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I Am Starting College

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jun 6, 2013

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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 1 Response Mar 21, 2011

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 less. I am leaving all my friends and all my family and the only home I have ever known for another. I'm going to live on...
    InspRedwood InspRedwood 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2, 2008

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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 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Nov 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am a college graduate with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from New York University. I earned my degree with HONORS and a 3.9 grade point average.
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    More like college in general... Got 55 messages from different colleges today and from all over the USA, Canada, and even Great Britain.. Hmm..
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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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    it is way too easy to be sucked into the stereotypical behavior of the average college kid.
    itsthelittlethings itsthelittlethings 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 just summited a college application to start In summer/fall. So scared to start college. This will be my third college I'll attend. And probably not my last. My first college I...
    GoddessHalo GoddessHalo 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Apr 9

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    I am going back to college after many years absent. Any of the housing I can find that I can afford doesn't allow pets. I'm afraid I'll have to give up my dog to go to college. I...
    SterlingHeart SterlingHeart 31-35, M 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'm currently working on applications to send into colleges. My dream college Is New York University for there medical program. I'm a fairly smart student & I have a GPA of 3.9. I...
    giib giib 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    After being married for more than 12 years, most of which I thought was happy, I find myself "starting over again" in every sense of the phrase. My life has had many ups and downs...
    lookin4hope lookin4hope 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    PedacosPieces PedacosPieces 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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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 Apr 14

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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 Apr 14

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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 Apr 10

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