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It's Not an Easy Decision

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 2013) Permanent link   All Posts
 Jessica Ward Sitting here at my computer, I cannot believe last year I had no clue about where I would be today. Early action deadlines were all passed and I had applied to zero schools. I was looking around, but every school is so different, that they all blended together and not knowing what I wanted to study made it worse. There were so many different options and so many questions.

Looking at all that, not only am I glad it’s over, but glad chose the Academy. Whether you are a freshman or senior, sometimes it is difficult to separate what matters now, what matters in college, and what matters for the future. And in a way, all three factor into what college you chose. Lectures go on about finding the right college. I attended them and still ended up clueless. They state what to look for, focusing on cost, location, majors, size, everything good and important, but they don’t mention how the place affects you. It’s character. College is a life experience. Everyone emerges changed. And you have to ask yourself who do I want to be, what does the world have to offer me, what will change me into something I can be proud of. For many people this is not found in a military academy, but for others it is. It’s not an easy decision, but it is definitely one to consider.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me: Jessica.T.Ward@uscga.edu.

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