My First Semester in College
High school students just like me preparing for their visit to the campus of their choice anticipating on their transition from a high school education to a college education: leading them to the next phase of their life for success. Like me, probably was one of the most exciting moments of their life. Getting accepted and attending one of the greatest universities in the world. However, my greatest challenge was leaving my family and friends behind as I would have to leave and further my education. But in my little mind I could hardly wait to get to the new place where I would live and be out on my own, finally. I had already set a date and time for my tour of the campus and could hardly wait. I couldn’t sleep the night before so I played video games until fell asleep. Five o’clock a. m. didn’t get here soon enough, I was up and had taken a shower, put on my clothes and ready to go. As my parents and I approached the campus traffic was very heavy as others were trying to get there as well. That day I met people from all parts of the world and of other cultures. That validated The University being my first and last choice for schools to attend as I furthered my education. I said to my parents, “I think I’m going to like this let’s look no further.” They were excited for me and with me. After touring the campus someone was kind enough to carry us over to the Sports Center so that I could fill out my application to be considered as a walk on after being let down by my high school coach who didn’t get my paperwork in on time. I was a running back for my high school football team and knew that I would somehow be scouted as a part of the football team at the University. Football is something I really did well and wanted to make the team. At this point I was ready for graduation and the summer to be over.
Summer is over now and all of the preparations were completed for me to move on campus to begin the first semester of college....
Cited: Kidwell, Kirk S., and Bob Reising. "Understanding The College First-Year Experience." Clearing House 78.6 (2005): 253-255. Academic Search Premier. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
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