The College Process of Hell
This photo demonstrates exactly how I fell right now. I thought I would only have to go through the college application process once in my life, turns out I was wrong. I am in the very beginning stages of transferring colleges. It is probably the most time consuming and stressful thing in the world. Not only do I have to basically apply to colleges and send out every piece of paperwork all over again, but I forgot how the majority of the process works. Here is pretty much how it goes: First you look up some colleges, you would think that would be easy right? WRONG! When you are looking at schools you have to look into every damn detail. Do I want to go away and live in a dorm, or do I want to stay close and live at home? Do I want to go to school in a city, or in the middle of nowhere? Big school or small school? Does it have my major or my the major I may want to declare? Does it snow? (In my cases, every other freakin’ day). Then, when you finally picked out several colleges (and I really mean you should pick several) you go to the campus and check out the school. That is probably the only fun part of the entire process. Once you got a feel for what each school is like, then you apply to each one of them. Applying to colleges is the single most stressful thing I have done in my entire 18 years of life. You fill out several pages of information about yourself and what you have done throughout high school, write a short paper about ‘why you should be accepted’, send transcripts from every high school and/or college credit you have every received, send SAT/ACT scores, send letters of recommendation, fill out FASFA (if you need it, some don’t), and then wait a few months to see if you get into the college you want. Not to mention, while you are sending the college all of this information, there are several fees for each thing you send in. In most cases it is $50 per application, $10 per transcript. It adds up. And finally, you cry or jump for joy that you got accepted or declined. It is an over-whelming and stressful experience, all to further your education.