Virginia Wesleyan College Top Questions

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

Mikaela

Do not stress about move in day, it will go nice and smooth and the transition from high school to college is not that big of deal considering you are going to a college with only 400 more students than your graduating class. You won't miss home like you thought you would, but you will when you get stressed. When stressed, do not freak out and do not wait until the last minute to do things; just breathe and everything will be fine, pace yourself, and it will all get done. Roommates can be fun, but very annoying sometimes as well. Keep your cool and never underestimate people because they may turn out to be your best friends. Believe me, your best friends that you make your first semester at college, won't leave you like the ones in high school. Everything will be okay. You will survive.

Shelby

If I could go back in time and give the senior me advice, I would tell myself not to worry so much. I would say enjoy the time with your family while you are there. Stay POSITIVE!!! You can do this because you are a smart, intelligent woman and you are ready to start taking on the world. Don't worry if you will make friends, you will meet plenty of people that you will know for the rest of your life. You made the best decision by choosing the college you did. Virginia Wesleyan is perfect for you to break out of your shell and become the woman I know you will one day be. Stay strong and don't be discouraged when obstacles come your way, you can get through anything! Above all, remeber to have fun, this is going to be the best four years of your life!

Kathryn

I would tell myself not to be worried or scared. College is difficult, but it is something to be appreciative of and something to be successful in. College is a worthwile experience that teaches you to study well, analyze every situation carefully, and learn that college won't teach you everything you need to know for real life. Working a job while in high school was a good choice it will come in handy when you do finally get to college. Hang in there and don't lose faith.

Chavon

Chavon stay focused in school. Your first priority has to be to your classes then to your friends because ultimately your friends will all take a different path to reach their destined place in life. If you would like to be someone great in the future you have to have the mind of someone great now; therefore, you have to seek wisdom from staff, guidance counselors, and people in your family who have accomplished what you desire to accomplish. The grades that you obtain will either help you or hinder you in your chances of getting scholarships and going to a Division 1 school. Therefore, pay close attention in class, so you can gain more knowledge and study skills to prepare you for a better college experience academically because you are going to need to go back to school to either become a teacher or an attorney. Finally, stay connected to your church so you do not find yourself in college with close friends who are not beneficial to your future. You have to make sure that you involve yourself in activities that are connected to your beliefs and around people who are focused on academics more than having fun.

Madison

I would have chosen to go to a different high school. I would have challenged myself more but having a learning disability made studying difficult. Staying on task was hard.

Samantha

Talking to myself three years ago, I see myself sitting there terrified of what the future has in store for me. I walk up to high schoolk senior me and I simply say, "don't be afraid, it'll all work out." I tell my younger self that it is okay to be afraid but if you work hard and are focussed the transition will be a breeze. College itself is a transitioning period. It's where you make mistakes only to learn from them so that you are ready for the real world. I say to my younger self, "there is more to life than what you see just outside your bedroom window, there is more to life than just Manassas, there is more to life than just finishing high school. To become a great person and to do great things you have to take chances. Playing it safe will only make you mediocre in college. With all of that dare to be better than the best so that you won't have to worry about what the future has in store for you." Looking back, I say to myself, I say college is tough, but you'll suceed.

Javon

Knowing what I know now, if I went back to my high school self I would say, "The world is yours if your willing to work for it!" Keep a strong focus on your education, become a mentor, get close to your teachers and counselors and really keep your grades up and participate in extracurriculur activities. As a student in high school I was able to achieve a decent GPA and played basketball, football and even a little track. I was so busy with the actitivities and balancing school work that I wasn't able to give it 100% like I should have because honestly, the four years really go fast. Before you know it your applying to colleges and realizing how competitive it is to get into school and afford them. If I had only raised my GPA or even taken the SAT or ACT another time I possbily could have received additional grant funding or even scholarships. I think that would have helped my mother and myself even more. I was always a smart kid, but really loved sports and didn't realize the impact it would have on balancing my educaiton and my future!

Alicia

I would tell myself to be myself and enjoy it while i can. also i would tell my self not to be afraid. Everything will be just fine.

tessa

I recently had the chance to give advice to a senior in high school. I told him to make sure that before anything else, he get's his work done. I told him that having a healthy social life is important, but at the end of the day, we go to college to learn. I would tell myself the same thing. In my freshman year of college I spent a lot of time thinking about friends and fun. Because of this, I failed one class, and almost failed two others. It's taken a lot of hard work to get my grades back on track. Having to constantly worry about losing my scholarship, whithout which I couldn't afford school, is incredibly stressful; no one should feel like that. So if I could go back. I'd tell myself to make sure I focus on what's important, not just how many friends I have.

