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Did you go to college?

I didn't want to at first, but I decided to be the first female ever in my family to do so (older brother was the first, period). It was a challenging experience for me, but I survived.
[i][c=#BF0080]Yep, I have student loans to prove it 馃槕[/c][/i]
[@467302,iamnikki] [i][c=#BF0080]Yeah, it stinks! My last semester the head of the dept asked why I wasn鈥檛 told I was eligible for scholarships and asked why I thought I was taking 5 courses and I told her my advisor said she was doing me a favor since they made a mistake accepting one of my courses from the other school. She argued w/me and told me if I wanted to still graduate that semester I had to do what she said. The dept head looked at me with her eyes wide open and said she said what?! She needs my approval for anything like that! And that course IS approved as a transfer credit, what was she talking about?!
That witch made me buy books and waste time reading and writing papers knowing I was a mom driving almost an hour there and back every day I was there. I knew she didn鈥檛 like me from the day I met her.

Now I鈥檓 stuck w/loans that I shouldn鈥檛 have had needed 馃槖 I graduated w/honors too, I would鈥檝e had no prob keeping those scholarships. [/c][/i]
iamnikki26-30, F
[@1980,MellyMel22] that's horrible. See if you can work somewhere and have your loans paid for..
[@467302,iamnikki] [i][c=#7700B2]I haven鈥檛 seen anything that鈥檒l do it. I think it鈥檚 certain majors, but I could be wrong. [/c][/i]
Yes, and graduated. Both of my parents and all of my siblings are college graduates. I attended an HBC.
Northerner61-69, M
I chose to start work at 15 years old. I have never regretted it.馃檪
Dusty10146-50, F
I went nursing straight after school!
I found it too much...
At 19 I left Ireland and travelled to the east coast of the states.. stayed 2 years...
I then went to college in Switzerland at 24.
I studied geography..
I learnt more about traveling and being alone than being at college to be honest!
REMsleep41-45, F
I went because it was expected and I could see no way to earn a decent living without going at that time. It has pro and cons but I'm glad I went.
iamnikki26-30, F
[@867436,REMsleep] same. it was drilled into my head, by teachers. They didn't give other options besides military.
lovelywarpedlemon26-30, F
Yep, I dropped out after switching majors 7 times. Idk if I'll ever go back just 'cause of how disgusted with the system I am. Plus the debt I'm now stuck with.
Silvermoon46-50, F
Yes, I did go to college. I have an associates degree in criminal justice.
latinladybug41-45, F
[@797643,mrsindyjoe] Awesome! I have a Masters in Social Work.
Silvermoon46-50, F
[@876949,mamabear41] that's wonderful!!馃榾
Spokeskitties7546-50, M
I went to college.

[i]But I never actually went in the buildings[/i]
latinladybug41-45, F
[@362821,Spokeskitties75] 馃槄
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I'm in it now :/
PerthSurfer46-50, M
[@10013,Pirate] Hopefully it's a pirate college 馃槂
RedRhapsody26-30, F
Yes, and hated every moment of it.. With the exception of my Psych, Writing, and Philosophy/Sociology classes.. I believe that was where I began to learn more about myself than initially anticipated.
PerthSurfer46-50, M
I was the first in my family. My parents both left school when they were 14. I probably should have picked a different course but still it really helped with getting work.
rckt14861-69, M
My girls were the first in my immediate family to go to college
I was only able to complete the 9th grade
Back then you could get decent jobs without a diploma
Every kid that has grown up in my home have diploma's (I have raised 10 kids and I only have 4 )
Several of them went to college ,,I took them to college to and fro
when they graduated ,I got them a car

Had only anyone had ever helped me like that

I supported them while they were in school ,the only thing they had to pay was to make good grades
Until I quit I worked a full time job and went to school
and I had to walk to both ,I was to young to drive
Yes (2 degrees). I am the only one of my family to go to college.
rckt14861-69, M
[@20413,shuhak] My Girls were the first ,now others have followed their steps
It only opened the door for them ,they wanted to be nurses like their grandma and be there when I needed them trained to help with me
They are all good at what they do ,the last ray of sunshine some people ever see ,,I know they will be good with me if I ever end up totally bed riden
The are so sweet and kind to all the people they take care of
Its always something to be proud of when you're child is the first to show it can be done
JustEd36-40, M
I attempted it for way too long before realized it just wasn鈥檛 for me
iamnikki26-30, F
Yay. I was first female in my family as well. high five 馃枑锔
latinladybug41-45, F
[@467302,iamnikki] 鉁嬸煆
I dropped out. But now I'm back in.
MissTaken31-35, F
Yep - Oxford
tiggerandariel1341-45, M
me and my 2 brothers did I went to SIU Carbondale my degree in business my 2 brothers one went to U of I one went to Northwestern both in architecture
latinladybug41-45, F
[@1263,tiggerandariel13] I thought about going to EIU, but I decided to stay close to home and go to the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Aboomachu31-35, M
Going to college was the worst decision I made in high school
latinladybug41-45, F
[@347985,Aboomachu] I'm sorry to hear that. It's not for everyone.
Aboomachu31-35, M
[@876949,mamabear41] no it鈥檚 not. I hope to never go back
Moon362418-21, F
I鈥檓 still in high school but I will go after. Hopefully
I did and I was the only one out of the kids. Happy I did.
Foxyfoxfox51-55, F
Yes, I have several degrees. I do love school
SW User
Six years after I should have, but yeah...
Powderflask26-30, M
No, I dropped out.
Beatbox3426-30, M
Yes I did

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