Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Started College When I Was 17

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Why are teens 17-19 expected to make career decisions for college by choosing a major? They say to pick something that you'll want to do for 60+ years. How is it that being married...
    djgirl9 djgirl9 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am finally a sophomore! 2 years down and maybe 6 more to go (groan!). I really should have started college when I was much younger. . .
    Doviov Doviov 41-45 3 Responses Jan 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a sophomore in college and this is the darkest, loneliest time of my life. If I recount my college experiences up to this day, maybe you will understand why I am so broken. I...
    rssooch rssooch 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I started college the fall after I graduated high school, and I hated it. So, I took a semester off. During that break, I knew that I needed to go back to do something with my life...
    SocialFlutterBy SocialFlutterBy 18-21, M Jan 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    1995. I had just started college. How about you?
    bnaesf bnaesf 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In college,I was in a death metal A-ha cover band...someone wrote a review on us and it was pretty bad...but it didn't matter we had viking hats on.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I got enrollment acceptance letter from one of the colleges in Washington DC, Fall church area for January 2015 MBA intake unfortunately my sponsor withdrew last minute and i could...
    poisedjaber poisedjaber 26-30, F Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I started drinking when I was like 14. Those parties back in the day were crazy.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Growing up naked in my family is normal, I spent most of my life naked I front front of friends and family. I grew up in a friendly environment. But when I was younger. I caught my...
    BEARNDN BEARNDN 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was in love once. Actually twice. And I lost both of them. In different ways. The first was when I was 19. Even though I was young, it was not typical teen puppy love. Nor was...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M Jan 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This time was better. When I graduated from high school, my family was torn apart, my mother disowned me, and everyone in kelly green gowns around me was just so done with our sad...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic 18-21, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My experience started the end of summer starting my sophomore year. My family moved as we just lost our house. The house my parents rented had a guy living next door that was a bit...
    princesskimber princesskimber 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In August I started a new job at a Pharmacy because I couldn't stand the job I had at the time. I was really looking forward to this new job because hey better pay! & It seemed...
    ForeverArmyGirlfriend ForeverArmyGirlfriend 18-21, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am in the middle of christmas break and I do not want to go back to school. My college is 2 hours and 30 minutes from my house, which at first I thought wasn't too bad and my...
    nert6083 nert6083 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I am a freshman in college. I just started my second semester at a large state school. And I find myself alone more often than not. Some days I don't even talk because there is...
    psu2018 psu2018 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I suppose it doesn't matter now that we broke up, but I still feel it gripping on to me. My girlfriend was bi-polar, depression and family trouble. She was my first love, and it...
    Inviticus Inviticus 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's been bothering me a lot and I can't stop replying what happened. I just want to get over it. Me and my friends were headed to a bonfire to hang out with old friends who came...
    KKS0106 KKS0106 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a really good friend that I went to high school with. She was a grade above me but we knew each other since middle school. we were on the track and field team together, we...
    RunDMC7 RunDMC7 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was in college, my best friend and I would have all sorts of adventures, and one of them was hitch-hiking. (My parents would've had a fit i they knew.) It was a great way to...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was teased for wearing briefs. I know other people have been also, so thought I'd start a group. I always wore briefs - mostly tighty whities and cartoon undies. Thats all my...
    davebriefs davebriefs 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've always wanted to go to college. There has never been any other option for me. But lately my head has just been constantly thinking negatively because of it. Because of my...
    Shelbaayyy Shelbaayyy 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I'm gonna be dreaming of polynomials and monomials! lol I just got my first taste of class, even though classes havent started. 4hrs of a math course to prepare for the...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've just posted on here and this is my second experience. When I joined a new school in year 9 I met this guy I thought was amazing. By September (year 10) we were really close...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hope you enjoy my road I guess, When I was 18 I took the decision of dropping out of college... not for any sake reason such as being lazy or didn't enjoy it but for different...
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson and has been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
    Alexander0493fzr1 Alexander0493fzr1 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Ryan2693yly2 Ryan2693yly2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Ethack826k7ix2 Ethack826k7ix2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He likewise...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played...
    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

    Your Response

    Cancel