6 months ago
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Whether or not I should go out of state?

Hi, I am a junior in high school and I was debating the fact if I should go out of state or not. I live in the Midwest where I feel nothing happens around here. I would like to be at least 4-5 hours away but my parents keep reassuring me that I should apply somewhere close. However, I feel that I need to get out of this state immediately and experience something new rather than being surrounded by cornfields. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you.

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@martyywelch6 months ago

To me, it sounds like you want to get out of your state. As long as you can afford tuition, I say go for it. But if you’re still on the fence, try applying to a couple in state schools as well to balance it out! Overall, do what your heart desires because you’re going to have to spend the next 4 years wherever you decide to attend… not your parents!

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6 months ago

Go wherever you want to go, not where your parents want you to go, and follow your gut. College is one of the most crucial parts of your life in shaping who you are as a person. If you feel that it would be good for you to go out of state, I say go for it!

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