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I Started College When I Was 17

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Aug 8, 2013

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    Mum never had a problem hitting me outside but didnt do it often as she prefered her own chair.....we went conker hunting in the woods one day when I was 7 and I was late home so...
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    More than once in my lifetime, One time, twice in the same night, what are the odds right? Actually in cribbage I was mugged and was the victim. Missed a few points in my hand...
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    This is my second week and every day if gotten out of at least one class earlier! I am a freshmen I college and I can honestly say already recreational therapy was the right path...
    xxnewbiegamer xxnewbiegamer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So far, I've gotten along well with not only my dorm mates, but the form of girls right next to us. My roommate and I accepted their invitation to watch Neighbors with them last...
    JonRoberts JonRoberts 18-21, T 1 day ago

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    Handy guide on what I actually needed in college, because freshmen year we brought like an entire suburban full of bins of stuff and that was so unnecessary. For bathing: -Shower...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    So I moved in a few days before everyone else for a program. During this time, I've absolutely loved the freedom to be on my own and do my own stuff, something that I wasn't...
    R0XIE R0XIE 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I don't get how people see college as a "fun time", for me it's the most stressful months of the year. People think I'm lame because I don't party...like ever. While I'm wondering...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    College is like high school you live at with your friends with no adult monitoring. Academically it's exactly like high school, only you go WAY more in depth into the material in...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I consider today as my first day . Since the first week of college was so choatic and students were everywhere!!!so we never really studied anything...through my first week of...
    M00ah M00ah 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    looking back I think college was the highlight of my life so far certainly in social terms. I hope you really enjoy college because afterwards you never get so much freedom again...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Finally started college and so far its been a great experience. I just wish my schedule wasn't so hectic but I'm sure ill get used to it eventually.
    xLeviNationx xLeviNationx 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    2...More...Months! October 30th I will have my bachelor's degree :D I should be graduating next spring, but I pushed hard and really dedicated myself to my program. I look at the...
    alicornia alicornia 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Newly divorced after leaving a very abusive relationship, I moved back to my hometown and was able to get a job through an old friend from school. During my first week there, I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm in my Sophomore year of college now (just started a week ago), and I initially hopeful and excited but now I'm rather disappointed. Two of my classes are really small (only...
    songwrxter songwrxter 18-21, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    I started my freshman year of college yesterday.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't understand what I'm feeling. I know that there aren't many people on here and that most likely nobody will read this. But I need to get my feelings out. I am lost. That's...
    escaperrr escaperrr 18-21 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just started my new semester of college I have two more left before transferring it's already stressful because one of my professors wants us to have all of our books by the end of...
    psychologyLover08 psychologyLover08 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Transfer.. I really miss my other college. I was 10 mins late for my first class. I hate being late it gives me anxiety. I hate that I don't know my way around. Although silver...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25

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    My first day was today!! ^_^ started out pretty smoothly. But like I was 20 minutes late to two of my classes D: I can't do that **** when classes REALLY start, cause it's a 10...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 1 Response Aug 24

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    The girls in my Elementary schools would always bully me. I changed schools three times so it was a new group every couple of years but they said the same things. That I was fat...
    Arkiex Arkiex 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and was set to "Friends Only" but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I first started cutting when I was 11 I think... My parents have been fighting for 7 years now and I was badly bullied. So I guess that's what started it. I had the idea of...
    Miagrace55 Miagrace55 16-17, F Aug 21

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    When I graduated highschool, my (now ex) boyfriend told me that he didn't want me going to college for many reasons. I know it was just his insecurities talking, but by being...
    HollyMaria954 HollyMaria954 18-21, F Aug 20

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    The school i was in put me in special ed in the 9th grade because i wasn't doing to well. But i did have modified grades all throughout my schooling. The worst part about it was i...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 20

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    Just started college..damn these guys are fine, too bad none like me *cries hysterically*
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    Going back to college after a two year break... Started working and just didn't have the drive... now I want to finish so that I can do better... Experience with the college I...
    TerrifiedoftheUnknown TerrifiedoftheUnknown 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm not sure yet if I should call myself a drop out. I always planned on getting at least a master's degree, preferably more. While I was in school though I started having...
    Sooosleeepy Sooosleeepy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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