• Pretend to go to college?

    I am 14, and I will be a singer when I grow up. I told my parents but they don't believe in me and said I have to go to college when I graduate high school. They want me to be a doctor so that's what I tell everyone I will be when I grow up but in reality, I WILL be a singer and I don't need/want to... show more
    I am 14, and I will be a singer when I grow up. I told my parents but they don't believe in me and said I have to go to college when I graduate high school. They want me to be a doctor so that's what I tell everyone I will be when I grow up but in reality, I WILL be a singer and I don't need/want to have a backup plan. The only way I can live with them after I'm 18 is if I'm going to college. So I was thinking I could tell them I want to do online college(I currently am doing high school online) and I can work at a fast food place to make money to work on my music. Once I'm discovered I can take care of my family and make them proud. :) P.S. Please don't tell me to get my degree and have a backup plan because I would rather die (literally) than do any other job. It is my life and music is what I plan to do with it. :) I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for my love of music (would have killed myself years ago).
    56 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Are people who flunk out of college ever successful later in life?

    Best answer: Statistically people who do not get a college degree do not make as much money.
    Best answer: Statistically people who do not get a college degree do not make as much money.
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  • How many colleges did you apply to?

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  • What should I do in regards to moving out and with college?

    I am early 30's guy who finally has the ability to go a 4 year college (recently finished my last requirement for UC/CSU). I currently live with my dad, who means well but is a hoarder and our house has mice running around it and mice running outside. It's dirty and it has neglect. I have a good job and a... show more
    I am early 30's guy who finally has the ability to go a 4 year college (recently finished my last requirement for UC/CSU). I currently live with my dad, who means well but is a hoarder and our house has mice running around it and mice running outside. It's dirty and it has neglect. I have a good job and a good side gig as well, working me for 6 days a week. i can go to the local state college in my area without having to worry about things. But I've also been accepted to an out-of state college as well. I'm also looking at a few in-state colleges. I've got some savings and I believe that I am ready to move out on my own. Right now living with my dad but working my *** off, I do feel frustrated and miserable here. But I'm still conflicted on whether its the right choice to move out or not. Just looking for some thoughts, what should I do?
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I moved out at 16 and I instantly regret it?

    Over the past year i got in to an excellent music school located near London and to study there I had to move. i have recently moved in to halls which permits 16+. i was really excited to move but now ive been here about two weeks and i honestly dont know what it is but ive found im now crying at night time, i kind... show more
    Over the past year i got in to an excellent music school located near London and to study there I had to move. i have recently moved in to halls which permits 16+. i was really excited to move but now ive been here about two weeks and i honestly dont know what it is but ive found im now crying at night time, i kind of miss home but i just feel so out of place? what is happening and what should i do?
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I want to dropout of college?

    I've never been a school kind of person. I struggled through grade school and barely graduated. I have absolutely no major in mind, I am doing mindless gen ed requirements and I F**KING CANT STAND IT ANYMORE. I hate school with a goddamn burning passion. I told my parents i was burned out after HS and wanted to... show more
    I've never been a school kind of person. I struggled through grade school and barely graduated. I have absolutely no major in mind, I am doing mindless gen ed requirements and I F**KING CANT STAND IT ANYMORE. I hate school with a goddamn burning passion. I told my parents i was burned out after HS and wanted to take a semester break before starting college to get a job and save money, it resulted in them yelling at me and telling me I will be kicked out if I droppout. So now Im stuck with sh*tty school, studying for a goal I dont even have, with no job and no happiness. What the f*ck do I do? I live an hour away from the closest college so I have to commute 2 hours a day (with gas money that comes out of my own pocket), which means I have no time for a job. But if I wanna moveout and droppout I need a f*cking job. I have actually put hours of thought into just becoming homeless because I cant take this f*cking bullsh*t. I hate my life so f*cking much pls help me thank you. Also I want to add that if I dropped out, my plan is largely the same, take a semester off to let my brain rest, get a normal job and save up so my already stagering loan debt doesnt grow more. I dont intend to droppout and be stuck at a McDonalds for the next 60 years.
    20 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is medical school right for me?

    I'm a sophmore in college and I have no real passions. I'm no good at writing and it's honestly my least favorite subject. I enjoy the arts, but I’m no pro. I don't have the personality of a business man. I've never really enjoyed mathematics, although, I’m good at it. That leaves me with the... show more
    I'm a sophmore in college and I have no real passions. I'm no good at writing and it's honestly my least favorite subject. I enjoy the arts, but I’m no pro. I don't have the personality of a business man. I've never really enjoyed mathematics, although, I’m good at it. That leaves me with the sciences. I find Biology very interesting but I don't really care for the other sciences (I hated Gen. Chem). So, I thought I should major in Biology and go down the medical school route. My grades are great and I know I have what it takes to get into medical school. It is important to me that I earn a large salary, because my family is very poor and they have put a great deal of effort to support me. I also want to be able to support my future children in any way that I can while still being able to tour other countries. The issue is, that I've heard from everyone and read everywhere, that I should under no circumstance become a doctor if I don't enjoy helping others, otherwise I will never be happy. I can't say that I enjoy helping others, but I don't particularly dislike it. To be fair I've never really been in a situation where I've really helped people. The most i've done is volunteer at a program for special needs kids. I was there with my friends and they had good food everytime so it was fun, but I don't have an accurate picture of wether I actually enjoyed helping the kids or if I even cared to. So should I go to medical school, if not, what should I do?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I quit my masters program? Doing research in an unfamiliar field, mean lab members, professor always gone, depression. Details down?

