This whole dilemma with my father led me to believe that students should be allowed to go to the college of their choice because it will allow them to acquire the best educational experience for themselves. College is a time in one’s life where you are able to move out, leave your comfort zone, and explore a whole new side of your world. It shouldn’t be decided on by your parents or anyone except yourself.
This whole situation started with me applying to college, how boring and exhausting right? Not for me; I was ecstatic about sending my application to colleges so they can look at how great of a student they could have. Doing research about what I wanted to major in and then finding colleges that would give me the best education like Wake Forrest, Columbia, and Furman helped me narrow down my list of eligible colleges. I also applied to schools that I toured that I genuinely liked that had large Biology departments such as the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. The goal I had in mind was to apply to a large variety of scho...
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..., I would be allowed to get an advisor my freshman year and begin to take the right courses, at the right time, from the start. This is a crucial part of my Pre-Med education because if I don’t take a course when it’s offered then there is the possibility that I’ll be forced to push back taking the MCAT, which is the worst case scenario.
This was a continuously developing argument that my mother and I had to fight against my father from January to April, when I finally chose to attend Furman. By that time my mother and I had pretty much prepared him financially and emotionally so fortunately for me, my father approved of Furman. He said it was because it was the utmost reasonable price for the highest quality of education, but we know it was actually because Furman was the closest of my final options and he couldn’t have his little girl going too far away from him.
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