I chose to attend Fairmont State for several reasons. Growing up it was assumed that I would follow in my family tradition of attending Fairmont State. I wasn’t sure I wanted to follow tradition, but when I went to visit the campus I fell in love with the small size and “homey” feeling, the student- to- teacher ratio, and the wonderful Honors program. I knew that Fairmont was the choice for me.
I was surprised at the visiting hours in the dorms. I thought that the hours would be earlier in the morning and earlier in the evening. The “signing” people in for the weekend was also a new concept for me.
My Honors experience has been good. Everyone has been really nice and helpful. I feel comfortable in this new experience because I am confident that if I have any questions or problems I can go to any Honors upperclassman and get answers. The brief meetings held have made me look forward to the coming year’s events with anticipation.
In choosing a college, my advice would be to find one that has a really strong program in your area of interest. It is also important that you choose a college that you feel will be compatible with your personality. Some people are comfortable in a large college where they blend in with the crowd and others need the comfort of being more than a face in the crowd.
In high school, the only really challenging courses were the college courses that were offered my junior and senior year. I have never had a lot of homework. With this first week of Honors courses, I can tell that I am going to learn to think critically and spend more time on homework. The Honors courses are definitely going to be a challenge.