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Feeling Unprepared for College | #WeBelongInCollege Stories

Last updated February 25, 2020

These students questioned if they belonged in college because they felt unprepared. Find out how they managed to persist

Karoline’s #WeBelongInCollege

During her senior year in high school, Karoline was told that she needed to pass a standardized geometry test in order to graduate (she had never taken Geometry). When she failed the test, she started to question if she belonged in college. Listen to her story about how she persisted and made it to college!

Sebastian’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

When Sebastian compared his grades and test scores to his peers who were getting into college, he started to question whether he belonged. His family and friends believed in him and thanks to their support, he too came to believe that he does belong in college. 

Tiana’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Tiana lost confidence and came very close to giving up because she was comparing herself to students who were getting into competitive colleges. She decided to stop comparing herself to others. Instead, she reminded herself that she was smart, had great potential, and deserved to go to college just like anyone else. 


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