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I feel that if I could go back in time to my high school years I would tell myself to work harder, to apply to many different colleges and scholarships. I would tell myself that everything is going to be ok, that there is no need to worry or be anxious about going to college, because I would get all the help and support I'd need, that this huge change would be great for me.


If I could go back in time and warn myself about college life - I would have told myself to attend community college and university seriously to begin with instead of going to the private college ITT Tech. I am learning so much more in a real accredited college, and I wouldn't have wasted so much money and financial aid on a degree that I can't even use or transfer credits for.


If I could go back into time and tell myself a few things, I would start off by saying, "Good idea by taking that first year off." I would then discuss majors. "Going into your Freshman year, you don't need to be certain on a major. If you don't like how your math class is going, or you don't like the people in your art class, switch classes. In the end, you'll have made a better decision by sticking with your gut rather than going along with things and ending up hating it." The third piece of advice I would give myself would be, "Pretty much, no matter what you do, you're going to need a Master's Degree, so stick with the Bachelor's that you enjoy most." And finally, I would sum it up with, "Have as MUCH fun as you can. College years are the best, but they go by so quickly. Study hard, and make sure you make it to that 8am class you scheduled yourself for, but don't forget to have the best time of your life while you're doing it."


As a senior, I goofed off a lot and didn't take it as serious as I should have. I got away with not doing some of my work or getting due dates changed. I regret doing this completely. Coming into my senior year, I didn't think senioritus was a thing, but it turns out that pretty much everyone gets it at some point. I procrastinated every single assignment until the last minute and did the least amount of work. If I were allowed to go back in time and give myself advice, it would be to not procrastinate anything. When a teacher gives you a week to do an assignment, start it right away. They obviously gave you that much time for a reason.


Hey, it's Future You. I know you're pumped up and excited to be heading off to college in a few days but, if you don't heed these word of warning you going to end up making the same costly mistakes I did. The single most important thing you can do to ensure you succeed is to suround yourself with people who have the same aspirations as you, and are willing to work hard to achieve them. Typically you'll adapt the habits of whoever you hang around, so make sure that they're good influences in your life. The second thing that you need to do is to go to office hours of your professors even if you're not struggling. They'll often provide you with advice and keep an eye out for you. Having a student-teacher relationship with a professor also will typically make you more interested in the class and you'll be willing to put in much more work on ssignments which translates to better grades. So this is my advice for you, if you listen to what I just told then you'll do very well in college.


I would say to stay focus on your education an ddo worry about anything else. I also would say not to let anybody interfere with my education and do what i have to do.


If I could go back in time to give myself adivce about college, I would tell myself to never be scared to be myself. I would tell myself to always be confident in my work and apply for as many scholarships as possible, because college will take all of your money! I would tell myself that even college guys are idiots, so stay focused on school and building a resume! I would be sure to explain some of the politics of college life like saving money, meeting with proffesors during office hours for help, and exploring the campus for other resources that will help make school a little less stressful. I would explain the importance of meeting new people and building long lasting bonds. College is about stepping outside your comfort zone, taking risks and loving your major. You have to be in the field that your heart leads you to, not just for the money. Finally, I would tell myself that happiness is one of the big keys to graduating. Put yourself first and try not to stress out even when you're under a lot of pressure.


If I could go back in time to talk to my High School self I would say that life is short, and sometimes friendships and relationships should be put on hold in order to make it to the end path in your career. I would say to take Math as soon as possible, and not to wait till later. I would tell myself that school was going to get hard down the road and to cherish the time I had when things were running slower. I would tell myself to relax more, and that impulsive late night procrastination is a bad idea. I would tell myself that studying harder is the key to success in life, and faltering because of life throwing curve balls will only get you wishing you'd caught them quicker instead of crying so much. I would also say that scholarships are everything, and to apply to as many as possible, no matter what they are. I would say that choosing friends who are good at certain areas in education is the way to go still, and to never let go of friends who have your best interest at heart. I would say Good luck.


