Washington Adventist University Top Questions

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


If I knew what I know now about college life, I would've prepared myself better. How? Simply by focusing more on my work in high school rather than joke and clown around with friends. I would have also tooken college credit classes my senior year, and after graduation I would have gone to a two-yera college and then transferred. Advice wise, I would tell myself to not procrastinate and get help help when needed.


If i were to go back in time to talk to myself as high school senior about college life, making transition, i would first tell myself to have a goal on what you want to do in college before you enter college. Another thing i would tell to myself would be to take college serious , find opportuines to help you pay for college , explore different type colleges, do what makes you happy and make sure it's realistic . Do well in high school and entrance to help you get alot money from colleges. Relax and take it one step at time.


As a senior in high school, I was terrrified of what college would be like. I would listen to college students and they would make it sound horrific. Now that I am actually a college student, I no longer have the scared mentality. If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, then I would tell myself to be less shy. I was very scared of meeting new people, and even stayed in my room the whole day. I was too scared to talk to anyone. Eventually I got out of my comfort zone and began to open up, but the process could have been smoother. Another thing I would tell myself as a high school senior, is to be more independent. I relied on my mother a lot while I was in high school, and now I am on my own. I would suggest getting a job, because the money is very much needed. Also, work on time management skills, because procrastination is a bad habit to get out of. I suggest that you prioitize your work, because there are times when you want to hang out with friends. Just stay focused.


The advice I would give myself is, "prepare yourself for a sample of the 'real world'. You will no longer be living under your mother's roof and rules, so you have to learn how to be independent and carry yourself in a proper way. Try to stay focus, study hard, and get your work done on time. Procrastination leads to workload, which leads to stress, and gray hairs for you at a young age. Its alright to ask for help, and don't feel embarrassed if you don't know something, because we're all there to learn. Time management is a must; it helps you stay on track. Set your priorities straight, and remember what's more important and what can be placed on hold. I'm not saying that you can't have a social life; just don't let fun outweigh your books. Always be a leader and not a follower; if people don't accept you just the way you are, then you don't need friends like them. It's better to stand for something than fall for anything. Take advantage of your education, never forget where you came from, and appreciate your parents."


As a high school senior I wouldve told myself to think throughly as to what i want to make of myself as far as a career goes. I started out as a bio major because of what everyone else wanted me to be. I shouldnt be trying to please others with my career choice. I wouldve told myself to think for myself and not for others.


College has definitely been a life changing experience. It shows us what responsibility is. It allows us to cherish what our parents have done for us throughout the years, and also what they couldn't do. I graduated valedictorian from high school. It was a great moment in my life, but once I entered college I woke up to the reality that life is very difficult. If I could go back in time, I would tell myself: "Hey, Janil! I came back from the future just to tell you that this is your time to shine! Enjoy this moment as if it was your only. Life is going to be full of responsibilities and college will be hard, but those difficult moments will make you a great person. They will make you stronger and more understanding. Take all the knowledge you can from your professors but also cherish their work. God has put people in your path so you could learn from their actions, or to show you how hard life is going to be. But no matter how hard it gets it also brings excitement with it. Live to the fullest and be yourself!"


Conan O'Brien said on his speech at Dartmouth College that when you work hard and you're kind, amazing things happen. It may not hit you yet, but after getting off that stage after giving your own graduation speech, you're heading to the Culinary Institute of America, the World's Premier Culinary College. What you've basically done over your high school years is what will set you up for many days to come. Youth and Government gave you the awareness of what needs to be known around the world. Playing in the tennis team helped your sense of teamwork and leadership. Working at Robeks for two weekends shows how it sucks in the working world, and working for your parents taught you that crunching numbers is not the way to live. All I know is that the people around you will respect you and your work ethic because you treat them fairly. As a result, these people will become your friends and just as you know it, it's like high school again, except better. One last thing, bring clothes on your last day of work... people will throw you in the pool as an au revoir.


If I could go back in time to my senior year and advise myself about how to take on college in my future, there would be much to say. I feel that so many of my peers, including myself, waste a substantial amount of time their first year of college, dabbling around trying to find what they want to do, or just flat out being confused altogether about how to do it. I would tell myself to embrace the resources available and people around me and and not to be intimidated by the ‘big’ college staring down on me. I would also tell myself to not just learn the material but to embrace the skills presented in the material, because the skills are what you take with you when you leave. And, last but not least, I would tell myself to always ask for help, because if you don’t ask the answer is always no.


