I Want to Drop Out of College

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    So I'm at the end of my junior year

    as a biology major and I am just coming to the realization that I no longer have an idea what I want to do with my life but I know it's not Biology. I don't know who to talk to or what to do. All of this is making my anxiety so much worse. Help! Anybody that can relate?
    Russiangirl20 Russiangirl20
    18-21, F
    Mar 11

    Dropping Out Now.

    I have decided to drop out of college. I have decided to drop out of college. I have decided to drop out of college. It is the mantra that I have been saying to myself for the past week. Every time I wake up, to the time I am alone and the time I am ready to go sleep. You might...
    orangefall orangefall
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    The semester isn't even half way over

    and I'm already skipping most if my classes. I'll literally wake up walk to my car (I live off campus) and just get so completely distracted with other things that I never actually get to campus. I feel like there are so many other things I could be doing right now that are way...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

    So Close But So Freakin' Far

    I'm in my final year of University and am only two months away until I finish and graduate in November, but to be comepletely honest I hated it from the very beginning, well I had some good times with people on the course but I never really had any friends, but if you've read my...
    ImaniCorleone ImaniCorleone
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2011

    Stuck Between What I "Should" Do and What Makes Me Not Miserable

    I finished my freshman year of college and when people ask me if i love it, a lot of times I respond, it's interesting... I had a really tough first semester, I almost came home before exams ended because I was just having a mental breakdown. I've always been a good student, had...
    savlights savlights
    4 Responses Jun 28, 2008

    I Just Dont Get It

    i dont understand how all my friends can be so motivated. how can they sit down and get all thier work done and have lives and still show up to class looking good, awake, and actually wanting to learn? dont get me wrong, i do like to learn, i just dont like having to learn things...
    netgurl netgurl
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Nov 3, 2008

    I'm Here For All the Wrong Reasons.

    Why did I go to college?  Because it was expected of me.  To get out of my hometown and start somewhere new.  To go for four years and get a degree that would get me a decent job.  Did I know what I wanted to do?  No.  Where did my passion for...
    heymoderndays heymoderndays
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 29, 2008

    Done With College For Now

    I'm a fifth-year senior. I have 4 classes left to graduate. I'm almost certainly going to drop out, though. It must sound so stupid, right? Four classes left and I'm calling it quits. There was never any question in my family whether or not I was going to college, it was a...
    lolraichu lolraichu
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    Because It's What I Want.

    I was homeschooled/unschooled from kindergarten right up until I got my GED at a community college. I was homeless when I completed my GED and then enrolled in a youth services program to help me find work. The next step in my case manager's mind was to get me into college. It...
    darwinian darwinian
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2010

    Well.. It has been 3 years studying in my

    college, but somehow it feels hollow. I feel as if I am living someone else's life. I do not feel any passion in what I am doing right now. My grades are quite good for me, but I do not feel like I am learning anything until now. I am trying so hard to withstand the everyday...
    sandpapar sandpapar
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    Dropping Out Of College

    Right now I'm still in my first year of college, however next year I'm planning to go to a different college, I'm not sure if this is considered dropping out, but I started this year miserable and depressed. I thought life in campus would change my perspective towards things...
    babybunnybear babybunnybear
    18-21, F
    Oct 15, 2013

    Not What I Wanted

    I'm in college right now because I'm smart and because my parents can afford it. Therefore, the only socially-acceptable option available to me was to come here and study, even though I never really wanted to. I was told college would be so great. I'd find my group, I'd find...
    dixieflatline dixieflatline
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    A Rushed Decision

    I just started school about two weeks ago but I now realize how completely wrong I was. For years I've planed to graduate High School a semester early then move back to Ireland maybe travel a but then start at an Irish uni in the fall. That was until I made a mistake on one of...
    cevers cevers
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

    On the Fence About College...

    I am in my 3rd year of college but technically i only have enough credits to be a sophomore... I'm not very good at school, never really was and I am just never motivated to do the work. None of the subjects interest me and I feel like the University just makes...
    roxybabi12 roxybabi12
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    My first semester of college I did okay,

    I only failed one class, but my second semester of college was bad. I went to the classes most of the time, but I couldn't stay focused because I didn't care about the classes, they were just electives and they didn't revolve around what it is I want to do, which is writing. I...
    JMannnnnnnnnnnnnn JMannnnnnnnnnnnnn
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    Do You Think It Would Be Smart For Me To Dropout Of College?