Now this might come off condescending or maybe just too strange to be true, either way I think it's best you know how things really go pal. College is great, especially once you get into a really great university. You better not even think of opting for an alternative when it comes to late night study sessions, your Professor actually knows the difference between over night rambling and two week work. You may think these Professor's in college might surely get bored with grading about 700 essays over a couple weeks span, let us all remember this is their general STUDY. They've got nothing but knowledge and expertise on these subjects, they will grade your paper to its full advantage. Believe me. All I can tell you, is that you can't go in happily thinking it's time to relax. This is definetely no vacation, don't let the parties and outlandish events around campus persuade you into laying that online quiz to next week or so help you a day before the class. So do us both a favor and please; just please take it seriously. I'm counting on you now.


Macy, Please pay attention to the following advice. Your first semester in college will be rough. I know that it's the first time that you have experienced total freedom and independence. Do yourself a favor and focus on your schoolwork. Attend class regularly. Go to bed at a decent hour so that you can drag yourself out of bed and make it to that early class each morning. Take notes and pay attention in class. If you have questions or concerns, contact your professor. If you have a test coming up then study! No one will do these things for you. You have to take responsibility for your own success starting now! When you've given it everything that you have and you still have some time left at the end of the day, then take some time to have a little fun . . . but not too much! Sincerely, Your older, much wiser self


The best advice I can give is to not rush getting any degree because the major that you initially chose sounds like something you want to do, but you'll discover that it wasn't what you anticipated. Also, try to find a job that closely matches your major and you will know from there whether or not you really enjoy that kind of work. If you anticipate on progressing to an university, get as many scholarships and grants as you possibly can because Bright Futures, (or any state scholarship), will change the award amount without formal notice and you'll still have to pay for the remaining balance. Do not depend on others to make your decisions nor let anyone tell you what you can or can't do. Most importantly, remain true to yourself and that's all that matters.


There are so many things that would have been helpful to know before heading off to college. If I could travel through time I could go back and tell myself to study harder, and to not procrastinate and to listen. If I had only known those things I might have done better during my first year at college, right? Probably, maybe I'd even have gotten an A in biology instead of a B. That sure would be nice, but there's just something in my gut that doesn't feel right about this whole situation. After experiencing my very own first year at college, I feel like a completely new person. I feel like an adult: confident and mature. I feel smarter, stronger, and ready to experience the world. College changed me and helped shape me into the person I am. If I hadn't made the mistakes I did, I wouldn't have learned so much about life, and most importantly, about myself. I've decided that if I ever travel time back to my high school years and I happen to see myself, I'll just smile and walk by, because I love who I am today.


Don't be so scared of living, go to college now, start with the basic classes, and decide what career you want, and then go for it. Dive in and do what you have to do, in order to get that degree. Study hard and enjoy the experience, because it is for the best in the long run. By having a degree in what you want to do , you will enjoy it, so then you will not feel as if it is just a job or a way to get a paycheck. Do what you love and it won't feel like work. Do it for yourself, do it for a better life.


If I could go back in time and talk to my highschool self as a senior, I would tell myself not to worry so much. Before I moved to college, I was very nervous and scared. My school is about an hour from my home town. And although that doesn't seem very far, I had lived in my hometown my entire life. At the same house. I would tell myself to really focus on school work. I let "senioritis" get the best of me, and I slack off towards the end of my senior year.


Focus on yourself, not others!


I would tell myself to keep trying and dont settle. I thought because of money that I wouldnt be able to go to a college or university away from home. I always wanted a "college experience" and to be away from home. I didnt fill out scholarship forms or any sort of money help for school. I regret that now. I would tell myself to keep trying and dont give up on my dreams. Right now, I am not living my dream. I never dreamt of going to Wright State or to be living at home during college. So, if I was still a senior and could give myself advice; I would say to not give up, keep applying and trying, and get involved. You can do it, and no matter what, things workout for the best!


Dear Geraldine Macairan, senior of Hillsdale High School, I would like you to enjoy your last year of high school as much as possible. Remember to always try to focus on your important deadlines, grades, and extra-curricular activities. I know you like to hangout with your friends every friday or everyday, but keeping your priorties straight and having fun with your senior classmates and friends can be difficult. If you focus on studying for that important Algebra benchmark, or type up that five page essay, and take your time on it before it is due then the "procastination bug" will not bite you the night before your assignments are due. Doing homework, and college applications AHEAD of time should be on top of you "to-do" list. Then hanging out with friends can come in second, or third. You always dreamed of becoming a Pediatrician or a nurse in the medical field, and living that fun college life. But it isn't always about having fun. If you focus now, and focus on the first year of college, then you will be living your dream as a Pediatrician or Nurse, but remember there is no rush on growing up.


