I would tell myself to start college right away. Dont wait till your mid 30's. I have found school to be intreguing and fun, it challenges me in just the right way.
As a college student who was a once a high school student who happened to sit in the same seats that you are sitting in now best advice I can give you is to stay in school and graduate for once you are outside in the real word it only gets harder. Life is not a cake walk it is tough and you need to better yourself just to make. College about success and achievements not the parties and boys that come and go in your lives.
I would tell myself to make sure that I am aware of maintaining a strong GPA. Also take time to find scholarships and be conscious of deadlines. It is important to know what you want out of life therefore if neccessary start with general requirements before choosing a major. This way you are choosing a degree that can ultimately become your career. Study hard and be sure to prioritize your work. Save the partying for celebrating the completion of your degree. Two words to sum everything up: STAY FOCUSED!
College has a unique way of intimidating you to emotional pieces. You are placed in a strange situation where you feel entirely alienated. Nothing is more uncomfortable than being in a city full of people and not knowing a single person. This may be enough to convince you to return to your comfortable hometown. What you don’t realize at this point is that all your friends have moved on and your old life is just as unfamiliar as your new environment is. It may seem impossible at the time, but you have to throw yourself into the storm of unfamiliarity to survive. All around are students who feel just as scared and confused as you do, making this the perfect opportunity to reach out and connect based on these feelings. Everyone wants to make a connection with others but fear being rejected. Starting a conversation with anyone will break that awkward social limbo and tension will quickly ease. When you have someone to lean on, transitions are easier because you know someone else is going through the same thing. Give college time and not only will you become comfortable, but you will never want to leave.
Stay focused on the studies. Get through the MBA, and then begin the plans for job, family and fun, after you graduate college..
Do not worry about college so much. It is easier to get into than you think. It is more laid back than high school, yet, you learn so much more. Make your college years count and go to college right after high school because you deserve it and your future will be much brighter. Never sell yourself short but insted, go for your dreams, hopes and desires. You can do it, just go for it.
I would tell myself to take more business classes and electives in the areas I am intrested in , and enjoy my time in high school. I would also tell myself to develope better study skills and time management. College is easy if you study hard and work towards your goals. If you study hard and take time to prepare ahead of time you will succeed and be fine. I know that you will get stressed and frustrated but you will do fine. Just set reachable goals and find some good friends for support and you will do great. I would give this advice to any student coming into college.
I would encourage myself to work harder, scholastically. I would tell myself to apply and go to college now instead of waiting until your 35 with custody of two kids to try and finish college. I would encourage myself to go to a good university and become a nurse.
I would tell myself, to go straight into college and pick something that I love to do. Also, to never give up and never let anything stand in the way of my dreams!
Enjoy your life and be happy that you did not throw yourself into college right after high school. You would not have appreciated it and would not have done as well as you are doing now. You made the right decision at the right time to go back to school and have had no qualms about making it through your classes. You have a very supportive team that backs you when you need it, friends you have made in class that are doing the exact same thing you are. Take your time and know your instinct will be the force to drive you where you need to go.
I would tell myself to make the best of my senior and make sure I apply for all the scholarships which I can. This is because once you get out of high school it is harder to receive the scholarships then. I would tell myself not to stress out about the whole college situation because it is not as bad as it may seem. There is a lot of paper work but everything ends up to be beneficial. Do not rush into anything when it comes to choosing a college or university. Make sure to read all the fine print carefully and fill out all the paper work accurately. It is very important to make sure everything is spelled correct and there are no grammar errors. Just remember relax and take time with college, your parents and family will be there to back you up 100% in any decision that you choose.
I would inform myself that college is not like high school and that everything is mainly on yourself. I would also tell myself that I have to be really motivated in order to succeed in college. Finally, I would tell myself that college is fun and you meet new and interesting individuals and you also learn alot!
I would tell myself not to wait so long to go back and also what kind of field that will interest me in the future.
