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College Stress

 by Mary Gay, PRIME Intern

No one can deny that high school is stressful.  A majority of that stress comes from the extreme expectations placed on us, constant pressure to get the highest grades, take the hardest classes, be involved in the most extra-curricular activities, while also having a lot of homework and being told to get at least eight hours of sleep which is pretty much impossible.  All these expectations that are put on us are so we can then get into the “best” college. 


As I go into my senior year of high school and start the college application process I need to remember something that my 10th grade English teacher told me.  “It’s not where you go, it’s what you do while you’re there.”  Focus on finding the best college for you.  Think about where you want to live for four years, how big do you want the school to be, and what type of people do you want to surround yourself with.  Instead of focusing on how a college is ranked focus on what challenges and experiences it can give YOU, and what programs it offers for subjects you are passionate about.  The college process is stressful but I believe that wherever I end up, I’ll be able to make the most of my four years there and find what I'm passionate about.         

Posted: Jul 13, 2015 by Website Editor

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