big names and the big achievements, and that those are what gave you your worth as a person, that those made you. I've come to college and seen a lot, and though I still have my drive for success, I have started to do things for me and not because I want recognition about them from others. I've learned that my self-worth is measured not by the quality or quantity of the activities I do but rather the satisfaction I get from doing them. I would tell myself that no matter where I go to school or what major or extracurricular activities I pick there, it’s the small victories I make, like being a true friend or getting an A on that test I studied so hard for that really matters.

Evan

I would tell myself to not be anxious about all that the transition to college brings. It is truly as it is said to be-- the best years of your life. New friends, academic opportunities, and learning to be independent all come in a positive and controlled environment that will really help to become a healthy and mature adult. The most important thing to know is that there is always someone else who feels the same way you do. There will always be another nervous freshman, another confused undeclared major, and a lost student on his or her first day. Never shy away from asking for help if it is needed, because just about everyone is in the same boat and would love to know that there are others that feel the same way!

Ronnie

If I could talk to my high school senior-self, I would let them know that there are many opportunities to chase their dreams. I would tell them to not to get discouraged if people tell them they cannot make their dreams. In high school, my senior quote was said by Walt Disney, "If you can dream it, be it". I would tell my high school senior-self to remember that quote because it is true. I framed that quote in my dorm room so I could remember it as I go through my college career.

David

Making an easy transition and getting the most out of college has a lot to do with how you spend your time. The one thing you don’t want to do is waste it. TV shows and video games aren’t going anywhere, so its best to get out there and find that group you click with while there are many opportunities. I never wanted to go try something new by myself. I would want to do new things with someone I knew, that way there was at least one familiar face. Doing this I realized two things: one, I missed out on experiences I wanted to try, and two, when I went to events with others I wouldn’t interact with that many new people. All you have to do is suck it up and get through the door, that is the hardest part. I’d recommend learning a few conversation starters and focus on what others say that way you can always keep a conversation going. School work will come easy for you, as long as you allow enough time, but people skills are just as important.

Michelle

If I could talk to myself as a high school senior, there are multiple things I would say. First, I would tell myself to not wish my senior year away. You're only a high school senior once, and it's one of the best times of your life. As as senior you still live with your parents, but you also have the freedom of any other 18 year old. I was very close with my family growing up and looking back I regret taking the time I had with them for granted. Also, I would tell myself to not stress about the future. I spent many sleepless nights worrying about if I was going to get into college, or what my major would be, or anything else I could think of. In the end, it all worked out and I wish I wouldn't have wasted so much time worrying. Lastly, I would tell myself to take advantage of every opportunity. I wouldn't miss a basketball game, or a night out with my friends, because senior year is when a lot of memories are made, and I wish I would've cherished those times more.

Michelle

Always live by yourself. Always have a mealplan. Get involved in tutoring/ vounteering.

Michaiah

I would tell my high school self to really apply for more scholarships, search long and hard for even more scholarships. Every campus has it's ups and downs focus on the ups, besides the guys. if there are any possible summer programs even summer class that i can go ahead and take to get a feel for the class work load and campus life go ahead and take them

Lindsay

I would tell myself not to expect too much from my original school - it was a worthwhile experience, but I should be ready for the stress of transferring. I would let myself know that the experience is important and I just need to get through it. All the things that annoyed me in high school - the cliques, the teachers holding our hands, the lack of independence would all be remedied in college. I would let myself know that the world is lying. These are not the best years of your life.

Miatia

I would give me the advice of not having sex at a young age, because I am now a single parent struggling to take care of my one year old daughter by myself. It's hard becuase not having no help,but when I win this scholarship I'm going to more than thankful because it will help me pay for my classes and books. I stay in Alabama now but I want to attend college at Columbus State University. I'm trying to save my money now but its so hard because children are suspend.

Allison

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior in high school, I can sum up the advice I would give in a few words: "Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process." (Alexandra Stoddard) As a high school senior, looking out into the unknown world of college, I remember feeling extremely overwhelmed. I didn't know where I would live, who I would live with, how I would meet friends, how it would feel to live on my own and I definitely did not know how I was going to deal with the world of college academics. Looking back on all of my old worries now, I realize how inconsequential they all became. Worrying about my future life in college did not help me make it better. Trying to rush through the summer to make all my plans for the year, did not make getting to school any easier. I wish I realized that growing up, leaving home, and moving to college is all a process. A process where I would grow and mature, and become someone I am proud of.