I would ltell myself how important a college degree is to succeed in life. I would sit down and really tell myself that life is a struggle and without a degree no one will ever take me curiously in a workplace and if I wanted to provide for my family or myself I need a good education. Not only do you have to provide for yourself you also have to provide a life for your family and things have changed through the years making a degree more of an advantage for this success. Nothing is given to us in life for free and in order to prove ourselves we need to provide future employer’s the proof you are what they are looking for in an employee. With a good GPA and a degree you cannot excel in your career and you should not wait until you’re the age I am to do this and get a good education when you are young.
Colleges differ from high schools and earlier learning environments in many ways, but the most crucial difference is in the required student maturity needed for success. Transitioning from high school to college depends upon commitment and independence; class workloads can be intense, and academic progress relies on continued time management and independent motivation. Understanding this difference in required student maturity for obtaining academic success is the most beneficial advice I can think of for myself.
The advice I would have given myself is to try harder. I would tell myself that I need to get good grades all the time. Also that I need to pay more attention to the subjects and get all my homework done all of the time. If I would have tried harder I could have tried for an Acedemic Scholorship. College is so much easier than High School, as long as you want o learn.
If I could go back in time and and talk to myself I would "go to college now, search your soul and decide where you want to be in twenty years and do whatever it takes to make that happen. This is your life and you need to make the best you can of it. Don't wait until it might be too late. You have a great brain, use it to your advantage"!
When I look back at my time in High School I had no idea what college was about. I did not have anyone to encourage me on a future or explain to me how to even pay for schooling. If I could go back in time and give myself some advice my conversation would go as followed:
Kelly, you’re wondering what you want to be in life. You’re debating on if you would like to be in advertising or education. In time you will come to realize that neither is for you. You have been through a lot in life and have a lot of help from counselors. They have made a difference and you need to pay it forward. So really think about who you are and what feels right to you. Do not waste time or money trying to figure it out.
Getting your education is expensive and the cost needs to come out of your pocket. Talk to the guidance counselor about the expense to see in the long run what you would be paying. Have them explain student loans thoroughly to you. You have to pay it back and the interest payments rack up.
I would talk to counselors in order to get better prepared financially for college by going over what financial aids were available to me
If I could talk to myself as a high school senior, I would encourage myself to experience college for a year or two. i was so done with school at 18 that college seemed like a nightmare. Now that I am a grown adult going to college online, in the middle of the night while my family sleeps after a full day of work, I realize that I missed a great educational opportunity as well as the joy of community that college offeres. I would have considered a year off to get some relief, then continued on to college to have secured a better and easier position in life, which I am now making up for. I don't regret the years that I traveled, but I would have incorporated that in differently.
Be involved and engaged! Enjoy the college life while you are there. This does not mean to party all the time. It means to participate. Participate in the discussions to learn about yourself and others. Participate in the community by contributing time and sweat to a cause you believe in. Participate in the social scene - which ever social scene it may be - to find out where you stand in the world and where you can go. Participate to experience life!
Plan ahead for how you expect to pay for college. Mom and Dad are not a bank, and they wont be there to pay for everything once you enter the world of adulthood. With freedom comes responsibility. You are free to make your own choices, you are not free to choose your consiquences. Be smart, be responsible; plan for tomorrow instead of hoping someone else does it for you!
Given the opportunity to go back in time and advise myself to prepare for college, I would tell myself the following:
Focus on your studies, not your friends. Your education is what will be with you until the end of time. Friends will come and go, but friends will not carry you through life and support your family.
Do not have sex, but if you do, always be protected! I had a baby during my senior year and I wasn't able to go away to college. I wish I had the opportunity to experience what all my other friends are experiencing now. I am grateful that I graduated high school and am enrolled in a college, but it would have been easier without a baby.
Study, take notes, and understand what you're learning. If you need help, connect with your teachers. You are not alone unless you isolate yourself. High school is the first test of independence. If you do not start here, you will struggle through college and adult life.
I wish I could go back and do it all again, but I am going to make the best of my situation, for my son.
