Transfer Students Share The Real Reason They Noped Out Of A College
Transfer Students Share The Real Reason They Noped Out Of A College[rebelmouse-image 18348812 is_animated_gif=
College is rough and expensive, and definitely not for everyone. Skills and connections can lead to a career in different ways than a degree, and sometimes the stress and debt are too much, despite the social education and experiences college can provide.
Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.
Gotta keep those grades up, which ain't easy.[rebelmouse-image 18361501 is_animated_gif=
An academic suspension was the catalyst.
Taking time off between high school and college can be really beneficial.[rebelmouse-image 18361502 is_animated_gif=
I had a professor suggest it. She told me some kids go to college right after high school because they think that's just what they're supposed to do. Some kids need a bit of time after high school before they are ready.
I dropped my next semester and started working. A couple years later I went back and ultimately finished my degree.
There are benefits to having a degree beyond its ability to land you a specific job. But majoring in what you love is no guarantee anymore.[rebelmouse-image 18361503 is_animated_gif=
The moment I realized that as an English major who doesn't want to be a teacher, I'd be in the same position regardless of whether or not I graduated but in one scenario I'm in thousands of dollars of debt.
Learning a trade is essential for the today's and tomorrow's economy, and can save you tons of money. Who knows where it will lead you?[rebelmouse-image 18361504 is_animated_gif=
Was a student-athlete (track/cross country) my first year. Less than two weeks before my second year started coach informed me he was cutting me from the team to make room for his daughter who ended up dropping out of every race and almost every workout. It drove me crazy and I decided to take a break from school for a few years. Ended up doing a three-month dental assisting school with an internship and I don't have any student loan debt. It all worked out for the better.
Being miserable is never worth it.[rebelmouse-image 18361505 is_animated_gif=
Realized that crying on the way to school is a sign that I should find a different one.
Not all jobs require a degree; if you have the skills and connections, use them.[rebelmouse-image 18361506 is_animated_gif=
I left because I had the connections I needed to get a job and the commute was driving me insane, quite literally.
Follow your instincts, just make sure you have a backup plan in place.[rebelmouse-image 18349582 is_animated_gif=
I was driving there one day, and decided I didn't want to go to school anymore.
You don't need to drown in debt to get a quality degree.[rebelmouse-image 18361508 is_animated_gif=
I realized the school wasn't worth me graduating with 100k in debt. Switched to a state school and now debt free :)
That a teacher would knowingly ruin a student's scholarship is really sad.[rebelmouse-image 18360536 is_animated_gif=
Had a GPA based scholarship to a pretty good college. 4th semester in I was taking a freshman-level statistics class. I basically slept through every class, while acing all of her tests. Not surprisingly, she didn't like me. Long story short, at the end of the semester she tells me I am going to fail for not turning in any homework assignments. That was a lie. I did all of the homework. I tore my dorm up looking for some of the graded homework papers she handed back to me. Only found a couple because it was an intro class and I didn't think much about keeping them. Showed them to her, but of course, she didn't see it as proof she was lying about the rest, only that she "must have forgotten to write these ones in as completed" in her grade book. Got a perfect on her final and passed with a C. But that grade kicked me out of my scholarship.
Tldr: Teacher lied about my grade, took away my scholarship.
Edit: Wow, I guess I should update you guys on what ended up happening. I tried convincing her that the homework should not have mattered so much since I aced every test. She didn't care. I went to my counselor. He said without more proof, they couldn't punish her. I tried the head of the business department, got denied there, too. Should also mention that she was a terrible teacher and would have never switched from middle school teacher to college professor, had she not been the dean's wife.
I never completed my degree. Without my scholarship(among other personal things) I had to find a full-time job.
Colleges not accepting credit happens often, and it's all about the money.[rebelmouse-image 18361509 is_animated_gif=
Went on my year abroad to Barcelona, aced all my exams. Came back, did exams at my local uni. Turns out the Barcelona uni forgot to put through my grades from there and I had 9 zeros on my report card. Was already mentally unstable and suffered on top of that from Erasmus-homesickness - as we like to call it. Just had a complete breakdown and didn't leave my house for 3 years.
Finally started taking control of my life by losing weight and found the courage to find a job. Been working this job 2.5 years and became against all odds one of the best agents there, gave me the confidence and courage to finish the last 5 classes and next year my thesis and I will have my diploma and have been maintaining a healthy BMI for over 3 years. Reconnected with a bunch of my friends from uni and doing Hella well for myself all things considered.
This is the downside to pay-for-play college - it's not always about being smart.[rebelmouse-image 18361510 is_animated_gif=
Classes spent more time on the stupid people than on the other 95% people. We were still spending most of the time on stuff we've learned in the first two weeks when we were two months into the course.