Nathaniel

I would advise my self to have done more research to find out what i needed to do to get accepted to the college I watned to get in first. I had a lot of troulbe with this and have ended up at not my first choices for schools because of class I did not take.

Asher

Well hello 17 year old Asher, its me. You are now 21 years old and you should be done with college by now, but you arent. Listen, and listen carefully. Things are going to come to your way to distract you. But you have to remained focus. There will be friends, boys, and stress that will come your way but you must remained focused! Do not. and I repeat, do not procrastinate. This will lead you to behind in your studies. Before you know it, you will be a year behind in your studies. Remember to study hard, and play later. Your freshman year is the most vital part of your college career. Don't worry, you can get it together, but you must concentrate. You must remember to put God first in all that you do. Remember that you are not doing this just for yourself, but for your family, for your future children. You want them to be able to look up to you. But even if you do get off course, God will most surely guide you back. You've always been a dreamer, but God has always steered you back onto the right path. Be encouraged.

Katie

I would tell myself that asking for help is not failure. I became very sick my freshman year of college. While there were resources available to me I was too proud to take advantage of most of them. I remained a full-time student even when reducing my course load or withdrawing would have been the better option. I did not fail any classes, however I did not perform as well as I could have and spent the rest of college recovering from this. I think the greatest lesson I learned in college is that it is important to ask for help when you need to. You are surrounded by a wonderful network of peers, family, friends, advisors, instructors, etc. It is important to rely on this network in your time of need. You are not helping anyone by being to prideful to ask for assitance.

Yasamin

Dear high school self,Where most people would begin this letter acknowledging how little they know about what you are going through, I will begin by saying I know EXACTLY what you are feeling in this moment. The movies and television shows you watched as a kid prepared you to believe that growing up would consist of rudimentary steps that mother nature or perhaps simple human intuition would prepare you for. But truthfully, there is no easy way out. Right now you must feel defeated because of how unimpressive you look on paper. You are wishing universities would give you the opportunity of a simple conversation to explain why you belong in an academic environment you can thrive in. Just know that once you discover the power you possess to break out of your own shell and succeed out of the fog that is high school, anything is possible. Be ready to work harder than you have ever worked, and to challenge yourself to be better than you ever thought you could be. The real world is so difficult, it will finally force you to realize just how capable you are when thrown into the shark tank. Love, college you

Sean

I would not change anything about how I thought about college, If anything college was easier than high school was for me. My gpa was higher in college. 3.56 I plan on going back this fall for a 4 year degree, because I already have a 2 year degree. So if I could go back in time at talk to myself about college, I wouldn't change a thing.

Sarah

Dear self, I know you don’t like being told what to do, but listen up. There are some things you need to know before you head off to school. So here it goes (in list form, because you sure do love your lists). In your classes: -Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion, even to professors. -You will learn more if you are an active learner in the classroom. -Ask questions. -Find a field of study that fits your life goals and ambitions, not someone else's. -Don’t choose a career for the money. In your personal life: -Be confident and sure of who you are and what you stand for. -Let go of past worries. -Don’t let big egos and selfish boys get you off your game. -Don’t take yourself too seriously. -Smile at everyone. -Be the voice of positivity within a group. Finally, you really just need to give it your all in everything you do. There is no time to waste doing something half way. You will only ever know if you half like it or not. Oh, and brush up on your Tarheel basketball players' names. That will come in handy.

Kasey

I would advise myself to take Biology my first year in college and to apply for a job as a peer tutor after my first semester. I would advise myself to take Physics my second year after taking Biology my first year. I should have waited to take my second history class until I could have it face-to-face instead of online. I should have taken more classes my first two semesters so that I could have more credits now. I should have tried harder to find a car pool so that I could save on gas. I should have been more active in brain bowl than I was. I might shouldn't have bought the book for English II when I already had it. I would tell myself not to procrastinate on papers so that I could get better grades and have a higher GPA now.

