Why People Go To College

1244 Words 5 Pages
Alyssa Loperena
Ms. Milliner
CUNY English

There are many different thoughts that come up when college is brought up in a conversation. Why do people decide to or not to college? What were their influences? Why did they choose the major they studied? When you’re young you always ask these questions, but the biggest question is do you feel like you can do it? Everyone has the capability to go to college and pass with whatever major they decide to go under, it just depends on your determination. There is a college fit for everyone to go to, whether it’s across the state/country or a train ride away. There are many factors that can affect a person’s decision whether to or not to go to college. Maybe a person can’t go to college because they couldn’t afford it. Even with the financial aid and scholarships there is
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Both of my parents started college but didn’t finish it. My father started John Jay college and went for a semester and didn’t feel motivation for it. My mother on the other hand has been in out of college since I was very little and I honestly don’t know what’s going on with that. They are my influence because they have always struggled with my sisters and I. There are four of us and it has always been hard because both of my parents wanted to do stuff with us but my mom was always in and out of hospitals my a lot of health problems so she was also moving in and out of New York. The childhood that my sisters and I, I don’t want that for my kids so I want to do better with furthering my education and being able to help others either financially, physically, or mentally. My major will be psychology. My family members that are veterans also influence me because they have been exposed to so much being in wars, and serving for our country in general. Veterans and active military men and women have done so much for our country and the least I can do is be there emotionally or

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