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I Am Starting College

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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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    Rollstep Rollstep 18-21, F Jun 20

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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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    After roughly 5 years

    since finishing high school, I'll be heading back this fall... if everything works out how it is supposed to. Going for nursing. Starting at my (mostly) local community college and work full time while doing one or two classes... I very much hope going to school will be easier...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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

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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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    I just got enrolled into the college of my

    dreams! Only 5 more months and then my future will begin!
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I just got another scholarship

    for $21, 195 from another university !!!!! :) :) I have to make sure I choose the right college, so many to choose from, I don't want regret my decision.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 2

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    vuhnessahh vuhnessahh 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I move in August 21st!

    I'm so ready!
    secretmail210 secretmail210 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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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've just been awarded a $6,

    000 scholarship :)
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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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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    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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    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'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 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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    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 22-25, F Oct 19, 2014

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    ronaldinho74 ronaldinho74 22-25, M Jun 23

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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 2 Responses 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 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 16 Responses Nov 28, 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 1 Response Aug 10, 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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    In a couple weeks I'll move into student housing

    and begin class. After 12 years of school I'm extremely hesitant to return for a bachelor's degree. On the other hand I'm kind of excited for a fresh start and new experience. I just hope I'm able to be more social than i was in high school.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 27

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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 18-21, F Sep 1, 2014

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    Am I Worth It?

    Anything I would want to study is in the arts (drawing graphic novels, film, voice acting, and so on). I have found the only college in the US that has everything I could even dream of. It's perfect. However, it's very expensive. I mean it's private college expensive. That...
    Tory102 Tory102 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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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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    Just got my acceptance letter from my county's

    community college and I'll be enrolled in the Fall 2015 semester. Going to study Criminal Justice so I can later go into law enforcement, but I possibly want to double major once I transfer to a different college.
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Look out world here I come!

    " trips over rock" Well I'm kind of excited but a lot of these college kids are very un-motivated and down all the time but I shall find a happy person in the bunch I hope!
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M Jul 24

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    Walked through my university today.

    Fell in love with the campus all over again. Can't wait to start here in the fall (:
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 16-17, M May 16

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    Justhatgirl Justhatgirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 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 16-17, F Sep 6, 2007

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    I am PANICKING about college!

    I am almost a senior! Where do I start!? Ahhh!!
    intensity56 intensity56 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    I registered for my college classes today!

    Since my major will be nursing, I had to take Chemistry and Psychology, a women's studies class, and a mixed history/theology class (:
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2

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    I am so excited. I just won a $15,

    000 scholarship and another one for $5,000!!!!! :) :) from the same college. They are going to add the amounts of each scholarship every year soo that's a lot of money. I cried small tears of joy :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10, 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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