Verolide

As time has passed and I am finally in college, I figured out there was so many things I could have done and learned before entering college. There is so much I would tell my high school self if I can go back like a guide to her. Firstly, there is so much to expect becoming a freshman in college; you’re walking into a whole new time zone. Almost like walking into an amazing amusement park; It’s such an overwhelming sensation that you might get lost, but never be afraid to ask a lot of questions. The more questions you ask the more information you will receive. It can save you lots of doubts and worries. There are a lot of people out there that is willing to provide you he answers you are looking for. Most of all, it’s okay to expand your options and figure out what best fits who you are. Don’t settle for just one university. Find out which one has everything you are looking for within a college environment and Academics. Do what makes you happy and enjoy your college experience. Make the most of your time and expand your expectations.

maisha

You only get one life, do what is going to make you happy. Think about building your future around the things that you love and are good at. Don’t waste your time thinking about careers that don’t suit your personality or strengths. Use your strengths to your advantage and work on your weaknesses. If you don’t know something, ask about it; there are plenty of people that are willing to help you. You can't achieve success without failures and setbacks. Every day you have to do your best, to be the best. Believe in yourself and don’t give up so easily, there is a finish line.

Nicolette

Knowing now what I know about college life, I would tell my high school senior self to be prepared. The biggest difference for me was becoming less dependent on my parents and my high school friends and becoming more dependent on myself. In order to become more dependent, I would tell myself, I have to take more responsiblity for my actions and apply myself more. Making the transition from the high school schedule to a college schedule involves managing time a lot better and a lot differently. Having more free time in college does not necessarily mean "free time" which is what I thought it meant when I was a high school senior. I would tell myself to take any free time given to me and use it to my advantage in getting class work finished, studying, and preparing myself for upcoming classes. And lastly I would tell myself to be brave. Going into college I was scared to try new things and I was afraid because everything was different. But after some time I realized the transition was not as bad as I once had thought it was and that there was no reason to be afraid after all.

Brian

If I could go back and take to my high school senior self, I would definitely mention that college takes a lot of effort and that there are going to be many distractions, but it is up to myself to overcome those distractions and pay attention and do my work. I would also mention that some classes require more studying than ever before. There will be many new things to try and many new people you will meet. It will be a fun transition, but it will be completely up to myself to keep trying to adjust to it. The transition itself is different because classes are shorter and the day is freed up after classes, but some of those hours are needed to be used to study. Other than those things, that is what I would tell my high school self, most likely because I am a commuter.

Sophia

Stop stressing. Relax. Everything will be ok. Embrace the change. This is what you've been waiting for, It's your chance to start being an adult and take care of yourself. You are moving to a new city, a new state and you have currently no friends there, but you will make new ones, you will meet new people and even though your family might be far, they are always a phone call away. It is your time to shine, to figure out what you want to do in life. It's a time for adventures and trying new things, risking and putting yourself out there. BE SMART! It's not high school anymore, study, study hard because you are investing in your education. Ask for help when you need it, you are not invincible. Have FUN, go to some parties, it won't kill you. Run, walk, swim or go to the gym, just stay active, eat healthy, trust me, you really don't want to gain those freshmen fifteen. Lastly, just know that college is a one time experience, make it count.

edward

I would tell myself to try harder in class and acctually care about your grades. I would tell myself to pick up good study habbits instead of just focusing on girls. I would also tell myself to start thinking about college and your career. I would encourage myself to star applying now and think about the rest of your life. Focus now so it can pay off later in life.

Pete

I would advise myself to not go to college. Stick with trade school. Avoid going to college at all cost. It has only been a waste of time & money. The colleges are set up and designed as crooked companies that seperate people from their money. They over charge and under deliver. Many of the different school that you will attend are going to prove to be a disappointment to you in the future. You will however do really well in all the schools that you attend but, you will still be extreemely dissatisfied with the results of the level of education in the american college and universities. You will learn what a hug scam colleges and universities are and just how they have no real purpose in your life. You would be much better off without them, since the only debt you will have in life will be that of the college and university student loans. The remaining information you will have learned in college will not be of much use in the real world for you. The only schooling that you will benefit from is the Cosmetology, Cosmetology instructor, & Massage. All the other degrees , awards, certificates, and licenses Useless.