High school Hannah, don't worry about boys, they come and they go. Stay focused on your studies and get your college applications in. Apply for scholarships everyday and look everywhere for them. There are more scholarships available than you could ever think of! Work hard and pay attention every day. You never know how much high school matters until you get to college. You actually do need to know the information you learn in high school. Don't skip all those classes. You can't skip your college classes, you won't have a nice teacher that will give you the information you missed. Education is a prioriety for you Hannah, boys and parties are just an option. Stay focused and never let your goals get out of reach. If you think you can do it, you can do it! Plus... you never know until you try. Oh, and one more thing Hannah... If you fall get right back up and try it again. After a while, you'll learn not to fall again. :)


In life, there are individuals who are faced with the reality of moving away from home and starting a new life. Those who lack the moral conduct of understanding the hospitality of true leadership may founder to the distractions of what the college life has to offer. Many freshmen students tend to lack the focus needed to excel and achieve what they have entered college to do. The truth is, some students are now entering an environment where temptation is never far away and active choices are always put to the test. If I had the opportunity to turn back the hands of time, the advice that I would give myself would be to have a broader mind when it comes to activities. I think that if I had had this momentum with me my freshmen year of college then the campus would have had more fun activities. I chose this advice because the campus really lacks school spirit and other traditional activities that would normally take place on campus grounds. Overall, I see that a lot has changed since my freshmen year and more activities are constantly being planned for the students, which in my opinion is awesome.


I would tell myself, make your high school career count, because before you know it, it will be gone. Your senior year in high school is the most important, do not slack off. But most of all, have fun and try your best.


I feel that I have learned more in my one year out of high school than I did in my four years in high school. It has been a great experience to be out on my own and attending college. I have learned how responsible you have to be in the adult world. It is so important to me to go to class and keep up on my homework and grades. The level of learning is a lot higher than that of high school. My professors do a wonderful job. I actually enjoy going to class and feel like I am working toward my educational goals. I am so grateful for the opportunities that attending college gives me. Each year I am a step closer to finishing my degree and bettering my life and the lives of those around me.


during my college experience i have learned that you have to make use of every opportunity you have. life is all about chances. it is good to take risk sometimes. being in college had open my life to great challenges and expectations.


As a senior in high school you tend to get sucked into the hype and competitiveness of the application process. The majority of students want to go to a highly recognized university, though at the time we hardly understand if it will be a good fit for our chosen career. I would tell myself to finish my basic studies first in a local community college. I will be saving thousands of dollars and it will also enable me to make the transition to real university life much smoother. I would tell my younger self that this will give me enough time to decide if the career I chose will still be a good choice to me after a year of taking introductory courses on that subject. Many community colleges have programs that seamlessly transfer you from their programs to that of a university for a degree. College life will be the best years of your life; it's a clich? because it's true. So I would tell myself that college life and making the transition from teenager to young adult life will make the best memories, but make sure you jump in with the best information by your side.


There are three easy lessons to be learned in making the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible. The first of these lessons is to study. Classes will always be easier if you assume everything is harder than it really is. Studying for the simplest of test and quizzes only makes them that much simpler. The second lesson is to save. There is no mystery that college is extremely expensive. Going from high school to college consist of making new friends and familiarizing yourself with a new campus and new teachers. Worrying about finances is both stressful and unnecessary, saving eliminates the issue altogether. The third lesson is the trickiest of them all, prioritizing. With college comes freedom, there are no parents or guardians monitoring your every step. It is up to the student to study and go to class as opposed to watching television and partying.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to start practicing better study habbits. In high school, I found my classes easy so I rarely studied. But now that I am in college, I have found that just paying attention in class and doing the homework is not enough. You actually need to sit down and read the text, review your notes, and go to study sessions. I belive that if I would have known that coming into college, I would have done even better than I did my first semester. Thats why I have worked hard over Christmas break to learn some study tools to put into action for second semester.


Research careers and find one that's right for you. Talk with people in that field. When the teachers tell you this, it's not because they're trying to box you in, it truly will help you. You won't waste as much time in college wondering which way to go. Once you do this, set a goal and focus. Stop procrastinating, it just makes everything worse. If you need a break, take one, but use it wisely and be ready to go back and hit it hard. Find enjoyment in the work and the opportunity to learn and grow.


