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I Am Starting College

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    I will be going to a university next year!

    !! I am really excited - finally being independent from my parent hehehe:P but the sad part is that I don't know which school I will be going to. I haven't received any admission yet. got rejected in ED T.T
    victoriakim97 victoriakim97 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Entering college at the age of fourteen,

    I will be earning my A.S degree this year at a state college, all paid by a program for homeschoolers. From there I will be transferring to a different college to get my Bachelors, so on and so forth. I am excited.
    Arcanely Arcanely 70+, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Again..

    i went to college right out of high school and simply was not ready...but i feel ready now! i'm looking into going for journalism or something along those lines...
    quietrocket quietrocket 22-25, F Apr 5, 2007

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    I am starting college in a city far away from

    my hometown, where I don't know anyone except my brother, but I'm not very close to him and he won't be around most of the time because he also has college and work to do. I fear that I will not make any friends because I tend to be unsociable and awkward at times. It takes a...
    nindzavuk nindzavuk 18-21, M Sep 1, 2014

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    This year was my last year at school (2013-2014)

    and i am going to college in exactly 1 month! College is so different than school in many ways I dont know how it's gonna be, im excited and in the same time, nervous XX
    lorenzaccio1 lorenzaccio1 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    Just moved in with my roommates

    and start my classes in 2 weeks I'm so scared
    BlahItsM BlahItsM 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    Ahhh college officially begins tomorrow!

    ! 11:46 PM and still wide awake, have to be up at 6. So excited but so nervous!
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    I am starting college in the new year at 21

    which is three years later than most people start and I am suddenly feeling really nervous about that fact. I spent the three years partly in New York, in different parts of Western Europe and in South Africa- where I live. I just do not know if it will be more difficult for me...
    rezonance rezonance 18-21, F Oct 19, 2014

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    Indecisive Future College Student

    I will be leaving for college very soon but the argument for where i should go is still being discussed. My mom originally just wanted me to stay close to home but because i only applied to one college close to home it was not really much of an option. When talking to my mom...
    rainbowdoor rainbowdoor 18-21, F Apr 25, 2010

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    On a good note, got into the college I wanted,

    studying music, hopefully this brings me out of my shell I guess, have a fresh start! Can't actually wait:)
    tjaayx tjaayx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    Justhatgirl Justhatgirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    School soon. Maybe it'll help get my mind off

    of the fact that Andy's off to the Marines. And that everything we are struggling through now is better for the long run. I just can't wait until we are both at the same campus and in each others arms. For now it's community college. Work. Theatre. And anxiety over my first and...
    thunderberk thunderberk 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    And I'm really excited

    for it. As I'm leaving high school, my bonds and relationships that I thought were once going to hold me back are weakening. I'm excited to be my own person, to be independent and not have my decisions be dictated by someone else. I'll have earned it you know? I'm becoming more...
    starfishheart starfishheart 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2014

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    I am PANICKING about college!

    I am almost a senior! Where do I start!? Ahhh!!
    intensity56 intensity56 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    Well...

    I've actually finished college, or at least the British idea of it. I'm now heading to uni in a few weeks time after I just managed to get into my childcare course with a C and a D at A Level (two marks off of a C though!). I'm really looking forward to it now though. I'm...
    Kadini Kadini 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    I'll Love College

    I kinda started college early.  I took two summer classes and lived at the dorms for seven weeks.  I have to say that so far it has been great and I feel like I'm going to love it.  I met so many different people and did so many crazy fun things.  I feel like...
    Pachis Pachis 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2007

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    I Moved to go to college thinking I was going

    to find myself but only ended realizing how depressed I am
    lydiandom lydiandom 18-21, M Aug 13, 2014

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    I Start College In the Spring semester!

    My major Is Still Undecided but i'll figure It out along The way ! Im So excited For this new Journey
    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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    I need to know what would be a good job

    that only requires four years/ a bachelors degree
    emuck emuck 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    Scared To Death, But Extremely Excited!

    This fall I will start a new chapter in my life. I will be heading off to College! It's only Community College and I'll be living at home, but it is still a giant step for me because I have never been to a public school. You guessed it! I'm homeschooled, and I have been my entire...
    rmpquin rmpquin 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    So I just graduated high school

    and I'm starting college in two weeks. I'm studying Graphic Design which I'm super excited about! The thing is I can't help but being scared, which is normal I guess. It's just that I get anxiety and stressed really easily and I have 10 classes this semester alone. I honestly...
    SunlightStar777 SunlightStar777 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    College is starting up in the next couple weeks

    and I'm excited about the experiences, but also nervous. My brother already attends this college so I've visited and gone to parties with him and my friends. I've never really gotten drunk, and I'm playing college soccer. Point is I've chosen not to drink every time, and being...
    elowham elowham 18-21, M Aug 18, 2014

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    Man, I Love College..

