Boy Meets World : College

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Jack, Rachel, and Eric trying to decide what they wanted to do when they grew up, as they're about to graduate from a university. Isn't that what college is for? Shouldn't they have had majors or something? What degrees are they graduating with then?
Come on!

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It was a ridiculous scene to an even more ridiculous show, in hindsight that is. As you said, they were about to graduate, they would have all had to have declared a major and you certainly don't start thinking about what you are going to do when you are that close.

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mid first semester sophomore year I had to declare my major. and that was elementary teacher.

doctor: you nee to be studying for the mcats in the womb!

Reading the paper can really be depressing. Mr. Dithers fired Dagwood again.

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Looking back on it, that was really strange. Normally, you have to have your major declared by junior year at least.

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I did think it was weird for the time, since it was the 90's and yes, that's exactly how it's supposedto work, but I think it's definitely more common now. A lot of people have no clue what they really want to do so they go to college because that's what you do and, pick a major only to change their mind half a dozen times. Then get out into the real world and realize that some degrees hold no weight or that you can get a degree in one thing and end up doing something completely different. So, I think it's somewhat reasonable.

No one ever majored in anything, we hardly even saw them with books, and the classroom scenes were always core classes that everyone would have to take.

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the thing is I graduated college 1998 and my little rinky dink of a college demanded you to chose a major in the latter part of your first semester sophomore year. I remember it distinctly.

I guess they all had that liberal arts degree... would you like fries with that?

Oh God. Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more.

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Your college probably heavily depended on the federal funding then. They want you to get a degree so they keep getting more funding and be up for more grants. Every school depends on that but some more than others. My school you could dawdle around to your hearts content if you wanted. It was a bigger state university though. That being said they have even cracked down since I left, basically they encourage everyone to take at least 15 hours by encourage they make it beneficial by charging you the same amount of money as 15 hours even if you only take 12.

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hell no! it was a private college who had a lot of alumni support. the room and board was not cheap. they have a lot of students commuting.


they did do scholarships and other financial assistance but the discount was mostly a drop in the bucket. they didn't give any discount for anyone with disabilities -- in fact they charged you more.

they also do the extra semester scam. 'oh dear.. you didn't take enough credits from sophomore year on... you'll have to take an extra semester.'

my father nearly killed me. [not them, me.]


Oh God. Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more.
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