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shenanigans
September 20th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Do you attend, or plan to intend, College or University (depending on what you call it)? If so, what do you intend to study and how hard was it / will it be to enter into your course? If not, why not?

Hybrid Trainer
September 20th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Well the course that i want to get onto is an introductory teaching course and the requirements are next to nothing really. You need a C grade in both english and math and then you need to do an interview where you prove you have a passion for teaching and the subject you'd be going into.

Snow Phoenix
September 20th, 2011, 03:40 PM
I do intend plan on going ^-^ I'll be studying Pre-pharmacy for a year to finish up pre-reqs and then I'll enter a graduate program to continue studying so I can become a doctor of Pharmacy ^-^

Jak
September 20th, 2011, 04:08 PM
I'm in college right now, majoring in elementary education. Can't wait to start classes that are actually relevant to my major. I think about how I'm going to teach, what my classroom will look like, where I'll be, etc all the time. Getting antsy lol.

Ayselipera
September 20th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Well I'm technically still deciding what I want to do for college next year, but I've really been thinking about it and have started to lean towards film school so we'll see! Otherwise my only other thought is go in for a history degree and then besides that I have no idea whatsoever.

Truality
September 20th, 2011, 06:28 PM
My major is architecture and I got to college last year. Pretty good experience so far, but I must say it's been very expensive, too. (what's with all those guys with the 3 i-phones and the macbooks all over the place)

My course has been mainly projective and less theoretical than most undergraduate majors. However, we had a lot of modelling courses where I did poorly-I'm a pathetic modeler-and I have to redo all of them this year.

Alley Cat
September 20th, 2011, 07:01 PM
When I graduate, there are two that I want to get into, depending on what I do decide to do.

University of California Berkeley
-Great Parties
-Great Drugs
-Very Political
-Great Professors

Academy of Art San Francisco
-It's the bay, dude.
-Paaaaaaarties!
-One of the Gay Capitals
-I love this school.
-Very interesting majors
-Economic

So, the bay has more incentives in a sense, but the politics thing is HUGE HUGE HUGE for me.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 21st, 2011, 12:19 AM
OMG. I just realized that I'm going to University in less than 4 years. o.o When I graduate from high school, I want to go to London business school, Yale, University of Pannsylvania or IMD. :DDD And study Economics and Finance. (Hopefully) :>

Forever
September 21st, 2011, 12:32 AM
I take Journalism and Broadcasting at University.

Last year I took boring units that weren't really related to my majors, but this year it's like, broadcasting first semester and journalism based second semester so it's a good mix. :)

Oh, and this is my fourth semester right now, only two to go!

PlatinumDude
September 21st, 2011, 01:15 AM
I'm planning to take psychology or a science as my major in college, though I'm not exactly sure what college I'm going to.

Talli
September 21st, 2011, 01:31 AM
can't afford the uni fees and colleges here are rubbish too

Archer
September 21st, 2011, 02:03 AM
Well I'm technically still deciding what I want to do for college next year, but I've really been thinking about it and have started to lean towards film school so we'll see! Otherwise my only other thought is go in for a history degree and then besides that I have no idea whatsoever.
In my experience, just do something. If you don't like it, your can always transfer and often keep certain units for credit towards the next course. If you don't try it, you won't know if you like it or not. :D Sure, there might be a little more in the way of fees at the end, but it's more important to come out the other end being able to do a job you want.
(what's with all those guys with the 3 i-phones and the macbooks all over the place)

So many people at uni go for the Apple look. Half of them don't have a clue how to use them :P

Briar
September 21st, 2011, 02:18 AM
well, i'm currently in university now so... yeah.
i'm currently taking up psychology as a course. according to a lot of people, it's hard to get a slot for that course (in my school, that is). like, i heard that you needed a pretty high GPA in order for you to shift to that.
personally, i haven't exactly experienced if it's hard in itself to be studying psychology, as i still have to wait for another semester to be majoring it.