    Before you give me a lecture about how dropping out of college is the worst decision I could make, or how I'll never get hired doing anything else, give me a second to explain. I didn't do well in any of my 4 years of college. I switched my major multiple times which caused me...
    bigcitydreaming bigcitydreaming
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2013

    College, Not For Me

    Today was my first day of college. It sucked. First of all I have to wake up early and get ready, then drive to the school (mind you it's in the city; it takes about 40mins-1hr). The I have to find parking only to be there for a few hours then leave.But that was today's first set...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 26, 2013

    Im Over It

    I dont want to go back, I dont want to do the work, and I just want to get my degree! I have been in community college for 6 years, I am now transferring for fall and I just dont want to go to work and school. I want my own place and career without any more school cant i just get...
    celestialsun celestialsun
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 13, 2009

    I Started Off Well But For The Wrong Reasons

    I knew that I needed to go to college to get a better job what I didn't know that I live in the wrong state for the major/life I want. Honestly I started out last spring and since I'm almost 30 you'd think I'd be more focused but I'm not. Last spring was all b's and ever since...
    newasexy newasexy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2012

    Strong For Too Long.

    Everybody says that the first freshman semesters will be the hardest. Well....mine were probably the worst semesters of my entire school career, followed by even more horrible ****.I was in my first semester for about a month before I started experiencing trouble with my birth...
    waffinator waffinator
    1 Response Mar 21, 2012

    Dropping Out In My 2nd Year, Afraid But Excited For The Future!

    Three weeks ago I decided I want to drop out of college, in fact I have the withdrawal form here and filled out, just waiting to get a transcript of my exam results for future reference posted to me. To begin on this confusing mess that has been my college life, I started off in...
    TheCleverBoxer TheCleverBoxer
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2011

    I'm In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

    I moved from Ireland to go to university in the UK. It's turned out to be the worst decision I ever made. The course is not what I expected or wanted it to be at all. I hate the city itself. On top of all that, I now realise that I rushed into it without really considering...
    guitargirl92 guitargirl92
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

    Should I Just Drop Out Of College

    im a freshman in college and always have been a good student. my first semester I got all As and Bs and this semesterI have 3 As and 2 C+s, which are really Bs once my teachers drop my lowest quiz grades. I just hate everything about school. the people, the food, the classes. So...
    Monkey5407 Monkey5407
    1 Response Mar 18, 2013

    I Hate The Way I Feel Here

    This is my first year in college and I've been here for about two months. I made the decision to go 22 hours away from where I live because I needed some serious space from my family, which included a bipolar mother who just doesn't quit. I picked a college that has excellent...
    mjme26 mjme26
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2012

    Should I Be This Disillusioned This Early?

    I'm currently finishing up my first semester at my school. It's not what I expected and I can't say it's all bad. I like my schedule, in that I get to finish early and get out of there. I never expected this workload and all my assignments seem relentless. I have at least two...
    feelingfoolishlame feelingfoolishlame
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2012

    I Want To Quit College But Im Not

    Re:I want to quit college. Posted by kmmayfield on 11/01/2010 ok so here is the thing. College went really really good for the first two years. It was actually a lot of fun. But I was a communication major and everyone kept telling me jobs in that carrer are few and far between...
    kmmayfield kmmayfield
    Nov 1, 2010

    I don’t know what to do.

    I want to stop going to college. But I am afraid of the consequences. I personally want to drop out. But I also don’t want the disapproval of everyone. I am afraid of making the wrong decision and need outside opinions. I am just finishing my junior year in college and...
    4Rae 4Rae
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    Already Took Time Off... Now I Want To Again.