Spider infestation? Nope, I'm out.[rebelmouse-image 18361511 is_animated_gif=
The dorm rooms in my first university were absolutely infested with giant spiders that crawled over me as I was in bed.
Sometimes our desired majors turn out to be really boring, and it takes a toll.[rebelmouse-image 18361512 is_animated_gif=
Was going to get 4 year in computer science mostly because it pays and I was alright at it. After about a year every assignment was just so stressful and boring and I would just hate everything about. I never enjoyed it at all and kept telling myself I just needed to finish because I started it and it'll be over until I realized once I finish that's when it begins. Didn't wanna do something I hate for the rest of my life so I quit and now work with plants and am using some of the computer science skills to make a website I'll hopefully be able to make most of my money off eventually so I can continue doing whatever I want.
Sorry students, we're out of business.[rebelmouse-image 18361513 is_animated_gif=
Tuition + room and board + textbooks + more - it's crazy.[rebelmouse-image 18350982 is_animated_gif=
The thousands of dollars I had to pay on top of the student loans. Universities prey on high school students, man. Also, never go straight to a private University. Get your basics in a community college first. If I had, the private University wouldn't have even been offering tuition anymore and I would have dodged a bullet.
Sorry kids, you need to sit there and sweat.[rebelmouse-image 18361514 is_animated_gif=
The "no shorts in class" rule.
Doesn't every student deserve to pursue their dreams, regardless of their parents' finances?[rebelmouse-image 18361515 is_animated_gif=
Wanted to go to grad school for psychology and become a therapist. But my family's financial situation was quite poor and I don't have very responsible parents. I could only afford one class per semester and I just felt like it wasn't the right moment. So I decided to postpone college, it was too depressing for me to watch my family fall apart and I couldn't just leave them I was worried my family's problems would worsen if I left.
You can always count on revisionist history to be racist - it's not acceptable coming from a teacher.[rebelmouse-image 18360394 is_animated_gif=
I had a history teacher refuse to grade my assignment on "why we no longer have Christopher Columbus Day".
I said it was due to the Native American movement back in the seventies which literally went to the UN and started Indigenous Peoples Day.
He said "nope, no one was paying attention back then" which is straight up bullsh_t.
So I talked to people who wrote on such subjects and ended up talking to the people that were involved, the actual people who started the holiday which is replacing Columbus day... they told me I was correct and my teacher was full of sh_t.
I sent him their emails, and he still wouldn't admit his mistake. He was willfully and deliberately committing historical revisionism and destroying the achievements of people who are still alive or barely in the ground.
After years of having racist teachers making up excuses to refuse to grade my work, I had enough.
There must be more to this story, and it certainly justifies noping out.[rebelmouse-image 18361516 is_animated_gif=
My roommate tried to kill me.
Most people can be very guarded because of their vulnerabilities, even if you think you know them really well.
These disconcerting memories or character traits are better left undisclosed, for they can be painful for individuals to revisit or acknowledge.
On the other hand, opening up about these disturbing facts can also be therapeutic as long as they are revealed anonymously.
And the opportunity for strangers online to unburden themselves arose when Redditor _Lord_Infamous asked:
"What is a scary, unsettling fact about you?"
Certain facts about these Redditors are perplexing.
"I do not actually remember a decent chunk of my life, whenever I talk about most of my childhood I use words that leave room for mistakes and am generally using memories and ideas I've compiled from hearing other people say things about me."
"There is actually a large chunks of facts about myself that I only think I know, and don't have personal confirmation of."
Dead Or Alive
"I’m convinced with no evidence that my father is still alive and that my whole family is lying to me. I logically know he is not. But every knock on the door I open half expecting my father. Could be something to work through … but it’s not really affecting me day to day. My grandfather died and I thought I would feel the same way. Nope. He is dead and I miss him but he is dead."
Warning: Self-Harm Trigger
"Growing up I had a recurring nightmare set in my grandparents backyard looking at the back of their house. There was just something 'off' about the house. Something mildly sinister. I dreamt this over and over, many times over the years."
"In 2018, my dad (who now owned the house) went into the backyard to that spot and killed himself."
"I haven’t had the backyard dream since."
Nightmares Come True
"I had a recurring super vivid intense dream at like 4.... my uncle was chasing us around a labyrinth with a large knife... trying to kill me and my grandmother. 25 or so years later the same uncle (complete paranoid delusional schizophrenic) murders my grandmother at her condo... with the very nice chef knife I bought her for Christmas the year before..."
