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I Am Starting College

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 196 People

    Justhatgirl Justhatgirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 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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    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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    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M May 16

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12, 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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    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 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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    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 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 1 Response Aug 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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've just been awarded a $6,

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

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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 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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    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 2 Responses Jan 23

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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 1 Response Jan 23

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    Why do the "intelligent" shun and ridicule those who struggle to make it in college?
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    I'm starting a new job tomorrow. It's been 6 years since my last job. I'm nervous I will make mistakes due to having an awful memory and needing to do things many times before I...
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    I honestly don't know what's wrong with me. I can't sleep at nights, I am dead tired with painful headaches while attending classes in the morning/afternoon, I can't concentrate or...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    In three months I'll be in college and on me own away from this small town. Closer to my dream.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Well.. It has been 3 years studying in my college, but somehow it feels hollow. I feel as if I am living someone else's life. I do not feel any passion in what I am doing right now...
    sandpapar sandpapar 18-21, M 2 days ago

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