What I Wish I Knew: FAQ
Tour GuideMelanie Weaver
The transition from high school to college can be a very stressful time. If you focus on the new and exciting experiences you are soon to have, that stress can diminish. Watch this video for some advice I wish someone had told me before coming to Georgia Tech.
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This is going to be focused on college and admissions and everything of the suits. So the first question is, if you could give your high school self one piece of advice before college, what would it be? So I would say, Don't get intimidated because once you get to college, there will be a ton of people that you don't know. People will have come to college knowing absolutely nobody, which is what I did. Don't let that hinder who you are because whoever you are, whatever your interests are, you will find people who have those same interests as you. If you just be yourself and don't get distracted by other people and thinking about them, just focus on yourself. Then it will just make your college experience that much better. The next question is, what do you wish you knew before attending college? This may be a text specific one, but g p a Be ready for it to be below what you think You may have had a four point a nice school, and I was wonderful. He may have had a three point over two point on high school, and as long as you did the best that you could, that's okay. Whether you have a two point eight, we're of four point out those are both really good. What matters is that you learn and that you're there and that you care if you bomb and exam it's gonna happen. Don't let that get to you know that it is only one example and just work as hard as you can on the next ones. Exam doesn't define who you are as a person. One thing about Tech specifically is we have a wonderful program called Freshman Forgiveness, where if you end up failing in class your freshman year, you can just retake it again, and it will be wiped from your G P A s. That's always something you can look forward to. The last question is what is something that they did not tell you on your tour that you wish that they told you so. I toward tech twice, once my junior and once my senior, and they were very helpful and explaining, like the history and where you'll be living, what you'll be doing and all that. What they didn't tell me is how inclusive the environment here is because you have people of all different interests. Even though I am not personally involved in and eat with me not being involved in Greek live. I have so many friends who are Greek, and if they don't judge you, obviously there will be people who fit the stereotypes of I'm better than you because I'm in a storage room, in a fraternity or among this athletic team or I'm in this academic organization. The campus of tech is very welcoming and very accepting. It's just a good thing to know that and have that in your head before going in, because it just makes it a lot less scary to come here because you can go to anyone and they'll want to talk to you. I don't want to answer your questions about tech.