"Less scary and more shocking, but when I was 9 years old I survived a home invasion where I was shot 6 times. I played dead on the floor until the man left and called 911 and in my adrenaline rush I thought they couldn't find my house so I crawled with my left are swinging the wrong way and my right leg limp from nerve damage, all the way to the front door when he broke in from the back of the house."
"I lived with only my mother who unfortunately didn't survive. I vividly remember picking out the guy in a photo line up while recovering in the ICU."
"I am very lucky to have kept my left arm, I have 32 pins and screws to make up for my shattered elbow. My left leg has permanent nerve damage and I now have 'drop foot'. Despite my physical injuries and PTSD, I am doing very well."
We are not all born the same.
"I'm one of the lucky few with the CCR5-delta-32 mutation. Why is that relevant? It makes me immune to HIV and a handful of other pathogens, most notably the Bubonic Plague."
"I have 2 lenses in my right eye, so it focuses like binoculars. My doctor wrote a paper about it. Mostly blinded as a baby in my left eye. Dr suspected my right lense split then healed as 2 distinct lenses. Better than 20/20 in my right eye."
"When I was born, I was so premature that my dad, who had quite dainty piano fingers, could slide his wedding ring up my arm to my shoulder. (I weighed 2 lbs, born at 27 weeks)."
"I had 6 toes on each foot at birth and got them cut off you can see the place they cut them at."
People live with the unfortunate risk that their lives can be cut short at any given moment.
Ticking Time Bomb
"I have an enlarged aortic root. It's very unlikely, but it could spontaneously rupture leading to the medical term adjusts glasses... 'instantaneous death'. I would pass out, bleed to death, and then fall over. Dead before hitting the ground. And it could happen at any time. My wife is very uncomfortable thinking about it lol."
For The Sake Of Survival
"my immune system backfired and tried to murder me and almost succeeded. I now have to take multiple injections every single day all day or i'll die a painful death within a week."
"Just trying to write diabetes in the most bad-a** way."
A friend of mine once told me that the name I've known him by was not his real name.
He had gone by an alias, which everyone at work assumed was his actual name, to protect himself and his identity after he had been violently hunted down, stalked and threatened for his life for witnessing a murder.
The suspects involved were eventually caught and locked away for good.
I don't remember all the other details about the traumatizing incident because I was completely stupefied.
If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
We never leave two movies feeling the same way.
In some cases, we are so moved by what we just saw, that we are sobbing so loudly, we're getting concerned looks from our fellow moviegoers.
In other cases, we waste no time in leaving, as we have just spent two hours or so of our lives we'll never get back again watching something which could have been made by second graders.
And then, there are the times when we leave the theatre, and all we can think is, "what the f*ck?"
Not necessarily because it was bad, but because we can't process exactly what we just saw.
It could be something we can appreciate more over time, with repeat viewings... how many views did it take you to fully understand Inception? Be honest!
Or, we are befuddled beyond words as to how such an inane, amateurish creation ever saw the light of day.
"What is your "WTF did I just watch?" movie?"
Dystopian Doesn't Even Begin To Describe It
"You have a certain time to become married and if you fail to find a spouse you get sent to an asylum where you must find a spouse from among the other singles."
"If you again fail to find a partner, you must choose which animal you want to be turned into, and then they turn you into that animal."- Leemage
Chloë Sevigny Knows How To Pick Them...
A Podcaster's Worst Nightmare
With A Title Like That...
"Antichrist."- EwoksEwoksEwoksWillem Dafoe Smile GIFGiphy
Only 67 Minutes... But Plenty Of Gore
"Tetsuo the Ironman (would very strongly not recommend for people with weak stomachs)."- PeruvianPolarbear14
A Homicidal Car Tire... Yes You Read That Correctly...
Beyond Love, Beyond Death...
Glad It Didn't Disappoint... I Guess?
"Salo, or 120 days of Sodom."
"Granted, I had a phase where I was purposely looking for disturbing movies and this one sure didn't disappoint."- Reddit
Was The Title An Actual Apology?
"Sorry to bother you."- kappaidan
Darren Aronofsky At His Strangest...
"Mother."- dank-yharnam-nugsjennifer lawrence mother movie GIF by mother!Giphy
Meet The Parents gone wrong...
"I'm Thinking of Ending Things."- Vandalatwork
Charlie Kaufman Strikes Again!
"Being John Malkovich."- getlough
Not The Kind You're Thinking Of...
"Teeth."- timyorbaHappy Dance GIF by benjamin lemoineGiphy
One thing that can be said about all these movies, those who see them will never forget them.
Which may or may not be a good thing...
Now, which film should we add to this list?
