My senior year schedule is packed full with classes relating to my major. I am excited for this school year, but also nervous for what the future holds. Anyways, here is my schedule:
Fall Semester: Intro to Robotics/Coding, Psychology, Accounting 2 and Public Speaking
Spring Semester: Fantasy/Creative Writing, Government/Economics and DDP
When I found out the day of my graduation, I immediately called the admissions officer at the local community college that I want to attend. After a few minutes, he returned my call and said that I would be able to attend college in the Spring semester, but I would not be able to receive financial aid because I would be graduating early. When I found that out, I knew that I would not be graduating this January. I am not upset about it, but I am not pleased with my guidance counselor who never told me that I would not be able to receive FAFSA. I am looking at this as my guardian angel looking out for me. I believe everything happens for a reason so there must be a reason as to why this could not work out. I am, however, looking forward to my senior year memories like prom, the senior breakfast, the senior musical, etc. I do feel a little at ease now because I am no longer rushing into college. This setback could be a wonderful thing for me.
Today I went to the community college that I want to attend to figure out if I will be able to attend college in the Spring Semester while I am finishing my senior year in January. Long story short, no one knows yet. The officer told me to contact my high school to figure out the date in which I am graduating to see if finishing up high school and beginning college won’t overlap for a long amount of time. I believe I am in the clear if I will be attending both for about a week, but things get more complicated if it is any longer than that. He discussed the possibility of me finishing earlier by a few days if we do run into that problem. The officer also gave me an application and some FAFSA related things. I filled out the application today in the hopes that I will be able to send it out tomorrow if I get an okay from him on the whole attending high school and college at the same time situation. It was so strange to be on the campus at the same time as the college students. Growing up is kind of scary.
This year, I will be graduating from high school a semester early with an advanced diploma. I plan on attending a local community college online and majoring in business administration. Once I finish my two years there, I plan on transferring to Binghamton University or Mansfield University where I will receive my bachelor of business administration. After graduation, I would love to move to Pennsylvania and open up my own Inn. This is just a little insight of my post-graduation plans. I do not have everything figured out, but that is okay because I love the spontaneity of it all.
I never thought the words, “I’m graduating early”, would ever come out of my mouth. Today I visited with my guidance counselor to discuss my senior year schedule, only to come to the realization that it will be packed full with a bunch “filler classes” because I only need 3 more credits to receive my advanced diploma. When I returned home, I sent my guidance counselor an email asking about the possibility of me graduating a semester early in January. Next week, I am meeting with him to get everything finalized. Since I will be graduating early, that means everything will be pushed ahead. Applying to college, attending college, applying for financial aid, graduating from high school, etc. When I think of leaving a semester early, I feel excited. I will be creating a series on this blog about graduating early and applying to college. I do not know what I will call it yet, but you will find out shortly.