    In December, I graduated with my bachelors in chemistry and I decided at the last minute that I like to do research and more with analytical chemistry. I started filling out apps and asking professors and a former employers for letters of rec. I started noticing that my research professor would give me less and... show more
    In December, I graduated with my bachelors in chemistry and I decided at the last minute that I like to do research and more with analytical chemistry. I started filling out apps and asking professors and a former employers for letters of rec. I started noticing that my research professor would give me less and less work eventually no work at all as well as avoid me and pretend to see me later. It started happening since I graduated and continued helping him do research. I think it is a grudge he has held against me since I rated him annonymously on his inability to teach Physical Chemistry and not have high expectations for students to know everything. He had a strong feeling that I wrote it. He later asked me if I thought that his final grade was enough for me. When I came to ask him about why he wouldn't submit a rec letter for my app for the grad program at my undergrad school, he asked me to sit down in his office and got angry why I didn't let him know that I wanted to come back as a grad student in his lab. He told me that he had enough people and wasn't accepting anyone for the Fall. I felt so sad and turned on. I told him that I will not come in anymore to help him research and his reply was that he was going to ask me not to come in anyway. Also he said that a professional masters program in biotech was more suitable for me especially if I wasn't capable of a PhD. I turned and walked out never looking back. I felt that my professor was a fake .
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  • What are some things to put in a college roommate agreement?

    Best answer: No over night guests-male or female Food trash out every day No sharing of food, items or clothes (if you don’t want to share) Common areas of the dorm room must stay clean. (I realize this may not be much) The dorm room is for studying. If one of you wants to party do it elsewhere. Use earphones for... show more
    Best answer: No over night guests-male or female
    Food trash out every day
    No sharing of food, items or clothes (if you don’t want to share)
    Common areas of the dorm room must stay clean. (I realize this may not be much)
    The dorm room is for studying. If one of you wants to party do it elsewhere. Use earphones for music/laptop. Although you will have friends and boyfriends/girlfriend over to your dorm room, this isn’t a place for them to hang out all the time.
    Be respectful of late night studying. If you need to up to 1am studying the other person wants to sleep. Be quiet in the morning if you have an early class.
    Communication and respect for each other is the key.
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  • Do College Admissions ask for Jobs?

    Hello, I am wondering if college admissions take jobs into account. Starting at 15, I had to work to help my parents pay our bills. I worked after school to around 8 pm each day, and on weekends. Because of this, I was unable to participate in extracurriculars and sports, and I have few volunteer hours. I am... show more
    Hello, I am wondering if college admissions take jobs into account. Starting at 15, I had to work to help my parents pay our bills. I worked after school to around 8 pm each day, and on weekends. Because of this, I was unable to participate in extracurriculars and sports, and I have few volunteer hours. I am still top 10 academically in my class, but I do not have nearly as many volunteer and extracurricular hours as others.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What careers can I have by studying biology and environmental science?

    I especially am interested in ecology and conservation, so I was thinking about double majoring or major/minoring in bio and environmental science, but are there a lot of jobs in this kind of field? I would love to go to grad school and do field research, but is there a high demand for this? I want to help the... show more
    I especially am interested in ecology and conservation, so I was thinking about double majoring or major/minoring in bio and environmental science, but are there a lot of jobs in this kind of field? I would love to go to grad school and do field research, but is there a high demand for this? I want to help the environment, and is this college major choice the best pathway to do that?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How long is too long to be in college?

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  • I'm getting picked on in one of my college classes. What should I do?

    Best answer: The difference between your last year in high school and first year in university could be only 1 year so no, people aren't going to magically change.

    Just ignore him, part of his "fun" is your reaction. No reaction,he'll get bored trying to get a rise out of you like any bully.
    Best answer: The difference between your last year in high school and first year in university could be only 1 year so no, people aren't going to magically change.

    Just ignore him, part of his "fun" is your reaction. No reaction,he'll get bored trying to get a rise out of you like any bully.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does a college -degree guarantee a job ? yes or no.?
  • I have been in college for 3 weeks and I'm still extremely homesick. I'm 1500 miles from home too. I thought I'd feel better by this point.?

    I miss my family and my home so much. I was so excited to come to college before I got here, and now all I want to do is not be here. Every day I either cry or want to cry. Being almost a month in, everyone seems to not feel the same way I do. Any tips/thoughts/ideas?
    I miss my family and my home so much. I was so excited to come to college before I got here, and now all I want to do is not be here. Every day I either cry or want to cry. Being almost a month in, everyone seems to not feel the same way I do. Any tips/thoughts/ideas?
    23 answers · 3 weeks ago