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3 Things I Wish I Knew About Before Going To College

College life is so much different than life back in high school, WHY WAS I NOT WARNED?

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1. Financial Aid Process

OKAY GUYS, this process is brought up in high school, but all they told us was that there was a little application that you had to fill out and it was free! Simple and easy right? LOL no. It may be a simple process for some, but dealing with little things other than the application is a pain in the ass. Having to go to the IRS building two years in a row, waiting in line for three hours, all for a little slip of paper?? Thanks, college.

2. Class Discussions are Actual Discussions

A majority of high schools have class discussions, but it's on a subject that is either one side or the other. Never really a discussion about something big going on in the world, or even as simple as what shows are the best to watch on Netflix. When I got to college, one of my first lectures and informative paper was about "The Office." Now I'm not saying every class is like that, but at least you can have an actual discussion with adults about a serious topic, and not be shut down by your professor.

3. Long Distance Friendships Work!!!

Saying goodbye to your friends, or even significant others senior year of high school was devastating, but IT GETS BETTER. My best friend goes to Appalachian State University, and we have to FaceTime, Skype, or talk on the phone at least once a week, but of course sometimes our schedules do not match up. Always stay close to the friends that change your life for the better. Yes, along the way you are going to lose contact with people you were friends with in high school, but the truly strong, long distance friendships do work, all you have to do is put in the effort! Plus, it gives you the chance to get out of town for the weekend when you want to bug them.

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