Damon

If I were able to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself a lot of things. The first thing I would tell myself is to apply for as many scholarships as possible because college isn't cheap and getting a early start in high school can open up more scholarships and more money for myself. The second thing I would tell myself is to make recieving my college education the top priority. In college it is easy to get distracted by several things such as friends, sports, clubs and organizations, parties, recreational activities, etc. It is crucial to learn how to balance your social life and education in order to do well in college. The last thing I would tell myself is to constantly meet with your professors. The professors are in their offices to help students. Constantly meeting with professors can help you understand a chapter or a lesson better, which could then help you do well on a test. Earning good grades all depends on the actions you take in and out of the classroom. These are the words I would tell my past self if I could.

Katherine

Apply to lots of colleges and focus more on school so you can have a higher GPA.

Jordan

I would tell myself that I should do my research and become much more organized when dealing with my loans. I would say that I need to explore more of my schools resources like our student resource center where I could get help on my homework and more importantly, help on my papers. I would also tell myself that I need to get more involved earlier on in my college career rather than later. I would want myself to go up to one of the schools other useful resource known as the career services office so that I could start brainstorming options for a future career so that I could start planning early. Overall I would tell myself not to stress too much and to continue the hard work because it will pay off one way or another.

Heather

College life is very hectic and is not a game. The time that you put into your work always affects your grade. Social life and extracurricluar activities is very important because you always need a break to destress, but it's not everything. First semester of freshman year balancing out your social life and academics is a key to being successful your first semester. Skipping out on some weekend events isn't the end of the world, there will always be more, and school work comes first. It is better to put more time into your academics overall becasue that is what you're attending school for. Procrastination is a very dangerous thing in college and you should try to advoid it at all costs. Getting help when your in over your head is a big help. Thinking that your grade will be fine instead of going beyond the classroom to get help is a bad idea. Go beyond and above to get help in whatever you need. Professors and tutors are very kind and helpful when it comes to helping students. Organization in college is key. The skills and knowledge you learn will help you in your career.

Joshua

You think you know what you are getting into. You don't, and remember that. There will be tough times and there will be easy ones. There will be lots of work, and there will be days that there is nothing pressing on your time- believe it or not. The most important thing to remember is that knowing everything in the world means nothing at all apart from the people you meet and impact every day. Make sure to meet and keep good friends. Hold on to them, because you can tell where a person will end up in life by the company that they keep. Find people who strive for greatness in every part of their life, and strive to do the same. Hold each other accountable with grace. If someone is not giving the best that they can, encourage them to press on. As one of the biblical authors Paul wrote, do all things as if they were for God himself and not just for some man. Do all things with all you have; if all you have is not enough, then move on to the next thing, but do not call it failure.

Katie

By now, you're in your senior year, and the light at the end of the tunnel is bright - high school is almost over! While you may be content to ride out the rest of your high school days doing everything alongside your friends that you've gone to school with since you were in elementary school, don't forget to keep reaching out. Senior year will provide you with some amazing memories and you will be tempted to only want to make those memories with your closest friends. Although there is nothing wrong with continuing to spend time with these people, don't be afraid to loosen your grip on your friend group. College will be here before you know it, where new friendships and new memories await, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until college to start making new friends! College will most assuredly be the time of your life, but there is also no place quite like high school, especially senior year. You'll never get this time back, so take every chance you're given to reach out.

julius

Perhaps one of the best quotes that epitomizes my advice to my high school senior self is by Michael Jordan: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." If I had the chance to give advice to my high school senior self, I would say to take more chances. I played it safe during a good part of high school years and that's what led me to miss out on a lot of opportunities and experiences. If I could go back, I would've done many things differently, especially when anticipating failure or defeat. Back then I would tell myself to simply back out or don't proceed if the situation seemed risky. If I had the chance to go back, I would take those chances and see it through and perhaps even learn from those encounters. But I know differently now, I know that it is the choices we make that shape who we are.

Karrissa

Self, fill out more college applications because thee school you are going to decide to go to is a very expensive private college. Also, females in college are just like females in high school, so don't get too close to them because a lot of them will just stab in you your back. Other then that be you and don't let partying get in the way of your work.