Dear Kaffia,I know you’re super eager to finish high school, you talk about it all the time. I’m just writing to tell you to slow down, absorb and appreciate your simple free life. Make sure that all the time you’re spending in Mrs. Newby’s room on the computers is used to actually fill out scholarships and not searching for prom dress at peaches. Stop over looking the scholarships that are less than $1,000 because every dollar counts and you know with it being 8 of us momma and daddy are going to have a hard time paying whatever your financial aid doesn’t cover. Apply for scholarships whenever you hear about or see them, because you don’t want to end up dropping out of Howard, the college of our dreams, moving to Arkansas to live with momma and getting three jobs to pay off your outstanding balance. Get all of your money in order Kaffia before you leave, save every penny that you make from the coffee shop and put it towards your tuition those shoes can wait!P.S. Make sure you take your nursing program seriously, your going to need it!
To care and appreciate more, and not to take anything for granted. When I first went to college, I didn't care about grades or studying, and I flunked out. I would tell my younger self about how much I have struggled to make my way in the world and how I desire to be self-sufficient. I would place great emphasis on the fact that I now have a daughter, and how much I yearn to show her the world, take her on trips, buy a beautiful home for her to grow up in, and a back yard all her own. I would tell myself about how every time I play with my baby girl, the only thing I want is to give her a wonderful life, and how everything I used to care about when I first went to college could never be as important as making my beautiful daughter happy.
Stay focused while you are young. Now is the chance to really get out there and develop new skills and learn information that will be priceless in your future. Do not worry about anything outside of school and doing well in school. It is so difficult to put life aside later and go back to school and making wrong decisions early on in life can seriously impact the choices you make throughout your future. Pay attention in classes, learn as much as you possibly can, and join clubs or organizations that promote social skills in the community and at college. If you do the work, study regularly, and ask questions when things are not clear, you are going to do really well. If you do not take college seriously right after high school it could be decades before you get the chance to redo your choice. The struggles that you will have to face without a college education are immeasurable. So focus now, be prepared to work hard, stay dedicated to your goals and dreams, and never give up. Nothing is outside of your reach if you just try and never give up.
Be more confident in yourself because you will succeed if you put your heart into it. Follow your dream, make time to attend and study, do not be afraid to speak up and be heard. Talk to those that are willing to help and gain as much knowledge as you can about anything and everything that you can because it will be a great tool to use later in life. Do as much research as you can to find all the scholarships and aid that you can to help pay for the tuition costs, do not be worried about talking to the finacial team to help find additional resources. Trust yourself a little more and take time to spend it with your family as well, they will not be around for long. Forgive yourself because they forgive you and love you, they only want to see you succeed even though they will not be there for it.
Knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition into college. I would have completed my general college courses during my senior year in high school. Completing my general college courses in high school would have giving me a jumpstart at completing my degree faster. As a result, I would have been ahead of my fellow students. Another problem that I faced in college I was lack of planning my degree program that I wanted to pursue; so my lack of planning resulted in me taking serveral courses that kept me further from the completing of my degree. I know now that better planning and proper researching when selecting a degree program is important when planning your education.
The strongest advice I would give would be in regard to financial aid. Too many high school seniors aren't given the full picture of what exactly financial aid means. And with secondary education being so expensive, they get "caught up" in the registration process and "whisked" through financial aid without understanding the ramification of things like "a good credit score" and "borrowing money to pay back" and "interest". I confess that when I started college the first time (after high school) - I didn't do enough research and wound up paying the price for it when I left college the first time too. It is up to the student to read and research ALL aspects of university life - ESPECIALLY financial aid. The decisions made my students entering college will affect them tremendously into their adult lives.
If I ever had the chance to go back to my senior year in high school I would tell myself these four important advices. First and foremost I would have applied for collage and scholarships when I was senio i should have never waited till I was finish with school. I waited till I school was over that was the biggest mistake I made during my senior year. When I went to apply for university this summer they were no longer taking applications. When I went to apply for scholarships I was hard finding good ones because most they are only good if you were a high school student. The second most important thing that I regret was not taking the ACT AND SAT. They affected my chance of going to my dream school. Every major collage requires that you take the ACT before entering into them. I did not take the ACT because I was afraid of failing it. The third most important thing that I would have told myself to do during my high school was to increase my grades. Fourth most important thing that would have told me was to get involved with school activates and clubs.
