Freshman in college, wanting to drop out and reapply next year.

September 1st, 2014

Hello,

I’m a freshman and I just started college a week ago in csulb. I chose the college having what I wanted in mind, but as of now, I am turning away from that decision. I am being interested in business field instead. Right now, I feel out of place and think I’m not ready for college yet. I want to take what’s called a “gap” year as others do, although I think my situation is little late and be just “dropping” out, I would want to know if it is okay for me to do that and apply again as a new student, and not as a transfer next year. I need to be dropping out the classes as soon as I can in order to get as much refund.
As my interests are turning to business, I want to study in business field during the time I have, perhaps study for real estate license and get a job in sales to gain experience. I don’t want to start the GEs because I feel I’ll be risking my grades and making it hard to transfer later on to better school. Do you think this is a good idea? or am I making a mistake..
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Freshman in college, wanting to drop out and reapply next year.

September 1st, 2014

Hello,

I’m a freshman and I just started college a week ago in csulb. I chose the college having what I wanted in mind, but as of now, I am turning away from that decision. I am being interested in business field instead. Right now, I feel out of place and think I’m not ready for college yet. I want to take what’s called a “gap” year as others do, although I think my situation is little late and be just “dropping” out, I would want to know if it is okay for me to do that and apply again as a new student, and not as a transfer next year. I need to be dropping out the classes as soon as I can in order to get as much refund.
As my interests are turning to business, I want to study in business field during the time I have, perhaps study for real estate license and get a job in sales to gain experience. I don’t want to start the GEs because I feel I’ll be risking my grades and making it hard to transfer later on to better school. Do you think this is a good idea? or am I making a mistake..
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University’s Rescinding of Job Offer Prompts an Outcry

September 1st, 2014

WASHINGTON — Several weeks ago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign abruptly revoked a job offer to Steven G. Salaita in the wake of controversial Twitter posts by Mr. Salaita, a former professor of English at Virginia Tech, about Israel.
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University of Adelaide to cut Elder Conservatorium vocational music courses

September 1st, 2014

A student says a decision to end three vocational music courses in Adelaide will ultimately harm the health of the local music industry.
oh i can’t beleive it

From Pitt Admissions re: Merit-based Scholarships

August 25th, 2014

Congratulations from Pitt Admissions to all who have been offered admission! I have seen on a few threads questions about when you will hear regarding merit-based scholarships. The Scholarship Committee will begin to meet in early November and admitted students who are selected for an award may be notified as early as late November and as late as the end of March.
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Living on $200,000 per year while paying or saving for college costs…

August 25th, 2014

In other threads, there is lots of discussion about “doughnut hole” families who make too much money to get significant financial aid, but cannot afford the list price of college, in the context of elite colleges whose list prices are around $60,000 per year and whose financial aid tails off at around $200,000 per year incomes.

So the question is, what would prevent a family earning that much income from being able to save up for kids’ college costs, or pay a kid’s college costs out of current income? Let’s assume that there is not something like a money draining divorce, medical costs, or similar financial catastrophe affecting the family.

Let’s assume that the $200,000 income family pays about $37,000 in federal income tax based on the estimate from http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/tax-planning/1040-form-tax-calculator.aspx or http://www.calcxml.com/calculators/federal-income-tax-calculator?skn= (married joint, 2 personal exemptions, 1 child, and all income is from wage/salary/tips). Medicare and Social Security taxes would be another $10,000, so total taxes would be about $47,000, leaving $153,000 after-federal-income-and-payroll-tax income.

Some states have state income and/or payroll tax; for example, in California, the family would pay about $15,000, leaving about $138,000 after federal and state income and payroll taxes.

So how would you live and pay or save for a kid’s college costs with $138,000 to $153,000 income after federal and state income and payroll taxes?
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John Sperling, University of Phoenix Founder, Dies at 93

August 25th, 2014

John Sperling, who battled for accreditation and respect for the University of Phoenix, the upstart for-profit college that he founded in the 1970s to expand higher education to working adults, has died. He was 93. He died on Aug. 22 at a hospital in the …
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University of Phoenix and ASIS Foundation Award Full-Tuition Scholarships to Security Professionals

August 25th, 2014

University of Phoenix and ASIS Foundation today announced eight security industry professionals have been given the opportunity to further their educational goals with full-tuition scholarships to University of Phoenix.
it should be interested what change will this make

Risky, funny Miley Cyrus Essay

August 17th, 2014

Would anyone be interested in reading and critiquing what I have written so far of an essay asking “if I could have one thing shown to aliens to represent the human race, what would it be?” In it, I bring Miley Cyrus…
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Tips for HS Freshman (Add your own)

August 17th, 2014

1. DON’T PROCRASTINATE ! – it will only screw you at the end

2. Maintain a 4.0 GPA – This is the most important year of HS imo because your GPA at the end of this year can set the tone for the rest of the years to come.

3. Get involved in a sport AND club (or do what is comfortable)- Dreamed about being a Varsity Captain? Leader of the Engineer Club? Student Body President? It all starts here.

4. Never surround yourself around negative peers/ bad influences – They will only drag you down at the end (Starts out as pressure to blow off your hw to you skipping school)

5. (Optional but recommended) Study for the SAT/ACT- Doing this now and not 3 months before the test will better you by a lot.

6. Don’t give your teachers a hard time- You never know what teacher you may have in the following years, they may bump your grade if your on the border line/ help you with a favor, and you never know if they may be your recommender.

7. Start to do something during your summer- For example Ivys enjoy seeing applicants doing something for their summers.

8. Keep an open mind and know your role- You are only a freshman, you don’t know the future, you are not the valedictorian, and you don’t run the school. Take every opportunity to advance yourself, look at every opportunity equally. Judge others as you would judge yourself (nicely). Don’t let your emotions influence your decisions and judgments.

Your mission is to survive freshman year and enjoy it while you can, because it only gets harder!
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