Destiny

If I could go back and to talk to Destiny of senior year, I would tell her scholarships are the key and to be organized when applying to colleges. I would tell myself to make a list of the top five colleges I want to go to and apply to those for early admission. The mistake I made was not applying to enough schools and giving myself more options. I would tell my senior year self not to put herself in that position. I would then tell myself to do any and every scholarship available, to ease the burden on her mother. I did not understand how important scholarships were until I had to take first semester off because we could not afford it. I can not stress enough the importance of scholarships that would the number one thing I would tell my high school self. Lastly I would tell myself to bring things to personlize the dorm room because this place will be your home for the next eight months and it helps if you bring things that make you feel at home.

Syretha

I would tell myself to not stress so much about the transition of high school to college. That it not as hard as it seem the switch is easy. Stay active and outgoing like I would in high school. Take the time and get to know people. College is a big world but you will run into the same people all the time. Apply for work study as soon as it is available. Make sure I do not procrastinate on doing any of my homework. You have all the information to do then do it early instead of waiting till the due date is here. Most of all have fun. Leave time were you have some free time to go out and explore and have some great times. Learn how to manage the time wisely that you have. Remember do not wait until the last minute to do thing get them done.

Jaimie

The best advice I could give myself would be to study more in school, to go the extra mile and make and stick to a homework/study schedule. I would also tell myself to try to be more outgoing with other people, to push myself to make new friends.

Brianne

The advice that I would give to myself as a high school senior is to be bold and stand up for what you believe in. I would also advise to jump into new experiences without hesitation because you will never know what they will be like unless you try them. Put yourself out there to make new friends, meet new people, and network because the sooner the better. Waiting last minute to do those things, and to do anything for that matter, will never leave you with the better outcome. Never forget to remain true to yourself but remember that close mindedness is the worst kind of ignorance so always keep an open mind for all other beliefs and opinions. Doing so will spread wisdom and kindness to the community around you.

Brianna

If I could got back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to remember that you are going to school for education, not friends. This would be my advice to myself because going from seeing someone at school Monday thru Friday to seeing and living with someone everyday of the week makes a difference. I think that being able to spend more time with friends distracted me. Also, I would tell myself that the learning and writing center are your friends. I do wish I would have to advantage of the school resources provided on the campus. Finally, I would tell myself that the library or computer lab are better studying environments than the room. The library has study rooms that are quiet and electronic free to allow for more concentration on the work you have at hand.

Sean

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to make sure to stay on top of my school work, rather than goof around and party all the time. Partying is ok every once in a while, but too much will cause bad grades and falling back in my class work and tests. Make sure that school work is the main priority, then after that it's ok to go out and have a fun time.

Cassandra

I would tell myself to start looking at colleges early. It takes a lot of time to look at them all and to call and ask questions if you need to. Also, definitely start applying for scholarships, as many as possible and as soon as possible. I don't really feel like there is much I could've told myself to help with the transitioning I feel like the whole experience is something you have to just go through. One last piece of advice, this is no longer public school, this is school that you are now paying for so it is something you should take very serious, it's all up to you.

Jade

If I had the opportunity to go back in time to the younger, me, I would say, “Jade, start worrying about college NOW.” I would tell her how important it is to do well not only in the higher levels of high school but all levels. I would say that you start preparing for college before you even get to high school. Jade, don’t let all those people tell you, “You’re young; you have plenty of time to worry about college later.” There isn’t a later! Everything is happening in the now, and honestly, if you don’t worry about later NOW, later isn’t going to come. I would tell her that college is going to be some of the most important years of her life. I would tell her this: “You’re smarter than you think, little Jade. I know it and it is why I am here now writing this to you. Don’t ever give up despite how challenging college is going to be. It is going to be worth it in the end. You’re going to be more proud of yourself once you look and see what you’ve accomplished.”

Keyla

Knowing how the financial circumstances around the world in these nowadays, my advice for myself would be that I choose a career in the health field, maybe in medicine, pharmacy or nursing. This because in high school ages we are not to sure of what we want and sometimes we think we know a lot about life an desicions. Maybe if in my High School years I had followed the recommendation and advice of my family I had choose a career in these fields. I have a degree en psychology but I can't find a job so now I'm studying pharmacy technician because I need a stable career job. And knowing how the world has change now I know that study a major or a career in health sciencies I could find a work.

Elijah

I would tell myself to get more involved in school. I would have done Key Club, NHS, and everything else. I wish I had done more athletic activities than just the band's color guard. And even in color guard I could've tried harder and tried to be involved in it every possible way.

