>>16749864 OP, if there was one thing I learned in university, it's that so many kids out of highschool enrole without fully knowing what they want to do. They spend thousands of dollars following a degree they don't really want to spend their life doing, and end up unhappy and in serious debt. I did a year in a BA. I liked the work, but it didn't feel like a career, so I stopped and took a year of to work and figure out what to do, then went back when I found a love for health care. Now I love what I'm doing and have no regrets. So yeah it's disappointing to not get into the schools, but despite what it seems, it is by no means a death sentence. In fact, you could be better off now than what you would be in a year or two. So go find a job, save up, follow your interests, and volunteer where you want. Use this year to learn to work hard, mature, and come out of it a stronger person.
>>16749915 I can't graduate from a community college, doing two years is out too. >>16749918 No my life is over >>16749906 3.0 gpa, 4.2 weighted, 1940 sat 27 act, 225 volunteer hours , vice president of social studies club, secretary of English , in national honor society , poor bilingual Hispanic with an associates wrote about how multiple close deaths in family and alcoholic parent affected me
>>16749894 >I really don't know what's so bad about me How can we know if you don't?
But if you really want to do this, fine. Let's run a post ortem. What schools did you apply to? Which ones were your safety schools? What, and how, did you do in high school? Did you have some idea of what you wanted to pursue a degree in, and if so, what was it? Do you fit into any particular demographics that might have been relevant? Is there something unique about your life situation that might have been relevant? Did you tell the schools about these things?
>>16749935 >I can't graduate from a community college, doing two years is out too. Why? I see no reason you couldn't do either of these, given that you were hoping to go straight into a four-year university.
>>>16749918 # >No my life is over Why? It doesn't look that way to me. Life threw you one hell of a curveball, and I'm sorry to hear that, but lots of people do this, sometimes even by choice. Most of them turn out just fine -no less than in the general population, anyway- and I see no reason to believe that you won't too. >>>16749906 # >3.0 gpa, 4.2 weighted, 1940 sat 27 act, 225 volunteer hours , vice president of social studies club, secretary of English , in national honor society , poor bilingual Hispanic with an associates wrote about how multiple close deaths in family and alcoholic parent affected me Well, that's what I get for taking the time to think up all those questions without checking the thread one last time before hitting Post. I'm sorry to hear about your family but you said that you already have an associates' degree: how did that happen?
>>16749935 >3.0 gpa, 4.2 weighted, 1940 sat 27 act, 225 volunteer hours , vice president of social studies club, secretary of English , in national honor society Did you only apply for Ivy schools or something? Other than a higher GPA, I didn't have any of that going for me and I'm in college.
>>16749963 >>16749962 I honestly have no idea, sorry for sounding whiny but I wouldn't be posting here if I didn't think I was a decent applicant. It's why I'm so confused at how thus turned out , as mean as it sounds "worse" people got in over me
No one cares about how hard you worked and all the civic BS and clubs, and that includes admissions committees, for the most part. Join the military. If your life is over, so be it. Life hasn't even BEGUN to fuck you yet. Buckle up, asshole. It gets harder from here.
Seriously, stop with that my life is over shit. A year after I finished HS, two of my friends were dead. One in Iraq, the other from a drunk driver. Quit bitching, you poof.
>>16749985 First of all, I'm not OP. Second, I can't just "join the military"; I tried and got rejected permanently, to which a few people here harshly told me I deserved it when I made a thread about trying again.
>>16750020 Neither was I. Did it anyhow. It was hell, and 4 years later, they paid for about 70% of my undergrad. No one says no to a nuke navy survivor. I got into MIT, even though I was never smart enough to go there.
OP, I see a lot of shit about why you can't or didn't get in. When you're finished with your whining, make a plan to be sure you want to get there. Concurrent with that, figure out IF you should be there. Unless you know exactly what you want to do, you're spinning your wheels anyhow. If you give up the first time people say no, you'll miss out on a LOT of good opportunities. Fuck 'em. You can do it if you want it bad enough. Just gotta work harder than everyone else around you, but in the real world, not with clubs and volunteering shit. Actual work. ...and if I sound like a tough guy, maybe that's exactly what you need so you don't fall to pieces every time life takes a shit on your plans.
>>16750052 Way to conveniently ignore my post (>>16750029), despite that I'm the one you called out in the first place (>>16749963 ). Face it, the military won't do shit for me. The only thing left for me to do is become so fucked up on paper you bastards couldn't get me if WWIII broke out.
>>16749982 Try again. I'm doing it and it is not as bad as it sounds. Without a college degree it's really hard to get a decent job, so keep trying, OP. It's humiliating? Yes, but fuck, we need to get over our stupid pride
there's such a huge difference between an 18 and a 22 year old to begin with, and having spent those 4 years in a position where he has to deal with structure, hardship, and possibly gets some leadership experience, he'd be in a much better position to get more out of school. Also if he's American they'll pay for his college.
>>16750426 > just give up everything you've worked for nearly no reason, give up 4 years of your life for jack shit, have to go through fitness process and indoctrination, have to serve during a very shaky time and could actually see war
>>16750436 >just give up everything you've worked for nearly no reason like what? OP didn't get into school and doesn't have a job, what exactly would he be giving up?
>give up 4 years of your life for jack shit no, you're putting 4 years of your life into a job that pays you money and provides you with room and board, you also may get lots of great memories and good friends
>have to go through fitness process and indoctrination being in shape is a bad thing? As for indoctrination yeah I will admit basic sucks but you only have to do it once and literally millions of people before you have done it.
>have to serve during a very shaky time and could actually see war you do realize that not everyone in the military is a soldier right? Even though everyone is theoretically at risk, many of the jobs in the army and nearly all of the jobs in the navy and airforce have you so far from combat there might as well not even be a war.
>>16750452 Not everyone is in your position, OP is great. >hurr im not giving up 4 years I see the indoctrination has gotten to you >Implying anyone would even be tolerable >Being in shape is a bad thing I don't want to be in shape, I don't want that process >hurr you wont see war no proof now stop bringing up counter points as you're not going to convince anyone and just fuck off, k?
The most likely explanation is that you aimed too high. Everyone, even the all-A+ student, should have one or two insurance schools to apply to - the regional campus of your state university, for example.
It actually may not be too late to apply for someplace like that - a college called "University of [state] at [city]" or "Northern/Eastern/etc. [state] University" Spend a year there and then try to transfer to the main "University of [state]"
If not, spend a year at a CC taking introductory courses that will transfer so you won't lose any time, and apply again, to a more modest group of schools. (A part or full time job during the year will go a way toward expenses the next year)
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