I need direction and some more motivation in my life.
May 10, 2009 10:09 PM Subscribe
I am getting extremely anxious about applying to colleges as a transfer student and I need advice on how to deal with it.
posted by mind2body to education (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have been having a really tough time trying to figure out where to transfer too. It is dependent on my grades and I don't think anyone would find me interesting enough to accept me. I was a B average student in H.S and my parents never encouraged me to go to college directly after high school. I was sort of forced into getting into community college. Technically I did not flourish as much as I wanted. My work ethic is strong but my motivation is weak. I have a lot of B-'s, very few A's and a couple C's in community college. I hated the place the moment I started and my main goal was to get out of there so I was socially isolating myself from the rest of the student population and it turn it killed my grades because I felt so lonely and overworked. I thought that was the formula to get out of CC and into a university somewhere. Boy, was I wrong.
I had a dream of getting into the honor society but my GPA never got higher than a 3.2. I feel I am forced to stick with a instate school when I really wanted to go out of state. My goal is just to get out of this town and branch out. My brother is telling me to seriously consider this school that my parents have attended in a city that is only 30 minutes away! Why would I do such a thing? I really have no idea about my motivations on going on to college is. The only thing that seems to keep me going is moving out.
I feel that my grades don't even represent me. I feel that my immediate family is caring more that I get into a "good" college rather then care about what I want to do right this minute. i have seriously considered a year gap but decided not too because I have no resources to do such a thing and I would not be supported. I am hating college the more I am forced to get into it....
I know the realities of getting a degree is better than working in low wage jobs. I know why it is important to go but I am burnt out to the core. My only other saver is to consider taking the SAT and I don't even want to that even though most of the best colleges require it. I just don't want to apply ANYWHERE.
Taking time off is just never the right answer because I will just lose everything I have learned and it will make it harder to go back. I feel like I am being compared to my brother who got into really great schools.....
What should I seriously be considering now?