    I started classes something like three weeks ago and I absolutely love college. I thought I was going to hate it. I attend what the state of Georgia calls a "Junior college", which is a two-year college. (Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA) It's basically like any...
    mcdowelllm mcdowelllm 16-18, F Sep 6, 2007

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    I Can't Wait But At the Same Time I'm Nervous

    I'll be a freshman at University of California--Santa Cruz in the matter of about 5 weeks, I'm so nervous. For the first time, I'm moving away from home for a long period of time, even though I'll go home some weekends. This is the biggest step I have taken in a long time, I...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I Still Love College, Well Kinda...

     I recently shared my thoughts on college.  I said that I loved it and that I had been having a ton of fun.  I'm still having fun, but not as much as before.  Classes aren't hard and I enjoy learning, it's just that I hate the homework.  I can't manage my...
    Pachis Pachis 22-25, F Oct 19, 2007

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    I would really appreciate some input here,

    i know this is kind of long but I would be glad to hear from anyone who has any advice for me. I'm 18 years old, I just graduated from high school, and am about to leave for college on August 10th. I'm going to school out of state, its about 1,200 miles away, about a 21 drive...
    sidkyd99 sidkyd99 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    I will be a college student in Fall of 2015.

    I'm 17 right now... and I haven't applied to any schools yet, but I have my eyes on Vanderbilt. That's my #1 choice. I don't think I'll get in, but it's always good to have a LITTLE bit of optimism... so I guess I could say that the worst they could say is "no?" One of my...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    I enrolled for college; was accepted!

    However I applied for financial aid and have a problem..(I never registered for the selective service) "I really didn't know I HAD to??? and no longer can! I'm over the age requirement 😣 any ideas on how I can possibly still get over this minor setback? Anybody familiar with...
    Joonyer23 Joonyer23 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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    I'm starting college next month,

    you know, like everybody else, scared and excited at the same time! Anyone attending Purdue too?
    monaxoxo monaxoxo 18-21, F Jul 14, 2014

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    Have my college induction day tomorrow!

    ! Do a performing arts course, if they ask me the dreaded question!! 'tell me a bit about yourself?!' what should I say?!?!? I want to make myself sound interesting , answers can't be boring though! Any thoughts? Serious mixed with fun/funny?!
    whitecha whitecha 16-17, F Jun 30, 2014

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    It took me three years to finally make it happen

    because I was too afraid of putting myself and my father in debt, but now I've put that fear behind me so that I could have a better career and a happier life filled with independence. I start college on September 2nd where I will be studying my first two years of Pre-Veterinary...
    LadyOfLorien LadyOfLorien 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    I'm starting college soon ,

    I'm just worried about food and clothes , I could go months with new clothes but I don't know . I might just go thrifting . There is nothing wrong with a little thrifting
    iadoremee iadoremee 18-21, F Jun 26, 2014

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    I'm Starting College On The 25th Of August.

    Problem is I Don't Know What To Major In . I Like to Do A Variety of Things . I Don't Want To Get Loans Or Keep Changing my Major . I'm Excited because I Lovee Learning But I Really Don't Know What To Study . just Thought i'd let you guys know . I hope I'm not the only...
    MbVG MbVG 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    I just got my acceptance letter to my dream

    college! On top of being accepted, they are awarding me a $20,000 scholarship for each academic year! I can't even believe it, I'm so excited!
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 20 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Leaving My Childhood

    I'm nervous about starting my first year of college next month.  I almost feel as if I am saying goodbye to my childhood...leaving behind all the innocent things of my youth.  I'm not ready to grow up, to be able to step out into the world all by myself.  I'm...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    I am starting my first college experience next

    Monday I am 23. I dropped out of high school at 17. I am hoping I will make friends, meet girls, and be accepted. I'm nervous hoping it will be a good experience.
    bradman1390 bradman1390 22-25, M Aug 18, 2014

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    Senior now in high school then going to college.

    Anyone majoring in nutrition and wellness or anything along those lines?
    emuck emuck 16-17, F Sep 1, 2014

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    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    I start college tomorrow

    and I am kind of nervous I know a few people but just worried about doing good and making new friends any college tips? Much appreciated :)
    babylove96 babylove96 18-21, F Aug 26, 2014

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    Let me rephrase that.

    I am in college. This shall be my second year. My first year was undeclared, but now in hoping to get an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology. Hopefully all goes well!(:
    Yourguy64 Yourguy64 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    I'm scared nothin is going right.

    I wish I could have realized everything sooner now I'm stuck here in this town for another year bc I changed my mind about the university I want to go to. My roommate is pissed
    alexiaaaxx alexiaaaxx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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    I am 17. Will be going to college the Fall of

    2015 and I'm super excited. Will definitely be dorming. My first choice is Stony Brook, then Boston University (though I won't get in) then University of Hartford!!!
    kaylar626 kaylar626 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    College Admissions Essay

    Why I Want To Earn My College Degree by Jon D. Palomba "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." - G. W. Carver In my leisure (which is sparse as of late), oftentimes I sit and think about the road I've traveled in life. It was paved beginning with my...
    TheDarkTower TheDarkTower 31-35, M Feb 10, 2012

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