Elvira

The life in college it's really good, I was take the count class in sumer, was excelent for the person who never been there (in college) because the profesor explain how you can succesful in college, starting organize, acount your grades, tutoring for the clases, transfer at the university, how appling for financial id for school, how to do your homework and study for your exams it a complete clase, in fact you can understand how the college life it's for you and whay you have to be so formal and responsable if you want to study in serious, if not don't waist your time and some bodys sit too, in addition you see the a lot of programs what they have for help at the students who want to study in the campus, for example they have a E.O.P program the studens can have tutorial three time for semester and have boocks for each semester ( the studend need to rent the books for free) so it's a good program if you want to study and be a different person in your life, it's just to challenge your self and motivate the change.

Carlos

Hello future college student, the next amount of years you are about to experience are life changing, but worth the time of your life. People may constantly complain about doing the work and dedicated numerous hours of studying, but you will eventually learn how vital it will help your career in forming in the future. With professors and staff who put students' education before their own work, you will only look at success with your dedication and commitment. Many students are also there to lend a hand in need of study help or social activities to keep you comfortable throughout your college experience. Overall, the dedication and hard work will put you on the right path to your career.

Alexis

I would tell myselfto prepare for th unexpected and not set such highexpectations for othes. Going into college was slightly what I expected. The maturity level of majority of the people was immensly lower that what I thought

Jessica

To make more friends before I got here and to make friends at other schools so I had something to do on weekends.

Melissa

Ensure that the school is affordable, not just attractive. Ensure class sizes are small enough for you to have personalized attention from professors. Pay attention to the professors that are teaching - make sure they are not only adjunct, part time, and have experience in the field to share with students to supplement the teaching. Begin at a two year school and transfer to a four year school! It will save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Make sure you READ and REREAD all financial aid requirements and responsibilities. Research options for studen loan repayment AHEAD of time - before you're even out of school because you may have to meet certain requirements while in school or immediately following graduation to qualify for some payment options and/or loan forgiveness programs. Become involved! If you were shy in high school, STOP CARING and worrying about what others may think of you. If you are kind and receptive to others in college, you can do anything, participate in everything and you WILL have the time of your life. Don't hide in your comfort zone. Leap out of it! Study hard...and have fun!

Areli

First and most important of all, use all the resources the college supplies to the fullest. Meaning, get every single thing out of college since you paid for it. Homework and reviewing over the work in class is an important part of succeeding in the course and grade. Remember that unlike high school, there are only a few exams that determine your knowledge, therefore give your best interest in understanding the information clearly. Notes are important as well, they lead towards material on future exams and homework. Also be aware of separate things said by the professor that may not be in the notes, those can be important enough to be in finals and exams as well. Therefore always take time to listen and write down what the professor says that’s not in the notes. Finally there’s friends and fun, there’s a time and date for spending time with friends or doing fun activities, however don’t get caught up in it, rather focus more on school work first and then make some time for relaxation.

Isis

If i could tell myself anything about where she is right now it would be,"While you are in this final part of your childhood, enjoy it." I would tell myself not to be in a rush to get to college, because when it comes you are on your own. Based on my limited experience, about college I would say to her do not be afraid to ask for help and that there are plenty of resources here. Also, I would tell her to get a planner, because it must become your best friend. I would definitely express to her how pertinent it is to hold on to what our mom has taught us and that it will definitely come in handy at times. I would give her pratical advice such as work first and then have fun because, college is a lot more rigorous than you may think, and surround yourself with people who are working hard as well. Most importantly, I would tell myself to soak up all she can, and pay attention to the lessons that God is trying to teach her. Yours Truly, Isis Percell

Lynn

Dear Self, What were you thinking by not taking the ACT or SAT? Even though you had no support from your family about going to college, you should still have made plans to go by taking your entrance exams. You are a very bright, intelligent girl and I expect more from you than this. Take those exams and make plans even if everyone else in the world talks it down. You know better; you always have. You have your own path to follow and you will get there. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and don't worry about what others think. Only education will take you where you want to go. I know you can do it. I'll be there with you all the way. Love, Your Higher Self

Keana

My first semester of college has been an amazing and emotional experience all at once. So many different situations have opened my eyes to the reality of life, and if I could go back to talk to myself in high school, I would have a lot to say. I would tell myself to get use to really being on your own. Everybody in high school thinks they are ready to be on their own, but that is not truly the case. Being on your own in college means you are responsible for everything. No one is going to wake you up for classes; No one is going to call you to remind you of meetings, so it is up to you to make sure you do everything you’re suppose to in the time you’re supposed to do it. The second thing I would tell myself would be to organize. As soon as you get your schedule for classes, it would be best for you to write out all the days you have classes and the times you have them, and when the assignments are due in your planner. This might take time, but you’ll never be behind.

