Research, Research, Research. Do not go with your first college you looked at. Make sure to check out at least five options so you dont end up in a place you dont want to be. Give the smaller schools a chance, they usually have better class sizes and you will get a better one on one experience with teachers.
I would find a college that is well diverse and has plenty of educational opportunities. Weber State University has this to offer. I find that a college who is focused and has a well diversed poplulation can give you an excellent head start in the career field. You must find a college that is focused and not a party school.
My advice would be to have an idea of what your carreer choice is. Then the next step is research! Find the best school for your profession and then they requirements for this school. The most important element to making the most out of your college experience is to work hard and learn as much as you can. Find people you enjoy being around and you will not be dissapointed with the choices you have made for your future.
Parents and students should consider cost, the area around the school, and most importantly the student population and activities offered by the school. College is where people learn the skills needed for their future careers, and in order to be successful, they need to be happy with the school they are attending. It is important for prospective students to find a university which has the appropriate balance of academic opportunity and social opportunity for them, some personalities need more social interaction while others need a more quiet atmosphere to be academically successful. Parents and students must decide what their needs are and then find the school that best fits those needs.
Study hard and dont let the first day of instructors saying this is a hard class intimidate you, if you do the work you will get the grade.
If your finances might land you in a school you hadn?t originally planned to attend, just remember that the most important aspect of your education is your education. A degree in your field is not a wise substitution for useful and applicable knowledge.
I would advise that you not only look at the school you will be attending but also the town in which the student will live. I would argue that a students living situation is just as important as the school in which they are attending. Make sure you have the opportunity to get involved in not only school activities but also the community. All of these things combined will give you a better school experience. Make sure that you only fill your time with things that you can handle. Give yourself a break and leave time for yourself. Sit down and read a book for pleasure or watch a movie. Don't overschedule yourself because eventually you loose focus. Trust me.
Decide what it is you want to get out of your college experience. If you want to make a lot of friends and participate in a lot of extracurricular activiites look for a school that has a lot of those options available. If you are just concerned with getting a degree, go to a school that doesn't focus on a lot of undergraduate research. I feel that my college experience has been such a positive impact on my personal as well as academic life because it fit my needs.
First, find the courage to, then sit down and have a brutally honest chat with yourself about what is truely important to YOU, what interests you, what you want for and out of your life and what you are and are not willing to do to get it. Write it down and find a college that will allow you to live and learn the way that's best for you.
Take some diverse generals first, even if you think you know what you want to go in to. You'd be suprised how your views on the world and your future can change in a year on your own. Then repeat step one and adjust course as necisary.
Lastly, remember to take time to live - join the band or the swing dance club, make genuine friends and serve people. Keep a positive attitude and remember that just because everyone else says it's fun doesn't mean it will do any good for you.
During my senior year of high school, I received at least fifty college applications every week. Overwhelmed, I approached my high school councilor. She suggested I visit the universities I was considering. I thought this was a silly idea?what could I learn from visiting a college?
Needless to say, I continued to visit colleges until one day I understood what she meant. My first choice college was the one that was right in line with my ideal dream of what a college should be. Two years into my degree I can say that I made the correct choice. If I could give college freshman one piece of advice it would be to get involved. Get to know the decision makers on campus. They know all the ins and outs of the college?and they can pass that knowledge on to you.
My first year of college was spent in regret because I didn?t attend the campus activities or meetings. My second year of college has been a blast; I have never had this much fun?and is all because I chose to get involved. College only comes around once?make the best of it while you can.
depends on what your going to school for. if you want to meet alot of new people and and get involved find a school that doesn't have a lot of lcals or people living at home. live in a dorm if you can aford it, i think it would be fun and be a good experience. see if you can get some sort of scholarship. school is expensive.
School is about more than making the grade. When choosing your college, remember you're choosing more than a tuition rate or a fraternity. College should be enlightening, challenging and fun. No piece of paper will ever compensate for the loss of the life lessons to be gained in those rare college years, if any of those elements are missing. Before you decide what you want most out of school, decide what you want most out of yourself and your family. College should be viewed as an aid in building a fulfilling life. Decide where you want to be in the future. Choose a major that you love, that you can expand upon, and that will bring new opportunities and ideas into your world. This decision not only affects how much homework you have, but your outlook on life, your career, and your progression as an individual. Finally, build and maintain friendships during your college experience that will last a lifetime. There is no better study guide or stress reliever than a good friend. You will learn more from a friendSchool is about more than making the grade. When choosing your college, remember you're choosing more than a tuition rate or a fraternity. College should be enlightening, challenging and fun. No piece of paper will ever compensate for the loss of the life lessons to be gained in those rare college years, if any of those elements are missing. Before you decide what you want most out of school, decide what you want most out of yourself and your family. College should be viewed as an aid in building a fulfilling life. Decide where you want to be in the future. Choose a major that you love, that you can expand upon, and that will bring new opportunities and ideas into your world. This decision not only affects how much homework you have, but your outlook on life, your career, and your progression as an individual. Finally, build and maintain friendships during your college experience that will last a lifetime. There is no better study guide or stress reliever than a good friend. You will learn more from a friend?s kind advice or a professor?s open door, than any test bank or business journal.
Research the college and the fields of study you are interested in. Tour the campus and meet with the professors in your area of interest. Do not let finances make your educational decisions.
Be open about going to a new school and be friendly with the other students because they are in the same position you are. Get involved in at least one campus acitivity, you'll make friends and become familiar with the campus. Each semester get to know at least one of your professors reasonably well. If you need help with a subject, don't be afraid to seek out a tutor. You can have a social life but you have to work as hard on your studies as you play.
Don't put so much emphasis on the school's name or the greek system at the school when choosing which college to attend. Sure it is good to know that there are going to be social opportunities through which to make friends and attending a college with a name that people will recognize is nice too, but the most important thing to remember when choosing a school is the quality of the education you will receive. Pick a school that is going to give you the highest quality education in the field of your choosing. Pick a school that has knowledgeable teachers that are going to give whatever amount of attention that you need to succeed. Future employers are not really looking for a name but the quality of graduates coming out of a particular program at a particular school. They aren't going to care how many friends you made or how much you paid to be standing in front of them. Are you trained to be a high quality asset to them? That is the most important quality in the school you choose.
Get involved. Never forget that the college experience is what you make of it. Find the school where you can gain all sorts of education about your chosen field: academic, experiential, theoretical, etc. The more you want to learn, the better you can be in your career and your life, and the greater, more positive effect you will have on others. College is often a place for experimentation and change, but also for commitment. The students that gain the most from a college or university education are the ones who commit to a course, and throw themselves into it, doing their very best. Don't blend into the wallpaper; don't coast. Be patient, but when you get your chance, make a splash, and let the ripples improve yourself, and others.
Go to college and find a way to betteryour lives.
Finding the right college for the beginning college student can be daunting and challenging. Parents need to have an idea of what area of study or what career their student is considering. Searching the internet, talking to high school counselors, and taliking to friends can help to narrow the search of locating a college that would be suitable. Visiting the campus and going on the orientation tours is very important when selecting a college. Taking the time to ensure that a college is right for you can be very beneficial. Talking from experience, I can say that yes the academic side of a colllege is important when making the selection, but taking the time to see if the overall atmosphere of the school works for the student can make or break the college experience. Another aspect to keep in mind when selecting a school is the community. Are there activities that can fulfill other intersts besides academic ones? Remember that this school and city is where you will be living and playing for potentially the next four years. When selecting your school, don't be afraid to check out several schools to find the best fit for you.
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