Nicole

My first word of advice would be to relax! Everyone is just as nervous as you are, and just as nervous to make friends. No one is going to hold you hard and walk you into different activities, you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone and be active around campus, that's how you make friends! Don't go home every weekend you get the chance to; campus on the weekends is when all the socializing happens, and staying on campus will help you make this your home for the next four years. Study, and study hard! GPA's are much easier to maintain if they start out higher than they are to raise if they start out lower. Always put your school work first, even if the class is at 8 a.m. or a subject you aren't as interested in. Go to office hours and get to know your professors. They care about you and want you to succeed! Get involved in organizations, especially service ones, earlier! There are so many opportunities to help out the community that is now your home and so many great experiences to be had outside of the classroom.

Annalisa

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, I would advise myself to not fully rely on the advice and suggestions of advisors and counselors. Yes, their job is to help you and guide you on the right path to achieve your academic and career goals, but you need to do some research yourself and take some initiative. They don’t always give the best advice or know the proper information. You have to put in the time and effort to help yourself as well. I would also tell my high school self that it’s important to learn how to budget your money and your expenses, especially if you live off campus, which I did my sophomore year. I worked full-time and planned my money well in terms of paying my bills. However, I squandered a great portion and didn’t save for when I graduated college and moved on. The money spent would have come in handy to comfortably start up after graduation.

Hayley

I would tell myself to enjoy every opportunity that high school allows including clubs, sports, activities, etc because high school offers a great place during your development to learn about yourself and try new things. In addition, I would say to enjoy the time with family and friends because although you will see them, the amount will be less and the visits less frequent. In terms of preparing academically for college life, I would definitely learn in high school how to properly study and how individually it works for me. I think that is one of the most important skills in coming to college, not the amount of time working or studying, but the quality and understanding of learning the material. Finally, determining what you want is very important in deciding your college and making the transition. By participating in many opportunities in high school, it allows you to know yourself better and make a decision on what kind of university you want to attend. Overall, I think just using the time in high school is important to grow as an individual and learn how to succeed in the rest of your life.

Sara

I would tell my high school self to try new things. There were things in high school that I wish I had done, but I was too afraid. I wanted to try out for the dance team (even though I probably wouldn't have made it, HA) and play golf. I was too afraid to start something new when I was so far along in my high school career. There are always intramurals and things in college, but I don't think it is the same. Regardless, I am going to use this as motivation for future opportunities. When I see something I want to try, I will do it for fear of regret later.

Christopher

I would tell myself that I need to make sure I really study and work hard. I will always have time to meet new people, but I have to remember what I truly came to college for: to be successful, and get a good education.

Tori

If I could go back in time, I would challenge myself more academically while in high school. During my senior year, my class was spoon feed. Academic programs were put in place that allowed our exemption from taking mid-term and final exams. While it appeared to be an excellent idea at the time, it did not serve us well, as we did not learn how to study for such exams, which are a key component of the college curriculum. As a class, we weren’t well read, as we weren’t required to read many of the literary classics. If I had been more intoned to my academics, I would have challenged myself more and taken the exams that my classmates and I opted out of. I would have also made the literary classics apart of my summer reading. Not doing so made me walk into my first year of college feeling inferior to my fellow classmates that had graduated from high schools with higher standards. And this discrepancy in standards was apparent during the first weeks of class, which served as an initial obstacle that could have been avoided had I demanded more of myself in high school.

Amanda

I would advise myself to use college as an opportunity to become the person that I wanted to be. College is a time for self-discovery and self-awareness and I would have told myself not to be afraid to to branch out from the people that I had always known and to get to know new and interesting people.

Anneke

Don't apply to eleven schools, only apply to five or less that you really know you want to go to and are places you could see yourself.

Leslie

Take your time. You've been on the fast track to making sure you make all the "right turns" to get you to a place you know superficial information about. College is about discovery, personal and academic. Its so easy in an academic world like ours to get a plan and stick to it just for times sake and to stay ahead, but there is more than the cliche "doctor, teacher, lawyer" bit that we were given in grammar school. So often, I was embarassed to say "maybe being a doctor is not really what I want," but coming to that realization led me to a career that I can't wait to start. Don't get hung up on the dreams of a little girl- focus on the passions of the young woman you want to become. If they line up - well that's great; if they don't- well that's great too.

DeCarlo

If I could go backin time and talk to myself as a high school senior, having the knowledge I have now, I would tell myself to develop study habits and learn how to budget my money and time efficiently. Using these tools will make your life easier in college when almost every activity needs to be planned. I would warn myself that hardwork would be coming my way but as long as I keep a positive spirit about it I would make it. I would give myself a fair warning of the journey I was going to be partaking of.