I would have told myself to learn to better manage my time. Each class demands a certain amount of hours per day/week and you have to delegate a certain amount of time you need to spend on each class. Don't be afraid to ask your professors for help or go hire a tutor. It's better to ask for help when you don't understand something that to sit there staring at the problem and get yourself all worked up and frustrated. Do your best. Don't beat yourself up over tests if you don't do as well as you wanted to. Be sure you understand the information in the textbook when you read it. The textbook will be your bible for each class. There is a lot of really helpful information in it and your professor may not tell you that something from the textbook is on the exam so be sure to keep up to date on your reading.
If I could go back in time and give advice to my "high school self" I would tell her to stay focused. I would tell her to do her best and study more. I would tell her to keep the bigger picture in mind and write down her long term goals. The most important thing I would say is to not let anyone else, no matter who they are, to interfere with your plans for your future. No one else in the world matters as much as you do, right now, at this moment. Stay in school and stay focused. Do not give up on what you have always dreamed of! People come and go and some mistakes can be fixed but you cannot go back in time and do anything over again. Your future is in your hands so make the best of this time while you have it.
I would tell myself dont I dont have a choice, that it is mandatory that I attend college immediately after highschool. If I dont the consequences will be extensive.
It is important to invest the energy to succeed in the senior year of high school and work on balance which includes active engagement in classes, participation in clubs, and creating a high school portfolio that provides a profile of a well rounded individual. This profile, along with excellent SAT scores, ensure acceptance and offers to prestigious universities.
If I could go back to high school and know what I know now I would tell myself to get the most out of an education and research all of my options. I would tell myself to get all I could get out of a college education. I would say to myself go to college and get the best education i can get.
Do not wait until your older. College is harder when you are trying to maintain a family and attend school.
If I could go back, I would remind myself of what is important in life. What I thought was important back then is completely different than what i know is important now. I would tell myself that doing my homework and going to class were just a few of the important things I should do, and that they would affect the rest of my life. I would remind myself that everything I do adds up and affects some aspect of my life. If I would do my homework I would graduate with a decent gpa, instead of the 1.8 I graduated with, and I could get into Kansas State instead of Cloud County Community College. I would talk to myself about the problems I was going through, and make sure that I remembered that having friends really isn’t as important as what I make of myself. Life isn’t about my friends or who I date, its about what I do to make the most of myself. The transition to college has nothing to do with how many friends I have, but how I handle challenges and a workload.
I would take better classes at a Community College, and I wouldn't bother with 4 year universities. I saved a lot of money by going to a Community College. But the counselors didn't help me much, so I would choose classes that would help earn a degree and count for transferring. I would also apply for more scholarships, since there's no harm in trying.
Assuming that I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would provide myself with the following advice:
1) Start applying for scholarships immediately!!! (Don’t stop until all of your student debts are covered)
2) Choose a very clear and specific path before starting your undergraduate studies, in order to avoid wasting time
3) Do not bother taking the summer off. You can graduate sooner, and have less chance of ‘burn-out’ if you finish your degree sooner.
4) Compare on-campus and online universities to gauge the benefits
5) Don’t rush life
6) With every decision that you make ask yourself the following question “Are you being authentic?”
7) You're going to have triplets when your 26 so start buying diapers!!!!
Do not waste your time in parties and hanging out. Have fun if you want but do not stop studying. My only regret is that I am starting quite late in my life, but that won't stop me to finish and get through this. I will graduate I know, and once I get there I will look back and be proud of what I have built. Make something today! build the foundations of life and go to college! that's my advise.
Go to college right after high school. Do not wait until you are married with a child.
I did not attend college exactly following high school. I became a member of the army, worked on several jobs and so on. However, I became ill (about) three years ago. I was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, and I have recently had a stroke. Although I knew that I could not work (due to this disability), I did not let my condition affect my educational goals. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would definitely tell myself to attend college exactly following high school.
