What is a good college to attend to become a captain of a Navy ship?
I suggest Maine Maritime Academy or maybe the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. -- Bob S.
How many years of college are best?
It really depends on what is best for you. Some people go to college for eight years, and some go for one. Different programs and degrees have different requirements for the amount of time you need to spend in college. Community colleges often only require two years, whereas four-year colleges and universities require four years. You may even decide to go to graduate school, so you could be in college for another two years or so. Medical school takes even more time. You do not have to go to college all at once. Sometimes it might be better to split up your time, working a job before going back to school. Do some research and think about what kinds of programs and degrees you want to pursue to help you figure out how many years you might spend in college. There is no right answer. It’s up to you to decide what works best! -Julianna K.
How do you make sure that you pick the best college? How do I find the perfect college?
There is no trick to this, but it is really important. You do exactly what you are doing right now. You don’t wait until the end of high school. You wonder. You ask questions. You do research. You think about what you would like and wouldn’t like. You ask others about their experience in college. -- Bob S.
How do you decide who wins the (MeCC) scholarship?
It can be challenging, but we focus on effort. We try to award scholarship to the students who seem to have made the most effort. -- Bob S.
Which college would you pick if you had to pick one?
I might pick Colorado College. I like the college and its Block Plan and I like the location. But, there are a lot of colleges I would love to go to. -- Bob S.
What are we allowed to use the scholarship for?
Expenses in college, or to help you with the cost of applying to or visiting colleges, or some kind of program or product today that will help you pursue your aspirations. -- Bob S.
Can we pick the same college as last year?
Yes. -- Bob S.
Can we still do the essay if we are not sure what we want to be?
Absolutely. -- Bob S.
What is your personal opinion of Gordon College?
I like it. It is a very good Christian college with a great location. -- Bob S.
How do we afford college?
The honest answer to this is you get really good grades, and to do that, you just have to make the effort . . . starting now, not in high school. -- Bob S.
It seems scary, but you will find a college you can afford if you work for it. You can apply to scholarships and apply to colleges that will help you financially. Lots of people will help with money if you apply for it and try hard. -Anna
What if you want to major in a lot of different things?
That is great news. You study them all and slowly you figure out which ones you like the best. If you have several areas you know about, you will be at a big advantage in and after college. -- Bob S.
Which college has the best quarterback?
University of Michigan had the best quarterback ever. TB12. -- Bob S.
I'm leaving this weekend but can I work on the essay while I'm in Arizona? I'll be gone for a month.
You sure can. -- Bob S.
Do high schoolers know what they want to do?
Most high schoolers have no idea what they want to do, and that’s OK! When I was in high school, I would change my mind constantly. High school is a good time to explore your interests and maybe discover something that you’re passionate about. You can think about your goals for the future, but don’t stress about having an exact plan because so much can change as you grow up. Knowing what you want to do when you are in high school is not as important as just thinking about it. You may change your mind a million times before you know what you want to do, but if you have goals for yourself that you are pursuing, then eventually you will find a path that is right for you. --Julianna K.
Is there a place to stay when you go to college?
Most colleges offer on-campus housing. Usually there are dormitories where you can sleep and keep your stuff. Some colleges are commuter colleges so they do not have dorms. Instead, students live at home and commute to their classes. --Julianna K.
What should you bring to college?
You should bring lots of stuff for your room, and stuff that you need for school. For example: notebooks, pens, bed sheets, clothes, decorations.... Usually your college's website will have a packing list somewhere on their website or you can talk to friends who have gone off to college already. -Anna
What college would I go to if I wanted to travel all around the world, play basketball, and study biology at the same time?
A lot of schools will give you this opportunity! You can be a biology major, you can play varsity or non-varsity basketball, and you can study abroad for part of your time. Most people who study in other countries will go there for one semester junior year, and there are programs all around the world. -Anna
If you had to pick out of these two colleges to go to for basketball, which one would you pick? A: Stanford University, B: University of Tennessee.
I would pick Stanford. I like the location better and I think I could get an even better education there. -- Bob S.
Do you have to stay with the classes that you pick in college?
No, a lot of people switch classes and majors, but it is usually not a good idea to switch a class in the middle of the class. You often get a few days to try out a class to decide if you like it or not. Then you can switch. -- Bob S.