    I really wish it wasn't this way. I am plagued by extreme guilt over the fact that I just don't think college is for me. I spent one year in college, thought I wanted to transfer schools, took a semester off and worked for 9 months-- probably the best 9 months of my life! I had...
    soulsearcher7 soulsearcher7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010

    I've had to stop school twice

    because o family related issues. My school won't release my grades until I pay them the scholarship money they gave me before I dropped out. Now I am at a community college trying to save up the money to buy my credits back. Doing stupid freshman seminars and level 100 classes I...
    fight4lyfe fight4lyfe
    31-35, M
    Nov 16, 2014

    I Need to Get Home

    When I was in High school, I always had an answer for what I was going to do after I graduated, but I never told anyone the truth.  I thought, I'm planning on killing myself before I have to make that decision.  Perhaps it was that perspective that let me to make this...
    Anonymoo Anonymoo
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    Just kidding. I love school.

    But holy crap this work load is killing me smalls. Now to get back to my 15 page research paper......... That's due tomorrow....... ..... ... .. ****.
    tefaire tefaire
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2013

    Random Rant-of-sorts..

    So.. I abhor college. Basically, I abhor school in general. I spent most of my preschool years attempting to get myself kicked out.. only to find that resistance was, sadly, futile. It didn't matter how loudly you screamed. Or how often. It didn't matter how vehemently you...
    fillerbunny fillerbunny
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 25, 2007

    I Can't Get Through College

    I know that passing my classes and getting a degree is what I'm supposed to do- what my parents decided is best for me (and makes them feel better about my future), but I can't do it. I've wasted a year and hundreds of dollars failing all of my classes, and I'll be dismissed from...
    august0 august0
    Aug 5, 2012

    Of Course Not. ...

    Of course not. If I ever get into a good college, I sure won't be dropping out. What a waste.
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2007

    The truth is I feel like going to university

    was a brash choice. I should have gone to Community College first. I remember going on a trip to Universities in Northern California and I was asked why I wanted to go to college. And honestly I couldn't find a legitimate reason I think I said something along the lines of...
    CreepyBabyHead CreepyBabyHead
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 17

    College Is Becoming Stresfull.

    I am in my sophmore year and it is so stressful. Yeah my first year was hard but, nothing compared to my second year. i will admit I do like learning new things somtimes , but all the stres that comes along with it has got to go. Also college is starting to seperate me...
    kisses4lyfe kisses4lyfe
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

    I'm just about to finish my first year of uni

    but I really don't know if I want to carry on. I had depression for 2 years before I went to uni, but it has gotten so much worse since being here. I can't concentrate on my work and I just feel like I am wasting my time. I find the course interesting and I have great friends...
    anon1995 anon1995
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    I Don't Go to College, Yet...

    I don't go to college, yet.  I don't  plan on dropping out when I do get there though. 
    Wombles Wombles
    36-40, F
    Jan 16, 2007


    all my life I've been an artist but I didn't get into art school so now I'm at an amazing research university majoring in journalism. Every time I do a story on someone else doing what they love it makes me sad...everyone tells me to stay in school stay in school and I'm doing...
    hoshidoki hoshidoki
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2012

    I like college. I like the people.
    madonna4eva madonna4eva
    16-17, F
    Jan 16, 2007


    I've never enjoyed any of my classes as long as I have been here. I never have motivation to go or to do my work. And maybe it is a side effect of my depression and mental health issues. But I believe it is something greater. Almost every person I have ever met has told me...
    Amay408 Amay408
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    Ugh college Sucks i don't know what the hell is

    wrong with me when I wanted to be in college but now no I'm skipping a lot and I don't feel bad about it If this thing was up to me i will leave it from now on but hey I can't cause my family won't let me do it ugh And I have this weird project to do but even tho I'm here...
    lmaowut lmaowut
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    In high school I was stressed

    but never this stressed. Ever since I started college I barely eat, don't sleep, I run on binging energy drinks, I study all night and never really go out anymore. I've grown to not care about school or my major anymore. I just want to drop out. I don't like it anymore at all...
    nekoseto nekoseto
    18-21, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    Typical good student,

    worked hard in high school, completed my college apps, just wanted to get out of high school. I wanted to be with people who actually wanted to work hard and learn just as much as I did. Well, now I just completed my first semester of college. And guess what. I don't care...
    nondiscrim nondiscrim
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2015
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