King Gumball
September 21st, 2011, 03:12 AM
I am planning to go to uni and pick a course related to either business, law or more likely environmental science. I am only heading into year 11 so I picked Adv. English, Gen. Maths, Studies of religion 2unit (RE unit compulsory), Economics, Geography and Biology with Modern History as a back up. I am one of the higher achieving students and the Geo. course has been confirmed to run so I am confident I will get all my choices.

Captain Fabio
September 21st, 2011, 03:56 AM
I have already been to University and graduated! :D
However, I am currently working at the same University as an IT technique! :3

I studied Games Technology and it was blooming hard. You might think that it sounds easy, but I dare you to do it! XD

Go me.

johnny18
September 21st, 2011, 04:17 AM
I am in college now and I plan to transfer to UC after next year but I have no idea what my major would be as for now so........yeah ^^

Katholic Nun
September 21st, 2011, 04:19 AM
I lasted one semester at university back in 2009. It wasn't that I sucked at it (in fact, I did quite well!), it was that every time I was there, I could feel myself slowly dying inside. It was stressful and boring at the same time, and I just absolutely dreaded going there every day. Until one night, I was sitting in an Economics lecture, not paying attention once again, and I thought "well why the hell am I here?" and I got my stuff together and left.

I kept my student ID card though, and have gotten into the movies cheap ever since :P I will go back one day (to study something that is not Business) but when and what are still a mystery. I'm quite happy for now :)

johnny18
September 21st, 2011, 04:35 AM
I lasted one semester at university back in 2009. It wasn't that I sucked at it (in fact, I did quite well!), it was that every time I was there, I could feel myself slowly dying inside. It was stressful and boring at the same time, and I just absolutely dreaded going there every day. Until one night, I was sitting in an Economics lecture, not paying attention once again, and I thought "well why the hell am I here?" and I got my stuff together and left.

I kept my student ID card though, and have gotten into the movies cheap ever since :P I will go back one day (to study something that is not Business) but when and what are still a mystery. I'm quite happy for now :)
Same here
Even though I just go to college but I start to feel like......Tired. Wish I could just get out like you did but I just can't

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 21st, 2011, 04:39 AM
Already attended both undergraduate and graduate school, studied Math for undergrad and Finance for grad work. Best nine and a half years of my life, but at least I have two degrees to show for it :) Sadly, no jobs yet...

I'd go back again except that doctorate courses are hard as heck and I don't need that much of a challenge xD But I loved the college life.

Saryka
September 21st, 2011, 06:37 AM
I'm in university right now doing French studies, hoping to eventually teach. But what I ~really~ want to do is get a Music degree and teach that instead, however, I'm not quite at the level they require for auditions (I'm so close to it though!). French is more or less a back up plan/plan B at the moment.

Ardos
September 21st, 2011, 06:39 AM
I'm in a two-year community college right now, getting a degree in liberal arts because I am not 100% sure yet as to what I would like to do.

Young4Ever
September 21st, 2011, 08:47 AM
Although I'm at least 3 years from uni,I'd like to do CHemistry,Math,Physics,Pharmaceutics,and so on.Because ,although the content is easy,I never had any big prolems with that,so I'll use High School to see if it'd be okay to keep with that dream.Medicine wouldn't hurt either although I'm messy and stubborn,so ...

;P

Gold warehouse
September 21st, 2011, 09:06 AM
Not going to uni. I hated school, I hate college, I hate the education system as a whole. I'm just going to end up with a white collar job anyway.

Last year I made all my plans and wrote my personal statement and it got to where I was about to apply and I just thought to myself "why am I doing this?" and the answer wasn't because I wanted to, it's because I felt obliged too. And with the whole price raise, no guarantee of a job when I come out etc. I just thought, forget it. Sooo maybe I will one day but not now!