Cheryl

If I were given the opportunity to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself don’t let college influence you to do anything negative. When entering college you will be tempted to do things such as drink, smoke, party, etc. However, I would tell myself don’t do anything that you wouldn’t normally do. I would also say make sure you work to your full potential. High school is nothing like college. Therefore, doing enough just to get by is never going to work out. Always ask questions when you don’t understand, and if necessary get a tutor for additional help. I would give the advice of studying when there is nothingto do. Professors may come to class and give a pop quiz, so additional studying is always helpful. Make sure all homework assignments are completed when given, so you are able to have all time needed to do your best on the assignment. Furthermore, the advice I would give me is it is okay to have fun in college, but always make sure work comes first. Moreover, always put in the extra time needed to do well in your classes.

Alexandria

I would tell myself to stop procrastinating and to finish assignments before the night before they're due. It adds a lot of unnecessary stress to your life when you have three different assignments due around the same time and you haven't worked on any of them. I would also tell myself to not be afraid of giving out opinions in class because a lot of in-class participation is a huge part of many classes at my college. I would also tell myself not to be afraid to reach out to other students because it's always nice to have someone you can talk to about the classes you take together, and it's helpful as well if you're sick or have a family emergency and have to miss a class. Then they can catch you up on what you missed that day.

Lesli

With no doubt, I would tell myself that college is the beginning of my career. I would tell myself to take it seriously and focus on school and not on the social aspect of college life. The grades you (I) make will determine your (my) entire academic life after college. In addition, the grades will determine your (my) placement in some career opportunities. I would tell myself that establishing a professional relationship with my professors can be an excellent advantage, especially when in need of recommendation letters. Professors can help and they usually want to help; do not be afraid to apprach them. I would also tell myself to spend my time wisely. Do not procrastinate on school work just because you were too busy hanging out with your friends. School should always come first. Also, keep in mind the cost of school. College is very expensive, so you should apply to as many scholarships as possible. Moreover, I would tell myself to get involved in campus activities and clubs. Campus involvement will enable you (me) to make friends and get your name out. Lastly, I would offer one last bit of advice: live, love, learn; leave a legacy.

Connie

If I were to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have told myself to work harder and not let other situations effect my determination in school. As a senior I was so worried about other affairs, such as affording certain things so much that I did not enjoy my senior year as much as i should've. I would've told myself to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things, because now i've grown as a person, yet im still too shy to try new things. If I wouldve developed a curiousity for new things as a high school student, I wouldve been a better and well rounded individual . Most of all, I would've been prepared for the experiences I would have in college.

Carlos

I would tell my high school self that being in college shows myself how more challenging academics and get, so the complaining should stop. Complaining about doing work is pointless in high school, because when you reach college, you realize how simple high school was. Furthermore, just do what is needed to finish the goal of completing high school. Take the time to understand that if college is on your mind, then know that more will come in the path, so take high school as a warm up rather than a brain killer.

Arthur

Knowing what I know now about the college life and making the trasition to college, I would tell my high school self to finish your senior year strong academically. Your gpa could have been higher if I would have studied more and prepared the right way. Also, develop studying habits before you make the transition because in college, the library is your second home on campus. Athletically, keep a balance between basketball and schoolwork. The work-load can be heavy, but a good balance will keep you on the right track. Furthermore, drugs and alcohol are commonly seen in college than in high school, so stay away from the distractions and take care of your body. Also, friends come and go, so stay true to yourself and keep your circle small. Stay the cool, calm, and collective person you have been all your life, and remain a leader and let the smell of confidence rub off on others. Success is defined by setting goals and working hard to acheive your goals, so with that being said, always be optimistic and keep chasing your dreams of success.

Saige

The advice I would give myself would be to do all of your homework and no skipping out on any classes, it will hurt you in the end. Also, I would say, "College life is no joke, you have to be on top of everything to make sure you pass with the grades you want." College is no where close to being like high school. High school you can fool around and still ending up passing, but in college if you dare to fool around, you will not be graduating on time like everybody wants. Plus, to get A's and B's, you have to make sure you study hard and have strategies on how to pass every class. I wish someone would have given me this advice before I arrived, but now I just give this advice to everyone else.

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