Most Exciting Time in My Life

Topics: Education, University, Student Pages: 2 (600 words) Published: April 25, 2013
most exciting time in my life

It was August of 2007 and it was the most exciting time in my life. And I’m saying this taking into consideration that I had been in a car accident six months earlier, it caused me physical disabilities but my will was stronger than ever. I was about to enter college with an intent to change my career choice; and for the first time ever I was hopeful about my future.  As soon as I was done with registration and found my way out of the financial aid office, I was referred to Student Support Services. They offered me free tutoring, test-taking alternatives, note-takers and advisors.  I was also offered help with transportation because of my disability, free bus and train transfers, doctor referrals and disability advocates.  At first, I have to say I felt as if this was a bit excessive. However, by the end of my second year I have used all of these services, but most of all  tutoring. I struggled with the math assessment exit exam my first semester after finishing a remedial math class.  I failed and was on the edge of really giving up on college altogether.  I was frustrated about failing yet, more than that, I was dealing with my ego and with feeling of not fitting in.  In high school, math had never been my strong point ,except, I was more focused as an university student. Nevertheless, it felt as if I could not prove this, because I did not pass my exit exam.  I had advisors that offered me support through affirmation and an open-door policy to their office, it is because of their support I was persistent with my goals.  I was offered two options:  to register for a refresher course or register for the remedial course again and try to finding out where I went wrong.  Sean, my advisor from Student Support Services, suggested the refresher course since I had done so well in the class itself.  The refresher course was during winter break, even thou I registered for it and the exam again I did not have my hopes up.   I was relieved...
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