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I Am Starting College

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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...
    TheDarkTower TheDarkTower 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    Louisville, Kentucky - Well in September i will be leaving my home and moving 6 hours away to Louisville, KY. I will be attending Sullivan University to become a chef. My family...
    simplyXcinderella simplyXcinderella 18-21, F Mar 24, 2009

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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...
    Kadini Kadini 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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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...
    rmpquin rmpquin 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2011

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    May 28 - Tomorrow I start my program for medical billing and coding I love the idea of learning and I am excited to start building my dreams of a career
    CountryBaby22 CountryBaby22 22-25, F 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Unique But Similar.... - I took a year off to go abroad and now I'm starting college as a freshman. So I've got the freshman jitters I guess but also I've lived away from...
    mariske mariske 16-18, F Aug 31, 2007

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    Help. - I'm a senior in high school, and I am very talented with words. I want to do something with the alphabet when I graduate, but journalism is not the right major for me. I...
    taybal taybal 16-17, F Nov 23, 2013

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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...
    Pachis Pachis 22-25, F Oct 19, 2007

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    October - I will enlist next month and then I'll study History and Eastern European Studies and I'll also learn Russian. I know it's lot of stuff that I'll have to learn. Lots...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2007

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    I just started college actually. My first year is almost done and so far so good. While I think the academic education is beneficial, I feel the extracurricular activities are...
    ThinkingofAnewName ThinkingofAnewName 18-21, M Feb 4

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    Here Begins It All. - Well in a few months I will be heading off to college, and I feel as if i am losing a part of myself. Something that is not entirely lost but gone none the...
    InspRedwood InspRedwood 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2, 2008

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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...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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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'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...
    Pachis Pachis 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2007

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    Well Actually I Already Started - I'll be going to USF. Any UCSF or SFSU kids out there?
    immaheidi immaheidi 18-21, F Sep 1, 2009

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    I Already Did. - I just found this group amongst my experiences & realized it didn't have a story, so I thought I should write one before even more time passed. I actually...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Apr 6, 2010

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    college is such an overwhelming process. I have 3 more months until I graduate and I haven't seriously committed somewhere yet. I really want to go to Oklahoma because of the...
    Bri124 Bri124 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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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...
    rainbowdoor rainbowdoor 18-21, F Apr 25, 2010

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    Aaahh - I'm so excited to start college!! I'm going to school with a Theatre scholarship, so I'm gonna be super busy, but I can't believe that 18 years went by so fast....
    Goldenpoet820 Goldenpoet820 18-21, F Jul 2, 2010

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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...
    mcdowelllm mcdowelllm 16-18, F Sep 6, 2007

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    From Tiger to Pioneer - I just graduated from high school & now I'm about to start at a local junior college.  I'm insanely excited.  Dorm room shopping tomorrow!
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 10, 2008

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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...
    Tory102 Tory102 18-21, F Jun 6, 2013

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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...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I'm Going to Attend College Soon - I'll go to college next month.I fell really excited N worried.excited because I would see the new world N get new experiences,worried because my...
    simpleone simpleone 16-18, F Aug 27, 2007

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    I've finally settled into my new home after moving across the country from California, and I think I'm starting to feel the loneliness and isolation set in. I went to a speed...
    SplinterSprinter SplinterSprinter 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's my first year as a college student and guess what? I just knew this wasn't going to be for me. I'm one of those artsy/jazzy kind of people and its a strain to sit down and...
    lilyraze lilyraze 18-21, F Apr 1

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    before i start i would like to thank anyone who takes the time to read this i have quite a tough decision to make with my education and im turning to this community for some...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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    I dated a guy for all of college and would go home every weekend to spend time with him instead of staying at my school and making college friends. I love going out and socializing...
    Love1992xo Love1992xo 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I feel like the freedom adults talk about teens inheriting when they go to college is a misleading idea. Superficially perhaps we have more freedom, but are we actually being put...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M Mar 25

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    Well I just joined today despite graduating College this coming 29th of March. I can't believe time fly so fast that it felt like it was only yesterday that I was a freshman...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I am currently halfway through my second semester of my freshman year of college. And I absolutely hate it. Everyone says that college is the best time of your life, but mine has...
    HeyImLogan HeyImLogan 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    It's more like I was forced out of college. I made the mistake of going to a large university right off the bat for the diversity in its course offerings. Because I needed to work...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been in college for 6 years (I'm 24) and I began college straight out of high school. I'm currently at a University working towards my BBA in Marketing. I have changed my...
    dontfloatthemainstream dontfloatthemainstream 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a freshman at my dream school. Everything is going well. I have great grades, and I already got accepted into my program of studies. While that's all great and exciting, it's...
    Jenbean Jenbean 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I attended a community college on scholarship, graduated with honors, and still got rejected at a 4-year university for scholarships; they barely gave me financial aid but offered...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Short commentary mostly directed to the hiring managers out there, the temp agencies, those who assume finding a job is cake: You must have heard, seen it, experienced it a...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    It broke my heart to realize this. But I got to college. I'm in the "Honors Dorms", in fact. And I'm realizing how little you have to do to get by with being considered "honorable...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Okay, I think that I am going crazy about my future. I have researched colleges and what you do to get in one. I wrote myself a future message with all this info. I even got myself...
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Getting the degree - I visited some campuses recently. I like the college atmosphere. It was the classes and academics that I didn't care so much for when I first went to college...
    teenotes teenotes 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I don't test well but I am smart and a good student but I scored really poorly on the sats and my mom yelled at me and called me stupid. I know I can handle college and will do...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm a full time college student at community college and my first semester was HORRIFIC!! I was walking around the campus with a little map with a clueless look on my face. I must...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 5

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    Not only do I love college football I enjoy having sex with college football players
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 8

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    From having and raising four kids, marriage, home ownership, and working part-time after twenty years of attending college off and on, I received my Bachelor"s degree. That was 15...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I'm going to college for Gatroenterology.. i would love to be a doctor in a couple more years to make my parents proud of me. i owe a lot to them. i love them. without them i dont...
    PedacosDontLikeYou PedacosDontLikeYou 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to go back to college. I wasn't forced into the major I chose, but I didn't have a lot of options. I'm really good at what I do but I don't see myself doing it for the rest...
    MHam0528 MHam0528 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've seen a big difference in myself. I am so glad I quit my job from school, it was too much for me and it was taking away my studying time for my classes. I'm taking 12 hours...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    im so not good at starting a conversation, even here on EP I suck at it. every time I see my friend the only conversation we have is "hey, how are you" ? "good, u ?" im good" that...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    i am just starting on this road been dressing for many years alllways new i wanted to be a girl im out to family and friends love to make new freiends
    davina2307 davina2307 46-50 6 Responses Mar 25

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    I am just starting to get into this and have been hypnotized a couple times before. I would love more for sure!
    MissKira MissKira 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I haven't posted on this in so long but I'm really stuck and I don't know who to talk to about it . Background story : I was entering college as a biology major but during...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I haven't posted on this in so long but I'm really stuck and I don't know who to talk to about it . Background story : I was entering college as a biology major but during...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    There are so many careers that I don't believe you don't need a college degree for, honestly.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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