I'm really lucky because my dad has been really supportive

Oryx
September 21st, 2011, 09:13 AM
I was raised in an environment where it wasn't like "Do you want to go to college?" It was more like "So after you graduate high school and start college..." It was never an option for me, it was just expected, but that's fine because my passion is computers and I can really hone that in college. x]

I go to the University of Notre Dame, which I'm sure everyone knows by now cause I talk about it so much and my ego emblem is even about it. I'm a Computer Engineering major starting my sophomore year, and...it's tough definitely. But the things that are tough are the requirements outside of my major of choice, Physics and Biochemistry and stuff like that. The ones that are Computer Engineering-specific classes I adore and I can't wait to get into more of them. <333333

Galukxy
September 21st, 2011, 10:29 AM
I'm starting Uni next July/September to do a foundation course, then I will go onto do a degree/course for Illustration. I'm looking pretty forward to it, actually, but hopefully by the end of it all. I will go onto do what I have wanted to do and at the moment, I'm kind of already in a college taking Art and ICT double award A levels to help towards my portfolio for University.

Mr. Downstairs
September 21st, 2011, 11:57 AM
After I graduated from high school, I went off to a liberal arts college to study graphic design. Some really big things were going on in my life that made me feel more comfortable to be going to school while at home, so I withdrew from the college to go to a community college. I intended it to be temporary, and left in the mindset that I'd go back.

I missed the deadline for the fall semester by a day, so I had to wait until the spring. When spring rolled around, I chose my classes and ended up getting removed from them all since I didn't pay for them. Choosing my schedule and paying for the classes individually was new to me, since when I went to my other college, they took the payment out of my account at the school and made my class schedule themselves. But I made it just in time after getting the notice in the mail to try to get some classes in before the deadline. Unfortunately I only got one.

This semester I'm building up credits to transfer back to the liberal arts school I'm going to be going back to soon. Throughout it all, I switched my major to journalism, after realizing that I'm pretty good at writing and put a lot of effort into some long posts I made here. Figured they'd be put to better use than just being a complete waste of time and effort if I focused on something like journalism than something I lost interest in (graphic design). English always was my best and favorite class throughout school.

Kyoko
September 21st, 2011, 10:23 PM
I'm technically a junior in college based off my credits, but for my major I'm going to need to go an extra semester beyond my ~initial graduation date~. I go to a nice university, it's a lot of fun and i'm so glad i'm here :)

I recently just switched my major, so now i'm computer security and programming which I really like.

DarkAlucard
September 21st, 2011, 11:40 PM
I already finished college, I am a Computer Engineer. I took another specialty at another university, to work as Process Engineer at my current job, and now I am doing a Masters in Business Administration.

Know-Nothing Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
September 22nd, 2011, 05:56 PM
I can't wait to go to college. I pretty much have to for any of the jobs I want. Depending on what I finally decide I'm most interested in, I want to get my degree in either computer engineering or physics. Or maybe I'll go to law school. I'm not sure yet.

Cordelia
September 22nd, 2011, 07:41 PM
I've already attended college and I have a BA in Political Science. I enjoy the field, so I majored it. I now work at a job where I do nothing with my degree and honestly didn't even need one for it... sigh.

FalconsDrummer
September 22nd, 2011, 08:22 PM
I'm a third year student at college studying music education. It's difficult, but mostly only because it's so time consuming. But it's all worth it because I truly and sincerely love what I do. I'm getting to the harder stuff now, and I'm actually teaching students as part of my coursework at this point. This kind of degree is a challenge, but it's my passion and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Karasuma
September 22nd, 2011, 08:35 PM
I'm attending an Institute right now, learning all about computer animation. It is definitely a major that is quite difficult but for me its all about the experience and I'm loving it every step of the way.

Hiidoran
September 23rd, 2011, 12:21 AM
Currently finishing up my very last prerequisite in order to apply for the real, clinical part of my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. It's a very competitive school where you're almost guaranteed a job if you actually get in. There are a lot of hospitals in Indianapolis, and we getta work with 'em all. Lot's of opportunities to impress hospital staff! Just need to get one last A and pass the entrance exam! :]

Before I started doing Nursing, I was getting a Liberal Arts degree at a more expensive university. I was under the mindset that a prestigious degree would bring me some kind of respect, but honestly, I knew said degree wasn't going to get me anywhere unless I wanted to pursue a graduate degree directly after... so I did the sensible thing and picked a more tangible career path that would still make me happy. Honestly, I do miss the first university I went to... but not for the academics. I just miss the atmosphere of a large university.

