So I had failed my first year of community college. While this is bad, I know that I can redeem myself. So I plan to come up with ways to not do this or go through this ever again. I know that I have it in me to succeed, but there are things that just have been affecting me before. I am starting to block out personal things lately. I feel as if I should take off a year, so I can get other aspects of my life taken care of. Then come back, and try harder than ever before. I know some people don't go back, and etc. But I on the other hand plan on doing so, so I can have a bright future. I am learning from my mistakes, and take full responsibility for my actions. Would this be a smart decision?
Most Helpful Guy
Yes, that's an option. Your head should be in the right place when you go to school. Very often people go to college when they just aren't ready for it. That's the main reason why the dropout rate is so high (more than 50% at some schools / programs).
I think for a lot of people, maybe most, it's better to wait before going to college. Older students tend to have a much better idea why they are there, why they are taking their particular major, and their overall direction in life. I've heard this from college professors a LOT. They also say that students who pay their own way do much better.
Another option you might consider is taking part time classes in the evening.
I don't know if it's the "right" thing for you to do. But it's certainly a legitimate option.1
Most Helpful Girl
You are a very snart girl and yes that is the best decision.
I failed my first yr of community college as well, not because I was dull but because I wasn't settled, I was still in the highschool phase and was not too serious. I decided to apply back the next yr, (thankfully my principal cut all my costs in half) and I did exceptionally well. I made to second yr and graduated with my diploma. I am not working on getting an associate degree. Everyone doesn't travel at the same speed, some start sooner and some later.2