Jessica

Though advanced placement is helpful and sets you apart from average students in high school, it does little to help you prepare for college unless you earn college credit from the placement exams. I was not lucky enough to do this. Knowing what I do now about college, I would tell myself to take as many general education classes as possible at the local community college that will transfer to the college you want to attend. That way, you will be able to have many of the general education out of the way, and will be able to pursue your interests more openly and with more flexibility. Also, I would tell my high school self not to stress out so much. I was so consumed with grades and being perfect that I never actually had time to enjoy myself in High School. In college, you have to be willing to be social and outgoing while still maintaining work. College is not as stressful as I thought it would be, and I am sad to know that I wasted my high school years being such a busy body perfectionist. I have to learn to please myself before I can please others.

Isaac

College is a frustrating and, at times, infuriating experience, but it's a rite of passage that all future citizens should go through. If nothing else, college teaches you to behave responsibly and independently, even if it takes four years for you to learn it. I’ve been in college a year, and already I have the inklings of an idea about who I really am. As high school students, we hear stories about people whose lives changed in college, changed by the exposure to so many new ideas and perspectives. These stories are absolutely true. I myself have come to realize so much about the nature of humanity, just from interacting with so many, well, ‘strangers’ on a daily basis.I encourage future students to enroll somewhere far from home; it’s a little jarring at first, but very worth it in the end. It lets you escape whatever influences there were on you at home growing up, and once that ‘noise’ is silenced, it becomes possible to truly understand what you enjoy, what you know, and what you want to do.

Danielle

I have truly grown during my time at college. My beliefs have been challenged, my ideas have changed, and from this I have grown into a better person. Life-changing discussions can happen at any time and this self-reflection has been on of the greatest advantages of college. I believe that you do really find out who you are as an individual. It is because you change and become the human being that you are meant to be during this time that is so valuable. The experiences and the knowledge gained while in college is irreplaceable.

Brittany

I have been fortunate in that my college experience thus far has matured me in ways that I never knew were possible. I understand better what it means to work hard and put forth every effort possible to acheive the things I need in life, and I continue to strive for those things as I continue on in my college education. I have learned what it means to be a loyal friend and member of the community, as well as a productive representative of myself. I have learned the necessity of a well balanced life, and how to efficiently manage the priorities therein, including school work and studying, extracurricular activities, exercise, and maintaining a social life as well. I was able to learn all these things because I have been the manager of my own life and my own affairs for the past year and a half; because I have made many mistakes and had many trial and error moments that have taught me how to be an adult. The beauty of college though, and what I appreciate most from it, is that while it fosters maturity and arms you with education, it also gives you lasting friendships and community.

Ethan

I haven't been in college for too long, I am learning a lot - not just about the courses I'm taking either. One important thing I have learend over the last few months is to be more independent and professional. I have also grown personally. I am surrounded by people with the same motivation and drive for success as I have, and it has made my education a lot mor fufilling. My parents always told me that college was not only about recieving an education; it was much more. In college I will make contacts, develope long-lasting relationships, explore new interests, and pursue my life goals.

Caitlyn

? 12 years of compulsory education comprised of garbled information and various teaching techniques has left our generation stumbling to come to terms with what we "know" and why it matters. An education without a college degree is crude and unfinished. It puts together the pieces and acts like rebar- stabilizing the foundations acquired in middle and high school. It broadens the perspectives of its students- focusing on the "why?" and "so?" rather than the "how?" and "what?". As an institution, it brings together individuals from across states, regions, and countries and forces students to regard alien perspectives with open-mindedness. As humans, we’re meant to explore- to expand our boundaries. We hypothesize, experiment, and conclude with every glance and judgement. We are made for higher education. It has broadened my perspective and made me more cognizant of what it means to be a global citizen. I am pushed to excel not only academically, but morally and ethically as well.

Sarah

Going to UNC is truly different from any other experience I have had before. Some of the most enjoyable experiences I have had are the conversations I held with other students and faculty. You can always find someone else who interested in something that you are interested in or passionate about . Even if you think you know a lot about something, there is always someone who either knows more or can show you a different perspective on the subject. At UNC, you can always get involved in something new or become a leader. Even if you do not have previous experience in an organization, you are invited to participate and getting involved in an organization is very easy. Although the academic experiences (the classes, discussions, research papers etc.) have been intellectually stimulating, the most valuable experiences I have had are the ones I have out of the classroom. The students around me and my hallmates have taught me a lot in the short amount of time I have known them. The things I have learned from them are applicable to daily life and help me prepare for what will come after college.