Ryoutarou
September 23rd, 2011, 07:33 AM
I'm in college at the moment, hoping to start university in the fall of next year if all goes well.

I've changed my major a total of four times, started out as a Graphic Design student, went to Photo-Journalism, went back to GD, and am now majoring in Early Childhood Development and Education. So, basically, I'd like to be a teacher for Kindergarten or Second Grade at some point once I graduate. I've not been able to take too many courses specific to degree because of those asinine prerequisites most students are forced to take, but I've enjoyed the ones I have been able to take, especially the Psychological Development courses. It's not the most difficult major, but it does challenge the way one thinks about education and such, so it's been quite the interesting experience thus far.

Five minutes later, he went back to Graphic Design.

...

It's a fun program!

Sammi
September 23rd, 2011, 12:32 PM
I'm a college dropout. I loved it and wish I could've graduated, but I was really bad in finances and didn't have a job (which probably could've helped in some way if I had). I haven't been in school in almost three years now. :/ Part of me wants to go back but I don't think I'll ever be able to afford it. If I can, though, I do live like two blocks away from one of the state's universities, so it'd be pretty easy to go back, I think. Maybe...

Kura
September 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
I have already been to College and graduated from a 4 year degree course.

I studied Animation (2D and 3D) and it was crazy difficult. Especially the last year where like.. the last month I was working 18-20 hours a day on schoolwork, no joke. I was living off of vitamins.

IMO it's worth it though.. to be able to accomplish something you are also passionate about and find a job you enjoy.. is a great feeling.

Mr Cat Dog
September 23rd, 2011, 01:05 PM
This July, I graduated from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor's degree in Law. For those unfamiliar with the British higher-education scheme, law is an undergraduate subject at university (as is medicine, and a fair few other courses reserved for graduate schools in the US)... which surprises many Americans whom I tell this to, hence the explanation now. Also, for the most part, British universities make you study your degree subject exclusively (no 'majors' or 'minors'; just your subject), which also tends to make many Americans' heads spin.

In terms of entry requirements, law at LSE is apparently one of the hardest courses to get into in the UK. I don't know about other subjects but, in my year of applications, there was one place for every 17 applicants, so I guess I was quite lucky in my year. I got rejected from most of my other applications to other universities, so make of that what you will.

The course wasn't difficult, per se, but it was quite intense with regards to the volume and complexity of the reading involved each week. However - again, another quirk of the British university system - that the assessments were comprised entirely of three-hour closed-book exams at the end of the academic year, with nothing you do for the rest counting towards your final mark, meant that it was fairly easy to coast for most of the year, then cram in the weeks leading up to the exams. For me, that strategy worked wonders; for some of my friends, it didn't. People take to it in different ways, and it's harder to do in more scientific subjects than 'artsy' ones.

At the start of my third and final year (oh yeah, undergraduate degrees are three years in the UK - hope this isn't blowing anyone's mind!), I was offered a job at a corporate law firm upon graduation. (SELLOUT! I know...) In order to become a lawyer in the UK, after graduating one needs to take a program called the Legal Practice Course (or the Bar Professional Training Course, but that's a different diatribe for a different time), to learn all about the practicalities of being a lawyer i.e. what forms to fill out to sell a house, how to officially go about suing someone, the non-academic stuff of law. That's what I'm currently doing now: it's very different from LSE in that the days are more structured, the emphasis is on problem-based learning, rather than copious amounts of reading, and the pace is much more intense. I'm doing an 'accelerated' course, which essentially packs 10 months of study into 6, so that adds to the pressure, but it seems to be going OK so far. I'm about two months in and the work hasn't completely devoured me as of yet. If anything, I prefer this stuff to the work I was doing at LSE: for one, we have to learn basic accounting skills which means I CAN DO MATHS AGAIN!!! And filling in forms is proving quite satisfying in a menial way.

With regards to getting into my current course, I was guaranteed a place because of my job, but many other people don't have it so lucky. If you don't have a training contract or a pupillage (UK legal mumbo jumbo for 'work' as a lawyer) by the time you leave university, it's very hard - and expensive - for you to get onto a program like the one I'm on. It's really unfortunate.