The first thing I think about when I hear the word “college” is success. Sometimes I know I tend to give up in school but I think of being successful and reaching my dreams. As a child I had a lot of dreams. I put all my dreams together and I picked the one I wanted to follow the most, if I didn’t achieve my goal or follow my dream, I would always have a backup career just in case. I grew up thinking that I would automatically get into college. I had a motive until I actually had to take the heat and use my brain. I reached the age of twelve and I knew what dream I wanted to follow. I forgot all about the backup dreams and careers. Basketball was my true passion.
I tried harder later on, when I finally knew what I needed to do. Get my grades up. I tried my hardest to get them up but I found that I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was. I thought I was basically doing all that work for nothing. Like what is the point anyways? It wasn’t worth it I thought. Basketball wasn’t. My future wasn’t. Success? Nothing to me at the time. About a year later, I got back on the right track, but basketball was nowhere in my mind. I lost it. I thought I did. Maybe, it was too late..? But it had only been a year. Students who pay for school themselves are more likely to dropout due to financial issues that those who get help from their families, according to a survey conducted by Public Agenda reported by the New York Times. Many students are faced with the reality that they may not graduate on time, due to class scheduling, changing majors and other factors. The survey shows that 2.8 million new students enroll in higher education every year. Of this number, only one in five students who enroll in an associate's degree program graduate in three years, and two in five who enroll in a four-year plan graduate in six years. Students who face paying for tuition themselves may not be able to afford the tuition for extra years