I know the magnitude of my life vector and now I need direction
July 12, 2011 11:50 PM Subscribe
I've failed college and I don't feel like returning, at all. In fact, every single day I stay here seems like a waste. So, I might as well do what I was planning on graduation: Get as far away as possible and start over. Question is, where?
posted by shoebox to education (31 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
After three terrible semesters in a row, my GPA has fallen low enough for me to be thrown out of my faculty. My options are either to appeal the decision and assuming I get back in try to complete my degree or try and transfer to another faculty and hope that enough credits transfer over. Trouble is, I only have three semesters worth of useful, good credits followed by a few D's and a long list of F's. By the most optimistic estimate, I still have another two more years of courses to complete my degree and more still to try for any other.
And that is assuming that I'd even want to stay. Living with my parents is growing more difficult each day as I'm dependent on them financially and they seem intent on using that to exert control over my life. My relationship with them has been steadily declining with my marks and this final embarrassment has driven it into the ground.
Yes, I am in therapy and on medication, so no advice of that nature please.
I have some money saved up (about 5 grand) and no debts other than govt. student loans, which I can keep from accruing interest while I maintain my status as a student. What I want to do is as follows: transfer to a community college* somewhere far away, probably the west coast and get a job and live on my own for once. I do eventually want to get a degree, even if it takes me another four years, as long as I can do it without the constant barrage of verbal abuse, weird manipulation and gaslighting.
So after all that, my questions are: Is this plan feasible? Where do I go (i.e. anything specific in the way of college recommendations)? Is there anything specific I should do or be doing?. Any recommendations or advice in general for an aimless 21 year-old is welcome. Thank you.
* I doubt any universities will still let me apply for fall 2011 entry.