Importance of College Essay

Submitted By thtguyjohnny
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When I was a senior in high school I couldn’t wait for summer; to finally be getting ready for college and just having freedom. I remember my brother looked at me and said “You don’t have summer anymore, you have life”. It seemed like a mood kill at the moment but he was completely right. It’s like the board game LIFE, you have two options at the start to either go to college or start working. That is exactly where your real life starts, not when you’re born or growing up those years are just practice. The decision on whether or not to go to college is a life changing choice. Statistics show that those who go to college and earn a degree are far more likely to be successful in life than those who do not. The decision then seems simple, but many people take the opposite path and say they are going to take a year off. These people claim that they are going to work for a year and save up money for college. If you relate back to the board game you know that one crummy job leads to another and before you know it you have a family and no longer have time to further your education. Taking a year off between high school and college seems like the worst plan anyone has for their self. Many will say they cannot afford college, and to that I say they are just looking for an excuse. There was a girl in the news not too long ago whose parents left her to be homeless so she worked at the school as a janitor to afford a place to live. She had absolutely nothing but her intelligence and that alone was enough to get her a full ride to an Ivy League school. In today’s society you can get a scholarship for just about anything if you try hard enough. So between financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and loans, not having the money is in fact an excuse. When the time came for me to choose a college my parents asked me if I wanted to take a year off on account I would start