Stay on track and don't waste time with things that will be hurtful to your education in the future. My job in the future depends on what I do now. Get that degree and make getting it your number one priority.
I would advise myself to focus on my education for the next four or more years and let that become my primary focus in life. It is difficult enough in life to find a nice job that you enjoy while having a two year degree let alone not having any sort of degree. So, I would inform myself of the difficulty of the real world and provide myself with the knowledge that the best way to make a living and provide for your family is to receive an education and use that education to obtain a good job.
My advice to a high school senior would be to plan ahead. Too many high schools let students slip through the cracks when it comes time to think about college. Senior year is not the time to slack off. Senior year is the time where students should be perfecting the knowledge they gained from high school. It is important to practice writing skills and math skills because having these skills perfected makes the transition to college a little easier and presents students with an opportunity to be able to earn better grades.
Do not stress over college work. The material is not very difficult if you manage your time correctly. The students that have trouble in college are the ones that have poor work ethic and poor time management skills. Construct efficient course schedules, and do not procrastinate on assignments and good grades will not be hard to recieve. Another thing that helps in college is talking to professors. Many professors do not care about the students. This may be due to large class sizes, lack of time, or other reasons. However, talking to professors during their office hours can help you find out how you are doing in the class and what you need to do more of. Also, many professors have said that if a grade is borderline, they may bump up an B+ to an A-, for example, if they know the student, or if they see that the student cares about their grade. So basically the three things that make college hard are poor time management, not communicating with professors and laziness, which are the things that separates the A students from the C students, or so I have seen in my year and a half at college.
If I were to go back in time and talk to myself as a senior in high school, I would tell myself to take my high school grades more seriously. I would always do just enough to get by, when in reality if I tried my hardest, I could’ve easily graduated with high honors. I would also explain that moving out after graduation is a much bigger struggle than I imagined, I have to work three jobs in order to make ends meet. Furthermore, I would tell myself to be more serious about looking at colleges and what appeals to me. When I was in high school I didn’t tour a single college, rather just stuck with the ones close to home. I feel like I missed out on an opportunity to see new places and meet new people. The last thing I would tell myself is to not take drama so seriously in high school. The day you are handed your diploma will be the last day you’ll ever have to see many of those people. Stay strong until then and pursue your dreams of becoming a nurse and helping others.
As a young adult, freshly out of high school, it is difficult to imagine what life will be like ten, fifteen, or even twenty years down the road. I know that parties and your social life seem to take precedence over completing your school work, and I understand that you can never get these days back. Just know that once you are a mother, raising children of your own, you won't be able to get those days back, either. Memories made with your children are far more impactful on a personal and generational level. Consider this as you choose to set school aside to hang out with your friends. Will it be worth it when one day you have to set your kids aside to make up for the schooling you didn't give your all the first time around?
As a 30 year old college student, the first thing I would tell myself is not to wait. Waiting only leads to low-paying, unrewarding jobs. I would say take the time now for school and become an adult with a fulfilling career that provides a good lifestyle rather than living paycheck to paycheck. I would tell myself to choose a career based on what I like and also on its future potential. I would make sure that I know that college is hard work and very expensive. I would say focus on the work and study hard. College is the equivalent to delayed gratification: Although it may seem like a long time it will be worth it in the end. College provides growth as a person, new and useful skills, and the opportunity to meet other educated individuals. So buckle down and plan for the future because the present is but a fleeting moment in which we can create the future benefits of our actions now.
Go to college, obtain a degree when you are young. It will be difficul to attend college when you have started a family and are working full time. Use your time wisely in school by studying, joining clubs and donating your time to communities and worthwhile causes. Get your financial documents in order and obtain help from a parent or school counselor. Make sure you understand how financial aid works and research all college options. Take advantage of study sessions for the SAT's and ACT's. make sure you take each exam at least twice so that you improve upon your scores. Work a part-time job so that you can pay for the tests and submissions to colleges. Use the Common Application and apply for as many scholarships as you can through family, friends and organizations/businesses that you frequent. Pursue more than a degree, pursue a purpose.
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