college gateway

Cries bc I don’t wanna go to court today-

It’s pointless because for one thing I don’t even go to that schoo now! They don’t have a claim over me anymore! But apparently the order has already been approved, so now I have to go and it’s gonna be a huge waste of time for everybody involved.


End my suffering….

There’s a reason I have a slice of cheesecake saved in the fridge…




The actual courses start on Jan 3rd but from tomorrow til Dec 7th I’ll be in the Gateway to College program which basically gets me ready for the actual quarter in January.

It’s basically Tues-Thurs from 2-4pm :3

anonymous asked:

Hi ! I always wondered why it is so important for Americans to get into one specific university. In my country we just go to the one closer to our home and it doesn't matter which one it is, they all have the same "value". Is it because of the price ? Or do you get a job more easily if you get into one specific school? Will you never find a job if you get into a community college ? And are the classes really so different ? Thanks for your answer !

Bruh, I wonder this too, so I did some research and found out that 73% of American students go to public universities in their own state. What accounts for the college frenzy of the last 27%?

It’s not money. Financially, it usually makes more sense to go to a public school, or to go to a community college for two years, completely your gen ed credits, and then transfer to a state universities. The top private schools and liberal arts colleges are hella expensive, even if some of them promise to provide need-based financial aid. And a community college education certainly isn’t a death sentence for a budding career. Walt Disney, James Dean, George Lucas, Tom Hanks, Sarah Palin, Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, and many, many others all attended community colleges

Continuing in that vein, it’s not employment. While some people might think an Ivy League education can launch you into a successful career, that isn’t necessarily the case. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni examined the American CEOs of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, and found that only 30 went to an Ivy League school or equally selective college. The Wall Street Journal asked employers to name the top universities they recruited from, and found that Penn, Texas A&M, University of Illinois, Purdue, and Arizona State were in the top five.

My conclusion? I think it’s the culture surrounding college admissions that whips kids and their parents into a frenzy every year. Many parents–and especially immigrant parents–see Ivies and similarly selective colleges as the gateway to success (and bragging rights). But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. As The Washington Post reminds us, “A college alone doesn’t make a successful graduate. Sure, top college provides a peer network that greatly helps both while students are on campus and afterwards as alumni. But someone with grit and ambition can succeed at many different types of schools.”

So no, I don’t know why Americans (including myself, because I used to be guilty of this too) are so obsessed with getting into one specific university. Maybe it’s time for more people to ask themselves that question.