College: What Do You Expect?

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  1. White Tiger

    White Tiger Well-Known Member

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    I got home from school today, which included another visit from a college representative - this time from Duke University. Being a junior, I am already wondering about all things college: college life, classes, majors, and so on. I also know there a probably quite a bit of high schoolers on this forum as well, so I decided to see where you guys stood on all this.

    Personally, I can' t wait for college. I plan to go to the East Coast (of the US) to get away from my home on the West. I hope to study political science and international relations at a school like Duke, Yale, Georgetown, or George Washington University. Beyond just the change in lifestyle and classes, I look forward to trying things like college-level Model UN and making new friends in a whole new social atmoshpere. How about you guys?
     
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    DiabloDj1 Well-Known Member

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    Just dont go to R.I. and your all set :D
     
  3. Eternal_Flame

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    College so far is one of the best times of my life. Though it comes with more responsibility, the freedom is well worth it.
     
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    Wow :blink: that's a nice batch of colleges you're looking into. Anyway I just started my second year at college and it's a breath of fresh air, there's so many classes to choose from and the freedom that comes with college is also really nice. The only thing that sucks is parking O_O
     
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    Im looking forward to College, I just have some other stuff to work out before I can start any classes
     
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    I heard High School is just a waiting room 'til college. I kinda agree.

    ~Judgement
     
  7. PhearLuzion

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    I just came back to my school which is like a college but wer classed as 6th form, colelge is fantastic so much fredom,ladies and work!:( but jeeze dont stay on 6form and dont mess around in school, my gcses show how ell i did...not
     
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    Agreed. I still remember when I was in College! Yumm that time was sure a memorable one.
     
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    im also a junior but i dont think much about college at all
     
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    Guessing you live in RI? I was actually looking at JWU up there, possibly URI since a few of my friends go there as well and we'd be able to rent an apartment or something together and save some money in theory. I've been up there for vacation and like the area, so I figured why not.

    I'm just hoping to not only get the most out of my education there for the future, but have a good time while doing so. I know everything won't be like Animal House, but I'm pretty excited for it.
     
  11. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    take a few units at a local community college(not necessarily hard classes just average like psych or sociology) and it will help you get a fealing for the lower division. Then take a harder class like an english or math classa nd see what the upper division is like. college is harder than AP if you f' around or it is easier depending.

    again you choose allt he classes so it's as hard or as easy as you like. my advice si to knock out general ed first at a community college where ti si cheap then take the upper division major specific classes at a real college.
     
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    Where do u live in the west?
     
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    Southern Cal, around LA and San Diego. I dont want to jump into a UC unless UCLA or UC Berkley since they are better for political science, but Id prefer somewhere in the East. Closer to New York (United Nations HQ) and Washington, D.C. (Congress Building) so better political internships.
     

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