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学生故事:克服在高中时因为缺乏支持而导致上大学困难的障碍

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my school didn't have a college advisor we had counselors um and the idea was that everybody would go to the local Community College or the state school it's not talked about how are you do about sending your application to ten different schools we it's just not a thing when I asked for fee waivers they were like what are you doing I'm like well I'm gonna apply to all these schools and they're like but why so it was also that like I never you weren't looked down upon for wanting to leave but it was definitely no like administrative support to wanting to leave at times I didn't even worry so much about getting it but like whether or not I would even have the opportunity to show these schools that I do deserve to be there um so sometimes I felt even more defeated because it's like wow I have potential but it's not gonna be able to be like I can't show it because I don't know how to and that was even more of a deterrent me to not know that there was no institutional support in place to say yes you can whereas at other schools like at a local I guess like in the suburbs school they had that they had like three college advisors right away at their disposal and we didn't so it came from a lot of informal mentor places from those teachers from my like program directors at my like after-school program as I said go into it so I came through those avenues I'd say and they were the reasons that I was able to come here