The one factor that can make or break you as a successful student is whether or not you have a dream. Without a dream you will lack direction and purpose. I know this because my set back as a student was not having a dream to motivate me. What is the point of learing conversion factors or biology if you don't know what you will you use it for? The earlier you are able to figure out a path to follow, the better your chances are of staying on course. Without a dream there can be no future. In order to have a future you must invision it first! In addition to exploring different schools and careers, take the time to learn about yourself. Find out what motivates you. Give yourself the attention you deserve and find your purpose in life or at least dream a dream worth pursuing and everything else will fall in place.


I would advice that when applying for schools, they should worry more about what education they will recieve rather than the tution. For parents, I would advice them to support whatever decision their child makes. I would advice parents not to force their alma mater on their child. The parents might have recieved a great education, but it does not mean their child will. For students, I would advice them to apply to every university they believe is right for them. After getting accepted, compare the universities they applied to and pick whichever university they believe is the better. Follow your heart. After starting your first year, make friends and get involved in everything, when though you think you won't have time, get involved. I advice students not to only worry about studying all the time, go out and have fun. Keep your social life and education on a good levels. And if you feel like you're alone or anything, talk to your professors or your friends. Lastly, call your parents and/or family members; just because you're in college doesn't mean that your parents have forgetten about you.


I would advice students to make the most of their college experiece and to take their college responsibilites seriously. I would also advice students to choose thier friends wisely and to take thier college education seriously because on like high school they are paying for it. And what they make out of college can either help or hurt how the rest of their life.


Visit schools and find the right one that will enhance your knowledge in your field and provide the resourses for life after college.


The advice I wouldgive parents and or students about finding the right college and making the mostof the college experience is to start researching colleges early while in highschool to allow the student to pick a college that they know a little history on and one that meets their needs. Once the student has narrowed down their choices they should make a couple of visits to the campus different times of the year to get a feel of the environment in and around the campus. The student should schedule several meetings with a school counselor about the various activites and organization on campus that would be interesting to the student. Then once the student is on campus they should become a part of the community instead of keeping to themselves; colleg is about learning as well as fun and a great way to accomplish both is through networking.


Planning is one of the most important things to recommend to parents and students. It is imperative to keep track of financial aid statements, course schedules, just maintaining your papers organized. for students I recommend that being involved is important. VERY IMPORTANT. Going abroad, learning from different perspectives, just seeing the world and learning at the same time is something I would do if I had more time.


I don't know , I just looked for a school that I could afford so that i could get a degree.


Go with what you feel is best for you realistically. There is nothing worse then having to transfer to another school, because you hate your current school. Ask as much questions as you can; in the endthings that seem trivial can make a big difference. After making a plan (courses), choose a few classes that you are interested in such as music, graphic arts, etc. Also if it is possible, study abroad! It may be for a semester or even during the summer, but I would encourage to do so. It will change your perspective of the world and really put a focus on what is important in life.


Be open to new experiences.


The advice would give to parents/students on finding the right college, would be to look for a college that will cater to your intended major, your financial needs, and in most cases, the size of the college. To make the most out of your college experience, realize what your goals are in life and what you want to accomplish. Most importantly, and I know this isn't for everyone, keep God first and stay focused.


If I was to give any type of advice to an curious student seeking for a college, I would tell them to make sure the college they choose is one they will not hate. Make sure that they are ok with the dorm life and the rules asssociated with dorm life (if they chose to live on campus), find out the student teacher ratio, howmuch the school will cost you yearly, and what activities/clubs does the school offer. Also so I would tell them the greatest way to make a college experience worth while is to get involved. Getting involved with campus activities helps one feel like their apart of the school and shows alot of school spirit.


Pick the school that fits your personality, your career path, and overall morals and values best. Make the most of your college experience by being involoved in different groups and maikng new friends. Build good relationships with your teacher and professors and really try to open up to new things.


I recommend to the parents, research to institution that you child wants to attend. It is important to know what major are offered, the location, retention statistics and finacial structure. For students, it is never too early to start looking for a college to attend. I recommend to start looking at the start of sophmore year of high school. Apply for scholarships and grants, because every little bit helps. COMPLETE YOUR FASFA ASAP! You better you chances in getting aid for school. Plan to visit the schools that you apply. It is a good idea to make an unexpected visit to the school to see how campus life is on a normal basis. Talk with facaulty, staff and students to get a view of how college is at the college. Students, when you first get to college, realize that you are there to get a degree. You would not believe how many people flunk out of college in there freshmen year because they skip class and party a majority of the time. If you are having problems with homework or understanding what the professor said, ask for assitant from the professor or academic tutor. But of all things, just have fun.