When I was in high school, college felt like this mystical, far-off and lofty experience.
And to be fair, I didn’t exactly twiddle my thumbs while I was there. In retrospect it might just end up being the most densely-packed period of my entire life, full of all kinds of experiences, most of which I don’t even regret.
Even so, it definitely did not fulfill the sort of vision I had going into it, as the people behind these posts understand.
20. Do the math
This is me but after college.
In highschool I woke up at 6 am, went to classes for 7 hours, went straight to track practice and ran 8 miles, then went home and did homework without taking a nap..in college I can't even take a shower without needing a nap
— Beer Pressure Game (@beerpressureco) November 28, 2017
19. Assistant to the regional teacher
There will be plenty of time for binging when you’re older.
College students be failing intro classes but still be making time to rewatch The Office for the 3rd time…. mf you worried about the wrong office hours
— meena (@tameandpaula13) January 15, 2020
18. Skip me
I will be older by then, I will be wiser.
I skip questions on test like some how I’m gonna be a different person when I come back to them.??
— Cole Walters Schaler (@cole_schaler) August 28, 2018
17. Getting to know you
Is this still true in the age of social media?
Is there even such a thing as a private life anymore?
half of college professors are like “you can know nothing about me except my name” and the other half are like “and that’s why my wife left me! anyway what’s up with y’all”
— lesbian mothman (@verysmallriver) November 1, 2018
16. Dream on
Oh, honey. Sit down. Let’s chat.
The girl next to me is talking on the phone and says “my first day of classes as a freshman is over, isn’t it crazy that in just 4 years I’ll be working at my dream job” ….should I tell her?
— Lexi (@alexuslemasters) August 14, 2018
15. Lowered expectations
Me in HS: Yea I’m involved in 16 clubs, I have a 4.0, and I’m on 4 sports teams.
Me in College: So good news, I’m passing
— College Student (@ColIegeStudent) December 10, 2018
14. The final lap
That bit is a special kind of cruelty.
going to school inbetween thanksgiving and christmas break feels like the last lap in mario kart where the music is all fast and gets really stressful
— hannah (@HANNAHFALLSHAND) November 26, 2018
13. Can’t wait!
The best part of waking up, is probably not this.
To the high school seniors who can’t wait for college, I just want you to know I stirred my coffee with a pair of scissors this morning.
— elizabeth dugan (@eliza__best) April 2, 2019
12. That dorm aesthetic
“Technically we could get kicked out for even drinking in here, but I think I’ll proudly display these trophies in my window anyway.”
to whoever needed to see this:
throw away your empty liquor bottles, they’re not decor
— demon queen of tyranny (@_zodiaccat) January 20, 2019
11. Coffee is more important than anything else
And it will always make you late.
Yesterday a girl walked into class with an iced coffee and my prof told her she couldn’t have it so she just walked out and never came back and I can’t stop thinking about it
— Rachel Walters (@rachelhelenw) January 31, 2019
10. Group projects are still awful
There will always be only one person in the group who cares. Pray that person is not you.
Welcome to college. Where every single person is smarter than you except for the 3 people in your group project.
— Casey Wright ☀️ (@WrightToLife) October 11, 2018
9. It’s mostly self-teaching
The thing you’re really paying for is enforced deadlines to learn things by.
“How do you describe college?”
I’m teaching myself a class that I’m paying for
— Frosty (@Alex_Welch88) October 7, 2018
8. There’s no parking
Campuses that are not in big cities pretend they have city transit for some reason and it makes no sense.
STOP ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO GO TO COLLEGE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PARKING
— Austin Sawyer (@_austinsawyer) August 29, 2017
7. You won’t find anything in your first semester
By year three you’ll discover a room with a pool table you never knew existed.
How do people find their soul mate in the first 2 months of college it took me 4 months just to find the administration building
— Julia (@julliiab) January 21, 2016
6. Nobody cares about your ACT score
Your mom is proud and that’s literally it.
some kid in the library is bragging loudly about how he got a 35 on the ACT well sir I signed up for the ACT but forgot I did and missed the test and we still ended up at the same school how does that make you feel
— s*d (@06fordexplorer) March 3, 2019
5. You will experience post-skip depression
You build yourself up telling yourself it’s fine and in fact good to skip, then the guilt hits.
Y’all ever skip a class and then have the post skip class depression? Like damn I should’ve just went
— Flαcκo (@FlawlessArmani) November 20, 2018
4. Your standards will change
Because you’ll realize it doesn’t matter a heck of a lot.
My first college test I got a 68 and actually cried in the classroom.
Today I got a 52 on an exam and I took myself out for chicken tenders
— gabbi (@thisbegrm) October 26, 2017
3. You will have a favorite seat
And it will get weird when you can’t nab it.
High school: "assigned seating is so stupid"
College: "why is he sitting in my seat? That's my seat… I sit there everyday"
— College Student (@ColIegeStudent) January 15, 2019
2. It’s a train wreck
Things like this will just happen and there will be no accounting for them.
1. Teachers aren’t supposed to be enemies
Any that present themselves that way are doing it wrong.
College is a wild time. To anyone heading there, I hope you have the time of your life.
What was your college experience like / what are you expecting it to be?
Tell us about it in the comments.