Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's never too late to succeed in college...even if you've dropped out

Some people might think failing college (or even high school) means you're not "college material." Josh's story reminds us that that's simply not true. 

Is there anything you feel like you've failed at in your life? Read Josh's story and let it inspire you to try again. You may surprise yourself.

When Joshua Trader graduated high school in 2004, his parents gave him two choices: go to college or get a full time job.

Joshua spent his growing up years in Sanford, Michigan, watching his parents work very hard for little pay in order to put food on the table for him and his five siblings.

Joshua loved and appreciated his parents’ struggles, but he didn’t want to repeat them, and thought college would be the answer: “I wasn’t excited about college, but I thought it would be better than work.”

Halfway through his first semester at the nearby Delta College, Joshua became bored. Driving 35 minutes to campus, sitting through hours of classes, and then driving back home began to hold little reward for him.

“It got old really quick,” he says of his routine. “I had no motivation, no real reason for college; I just thought it would be the better choice.” The lack of interest showed in his grades; he was failing. Read the rest of the article on the Pearson Students Blog. 

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