I think the end of my college career is now. Getting rescinded from UCSD.

<p>@ uceric: well said.</p>

<p>UCeric2010: That's fair man. Thanks. It can be a ****ty world sometimes. I think I have been conditioned to believe that school is REALLY THAT important. (which it can be).</p>

<p>Bottom line is, I will try my best to finish my Computer Engineering degree --- hopefully at UCSD, if not --- I don't know, whatever happens I guess. </p>

<p>I am going to start writing a letter and also going to get on the phone with UCSD admissions first thing tomorrow.</p>

<p>Average person is going to live to be 80+ years old. With the long term economic forecast so grim, expect average retirement age to creep up to 72 or older.</p>

<p>20, 21 or even 25 is very young. It can seem very frustrating to have a setback that takes an extra year or two before finishing a college degree, but the reality is that the year or two or even five extra doesn't need to tank your happiness or future career options/success. </p>

<p>Consider the alternative - being 28 or 32 or 39 or 46 and still having no college degree. Getting a degree just a few years off the expected pace is no big deal. Keep the eye on the prize and don't stress about absolute speed. Sometimes life just gets in the way for a bit - just don't get too bummed and STOP comparing yourself to your peers who have moved a tad faster. Some of it was dumb luck that helped your peers, other times they just handled themselves a bit better than you did - but that doesn't mean they won't hit road blocks later. Run <em>your</em> race at the pace you can handle it. Go for <em>your</em> personal best and live your life joyously in the meantime because you might get hit by a bus one day and then it's over. </p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>And sometimes, the people in a big hurry never really "get it" and the immense sacrifice of time and money was a big waste. </p>

<p>Tis' why I say it doesn't matter when you graduate but that you do. :)</p>

<p>Called UCSD today and they said: Absolutely NOT. Message understood. I will re-apply next year for one last time.</p>

<p>I'm not bothering with UCSD again. ><</p>

<p>going to TAG my way in somewhere else next year lol.</p>

<p>^ Same, I've got two days before the cut-off for college change happens and I'm 5th on the waitlist, so basically I'm going to JC again next year.</p>

<p>"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"</p>

<p>Military should be considered</p>

<p>No, the military isn't necessary. Nothing against it but it's a pretty drastic solution to a minor setback, and the military is absolutely not for everyone. </p>

<p>Hey, I had an entire career, and a very successful one, and am only now transferring to university at age 32 (33 this week.) I went back to school because after 13 years of journalism, I was completely burned out. </p>

<p>It's better this way because although I feel like an old fart, I have life skills and time management skills that are tons better. Also, because of nontraditional college student grants etc. I'm paying a LOT less than I would have 10 years ago. (My parents said they wouldn't pay for my schooling - I've been on my own since I was 16.)</p>

<p>@SuperNonTrad: Well said!</p>

<p>I find there is a certain clarity to thinking that seems to come from either older age or from just building up a cache of experience-- not sure which. I function much better in math and science classes now than I did many moons ago in H.S. </p>

<p>Perhaps I take school more seriously now. Probably. However I also find the studying process to be more enjoyable now. When I was 18-19, studying was akin to pulling teeth.</p>


<p>22/23 is young. I know people in their 30's who have gone back to get their degrees. Giving up on school because you aren't at the minimum age possible to graduate with your bachelors is a little ridiculous. I started college at 21 and transferring now at 24. Don't give up!</p>

<p>James, Andy, I totally agree with this. Yes, I was a "troubled" child and my high school GPA was 1.7 before I eventually dropped out to work. I was THAT KID, the one everybody thinks will flame out pretty quickly, which I've grown out of over the years.</p>

<p>I was just telling my boyfriend that this is the absolute perfect time for me to be in school, because I'm no longer on that treadmill to success - I don't feel like I CAN'T leave my industry for a few years, I'm financially solvent because of my savings and because I started cutting away at my debt at around age 28-29 so I could go back to school, and - this is huge - I have done all the partying I've ever wanted to do so now I can pass on the weekend binge drinking and attendant hangover, knowing that I'm not missing a damn thing (and plus I don't want to be that weird old lady) and that gives me a lot more time to study. And I LIKE studying now. </p>

<p>Of course I may be singing a different tune three years into my PhD program when I'm ready to go back to reporting full time :)</p>

<p>So check this out, turns on I got one C and one D (versus 2 D's).. Not that it makes any difference. Which throws my semester gpa into a 1.47-1.5 and overall gpa to a 2.9.</p>

<p>NO chance.</p>