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I wish that someone would have told me that it is okay to change your mind. I switched majors in my sophomore year, but I was contemplating it for a while. I wish in high school people emphasized that its okay to change your mind in college and that college isn’t something you have to rush through. Yes you want to finish undergrad in 4 years but if you don’t that is okay too.

Maricelle Heather Redona-Manzano '11

Chaminade University of Honolulu & Capella University

BS in Psychology
MS in Psychology with an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis

Maricelle Heather Redona-Manzano graduated from PCHS in 2011. She graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in Fall of 2015. Maricelle obtained her Masters of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in the fall of 2018. She is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Bayada Behavioral Health.

Other Advice/Information

I worked in admissions for a little bit while working on my Masters degree. I want high school students to know that your GPA isn’t the most impressive thing on your resume. A lot of people can get a 4.0, as an admissions counselor I wanted to know who the student was. What activities did they do? What community services were they interested in? Yes, your GPA gets you in the door but the rest of your resume, is really what the schools are looking for.

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