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Thread: Anyone take the ACT?

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    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
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    I'm sure I can pass calc, but I don't think I'll ever be good at it. Your words are reassuring and in about 5 years expect a PM from me asking for some schools that don't require too much math!

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    Only people who can't get into a 4-year school or who need to save the money should start at a community college. Entering a 4-year school a year or two after everyone else can mean being on the outside looking in, since lots of people established their close friendships the first months of their freshman year. It's no big deal if you're outgoing, but it can be tough for the more introverted.

    As for GA Tech, I still wonder now and then whether going there was the biggest mistake of my life. The location offers easy access to lots of things that can appeal to an 18-year old, which explains why I was so close to flunking out when I left there before finishing 2 years. I just wasn't ready for the responsibility of being college and being in such a competitive environment made it much worse. But you're right about it being more than a technical school. I applied there planning to become a nuclear engineer driving submarines in the navy and left there with huge interests in geology and anthropology. The first from a class I took and the second from books I read and people I met away from school. That's all you can ask from a college - to show you what's out there in the world, whether it's from inside or outside of class.
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    If I knew then what I know now....

    There are LOTS of things I wish I had studied and maybe gone into for a career. But...too late now. By the time you've lived a bunch of life and found out what your real passions are, its too late to do it.

    I had absolutely NO guidance in high or college as far as career. In high school it was "Here the books on various colleges." And that was IT. In college, it was being released into a Ballroom (yep, real ballroom) to run around and get whatever classes met your liberal arts requirements. It was a nightmare. No guidance whatsoever.

    Shoot...I wouldn't even mind being a hot walker at a race track.
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    Never say never. Yes, if you want to be a ballerina or an astronaut, time has passed you by. But what is it that you want to do that you can't start now? I began working on a new degree this year at 46 with the intentiontion of starting a new career in the next ten years. Don't say you can't, PAK, unless you absolutely, positively can't.
    Bruce in CT

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