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Struggling with College

moxansmoxans 0 replies1 threads New Member
This year is my fourth year in college, three and half years in cc and one semester at a four year university which I evidently dropped out of. Anyone would think by now I should had figured out my major by now, considering the MANY different courses I have taken over the years ranging from art to computer to business to kinesiology, etc.

And yet, I'm sitting here, thinking about how much I hate my current major (Accounting) that I can't comprehend and I feel like I'm wasting money on classes I don't really retain any knowledge of. I still feel like I'm still undecided and stuck back to when I was trying to apply for colleges as an incoming freshman.

I don't really know what to do at this point. I'm feeling convinced that I might have some learning disorder (adhd possibly - counselor thinks so), and it doesn't help that with my disability, it's still difficult to learn in school, even with the disability program supporting my back. I can't afford to see a therapist to confirm though, because it's ridiculous in the Bay Area. I'm starting to think maybe school isn't for me, but then I feel like I'm behind in the stupid societal expectation of "everyone must go to college and get degree" mentality.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2814 replies64 threads Senior Member
    Getting tested for LDs or other issues is a whole lot less expensive than continuing with college aimlessly. I would prioritize getting tested.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 9910 replies538 threads Senior Member
    Evidently you dropped out? Can you clarify that?

    Have you been in to see the career center to help narrow down fields of interest? Can some of your classes be used to major in something else? Go to your advisor again. Find out what your options are. The advisor might also be able to help you find the means to get tested. Good luck.
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  • PublisherPublisher 9587 replies120 threads Senior Member
    edited February 15
    OP: Lots of students dislike accounting. (Probably an indication that you are normal, rather than suffering from any type of learning disability.)

    Consider a different major. After 3.5 to 4 years of college you owe it to yourself to earn a BA or BS degree.
    edited February 15
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  • HPuck35HPuck35 2048 replies15 threads Senior Member
    Why 3.5 years for CC? A 4 year college will be quite a change (as you have found out) from a CC.

    What DO you like to do?

    I might suggest taking some time off to figure out what you like and what you are good at. College may not be the path for you. Skilled tradespeople are always in demand and can be a satisfying career. You can always go back to college once you figure out the direction you want to take.
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