Amanda

My college experience has allowed me to expand my world view while also narrowing my sense of purpose. I have found out that the world is much more complex than I could have imagined and that its problems are not easily solved. However, I have learned that it is always better to do something, no matter how small, than to do nothing at all. When I started college I was not really aware of my own strengths and passions, and I have come to realize that I am good at creating situations of community service that allow everyone involved to maintain their dignity. For instance, I started a partnership between my Campus Ministry and a Spanish-speaking church in a poorer area of the state. Because I have learned about systems of oppression and the value of diversity from my college, I was able to create a mutually beneficial relationship. I have discovered my own leadership voice because I have found causes that I believe in and have had the opportunities to do something about them. My classes have been sources of inspiration. Because of my college experience, I have discerned my future vocation in bilingual ministry.

Samantha

I have gotten many things out of my college experience. One of the first things I learned was how to prioritize and be responsible. I came to a stark realization that if I only embraced the social life at UNC I would never develop as an academic. I also learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses. When it came to making new friends I found I was a lot more reserved than I had initially expected myself to be and I also was able to view myself more objectively because of the diverse student body around me so I was able to more readily identify irritating or offensive behaviors that I had retained from childhood. I also have learned how to be on my own. Living at home I maintained constant company, but at school that is not always plausible. This makes me very apt at spending time alone.

Sheena

My college experience and shaped me to who I am today. As a senior, I look back to my first year at Carolina and when comparing, I notice a huge difference. The amount I have matured since 2007 has been exponential. I came into college with my priorities mixed up and was not focused on my future and what I needed to do with my life. I was too focused on the social aspects of college and put the academics on hold. This reflected in my first semester GPA. It was a wake up call telling me that I need to get my head on straight and my path on track if I wanted to pursue my dream of dental school. I worked hard, raised my GPA and became involved in many organizations on campus. I started to work as an undergraduate research assistant exposing myself to other options and new experiences. My hard work paid off because I was accpeted into dental school for the class of 2015. My experience at UNC shaped me and guided me to become the driven person I am today and I could never give up my experience here for anything.

Amy

I have not only learned in the classroom, but outside of the classroom as well. I have had so many new experiences in every facet of college life and by the time I graduate, I know I will have plenty of applicable knowledge for my career as well as my everyday life.

Jessica

I have made lifelong friends and a career that truly makes me happy.

Donna

This is the first time I have actually been called a student in twenty years. I have learned alot in just these few months about myself, what is expected of me in a workplace now, compared to a few years ago. I have joined a club called the Ambassadors Club. We help the teachers, other students, and the community. That has helped me out more than they know. It has been very valuable to me to be here because I have three children ages 16,17,18: two future step-children 14, and 15. They need to have a better life than I had and to know just because high school stops does not mean their education has too. I want to give them and others like me hope. My mother says I will be the first one to graduate college in her family ever. She is very proud of me. It makes me feel really hopeful that maybe my life is still worth living ,not just existing.

Colleen

Carolina has helped me identify a career path that suits my personality and interests. My experience here has been richly rewarding. I feel competent that Carolina has equipped me with knowledge and critical-thinking skills to succeed in the world beyond college. Go Heels!!

Sharon

College has been very valuable to attend because I have learned so many things academically and socially. Academically, I have learned about many different fields. I have learned some anatomy. Just the other day I learned about the fibrous skeleton of the heart. It is partly responsible for preventing all four chambers of the heart from contracting simultaneously! I have learned some geography. Did you knwo that the contiguous lower 48 states can fit into North Africa? I have learned some medical coding. Coding has provided employment so I can continue with more school. Socially, i have learned a lot about roommate interaction. I have learned that loyalty and respect among roommates is priceless. I have learned that is not easy for me to talk calmly when I get really angry. I have learned that washing the dishes myself isn't a very good answer for a roommate who does her dishes very rarely. I have enjoyed learning a lot academically and socially through my college experience. I look forward to furthering my education.

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All eligible high school students, college students, student parents, and others should apply

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