Erind, do not waste your time. Your parents came to the United States of America to provide you and your brother with opportunities to become successful. Many people wish to be in your position as they do not have access to the opportunities and information which you do in America. Remember what your uncle told you, "You can choose to either work hard now and live peacefully later on, or relax now and work the rest of your life." In order to accomplish your dreams to make your family proud, help your home country, and establish a respected name for yourself, you need to study and sieze every beneficial opportunity now. Surround yourself with individuals with bright futures and who will develop your knowledge. Remember the Albanian saying, "Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are." Get involved in clubs, get to know your professors, and always respect your fellow classmates. If you apply yourself, stay disciplined with your studies, and never give up, you will succeed in life.


Personally, I transfered from a community college to Wright State University. I was not really interested in the school because I have a learning disability. I did not want to be held back by my disability and I didn't want people to assume that is why I chose Wright State. My advice to myself then would be to give Wright State a chance go on a visit. I know now that had I done that I would have fallen instantly in love and could have avoided transfering.


I know loosing dad senior year came without warning and took a great toll on your college dreams. You are now disillusioned with your future and blame the world for this tragedy but I am here to tell you that your anger will damage what you have achieved so far. Soon you will understand what this terrible moment in your life means, it could break you or make you stronger. I know you think Miami dade college is not what you want, but you will be surprised to know that the two years you will spend in this school will be responsible for inspiring you to venture into the study of visual arts. The great knowledge and expertise the excellent art professors will share in their disciplines will give you a solid foundation and the tools to create successful pieces of art. You will spend many sleepless nights working on projects but as a-result you will learn the skills to think creatively, experiment with new ideas, and solve visual problems. Remember to never let your current circumstances dictate your future, you will be pleasantly surprised on the things you will achieve and you will transfer to your dream school.


That make the best decision on college about what you need. Also try summer school it is not that bad to take a few general eduation classes at a local community college. It is best to get involved and meet people to make your college experience better. Last but not least do not procrastinate, make sure to get all of your work done on time.


Don't slack off so much that first year. Even though it feels a lot like high school, college is a whole new beast, and your GPA will suffer if you slack. Regardless of what the advisors tell you, freshmen forgiveness is not a miracle worker. Once you fail those 5 credit classes, your GPA will never recover, no matter if you ace the class the next time around. Don't be scared to get involved. Sometimes getting involved is a good way to find people who you can study with. People who you have multiple classes with, get their number. Chances are you'll be seeing a lot of them, some of them will even become best friends. Don't worry about dating. College isn't about dating and in the long run, you'll probably be glad you stayed single throughout college. No significant other means you won't have to worry about being dumped before finals and failing them all because you're miserable. And last but not least, enjoy it, because it ends too quickly. Enjoy the small things, the leaves in fall, and the moat and fountains in summer, and remember the friends you made.


Dear Justin, Don't go somewhere for a girl, most likely, it won't work out. You're not even 25 years old, you have no reason to worry about that, it'll just make you more stressed and busy than you need to be. Secondly, take all the classes you want. Don't listen to advisors once you know how to read your own college plan. Take classes you think are fun, and go with it. Thirdly, just talk to people. People aren't scary like they were in high school, they're a lot nicer. Also, talk to professors if or when you need help. They're there for a reason. Lastly, join clubs and sports. This isn't high school, you join something, no one will know you royally screwed up last game, so just go for it. Plus, you'll meet plenty of people and make some friends. You'll do great. PS: Do your school work. Tons of people will drop out and fail their classes simply because they don't have priorities. Remember, girls are not a priority, school is. All the best, Justin W.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to go for my dreams, and choose the nursing/pre-medical major instead of worrying if I could make it in that field. I would tell myself to keep up the hard work even though my life is about to change, and that it will change for the better. I would also wish to tell myself all of the various tips and tricks I've managed to pick up just in the short time that I've been at Wright State University. I would tell myself to listen to everyone who has already made the transition from high school to college when they gave me advice, instead of thinking that I was exempt from such first year problems. Most of all, I would tell my high school self to enjoy every moment because these are the years that people look back on and say, "Those were the good days."


