I have a full four-year scholarship to college. I took so many extra credits in H.S. that I can graduate college in three years instead of four (if I want to).
I am now in my second year of college and it's time to decide what I want to do. My boyfriend lives overseas and if I graduate early I could go be with him sooner. I would then attend grad school overseas, since it's cheaper than in America (that is a huge incentive). I am on my own financially, so I would have to work for one year before starting grad school.
My parents feel that I should just take my time and do the full four years of college, since it's a free scholarship. But my heart is telling me to get back to my boyfriend as soon as I can. I know this is supposed to be the best time of my life, but staying an entire year in college when it's not necessary would torture me.
What should I do?
I think you should listen to your parents. Being in school now is the best time of your life and if you hurry through with it and run to this boyfriend you will eventually be very sorry. Take as many courses that interest you - fulfill your requirements for your degree and at the end of the four years you will be very happy.
I had a sister who did what you are planning and in later years when she needed that diploma to move ahead - it was gone and so was the boyfriend. BUT she found a better one. I'm sure you will be happy and you can always travel when you have that education down pat.
Try it -- you'll like it.
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