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existential1 wrote

Yes, got 2 degrees (BA and MS) in various social sciences. I wish I knew myself as well as I do now back then, I would've completely had different majors and career path, if I had gone to school at all.

College classes were easy as hell. In favt, the more credits I took at once the better I did. If I tried to just take a couple classes, I was too disinterested to apply myself. Had to use the pressure of too much shit to do in order to really try. And it was more affordable that way too...I had to take loans and pay out of pocket.

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Torskion OP wrote

What would you do differently if you could go back? And what is your opinion on AA's?

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existential1 wrote

I went to junior college during high school, and for 2 years after I graduated (with a 6 month break directly after high school). Community/junior colleges are excellent institutions. Much more affordable, typically higher quality of education because of class sizes (just less marketing/branding). Only issue is that they typically don't bring in that level of community you expect from larger institutions if that's what you want.

I highly recommend doing general education and exploratory courses at a JC/CC while it is cheap. If I did it over, I would have done a lot more experimentation there before deciding on a major and pidgeonholing the next 10 years of my life.

The hardest part is probably just shutting out all the outside noise about how fast you should be going and societal expectations and all that.

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