Do exactly what you are doing!! Continue excelling in post secondary. It saves you a year of paying for college. It also makes the transition to college much easier. You learn to go to class, and you learn what the instuctors want and expect. There is no reason to tell myself anything more. I did all the right things, and i'm proud of it. I am well adjusted and on the right track.


Think and rethink your major and where you want to be in your life in 5 years. Consider pros and cons of going away to college or living at home. Both have advantages. Seriously consider the costs of attending a state college rather than an private college. I was happy that I chose a state funded college as I think I am getting a great education that is preparing me to be able to go away and attend the law school that I have chosen. I have gotten a good foundation living at home and attending college along with saving alot of money. I would make the same decision again.


I would have told myself to work hard from the very beginning. Every one goes to college with a positive, enthusiastic attitude.. but the most important part of it is keeping it up. Time flies, and you don't want to wait until it's too late to care. I would also say to live up every moment you can. The past year in college has flown by, and I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on how great college can be.


Dear High School Me, Don't be scared. You made the best decision of your life. Adapting to college life will be hard at any university, not just this one. This whole experience will fly past you, so enjoy every moment you can. However, this does not mean to forget about academics because your GPA can fall with only a couple bad grades. Have faith in the things you do and never hide behind any barriers. You are capable of doing anything and everything, so do not be afraid to take chances and try new things. Keep your morals though, remember who you are, where you came from, and, if possible, learn from others mistakes. Join more clubs, create something that will leave a legacy, and don't think you are ever too busy for anything. Meet all 20,000 people on campus (but watch that GPA!); these are your peers, those voting you homecoming king, those attending your wedding, your future business partners and your potential links to jobs. Just remember, you will never regret doing anything; you will only regret what you didn't do. Have fun and don't eat the cafeteria's chili, Graduated You


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to become better prepared. I would tell myself that I need to have more than one plan I need to have a back up plan. I need to apply to as many colleges as I can. I want senior me to know that it's okay to be regected becasue that's apart of life. I would try to apply for scholarships and also listen to what my mentors were saying. I would warn me to not be so navie and be humble when someone was telling me about college becasue I've learned that I have to sometimes listen instead of speaking. That's what I would tell high school me.


Expect and embrace dramatic changes in every aspect of your life. The amount of time you spend in class will decrease, but the time you will need to spend studying will increase exponentially. The expectations placed on you are much greater, but the individual support you receive will be far less. The variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available to you will be nearly unlimited. Your beliefs and understandings will be challenged. The assortment of personalities you encounter will be wide-ranging. Your ability to think critically and to problem solve will be more important than ever before. College life can and will be both liberating and overwhelming simultaneously. Most importantly, you will get out of it what you put into it. If you commit yourself to hard work, engagement, and open-mindedness, you can gain skills that will serve you in every aspect of your life, you can form friendships that will last a lifetime, and you can leave your mark on the world.


Knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, I would advise myself to take as many advanced placement classes as possible. I would also tell myself to find some more time for volunteer oportunities. I would also get a jump start on filling out scholarships and start saving up at least two years in advance. One more thing, have fun! Take lots of pictures and create an album of everyone and everything you want to remember.


I would tell myself to focus on school but also realize that you need to enjoy the experience of the learning environment. Take advantage of all that the school has to offer. If there is something you enjoy, do it, if there is a class or something you want to try do it. College is about the questioning of new things, to think about things you never would have, or to just look at things from all angles. I wouldn’t forget to mention that school does cost a lot of money and to think about how are you going to pay for this when you graduate. Don’t just take out all of this money and not have a plan. The most important thing I would tell myself, make new friends, talk your mind, and take it day by day it wont last forever.


