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What should every freshman at Wright State University-Main Campus know before they start?


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.