Importance Of Community College

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I remember being a freshman in high school thinking about what I wanted to be in life and what college I would end up at. Although it crossed my mind I didn’t put much thought into it. Little did I know that time was going to fly by. Next thing you know I began to receive acceptance letters as well as rejection letters from colleges I had applied to. Out of nine colleges I applied to I was debating between four: UC Riverside, Fresno State, San Francisco State University and West Hills Community College. Thinking about where I wanted to go was very overwhelming and stressful. I was only seventeen going on eighteen and I had to start thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, it felts as if I was running out of time. I come from a hispanic …show more content…
If I was capable of getting into a four year college I might as well go for it right? Well, at least thats what I thought until I found out that I had received a scholarship for the community college. This scholarship would pay every cost that had to do with my tuition up to my textbooks. Of course I thought about it for a brief second, but I couldn’t settle so I decided to not take the offer. Also, I decided to not tell my mom about the scholarship that I had received. I knew that if I were to tell her she would do the impossible to get me to go there. Part of me wanted to tell her just for the simple fact that I felt accomplished but I couldn’t. Although I know my parents don’t make much income, I knew I could take out loans to help pay for school. There’s also other sorts of financial help. That narrowed it down to three. I decided to narrow it down to whether I wanted to go to a UC or a CSU, but honestly I just wasn’t interested in going to a UC. For some odd reason I felt like a CSU would benefit me more in the future. And then there was two, Fresno State and San Francisco State …show more content…
I had already visit the campus, it was in the city, there’s so much diversity and there is no way I wouldn 't have chosen San Francisco State University. Although it is far from home I don’t regret my decision of coming to study here. Throughout this whole process I realized that I knew what I wanted all along. I just sort of took my time on realizing that because I was scared of going into the real world and no longer having my parents around. It actually seemed sort of terrifying. It made me appreciate and love my parents even more just for the fact that they were so accepting and encouraging with this. I know it must not be easy to drop off your last child in a whole new city but my parents did. And I will always be thankful to them. There are many people in the world that don’t get the opportunity to study and the fact that I did and that my parents were so supporting of it just made me realize how lucky I am. This whole experience made me realize I’m an adult and I am capable of making my own decisions. But In all honesty I wouldn’t be here without my parents. I know they had a hard time accepting the fact that I wanted to go away for college but once they came around it, they were super supportive of

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