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

Before coming to Vanguard I spent a lot of time stressing over how I should present myself. I knew that starting college in a new town would give me a fresh start, and a place to reinvent my image so I bought certain outfits and downloaded certain music. When I got to Vanguard and spent time there, I realized there was no reason at all to pretend to be someone else. I wish I had known from the beginning that being true to myself was always the best route to take. It would have saved me from the stress.

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I wish I would've known more about the University before taking a step on campus, but I realized that this University is for me God showing me that I belong here and he took me this far so I accomplish who I want to be in life and knowing that I can reach my goals by becoming a successful person in life and earning my B.A degree in Psychology and then heading off to graduate school. This will make a person who cares about people that searching for help and want to make a difference in their lives.

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I would say that i wish i would of known of websites or companies that offer financial aid. Its been really hard when money isnt coming in and financial help is needed. I have taken out loans but sometimes its not enough. I wish I knew of other options or ways to get more money for school. I would of also wanted to know about different jobs around our area before coming to school. Even though its been nice still knowing about them now.

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I wish I would've known more about how the professors are in the classes they teach. I wanted to know more about the dorm life and just living on campus. I wish I would've known about financial aid and how the breakdown of finances are. I also wish I had more info about the "small store" and bookstore on campus about what they carry and the prices of things

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I wish I had known the requirements of going to this school. I came in only four days before school began which ment i didnt get the chance to go over all of the rules and requirements. The rules and requirements are not bad at all but i feel as though I would have been a little more organized if I had known them from the start.

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I wish that I had known how small the campus really was. I thought it would be bigger. However, because it is such a small school, the community is great. It's a great school if you want to grow in your faith and make lifetime friends while still learning and broadening your education.

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I wish I would have known that there was little parking. Also, the fact the housing facilities are not all that great, especially for upperclassmen. In addition, when living on campus you must have some sort of a meal plan, I was not expecting that.

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To tell the truth I know almost everything about the school. I've only heard good things about it nothing bad. It's a school that I have wanted to go to since I was 7 and I am so glad that it is finally happening.

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I went to a college prep school so I feel like I was very prepared both academically and socially to go to a small college.

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I have yet to transfer to the college, I will be attending the 2011 shool year.

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