Most students are 18 their senior year in high school. For me I had a late birthday and did not turn 17 until right before I left for college. So at 16, my junior year in high school, I had to apply to college’s that had to at least have what I was interested in. By my senior year, when I was only 17 and had never paid a bill in my life as most kids in high school don’t, they wanted me to know what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to get my degree. Even though they say you don’t have to know your major by the time you go to college if you don’t, you get stuck into a undeclared category. Being in this category makes you feel like a indecisive, loser. So most students will just pick something so when everyone asks, “What is your major?” they can at least respond feeling they are smart. For me I was not going to be undeclared. Since I like to talk and I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do, I picked the broad category of communications. My first semester I went away to Western Kentcuky University, I almost feel anyone who goes away and has to put it on loans is crazy, because that just felt like the biggest waste of my money. It was 9,000 for one semester. I came home and went to the University of Louisville, this helped me save money and I was able to get a job since I was not coming home every weekend. Of course, as most students my freshman year and sophomore year I did not make really good grades. Now I am a junior and finally realize how vital important grades are for my gpa and am not studying and trying my hardest, but I feel it is too late since I did not do great before. My mind has matured so much since i graduated high school and I am finally realizing I don’t want to do communications at all, I want to be a physcial therapist assistant. Now it really feels too late, because to apply to that program you need a really high gpa.  At 18 and 19 high gpa does not mean a lot to me, but now that I have experience college for a few years I am starting to realize many things. I find it disturbing that they force picking a college and picking a major at such a young age. Then students that don’t go to college right away after high school or don’t know what they want to do are looked down upon. Finally, I know what I want to do with the rest of my life and im sure about it, but it just seems to late 😦

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