I'm officially a college graduate now.

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  1. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    After 4 years (and a lot of years dicking around before that), I finally graduated yesterday. Such a bittersweet feeling - I'm proud to have accomplished it and happy to be done, and move on to new things, but I'm also going to miss the college life. It's been a pretty good ride the past 4 years.

    Now to start paying back those loans... ugh...
     
  2. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Good luck paying those loans off. I've been out of school for a few years now and I'm still paying back the loans. I think I will probably have to take out some more for grad school.
     
  3. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    Congrats, tried to find a funny picture - this one works, I think -

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  4. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    I've thought about grad school, but I'm not sure if I want to or not.

    I have one friend who paid off all her loans in a year... working retail... and had about as much out in loans as I do. So it's possible. Though I don't expect to be paid off in a year.

    I didn't see a picture, just a broken link :(
     
  5. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Congratulations on graduating
    Good luck with those darn disgusting awful loans you repay
     
  6. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Mike, Nell, and others, take it from your experience with already heavy debts, and don't loan more for grad school, it won't be worth the extra arm and a leg
    One member here already regrets getting Masters
     
  7. bullets bang bang

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    Good work Nell :up:
     
  8. Cosmic Mystic

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    Congrats Nell!
     
  9. ThePowerCosmic Hyped Up

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    It's to symbolize all of the broken dreams you'll have in life, despite graduating college.

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  10. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    One Word: Plastics.
     
  11. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    Congrats!

    One more year for me.
     
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    Good luck out there! I start my Freshman year in the fall.
     
  14. GENERAL RAAM582 A Rebellion Built on Hope

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    Congrats bro! Good luck in your future, and paying those loans. :D
     
  15. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    I'm kind of torn about it. I'm stuck in a dead end job that barely pays my bills. I can continue doing it and pay my loans off or I can take a chance with a masters and hope I come away with a better paying job at the end of it. Of course there's no guarantee that I will get a job after the masters degree. I've heard of people graduating from law school and only finding a job at Starbucks afterward.
     
  16. Spuzz The Spuzziest of Spuzzes

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    Congrats! You did something many will never have a chance to even attempt. You have a leg up on a lot of society. So during the tough times paying back loans just remember your future is more secure than most and you have your own hard work to thank. :)
     
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    Good job man! Now, RUN!!!
     
  18. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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  19. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Too risky, it's a gamble
    Maybe you're better off having another job aiding the one you already have
     
  20. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    A little off-topic, but since we're discussing colleges, does anyone know of anyone IRL who did the seven year program like Van Wilder? I did 5 because I transferred from a business school to a liberal arts school, but only half my credits transferred. And I knew a burnout who stumbled through six. But lucky 7? I think most colleges kick you off-campus when you hit 25.
     
  21. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    A few members of the student union executive back in my day were on their 6th or 7th year of their undergraduate program, including the president himself, I think. I guess when you've been locked into a pattern of behaviour that seems to accord you some respect, you want to keep doing it for as long as possible.
     
  22. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    I fell from BSc programme to Diploma, had to take 3 more years to complete college, cause I had to repeat some subjects, I took a watered down version of those
    7 years + orientation course
     
  23. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    No, I don't think so. I started college at 26, and know lots of people over 25.

    I think as long as you're taking the required amount of courses, and not flunking out, you can take classes as long as you want.
     
  24. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    He meant if you start college at 17-18 years old
     
  25. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    I still don't think it matters. I know people who were on the long term plan. They won't kick you out unless you're flunking out of your classes, or not taking a certain amount of classes.
     

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