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I Started College When I Was 17

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    And It Was Interesting

    Hehe. It's almost over, though. Fifteen days, and I'll be legal. The good news was, being in college means my parents no longer have any real influence over what I do, which is nice. Otherwise I woulda had to wait another year for that freedom. The sucky part is, you get a...
    incen incen 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    My First Semester...

    This is my first semester of college. I'm not a huge fan of it so far, I guess cuz I am too attached to home and stuff. I miss my parents a lot, and my pets, and my home church, and my friends, and everything. College is just something I will have to live through a few years of...
    LunaOrionis LunaOrionis 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    West Coast Baptist College

    I started college 3 days after I turned 17. I did very well then. I was going to be valedictorian of my class. After 2 years I had over a hundred credits. I only needed one more semester to graduate!! I went for the last semester and I panicked. I left school before I finished...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Starting College, I'M So Nervous

    I start college in a few days, and I'm really scared. I hope I don't have a hard time blending in; I found out who my roommate is a few days ago and I sent her an email with my phone number, she hasn't replied nor called me yet. Unfortunately, she put her school email as her...
    ambivertatheart ambivertatheart 18-21, F Aug 8, 2013

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    And My First Day Was Today !

    I started college, today ! I only got one class (Spanish), but it was fine. It's different from high school and I'm perfectly okay with that. I've never enjoyed school that much, though, I know this year won't be like the others I've known. Also, it's good to see that people seem...
    Bgirlsd Bgirlsd 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    Mixed Feelings.

    I, too, started college at 17. I have yet to decide if it was a mistake or not. On the one hand, there was the academic challenge. For the first time in years I was with peers that could not only keep up with me, but challenge me. I was on my own, for the first time ever. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    Being Brave.

    i am a firm believer of the saying"it is easier to be brave from far or from a distance" now when i happened to meet someone from my school and he asks "who wrote it ?".I would eagerly say"it was me who wrote all those WICKED stuffs on the computer during the practicals!!!. i was...
    nilkanta nilkanta 18-21, M Jun 21, 2011

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    Hello..I am new here of course but thought that I would share a little about me starting off with my college life... I started college full time last july and I am a phoenix to...
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    surfing4ever surfing4ever 51-55, M 12 hrs ago

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    this is PURE trash. I go to hunter college it is PURE trash...I always throw all my books in the garbage...I wish I never came here I hate this place and all of the SKELS here...
    Igiveyounothing Igiveyounothing 41-45, M 1 Response 56 mins ago

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    I wish I was dead everyday of my life. I have had suicidal thoughts and tendencies since I was 11 years old. My parents divorced when I was 1 year old. Ever since I could remember...
    Meatball20 Meatball20 22-25, M Oct 14

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    I could never tell that a guy liked me. I was just oblivious and still kinda am. Some guy started liking me a few years ago and complimenting my clothes and said I looked really...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    You can leave after 15 minutes when the professor doesn't show up for class right? Because... I'm about to walk out...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    However it looks so expensive. I am loosing hope. How am i suppose to pay that? I am not rich and I am by my own here. I don't want a loan please! Is there any other way? I want...
    Ana2088 Ana2088 22-25 30 mins ago

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    I hate it, but I've gotten used to it. In college, my friends started gossiping about me because I had a different schedule from them. I had no choice but to meet and hangout...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 9 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Well this is going to sound super pathetic and I apologize in advance. I am a senior in college and I've honestly made no friends my entire college career. I shouldn't be shocked...
    WelcomeToPlanetWeird WelcomeToPlanetWeird 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I go to a private college in my city. Im 17 graduated high school a year early, im black, and i major in Biology. College sucks i started off failing. I was used to not having to...
    hardlyalive hardlyalive 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    So I suppose I would just like to see if there others out there who feel similarly or can understand because there are very few around me who do and it makes me doubtful of my...
    boley1501 boley1501 22-25, F 22 Responses Oct 9

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    I am a freshman in college and don't know what to do. I am doing well in my classes and making friends and trying to be social. I just feel like I am not myself here. I come out of...
    julielevin julielevin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I was really depressed last November to the point that I didn’t believe I was depressed and told my 2 best friends I was bipolar when I wasn’t. I also told one of them I was...
    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I was disowned by my family... didn't think I would ever have to type those words. It hurts like hell. I'm not even sure how it came to this but I can't say it wasn't somewhat...
    Jamz56 Jamz56 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    missedyouso missedyouso 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Haven't posted an experience in a very long time, but looking for a little feedback, but too many details for the question section, I think haha, so here goes.... I have been...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I feel I must give you a little back story. My sister is about 4 years younger than me and has always had a bit of a competitive side. I guess I was never paying much attention to...
    Trinitey779 Trinitey779 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    NinaDawna NinaDawna 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    It was always the way it was. When I didn´t behave my dad spanked my bottom. I was never grounded or stuff, the usual punishment was spanking. I think he´s right about it, cause...
    SweetNatalie SweetNatalie 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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