The advise I would give is simple. Go for the gold and know you can do it. Too many times we hold ourselves back living in fear. It can act against us and cripple our thoughts/ actions. Dont be afraid to make mistakes and do something out of your comfort zone. Join clubs and socialize with all kinds of people. Go to the basketball game and cheer even if you dont have a clue about the game. The more people you interact with and the more you do the easier it will be to figure out what you want out of life. You dont have to figure everything out in one day. You may trip and fall but get back up again. Always get back up again. You are an intelligent beautiful woman. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise!


When I was in my senior year last year, I was so exited to graduate from high school and go to college and get a degree. This is because everything was and seemed so simple in my eyes, I thought everything will be very easy after high school life. Ofcourse at that time I was not aware of my future. After I gradutated from high school, I applied for Wright State University Dayton Main Campus. I did all the procedures and received my certificate for addmission to Wright State. At this time I was thinking some majors, such as education, medical as nursing, international, but I was not really sure about them so I put undeced for my major. And finnaly my college life started, and as time by time passed I started realizing that i was not ready for college. So would give an advise for myself such that thikn twise before doing something.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior the advice I would give myself is to believe in myself more and don't worry about finances. I can remember when I was a senior in high school I thought college was so far from me. I had the grades to get into a good college, but I guess I thought I wasn't smart enough. I was worrried I couldn't do college papers or exams. I felt inadequate about the whole college transition. I thought I could never get accepted into to a college. When I started applying to colleges I found out that it's not hard to be accepted into a college. Then when I got into the college work I found out that I could handle it and actually did well. As for finances, well that's always going to be a struggle. I just have to search for financial aide and everything will fall into place. This is what I would tell myself as a senior in high school. If I would have known these things I could have saved myself some worry for college life.


If i had the chance to go back and talk to myself in high school, I would tell myself to work hard and never give up. I would tell myself to open an account especially for college, because now i see how expensive college can be. I would constantly remind myself to do my homework and keep up on my work. Making the transition to college takes alot of planning, money and time, which takes more then i thought. Advice i would give myself as a high school senior would consist of taking respondsibility for my own actions and making sure im properly prepared for class. I would also tell myself to always be on time, because in college if your late, some professors lock the door and that can cause you to miss important information. I would tell myself to learn how to manage money and how to stay on a budget that i can keep track of. I would tell myself to keep my room clean and keep my space around me clean because in college you have to wash your own clothes and make sure you do your own laundry. I would tell myself to study hard.


Advice I would give myself as a high school senior would be to study, study, study! In high school, I was a student who didn't need to study to get good grades so I thought I could carry the tradition on in college, but I was dead wrong. I would tell myself, even if you think you know the work, study it over and over and over. And then study it some more.


In college, you must study otherwise you won't pass your classes, so learn how to study now. Make sure to attend all classes so that you know whats going on in each class. Do all homework even if it is not assigned. Make sure to take notes in each class. Do not procrastinate because it gets you no where and if you procrastinate it most likely will not get done. Don't sign up for classes that are early in the morning because you won't get up for them. Choose colleges carefully. Don't choose Malone University because it will be a bad mistake and costs way too much. You will not enjoy that school except for one thing. Wright State University is a great choice and you will love it there. Make sure to take time out for yourself and don't take on too much. Learn to say no sometimes. The transition is hard but stay on top of all you assignments and classes.


I would say, no matter how badly you want to go to a four year school; your parents want you to go to a community college first to save money. Do not be bitter. A community college can be very beneficial and you should try just as hard as if you were at a four year university. When the time is right you can transfer your credits to another school to continue your education. If you do not try your best you will just waste your time and it will take longer for you to earn your college degree. You will make good friends at the community college and learn more responsibility. When you transfer your credits you will know that a good student is one who attends all of their classes and studies everyday so they can remember the material. In math class, you must practice the problems. Knowing the theory is not enough. Sometimes you need to live through something in order to learn from it, and that is what your life is going to be like from here on out.


I would tell myself to not take too heavily to heart what my teachers in high school say about how college is because they will end up being wrong. I would tell myself that high school will not prepare me at all for what college is going to be like. That college is alot more demanding than high school, to stay up on the readings and to do whatever extra credit opportunities I could. I would also tell myself to take summer classes because the transition of going from not doing any work during the summer to constant studying when I would start classes again in the fall is horrible and difficult especially if I don't like to study and reading makes me tired. I would tell myself that the work can be hard but to keep focus and don't worry if I don't do so well on one test because most instructors drop the lowest exam score out of however many exams are given. I would tell myself that it will be an unregrettable experience that I will love.