Franklin D. Roosevelt once famously said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Words of encouragement to all Americans during his inaugural address, as America was in the midst of the great depression, with countless people having lost their jobs, their homes, and even their will to live.
While America did, indeed, bounce back, it hasn't stopped people from constantly living in fear.
Sadly, we're not talking about unfounded fears, such as ghosts or superstitions.
Unfortunately, there is plenty to be afraid of in this world, and horrifying evidence to prove it.
"What is a fact that scares you?"
"That something like close to half of murders reported in the US are never solved."
"That’s just of the reported ones."- YAYtersalad
It Could Happen To Anyone
"Any day, you could have a stroke and lose all your autonomy and become as dependant as a baby."- FrenchMaisNon
"That any of us could have a brain aneurysm right now and not even know it's coming."- becomingNope
Just The Way Things Work
"The number of people older than me will never increase."- Vinny_Lam
At Least You Wouldn't Feel It?
"For some reason, the fact that you poop/pee yourself when you die."
"I know that it won’t matter because I’ll be dead, anyway, but I’ve always been weirded out by that."- EllieK24601
Cherish Your Time Together
"That my parents and grandparents are slowly getting older and it's just a matter of time before I start losing them all one by one and there's nothing I can do about it."- Kysman95
When Nothing Ever Seems To Be Alright...
"I logically know I am fine, but my anxiety won’t let me accept that."- HotSpicedChai
Next Time you Think About Putting It Out There To The Universe...
"That outside of our planet, zero of our achievements/history/language/currency matters."
'It can all be erased in a second and there would be no knowledge of us ever existing in the first place to anyone else in the universe."
"We are meaningless outside of this sphere."- EmergencyNoodlePack
It Really Doesn't Seem That Long
"We only live for about 4,000 weeks."-_Light_The_Way
"That Dopplegangers exist."
"They say that there are at least a couple people in the world that look exactly like you without being blood related and I met mine."
"He was a f*cking criminal and got into trouble so many times with the law that I myself had been mistaken for him three times."
"The only difference was me having sleeves."
"My tattoos saved me from being mistaken for him."
"I was brought in and put in a lineup, and she said herself, 'that looks like him, but he doesn’t have a single tattoo'."
"4 hours later they found him and the sheriff’s department was dumbfounded that we weren’t twins."
"Like looking in a mirror."
"I was released, and a more than needed apology was given by the chief of police and arresting officer."- TinyoneT33
They Need Something To Keep Them Going
"The most well-educated and intelligent people are also those most afflicted with issues like despair, depression, and existential crises."
"Reality is a nightmare of horrors lying just beneath the surface, and the more aware of how things really work you are the more truly miserable you are, generally."- Emperor_Cartagia
It Could Be Comforting?
"When I die, I will be able to hear what people are saying, my last bit of brain activity will be processing those words or sounds and they will be echoed into my forever dream."
"Hope nobody says anything f*cked up.
"According to recent studies, auditory stimulus is the last sense to be lost, it's anticipated that people actually listen long enough to hear they’re pronounced dead."- TheUpsideDownWorlds·
Where Does The Time Go?
"The fact that the past 10 years of my life have flown by, and it means I got about a decade before I become the same age as my parents when I was born."
"Meaning that I’m just slowly going to age till it’s time for me to pass."
"And I still don’t even know why I’m living or what I want to do, or even feel like I’m happy."- Unhookingsnow6
"I've lived over half my life already."- Lucky-11
It's hard not to be scared by any or all of these facts.
But being afraid of just about anything almost never does anyone any good, as there is also plenty in this world to be hopeful and optimistic about.
As famously quipped in Baz Luhrmann's classic Strictly Ballroom, "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
Every generation has its own trends.
As a millennial, I’ll be the first to admit we had our fair share of silly or stupid trends.
Remember the cinnamon challenge? Or all the Harlem Shake videos? We were not the brightest crayons in the box.
Girls wore only skinny jeans, boys adopted Justin Beiber’s side-swept haircut, and we spent more time on YouTube than any other social media site.
Those who belong to Generation Z think we were pretty stupid too, but everyone else thinks Gen Z have their fair share of weird trends. Tide pods, anyone?
If we turn to Reddit, those Gen Z trends can be easily identified.
Curious to find out more, Redditor Distinct_Bee_4580 asked:
“What’s a trend among Gen Zs you find weird?”
"Documenting themselves committing crimes then posting them to social media."
"was at a (car) accident reconstruction engineering office this summer and a 20 ish yo guy drove of the edge of the road and died and his snap story from the night was a video of his speedometer at 100+ in the dark in the rain and he was bragging that he was going fast (and also drunk)"
Look How Stupid I Am!
