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I Am Starting College

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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

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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'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

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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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    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

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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 and my friends are the biggest part of my life. Its going to be hard for me to leave all that. So i was just wondering if...
    simplyXcinderella simplyXcinderella 18-21, F Mar 24, 2009

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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

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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

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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 of dates and facts and a really hard language. But I'm so much looking forward to that new experience! There...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 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

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 10

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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 more important.
    ThinkingofAnewName ThinkingofAnewName 18-21, M Feb 4

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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

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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

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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 everything I know for a year already. So my situation is unique but then everyone has jitters. I just am not looking forward to the...
    mariske mariske 16-18, F Aug 31, 2007

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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 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    I am PANICKING about college!

    I am almost a senior! Where do I start!? Ahhh!!
    intensity56 intensity56 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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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

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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

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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

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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 love adjectives too much and I'm too creative for the boring tax and law articles strewn across newspapers...
    taybal taybal 18-21, F Nov 23, 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 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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    Justhatgirl Justhatgirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 28

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    Hey guys, I just sent in some applications

    for college and I was wondering if anyone could give me a list of supplies to bring or just general stuff that I could put on my checklist? I just really don't want to forget anything and also if you could tell me the things I shouldn't bring? Like those items that are a big no...
    brooklyn18 brooklyn18 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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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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    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

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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

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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:)
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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

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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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    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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    16 and starting collage in September.

    well this won't be awakened at all lol
    laurabirdyfly laurabirdyfly 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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'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 comercial problem.I am like an orpan.even my sister have money but she have to support her family so I ned to find  a part time...
    simpleone simpleone 16-18, F Aug 27, 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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    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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    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

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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 already did start college, over a year ago. On January 20, 2009. It was a very late start, I know. I was nearly 27 years...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Apr 6, 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 "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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    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

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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 scholarship money their giving me but I also want to go to UIC so I could be with my boyfriend and stay a tad bit close to home to stay with my...
    Bri124 Bri124 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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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

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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

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    My Roommate Is My Dad

    I'm about to start college in less than 3 weeks and I'm not living on campus but I'm still living with my dad (atleast for freshman year). I'm nervous I won't be able to have the "college experience" because of this. I'm an outgoing person but I'm nervous not staying on campus...
    Kutschee Kutschee 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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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 4 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm starting college and I'm going without any friends I know people there but I don't like them me and my boyfriend will end up breaking up and I don't know how I'll cope I can...
    cailowe cailowe 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm 40 years old and will be starting college as a freshman tomorrow! I'm so nervous. Hoping I can make it through successfully.
    jeniemari jeniemari 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 2

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    So today marks a month that I have been in college and I'm dreading every day of it. Going into college, I expected it to be a fun and amazing experience because of all the stories...
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    Sometimes I wonder if all the time I put in reading the textbook is even worth it. Going to school, attending the class, and going back home from school gets so boring. I sometimes...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Hello, I'm here to share my story about my college/university whatever you call it. I study in MIT, Pune (not the Massachusetts lol). I study Computer Science major (why I choose...
    shinigami5an shinigami5an 16-17, M Sep 11

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