In a few years you are going to hate who you where now, be amazingly confident on your paper writing skills, and still be nearly incapable of spelling. Also you may want to put much more effort into finding scholarships.


I will tell my self to do what i love. but most of the time were are following the money. so at this time i would have been in early child hood education.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would of told myself to go to the extreme. Go to New York and go to my dream pastry school. Do not be afraid to go out into the world alone. It would of been way worth doing it then the mess I would eventually get myself into. I am 24 years old and still trying to get my undergrad degree. Also, be yourself. There are people out there who will except you for you who are. College is such an opening experience. You really do grow into your own skin through meeting different people and accepting who you are.


I don't have many regrets from high school, but there's still some thing i would've liked myself to know. I would have told myself to work out more and get into shape while it was easier to accquire healthy home-made meals. I would have told myself to try a lot harder in AP biology class because it could have gotten me out of courses in college. I would have told myself to pay more a attention in in pre-calculus because calculus is the hardest thing I've ever done. I would have told myself not to gossip as much. I would have told myself to try harder at public speaking and meeting new people. I would have said to become more involved in activities outside of school becaus they can help you tremedously. I would have told myself to not worry so much about what other people think because in college no one cares about what you're wearing or what you think. Lastly, I would have told myself not to give my virginity up to my first serious boyfriend because the man you're going to marry is a few years away.


That my parent are not here and I had to learn to solve any issues on my own. It has helped me to grow into a well rounded adult.


So far, college has been all about discovering who I am as a person. I entered college in September thinking that I was 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} sure of how I wanted to spend the rest of my life. But after taking a few classes and meeting some new people, I began to wonder if I had made the right decisions for my career path. College has helped me to discover interests that I never even knew I had, and I'm sure it will continue to do that until I graduate. Going to college has helped me to escape the stereotypes that come along with high school and move on to discover myself and what I want to grow into. I have learned so many new things, and now I actually look forward to my classes everyday. It can really open your eyes to so many new experiences. People always say college will be the best years of your life, and I have to agree because college is where you BECOME. It's where you grow up, where you realize that you are going to have responsibilities for the rest of your life, and, of course, you get to have fun, too.


Wright State had been named as one of the top three music schools in Ohio by previous govenor, Ted Strickland. Since I am Music Education major, it is important for me to attend a recogonized music school in order to find a job after I finish my degree. The faculty have made it possible for me to work with and learn from nationally know choral conductors, which has proved to be extremely beneficial. I am happy to attend Wright State because I am confident that I will be fully prepared to teach music after I graduate.


My college life so far has taught me how to manage money as well as time. They've given me great study tips and the teachers and staff are very helpful. Its been valuable to attend because I know that it is possible for anyone ,even me ,to be able to make it through college, as long as you use the avalible resources given.


My college experience has allowed me to grow and develop as a person and professionally. The first time I came to Wright State I received an excellent and enthusiastic advisor who helped me to choose my classes, and from that time on I had only positive experiences with the faculty and administration. The students at Wright State also made my experience great, and I developed life long friends that I still keep in contact with today. My college experience is so valuable to me because it allowed me the ability to participate in Model United Nations, which has been by far the best experience of my life. My college sponsored trips to New York City to participate in national conferences, and a trip to Xi'an, China for an international conference. Furthermore, by participating in this team I learned to negotiate, conquered public speaking, and honed in on my technical writing skills; skills that will translate to my future career. I gained a tight knit group of friends, all with the same passion and interest in international affairs, by participating in this group. Finally, I believe Wright State provided me the best preparation I could have had for law school.


I have gotten out of my college experience is to not give up on what you had started. Do not take life for granted and strive for excellence in life. It has been valuable to me because I am fortune to go to a 4-year university and living in the dorms. Some people can not afford college or does not take college seriously. I enjoy going to school everyday and learning new things from professors. Meeting new people is a good way to have connections with a diverse community at my school. College is a good way to start a new chapter in their lives.