"They film EVERYTHING"
"I went out drinking with a mixed age group. We got silly drunk, and had a good time. A few months later, one of the younger girls posted a "hilarous" video of me blackout drunk and acting stupid. Nothing illegal, just embarrassing. It was horrifying. Like, why would you video someone that vulnerable, and then put it out in public? Like, what other videos did they take? She took it down, but didn't understand at all why I was so angry at her - because "she posted dumber sh*t of herself all the time!""
"Never again. I'll just stick with my older friends who know not to film anyone doing stupid sh*t."
"this. gen z getting themselves fired from work over tiktoks is such a common occurrence."
"Gen Z here. Romanticization of mental illness or crime."
"fr it’s embarrassing because they treat it like it’s a competition or something quirky like… no it’s not? stop making your mental illnesses your only personality traits"
Evolution Of Hair
"Brocoli haircut. Will definitely age like milk"
"Ahh the “Meet me at mcdonald's haircut”, no seriously that’s it name, you can google it"
Like e.e. cummings
"Finally I can ask this. Why do a large amount of gen Z's not use capital letters? Is capitalization going the way of cursive writing?"
"It's probably because of texting. Over time, texting with capitalized letters became seen as too formal, and people began to intentionally remove capitalization to seem more laid-back and informal."
"Millennial here and a lot of people my age used to not use capital letters either in our early twenties. Might be regional, might just be a general "trying hard to appear chill" kind of thing"
Use A Dictionary
"Saying gaslighting every f*cking day with no comprehension of the word."
"I know what it means stop gaslighting me"
Here's My Life Story
"Oversharing personal struggles, overdramatizing common anxieties/struggles, and flaunting "going to therapy" to the point where it's clearly a means of seeking attention and staying relevant."
"On a related note, since I see it on dating apps all the time, when every other bio puts "going to therapy" as a green flag. Like yeah, that should be normalized, but mental health practices are turning into a new form of virtue signaling."
"Bothering people just trying to go about their day in the name of "pranking.""
"I've seen one that regularly goes into a store like Home Depot and pretends to be an employee and then films the real employees who seem to be going a little overboard in their reactions; but I'm just like this poor guy is just trying to get through his workday without this bullsh*t."
"I just saw a man was getting charges pressed against him for attacking a kid that was "pretending to steal his luggage as a prank." The 'prankee' grabbed the kid by the hair and probably did go a little overboard but the number of comments I saw defending the kid amazed me. JUST LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE!!"
Feel The Beat
"Stupid Tik tok dances"
"At least they're getting some exercise"
"Trying to “cancel” singers/rappers/actors for things they said 30 years ago when social norms were different"
"Gen z is the most pretentious moralistic and puritanical gen since maybe the lost gen"
The Capacity To Care
"For me it’s the insinuation that I’m supposed to care about every problem/issue in the world. It’s not realistic- we as humans don’t have the emotional bandwidth to care or even keep track of all the issues in todays world. Social media is constantly bombarding these kids with the most recent catastrophe and everyone is expected to be an activist for it until the news cycle breaks. Pick an issue you’re passionate about and do something, but letting every atrocity in the world affect your emotional state is counter-productive and makes you feel like the boot is against your neck at all times"
"My opinion is that this contributes to the rise of mental health issues like depression-"
Let People Be Who They Are
"Queer discourse. Not in general, but the way I see now. People fighting each other over Pronouns, attacking each other because they don't believe someone else should go by the label they use."
"It feels like the LGBTQ community is running around in circles, nibbling at its tail and not realising its bleeding to death."
Cause And Effect
"For me it's claiming everything as abuse..."
"*got punished for doing or not doing something they were told/asked to do or not do a thousand times... gets punished... that's abuse... wtf... actions and inaction have consequences... Don't want the consequence then don't do or do what I asked/ told you to do or not do... It was that simple when I was growing up..."
The Internet Can't Help You
"As a gen-z myself, I'm also confused on why everything has to be posted on social media:"
""OMG I'm gonna die 😭😭😭""
""He made it into my house 😭😒🥺🥺""
""Idk what I should do now 😔😔😟😭😓""
"So you decided to post about it on social media rather then calling the police or ANYONE ELSE FOR HELP?"
"Or the other way around"
""Look what a fun life I have, I'm here on the mountains with my entire family" nobody is home for 2 weeks pls come rob me"
"They are really the first generation with the capability to do that easily. They’re like the oldest siblings who makes all the mistakes so the younger ones can learn from it. I salute their sacrifice."
Do you have any trends to add? Let us know in the comments below!